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Allan Stone (born 14 October 1945) played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s.[1] He was ranked as high as World No. 38 in singles on the ATP Rankings in April 1975.[2]

Allan Stone
Full nameAllan James Stone
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceVictoria, Australia
Born (1945-10-14) 14 October 1945 (age 74)
Launceston, Australia
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1963)
Retired1978
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record165–197 (Open era)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 38 (8 April 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1972)
French Open3R (1968, 1969, 1970)
Wimbledon3R (1977, 1978)
US Open4R (1973)
Doubles
Career record245–159 (Open era)
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 12 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1968, 1977)
WimbledonF (1975)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1968)
WimbledonF (1975)

Stone found the majority of his success on the doubles court. He won 11 doubles titles during his career, including the Australian Open in 1977 and the Australian Championships (the predecessor to the Australian Open) in 1968. In singles, he reached four finals, including Cincinnati.[3]

Stone moved to Victoria and played amateur tennis for the Warburton Tennis Club where he was coached by Mary Morton.

He attended Caulfield Grammar School and completed a Commerce Degree at the University of Melbourne.[4]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (11 titles, 19 runners-up)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1968 Australian Championships, Melbourne Grass   Dick Crealy   Terry Addison
  Ray Keldie
10–8, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1968 Rome, Italy Clay   Nicholas Kalogeropoulos   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
3–6, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1969 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Dick Crealy   Bill Bowrey
  Clark Graebner
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 2. 1970 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Dick Crealy   Željko Franulović
  Jan Kodeš
6–2, 2–6, 12–12, RET.
Runner-up 3. 1971 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Dick Crealy   John Alexander
  Andrés Gimeno
4–6, 5–7, 9–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1972 Vancouver WCT, Canada Outdoor   Cliff Drysdale   Bill Bowrey
  Clark Graebner
6–7, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 1973 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard   Nikola Pilić   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1973 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet   Nikola Pilić   Cliff Drysdale
  Cliff Richey
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Frew McMillan   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
1–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1973 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet   Nikola Pilić   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
7–6, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 1973 Merion, U.S. Grass   Colin Dibley   John Austin
  Fred McNair
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1973 Tokyo Outdoor   Colin Dibley   Mal Anderson
  Ken Rosewall
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 9. 1973 Djakarta, Indonesia Hard   John Newcombe   Mike Estep
  Ian Fletcher
5–7, 4–6
Winner 5. 1974 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   Nikola Pilić   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 6. 1974 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Grover Raz Reid   Mike Estep
  Paul Kronk
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1975 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Bob Carmichael   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
3–6, 6–7
Winner 7. 1975 Dayton Indoor, U.S. Carpet   Ray Ruffels   Paul Gerken
  Brian Gottfried
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 1975 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet   Bob Carmichael   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1975 Wimbledon, London Grass   Colin Dowdeswell   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer
5–7, 6–8, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 1975 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Kim Warwick   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet   Charlie Pasarell   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 1976 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay   Charlie Pasarell   Rod Laver
  Ken Rosewall
4–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1976 Boston, U.S. Clay   Ray Ruffels   Mike Cahill
  John Whitlinger
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 16. 1976 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard   Phil Dent   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Winner 9. 1976 Maui, U.S. Hard   Raymond Moore   Dick Stockton
  Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1977 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard   Ray Ruffels   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 1977 Perth, Australia Hard   Ray Ruffels   Nick Saviano
  John Whitlinger
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 18. 1977 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Ray Ruffels   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–7, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 11. 1977 Australian Open-2, Melbourne Grass   Ray Ruffels   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 19. 1978 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Syd Ball   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
3–6, 6–7

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Singles (4 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1969 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay   Cliff Richey 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1971 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Bob Carmichael 6–7, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1975 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet   Brian Gottfried 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1975 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard   Rod Laver 2–6, 2–6

Post-playing careerEdit

Stone is a sports commentator.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profiles: Allan Stone". Archived from the original on 11 October 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Allan Stone Profile". Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d "Allan Stone Career Titles". Retrieved 29 January 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Player profile – Allan Stone". Tennis Australia.

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