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Rick Leach (born December 28, 1964) is a former professional tennis player and a coach from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won five Grand Slam doubles titles (three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open), and four mixed doubles titles (two at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open). He reached the world No. 1 doubles ranking in 1990.

Rick Leach
Rick Leach 2009 US Open 01 (cropped).jpg
Country (sports)United States
ResidenceLaguna Beach, California
Born (1964-12-28) December 28, 1964 (age 54)
Arcadia, California
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1987
Retired2011
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,293,554
Singles
Career record21–58
Highest rankingNo. 56 (September 28, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
Wimbledon1R (1990, 1992)
US Open2R (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Doubles
Career record648–390
Career titles46
Highest rankingNo. 1 (March 26, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1988, 1989, 2000)
French OpenF (1991)
WimbledonW (1990)
US OpenW (1993)

Leach was a member of the US team which won the Davis Cup in 1990. Partnering Jim Pugh, he won the doubles rubbers in all four of the rounds which the US played in that year, and clinched the team's victory in the final with a win over Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald of Australia.

Prior to turning professional, Leach became the first four-time Division 1 All-American in singles and doubles at the University of Southern California (where he played for his father Dick), and won the NCAA doubles title in 1986 and 1987. He is currently the coach of the OC Breakers. His brother, Jon Leach, is married to tennis player Lindsay Davenport.

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Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (5 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1988 Australian Open Hard   Jim Pugh   Jeremy Bates
  Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 1988 US Open Hard   Jim Pugh   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
w/o
Win 1989 Australian Open (2) Hard   Jim Pugh   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1989 Wimbledon Grass   Jim Pugh   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 1990 Wimbledon[1] Grass   Jim Pugh   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 1991 French Open Clay   Jim Pugh   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
0–6, 5–7
Loss 1992 Australian Open Hard   Kelly Jones   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 1992 U.S. Open Hard   Kelly Jones   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 3–6, 3–6
Win 1993 US Open[2] Hard   Ken Flach   Martin Damm
  Karel Nováček
6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–2
Loss 1995 Wimbledon Grass   Scott Melville   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–7(8–10), 6–7(5–7)
Win 2000 Australian Open (3) Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Wayne Black
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 18–16
Loss 2000 U.S. Open Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Lleyton Hewitt
  Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–5, 6–7(5–7)

Mixed doubles finalsEdit

Wins (4)Edit

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1990 Wimbledon   Zina Garrison Jackson   John Fitzgerald
  Elizabeth Smylie
7–5, 6–2
1995 Australian Open   Natasha Zvereva   Gigi Fernández
  Cyril Suk
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
1997 Australian Open (2)   Manon Bollegraf   John-Laffnie de Jager
  Larisa Savchenko Neiland
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
1997 US Open[3]   Manon Bollegraf   Mercedes Paz
  Pablo Albano
3–6, 7–5, 6–3

Runners-up (4)Edit

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1990 Australian Open   Zina Garrison   Jim Pugh
  Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 2–6, 3–6
1989 US Open[3]   Meredith McGrath   Shelby Cannon
  Robin White
6–3, 2–6, 5–7
1996 U.S. Open (2)   Manon Bollegraf   Patrick Galbraith
  Lisa Raymond
6–7, 6–7
1999 French Open (2)   Larisa Savchenko Neiland   Piet Norval
  Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles titles (46)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (5)
Tennis Masters Cup (3)
ATP Masters Series (4)
ATP Championship Series (8)
ATP Tour (28)
Titles by surface
Hard (28)
Clay (6)
Grass (4)
Carpet (8)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jun 1987 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Tim Pawsat   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
4–6, 4–6
Win 1. Jul 1987 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Tim Pawsat   Mikael Pernfors
  Magnus Tideman
6–3, 6–4
Win 2. Oct 1987 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Jim Pugh   Dan Goldie
  Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–2
Win 3. Jan 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Dan Goldie   Broderick Dyke
  Glenn Michibata
6–2, 6–3
Win 4. Jan 1988 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Jim Pugh   Jeremy Bates
  Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 2. May 1988 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Jim Pugh   Darren Cahill
  Laurie Warder
4–6, 4–6
Win 5. May 1988 Munich, Germany Clay   Jim Pugh   Alberto Mancini
  Christian Miniussi
7–6, 6–1
Win 6. Jul 1988 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard   Jim Pugh   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Win 7. Aug 1988 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Jim Pugh   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–3
Win 8. Aug 1988 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Jim Pugh   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
Loss 3. Sep 1988 US Open, New York Hard   Jim Pugh   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
W/O
Loss 4. Oct 1988 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Jim Pugh   Scott Davis
  Tim Wilkison
4–6, 6–7
Win 9. Nov 1988 Detroit, U.S. Carpet   Jim Pugh   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–1
Win 10. Dec 1988 Masters Doubles, London Carpet   Jim Pugh   Emilio Sánchez
  Sergio Casal
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Win 11. Jan 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Jim Pugh   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 5. Feb 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Jim Pugh   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 5–7
Win 12. Mar 1989 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Jim Pugh   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–7, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Win 13. May 1989 Singapore Hard   Jim Pugh   Paul Chamberlin
  Paul Wekesa
6–3, 6–4
Win 14. May 1989 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay   Jim Pugh   Jim Courier
  Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2
Loss 6. Jul 1989 Wimbledon, London Grass   Jim Pugh   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7
Loss 7. Nov 1989 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet   Jim Pugh   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
3–6, 7–5, 3–6
Win 15. Nov 1989 Itaparica, Brazil Hard   Jim Pugh   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
6–2, 7–6
Win 16. Feb 1990 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Jim Pugh   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Win 17. Mar 1990 Miami, U.S. Hard   Jim Pugh   Boris Becker
  Cássio Motta
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 18. Jul 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass   Jim Pugh   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 8. Nov 1990 Wembley, England Carpet   Jim Pugh   Jim Grabb
  Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Win 19. Feb 1991 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Jim Pugh   Udo Riglewski
  Michael Stich
6–4, 6–4
Win 20. May 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay   Jim Pugh   Bret Garnett
  Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 9. Jun 1991 French Open, Paris Clay   Jim Pugh   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
0–6, 6–7
Loss 10. Nov 1991 Paris, France Carpet   Kelly Jones   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 11. Jan 1992 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Kelly Jones   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win 21. Apr 1992 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Kelly Jones   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win 22. Aug 1992 New Haven, U.S. Hard   Kelly Jones   Patrick McEnroe
  Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
Loss 12. Sep 1992 US Open, New York Hard   Kelly Jones   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
6–3, 6–7, 3–6, 3–6
Win 23. Apr 1993 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Ken Flach   Glenn Michibata
  David Pate
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 24. Jun 1993 Manchester, England Grass   Ken Flach   Stefan Kruger
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–1
Win 25. Jul 1993 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard   Byron Black   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
6–4, 7–5
Loss 13. Aug, 1993 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Ken Flach   Scott Davis
  Todd Martin
4–6, 4–6
Win 26. Sep 1993 US Open, New York Hard   Ken Flach   Martin Damm
  Karel Nováček
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Win 27. Feb 1994 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i)   Jared Palmer   Byron Black
  Jonathan Stark
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 28. Jun 1994 Manchester, England Grass   Danie Visser   Scott Davis
  Trevor Kronemann
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Loss 14. Jul 1995 Wimbledon, London Grass   Scott Melville   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–7, 6–7
Win 29. Aug 1995 New Haven, U.S. Hard   Scott Melville   Leander Paes
  Nicolás Pereira
7–6, 6–4
Loss 15. Aug 1995 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Scott Melville   Cyril Suk
  Daniel Vacek
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Win 30. Jan 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   Scott Melville   Kent Kinnear
  Dave Randall
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Win 31. Mar 1996 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Patrick Galbraith   Richey Reneberg
  Brett Steven
5–7, 7–5, 7–5
Loss 16. Apr 1996 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Mark Knowles   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
2–6, 3–6
Win 32. Apr 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Jonathan Stark   Kent Kinnear
  Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Win 33. Nov 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Andrei Olhovskiy   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Loss 17. Jan 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Jonathan Stark   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Loss 18. Feb 1997 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Jonathan Stark   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Loss 19. Mar 1997 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Jonas Björkman   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
3–6, 3–6
Loss 20. Jul 1997 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Loss 21. Oct 1997 Singapore Carpet   Jonathan Stark   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 4–6
Loss 22. Oct 1997 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet   Jonathan Stark   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 3–6
Loss 23. Nov 1997 Paris, France Carpet   Jonathan Stark   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–7
Win 34. Nov 1997 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet   Jonathan Stark   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 24. Jan 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
4–6, 7–6, 3–6
Win 35. Mar 1998 Miami, U.S. Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Alex O'Brien
  Jonathan Stark
6–2, 6–4
Loss 25. Apr 1998 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Ellis Ferreira   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
5–7, 0–6
Loss 26. May 1998 Rome, Italy Clay   Ellis Ferreira   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Win 36. Jun 1998 Halle, Germany Grass   Ellis Ferreira   John-Laffnie de Jager
  Marc-Kevin Goellner
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 27. Aug 1998 Toronto, Canada Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Martin Damm
  Jim Grabb
7–6, 2–6, 6–7
Loss 28. Mar 1999 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Wayne Black
  Sandon Stolle
6–7, 3–6
Win 37. May 1999 Rome, Italy Clay   Ellis Ferreira   David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Win 38. Jan 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Olivier Delaître
  Jeff Tarango
7–5, 6–4
Win 39. Jan 2000 Australian Open, Australia Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Wayne Black
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 18–16
Win 40. Apr 2000 Atlanta, U.S. Clay   Ellis Ferreira   Justin Gimelstob
  Mark Knowles
6–3, 6–4
Loss 29. Jun 2000 Nottingham, England Grass   Ellis Ferreira   Donald Johnson
  Piet Norval
6–1, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 30. Aug 2000 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–7, 4–6
Loss 31. Sept 2000 US Open, New York Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Lleyton Hewitt
  Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Loss 32. Apr 2001 Atlanta, U.S. Clay   David Macpherson   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
3–6, 6–7
Win 41. Oct 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard   David Macpherson   Paul Hanley
  Nathan Healey
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
Win 42. Oct 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet   Ellis Ferreira   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–6, 6–4
Win 43. Nov 2001 Paris, France Carpet   Ellis Ferreira   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 44. Feb 2002 ATP Doubles Challenge Cup, Bangalore Hard   Ellis Ferreira   Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–7(6), 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–4
Loss 33. Feb 2004 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i)   Brian MacPhie   James Blake
  Mardy Fish
2–6, 5–7
Win 45. Mar 2004 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Brian MacPhie   Jeff Coetzee
  Chris Haggard
6–3, 6–1
Loss 34. Apr 2004 Houston, U.S. Clay   Brian MacPhie   |James Blake
  Mardy Fish
3–6, 4–6
Loss 35. Jun 2004 Nottingham, England Grass   Brian MacPhie   Paul Hanley
  Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 3–6
Loss 36. Oct 2004 Shanghai, China Hard   Brian MacPhie   Jared Palmer
  Pavel Vízner
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Win 46. Aug 2005 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Brian MacPhie   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
6–3, 6–4

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Ratio Win-Loss
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A NH A W W SF 3R F 2R QF QF QF SF QF SF W A QF A 2R 2R A 3 / 16 55–13
French Open A A A A A A QF 1R 3R F 1R 2R 1R 3R QF QF 1R QF 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 18 27–18
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 2R 3R F W 1R 3R 2R 2R F 1R 3R QF 2R QF QF 2R 2R 3R 2R A 1 / 20 40–19
US Open 1R A A A 2R 1R F QF 1R 2R F W 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R F QF 3R 2R 1R 1R A 1 / 21 37–19
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 5 / 75 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 16–2 14–3 12–3 8–4 12–4 9–3 5–4 13–4 6–4 9–4 6–4 9–4 14–3 8–3 7–4 3–3 4–4 2–4 0–0 N/A 159–69
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
SF 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R QF 2R F QF 1R 1R A 1R A A 0 / 14 9–14
Miami W 3R 2R 2R 3R 3R 3R QF W 3R 3R QF 2R 2R 1R A A 2 / 15 22–13
Monte Carlo A A A A A 1R A A 2R 2R QF A 1R A A A A 0 / 5 3–4
Rome 1R A 1R A A QF A SF F W 2R A QF A A A A 1 / 8 17–7
Hamburg A A 2R A A 2R A A SF SF 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 6 5–6
Canada A A SF 2R A 1R A 2R F SF QF QF 1R A A A A 0 / 9 13–9
Cincinnati SF QF 2R 2R 1R 1R SF 1R 2R 2R F 2R 1R A A 2R A 0 / 14 15–14
Madrid (Stuttgart) A QF QF 2R A 2R 1R F 2R 2R QF A QF A A A A 0 / 10 9–10
Paris 2R F 2R 2R A 2R 1R F 2R SF 2R W QF A A A A 1 / 12 16–11
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 8 0 / 6 0 / 3 0 / 9 0 / 5 0 / 7 1 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 9 1 / 5 0 / 9 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 4 / 93 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 8–4 9–5 3–8 1–6 1–3 5–9 4–5 14–7 15–7 18–8 13–9 10–4 6–9 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 N/A 109–89
Year-end ranking 791 616 313 102 45 7 4 5 14 6 15 52 19 20 8 13 15 6 20 36 95 48 77 640 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Source
  2. ^ Source Archived July 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b Source

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