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Brian Edward Gottfried (born January 27, 1952) is a retired American tennis player who won 25 singles titles and 54 doubles titles during his professional career. The right-hander was the runner-up at the 1977 French Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking on the ATP tour on June 19, 1977, when he became World No. 3.

Brian Gottfried
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceSarasota, FL
Born (1952-01-27) January 27, 1952 (age 67)
Baltimore, MD, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro1972
Retired1984
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,782,514
Singles
Career record696–328 (68.0%)
Career titles25
Highest rankingNo. 3 (19 June 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1980)
French OpenF (1977)
WimbledonSF (1980)
US OpenQF (1977, 1978)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1977, 1978)
WCT FinalsSF (1981)
Doubles
Career record603–246
Career titles54
Highest rankingNo. 2 (12 December 1976)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1980)
French OpenW (1975, 1977)
WimbledonW (1976)
US OpenF (1977)

Contents

Tennis careerEdit

Junior and collegeEdit

Gottfried was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is Jewish.[1][2] He began playing tennis at the age of 5, after receiving a racquet as a gift.[3] In all, Gottfried won 14 national junior titles.[4] As a teen Gottfried attended Baylor School[5] in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida.[6] In 1970, as a freshman at Trinity University in Texas, he won the USTA boys 18s singles championship, as well as the doubles championship with Alexander Mayer.[7] He was an All-American in 1971 and 1972.

Professional careerEdit

Gottfried began his professional tennis career in 1972.[3] He won five tournaments in 1977 and was runner-up at the French Open. Newsweek described him as the "best male tennis player in the world at the moment" in April 1977,[3] while World Tennis and Tennis Magazine ranked him as N°4 in their 1977's year-end rankings.[8][9] He won the Italian Open doubles championship in four consecutive years (1974–77). He won the men's doubles at the French Open in 1975 and 1977. In 1976, he won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon. He ended his career tied for 22nd in open era singles titles leaders, and tied for 12th in doubles.[3]

Arthur Ashe liked to recall how Gottfried missed his daily practice session to get married, but atoned by doubling his practice time the next day.[3][10]

Gottfried retired as the player with the greatest number of tour match victories among players who had never won a grand slam. He held this record for 32 years, eventually being succeeded by David Ferrer.[citation needed]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1977 French Open Clay   Guillermo Vilas 0–6, 3–6, 0–6

Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1975 French Open Clay   Raúl Ramírez   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1976 French Open Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1976 Wimbledon Grass   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
3–6, 6–3, 8–6, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 1977 French Open Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Wojtek Fibak
  Jan Kodeš
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1977 US Open Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 1979 Wimbledon Grass   Raúl Ramírez   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1980 French Open Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Victor Amaya
  Hank Pfister
6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 3–6

Grand Slam tournament performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 3R A A A A 0 / 1
French Open A A 3R 2R 2R 4R A F 3R 3R 4R 3R 2R 4R 4R 0 / 12
Wimbledon A A 2R A 2R 3R 4R 2R QF 3R SF 2R 2R 4R 1R 0 / 12
US Open 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 2R 4R QF QF 4R 4R 4R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 15
Strike Rate 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 40

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

Grand Prix, WCT, and Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (25 titles, 26 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Jaime Fillol Walkover
Winner 2. 1973 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Hard   Arthur Ashe 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1973 Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. Hard   Eddie Dibbs 5–7, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1973 Christchurch, New Zealand Grass   Fred Stolle 6–7, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 1974 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i)   Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 5–7, 8–6, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 1974 London Carpet   Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 1975 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet   Allan Stone 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 1975 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet   Geoff Masters 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1975 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet   Jimmy Connors 3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1975 Melbourne, Australia Carpet   Harold Solomon 6–2, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1975 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Harold Solomon 3–6, 2–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 1976 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   Arthur Ashe 2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1976 Los Angeles Carpet   Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1976 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Harold Solomon 2–6, 7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 1977 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet   Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 7–6
Winner 9. 1977 Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard   Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 1977 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Carpet   Björn Borg 4–6, 3–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 10. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet   Robert Lutz 6–1, 6–2
Winner 11. 1977 La Costa, California, U.S. Hard   Marty Riessen 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 1977 Los Angeles Carpet   Stan Smith 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1977 Denver, Colorado, U.S. Carpet   Björn Borg 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay   Guillermo Vilas 0–6, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 13. 1977 Washington, D.C. Clay   Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 1977 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard   Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 1977 Los Angeles Hard   Raúl Ramírez 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Butch Walts 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 17. 1977 Maui, Hawaii, U.S. Hard   Jimmy Connors 2–6, 0–6
Winner 12. 1977 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Wojtek Fibak 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 18. 1977 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i)   Corrado Barazzutti 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 13. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez 7–5, 7–6
Winner 14. 1978 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet   Eddie Dibbs 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 15. 1978 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay   Ilie Năstase 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 19. 1978 Los Angeles Carpet   Arthur Ashe 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1979 Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. Hard   Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 21. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet   Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 1979 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Clay   Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 6–0
Winner 17. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Johan Kriek 7–5, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 18. 1980 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass   Sandy Mayer 6–3, 6–3
Winner 19. 1980 Washington, D.C. Clay   José Luis Clerc 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 20. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Trey Waltke 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 21. 1980 Paris Indoor, France Carpet   Adriano Panatta 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 22. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet   Jimmy Connors 2–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 1981 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass   John McEnroe 6–7, 5–7
Winner 22. 1981 Stowe, Vermont, U.S. Hard   Tony Graham 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 24. 1981 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Ivan Lendl 6–1, 0–6, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 23. 1982 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Hard   Mike Estep 6–7, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1982 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard   Jimmy Connors 5–7, 0–6
Winner 24. 1982 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Bill Scanlon 6–1, 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 26. 1982 Wembley, United Kingdom Carpet   John McEnroe 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 25. 1983 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Mel Purcell 6–2, 6–3, 7–5

Doubles (54 titles, 41 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet   Dick Stockton   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 1973 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Dick Stockton   Ken Rosewall
  Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1973 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–1, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 3. 1973 Fort Worth, U.S. Hard   Dick Stockton   Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1973 Hong Kong Hard   Paul Gerken   Colin Dibley
  Rod Laver
3–6, 7–5, 15–17
Runner-up 3. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay   Dick Stockton   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1974 Orlando WCT, U.S. Hard   Dick Stockton   Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1974 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1974 Rome, Italy Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Juan Gisbert Sr.
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Tom Gorman
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1974 South Orange, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1974 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 1974 Madrid, Spain Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Patrice Dominguez
  Antonio Muñoz
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1974 Tehran, Iran Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
6–7, 6–2, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 1974 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i)   Raúl Ramírez   Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1974 London, England Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 6. 1975 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Dick Stockton
  Erik van Dillen
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 12. 1975 Dayton Indoor, U.S. Carpet   Paul Gerken   Ray Ruffels
  Allan Stone
6–7, 5–7
Winner 7. 1975 St. Petersburg WCT, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Charlie Pasarell
  Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 1975 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Charlie Pasarell
  Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
7–6, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
5–7, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 9. 1975 Orlando WCT, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Colin Dibley
  Ray Ruffels
6–4, 6–4
Winner 10. 1975 World Doubles WCT, Mexico Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Mark Cox
  Cliff Drysdale
7–6, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 11. 1975 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 12. 1975 Rome, Italy Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–6, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 13. 1975 French Open, Paris Clay   Raúl Ramírez   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 1975 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 14. 1975 Boston, U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   John Andrews
  Mike Estep
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 16. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
4–6, 0–6
Winner 15. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–2
Winner 16. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 17. 1975 Tokyo, Japan Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Juan Gisbert Sr.
  Manuel Orantes
7–6, 6–4
Winner 18. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 19. 1976 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Arthur Ashe
  Tom Okker
6–4, 7–5
Winner 20. 1976 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–4, 6–2
Winner 21. 1976 México City WCT, México Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–4, 7–6
Winner 22. 1976 Jackson WCT, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
7–5, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 23. 1976 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Jeff Borowiak
  Ilie Năstase
7–5, 6–4
Winner 24. 1976 Rome, Italy Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Geoff Masters
  John Newcombe
7–6, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 1976 French Open, Paris Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 25. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass   Raúl Ramírez   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
3–6, 6–3, 8–6, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 26. 1976 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Arthur Ashe
  Jimmy Connors
6–3, 6–3
Winner 27. 1976 North Conway, U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Ricardo Cano
  Victor Pecci
6–3, 6–0
Winner 28. 1976 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Winner 29. 1976 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Phil Dent
  Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Runner-up 18. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Bob Hewitt   Dick Stockton
  Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 4–6
Winner 30. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Raúl Ramírez   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–4, ret.
Runner-up 20. 1976 Wembley, England Carpet   Wojtek Fibak   Stan Smith
  Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 3–6
Winner 31. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Sherwood Stewart   Juan Gisbert Sr.
  Stan Smith
1–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 32. 1977 Miami, U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
3–6, 5–7
Winner 33. 1977 Rome, Italy Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
Winner 34. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Wojtek Fibak
  Jan Kodeš
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 35. 1977 North Conway, U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 1977 U.S. Open, New York Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 23. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–7, 4–6
Winner 36. 1977 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i)   Raúl Ramírez   Jeff Borowiak
  Roger Taylor
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 24. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Raúl Ramírez   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 25. 1977 Wembley, England Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Sandy Mayer
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–7
Winner 37. 1978 Memphis, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Phil Dent
  John Newcombe
3–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 38. 1978 Dayton, U.S. Carpet   Geoff Masters   Hank Pfister
  Butch Walts
6–3, 6–4
Winner 39. 1979 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   John McEnroe   Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 26. 1979 Wimbledon, London Grass   Raúl Ramírez   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 27. 1979 Washington, U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 40. 1979 Columbus, U.S. Clay   Robert Lutz   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 41. 1979 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Ilie Năstase   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 28. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Raúl Ramírez   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 29. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Raúl Ramírez   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 42. 1980 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 30. 1980 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet   Frew McMillan   Tim Gullikson
  Marty Riessen
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 31. 1980 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 32. 1980 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   Frew McMillan   Fritz Buehning
  Johan Kriek
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 43. 1980 Memphis, U.S. Carpet   John McEnroe   Rod Frawley
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 33. 1980 French Open, Paris Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Victor Amaya
  Hank Pfister
6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 44. 1980 North Conway, U.S. Clay   Jimmy Connors   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
7–6, 6–2
Winner 45. 1980 Columbus, U.S. Hard   Sandy Mayer   Peter Fleming
  Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
Winner 46. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–6, 6–4, 2–6, 7–6
Runner-up 34. 1980 Paris Indoor, France Carpet   Raymond Moore   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 35. 1980 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Vitas Gerulaitis   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 36. 1981 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 37. 1981 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Tim Gullikson
  Bernard Mitton
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 47. 1981 Milan, Italy Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   John McEnroe
  Peter Rennert
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 38. 1981 Stowe, U.S. Hard   Robert Lutz   Johan Kriek
  Larry Stefanki
6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 48. 1982 La Quinta, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   John Lloyd
  Dick Stockton
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 39. 1982 Tampa, U.S. Hard   Hank Pfister   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
2–6, 3–6
Winner 49. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay   Raúl Ramírez   Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
W/O
Winner 50. 1982 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i)   Bruce Manson   Jay Lapidus
  Richard Meyer
6–4, 6–2
Winner 51. 1982 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Frew McMillan   Shlomo Glickstein
  Andrew Pattison
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 40. 1983 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Raúl Ramírez   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
3–6, 5–7, 6–7
Winner 52. 1983 La Quinta, U.S. Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Tian Viljoen
  Danie Visser
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 41. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Mark Edmondson   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 53. 1983 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Paul McNamee   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
6–4, 6–3
Winner 54. 1984 North Conway, U.S. Clay   Tomáš Šmíd   Cássio Motta
  Blaine Willenborg
6–4, 6–2

Davis CupEdit

Gottfried was 7–7 in Davis Cup play for the US between 1975 and 1982[11] and won it twice (in 1978 and 1982).

Halls of Fame & awardsEdit

Gottfried won the 1974 and 1975 ATP Doubles Team of the Year Award with partner Raúl Ramírez.

He won the 1976 ATP Most Improved Player Award.[12]

He won the ATP Sportsmanship award in 1984.[3]

Gottfried was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1990.[13]

Gottfried, who is Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.[4]

Life after playing careerEdit

Gottfried now lives in Sarasota, Florida.[3] In 2007 Gottfried joined the coaching staff at the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in Fort Lauderdale.

In 2010, Gottfried coached with the Bollettieri Tennis Program at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

He was elected to the ATP Player Council in 2012 as an alumni representative.[14][15]

In 2015, he joined the coaching staff at the Bolles School[16]

His younger brother, Larry was also a tennis player.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ Thuma, Cynthia (2007). Sport Lauderdale: Big Names and Big Games : a Sports Enthusiast's Guide to Broward County, Florida. History Press. p. 70. ISBN 9781596291454.
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  9. ^ LLC, New York Media (1984-04-23). New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. In 1977, he was named by Tennis Magazine to a number four world ranking, one notch above Gerulaitis
  10. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Brian Gottfried". Atptennis.com. Retrieved April 30, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Players". daviscup.com. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  12. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Brian Gottfried". ATP World Tour. Retrieved April 30, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Halls of Fame". www.itatennis.com. Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
  14. ^ "ATP Structure". ATP. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  15. ^ "ATP ANNOUNCES NEW PLAYER COUNCIL". ATP. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-09-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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