Lawson Duncan (born October 26, 1964) is a retired American tennis player. The right-hander reached his highest Association of Tennis Professionals singles ranking on May 20, 1985, when he became World No. 47. His best performance in a grand slam tennis tournament was the 1989 French Open, where he reached the fourth round.

Lawson Duncan
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceNorth Carolina
Born (1964-10-26) 26 October 1964 (age 55)
Asheville, North Carolina
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro1984
Retired1991
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$514,450
Singles
Career record105–110
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 47 (20 May 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open4R (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1990)
US Open2R (1989)
Doubles
Career record11–31
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 182 (6 April 1987)

A pioneer of the heavy topspin game, he was an All-America at Clemson University his freshman year before turning pro. He plays in exhibition matches against longtime friend and former pro Tim Wilkison during special banquets in the Asheville area.

Duncan graduated from Asheville High School in 1983.

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 1985 Madrid, Spain Clay   Andreas Maurer 5–7, 2–6

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