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Jeff Borowiak (born September 25, 1949) is a former professional tennis player from the United States, who won five singles and three doubles titles during his professional career, reaching a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 20 in August 1977.

Jeff Borowiak
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceSeattle, WA United States
Born (1949-09-25) September 25, 1949 (age 69)
Berkeley, CA, USA
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1967)
Retired1986
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record276-291 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 20 (August 30, 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1982)
French Open3R (1978)
Wimbledon4R (1971, 1981)
US Open3R (1968)
Doubles
Career record146-211 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1977, 1978)
Wimbledon3R (1974, 1976, 1977)
US OpenQF (1971)

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PersonalEdit

Borowiak is also an accomplished musician, mastering the flute and the piano. He was also indirectly involved in the formation of the group Metallica when he invested in his friend and Danish fellow player Torben Ulrich's son band Lars Rocket, which later became Metallica.[citation needed]

Tennis careerEdit

Borowiak played number one singles on one of the greatest collegiate tennis team of all time for the UCLA Bruins. Haroon Rahim played number two singles, Jimmy Connors played at number three. Borowiak and Connors were NCAA champions, while Rahim remains the youngest player ever to represent his country in the Davis Cup competition.

Borowiak was ATP Comeback Player of the Year in 1981.[1]

Borowiak was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame.[2]

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (5 titles – 6 runners-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Oct 1971 Cologne WCT, Germany Carpet   Robert Lutz 3–6, 7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Loss 2. Jul 1972 Bretton Woods, USA Hard   Cliff Richey 1–6, 0–6
Loss 3. Apr 1974 New Orleans WCT, USA Hard   John Newcombe 4–6, 2–6
Win 1. Apr 1973 Charlotte WCT, USA Clay   Dick Stockton 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Win 2. Nov 1974 Oslo, Norway Indoor   Karl Meiler 6–3, 6–2
Loss 4. Jan 1976 Atlanta WCT, USA Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 2–6, 4–6
Win 3. Feb 1977 Dayton, USA Carpet (i)   Buster Mottram 6–3, 6–3
Win 4. Jul 1977 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Jean-François Caujolle 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Win 5. Aug 1977 Toronto, Canada Clay   Jaime Fillol 6–0, 6–1
Loss 5. Mar 1981 Tampa, USA Hard   Mel Purcell 6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 6. Nov 1981 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Vitas Gerulaitis 4–6, 6–7, 1–6

Doubles: 9 (3 titles – 6 runners-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Oct 1973 Osaka, Japan.   Tom Gorman   Jun Kamiwazumi
  Ken Rosewall
6–4, 7–6
Win 2. Feb 1974 Hempstead WCT, USA Hard   Dick Crealy   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Win 3. Aug 1974 Bretton Woods, USA Clay   Rod Laver   Georges Goven
  Francois Jauffret
6–3, 6–2
Loss 1. Nov 1973 Oslo, Norway Indoor   Vitas Gerulaitis   Karl Meiler
  Haroon Rahim
3–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Oct 1975 Maui, USA Hard   Haroon Rahim   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Loss 3. Mar 1976 Caracas, Venezuela Clay   Ilie Năstase   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 4–6
Loss 4. Feb 1977 Dayton, USA Carpet (i)   Andrew Pattison   Hank Pfister
  Butch Walts
4–6, 6–7
Loss 5. Oct 1977 Paris, France Hard   Roger Taylor   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 0–6
Loss 6. Aug 1978 Indianapolis, USA Clay   Chris Lewis   Gene Mayer
  Hank Pfister
3–6, 1–6

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