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Stanley Roger Smith (born December 14, 1946) is a former world No. 1 American tennis player and two-time Grand Slam singles champion who also, with his partner Bob Lutz, formed one of the most successful doubles teams of all time. Together, they won many major titles all over the world. In 1970, Smith won the first year end championship Masters Grand Prix title. Smith's two major singles titles were the 1971 US Open (over Jan Kodeš in the final), and 1972 Wimbledon (over Ilie Năstase in the final). In 1972, he was the year-ending world No. 1 singles player.[3] In 1973, he won his second and last year end championship title at the Dallas WCT Finals. In addition, he won four Grand Prix Championship Series titles. His name is also used in a popular brand of tennis shoes. In his early years he improved his tennis game through lessons from Pancho Segura, the Pasadena Tennis Patrons,[4] and the sponsorship of the Southern California Tennis Association headed by Perry T. Jones.

Stan Smith
Stan Smith 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Full nameStanley Roger Smith
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceHilton Head Island, South Carolina
Born (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 72)
Pasadena, California
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro1969 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,774,811
Int. Tennis HoF1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record865–352 (71.1%) [1]
Career titles60 [2]
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1972, Lance Tingay)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1970, 1975, 1977Dec)
French OpenQF (1971, 1972)
WimbledonW (1972)
US OpenW (1971)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1970)
WCT FinalsW (1973)
Doubles
Career record558–201
Career titles54
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1970)
French OpenF (1971, 1974)
WimbledonF (1972, 1974, 1980, 1981)
US OpenW (1968, 1974, 1978, 1980)

CareerEdit

Smith grew up in Pasadena, California and was coached mainly by Pancho Segura. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Southern California (USC), under Coach George Toley, where he was a three-time All-American and won the 1968 NCAA Singles Championship as well as the 1967 and 1968 doubles titles. At USC, Smith was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity's Gamma Tau chapter.

As a kid, he went to get a job as a ball boy for the Davis Cup, but was turned down because the organizers thought he was too clumsy.[5]

In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, ranked Smith as one of the 21 best players of all time.[6]

In 2005, TENNIS magazine ranked Smith as 35th in its "40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era".

Smith was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.[7][8]

Following his playing career, Smith became active as a coach for the United States Tennis Association. He now has his own Tennis Academy with Billy Stearns called Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, which is on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

In 1974, Smith married Princeton University tennis player Marjory Gengler.[9][10] They later mentored South African tennis player Mark Mathabane, helping increase pressure on the South African government to end Apartheid. Today, Smith lives in Hilton Head with his wife and four children, all of whom competed in collegiate tennis. In Hilton Head he also is a co-owner of the tennis academy Smith Stearns. He is currently the President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Tennis shoesEdit

To non-tennis players, Stan Smith is probably best known for his line of Adidas tennis shoes. Although the Adidas Stan Smith shoe is not recommended for modern tennis playing, it continues to be a widely available iconic fashion brand.[11]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Opponent Score
Loss 1971 Wimbledon   John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1971 US Open   Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3)
Win 1972 Wimbledon   Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (5 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Win 1968 US Open   Bob Lutz   Arthur Ashe
  Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Win 1970 Australian Open   Bob Lutz   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–3, 8–6, 6–3
Loss 1971 French Open   Tom Gorman   Arthur Ashe
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
Loss 1971 US Open   Erik van Dillen   John Newcombe
  Roger Taylor
7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Loss 1972 Wimbledon   Erik van Dillen   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6, 7–9
Loss 1974 French Open   Bob Lutz   Dick Crealy
  Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Loss 1974 Wimbledon   Bob Lutz   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1974 US Open   Bob Lutz   Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Win 1978 US Open   Bob Lutz   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Loss 1979 US Open   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Loss 1980 Wimbledon   Bob Lutz   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win 1980 US Open   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 1981 Wimbledon   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6

Career finalsEdit

Note: Smith won 21 titles between 1964–68 (pre Open Era)[12]

Singles (39 titles, 20 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1969 Melbourne, Australia Grass   Arthur Ashe 14–12, 6–8, 6–3, 8–6
Win 2. 1969 Boston, U.S. Grass   Bob Lutz 9–7, 6–3, 6–1
Loss 1. 1970 Richmond, U.S. Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 2–6, 11–13
Win 3. 1970 Hampton, U.S. Carpet (i)   Thomaz Koch 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
Win 4. 1970 Nottingham Open, U.K. Grass   Chauncey Steele III 6–3, 6–4
Loss 2. 1970 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay   Cliff Richey 2–6, 8–10, 6–3, 1–6
Win 5. 1970 Phoenix Open, U.S. Hard   Jim Osborne 6–3, 6–7, 6–1
Win 6. 1970 Stockholm Open, Sweden Hard (i)   Arthur Ashe 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Win 7. 1970 Masters Cup, Tokyo Carpet (i)   Rod Laver 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 3. 1971 Charlotte, U.S. Hard   Arthur Ashe 3–6, 3–6
Win 8. 1971 Paris, France Clay   François Jauffret 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Win 9. 1971 London Queen's Club, U.K. Grass   John Newcombe 8–6, 6–3
Loss 4. 1971 Wimbledon, London Grass   John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Win 10. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay   Juan Gisbert, Sr. 7–6, 6–3
Win 11. 1971 US Open, New York Grass   Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6
Loss 5. 1971 Masters, Paris Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 7–5, 6–7, 3–6
Win 12. 1972 Salisbury, U.S. Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Win 13. 1972 New York, U.S. Carpet (i)   Juan Gisbert, Sr. 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–1
Win 14. 1972 Hampton, U.S. Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Win 15. 1972 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet (i)   Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Win 16. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass   Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Win 17. 1972 Sacramento, U.S. Hard   Colin Dibley 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Win 18. 1972 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4
Win 19. 1972 Paris Masters, France Hard (i)   Andrés Gimeno 6–2, 6–2, 7–5
Win 20. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Tom Okker 6–4, 6–3
Loss 6. 1972 Barcelona Masters, Spain Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 7. 1973 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard   Colin Dibley 3–6, 6–7
Win 21. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz 7–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 8. 1973 Hilton Head WCT, U.S. Hard   Rod Laver 2–6, 4–6
Win 22. 1973 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Rod Laver 6–3, 6–4
Win 23. 1973 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Rod Laver 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 24. 1973 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet (i)   Cliff Richey 6–1, 7–5
Win 25. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet (i)   Rod Laver 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
Win 26. 1973 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet (i)   John Alexander 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Win 27. 1973 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Win 28. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–2, 7–6
Loss 9. 1973 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Win 29. 1974 Hempstead WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   John Newcombe 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 10. 1974 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard   John Newcombe 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 30. 1974 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Alex Metreveli 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Win 31. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass   Alex Metreveli 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Win 32. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet   Marty Riessen 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 11. 1975 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet (i)   Harold Solomon 4–6, 1–6
Loss 12. 1975 San Antonio WCT, U.S. Hard   Dick Stockton 5–7, 6–2, 6–7
Loss 13. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   Robert Lutz 4–6, 4–6
Win 33. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Robert Lutz 7–6, 6–2
Loss 14. 1976 Memphis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Vijay Amritraj 2–6, 6–0, 0–6
Loss 15. 1976 Columbus Open, U.S. Hard   Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 6–7
Loss 16. 1977 Springfield, U.S. Carpet (i)   Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 0–6, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 17. 1977 Hampton Grand Prix, U.S. Carpet (i)   Sandy Mayer 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–1, 3–6
Win 34. 1977 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet (i)   Brian Gottfried 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 18. 1978 Denver, U.S. Carpet (i)   Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–7
Win 35. 1978 Atlanta, U.S. Hard   Eliot Teltscher 4–6, 6–1, 2–1 ret.
Win 36. 1978 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Balázs Taróczy 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–3
Loss 19. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass   Brian Teacher 6–1, 3–6, 4–6
Win 37. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard   Ilie Năstase 7–6, 7–5
Win 38. 1979 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak 6–4, 6–0, 6–2
Win 39. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i)   Johan Kriek 2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Loss 20. 1980 Palm Harbor, U.S. Hard   Paul McNamee 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (54 titles, 27 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1968 US Open, New York Grass   Bob Lutz   Arthur Ashe
  Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Win 2. 1969 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay   Bob Lutz   Arthur Ashe
  Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Win 3. 1970 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Bob Lutz   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–3, 8–6, 6–3
Loss 1. 1970 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–7, 2–6
Win 4. 1970 Berkeley, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   Roy Barth
  Tom Gorman
6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Win 5. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe   Bob Carmichael
  Owen Davidson
6–0, 5–7, 7–5
Win 6. 1971 Paris, France Clay   Tom Gorman   Pierre Barthès
  François Jauffret
3–6, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 2. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay   Tom Gorman   Arthur Ashe
  Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
Loss 3. 1971 London Queen's Club, U.K. Grass   Erik van Dillen   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–8, 6–4, 8–10
Win 7. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay   Erik van Dillen   Sandy Mayer
  Roscoe Tanner
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 4. 1971 US Open, New York Grass   Erik van Dillen   John Newcombe
  Roger Taylor
7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Win 8. 1971 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i)   Tom Gorman   Arthur Ashe
  Bob Lutz
6–3, 6–4
Win 9. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay   Ilie Năstase   Andrés Gimeno
  Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–2
Win 10. 1972 Nice, France Clay   Jan Kodeš   Frew McMillan
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 5. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass   Erik van Dillen   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6, 7–9
Win 11. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–4, 7–6
Win 12. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard (i)   Bob Lutz   Frew McMillan
  Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Win 13. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6, 6–0
Win 14. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Nikola Pilić   Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 15. 1973 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i)   Roy Emerson   Ove Nils Bengtson
  Jim McManus
6–2, 6–1
Win 16. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Brian Gottfried
  Dick Stockton
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Win 17. 1974 New Orleans WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Owen Davidson
  John Newcombe
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 6. 1974 French Open, Paris Clay   Bob Lutz   Dick Crealy
  Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Loss 7. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass   Bob Lutz   Charlie Pasarell
  Erik van Dillen
4–6, 7–9
Loss 8. 1974 Wimbledon, London Grass   Bob Lutz   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Win 18. 1974 Boston, U.S. Clay   Bob Lutz   Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
  Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 19. 1974 US Open, New York Grass   Bob Lutz   Patricio Cornejo
  Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Win 20. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   John Alexander
  Syd Ball
6–4, 7–6
Win 21. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Win 22. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Win 23. 1975 Houston, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Mike Estep
  Russell Simpson
7–5, 7–6
Win 24. 1975 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
Win 25. 1975 Columbus Open, U.S. Hard (i)   Bob Lutz   Jürgen Fassbender
  Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Win 26. 1976 Indianapolis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Vitas Gerulaitis
  Tom Gorman
6–2, 6–4
Win 27. 1976 Rome WCT, Italy Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Dick Crealy
  Frew McMillan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 9. 1976 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard (i)   Bob Lutz   Arthur Ashe
  Charlie Pasarell
4–6, 2–6
Win 28. 1976 Cincinnati Masters, U.S. Clay   Erik van Dillen   Eddie Dibbs
  Harold Solomon
6–1, 6–1
Loss 10. 1976 Louisville, U.S. Clay   Erik van Dillen   Byron Bertram
  Pat Cramer
3–6, 4–6
Win 29. 1976 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet   Bob Lutz   Arthur Ashe
  Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Win 30. 1976 Wembley, U.K. Carpet (i)   Roscoe Tanner   Wojtek Fibak
  Brian Gottfried
7–6, 6–3
Loss 11. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Juan Gisbert, Sr.   Brian Gottfried
  Sherwood Stewart
6–1, 1–6, 2–6, 6–7
Loss 12. 1977 Memphis, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Win 31. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet (i)   Sandy Mayer   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–3
Win 32. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5
Loss 13. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, U.S. Carpet   Bob Lutz   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Win 33. 1977 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard (i)   Bob Lutz   Bob Hewitt
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Win 34. 1977 Columbus, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  Gene Mayer
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Win 35. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–4
Win 36. 1977 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  Raymond Moore
6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
Win 37. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Jan Kodeš
  Marty Riessen
6–3, 6–3
Win 38. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Arthur Ashe
  John McEnroe
6–7, 7–5, 6–1
Loss 14. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Fred McNair
  Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 3–6
Loss 15. 1978 World Doubles WCT, U.S. Carpet   Bob Lutz   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
7–6, 4–6, 0–6, 3–6
Win 39. 1978 US Open, New York Hard   Bob Lutz   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Loss 16. 1978 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 17. 1978 Stockholm Open, Sweden Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
3–6, 2–6
Win 40. 1979 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet (i)   Dick Stockton   Ilie Năstase
  Tom Okker
6–2, 6–3
Win 41. 1979 Denver, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Wojtek Fibak
  Tom Okker
7–6, 6–3
Win 42. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Bob Carmichael
  Brian Teacher
6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
Loss 18. 1979 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
1–6, 3–6
Win 43. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass   Bob Lutz   John James
  Chris Kachel
6–4, 7–6
Win 44. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   Francisco González
  Fred McNair
6–3, 6–4
Loss 19. 1979 Cincinnati Masters, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   Brian Gottfried
  Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–7
Loss 20. 1979 US Open, New York Hard   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Win 45. 1979 Cologne, Germany Carpet (i)   Gene Mayer   Heinz Günthardt
  Pavel Složil
6–3, 6–4
Loss 21. 1979 Wembley, U.K. Carpet (i)   Tomáš Šmíd   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
2–6, 3–6
Win 46. 1980 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Vijay Amritraj   Bill Scanlon
  Brian Teacher
6–4, 6–3
Win 47. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i)   Vijay Amritraj   Andrew Pattison
  Butch Walts
6–7, 6–2, 6–2
Win 48. 1980 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   Wojtek Fibak
  Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
Loss 22. 1980 Wimbledon, London Grass   Bob Lutz   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win 49. 1980 US Open, New York Hard   Robert Lutz   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 23. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay   Bob Lutz   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–7
Win 50. 1980 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Heinz Günthardt
  Pavel Složil
6–1, 6–2
Loss 24. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet (i)   Bob Lutz   Heinz Günthardt
  Paul McNamee
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Win 51. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Bob Lutz   Heinz Günthardt
  Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 25. 1981 Wimbledon, London Grass   Bob Lutz   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 26. 1981 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Bob Lutz   John McEnroe
  Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 3–6
Loss 27. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay   Bob Lutz   Heinz Günthardt
  Peter McNamara
6–7, 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Win 52. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard   Jaime Fillol   Andrés Gómez
  Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 53. 1983 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Mel Purcell   Marcos Hocevar
  Cássio Motta
6–3, 6–4
Win 54. 1984 Columbus, U.S. Hard   Sandy Mayer   Charles Bud Cox
  Terry Moor
6–4, 6–7, 7–5

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 Career SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R A A A A A 3R A 3R A A A A A A A A 0 / 3
French Open A A A A A 4R 1R QF QF 4R 1R 4R A 4R 3R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 10
Wimbledon A 2R 4R 3R 2R 4R 4R F W A SF 1R 4R 4R 1R 3R 3R 4R 2R 1R A A 1 / 18
US Open 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R QF W QF SF QF 1R 4R 2R 3R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 1 / 20
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 51
Year-end ranking N/A 5 8 21 16 24 25 22 28 N/A 745 794 N/A

ReferencesEdit

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