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Ferdi Taygan (born December 5, 1956), is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He is of Turkish descent.

Ferdi Taygan
Country (sports)United States United States
Born (1956-12-05) December 5, 1956 (age 62)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Turned pro1977
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$668,104
Singles
Career record74–120
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 67 (December 26, 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1980)
French Open4R (1980)
Wimbledon2R (1981)
US Open2R (1979)
Doubles
Career record297–180
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 8 (May 16, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1982)
French OpenW (1982)
WimbledonSF (1982, 1984)
US OpenSF (1981)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US OpenF (1982, 1983)

Taygan enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 19 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 19 times. Partnering Sherwood Stewart, Taygan won the 1982 French Open doubles title. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 8.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (19 titles, 19 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1979 Bologna, Italy Carpet   Fritz Buehning   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 1980 Washington, D.C.-2, U.S. Carpet   Brian Teacher   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1980 Stowe, U.S. Hard   Ilie Năstase   Robert Lutz
  Bernard Mitton
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 1980 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet   Fritz Buehning   John Sadri
  Tim Wilkison
6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 1980 Hong Kong Hard   Peter Fleming   Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1980 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet   John Austin   Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
4–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 1980 Bangkok, Thailand Carpet   Brian Teacher   Tom Okker
  Dick Stockton
7–6, 7–6
Winner 5. 1981 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Tim Wilkison   Tony Graham
  Bill Scanlon
7–5, 6–1
Winner 6. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   Fritz Buehning   Gene Mayer
  Sandy Mayer
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1981 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   John McEnroe   Tom Gullikson
  Butch Walts
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1981 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay   Pavel Složil   Raúl Ramírez
  Van Winitsky
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1981 North Conway, U.S. Clay   Pavel Složil   Heinz Günthardt
  Peter McNamara
5–7, 4–6
Winner 7. 1981 Montreal, Canada Hard   Raúl Ramírez   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 1981 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   John McEnroe   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1981 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Sherwood Stewart   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1981 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Paul Kronk
  Peter McNamara
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1981 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Sherwood Stewart   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
7–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 9. 1981 Wembley, UK Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 10. 1982 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Tomáš Šmíd
  Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 1982 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–7, 4–6
Winner 11. 1982 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Sherwood Stewart   Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
6–1, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 12. 1982 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Sherwood Stewart   Carlos Kirmayr
  Van Winitsky
7–6, 6–4
Winner 13. 1982 French Open, Paris Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Hans Gildemeister
  Belus Prajoux
7–5, 6–3, 1–1, RET.
Winner 14. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Sandy Mayer   Heinz Günthardt
  Markus Günthardt
6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 1982 North Conway, U.S. Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Pablo Arraya
  Eric Fromm
6–2, 7–6
Winner 16. 1982 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Robbie Venter
  Blaine Willenborg
6–4, 7–5
Winner 17. 1982 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 1982 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Sherwood Stewart   Mark Dickson
  Jan Gunnarsson
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1982 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Peter McNamara   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 13. 1983 Lisbon, Portugal Clay   Pavel Složil   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1983 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Sandy Mayer   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1983 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay   Paul McNamee   Mark Dickson
  Cássio Motta
2–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 18. 1983 Montreal, Canada Hard   Sandy Mayer   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1984 La Quinta, U.S. Hard   Scott Davis   Bernard Mitton
  Butch Walts
7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 17. 1984 Madrid, Spain Carpet   Fritz Buehning   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 1984 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Fritz Buehning   Kevin Curren
  Wojtek Fibak
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Fritz Buehning   Sandy Mayer
  Andreas Maurer
6–7, 4–6
Winner 19. 1984 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay   Pavel Složil   Drew Gitlin
  Blaine Willenborg
7–6, 6–1

PersonalEdit

Ferdi Taygan is born in Massachusetts to a Turkish father and a mother of Belarus descent. His father, Beyazıt, immigrated to the USA to study civil engineering.[1] He majored in finances.

Taygan married Kay Conaway of Birmingham, Alabama in 1983. They have two daughters: Nuray Taygan, born November 18, 1984 and Shenal Taygan, born August 6, 1988.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Turkish) Adı Ferdi Taygan Türkçesi: YOK! Archived February 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

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