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Bob "Nails" Carmichael (4 July 1940 – 18 November 2003) was an Australian tennis player and coach.

Bob Carmichael
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Carmichael Wimbledon Over 35's Doubles 1985
Full nameRobert Carmichael
Country (sports) Australia
Born4 July 1940
Melbourne, Australia
Died18 November 2003(2003-11-18) (aged 63)
Melbourne, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1963)
Retired1979
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record170–224 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup in Open era)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 10 (1970, World's Top 10)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1973)
French Open4R (1968)
WimbledonQF (1970)
US Open4R (1971)
Doubles
Career record312–215 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup in Open era)
Career titles12
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1975)
French OpenSF (1971, 1973)
WimbledonSF (1977)
US OpenSF (1977)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1970)

As a player, Carmichael won 1 singles title and 12 doubles titles, and achieved a Top 10 ranking in 1970.[1] Partnering Allan Stone, he reached the doubles final of the 1975 Australian Open. Following his retirement in 1979, Carmichael was a coach for Tennis Australia, and the Australian Institute of Sport. He coached top-ranking pros Patrick Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, Darren Cahill and Leander Paes.

Doubles titles (12)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Owen Davidson   Arthur Ashe
  Stan Smith
0–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner 1. 1970 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Ray Ruffels   Željko Franulović
  Jan Kodeš
7–5, 6–2, 5–7, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 2. 1971 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Ray Ruffels   Brian Fairlie
  Raymond Moore
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 1971 Tehran WCT, Iran Clay   Ray Ruffels   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
4–6, 7–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Washington WCT, U.S. Clay   Ray Ruffels   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 1971 South Orange, U.S. Hard   Tom Leonard   Clark Graebner
  Erik van Dillen
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 1972 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet   Ray Ruffels   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 1972 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor   Ray Ruffels   John Alexander
  Terry Addison
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1972 Johannesburg-2, South Africa Hard   Terry Addison   John Newcombe
  Fred Stolle
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1973 Nottingham, U.S. Grass   Frew McMillan   Tom Gorman
  Erik van Dillen
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Frew McMillan   Nikola Pilić
  Stan Smith
6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1973 Bretton Woods, U.S. Clay   Frew McMillan   Rod Laver
  Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 6. 1973 Tanglewood, U.S. Other   Frew McMillan   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 1973 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Frew McMillan   Manuel Orantes
  Ion Ţiriac
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1973 Seattle, U.S.   Frew McMillan   Tom Gorman
  Tom Okker
6–2, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 8. 1973 Quebec City, Canada Other   Frew McMillan   Jimmy Connors
  Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay   Frew McMillan   Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 10. 1973 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Frew McMillan   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
3–6, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 1975 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Allan Stone   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
3–6, 6–7
Winner 9. 1975 Auckland, New Zealand Grass   Ray Ruffels   Brian Fairlie
  Onny Parun
7–6, RET.
Runner-up 12. 1975 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet   Allan Stone   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 13. 1975 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Cliff Drysdale   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1975 Hong Kong Hard   Gene Mayer   Tom Okker
  Ken Rosewall
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay   Raymond Moore   Wojtek Fibak
  Karl Meiler
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 1976 Perth, Australia Hard   Ismail El Shafei   Dick Stockton
  Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 1976 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Ken Rosewall   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 1976 Bangalore, India Clay   Ray Ruffels   Chiraid Mukherjea
  Bhanu Nunna
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 17. 1978 Miami, U.S. Carpet   Brian Teacher   Tom Gullikson
  Gene Mayer
6–7, 3–6
Winner 12. 1978 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Mark Edmondson   Péter Szőke
  Balázs Taróczy
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Mark Edmondson   Tom Okker
  Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 19. 1978 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Syd Ball   Hank Pfister
  Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet   Brian Teacher   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
4–6, 5–7, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 21. 1979 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i)   Brian Teacher   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
3–6, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 22. 1979 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard   Tim Gullikson   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
3–6, 2–2, RET.

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