Allan Stone

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Allan Stone
Full name Allan James Stone
Country  Australia
Residence Victoria, Australia
Born (1945-10-14) 14 October 1945 (age 69)
Launceston, Australia
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1963)
Retired 1978
Singles
Career record 165-197 (Open era)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 38 (8 April 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1972)
French Open 3R (1968, 1969, 1970)
Wimbledon 3R (1977, 1978)
US Open 4R (1973)
Doubles
Career record 245-159 (Open era)
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 12 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1968, 1977)
Wimbledon F (1975)
Last updated on: 19 April 2012.

Allan Stone (born 14 October 1945 in Launceston, Australia) played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s.[1] He was ranked as high as World No. 38 in singles on the ATP Rankings[2] (achieving that ranking on 8 April 1975), although Stone played for several years before the ATP Rankings were instituted.

Stone found the majority of his success on the doubles court. He won 11 doubles titles during his career, including the Australian Open in 1977 and the Australian Championships (the predecessor to the Australian Open) in 1968. In singles, he reached four finals, including Cincinnati.[3]

Stone moved to Victoria and played amateur tennis for the Warburton Tennis Club where he was coached by Mary Morton.

He attended Caulfield Grammar School and completed a Commerce Degree at the University of Melbourne.[4]

Career highlights[edit]

Doubles finals (4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1968 Australian Championships, Melbourne Grass Australia Dick Crealy Australia Terry Addison
Australia Ray Keldie
10–8, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1968 Rome, Italy Clay Greece Nicholas Kalogeropoulos Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
3–6, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1969 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Australia Dick Crealy Australia Bill Bowrey
United States Clark Graebner
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 2. 1970 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Dick Crealy Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–2, 2–6, 12–12, RET.
Runner-up 3. 1971 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Dick Crealy Australia John Alexander
Spain Andrés Gimeno
4–6, 5–7, 9–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1972 Vancouver WCT, Canada Outdoor South Africa Cliff Drysdale Australia Bill Bowrey
United States Clark Graebner
6–7, 0–6
Runner-up 5. 1973 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1973 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United States Cliff Richey
7–5, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
1–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1973 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
7–6, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 1973 Merion, U.S. Grass Australia Colin Dibley United States John Austin
United States Fred McNair
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1973 Tokyo Outdoor Australia Colin Dibley Australia Mal Anderson
Australia Ken Rosewall
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 9. 1973 Djakarta, Indonesia Hard Australia John Newcombe United States Mike Estep
Australia Ian Fletcher
5–7, 4–6
Winner 5. 1974 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 6. 1974 Adelaide, Australia Grass United States Grover Raz Reid United States Mike Estep
Australia Paul Kronk
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1975 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Bob Carmichael Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
3–6, 6–7
Winner 7. 1975 Dayton Indoor, U.S. Carpet Australia Ray Ruffels United States Paul Gerken
United States Brian Gottfried
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 1975 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia Bob Carmichael Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1975 Wimbledon, London Grass Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
5–7, 6–8, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 1975 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Australia Kim Warwick United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet United States Charlie Pasarell Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 1976 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay United States Charlie Pasarell Australia Rod Laver
Australia Ken Rosewall
4–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1976 Boston, U.S. Clay Australia Ray Ruffels United States Mike Cahill
United States John Whitlinger
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 16. 1976 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard Australia Phil Dent United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Winner 9. 1976 Maui, U.S. Hard South Africa Raymond Moore United States Dick Stockton
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1977 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Australia Ray Ruffels South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 1977 Perth, Australia Hard Australia Ray Ruffels United States Nick Saviano
United States John Whitlinger
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 18. 1977 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Ray Ruffels Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–7, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 11. 1977 Australian Open-2, Melbourne Grass Australia Ray Ruffels Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 19. 1978 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Syd Ball Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
3–6, 6–7

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Career singles finals (4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1969 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Cliff Richey 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1971 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Australia Bob Carmichael 6–7, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1975 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried 6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1975 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Australia Rod Laver 2–6, 2–6

Post-playing career[edit]

Stone is a sports commentator.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profiles: Allan Stone". Retrieved 29 Jan 2010. 
  2. ^ "Allan Stone Profile". Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 29 Jan 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Allan Stone Career Titles". Retrieved 29 Jan 2010. 
  4. ^ http://www.tennis.com.au/player-profiles/allan-stone
  5. ^ [1]