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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 was ranked among the world's top 10 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 75)
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%) [1]
Career titles40 [1]
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 titles69
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 American Arthur Ashe in five sets, 12–14, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6.[10] Okker turned professional in February 1969 when he signed a four-year contract with the Lamar Hunt's World Championship Tennis.[9][11]

Okker 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. Okker won two Grand Slam doubles titles, 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 US $1,257,200 when he retired in 1980 ($3,822,883 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, but will not be inducted in 2018 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 finals, 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1968 US Open Grass   Arthur Ashe 12–14, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles finals, 5 (2 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1969 Wimbledon Grass   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Runner-up 1971 Australian Open Grass   Marty Riessen   John Newcombe
  Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Winner 1973 French Open Clay   John Newcombe   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1975 U.S. Open Grass   Marty Riessen   Jimmy Connors
  Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Winner 1976 U.S. Open Grass   Marty Riessen   Paul Kronk
  Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4

Career finalsEdit

Singles 77 (40 titles, 37 runner-ups)Edit

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

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

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

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

SinglesEdit

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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