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Stanley Roger Smith (born December 14, 1946 in Pasadena, California) 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, USA
Born (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 72)
Pasadena, California, USA
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro1969 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,774,811
Int. Tennis HoF1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record865–352 (71.08%) [1]
Career titles53 [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)

Contents

CareerEdit

Smith grew up in Pasadena, California and was coached mainly by Pancho Segura. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Southern California, 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

Outcome Year Championship Opponent Score
Runner-up 1971 Wimbledon   John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1971 US Open   Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3)
Winner 1972 Wimbledon   Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (5 titles – 8 runners-up)Edit

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

Career finalsEdit

Note: Smith won 7 titles from 1966-1968 and an additional 8 titles in 1969 [12]

Singles (38 titles, 18 runner-ups)Edit

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

  • Smith, Stan (2002). Stan Smith's Winning Doubles. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. ISBN 0-7360-3007-7.
  • Little Pancho (2009) by Caroline Seebohm
  • The Golden Age of College Tennis (2009) by George Toley

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