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Pieter ("Piet") Aldrich (born 7 September 1965) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. A doubles specialist, he won 2 Grand Slam men's doubles titles (1 Australian Open and 1 US Open).[1] Aldrich reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1990.

Pieter Aldrich
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceVereeniging, South Africa
Born (1965-09-07) 7 September 1965 (age 54)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1987
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$790,019
Singles
Career record36–40
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 64 (21 November 1988)
Doubles
Career record148–83
Career titles9
Highest rankingNo. 1 (23 July 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1990)
French OpenQF (1990)
WimbledonF (1990)
US OpenW (1990)

CareerEdit

Aldrich won the first of 9 career doubles titles in 1988 at Charleston, South Carolina.[2]

In 1990 Aldrich won the men's doubles titles at both the Australian Open and the U.S. Open, partnering his fellow South African player Danie Visser. The pair were also doubles runners-up at Wimbledon that year.[3]

1990 also saw Aldrich win his first (and only) top-level singles title at Newport, Rhode Island.[4][5] His career-high ranking in singles was world No. 64, which he achieved in 1988.[6]

Aldrich won the final doubles title of his career in 1992 in Johannesburg.[7]

Career titlesEdit

Doubles (9 titles, 10 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1988 Charleston, U.S. Clay   Danie Visser   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1988 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay   Danie Visser   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1988 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Danie Visser   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1988 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard   Danie Visser   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1989 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Danie Visser   Darren Cahill
  Wally Masur
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1989 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard   Danie Visser   Mark Kratzmann
  Wally Masur
3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 2. 1989 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Danie Visser   Peter Doohan
  Laurie Warder
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1989 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Danie Visser   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1989 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Danie Visser   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 1989 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet   Danie Visser   Kevin Curren
  Eric Jelen
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1990 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Danie Visser   Pat Cash
  Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1990 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Danie Visser   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass   Danie Visser   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
6–7, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 6. 1990 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Danie Visser   Per Henricsson
  Nicklas Utgren
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 1990 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Danie Visser   Paul Annacone
  David Wheaton
6–2, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 1990 Berlin, Germany Carpet   Danie Visser   Kevin Curren
  Patrick Galbraith
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1992 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i)   Danie Visser   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
4–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Danie Visser   Wayne Ferreira
  Piet Norval
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1992 Nice, France Clay   Danie Visser   Patrick Galbraith
  Scott Melville
1–6, 6–3, 4–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A NH A A 3R W 1R 3R 1 / 4 10–2
French Open A A A 1R A QF A 2R 0 / 3 4–3
Wimbledon A A 3R QF QF F A 1R 0 / 5 13–5
U.S. Open A A 1R 1R 3R W A A 1 / 4 6–3
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 2 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 3 2 / 16 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–3 6–2 19–2 0–1 3–3 N/A 33–13
Year End Ranking 793 406 141 16 12 1 278 73 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Peter Aldrich | Titles and Finals | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Starr Finds Son's Decomposed Body". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 8 July 1988. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Pieter Aldrich Gentlemen's Doubles Record" (PDF). Official Website of Wimbledon. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Aldrich wins Hall of Fame tennis tourney". United Press International. 15 July 1990. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  5. ^ "RESULTS PLUS". The New York Times. 16 July 1990. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Peter Aldrich | Rankings History | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  7. ^ "ATP Johannesburg Draw (Men's) - 1992". Steve G Tennis. Retrieved 19 December 2015.

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