is a former professional tennis
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player from Australia.
Stoltenberg began playing tennis at age ten on an antbed (crushed termite mound) court where his father owned a cotton farm in the Far West (the bush) of New South Wales
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. In 1987, he won the boys' singles title at the Australian Open
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and was ranked the World No. 1 junior player. He turned professional later that year, and reached his first tour singles final in 1989 at Livingston, New Jersey
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Stoltenberg's first top-level title was won in 1993 at Manchester
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. He was also part of the Australian team which finished runners-up in that year's Davis Cup
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, losing in the final to Germany.
Stoltenberg's best performance at a Grand Slam
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event came in 1996, when he reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon before being knocked-out by eventual champion Richard Krajicek
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During his career, Stoltenberg won four top-level singles titles and five doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 19
in singles and No. 23 in doubles. His career prize money totalled US$3,305,212. His last singles title came in 1997 at Coral Springs, Florida
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. He retired from the professional tour in 2001.
Stoltenberg was the coach of Lleyton Hewitt
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from December 2001 until June 2003. He resigned as Hewitt's coach after Hewitt lost to Tommy Robredo
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at the 2003 French Open.
| Grand Slam (0)
| Tennis Masters Cup (0)
| ATP Masters Series (0)
| ATP Tour (4)
||Opponent in the final
|| 21 June 1993
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|| Wally Masur
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| 6–1, 6–3
|| 18 April 1994
|| Birmingham, United States
|| Gabriel Markus
|| 6–3, 6–4
|| 20 May 1996
|| Coral Springs
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|| Chris Woodruff
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| 7–6(4), 2–6, 7–5
|| 12 May 1997
|| Coral Springs, USA
|| Jonas Björkman
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| 6–0, 2–6, 7–5