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Wayne Hampson (born 23 August 1957) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

Wayne Hampson
Country (sports)Australia Australia
Born (1957-08-23) 23 August 1957 (age 61)
Monto, Queensland
Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record11–31
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 174 (4 January 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1982)
Wimbledon1R (1980, 1983)
Doubles
Career record33–57
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 109 (25 June 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1982)
French Open1R (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)
Wimbledon3R (1983)

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CareerEdit

Hampson competed in the main singles draw of the Australian Open three times and Wimbledon twice, without managing to register a win.[2] The closest he got was at the 1982 Australian Open, where he received a first round bye, before a five set loss in the second round to Eric Sherbeck, the last decided in a tiebreak.[2] He had more success in the doubles, making the third round at the 1982 Australian Open (with Broderick Dyke) and the 1983 Wimbledon Championships (with Chris Johnstone).[2]

He was a doubles finalist at the 1982 Melbourne Indoor tournament, the 1982 South Australian Open and the 1984 Lorraine Open, but lost them all.[2] On the singles circuit, Hampson had his best performance in 1980, making a quarter-final appearance in Perth.[2] He had a win over Kim Warwick at the Sydney Outdoor in 1981 and beat John Alexander en route to the round of 16 at Queen's in 1982.[2]

Grand Prix/WCT career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (0–3)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1982 Adelaide, Australia Grass   Broderick Dyke   Pat Cash
  Chris Johnstone
3–6, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1982 Melbourne, Australia Grass   Broderick Dyke   Eddie Edwards
  Jonathan Smith
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1984 Metz, France Hard   Wally Masur   Eddie Edwards
  Danie Visser
6–3, 4–6, 2–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1980 Turin, Italy Clay   Jai DiLouie   Dave Siegler
  Robbie Venter
6–3, 6–4
2. 1981 Travemünde, West Germany Clay   Brad Guan   Bruce Derlin
  David Mustard
6–3, 6–4

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