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Don Candy (born 31 March 1929) is an Australian former tennis player who was mainly successful in doubles.[1]

Don Candy
Full nameDonald William Candy
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1929-03-31) 31 March 1929 (age 90)
Adelaide, Australia
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1952, 1959)
French Open4R (1956, 1960)
Wimbledon4R (1951, 1957, 1960)
US Open3R (1951)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1952, 1953, 1956, 1959)
French OpenW (1956)
WimbledonQF (1956, 1957)
US OpenF (1951)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonSF (1952)

At the Grand Slam tournaments he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Championships singles event in 1952 and 1959. In the singles event at the French Championships he reached the eighth-finals in 1956 and 1960.[2][3][4]

In June 1951 Candy won the singles title at the Kent Championships, a grass court tournament held in Beckenham, defeating Gardnar Mulloy in three sets.[5] The next year, 1952, he again reached the Kent final but on this occasion lost in three sets to Ham Richardson.[6] In July 1951 he won the Midlands counties men's singles title after a straight sets victory in the final against Naresh Kumar from India.[7]

In 1956 he won the Men's Doubles title at the French Championships. With his American partner Bob Perry he won against compatriots Ashley Cooper and Lew Hoad in three straight sets.[8]

After his active career he moved to Baltimore in 1967 where he coached the World Team Tennis Baltimore Banners and later became the coach of Pam Shriver.[9]

Contents

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 title, 6 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1951 US National Championships   Mervyn Rose   Ken McGregor
  Frank Sedgman
8–10, 4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 1952 Australian Championships   Mervyn Rose   Ken McGregor
  Frank Sedgman
4–6, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 1953 Australian Championships   Mervyn Rose   Lew Hoad
  Ken Rosewall
11–9, 4–6, 8–10, 4–6
Runner-up 1956 Australian Championships   Mervyn Rose   Lew Hoad
  Ken Rosewall
8–10, 11–13, 4–6
Winner 1956 French Championships   Bob Perry   Ashley Cooper
  Lew Hoad
7–5, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1957 French Championships   Mervyn Rose   Mal Anderson
  Ashley Cooper
3–6, 0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1959 Australian Championships   Bob Howe   Rod Laver
  Robert Mark
7–9, 4–6, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players – Don Candy". ATP World Tour. Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Australian Open – Boys' Singles". Juniors. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  3. ^ Lawrence, Don (21 January 1959). "Don Candy Will Fight Ban On Private Tour". The Age. p. 11. Retrieved 25 February 2010 – via Google News Archive.
  4. ^ "Perry, Candy Take French Tennis Title". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 28 May 1956. Retrieved 25 February 2010 – via Google News Archive.
  5. ^ "Candy Upsets Mulloy in Kent Tennis Final". The New York Times. 17 June 1951.
  6. ^ "Protest By Candy". The West Australian. Perth. 16 June 1952. p. 20 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Marathon tennis". The Cairns Post. Cairns, Queensland. 16 July 1951. p. 2 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). New York City: New Chapter Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  9. ^ "Gear Talk: Q&A With Pam Shriver". Tennis.com. 7 April 2011.

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