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Ove Nils Bengtson (born 5 April 1945), is a former professional tennis player from Sweden. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 5 doubles titles. Bengtson was a member of the Swedish Davis Cup team from 1967–1979, posting a 7–14 record in singles and a 15–14 record in doubles. He was part of the Swedish team winning the 1975 Davis Cup, defeating Czechoslovakia in the final in Stockholm.[1]

Ove Bengtson
Full nameOve Nils Bengtson
Country (sports) Sweden
Born (1945-04-05) 5 April 1945 (age 74)
Danderyd, Sweden
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record106–159
Highest rankingNo. 43 (22 November 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon3R (1966, 1968, 1979)
US Open3R (1969)
Career record103–120

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (5 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1969 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Thomaz Koch   Owen Davidson
  Dennis Ralston
6–8, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1972 Albany, U.S. Carpet   Björn Borg   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–2, 2–6
Winner 1. 1973 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet   Jim McManus   Terry Addison
  Colin Dibley
6–2, 7–5
Winner 2. 1973 Eastbourne, England Grass   Jim McManus   Manuel Orantes
  Ion Ţiriac
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1973 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Jim McManus   Roy Emerson
  Stan Smith
2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 1974 Bologna WCT, Italy Carpet   Björn Borg   Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 5–7, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 4. 1974 London WCT, England Hard (i)   Björn Borg   Mark Farrell
  John Lloyd
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 1974 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Björn Borg   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 1975 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Björn Borg   Juan Gisbert Sr.
  Manuel Orantes
7–6, 7–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Christian Dahlgren (15 January 2009). "Björn Borg på nervigt uppdrag" (in Swedish). Östgöta Correspondenten. Retrieved 30 November 2015.

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