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Martin Mulligan

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Martin "Marty" Mulligan (born 18 October 1940) is a former tennis player from Australia. He is best known for reaching the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 1962, where he was defeated by fellow Australian Rod Laver.[2][3]

Martin Mulligan
Martin Mulligan 1968.jpg
Full nameMartin Frederick Mulligan
Country (sports) Australia
 Italy (1968)
ResidenceSan Francisco, United States
Born (1940-10-18) 18 October 1940 (age 79)
Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1958)
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 4 (1967, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1964)
French OpenQF (1959, 1962, 1970)
WimbledonF (1962)
US Open2R (1966)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1961)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1960)

Personal lifeEdit

Mulligan was born in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville.

Tennis careerEdit


In 1958 he won the Boys' Singles title at the Australian Championships,[4] as well as the Boys' Doubles (w/Bob Hewitt).[5]

Pro tourEdit

He was runner-up in the Men's Doubles at the Australian Championships in 1961.[6] In 1962 he was in the finals of the Dutch Open in Hilversum, and he won the men's singles title at the Italian Championships three times in 1963, 1965 and 1967.[7][8] He won singles titles in 1966 and 1967 at the Swedish Open in Bastad and the Austrian Open at Kitzbuhel. Mulligan won the 1970 Japan Championships. He was ranked in the world's top 10 in 1962, '63, '65 and '67, reaching as high as World No. 4 in the latter year.[1] Mulligan won 1960 U.S. Claycourts doubles (w/Hewitt) and the 1962 German Doubles (w/Hewitt). Mulligan was a member of the 1968 Italian Davis Cup team,[9] playing a total of eleven matches.[10] Mulligan was ranked no 1 in Italy between 1968 and 1971. He was the coach of Italian Davis Cup team for ten years and was the first non-Italian to receive the Golden Racquet Award by the Italian Tennis Federation.[11]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner–up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1962 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Rod Laver 2–6, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1961 Australian Championships Grass   Roy Emerson   Rod Laver
  Bob Mark
3–6, 5–7, 6–3, 11–9, 2–6


  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 428.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon Men's Finals". All About Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Today in Wimbledon History". Today in Sport. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Australian Open – Boys Singles Champions". Australian Open. Archived from the original on 2 April 2010. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Australian Open – Boys' Doubles Champions". Australian Open. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Australian Open Men's Doubles". World Tennis Source. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Muster trounces Krajicek for title". Manila Standard. 21 May 1996. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  8. ^ "Mulligan carries Italy's tennis hopes". Pittsburgh Press. 24 April 1969. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Mulligan may play for Italy". The Age. 1 November 1967. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Martin Mulligan". Davis Cup. Retrieved 8 April 2010.
  11. ^ "Court honoured in Italy". Tennis Australia. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2010.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit