Jaime Fillol

Jaime José Fillol Durán (born 3 June 1946), known professionally as Jaime Fillol Sr., is a former tennis player from Chile, who played in the 1960s and 1970s.

Jaime Fillol
Jaime Fillol (1973).jpg
Fillol in 1973
Full nameJaime José Fillol Durán
Country (sports) Chile
ResidenceSantiago, Chile
Born (1946-06-03) 3 June 1946 (age 75)
Santiago, Chile
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1965)
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$187,169
Singles
Career record554–393 (58.5%) in pre Open-Era & Open Era
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 14 (2 March 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open4R (1970, 1974, 1975, 1976)
Wimbledon4R (1974)
US OpenQF (1975)
Doubles
Career record361–295 (Open era)
Career titles16 (Open era)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1972)
WimbledonSF (1972)
US OpenF (1974)
Mixed doubles
Career record14–14
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenF (1975)
WimbledonQF (1970)
US Open3R (1970)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (1976)

Fillol was ranked as high as World No. 14 in singles on the ATP Rankings (achieving that ranking on March 2, 1974) and No. 82 in doubles (January 2, 1984).

In the Open era (after 1968), Fillol won 6 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. In addition Jaime was a founding member and one of the first ATP Presidents. As President of the ATP, Jaime had a passion to create the first Pension Plan of the ATP and thus it was named after him. Jaime is also a member of the University of Miami "Hall of Fame" where he graduated in 1969.

He competed at the 1973 Davis Cup with Patricio Cornejo where he played the longest Davis Cup rubber in terms of games, eventually losing to Americans Stan Smith and Erik van Dillen, winning the first set 9–7, the next 39–37,[1] but lost the next three sets, 6–8, 1–6, 3–6 in the 1973 American Zone Final. The second set is the world record for the most games in a Davis Cup set.

He was also a member of the 1975 Davis Cup team, which advanced to the semifinals, and the 1976 Davis Cup team, which made it all the way to the final, losing to Italy.

He is the older brother of tennis player Álvaro Fillol,[2] and the grandfather of tennis player Nicolás Jarry.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 24 (9 titles, 15 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1968 St. Petersburg, US Clay   Mike Belkin 6–12, 0–6, 5–7, 4–6
Win 1. 1968 Indianapolis, US Clay   Cliff Richey 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 2. 1970 St. Petersburg, US Clay   Željko Franulović 2–6, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 3. 1970 Haverford, US Grass   Ray Ruffels 2–6, 6–7, 3–6
Win 2. 1971 Washington-2, US Carpet (i)   Thomaz Koch 6–1, 3–6, 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Win 3. 1971 Nottingham, UK Grass   Greg Perkins 6–2, 6–3
Win 4. 1971 Clemmons, US Clay   Željko Franulović 4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 4. 1973 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Brian Gottfried W/O
Win 5. 1973 Clemmons, US (2) Clay   Gerald Battrick 6–2, 6–4
Loss 5. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay   Tom Okker 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 5–7
Loss 6. 1974 Orlando WCT, US Clay   John Newcombe 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 7. 1974 Louisville, US Clay   Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 5–7
Win 6. 1975 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay   Jan Kodeš 6–4, 1–6, 6–0, 7–5
Win 7. 1976 Dayton, US Carpet (i)   Andrew Pattison 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Loss 8. 1976 Paris, France Hard (i)   Eddie Dibbs 7–5, 4–6, 4–6, 6–7
Loss 9. 1976 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 2–6, 3–6
Loss 10. 1977 Nottingham, UK Grass   Tim Gullikson Final Abandoned
Loss 11. 1977 Toronto, Canada Hard   Jeff Borowiak 0–6, 1–6
Loss 12. 1977 Madrid, Spain Clay   Björn Borg 3–6, 0–6, 7–6, 6–7
Loss 13. 1977 Santiago, Chile Clay   Guillermo Vilas 0–6, 6–2, 4–6
Loss 14. 1977 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Win 8. 1981 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   David Carter 6–2, 6–3
Win 9. 1982 Itaparica, Brazil Carpet (i)   Ricardo Acuña 7–6, 6–4
Loss 15. 1983 Viña Del Mar, Chile Clay   Víctor Pecci 6–2, 5–7, 4–6

Doubles open era (16 titles, 14 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1968 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay   Joaquin Loyo Mayo   William Brown
  Ron Goldman
8–10, 3–6
Win 1. 1969 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Roy Emerson
  Frew McMillan
W/O
Win 2. 1970 South Orange, U.S. Hard   Patricio Cornejo   Andrés Gimeno
  Rod Laver
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 2. 1971 Bournemouth, England Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Bill Bowrey
  Owen Davidson
6–8, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 3. 1971 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Željko Franulović
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 4–6
Win 3. 1972 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Patricio Cornejo   Jim McManus
  Manuel Orantes
6–4, 6–3, 7–6
Win 4. 1972 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Jaime Pinto-Bravo   Barry Phillips-Moore
  Iván Molina
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Loss 4. 1972 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Juan Gisbert
  Manuel Orantes
7–9, 3–6
Loss 5. 1972 French Open, Paris Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–8, 6–3, 1–6
Loss 6. 1972 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 3–6
Loss 7. 1974 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Tom Gorman
  Marty Riessen
5–7, 1–6
Loss 8. 1974 U.S. Open, New York Grass   Patricio Cornejo   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
3–6, 3–6
Loss 9. 1974 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
4–6, 3–6
Win 5. 1975 Charlotte, U.S. Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Loss 10. 1976 Dayton, U.S. Carpet   Charlie Pasarell   Ray Ruffels
  Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win 6. 1976 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet   Frew McMillan   Alex Metreveli
  Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–2, 6–3
Win 7. 1977 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Dick Crealy
  Cliff Letcher
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 8. 1977 Santiago, Chile Clay   Patricio Cornejo   Henry Bunis
  Paul McNamee
5–7, 6–1, 6–1
Loss 11. 1978 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay   Ilie Năstase   Peter Fleming
  Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 5–7
Win 9. 1978 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Álvaro Fillol   Bob Hewitt
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Win 10. 1978 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Álvaro Fillol   Hans Gildemeister
  Víctor Pecci
6–4, 6–3
Loss 12. 1978 Santiago, Chile Clay   Álvaro Fillol   Hans Gildemeister
  Víctor Pecci
4–6, 3–6
Win 11. 1979 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Álvaro Fillol   Iván Molina
  Jairo Velasco, Sr.
6–7, 6–3, 6–1
Win 12. 1980 San José, Costa Rica Hard   Álvaro Fillol   Anand Amritraj
  Nick Saviano
6–2, 7–6
Win 13. 1980 Republic of China Carpet   Ross Case   Andy Kohlberg
  Larry Stefanki
6–2, 7–6
Win 14. 1980 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Ross Case   Terry Moor
  Eliot Teltscher
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 13. 1981 Palermo, Italy Clay   Belus Prajoux   José Luis Damiani
  Diego Pérez
1–6, 4–6
Loss 14. 1981 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Álvaro Fillol   Marcos Hocevar
  João Soares
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Win 15. 1982 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Pedro Rebolledo   Egan Adams
  Rocky Royer
6–2, 6–3
Win 16. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Stan Smith   Andrés Gómez
  Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–4, 6–3

Mixed Doubles (1 title, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1971 Torquay Carpet   Betty Stöve   Winnie Shaw
  Keith Wooldridge
6–1, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 1. 1975 French Open, Paris Clay   Pam Teeguarden   Thomaz Koch
  Fiorella Bonicelli
4–6, 6–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Loses a 39-37 Set To Chile in Cup Doubles". The New York Times. 6 August 1973. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  2. ^ Mario Cavalla (2006). Historia del Tenis en Chile 1882-2006 (in Spanish). Ocho Libros Editores. p. 190. ISBN 9568018263.

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