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Mark Farrell (6 May 1953 – 26 November 2018)[1] was a professional tennis player from Great Britain.

Mark Farrell
Country (sports)United Kingdom Great Britain
Born(1953-05-06)6 May 1953
Liverpool, England
Died26 November 2018(2018-11-26) (aged 65)
PlaysLeft-handed
Singles
Career record11–38
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 120 (20 Dec 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1974)
French Open1R (1975)
Wimbledon2R (1976)
US Open1R (1974)
Doubles
Career record13–31
Career titles0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1973)
French Open1R (1973)
Wimbledon2R (1973)
US Open1R (1974)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonF (1974)
US OpenQF (1974)

Contents

CareerEdit

Farrell and Lesley Charles were mixed doubles runners-up at the 1974 Wimbledon Championships.[2] In 1974 he was also a losing finalist at a WCT event in London and represented Great Britain in a Davis Cup tie against Iran. He played the doubles rubber, with John Lloyd, which they won.[3] Farrell scored a win against Björn Borg at the 1973 NSW Championships.[4] Two years later he secured another upset victory, over Stan Smith at Nottingham.[5]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1974 Wimbledon Grass   Lesley Charles   Owen Davidson
  Billie Jean King
3–6, 7–9

WCT career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1974 London, Great Britain Hard   John Lloyd   Ove Nils Bengtson
  Björn Borg
6–7, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mark Farrell: 1953-2018". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  3. ^ Davis Cup Profile
  4. ^ The Age, "Borg movie plan for Open", 13 July 1978, p. 25
  5. ^ ATP World Tour Profile