Fred Hemmes Sr.

Fred Hemmes Sr. (born 14 June 1950) is a former professional tennis player from the Netherlands.[1] His son, Fred Hemmes Jr., also had a career as a tennis player.

Fred Hemmes Sr.
Fred Hemmes 1977.jpg
Fred Hemmes in 1977
Country (sports)Netherlands Netherlands
Born (1950-06-14) 14 June 1950 (age 71)
The Hague, Netherlands
Singles
Career record4–10
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 264 (12 Dec 1976)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1973)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1973)

CareerEdit

Hemmes played Davis Cup tennis for the Netherlands from 1971 to 1977. He featured in eight ties and won seven of his 18 matches, four in singles and three in doubles. His matches included singles rubbers against Björn Borg and Ilie Năstase.[2]

The Dutchman appeared in both the men's doubles and mixed doubles main draws at the 1973 Wimbledon Championships, partnering Jan Hordijk and Tine Zwaan respectively. He also took part in the 1974 Wimbledon mixed doubles, with Nora Lauteslager.[3]

He had his best performance on tour in the 1976 Dutch Open, where, despite entering the tournament as a lucky loser, he was able to defeat top seed Wojtek Fibak in the opening round.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ATP World Tour Profile. Atpworldtour.com. Retrieved on 2014-01-21.
  2. ^ Davis Cup Profile. Daviscup.com. Retrieved on 2014-01-21.
  3. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile. Beta.itftennis.com. Retrieved on 2014-01-21.
  4. ^ St. Petersburg Times, "Ashes advances in Austria", 14 July 1976

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