Mark Dickson (tennis)

Mark Dickson (born 8 December 1959) is a former professional tennis player.[1]

Mark Dickson
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceMiami, Florida
Born (1959-12-08) 8 December 1959 (age 61)
Tampa, Florida
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro1982
Prize money$686,138
Career record128–119
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 32 (4 March 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1983)
French Open2R (1983)
Wimbledon2R (1984)
US OpenQF (1983)
Career record116–117
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 23 (19 September 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1985)
French Open3R (1985)
Wimbledon2R (1983, 1984)
US OpenQF (1983)

Playing college tennis at Clemson University, Dickson was selected as the 1982 ITCA Senior Player of the Year. Additionally, he was named All-American in singles in 1980, 1981 and 1982. In 1981 he was also named All-American in doubles. Dickson turned pro in 1982 after becoming the first three-time All-America at Clemson University from 1980-82.[2]

As a tour pro, Dickson is best known for being a quarter-finalist in the 1983 US Open where he defeated Stefan Simonsson, Mel Purcell, Danie Visser and John Lloyd before losing to compatriot Bill Scanlon. He captured two grand prix tour titles, at Houston and Toulouse.

Born in Tampa, Florida, Dickson graduated from Jesuit High School in 1978. He lived in Sarasota, Florida while on tour.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 1983 Munich WCT, West Germany Carpet (i)   Brian Teacher 6–1, 4–6, 2–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Apr 1984 Houston WCT, USA Clay   Sammy Giammalva Jr. 6–3, 6–2
Win 2–1 Nov 1984 Grand Prix de Tennis de Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Heinz Günthardt 7–6, 6–4


  1. ^ "Mark Dickson". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  2. ^ "Mark Dickson | Bio | ATP World Tour | Tennis". Retrieved 2015-10-06.

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