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Gerald Battrick (27 May 1947[2] – 26 November 1998) was a Welsh tennis player who reached as high as No. 3 in Britain (and World No. 53), winning at least 6 titles.

Gerald Battrick
Internationale tenniskampioenschappen te Hilversum, G Battrick met beker, Bestanddeelnr 924-7801.jpg
Gerald Battrick holding the trophy at the 1971 Dutch Open
Country (sports) United Kingdom
Born(1947-05-27)27 May 1947
Bridgend, Wales
Died26 November 1998(1998-11-26) (aged 51)[1]
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1976
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record120–159 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix & WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 53 (15 October 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1970)
French Open4R (1968)
Wimbledon3R (1971)
US Open2R (1969, 1971, 1974, 1976)
Doubles
Career record97–134 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix & WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1970)
French OpenQF (1968, 1970)
WimbledonQF (1975)
US Open2R (1973)
Last updated on: 18 November 2012.

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Personal lifeEdit

Gerald Battrick was born on 27 May 1947 in Bridgend, Glamorgan, where his father was the Medical Officer.[1]

Tennis careerEdit

JuniorsEdit

Battrick won the junior titles of Great Britain, Belgium and France and represented Britain in the Davis Cup. In 1965 he won the French Open Boys' Singles.[2]

Pro tourEdit

In 1971 he won the singles title at the Dutch Open in Hilversum, defeating Australian Ross Case in the final in three straight sets, and the British Hard Court Championships in Bournemouth where he won the final against Željko Franulović in four sets.

In doubles, Battrick reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in 1968 and 1970 and at Wimbledon in 1975.

World Team TennisEdit

Battrick played for the co-ed Pittsburgh Triangles of World TeamTennis in 1974 and 1975. He was part of the Triangles 1975 league championship team.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Edwards, Bill (January 8, 1999). "Obituary: Gerald Battrick". The Independent. London. Retrieved May 30, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Gerald Battrick". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 2010-10-03.

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