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Richard LaClede Stockton (born February 18, 1951 in Charlottesville, Virginia),[1] is a former professional tennis player from the United States. In addition to his playing career, he was the head coach of the men's tennis team at the University of Virginia.[2] for three years, from 1998-2001. Stockton is currently the Head Men's Tennis Coach at Piedmont College in Demorest, GA.

Dick Stockton
Dick Stockton.jpg
Dick Stockton Wimbledon Circa 1990
Full nameRichard LaClede Stockton
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceCharlottesville, Virginia, USA
Born (1951-02-18) February 18, 1951 (age 68)
New York, NY, USA
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1971
Retired1986
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,063,385
Singles
Career record370–252 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 8 (November 1, 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1977Jan)
French OpenSF (1978)
WimbledonSF (1974)
US OpenQF (1976, 1977)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsF (1977)
Doubles
Career record327–205 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 13 (August 30, 1977)

Stockton's highest world ranking was World No. 8.[1] He reached the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1974, the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 1976 and '77 and the semifinals in the 1978 French Open. Stockton played on the U.S. Davis Cup Team five times (1973, '75, '76, '77, '79), including the U.S. Davis Cup Championship Team in 1979.[2]

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 18 (8 titles – 10 runners-up)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1971 Merion, U.S. Hard   Clark Graebner 2–6, 4–6, 7–6, 5–7
Loss 2. 1973 Miami WCT, U.S. Hard   Rod Laver 6–7, 3–6, 5–7
Win 1. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay   Jiří Hřebec 6–2, 6–1
Loss 3. 1974 Charlotte, U.S. Clay   Jeff Borowiak 4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Win 2. 1974 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Geoff Masters 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 4. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard   John Alexander 6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Win 3. 1975 San Antonio WCT, U.S. Hard   Stan Smith 7–5, 2–6, 7–6
Loss 5. 1975 Washington Indoor WCT, U.S. Carpet   Mark Cox 2–6, 6–7
Win 4. 1976 Lagos WCT, Nigeria[a] Clay   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–2
Loss 6. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Tony Roche 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Win 5. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet   Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
Win 6. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet   Jimmy Connors 5–6, RET.
Win 7. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Ilie Năstase 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 7. 1977 Dallas WCT, U.S. – WCT Finals Carpet   Jimmy Connors 7–6, 1–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 8. 1978 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet   Björn Borg 6–7, 5–7
Win 8. 1978 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet   Hank Pfister 6–4, 3–5, RET.
Loss 9. 1978 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   John McEnroe 6–2, 6–7, 2–6
Loss 10. 1981 South Orange, U.S. Clay   Shlomo Glickstein 3–6, 7–5, 4–6

Doubles: 31 (16 titles – 15 runners-up)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1971 Merion, U.S. Hard   Chuck McKinley   Clark Graebner
  Jim Osborne
6–7, 3–6
Loss 2. 1972 Columbus, U.S. Hard   Chuck McKinley   Jimmy Connors
  Pancho Gonzales
3–6, 5–7
Win 1. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet   Brian Gottfried   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 2. 1973 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Brian Gottfried   Ken Rosewall
  Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Win 3. 1973 Fort Worth, U.S. Hard   Brian Gottfried   Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
7–6, 6–4
Loss 3. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay   Brian Gottfried   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 4. 1974 Orlando WCT, U.S. Hard   Brian Gottfried   Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
6–7, 3–6
Win 4. 1974 Maui, U.S. Hard   Roscoe Tanner   Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
6–3, 7–6
Loss 5. 1975 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet   Erik van Dillen   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Win 5. 1975 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet   Erik van Dillen   Anand Amritraj
  Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 7–5, 6–1
Win 6. 1975 Memphis, U.S. Carpet   Erik van Dillen   Mark Cox
  Cliff Drysdale
1–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win 7. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Roscoe Tanner   Brian Gottfried
  Bob Hewitt
6–3, 6–4
Loss 6. 1976 Maui, U.S. Hard   Roscoe Tanner   Raymond Moore
  Allan Stone
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win 8. 1976 Perth, Australia Hard   Roscoe Tanner   Bob Carmichael
  Ismail El Shafei
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Win 9. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Cliff Letcher   Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 7. 1977 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet   Vijay Amritraj   Ilie Năstase
  Adriano Panatta
4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 8. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Vijay Amritraj   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
4–6, 4–6
Win 10. 1977 Masters Doubles, New York Carpet   Vijay Amritraj   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Adriano Panatta
7–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
Win 11. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Marty Riessen   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Loss 9. 1978 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet   Frew McMillan   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Sandy Mayer
6–3, 1–6, 6–7
Win 12. 1978 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet   Erik van Dillen   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
7–6, 6–3
Win 13. 1978 Cleveland, U.S. Hard   Erik van Dillen   Rick Fisher
  Bruce Manson
6–1, 6–4
Win 14. 1979 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet   Stan Smith   Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
6–2, 6–3
Loss 10. 1979 Memphis, U.S. Carpet   Frew McMillan   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
4–6, 4–6
Win 15. 1980 Tulsa, U.S. Hard (i)   Robert Lutz   Francisco González
  Van Winitsky
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Loss 11. 1980 Bangkok, Thailand Carpet   Tom Okker   Ferdi Taygan
  Brian Teacher
6–7, 6–7
Loss 12. 1981 Denver, U.S. Carpet   Mel Purcell   Andrew Pattison
  Butch Walts
3–6, 4–6
Loss 13. 1982 La Quinta, U.S. Hard   John Lloyd   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 14. 1982 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay   Erik van Dillen   Tracy Delatte
  Johan Kriek
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 16. 1982 Hartford WCT, U.S. Carpet   Robert Lutz   Mike Cahill
  Tracy Delatte
7–6, 6–3
Loss 15. 1983 South Orange, U.S. Clay   John Lloyd   Fritz Buehning
  Tom Cain
2–6, 5–7

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The tournament was halted at the semifinal stage due to a coup d'etat attempt in Nigeria and the final was played on April 2 during the Caracas WCT tournament.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b trinity.edu
  2. ^ a b virginiasports.cstv.com
  3. ^ Olaojo Aiyegbayo (July 12, 2015). "The story of Lagos' ill-fated 1976 Professional Tennis Tournament". Africa is a Country.

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