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Patricio Cornejo Seckel (Spanish pronunciation: [paˈtɾisjo koɾˈnexo]; born June 6, 1944) is a retired Chilean professional tennis player of the 1970s. He competed at the 1975 Davis Cup with Jaime Fillol and played the longest Davis Cup rubber in terms of games, eventually losing to Stan Smith/Erik van Dillen of the (USA) 9–7, 39–37, 6–8, 1–6, 3–6 in the 1973 American Zone Final. The second set is the world record for the most games in a Davis Cup set.

Patricio Cornejo
Country (sports) Chile
ResidenceSantiago, Chile
Born (1944-06-06) June 6, 1944 (age 75)
Llolleo, Chile
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Retired1983
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record104–184
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 65 (4 September 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1974)
Wimbledon2R (1967)
US Open3R (1972)
Doubles
Career record227–165
Career titles8
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenF (1972)
WimbledonSF (1972)
US OpenF (1974)
Mixed doubles
Career record10–7
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenQF (1975)
WimbledonQF (1972)
US Open2R (1970, 1972)
Team competitions
Davis CupF (1976)

Cornejo retired from tennis in 1983 but still continues to play socially and in charity tournaments.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (8 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1969 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Jaime Fillol   Roy Emerson
  Frew McMillan
W/O
Win 2. 1970 South Orange, U.S. Hard   Jaime Fillol   Andrés Gimeno
  Rod Laver
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 1. 1971 Bournemouth, England Clay   Jaime Fillol   Bill Bowrey
  Owen Davidson
6–8, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 2. 1971 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Jaime Fillol   Željko Franulović
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 4–6
Win 3. 1972 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Jaime Fillol   Jim McManus
  Manuel Orantes
6–4, 6–3, 7–6
Loss 3. 1972 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Jaime Fillol   Juan Gisbert
  Manuel Orantes
7–9, 3–6
Loss 4. 1972 French Open, Paris Clay   Jaime Fillol   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–8, 6–3, 1–6
Loss 5. 1972 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Jaime Fillol   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 3–6
Loss 6. 1973 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Iván Molina   Ricardo Cano
  Guillermo Vilas
6–7, 3–6
Loss 7. 1974 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay   Jaime Fillol   Tom Gorman
  Marty Riessen
5–7, 1–6
Loss 8. 1974 U.S. Open, New York Grass   Jaime Fillol   Robert Lutz
  Stan Smith
3–6, 3–6
Loss 9. 1974 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Jaime Fillol   Manuel Orantes
  Guillermo Vilas
4–6, 3–6
Win 4. 1975 Charlotte, U.S. Clay   Jaime Fillol   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Win 5. 1976 Berlin, Germany Hard   Antonio Muñoz   Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
7–5, 6–1
Win 6. 1976 Santiago, Chile Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Lito Álvarez
  Belus Prajoux
6–3, 7–6
Loss 10. 1977 Murcia, Spain Clay   Hans Gildemeister   Patrice Dominguez
  François Jauffret
5–7, 2–6
Win 7. 1977 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Jaime Fillol   Dick Crealy
  Cliff Letcher
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 8. 1977 Santiago, Chile Clay   Jaime Fillol   Henry Bunis
  Paul McNamee
5–7, 6–1, 6–1

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