John Sadri

John Sadri (born September 19, 1956) is a former tennis player from the United States. He reached the final of the 1979 Australian Open, won two singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 13 in September 1980. Sadri formerly ran a junior tennis academy at Russell Tennis Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

John Sadri
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Country (sports) United States
ResidenceCharlotte, North Carolina
Born (1956-09-19) September 19, 1956 (age 65)
Charlotte, NC
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Turned pro1976
Retired1987
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$895,455
Singles
Career record213–189
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 14 (September 29, 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1979)
French Open1R (1980)
WimbledonQF (1984)
US Open3R (1978)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsQF (1980)
Doubles
Career record106–115
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 12 (December 13, 1982)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1981, 1982)
WimbledonSF (1979)
US OpenSF (1983)

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1979 Australian Open Grass   Guillermo Vilas 6–7(5–7), 3–6, 2–6

Grand Slam tournament performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 SR
Australian Open 3R F QF 1R 4R 2R 4R 3R NH 1R 0 / 9
French Open A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1
Wimbledon A 3R 2R 3R 1R 1R QF 2R 3R 2R 0 / 9
US Open 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R A 0 / 9
Strike Rate 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 28

Career finalsEdit

Singles (2 wins, 3 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Dec 1979 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Guillermo Vilas 6–7(4–7), 3–6, 2–6
Win 1–1 Jan 1980 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Tim Wilkison 6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Mar 1981 Denver, U.S. Carpet (i)   Gene Mayer 4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Jan 1982 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Carpet (i)   Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7, 2–6
Win 2–3 Feb 1982 Denver, United States Carpet (i)   Andrés Gómez 4–6, 6–1, 6–4

Doubles (3 wins, 6 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1979 North Conway, U.S. Clay   Tim Wilkison   Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
4–6, 6–7
Loss 0–2 Jan 1980 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Tim Wilkison   Peter Feigl
  Rod Frawley
2–6, 5–7
Win 1–2 Jun 1980 Manchester, Great Britain Grass   Tim Wilkison   Dennis Ralston
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–3 Oct 1980 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet (i)   Tim Wilkison   Fritz Buehning
  Ferdi Taygan
1–6, 2–6
Loss 1–4 Dec 1981 Sydney, Australia Grass   Hank Pfister   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
7–6, 6–7, 6–7
Loss 1–5 Dec 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Hank Pfister   Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Win 2–5 Jul 1982 Newport, U.S. Grass   Andy Andrews   Syd Ball
  Rod Frawley
3–6, 7–6, 7–5
Win 3–5 Aug 1982 Stowe, U.S. Hard   Andy Andrews   Mike Fishbach
  Eric Fromm
6–3, 6–4
Loss 3–6 Dec 1982 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Andy Andrews   John Alexander
  John Fitzgerald
4–6, 6–7

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