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Charles "Bud" Cox (born April 11, 1960) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Bud Cox
Country (sports)United States United States
Born (1960-04-11) April 11, 1960 (age 59)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Prize money$98,692
Career record7-19
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 149 (February 9, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1988)
Wimbledon1R (1984, 1985)
Career record54-76
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 63 (August 20, 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1984)
French Open2R (1984, 1986)
Wimbledon3R (1985)
US Open3R (1987)



Cox played collegiate tennis while at Auburn University.[1]

He competed in the singles draw of a Grand Slam three times, but was unable to progress past the first round.[2] In doubles he fared better, making the third round of the 1985 Wimbledon Championships and 1987 US Open.[2] He was a mixed doubles quarter-finalist at the 1984 French Open, with Wendy Prausa.[3]

On the Grand Prix tour he had his best performance in 1987 when he won the doubles title at Saint-Vincent (partnering Michael Fancutt).[2] It was his third Grand Prix final, having been runner-up at the same event the previous year and at Columbus in 1984.[2] His best showing in a singles draw came at the 1987 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, where he defeated world number 19 Thierry Tulasne en route to the quarter-finals.[2]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (1–2)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1984 Columbus, United States Hard   Terry Moor   Sandy Mayer
  Stan Smith
4–6, 7–6, 5–7
Loss 2. 1986 Saint-Vincent, Italy Clay   Michael Fancutt   Libor Pimek
  Pavel Složil
3–6, 3–6
Win 3. 1987 Saint-Vincent, Italy Clay   Michael Fancutt   Massimo Cierro
  Alessandro de Minicis
6–3, 6–4

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1986 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay   Jon Levine   Stéphane Bonneau
  Inaki Calvo
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
2. 1986 Istanbul, Turkey Clay   Michael Fancutt   Peter Bastiansen
  George Kalovelonis
6–3, 6–2
3. 1988 Nairobi, Kenya Clay   Stephan Medem   Ugo Colombini
  Agustín Moreno
7–6, 4–6, 6–4