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Jürgen Fassbender (German: Faßbender, born 28 May 1948) is a retired professional tennis player for West Germany.

Jürgen Fassbender
Jürgen Fassbender 1975b.jpg
Jürgen Fassbender in 1975
Country (sports) West Germany
Born (1948-05-28) 28 May 1948 (age 70)
Wesseling, West Germany
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record167–151 (Open era)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 31 (23 August 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1973, 1974)
WimbledonQF (1973)
US Open2R (1972)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1968, demonstration)
Doubles
Career record226–120
Career titles15
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenSF (1973)
WimbledonSF (1973, 1975)
US Open3R (1975)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesF (1968, demonstration)

On the ATP Tour, Fassbender won one singles and sixteen doubles titles. His best Grand Slam singles result was reaching the quarterfinals at the 1973 Wimbledon Championships. In doubles he reached the semifinals at the 1973 French Open and the 1973 and 1975 Wimbledon Championships.

Between 1968 and 1979 he played in 23 ties for the German Davis Cup team and compiled a record of 20 wins and 14 losses. Best team result was winning the European zone and reaching the Inter-Zonal semifinal in 1968.[1][2]

Contents

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 25 July 1972 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay   Ilie Năstase 0–6, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 9 July 1973 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann 2–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 3 March 1974 Paramus, U.S. Indoor   Sandy Mayer 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 15 May 1974 Munich, Germany Clay   François Jauffret 6–2, 5–7, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 17 February 1975 Boca Raton, U.S. Hard   Jimmy Connors 4–6, 2–6

Doubles (16 titles, 19 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 20 August 1968 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Wilhelm Bungert   Gerald Battrick
  Bobby Wilson
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 11 August 1969 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Jean-Claude Barclay   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 24 June 1972 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass   Karl Meiler   Jim McManus
  Jim Osborne
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 22 July 1972 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Mal Anderson
  Geoff Masters
7–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 17 January 1973 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Hard   Pat Cramer   Clark Graebner
  Ion Ţiriac
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 18 February 1973 Salisbury, U.S. Hard (i)   Juan Gisbert, Sr.   Clark Graebner
  Ilie Năstase
6–2, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 11 June 1973 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Manuel Orantes
  Ion Ţiriac
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 21 October 1973 Manila, Philippines Hard   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Marcello Lara
  Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 18 November 1973 Christchurch, New Zealand   Jeff Simpson   Anand Amritraj
  Fred McNair
W/O
Winner 5. 27 January 1974 Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.   Karl Meiler   Ian Fletcher
  Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 3 February 1974 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet (i)   Karl Meiler   Owen Davidson
  Clark Graebner
7–6, 7–5
Winner 7. 10 February 1974 Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S. Carpet (i)   Karl Meiler   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Bob Hewitt
6–0, 6–2
Winner 8. 17 March 1974 Calgary, Canada Indoor   Karl Meiler   Iván Molina
  Jairo Velasco, Sr.
6–4, 6–4
Winner 9. 27 March 1974 Tempe, Arizona Hard   Karl Meiler   Ian Fletcher
  Kim Warwick
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 15 May 1974 Munich, Germany Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Antonio Muñoz
  Manuel Orantes
6–2, 4–6, 6–7, 2–6
Winner 10. 20 May 1974 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 5 August 1974 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 12 August 1974 Montreal, Canada Hard   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
1–6, 6–2, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 3 November 1974 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Ismail El Shafei
  Roscoe Tanner
5–7, 3–6
Winner 11. 20 January 1975 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Carpet (i)   Karl Meiler   Colin Dowdeswell
  John Yuill
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 10. 17 February 1975 Boca Raton, U.S. Hard   Ion Ţiriac   Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Clark Graebner
2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 11. 4 March 1975 London WCT, U.K. Carpet   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
3–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 7 July 1975 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Colin Dowdeswell
  Ken Rosewall
6–4, 9–7, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 18 August 1975 Columbus, U.S. Hard   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
2–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. 10 November 1975 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 4 May 1976 Munich, Germany Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Juan Gisbert, Sr.
  Manuel Orantes
6–1, 3–6, 2–6, 3–2, RET.
Runner-up 15. 20 June 1976 Berlin, Germany Hard   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Patricio Cornejo
  Antonio Muñoz
5–7, 1–6
Winner 13. 4 July 1976 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
7–5, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 18 July 1976 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann   Jiří Hřebec
  Jan Kodeš
7–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 14. 16 May 1977 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay   Karl Meiler   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
6–3, 6–3
Winner 15. 3 July 1977 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Karl Meiler   Colin Dowdeswell
  Bob Hewitt
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 17. 5 March 1978 Lagos, Nigeria Clay   Colin Dowdeswell   George Hardie
  Sashi Menon
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 18. 23 May 1978 Munich, Germany Clay   Tom Okker   Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 16. 25 June 1978 Berlin, Germany Clay   Colin Dowdeswell   Željko Franulović
  Hans Gildemeister
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 22 May 1979 Munich, Germany Clay   Jean-Louis Haillet   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
6–7, 5–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Biographien – Jürgen Faßbender". Munzinger.
  2. ^ "Players – Jürgen Fassbender". ITF.

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