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Geoff Masters (born 19 September 1950) is an Australian former tennis player. He was part of doubles winning pairs in the US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon tournaments during the 1970s.

Geoff Masters
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Full nameGeoffrey Masters
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceQueensland, Australia
Born (1950-09-19) 19 September 1950 (age 68)
Brisbane, Australia
Turned pro1969 (amateur tour from 1967)
Retired1981
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record199–235
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 42 (5 March 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1975)
French Open3R (1972)
Wimbledon4R (1978)
US Open3R (1974)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsQF (1979)
Doubles
Career record351–203
Career titles23
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1974)
French OpenQF (1976)
WimbledonW (1977)
US OpenQF (1974)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US OpenW (1974)

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Tennis careerEdit

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Masters with Pam Teeguarden won the mixed doubles at the US Open in 1974. That year he also won the Australian Open's men's doubles with Ross Case. With the same partner Masters won the gentleman's doubles at Wimbledon in 1977.[1]

Doubles titles (23)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Ross Case   Owen Davidson
  Ken Rosewall
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1972 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Mal Anderson   Jurgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–7, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1972 Seattle, US Hard   Ross Case   Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
  Wanaro N'Godrella
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1972 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Ross Case   Georges Goven
  Wanaro N'Godrella
6–2, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay   Ross Case   John Newcombe
  Tom Okker
2–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1973 Washington, D.C., US Clay   Ross Case   Dick Crealy
  Andrew Pattison
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay   Ross Case   Rod Laver
  John Newcombe
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Ross Case   Syd Ball
  Bob Giltinan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1974 Hempstead WCT, New York Hard   Ross Case   Jeff Borowiak
  Dick Crealy
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 St. Louis, US Clay   Ross Case   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1974 Los Angeles, US Hard   Ross Case   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 1974 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Ross Case   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet   Ross Case   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard   Ross Case   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1975 St. Louis, US Clay   Ross Case   Colin Dibley
  Ray Ruffels
4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass   Ross Case   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 8. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Ross Case   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard   Ross Case   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 10. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard   Ross Case   Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Ross Case   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet   Ross Case   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 1976 Jackson WCT, US Carpet   Ross Case   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 11. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet   Ross Case   Charlie Pasarell
  Allan Stone
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1976 Rome, Italy Clay   John Newcombe   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass   Ross Case   Owen Davidson
  Ken Rosewall
6–3, 3–6, 6–8, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 12. 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard   Ross Case   Anand Amritraj
  Corrado Barazzutti
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 15. 1977 San Jose, US Carpet   Tom Gorman   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 1977 Denver, US Carpet   Colin Dibley   Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–3
Winner 14. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass   Ross Case   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 8–9, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1977 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Ross Case   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Kim Warwick   Colin Dibley
  Chris Kachel
6–2, 7–6
Winner 16. 1978 Sarasota, US Carpet   Colin Dowdeswell   Byron Bertram
  Bernard Mitton
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 17. 1978 Little Rock, US Carpet   Colin Dibley   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–3
Winner 18. 1978 Dayton, US Carpet   Brian Gottfried   Hank Pfister
  Butch Walts
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Colin Dibley   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
5–7, 6–7
Winner 19. 1978 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Ross Case   Željko Franulović
  Buster Mottram
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 20. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Ross Case   Pat Du Pré
  Tom Gorman
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 1979 Houston, US Clay   John Alexander   Gene Mayer
  Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 21. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Ross Case   John James
  Chris Kachel
7–6, 6–2
Winner 22. 1980 Dayton, US Carpet   Wojtek Fibak   Fritz Buehning
  Fred McNair
6–4, 6–4
Winner 23. 1980 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Rod Frawley   Paul McNamee
  Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 4–6, 11–9

Post-tennis playing careerEdit

Masters can be heard calling Australian Open and Wimbledon matches for the Seven Network.

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