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Victor Amaya (born July 2, 1954) is a former American male professional tour tennis player.

Victor Amaya
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceGrand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Born (1954-07-02) July 2, 1954 (age 64)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Turned pro1973
Retired1984
PlaysLeft-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$694,304
Singles
Career record186–173 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 15 (August 4, 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1979)
French Open3R (1976, 1979)
Wimbledon3R (1981)
US Open3R (1977, 1979, 1980)
Doubles
Career record193–170 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 16 (January 3, 1983)

The left-handed Amaya's career-high singles ranking was World No. 15, which he attained in August 1980.

Amaya nearly beat tennis legend Björn Borg in the first round of the 1978 Wimbledon Championships. With his 135 mph lefty serve he had Borg down 2 sets to 1 before losing 9–8, 1–6, 6–1, 3–6, 3–6.

Amaya also won the 1980 French Open doubles title with partner Hank Pfister.

Amaya played college tennis at the University of Michigan[1]

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Career finalsEdit

Singles (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Brian Teacher 6–1, 6–4
Loss 1. 1978 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet   Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 5–7
Loss 2. 1979 Denver, U.S. Carpet   Wojtek Fibak 4–6, 1–6
Win 2. 1979 Surbiton, U.K. Grass   Mark Edmondson 6–4, 7–5
Loss 3. 1980 Denver, U.S. Carpet   Gene Mayer 2–6, 2–6
Win 3. 1980 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet   Ivan Lendl 6–7, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 4. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Heinz Günthardt 4–6, 4–6
Loss 5. 1980 Cleveland, U.S. Hard   Gene Mayer 2–6, 1–6

Doubles (6 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1978 Louisville, U.S. Clay   John James   Wojtek Fibak
  Víctor Pecci
4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Loss 2. 1979 Lafayette, U.S. Clay   Eric Friedler   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 4–6
Win 1. 1980 French Open, Paris Clay   Hank Pfister   Brian Gottfried
  Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 3. 1980 Maui, U.S. Hard   Hank Pfister   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 2–6
Win 2. 1980 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Hank Pfister   Marty Riessen
  Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Loss 4. 1981 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Hank Pfister   Peter McNamara
  Paul McNamee
3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Win 3. 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Hank Pfister   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–2
Win 4. 1982 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet   Hank Pfister   Tracy Delatte
  Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 5. 1982 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass   Hank Pfister   John McEnroe
  Peter Rennert
6–7, 5–7
Loss 6. 1982 Columbus, U.S. Carpet   Hank Pfister   Tim Gullikson
  Bernard Mitton
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Win 5. 1982 Cleveland, U.S. Hard   Hank Pfister   Matt Mitchell
  Craig Wittus
6–4, 7–6
Loss 7. 1982 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Hank Pfister   Kevin Curren
  Steve Denton
2–6, 7–6, 7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Win 6. 1983 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Tim Gullikson   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–4, 6–3

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