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Kim Warwick (born 8 April 1952) is an Australian former professional male tennis player who competed on the ATP Tour from 1970–1987 reaching the final of the singles Australian Open in 1980.[1] He defeated over 35 players ranked in the top 10 including Guillermo Vilas, Raul Ramerez, Vitas Gerulaitis, Jan Kodeš, Bob Lutz and Arthur Ashe. Warwick's career-high singles ranking was World No. 15, achieved in 1981. He won three singles titles and 26 doubles, including Australian Open 1978 (with Wojtek Fibak) and Australian Open 1980 and 1981, and Roland Garros 1985, and was also a runner-up in Australian Open 1986, all of them partnering fellow countryman Mark Edmondson. Partnering with Evonne Goolagong, he won the French Open 1972, defeating Françoise Dürr and Jean-Claude Barclay in the final 6–2, 6–4. Evonne and Kim were finalists in 1972 at Wimbledon against Rosie Casals and Ilie Năstase who won 6–4, 6–4.

Kim Warwick
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceClearwater, Florida, USA
Born (1952-04-08) 8 April 1952 (age 67)
Sydney, Australia
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1970
Retired1987 (brief comeback in 1996)
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$994,045
Singles
Career record268–253
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 15 (12 October 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1980)
French Open2R (1977, 1979, 1980)
Wimbledon4R (1977)
US OpenQF (1982)
Doubles
Career record449–289
Career titles26
Highest rankingNo. 10 (9 December 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1978, 1980, 1981)
French OpenW (1985)
WimbledonQF (1977, 1982)
US OpenSF (1977)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (1972, 1976)
WimbledonF (1972)

Kim also was a member of the winning team of World Team Tennis in 1975 (Pittsburgh Triangles) and 1986 (San Antonio Racquets). Warwick also holds the record for the most match points missed in a losing effort, having held 11 chances to defeat eventual champion Adriano Panatta in the Rome Masters in 1976.[2]

Kim's best record is his streak of 21 consecutive Grand Slam appearances. His streak began in 1975, and did not end until 1980. His record would later be surpassed by Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg, who would run it out to 54 consecutive slam appearances.

Contents

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1980 Australian Open[1] Grass   Brian Teacher 5–7, 6–7(4–7), 2–6

Doubles (4 titles)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1978 Australian Open Grass   Wojciech Fibak   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
7–6, 7–5
Winner 1980 Australian Open Grass   Mark Edmondson   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1981 Australian Open Grass   Mark Edmondson   Hank Pfister
  John Sadri
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 1985 French Open Clay   Mark Edmondson   Shlomo Glickstein
  Hans Simonsson
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3

Mixed Doubles (2 titles, 1 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1972 French Open Clay   Evonne Goolagong   Françoise Dürr
  Jean-Claude Barclay
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1972 Wimbledon Grass   Evonne Goolagong   Rosemary Casals
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1976 French Open Clay   Ilana Kloss   Linky Boshoff
  Colin Dowdeswell
5–7, 7–6, 6–2

Grand Slam tournament performance timelineEdit

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

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 2R QF 3R 1R 1R 3R 3R F QF A 1R 2R 0 / 13
French Open A 1R 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 7
Wimbledon 1R 1R A 3R 3R 3R 4R 2R 1R 2R A 1R A A 0 / 10
US Open A A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R A A QF 3R A 0 / 8
Strike Rate 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 5 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 38

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (3 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1972 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Alex Metreveli 3–6, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1974 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Onny Parun 3–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1976 Bangalore, India Clay   Sashi Menon 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Manuel Orantes 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 1978 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Ulrich Pinner 2–6, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 1978 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Tim Wilkison 3–6, 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 2. 1979 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Bernard Mitton 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1980 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   John McEnroe 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Heinz Günthardt 6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Fritz Buehning 6–2, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Brian Teacher 5–7, 6–7, 2–6

Doubles (26 titles, 26 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1974 Omaha, U.S. Other   Ian Fletcher   Jürgen Fassbender
  Karl Meiler
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1974 Tempe, U.S. Hard   Ian Fletcher   Jürgen Fassbender
  Karl Meiler
6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 1974 Cedar Grove, U.S. Other   Steve Siegel   Dick Crealy
  Bob Tanis
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 1975 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet   Patrice Dominguez   Arthur Ashe
  Tom Okker
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1975 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Allan Stone   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard   Syd Ball   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 1976 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Dick Crealy   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 2. 1976 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Syd Ball   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1976 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard   Syd Ball   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Syd Ball   Mark Edmondson
  John Marks
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Syd Ball   Cliff Letcher
  Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1977 Denver, U.S. Carpet   Syd Ball   Colin Dibley
  Geoff Masters
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 1977 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Phil Dent   Bob Hewitt
  Karl Meiler
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Geoff Masters   Colin Dibley
  Chris Kachel
6–2, 7–6
Winner 5. 1977 Hong Kong Hard   Syd Ball   Marty Riessen
  Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Syd Ball   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1978 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Bob Hewitt   Mark Edmondson
  Tom Okker
4–6, 6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1978 Stowe, United States Hard   Mark Edmondson   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 7. 1978 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Wojtek Fibak   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
7–6, 7–5
Winner 8. 1979 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Bernard Mitton   Andrew Jarrett
  Jonathan Smith
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 1980 Metz, France Carpet   Chris Delaney   Colin Dibley
  Gene Mayer
6–7, 5–7
Winner 9. 1980 Nice, France Clay   Chris Delaney   Stanislav Birner
  Jiří Hřebec
6–4, 6–0
Winner 10. 1980 Rome, Italy Clay   Mark Edmondson   Balázs Taróczy
  Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 7–6
Winner 11. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass   Mark Edmondson   Andrew Pattison
  Butch Walts
7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 15–13
Runner-up 14. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Mark Edmondson   Colin Dowdeswell
  Ismail El Shafei
4–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Mark Edmondson   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Winner 13. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Mark Edmondson   Hank Pfister
  John Sadri
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 14. 1982 Adelaide-2, Australia Grass   Mark Edmondson   Andrew Jarrett
  Jonathan Smith
7–5, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 15. 1982 Guarujá, Brazil Clay   Phil Dent   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–7, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 15. 1982 Denver, U.S. Carpet   Phil Dent   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
4–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 1982 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   Mark Edmondson   Syd Ball
  Rolf Gehring
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 16. 1982 Bristol, England Grass   Mark Edmondson   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–7
Winner 17. 1982 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Mark Edmondson   Rod Frawley
  Pavel Složil
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 17. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay   Mark Edmondson   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
W/O
Runner-up 18. 1982 Hong Kong Hard   Van Winitsky   Charles Buzz Strode
  Morris Skip Strode
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 18. 1983 Stowe, U.S. Hard   Brad Drewett   Fritz Buehning
  Tom Gullikson
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 1983 Brisbane, Australia Carpet   Mark Edmondson   Pat Cash
  Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–7
Winner 19. 1983 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet   Wally Masur   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1984 Toronto, Canada Hard   John Fitzgerald   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 21. 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard   Sherwood Stewart   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
5–7, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 20. 1985 Munich, Germany Clay   Mark Edmondson   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 21. 1985 French Open, Paris Clay   Mark Edmondson   Shlomo Glickstein
  Hans Simonsson
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 1985 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Pavel Složil   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 1985 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Mark Edmondson   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
3–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 1985 Hong Kong Hard   Brad Drewett   Jakob Hlasek
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 24. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Mark Edmondson   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 23. 1985 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Mark Edmondson   Nelson Aerts
  Tomm Warneke
6–4, 6–4
Winner 24. 1986 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Mark Kratzmann   Christo Steyn
  Danie Visser
6–3, 6–4
Winner 25. 1986 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Sherwood Stewart   Pat Cash
  Slobodan Živojinović
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1986 Wembley, England Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–3, 6–7, 2–6
Winner 26. 1987 Orlando, U.S. Hard   Sherwood Stewart   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 26. 1988 Orlando, U.S. Hard   Sherwood Stewart   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
4–6, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1980 Australian Open results". atpworldtour.com.
  2. ^ "Tommy Haas converts 13th match point to beat Isner in five sets". 1 June 2013 – via www.bbc.co.uk.

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