Tom Okker

Thomas Samuel Okker (nicknamed "the Flying Dutchman";[2] born 22 February 1944) is a Dutch former tennis player who was active from the mid-1960s until 1980.[3] He won the 1973 French Open Doubles, the 1976 US Open Doubles, and two gold medals at the 1965 Maccabiah Games. He was ranked among the world's top-ten singles players for seven consecutive years, 1968–74, reaching a career high of world No. 3 in 1974.[4] He also was ranked world No. 1 in doubles in 1969.[4]

Tom Okker
Tom Okker.jpg
Full nameThomas Samuel Okker
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceHazerswoude-Dorp, Netherlands
Born (1944-02-22) 22 February 1944 (age 76)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1981
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,257,200
Singles
Career record798–335 (70.4%) in pre Open-Era & Open Era[1]
Career titles40 [1] (35 listed by ATP)
Highest rankingNo. 3 (2 March 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1971)
French OpenSF (1969)
WimbledonSF (1978)
US OpenF (1968)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsF (1973)
WCT FinalsSF (1971)
Doubles
Career record550–152 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles68
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1969)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1971)
French OpenW (1973)
WimbledonF (1969)
US OpenW (1976)

Early lifeEdit

Okker was born in Amsterdam, is Jewish on his father's side, and identifies as Jewish.[5][6] Okker's father was Jewish, and was imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II, but managed to go into hiding by assuming the papers and identity of another man.[7]

Tennis careerEdit

 
Tom Okker at the 1972 Rotterdam Indoors

He played his first tournament at Wolfsburg, West Germany, on clay in 1963. Okker was the Dutch champion from 1964 through 1968.

In 1968, his first year as a professional, he won in singles and in doubles (with Marty Riessen) at the Italian Open.[8] At Wimbledon, Okker reached the quarterfinals in 1968 and the semifinals in 1978. He achieved his best result in a Grand Slam tournament at the 1968 US Open, where he competed as a registered player, an amateur allowed to compete for prize money but playing under the control of their national associations.[9] Okker reached the final after defeating Pancho Gonzales in the quarterfinal and Ken Rosewall in the semifinal. He lost the final to Arthur Ashe in five sets.[10] In February 1969, Okker signed a four-year contract with the Lamar Hunt's World Championship Tennis.[9][11]

In his career, won 40 singles titles.[12][13] He also was the runner-up in 37 singles tournaments.[14]

Okker is also among the most successful men's doubles players of all time. He won two Grand Slam doubles titles, at the US Open in 1976 (with Riessen) and the French Open (with John Newcombe) in 1973. In total, Okker won 78 doubles events, a record that was finally broken by Todd Woodbridge in 2005. Okker's other doubles titles include the 1973 Italian Open, 1973 London Grass Courts (with Riessen), 1973 Spanish Open (with Ilie Năstase), 1975 Opel International (with Arthur Ashe), and 1978 WCT World Doubles (with Wojtek Fibak).

One of the first tennis professionals to win at least US$1 million in career prize money, Okker's WTC career earnings stood at $1,257,200 when he retired in 1980 ($3,901,000 today).

Davis CupEdit

Between 1964 and 1981, Okker represented the Netherlands in the Davis Cup, playing in 13 ties and accumulating a 15–20 win-loss record.[15][4]

Maccabiah GamesEdit

In 1965, Okker won both the singles and the mixed doubles titles at the 1965 Maccabiah Games in Israel.[4] This event is open to all Israelis and to non-Israeli Jews.

Style of playEdit

He was among the first players of his era to hit the ball with heavy topspin.

Halls of FameEdit

Okker was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.[14][4]

He was nominated for consideration in 2018, but not inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Since the mid-1980s Okker has been involved in art and was a founding partner in the Jaski art gallery in Amsterdam, specializing in works of the CoBrA movement.[17] In 2005, he founded art gallery Tom Okker Art bv in Hazerswoude-Dorp, Netherlands, where he now lives.[18]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1968 US Open Grass   Arthur Ashe 12–14, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1969 Wimbledon Grass   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Loss 1971 Australian Open Grass   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Win 1973 French Open Clay   John Newcombe   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Loss 1975 US Open Grass   Marty Riessen   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Win 1976 US Open Grass   Marty Riessen   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 78 (40 titles, 38 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1965 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   John Newcombe 6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3 [19]
Loss 2. 1966 Bournemouth, England Clay   Ken Fletcher 5–7, 4–6
Win 1. 1966 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Bob Hewitt 6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Win 2. 1967 Paris, France Wood (i)   Jan Kodes 6–2, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 3. 1967 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Roy Emerson 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win 3. 1967 Bristol, England Grass   Cliff Drysdale 6–2, 5–7, 8–6
Loss 4. 1967 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay   Cliff Richey 4–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–8
Loss 5. 1967 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay   Thomaz Koch 4–6, 9–11, 6–3, 3–6
Win 4. 1967 East London, South Africa Clay   Mark Cox 9–7, 7–5
Loss 6. 1968 Bloemfontein, South Africa Hard   Marty Riessen 5–7, 3–6
Loss 7. 1968 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Cliff Drysdale 3–6, 3–6, 0–6
Win 5. 1968 Kingston, Jamaica Hard (i)   Manuel Orantes 6–2, 6–4
Win 6. 1968 Barranquilla, Colombia Clay   Marty Riessen 8–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 8. 1968 Willemstad, Curaçao Clay   Marty Riessen 5–7, 6–3, 11–9, 2–6, 2–6
Win 7. 1968 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Marty Riessen 12–10, 6–1, 6–4
↓  Open era  ↓
Win 8. 1968 Rome, Italy Clay   Bob Hewitt 10–8, 6–8, 6–1, 1–6, 6–0
Loss 9. 1968 West Berlin, West Germany Clay   Manuel Santana 8–6, 4–6, 1–6, 2–6
Win 9. 1968 Saltsjöbaden, Sweden Clay   Jan-Erik Lundqvist 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Loss 10. 1968 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Ion Țiriac 8–6, 5–7, 0–6
Shared 10. 1968 London, England Grass   Clark Graebner final rained out [19]
Win 11. 1968 Dublin, Ireland Grass   Lew Hoad 6–1, 6–2
Loss 11. 1968 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Cliff Drysdale 3–6, 3–6, 0–6
Loss 12. 1968 US Open, New York Grass   Arthur Ashe 12–14, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 13. 1969 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Rod Laver 3–6, 8–10, 3–6
Win 12. 1969 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   John Newcombe 8–10, 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
Win 13. 1969 Tokyo, Japan Hard (i)   Roy Emerson 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Win 14. 1969 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Zeljko Franulovic 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 15. 1969 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay   Andres Gimeno Round Robin [19]
Win 16. 1969 Milwaukee, United States Clay   Marty Riessen Round Robin
Loss 14. 1969 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Roy Emerson 1–6, 14–12, 4–6, 4–6
Win 17. 1969 Hilversum, Netherlands Hard   Tom Gorman 6–3, 4–6, 7–6
Loss 15. 1969 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Tony Roche 1–6, 7–5, 5–7, 6–8
Win 18. 1969 Newport, United States Grass   Dennis Ralston 4–6, 6–5, 6–1
Loss 16. 1969 Tucson, United States Hard   Tony Roche 6–9, 1–6
Loss 17. 1969 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Tony Roche Round Robin [19]
Win 19. 1969 Paris Masters, France Carpet (i)   Earl Butch Buchholz 8–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 18. 1969 Auckland, New Zealand Grass   Roger Taylor 4–6, 4–6, 1–6
Win 20. 1970 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 0–6, 4–6, 6–4
Win 21. 1970 Atlanta WCT, United States Hard   Dennis Ralston 6–4, 10–8, 6–2
Loss 19. 1970 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Tony Roche 5–7, 5–7, 3–6
Win 22. 1970 Leicester, England Grass   Roger Taylor 6–1, 10–8
Win 23. 1970 Hilversum, Netherlands Hard   Roger Taylor 4–6, 6–0, 6–1, 6–3
Win 24. 1970 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 20. 1970 West Berlin, West Germany Clay   Rod Laver Round Robin [19]
Loss 21. 1971 New York, United States Hard (i)   Rod Laver 5–7, 2–6, 1–6
Loss 22. 1971 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–8, 1–6, 1–6
Loss 23. 1971 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   John Newcombe 2–6, 7–5, 6–1, 5–7, 3–6
Win 25. 1971 Louisville WCT, United States Clay   Cliff Drysdale 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Win 26. 1971 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor   Rod Laver 6–3, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Loss 24. 1971 Montreal, Canada Clay   John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 2–6, 6–7
Loss 25. 1971 Vancouver WCT, Canada Hard (i)   Ken Rosewall 2–6, 2–6, 4–6
Win 27. 1972 Chicago WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 26. 1972 Boston WCT, United States Hard   Bob Lutz 4–6, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 27. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Stan Smith 4–6, 3–6
Loss 28. 1972 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Win 28. 1973 Washington WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
Win 29. 1973 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Andrés Gimeno 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 29. 1973 Washington, D.C., United States Clay   Arthur Ashe 4–6, 2–6
Win 30. 1973 Toronto, Canada Clay   Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Win 31. 1973 Seattle, United States Hard (i)   John Alexander 7–5, 6–4
Loss 30. 1973 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Jimmy Connors 5–7, 6–7
Win 32. 1973 Chicago, United States Carpet (i)   John Newcombe 3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 33. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay   Jaime Fillol 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
Win 34. 1973 London, England Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4
Loss 31. 1973 Masters, Boston Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 3–6, 5–7, 6–4, 3–6
Win 35. 1974 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4
Loss 32. 1974 Washington WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase 3–6, 3–6
Win 36. 1974 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Tom Gorman 4–6, 7–6, 6–1
Loss 33. 1974 Boston WCT, United States Clay   Björn Borg 6–7, 1–6, 1–6
Loss 34. 1974 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Arthur Ashe 2–6, 2–6
Loss 35. 1975 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 36. 1975 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Buster Mottram 4–6, 2–6
Loss 37. 1975 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe 4–6, 2–6
Win 37. 1975 Nottingham, England Grass   Tony Roche 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Win 38. 1975 Paris Masters, France Hard (i)   Arthur Ashe 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Win 39. 1977 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Vitas Gerulaitis 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 38. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Balázs Taróczy 6–2, 1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Win 40. 1979 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Per Hjertquist 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 104 (68 titles, 36 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1968 Rome, Italy Clay   Marty Riessen   Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
  Allan Stone
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 1. 1968 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Mal Anderson   John Newcombe
  Dennis Ralston
10–8, 10–12, 14–12, 3–6, 3–6
Win 2. 1968 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4, 7–5
Win 3. 1969 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
8–6, 6–4
Loss 2. 1969 Wimbledon, London Grass   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Win 4. 1969 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Marty Riessen   Mal Anderson
  Roy Emerson
6–1, 6–4
Win 5. 1969 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Marty Riessen   Jean-Claude Barclay
  Jürgen Fassbender
6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Win 6. 1970 London Queen's Club, England Grass   Marty Riessen   Arthur Ashe
  Charlie Pasarell
6–4, 6–4
Loss 3. 1970 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Marty Riessen   Cliff Drysdale
  Roger Taylor
2–6, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 4. 1970 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Nikola Pilić   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 5–7, 2–6
Win 7. 1970 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Marty Riessen   Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
7–6, 6–2
Loss 5. 1971 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Loss 6. 1971 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Roger Taylor   Ilie Năstase
  Ion Ţiriac
6–1, 3–6, 3–6, 6–8
Win 8. 1971 Chicago WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
Win 9. 1971 Dallas WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Bob Lutz
  Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Win 10. 1971 London Queen's Club, England Grass   Marty Riessen   Erik van Dillen
  Stan Smith
8–6, 4–6, 10–8
Loss 7. 1971 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   John Newcombe   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Win 11. 1971 Washington, D.C., United States Clay   Marty Riessen   Bob Carmichael
  Ray Ruffels
7–6, 6–2
Loss 8. 1971 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor   Marty Riessen   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
6–7, 2–6
Loss 9. 1971 Boston WCT, United States Clay   Marty Riessen   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
4–6, 4–6
Win 12. 1971 Montreal, Canada Clay   Marty Riessen   Arthur Ashe
  Dennis Ralston
6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Win 13. 1971 Cologne, Germany Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 14. 1972 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
7–6, 7–6
Win 15. 1972 Miami WCT, United States Hard   Marty Riessen   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
7–5, 6–4
Win 16. 1972 Chicago WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Roy Emerson
  Rod Laver
6–2, 6–3
Win 17. 1972 Charlotte WCT, United States Clay   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win 18. 1972 Washington DC., United States Clay   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 19. 1972 Fort Worth WCT, United States Hard   Marty Riessen   Ken Rosewall
  Fred Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Win 20. 1972 Montreal WCT, Canada Hard   Marty Riessen   Robert Maud
  Ken Rosewall
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
Win 21. 1972 Alamo WCT, United States Outdoor   Marty Riessen   Brian Fairlie
  Ismail El Shafei
7–6, 6–4
Win 22. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Marty Riessen   Colin Dibley
  Roy Emerson
7–5, 7–6
Win 23. 1972 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Brian Fairlie
  Ismail El Shafei
6–2, 7–6
Win 24. 1973 London WCT, England Hard (i)   Marty Riessen   Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–3
Win 25. 1973 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Ken Rosewall
  Fred Stolle
6–3, 6–3
Loss 10. 1973 Cologne WCT, Germany Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Mark Cox
  Graham Stilwell
6–7, 3–6
Win 26. 1973 Washington WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Win 27. 1973 Houston, United States Clay   Marty Riessen   Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 7–5
Win 28. 1973 Charlotte WCT, United States Clay   Marty Riessen   Erik van Dillen
  Tom Gorman
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 11. 1973 Denver WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Arthur Ashe
  Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Loss 12. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Bob
  Stan Smith
2–6, 6–7, 0–6
Win 29. 1973 French Open, Paris Clay   John Newcombe   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Win 30. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay   John Newcombe   Ross Case
  Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Win 31. 1973 London Queen's Club, England Grass   Marty Riessen   Ray Keldie
  Raymond Moore
6–4, 7–5
Win 32. 1973 Seattle, United States Hard   Tom Gorman   Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Win 33. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Ilie Năstase   Antonio Muñoz
  Manuel Orantes
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 34. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay   Ilie Năstase   Bob Carmichael
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–0
Win 35. 1973 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Arthur Ashe   Lew Hoad
  Robert Maud
6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 13. 1974 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Raúl Ramírez
  Tony Roche
3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Loss 14. 1974 Miami WCT, United States Hard   Marty Riessen   John Alexander
  Phil Dent
6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Loss 15. 1974 Washington WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Marty Riessen   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–7, 3–6
Win 36. 1974 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Marty Riessen   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 16. 1974 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Marty Riessen   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–7, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 17. 1975 Bologna WCT, Italy Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 37. 1975 Barcelona WCT, Spain Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
7–5, 6–1
Loss 18. 1975 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay   Arthur Ashe   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 2–6
Win 38. 1975 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Arthur Ashe   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–2
Win 39. 1975 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe   Patrice Dominguez
  Kim Warwick
6–3, 7–6
Loss 19. 1975 Nottingham, England Grass   Marty Riessen   Charlie Pasarell
  Roscoe Tanner
2–6, 3–6
Loss 20. 1975 US Open, New York Clay   Marty Riessen   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Loss 21. 1975 Paris Masters, France Hard (i)   Ilie Năstase   Wojtek Fibak
  Karl Meiler
4–6, 6–7
Win 40. 1975 Hong Kong Hard   Ken Rosewall   Bob Carmichael
  Sandy Mayer
6–3, 6–4
Loss 22. 1976 Columbus WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–7, 4–6
Loss 23. 1976 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 5–7
Loss 24. 1976 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Arthur Ashe   Rod Laver
  Frew McMillan
1–6, 7–6, 6–7
Win 41. 1976 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Frew McMillan   Jiří Hřebec
  Jan Kodeš
6–4, 7–6, 6–4
Loss 25. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Frew McMillan   Marty Riessen
  Roscoe Tanner
2–6, 5–7
Loss 26. 1976 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet (i)   Adriano Panatta   Alex Metreveli
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 5–7
Win 42. 1976 US Open, New York Clay   Marty Riessen   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Win 43. 1976 Paris Masters, France Hard (i)   Marty Riessen   Fred McNair
  Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Loss 27. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Marty Riessen   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 44. 1977 Birmingham WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Billy Martin
  Bill Scanlon
6–3, 6–4
Loss 28. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
1–6, 6–1, 3–6
Win 45. 1977 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Ross Case
  Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
Win 46. 1977 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Hard   Wojtek Fibak   Ilie Năstase
  Adriano Panatta
6–2, 6–3
Win 47. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Ross Case
  Tony Roche
6–4, 6–1
Win 48. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Vijay Amritraj
  Dick Stockton
6–4, 6–4
Loss 29. 1977 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay   Wojtek Fibak   François Jauffret
  Jan Kodeš
6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Win 49. 1977 Charlotte WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i)   Ken Rosewall   Corrado Barazzutti
  Adriano Panatta
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
Win 50. 1977 Woodlands Doubles, United States Hard   Marty Riessen   Tim Gullikson
  Tom Gullikson
3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Win 51. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–3
Loss 30. 1978 St. Louis WCT, United States Carpet   Wojtek Fibak   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
3–6, 2–6
Win 52. 1978 Houston WCT, United States Clay   Wojtek Fibak   Tom Leonard
  Mike Machette
7–5, 7–5
Win 53. 1978 World Doubles WCT, United States Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Bob
  Stan Smith
6–7, 6–4, 6–0, 6–3
Win 54. 1978 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Wojtek Fibak   Antonio Muñoz
  Victor Pecci
6–2, 6–4
Loss 31. 1978 Munich, Germany Clay   Jürgen Fassbender   Ion Ţiriac
  Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 4–6, 6–7
Win 55. 1978 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Mark Edmondson   Bob Hewitt
  Kim Warwick
6–4, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Win 56. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Bob Carmichael
  Mark Edmondson
7–6, 4–6, 7–5
Win 57. 1978 Toronto, Canada Clay   Wojtek Fibak   Colin Dowdeswell
  Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 7–6
Win 58. 1978 Woodlands Doubles, United States Hard   Wojtek Fibak   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 3–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 59. 1978 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Bob
  Stan Smith
6–3, 6–2
Loss 32. 1979 Birmingham, United States Carpet (i)   Ilie Năstase   Stan Smith
  Dick Stockton
2–6, 3–6
Win 60. 1979 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
Loss 33. 1979 Denver, United States Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Bob
  Stan Smith
6–7, 3–6
Win 61. 1979 Memphis, United States Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Frew McMillan
  Dick Stockton
6–4, 6–4
Win 62. 1979 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Bob Carmichael
  Brian Teacher
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Win 63. 1979 Munich, Germany Clay   Wojtek Fibak   Jürgen Fassbender
  Jean-Louis Haillet
7–6, 7–5
Win 64. 1979 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Jan Kodeš
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–1, 6–3
Win 65. 1979 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Ilie Năstase   Mike Cahill
  Colin Dibley
7–5, 6–4
Loss 34. 1979 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6
Loss 35. 1980 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 66. 1980 Birmingham, United States Carpet (i)   Wojtek Fibak   José Luis Clerc
  Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–3
Win 67. 1980 Cairo, Egypt Clay   Ismail El Shafei   Christophe Freyss
  Bernard Fritz
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Win 68. 1980 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Tony Giammalva
  Buster Mottram
7–5, 6–3, 7–6
Loss 36. 1980 Bangkok, Thailand Carpet (i)   Dick Stockton   Ferdi Taygan
  Brian Teacher
6–7, 6–7

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 SR
Australian Open A 2R 3R A A 1R QF SF A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 5
French Open A 2R 4R QF A SF A A A QF A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 6
Wimbledon 2R 1R 4R 2R QF QF 2R 4R A A 4R QF 3R 4R SF QF 3R 1R 0 / 16
US Open 1R A A A F 1R 4R SF 3R 4R 4R 2R 3R A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 40
Year-end ranking N/A 4 6 11 23 31 50 56 107 N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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Awards
Preceded by
Jan Janssen
Dutch Sportsman of the Year
1969
Succeeded by
Ard Schenk