Don Candy

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Don Candy
Full name Donald William Candy
Country  Australia
Born (1929-03-31) 31 March 1929 (age 85)
Adelaide, Australia
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1952, 1959)
French Open 4R (1956, 1960)
Wimbledon 4R (1951, 1957, 1960)
US Open 3R (1951)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1952, 1953, 1956, 1959)
French Open W (1956)
Wimbledon QF (1956, 1957)
US Open F (1951)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon SF (1952)

Don Candy (born 31 March 1929) is an Australian former tennis player who was mainly successful in doubles.[1]

At the Grand Slam tournaments he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Championships singles event in 1952 and 1959. In the singles event at the French Championships he reached the eighth-finals in 1956 and 1960.[2][3][4]

In June 1951 Candy won the singles title at the Kent Championships, a grass court tournament held in Beckenham, defeating Gardnar Mulloy in three sets.[5] The next year, 1952, he again reached the Kent final but on this occasion lost in three sets to Ham Richardson.[6] In July 1951 he won the Midlands counties men's singles title after a straight sets victory in the final against Naresh Kumar from India.[7]

In 1956 he won the Men's Doubles title at the French Championships. With his American partner Bob Perry he won against compatriots Ashley Cooper and Lew Hoad in three straight sets.[8]

After his active career he moved to Baltimore in 1967 where he coached the World Team Tennis Baltimore Banners and later became the coach of Pam Shriver.[9]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

Titles[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Score
1956 French Championships United States Bob Perry Australia Ashley Cooper
Australia Lew Hoad
7–5, 6–3, 6–3

Finals[edit]

Year Tournament Partner Opponents in the final Score
1951 US National Championships Australia Mervyn Rose Australia Ken McGregor
Australia Frank Sedgman
8–10, 4–6, 6–4, 5–7
1952 Australian Championships Australia Mervyn Rose Australia Ken McGregor
Australia Frank Sedgman
4–6, 5–7, 3–6
1953 Australian Championships Australia Mervyn Rose Australia Lew Hoad
Australia Ken Rosewall
11–9, 4–6, 8–10, 4–6
1956 Australian Championships Australia Mervyn Rose Australia Lew Hoad
Australia Ken Rosewall
8–10, 11–13, 4–6
1957 French Championships Australia Mervyn Rose Australia Mal Anderson
Australia Ashley Cooper
3–6, 0–6, 3–6
1959 Australian Championships Australia Bob Howe Australia Rod Laver
Australia Robert Mark
7–9, 4–6, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players - Don Candy". ATP World Tour. Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Australian Open - Boys' Singles". Juniors. International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Lawrence, Don (21 January 1959). "Don Candy Will Fight Ban On Private Tour". The Age. Google News Archive. p. 11. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Perry, Candy Take French Tennis Title". Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Google News Archive). 28 May 1956. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Candy Upsets Mulloy in Kent Tennis Final". The New York Times. 17 Jun 1951. 
  6. ^ "Protest By Candy.". The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 16 June 1952. p. 20. 
  7. ^ "MARATHON TENNIS.". Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 16 July 1951. p. 2. 
  8. ^ Bud Collins (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  9. ^ "Gear Talk: Q&A With Pam Shriver". Tennis.com. 7 April 2011. 

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