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Heinz Peter Günthardt (born 8 February 1959) is a former tennis player from Switzerland, who won five singles titles during his professional career, including the Rotterdam WCT in 1980.

Heinz Günthardt
Tennis finale heren enkel Gunthardt tegen Taroczy Melkhuisje Hilversum Gunthar, Bestanddeelnr 931-6053.jpg
Günthardt in Hilversum 1981
Full nameHeinz Peter Günthardt
Country (sports)  Switzerland
Born (1959-02-08) 8 February 1959 (age 60)
Zürich, Switzerland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1976
Retired1990
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,550,007
Singles
Career record228–193
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 22 (7 April 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open4R (1985)
WimbledonQF (1985)
US OpenQF (1985)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsQF (1980)
Doubles
Career record409–227
Career titles30
Highest rankingNo. 3 (8 July 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1990)
French OpenW (1981)
WimbledonW (1985)
US OpenF (1981)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1988)
Mixed doubles
Career titles2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1985)
WimbledonF (1986)
US OpenW (1985)

In doubles, Günthardt captured a total number of 30 titles. The right-hander reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of world no. 22 in April 1986. Günthardt won the men's doubles at the 1985 Wimbledon Championships with Balázs Taróczy, and the mixed doubles at the 1985 US Open with Martina Navratilova. He was also a member of the Swiss team at the 1988 Olympic Games.[1]

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Coaching careerEdit

Günthardt was the coach of Steffi Graf from the start of 1992 until the end of Graf's tennis playing career in July 1999, and he also worked briefly with Jelena Dokić and Jennifer Capriati.[2]

From February to November 2010, he coached former world no. 1 Ana Ivanovic.[3] He had not coached full-time since Graf's retirement in 1999.[4] When Günthardt started coaching her, Ivanovic had dropped out of the WTA's top 20, and she dropped to a career low of world no. 65 in July 2010.[5] During their partnership, Ivanovic recovered to world no. 17[6][7] before Günthardt ended his coaching relationship with her due to family responsibilities.[8]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles 59 (30–29)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1978 Toronto, Canada Clay   Colin Dowdeswell   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1979 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Bernard Mitton   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Colin Dowdeswell   Raymond Moore
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 7–6
Winner 2. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Bob Hewitt   Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 1979 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Željko Franulović   Dick Crealy
  Antonio Zugarelli
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1979 Toronto, Canada Hard   Bob Hewitt   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 1979 Cologne, Germany Hard (i)   Pavel Složil   Gene Mayer
  Stan Smith
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1980 Denver, U.S. Carpet   Wojtek Fibak   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Colin Dowdeswell   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1980 Munich, Germany Clay   Bob Hewitt   David Carter
  Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–1
Winner 5. 1980 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Markus Günthardt   John Feaver
  Peter McNamara
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1980 Toronto, Canada Hard   Sandy Mayer   Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1980 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Markus Günthardt   Željko Franulović
  Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Pavel Složil   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
1–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet   Paul McNamee   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Paul McNamee   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1981 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 1981 French Open, Paris Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Terry Moor
  Eliot Teltscher
6–2, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 1981 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Markus Günthardt   David Carter
  Paul Kronk
6–4, 6–1
Winner 10. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Raymond Moore
  Andrew Pattison
6–0, 6–2
Winner 11. 1981 North Conway, United States Clay   Peter McNamara   Pavel Složil
  Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1981 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Peter McNamara   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
DEF
Winner 12. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, United States Clay   Peter McNamara   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 13. 1981 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 1981 Madrid, Spain Clay   Tomáš Šmíd   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 14. 1981 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Larry Stefanki
  Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Balázs Taróczy   Victor Amaya
  Hank Pfister
4–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 1982 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Balázs Taróczy   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
6–7, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 1982 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Markus Günthardt   Drew Gitlin
  Jim Gurfein
4–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 1982 Milan, Italy Carpet   Peter McNamara   Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 15. 1982 Madrid, Spain Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Pavel Složil
  Tomáš Šmíd
1–6, 6–3, 7–9
Winner 17. 1982 Rome, Italy Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Wojtek Fibak
  John Fitzgerald
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Markus Günthardt   Sandy Mayer
  Ferdi Taygan
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1982 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 1982 Wembley, England Carpet   Tomáš Šmíd   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–7, 4–6
Winner 18. 1983 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Balázs Taróczy   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5, 7–6
Winner 19. 1983 Brussels, Belgium Carpet   Balázs Taróczy   Hans Simonsson
  Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1983 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet   Balázs Taróczy   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 20. 1983 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Henri Leconte
  Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1983 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Tomáš Šmíd
  Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 5–7
Winner 21. 1983 Madrid, Spain Clay   Pavel Složil   Markus Günthardt
  Zoltan Kuharszky
6–3, 6–3
Winner 22. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Mark Edmondson
  Brian Gottfried
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 23. 1983 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 24. 1983 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Pavel Složil   Bernard Mitton
  Butch Walts
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1984 Memphis, United States Carpet   Tomáš Šmíd   Fritz Buehning
  Peter Fleming
5–7, 6–7
Runner-up 22. 1984 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
3–6, 1–6
Winner 25. 1984 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Markus Günthardt   Givaldo Barbosa
  João Soares
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 23. 1984 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 24. 1984 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Balázs Taróczy   Wojtek Fibak
  Sandy Mayer
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 25. 1985 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Balázs Taróczy   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 26. 1985 La Quinta, United States Hard   Balázs Taróczy   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 27. 1985 Milan, Italy Carpet   Anders Järryd   Broderick Dyke
  Wally Masur
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 26. 1985 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
6–1, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 28. 1985 Wimbledon, London Grass   Balázs Taróczy   Pat Cash
  John Fitzgerald
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 29. 1986 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Balázs Taróczy   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 1–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 30. 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Tomáš Šmíd   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 27. 1988 Nice, France Clay   Diego Nargiso   Guy Forget
  Henri Leconte
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1989 Milan, Italy Carpet   Balázs Taróczy   Jakob Hlasek
  John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 29. 1989 Nice, France Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Ricki Osterthun
  Udo Riglewski
6–7, 7–6, 1–6

Singles 9 (5–4)Edit

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet   Harold Solomon 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 1980 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Gene Mayer 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Victor Amaya 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Kim Warwick 4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Balázs Taróczy 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1982 Zell Am See WCT, Austria Clay   José Luis Clerc 0–6, 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 1983 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   José Higueras 1–6, 1–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1983 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Pablo Arraya 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1984 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Mark Dickson 6–7, 4–6

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