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Mark Edmondson (born June 1954[1] in Gosford, New South Wales) is a retired Australian professional tennis player.

Mark Edmondson
Country (sports) Australia
BornJune 1954 (age 64–65)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record252–240 (51.21%)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 15 (17 May 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1976)
French Open2R (1977)
WimbledonSF (1982)
US Open3R (1977, 1981, 1983)
Doubles
Career record507–259
Career titles34
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
French OpenW (1985)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1983)

Edmondson won the 1976 Australian Open while ranked 212th in the world, and remains the lowest-ranked winner of a Grand Slam tournament since the ATP rankings were introduced in 1973.[2] He is the last Australian to date to win the men's singles at the Australian Open.[3]

Edmondson's best subsequent performance in Grand Slams was reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open in 1981 and Wimbledon in 1982, which took him to a career-high singles ranking of #15. As a doubles player, he won 34 titles, including five in Grand Slams.

Contents

Grand Slam performanceEdit

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Australian Open 1R W QF A 2R QF 3R SF 1R 3R 2R 1R NH 3R
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R A
Wimbledon 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R SF 3R 3R 1R 1R A
US Open A 1R 3R 1R 1R A 3R 2R 3R A A A A

NH = tournament not held.
A = did not participate in the tournament.

Grand Slam finals, 10 (6 wins, 4 losses)Edit

Men's Singles, 1 (1 win)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Win 1976 Australian Open Grass   John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1

Men's Doubles, 7 (5 wins, 2 losses)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1980 Australian Open (1/1) Grass   Kim Warwick   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Win 1981 Australian Open (2/2) Grass   Kim Warwick   Hank Pfister
  John Sadri
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Win 1983 Australian Open (3/3) Grass   Paul McNamee   Steve Denton
  Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–6
Loss 1983 French Open (0/1) Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Hans Simonsson
  Anders Järryd
7–6(7-4), 6–4, 6–2
Win 1984 Australian Open (4/4) Grass   Sherwood Stewart   Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–2, 7–5
Loss 1985 Australian Open (4/5) Grass   Kim Warwick   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 1985 French Open (1/2) Clay   Kim Warwick   Shlomo Glickstein
  Hans Simonsson
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3

Mixed Doubles 2 (2 losses)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1980 Wimbledon (0/1) Grass   Dianne Fromholtz   Tracy Austin
  John Austin
4–6, 7–6(8-6), 6–3
Loss 1986 French Open (0/1) Clay   Rosalyn Fairbank   Kathy Jordan
  Ken Flach
3–6, 7–6(7-3), 6–3

Career finalsEdit

Singles (6 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1
Win 2–0 1976 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Phil Dent 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Win 3–0 1978 Brisbane, Australia Grass   John Alexander 6–4, 7–6
Loss 3–1 1979 Hobart, Australia Grass   Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 4–6
Loss 3–2 1979 Surbiton, England Grass   Victor Amaya 4–6, 5–7
Win 4–2 1981 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Brad Drewett 7–5, 6–2
Loss 4–3 1981 Linz, Austria Hard (i)   Gianni Ocleppo 5–7, 1–6
Win 5–3 1981 Bristol, England Grass   Roscoe Tanner 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Win 6–3 1981 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Chris Lewis 7–6, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 6–4 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Vincent Van Patten 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 6–5 1981 Hong Kong Hard   Van Winitsky 4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Loss 6–6 1983 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Jimmy Connors 6–7, 1–6

Doubles (34 titles, 34 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   John Marks   Chris Kachel
  Peter McNamara
6–1, 6–1
Loss 1. 1976 Palma de Mallorca, Spain Clay   John Marks   John Andrews
  Colin Dibley
3–6, 5–7
Loss 2. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   John Marks   Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
3–6, 6–7
Win 2. 1977 Båstad, Sweden Clay   John Marks   Jean-Louis Haillet
  François Jauffret
6–4, 6–0
Loss 3. 1978 Florence, Italy Clay   John Marks   Corrado Barazzutti
  Adriano Panatta
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Win 3. 1978 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Tom Okker   Bob Hewitt
  Kim Warwick
6–4, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Win 4. 1978 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Bob Carmichael   Péter Szőke
  Balázs Taróczy
7–5, 6–4
Loss 4. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Bob Carmichael   Tom Okker
  Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 3–6
Loss 5. 1978 Stowe, United States Hard   Kim Warwick   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Loss 6. 1978 Hartford, United States Carpet   Van Winitsky   John McEnroe
  Bill Maze
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Loss 7. 1978 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   John Marks   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
4–6, 3–6
Win 5. 1978 Hong Kong Hard   John Marks   Hank Pfister
  Brad Rowe
5–7, 7–6, 6–1
Loss 8. 1978 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet   John Marks   Sherwood Stewart
  Butch Walts
2–6, 7–6, 6–7
Loss 9. 1979 Hamburg, Germany Clay   John Marks   Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 1–6, 6–7
Win 6. 1979 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   John Marks   Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 10. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay   John Marks   Heinz Günthardt
  Bob Hewitt
2–6, 2–6
Win 7. 1979 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet   John Marks   Pat Du Pré
  Robert Lutz
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Win 8. 1980 Rome, Italy Clay   Kim Warwick   Balázs Taróczy
  Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 7–6
Win 9. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass   Kim Warwick   Andrew Pattison
  Butch Walts
7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 15–13
Loss 11. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Kim Warwick   Colin Dowdeswell
  Ismail El Shafei
4–6, 4–6
Win 10. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Kim Warwick   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Win 11. 1981 Houston, United States Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Anand Amritraj
  Fred McNair
6–4, 6–3
Loss 12. 1981 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Mike Estep   Paul McNamee
  Peter McNamara
6–2, 4–6, 6–7
Win 12. 1981 Båstad, Sweden Clay   John Fitzgerald   Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Loss 13. 1981 San Francisco, United States Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
2–6, 2–6
Loss 14. 1981 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Mike Estep   Rod Frawley
  Chris Lewis
5–7, 6–4, 6–7
Win 13. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Kim Warwick   Hank Pfister
  John Sadri
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Win 14. 1982 Adelaide-2, Australia Grass   Kim Warwick   Andrew Jarrett
  Jonathan Smith
7–5, 4–6, 7–6
Win 15. 1982 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet   Kim Warwick   Syd Ball
  Rolf Gehring
6–4, 6–2
Win 16. 1982 Munich-2 WCT, Germany Carpet   Tomáš Šmíd   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Win 17. 1982 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Fritz Buehning
  Kevin Curren
7–5, 6–2
Loss 15. 1982 Milan, Italy Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Heinz Günthardt
  Peter McNamara
6–7, 6–7
Win 18. 1982 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet   Steve Denton   Tony Giammalva
  Tim Mayotte
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Loss 16. 1982 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Paul McNamee
  Peter McNamara
7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Loss 17. 1982 Houston, United States Clay   Peter McNamara   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
5–7, 4–6
Win 19. 1982 Hilton Head WCT, United States Clay   Rod Frawley   Alan Waldman
  Van Winitsky
6–1, 7–5
Loss 18. 1982 Bristol, England Grass   Kim Warwick   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–7
Win 20. 1982 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Brian Teacher   Andreas Maurer
  Wolfgang Popp
6–3, 6–1
Win 21. 1982 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Kim Warwick   Rod Frawley
  Pavel Složil
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 22. 1982 Toronto, Canada Hard   Steve Denton   John McEnroe
  Peter Fleming
6–7, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 19. 1982 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Steve Denton   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
2–6, 3–6
Loss 20. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, United States Clay   Kim Warwick   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
W/O
Loss 21. 1982 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Steve Denton   John McEnroe
  Peter Rennert
3–6, 6–7
Loss 22. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Brian Gottfried   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Loss 23. 1983 French Open, Paris Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
6–7, 4–6, 2–6
Win 23. 1983 North Conway, United States Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Eric Fromm
  Drew Gitlin
7–6, 6–1
Win 24. 1983 Indianapolis, United States Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–3, 6–2
Loss 24. 1983 Brisbane, Australia Carpet   Kim Warwick   Pat Cash
  Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–7
Win 25. 1983 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Sherwood Stewart   John McEnroe
  Peter Rennert
6–2, 6–4
Win 26. 1983 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Steve Denton
  John Fitzgerald
6–1, 6–4
Win 27. 1983 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Paul McNamee   Steve Denton
  Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–6
Win 28. 1984 Boca West, United States Hard   Sherwood Stewart   David Dowlen
  Nduka Odizor
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 25. 1984 Luxembourg Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Anders Järryd
  Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 5–7
Win 29. 1984 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Jan Gunnarsson
  Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–1
Loss 26. 1984 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Sherwood Stewart   Anders Järryd
  Hans Simonsson
4–6, 4–6
Loss 27. 1984 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Tony Giammalva
  Sammy Giammalva Jr.
6–7, 4–6
Loss 28. 1984 Hong Kong Hard   Paul McNamee   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
7–6, 3–6, 5–7
Win 30. 1984 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Sherwood Stewart   Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–2, 7–5
Win 31. 1985 Munich, Germany Clay   Kim Warwick   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Loss 29. 1985 Dallas, United States Carpet   Sherwood Stewart   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 1–6
Win 32. 1985 French Open, Paris Clay   Kim Warwick   Shlomo Glickstein
  Hans Simonsson
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 30. 1985 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Brad Drewett   Wojtek Fibak
  Tomáš Šmíd
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 31. 1985 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Kim Warwick   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
3–6, 2–6
Loss 32. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Kim Warwick   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Win 33. 1985 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Kim Warwick   Nelson Aerts
  Tomm Warneke
6–4, 6–4
Loss 33. 1986 Rome, Italy Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
6–7, 2–6
Loss 34. 1986 Bristol, England Grass   Wally Masur   Christo Steyn
  Danie Visser
7–6, 6–7, 10–12
Win 34. 1987 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Brad Drewett   Peter Doohan
  Laurie Warder
6–4, 4–6, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sources do not show a specific consistent birth date – both 24 June 1954 and 28 June 1954 are indicated.[citation needed]
  2. ^ "The Age - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.au. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/sports/tennis/14aussie.html The Last Gasp of Australian Tennis’s Golden Era]

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