Bob Carmichael

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Bob Carmichael
Full name Robert Carmichael
Country  Australia
Born 4 July 1940
Melbourne, Australia
Died 18 November 2003(2003-11-18) (aged 63)
Height 6' (183 cm)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1963)
Retired 1979
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 170–224 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup in Open era)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 10 (1970, World's Top 10)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1973)
French Open 4R (1968)
Wimbledon QF (1970)
US Open 4R (1971)
Doubles
Career record 312–215 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup in Open era)
Career titles 12
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1975)
French Open SF (1971, 1973)
Wimbledon SF (1977)
US Open SF (1977)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1970)
Last updated on: 31 October 2012.

Bob "Nails" Carmichael (4 July 1940 – 18 November 2003) was an Australian tennis player and coach.

As a player, Carmichael won 1 singles title and 12 doubles titles, and achieved a Top 10 ranking in 1970.[1] Partnering Allan Stone, he reached the doubles final of the 1975 Australian Open. Following his retirement in 1979, Carmichael was a coach for Tennis Australia, and the Australian Institute of Sport. He coached top-ranking pros Patrick Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, Darren Cahill and Leander Paes.

Doubles titles (12)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Australia Owen Davidson United States Arthur Ashe
United States Stan Smith
0–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner 1. 1970 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Australia Ray Ruffels Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
7–5, 6–2, 5–7, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 2. 1971 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Australia Ray Ruffels New Zealand Brian Fairlie
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 1971 Tehran WCT, Iran Clay Australia Ray Ruffels Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
4–6, 7–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Washington WCT, U.S. Clay Australia Ray Ruffels Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 1971 South Orange, U.S. Hard United States Tom Leonard United States Clark Graebner
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 4. 1972 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet Australia Ray Ruffels Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 5. 1972 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor Australia Ray Ruffels Australia John Alexander
Australia Terry Addison
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1972 Johannesburg-2, South Africa Hard Australia Terry Addison Australia John Newcombe
Australia Fred Stolle
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1973 Nottingham, U.S. Grass South Africa Frew McMillan United States Tom Gorman
United States Erik Van Dillen
4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
United States Stan Smith
6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1973 Bretton Woods, U.S. Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Rod Laver
Australia Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 6. 1973 Tanglewood, U.S. Other South Africa Frew McMillan Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 1973 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Spain Manuel Orantes
Romania Ion Ţiriac
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1973 Seattle, U.S. South Africa Frew McMillan United States Tom Gorman
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–2, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 8. 1973 Quebec City, Canada Other South Africa Frew McMillan United States Jimmy Connors
United States Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 10. 1973 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
3–6, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 1975 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Allan Stone Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
3–6, 6–7
Winner 9. 1975 Auckland, New Zealand Grass Australia Ray Ruffels New Zealand Brian Fairlie
New Zealand Onny Parun
7–6, RET.
Runner-up 12. 1975 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia Allan Stone Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 13. 1975 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard South Africa Cliff Drysdale Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1975 Hong Kong Hard United States Gene Mayer Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Ken Rosewall
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay South Africa Raymond Moore Poland Wojtek Fibak
West Germany Karl Meiler
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 1976 Perth, Australia Hard Egypt Ismail El Shafei United States Dick Stockton
United States Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 10. 1976 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Ken Rosewall Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 1976 Bangalore, India Clay Australia Ray Ruffels India Chiraid Mukherjea
India Bhanu Nunna
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 17. 1978 Miami, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Teacher United States Tom Gullikson
United States Gene Mayer
6–7, 3–6
Winner 12. 1978 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Hungary Péter Szőke
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Netherlands Tom Okker
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 19. 1978 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Syd Ball United States Hank Pfister
United States Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Teacher United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
4–6, 5–7, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 21. 1979 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) United States Brian Teacher Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 22. 1979 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Tim Gullikson United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
3–6, 2–2, RET.

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