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Ross Case (born 1 November 1951) is an Australian former tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was world no. 14.

Ross Case
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceToowoomba, Queensland
Born (1951-11-01) 1 November 1951 (age 68)
Toowoomba, Queensland
Turned pro1969 (amateur tour from 1968)
Retired1983
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record255–247 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 13 (25 April 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1974)
French Open3R (1979)
Wimbledon4R (1971)
US Open4R (1973)
Doubles
Career record356–241 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles20
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1974)
French OpenF (1979)
WimbledonW (1977)
US OpenQF (1974)

With Geoff Masters, he won two Grand Slam doubles titles: in 1974 at the Australian Open[1] and in 1977 at Wimbledon.[2] He was also runner-up in 1976 at Wimbledon.[3] He played in the Australian Davis Cup team in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, and 1979.[4]


Singles finals 10 (5/5)Edit

Outcome No. Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1969 Seattle, Washington Hard   Warren Farmer 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1971 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Gerald Battrick 3–6, 4–6, 7–9
Winner 2. 1973 Manila, Philippines Hard   Geoff Masters 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 1973 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard   John Newcombe 6–7, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1975 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Roscoe Tanner 7–5, 5–7, 6–7
Winner 4. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard   Corrado Barazzutti 6–3, 6–1
Winner 5. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   John Marks 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 1976 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet   Jimmy Connors 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Phil Dent 6–7, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles finals 41 (20/21)Edit

Outcome No Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Geoff Masters   Owen Davidson
  Ken Rosewall
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 1. 1972 Seattle, U.S. Hard   Geoff Masters   Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
  Wanaro N'Godrella
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1972 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Geoff Masters   Georges Goven
  Wanaro N'Godrella
6–2, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay   Geoff Masters   John Newcombe
  Tom Okker
2–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1973 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay   Geoff Masters   Dick Crealy
  Andrew Pattison
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay   Geoff Masters   Rod Laver
  John Newcombe
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Geoff Masters   Syd Ball
  Bob Giltinan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1974 Hempstead WCT, New York Hard   Geoff Masters   Jeff Borowiak
  Dick Crealy
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1974 St. Louis, U.S. Clay   Geoff Masters   Ismail El Shafei
  Brian Fairlie
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1974 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Geoff Masters   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 1974 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Geoff Masters   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 1974 Manila, Philippines Hard   Syd Ball   Mike Estep
  Marcello Lara
6–3, 7–6, 9–7
Winner 8. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet   Geoff Masters   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 9. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard   Geoff Masters   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 1975 St. Louis, U.S. Clay   Geoff Masters   Colin Dibley
  Ray Ruffels
4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass   Geoff Masters   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 7. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Geoff Masters   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard   Geoff Masters   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 11. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard   Geoff Masters   Syd Ball
  Kim Warwick
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Geoff Masters   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet   Geoff Masters   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1976 Jackson WCT, U.S. Carpet   Geoff Masters   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 12. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet   Geoff Masters   Charlie Pasarell
  Allan Stone
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass   Geoff Masters   Owen Davidson
  Ken Rosewall
6–3, 3–6, 6–8, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 13. 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard   Geoff Masters   Anand Amritraj
  Corrado Barazzutti
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1977 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet   Jan Kodeš   Ion Țiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1977 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   Tony Roche   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet   Tony Roche   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
4–6, 1–6
Winner 14. 1977 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet   Wojtek Fibak   Billy Martin
  Bill Scanlon
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 15. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass   Geoff Masters   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 8–9, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1977 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Geoff Masters   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 16. 1978 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Geoff Masters   Željko Franulović
  Buster Mottram
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 17. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Geoff Masters   Pat Du Pré
  Tom Gorman
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1978 Manila, Philippines Clay   Chris Kachel   Sherwood Stewart
  Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 18. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet   Phil Dent   Cliff Drysdale
  Bruce Manson
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 19. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay   Phil Dent   Gene Mayer
  Sandy Mayer
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass   Geoff Masters   John James
  Chris Kachel
7–6, 6–2
Winner 19. 1980 Republic of China Carpet   Jaime Fillol   Andy Kohlberg
  Larry Stefanki
6–2, 7–6
Winner 20. 1980 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay   Jaime Fillol   Terry Moor
  Eliot Teltscher
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1981 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   John Alexander   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 21. 1981 Cleveland, U.S. Hard   Syd Ball   Marty Davis
  Chris Dunk
3–6, 4–6

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