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John Feaver (born 16 February 1952) is a former professional tennis player from the United Kingdom.[1][2]

John Feaver
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceWimbledon, London
Born (1952-02-16) 16 February 1952 (age 67)
Fleet, Hampshire
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record67–167
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 98 (31 October 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1974)
French Open1R (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983)
Wimbledon4R (1973)
US Open4R (1977)
Doubles
Career record126–171
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1974, 1977Jan)
French OpenSF (1982)
WimbledonQF (1981)
US Open3R (1977)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1981)
Team competitions
Davis Cup1R (1983)

CareerEdit

After attending Millfield, Feaver enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles.[3][4] During his career he reached 10 doubles finals, achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 98 in October 1973, and a career-high doubles ranking of 104 in January 1983. He was a French Open doubles semi-finalist in 1982.[5] For over 20 years (1976 to 1997), Feaver held the record for serving the most aces in a single Wimbledon match, 42, achieved against John Newcombe (although Feaver still lost the match).[6] He also represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup between 1977 and 1983.[7] John has enjoyed a successful career in sport and media after his tennis days and lives between Wimbledon, Somerset and South Africa.[8][9]

Personal lifeEdit

He married South African Alison Braatvedt and has two children Lucinda and James, who is also a tennis player. John is an accomplished golfer and cricketer and works closely with sports charity StreetGames.[10]

Grand Prix and WCT circuit doubles finals (10)Edit

Titles (1)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1974 Jackson, U.S. Carpet   Byron Bertram   Fred McNair
  Grover Raz Reid
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1975 Istanbul, Turkey Carpet   Colin Dowdeswell   Colin Dibley
  Thomaz Koch
2–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1976 London, England Carpet   John James   David Lloyd
  John Lloyd
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1977 Basel, Switzerland Carpet   John James   Mark Cox
  Buster Mottram
5–7, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1979 Palermo, Italy Clay   Ismail El Shafei   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
5–7, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1979 Madrid, Spain Clay   Robin Drysdale   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1980 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Peter McNamara   Heinz Günthardt
  Markus Günthardt
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1980 Bordeaux, France Clay   Gilles Moretton   Gianni Ocleppo
  Ricardo Ycaza
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1981 Nancy, France Hard (i)   Jiří Hřebec   Ilie Năstase
  Adriano Panatta
4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1981 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Steve Krulevitz   Steve Meister
  Van Winitsky
6–3, 3–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wilson, Bill (2011-06-16). "BBC News – From tennis court to business deals". Bbc.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  2. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10002243
  3. ^ "StreetGames' John Feaver featured on BBC News". StreetGames. 2011-06-17. Archived from the original on 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2014-08-26. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 97: Feaver's record safe for a while – Sport". The Independent. 1997-06-24. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  5. ^ "BBC talk to Team Bath tennis". Team Bath. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  6. ^ http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/magazine/the-chaotic-spectacle-of-the-1977-us-open.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  7. ^ Wilson, Bill (2014-05-23). "BBC News – Sporting chance for disadvantaged youth". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  8. ^ "Feaver Head To Head | John Feaver vs I. Nastase H2H". Stevegtennis.com. 1952-02-16. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  9. ^ Eleanor Preston. "Wimbledon: Others jest but McEnroe has to be serious | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-08-26.
  10. ^ Baker, Andrew (2001-04-10). "Henman thrives as single man". Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-08-26.

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