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Robert 'Bob' Mark (28 November 1937 – 21 July 2006) was an Australian professional tennis player.

Bob Mark
Bob Mark 1958.jpg
Full nameRobert Ian Mark
Country (sports) Australia
Born(1937-11-28)28 November 1937
Albury, Australia
Died21 July 2006(2006-07-21) (aged 68)
South Africa
Singles
Highest ranking10
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1959)
French Open3R (1958)
Wimbledon3R (1958, 1960)
US OpenQF (1960)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1959, 1960, 1961)
French OpenF (1961)
WimbledonF (1959)
US OpenF (1960)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1959)
WimbledonSF (1959, 1960)
US OpenW (1961)

Mark won the Australian Men's Doubles title in 1959, 1960 and 1961 partnering Rod Laver. Together with Sandra Reynolds he won the 1960 Australian Mixed Doubles title and in 1961 he teamed up with compatriot Margaret Court to win the U.S. National Championships Mixed Doubles title.

In 1962 he won the singles title at the South African Championships after a four-sets victory in the final against Gordon Forbes.[1]

Grand slam finalsEdit

Doubles (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1958 Australian Championships Grass   Roy Emerson   Ashley Cooper
  Neale Fraser
5–7, 8–6, 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1959 Australian Championships Grass   Rod Laver   Don Candy
  Bob Howe
9–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1959 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Rod Laver   Roy Emerson
  Neale Fraser
6–8, 3–6, 16–14, 7–9
Winner 1960 Australian Championships Grass   Rod Laver   Roy Emerson
  Neale Fraser
1–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1960 US National Championships Grass   Rod Laver   Roy Emerson
  Neale Fraser
7–9, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1961 Australian Championships Grass   Rod Laver   Roy Emerson
  Martin Mulligan
6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 9–11, 6–2

Mixed Doubles: (2 titles, 1 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1959 Australian Championships Grass   Sandra Reynolds   Renée Schuurman
  Rod Laver
4–6, 13–11, 6–1
Runner-up 1959 U.S. Championships Grass   Janet Hopps   Margaret Osborne
  Neale Fraser
5–7, 15–13, 2–6
Winner 1961 U.S. Championships Grass   Margaret Smith   Darlene Hard
  Dennis Ralston
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Howard Jones (8 August 2006). "Tennis champ not forgotten". The Border Mail.

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