Brian Gottfried

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Brian Gottfried
Country  United States
Residence Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Born (1952-01-27) January 27, 1952 (age 62)
Baltimore, MD
Height 6' (183 cm)
Turned pro 1972
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,782,514
Singles
Career record 679-323
Career titles 25
Highest ranking No. 3 (19 June 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1980)
French Open F (1977)
Wimbledon SF (1980)
US Open QF (1977, 1978)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF (1977, 1978)
WCT Finals SF (1981)
Doubles
Career record 602-246
Career titles 54
Highest ranking No. 2 (12 December 1976)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1980)
French Open W (1975, 1977)
Wimbledon W (1976)
US Open F (1977)
Last updated on: 12 May 2012.

Brian Edward Gottfried (born January 27, 1952) is a retired tennis player from the United States who won 25 singles titles and 54 doubles titles during his professional career. The right-hander was the runner-up at the 1977 French Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking on the ATP tour on June 19, 1977, when he became World No. 3.

Tennis career[edit]

Junior & college[edit]

Gottfried was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He began playing tennis at the age of 5 after receiving a racquet as a gift.[1] In all, Gottfried won 14 national junior titles.[2]

In 1970, as a freshman at Trinity University in Texas, he won the USTA boys 18s singles championship, as well as the doubles championship with Alexander Mayer.[3] He was an All-American in 1971 and 1972.

Professional career[edit]

Gottfried began his professional tennis career in 1972.[1] He won five tournaments in 1976 and was runner-up at the French Open. Newsweek described him as the "best male tennis player in the world at the moment" in April 1977.[1] He won the Italian Open doubles championship in four consecutive years (1974–77). He won the men's doubles at the French Open in 1975 and 1977. In 1976, he won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon. He ended his career tied for 22nd in open era singles titles leaders, and tied for 12th in doubles.[1]

Arthur Ashe liked to recall how Gottfried missed his daily practice session to get married, but atoned by doubling his practice time the next day.[4][1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1977 French Open Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 0–6, 3–6, 0–6

Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1975 French Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1976 French Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 1976 Wimbledon Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 6–3, 8–6, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 1977 French Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1977 US Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 1979 Wimbledon Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 1980 French Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 3–6

Grand Prix, WCT, and Grand Slam singles finals (51)[edit]

Titles (25)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Chile Jaime Fillol W/O
Winner 2. 1973 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Hard United States Arthur Ashe 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1973 Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. Hard United States Eddie Dibbs 5–7, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1973 Christchurch, New Zealand Other Australia Fred Stolle 6–7, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 1974 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 5–7, 8–6, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 1974 London Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 1975 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet Australia Allan Stone 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 5. 1975 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet Australia Geoff Masters 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1975 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1975 Melbourne, Australia Grass (i) United States Harold Solomon 6–2, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1975 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Harold Solomon 3–6, 2–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 1976 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 2–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1976 Los Angeles Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1976 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Harold Solomon 2–6, 7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 1977 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 7–6
Winner 9. 1977 Palm Springs, California, U.S. Hard Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 1977 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Carpet Sweden Björn Borg 4–6, 3–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 10. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz 6–1, 6–2
Winner 11. 1977 La Costa, California, U.S. Hard United States Marty Riessen 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 1977 Los Angeles Carpet United States Stan Smith 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1977 Denver, Colorado, U.S. Carpet Sweden Björn Borg 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 0–6, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 13. 1977 Washington, D.C. Outdoor Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 1977 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 15. 1977 Los Angeles Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Butch Walts 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 17. 1977 Maui, Hawaii, U.S. Hard United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 0–6
Winner 12. 1977 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 18. 1977 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 13. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez 7–5, 7–6
Winner 14. 1978 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet United States Eddie Dibbs 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 15. 1978 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 19. 1978 Los Angeles Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1979 Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 21. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 1979 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 6–0
Winner 17. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) South Africa Johan Kriek 7–5, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 18. 1980 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass United States Sandy Mayer 6–3, 6–3
Winner 19. 1980 Washington, D.C. Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 20. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Trey Waltke 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 21. 1980 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Italy Adriano Panatta 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 22. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 1981 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass United States John McEnroe 6–7, 5–7
Winner 22. 1981 Stowe, Vermont, U.S. Hard United States Tony Graham 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 24. 1981 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–1, 0–6, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 23. 1982 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Hard United States Mike Estep 6–7, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1982 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard United States Jimmy Connors 5–7, 0–6
Winner 24. 1982 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Bill Scanlon 6–1, 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 26. 1982 Wembley, United Kingdom Carpet United States John McEnroe 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 25. 1983 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Mel Purcell 6–2, 6–3, 7–5

Grand Prix, WCT, and Grand Slam doubles finals (95)[edit]

Titles (54)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Dick Stockton Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 1973 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1973 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–1, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 3. 1973 Fort Worth, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1973 Hong Kong Hard United States Paul Gerken Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Rod Laver
3–6, 7–5, 15–17
Runner-up 3. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay United States Dick Stockton United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1974 Orlando WCT, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1974 Hamburg, Germany Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1974 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Tom Gorman
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1974 South Orange, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1974 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 1974 Madrid, Spain Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez France Patrice Dominguez
Spain Antonio Muñoz
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1974 Tehran, Iran Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Manuel Orantes
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–7, 6–2, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 1974 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez France Patrice Dominguez
France François Jauffret
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1974 London, England Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 6. 1975 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Dick Stockton
United States Erik Van Dillen
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 12. 1975 Dayton Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Paul Gerken Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
6–7, 5–7
Winner 7. 1975 St. Petersburg WCT, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 1975 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
7–6, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
5–7, 6–4, 2–6
Winner 9. 1975 Orlando WCT, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Ray Ruffels
6–4, 6–4
Winner 10. 1975 World Doubles WCT, Mexico Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United Kingdom Mark Cox
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
7–6, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 11. 1975 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 12. 1975 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–6, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 13. 1975 French Open, Paris Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 1975 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 14. 1975 Boston, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States John Andrews
United States Mike Estep
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 16. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
4–6, 0–6
Winner 15. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–2
Winner 16. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 17. 1975 Tokyo, Japan Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–6, 6–4
Winner 18. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 19. 1976 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–4, 7–5
Winner 20. 1976 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 6–2
Winner 21. 1976 México City WCT, México Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–4, 7–6
Winner 22. 1976 Jackson WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
7–5, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 23. 1976 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jeff Borowiak
Romania Ilie Năstase
7–5, 6–4
Winner 24. 1976 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Geoff Masters
Australia John Newcombe
7–6, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 1976 French Open, Paris Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 25. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 6–3, 8–6, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 26. 1976 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Arthur Ashe
United States Jimmy Connors
6–3, 6–3
Winner 27. 1976 North Conway, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Argentina Ricardo Cano
Paraguay Victor Pecci
6–3, 6–0
Winner 28. 1976 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Winner 29. 1976 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Phil Dent
Australia Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Runner-up 18. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet South Africa Bob Hewitt United States Dick Stockton
United States Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 4–6
Winner 30. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–4, ret.
Runner-up 20. 1976 Wembley, England Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Stan Smith
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 3–6
Winner 31. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Sherwood Stewart Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
United States Stan Smith
1–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 32. 1977 Miami, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 5–7
Winner 33. 1977 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
Winner 34. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 35. 1977 North Conway, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 1977 U.S. Open, New York Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 23. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–7, 4–6
Winner 36. 1977 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jeff Borowiak
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 24. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 25. 1977 Wembley, England Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Sandy Mayer
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–7
Winner 37. 1978 Memphis, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Newcombe
3–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 38. 1978 Dayton, U.S. Carpet Australia Geoff Masters United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
6–3, 6–4
Winner 39. 1979 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet United States John McEnroe Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 26. 1979 Wimbledon, London Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 27. 1979 Washington, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 40. 1979 Columbus, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 41. 1979 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Romania Ilie Năstase United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 28. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 29. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 42. 1980 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 30. 1980 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Tim Gullikson
United States Marty Riessen
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 31. 1980 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 32. 1980 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Fritz Buehning
South Africa Johan Kriek
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 43. 1980 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States John McEnroe Australia Rod Frawley
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 33. 1980 French Open, Paris Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 44. 1980 North Conway, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Connors South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
7–6, 6–2
Winner 45. 1980 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Peter Fleming
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
Winner 46. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–4, 2–6, 7–6
Runner-up 34. 1980 Paris Indoor, France Carpet South Africa Raymond Moore Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 35. 1980 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass United States Vitas Gerulaitis Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 36. 1981 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 37. 1981 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Tim Gullikson
South Africa Bernard Mitton
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 47. 1981 Milan, Italy Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 38. 1981 Stowe, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz South Africa Johan Kriek
United States Larry Stefanki
6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 48. 1982 La Quinta, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United Kingdom John Lloyd
United States Dick Stockton
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 39. 1982 Tampa, U.S. Hard United States Hank Pfister United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
2–6, 3–6
Winner 49. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
W/O
Winner 50. 1982 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Bruce Manson United States Jay Lapidus
United States Richard Meyer
6–4, 6–2
Winner 51. 1982 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 40. 1983 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
3–6, 5–7, 6–7
Winner 52. 1983 La Quinta, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Tian Viljoen
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 41. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 53. 1983 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Australia Paul McNamee South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–4, 6–3
Winner 54. 1984 North Conway, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd Brazil Cassio Motta
United States Blaine Willenborg
6–4, 6–2

Davis Cup[edit]

Gottfried was 7–7 in Davis Cup play for the US between 1975 and 1982[5] and won it twice (in 1978 and 1982).

Halls of Fame & awards[edit]

Gottfried won the 1974 and 1975 ATP Doubles Team of the Year Award with partner Raúl Ramírez.

He won the 1976 ATP Most Improved Player Award.[6]

He won the ATP Sportsmanship award in 1984.[1]

Gottfried was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1990.[7]

Gottfried, who is Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.[2]

Life after playing career[edit]

Gottfried now lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida.[1] In 2007 Gottfried joined the coaching staff at the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in Fort Lauderdale.

In 2010, Gottfried coached with the Bollettieri Tennis Program at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

He was elected to the ATP Player Council in 2012 as an alumni representative.[8] [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Gottfried, Brian". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Brian Gottfried". Internaltional Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "USTA Boys 18 & 16: Past Winners". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 24 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Brian Gottfried". Atptennis.com. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Players". daviscup.com. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Brian Gottfried". ATP World Tour. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ "ATP Structure". ATP. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "ATP ANNOUNCES NEW PLAYER COUNCIL". ATP. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Wojtek Fibak
ATP Most Improved Player
1977
Succeeded by
John McEnroe