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Alexander "Sandy" Mayer (born April 5, 1952) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won ten titles in singles and twenty-four titles in doubles during his professional career. He was part of the winning tennis squad at Stanford University in 1973.

Sandy Mayer
Full nameAlexander "Sandy" Mayer
Country (sports) United States
ResidencePortola Valley, California, USA
Born (1952-04-05) April 5, 1952 (age 67)
Flushing, Queens, USA
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1972
Retired1986
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,057,783
Singles
Career record359–194 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 7 (April 26, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1980)
French Open3R (1979, 1981)
WimbledonSF (1973)
US Open4R (1972)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsQF (1981)
Doubles
Career record292–136 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles24
Highest rankingNo. 3 (January 28, 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1980)
French OpenW (1979)
WimbledonW (1975)
US Open3R (1983, 1984)
Last updated on: June 5, 2012.

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CareerEdit

Mayer was born in Flushing, New York. He entered Stanford University in 1970. In 1972, Mayer and Roscoe Tanner won the NCAA doubles championship, and the Stanford team finished second in the NCAA tournament, behind Trinity (TX). In 1973, Mayer and Stanford won everything in the NCAA tournament: Mayer won singles, Mayer and Jim Delaney won doubles, and the team won the national championship ahead of USC.

The right-hander Mayer reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on April 26, 1982, when he became World No. 7.

His younger brother Gene was also a world tour tennis player and reached a career high of World No. 4 in 1980.

Mayer has four sons and a daughter. All children had been previously ranked in the United States Tennis Association Junior Tennis League (Northern California Section). His wife Libby works as a teacher at a private school.

Mayer as of a few years ago resided in Portola Valley, California.

Singles finals (21)Edit

11 titles - 10 runners-up

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1973 Baltimore, U.S. Hard (i)   Jimmy Connors 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 1973 Birmingham, U.S. Hard   Charles Owens 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 1974 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet   Clark Graebner 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 1974 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet   Jimmy Connors 5–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 1974 Paramus, U.S. Indoor   Jürgen Fassbender 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 1974 Jackson, U.S. Carpet   Karl Meiler 7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1975 Maui, U.S. Hard   Jimmy Connors 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 1975 Hong Kong Hard   Tom Gorman 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 1977 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet   Haroon Rahim 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1977 San Jose, U.S. Hard   Jiří Hřebec 6–3, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet   Stan Smith 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Raymond Moore 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 1978 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet   Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass   Brian Gottfried 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 1981 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   John McEnroe 7–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1981 Cologne, Germany Hard (i)   Ivan Lendl 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1981 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Gene Mayer 4–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 1981 Bologna, Italy Carpet   Ilie Năstase 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1982 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Ramesh Krishnan 7–5, 3–6, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 10. 1982 Cleveland, U.S. Hard   Robert Van't Hof 7–5, 6–3
Winner 11. 1983 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Tomáš Šmíd 6–0, 6–3, 6–2

Doubles finalsEdit

24 titles – 16 runners-up

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay   Roscoe Tanner   Stan Smith
  Erik Van Dillen
1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 2. 1973 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Hard (i)   Paul Gerken   Jimmy Connors
  Clark Graebner
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Win 1. 1974 Roanoke, U.S. Indoors   Vitas Gerulaitis   Ian Crookenden
  Jeff Simpson
7–6, 6–1
Win 2. 1974 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet   Ian Fletcher   Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
  Iván Molina
4–6, 7–6, 6–1
Win 3. 1975 Roanoke, U.S. Indoors   Vitas Gerulaitis   Juan Gisbert
  Ion Ţiriac
7–6, 1–6, 6–3
Win 4. 1975 Wimbledon, London Grass   Vitas Gerulaitis   Colin Dowdeswell
  Allan Stone
7–5, 8–6, 6–4
Loss 3. 1975 Hong Kong Hard   Bob Carmichael   Tom Okker
  Ken Rosewall
3–6, 4–6
Win 5. 1976 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard   Vitas Gerulaitis   Eddie Dibbs
  Harold Solomon
6–4, 7–5
Win 6. 1976 Palm Springs, U.S. Hard   Colin Dibley   Raymond Moore
  Erik Van Dillen
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Win 7. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet   Stan Smith   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–3
Win 8. 1977 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Frew McMillan   Tom Leonard
  Mike Machette
6–2, 6–3
Win 9. 1977 Wembley, England Hard   Frew McMillan   Brian Gottfried
  Raul Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Win 10. 1978 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet   Vitas Gerulaitis   Frew McMillan
  Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Loss 4. 1978 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet   Vitas Gerulaitis   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 4–6
Loss 5. 1978 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet   Vitas Gerulaitis   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 5–7
Win 11. 1978 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Gene Mayer
  Sashi Menon
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 12. 1978 San Jose, U.S. Carpet   Gene Mayer   Hank Pfister
  Brad Rowe
6–3, 6–4
Win 13. 1979 Rancho Mirage, U.S. Hard   Gene Mayer   Cliff Drysdale
  Bruce Manson
6–4, 7–6
Win 14. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay   Gene Mayer   Ross Case
  Phil Dent
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6. 1979 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay   Gene Mayer   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Win 15. 1980 Boston, U.S. Clay   Gene Mayer   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7. 1980 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay   Gene Mayer   Hans Gildemeister
  Andrés Gómez
4–6, 5–7
Win 16. 1980 Columbus, U.S. Hard   Brian Gottfried   Peter Fleming
  Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
Loss 8. 1980 Toronto, Canada Hard   Heinz Günthardt   Bruce Manson
  Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 9. 1980 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Gene Mayer   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
1–6, 4–6
Win 17. 1981 Memphis, U.S. Carpet   Gene Mayer   Mike Cahill
  Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Win 18. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet   Frew McMillan   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 10. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   Gene Mayer   Fritz Buehning
  Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 6–1, 4–6
Loss 11. 1982 Strasbourg WCT, France Carpet   Frew McMillan   Wojtek Fibak
  John Fitzgerald
4–6, 3–6
Win 19. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Ferdi Taygan   Heinz Günthardt
  Markus Günthardt
6–2, 6–3
Loss 12. 1983 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Ferdi Taygan   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
1–6, 2–6
Win 20. 1983 Montreal, Canada Hard   Ferdi Taygan   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–4
Win 21. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Andreas Maurer   Fritz Buehning
  Ferdi Taygan
7–6, 6–4
Win 22. 1984 Columbus, U.S. Hard   Stan Smith   Charles Bud Cox
  Terry Moor
6–4, 6–7, 7–5
Loss 13. 1984 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Balázs Taróczy   Francisco González
  Matt Mitchell
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Loss 14. 1984 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Wojtek Fibak   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Win 23. 1984 Cologne, Germany Hard (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Jan Gunnarsson
  Joakim Nyström
6–1, 6–3
Win 24. 1984 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–4
Loss 15. 1985 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Wojtek Fibak   Joakim Nyström
  Mats Wilander
6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 16. 1985 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Brad Gilbert   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 3–6, 4–6

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