Dick R. Bohrnstedt

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Dick R. Bohrnstedt
Country  United States
Born (1950-04-28) 28 April 1950 (age 64)
Redlands, California, USA
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 34-67
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 107 (1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1977Dec)
French Open 1R (1977)
Wimbledon 2R (1977)
US Open 1R (1974,1976,1977)
Doubles
Career record 23-55
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1977Jan)
French Open 2R (1970)
Wimbledon 3R (1973, 1977)
US Open 2R (1976, 1977)

Dick R. Bornstedt (born April 28, 1950, Redlands, California, USA) is a former American professional tennis player who was a grass court specialist.

He won no singles title or doubles titles over a nine-year career from 1970 to 1979. He reached a career-high ranking of World No. 107 in 1977. His singles record was 34-67 and his doubles record was 23-55. Altogether he played 101 singles matches at the highest level and 78 doubles matches.

Tennis career[edit]

Dick R. Bornstedt's most notable tennis achievement is his run in the December version of the 1977 Australian Open, where he won two matches and reached the third round, He upset Onny Parun of New Zealand in the first round, 6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-4, followed by John James of Australia, by an identical score. His run came to an end when he faced Vitas Gerulaitis of the United States, losing in straight sets.[1]

In doubles he had his best result in 1973, and in 1977, playing at Wimbledon reaching the 3rd round both times. His closest chance at a Quarterfinal came in 1973 when he was partnered with William Brown of the United States.[2]

In the first round, he and Brown defeated Guy Fritz of the United States and Harry Fritz of Canada in straight sets.

In the second round, he and Brown defeated Luis Baraldi of Mexico and Eduardo Zuleta of Ecuador, again in straight sets.

Finally, they played David Lloyd and John Paish, both of the United Kingdom. In a very tight match, they lost 6-8, 6-4, 9-8, 4-6, 4-6; dropping both final sets denied them a quarterfinals berth.

In 1977, he partnered with Mike Machette. In the first round, they defeated Pat Dupre, and Steve Krulevitz, both of the United States in straight sets.

Bornstedt and Machette went on to upset Vijay and Anand Amritraj of India in the second round. 1-6, 6-3, 9-8, 6-3.

Finally, they played Wojtek Fibak of Poland and Dick Stockton of the United States. Here they lost their quarterfinals bid, 2-6, 6-8, 6-3, 3-6.

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