Ferdi Taygan

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Ferdi Taygan
Country United States United States
Born (1956-12-05) December 5, 1956 (age 57)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Height 5'8" (173 cm)
Turned pro 1977
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $668,104
Singles
Career record 74-120
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 67 (December 26, 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1980)
French Open 4R (1980)
Wimbledon 2R (1981)
US Open 2R (1979)
Doubles
Career record 297-180
Career titles 19
Highest ranking No. 8 (May 16, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1982)
French Open W (1982)
Wimbledon SF (1982, 1984)
US Open SF (1981)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open F (1982, 1983)

Ferdi Taygan (born December 5, 1956, in Worcester, Massachusetts), is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He is of Turkish descent.

Taygan enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 19 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 19 times. Partnering Sherwood Stewart, Taygan won the 1982 French Open doubles title. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 8.

Doubles titles (19)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1979 Bologna, Italy Carpet United States Fritz Buehning United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 1980 Washington, D.C.-2, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Teacher South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1980 Stowe, U.S. Hard Romania Ilie Năstase United States Robert Lutz
South Africa Bernard Mitton
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 1980 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet United States Fritz Buehning United States John Sadri
United States Tim Wilkison
6–1, 6–2
Winner 3. 1980 Hong Kong Hard United States Peter Fleming United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1980 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States John Austin United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
4–6, 0–6
Winner 4. 1980 Bangkok, Thailand Carpet United States Brian Teacher Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Dick Stockton
7–6, 7–6
Winner 5. 1981 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Tim Wilkison United States Tony Graham
United States Bill Scanlon
7–5, 6–1
Winner 6. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) United States Fritz Buehning United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
7–6, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1981 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States John McEnroe United States Tom Gullikson
United States Butch Walts
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1981 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Van Winitsky
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1981 North Conway, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
5–7, 4–6
Winner 7. 1981 Montreal, Canada Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 1981 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States John McEnroe United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1981 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1981 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Peter McNamara
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1981 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
7–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 9. 1981 Wembley, UK Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–5, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 10. 1982 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 10. 1982 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 4–6
Winner 11. 1982 Los Angeles, United States Hard United States Sherwood Stewart United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
6–1, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 12. 1982 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Sherwood Stewart Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
United States Van Winitsky
7–6, 6–4
Winner 13. 1982 French Open, Paris Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Chile Hans Gildemeister
Chile Belus Prajoux
7–5, 6–3, 1–1, RET.
Winner 14. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay United States Sandy Mayer Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 1982 North Conway, U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Peru Pablo Arraya
United States Eric Fromm
6–2, 7–6
Winner 16. 1982 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Robbie Venter
United States Blaine Willenborg
6–4, 7–5
Winner 17. 1982 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 1982 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart United States Mark Dickson
Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1982 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Australia Peter McNamara Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 13. 1983 Lisbon, Portugal Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1983 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1983 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Australia Paul McNamee United States Mark Dickson
Brazil Cassio Motta
2–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 18. 1983 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1984 La Quinta, U.S. Hard United States Scott Davis South Africa Bernard Mitton
United States Butch Walts
7–5, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 17. 1984 Madrid, Spain Carpet United States Fritz Buehning United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 18. 1984 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet United States Fritz Buehning South Africa Kevin Curren
Poland Wojtek Fibak
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Fritz Buehning United States Sandy Mayer
West Germany Andreas Maurer
6–7, 4–6
Winner 19. 1984 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil United States Drew Gitlin
United States Blaine Willenborg
7–6, 6–1

Personal[edit]

Ferdi Taygan is born in Massachusetts to a Turkish father and a mother of Belarus descent. His father, Beyazıt, immigrated to the USA to study civil engineering.[1] He majored in finances.

Taygan married Kay Conaway of Birmingham, Alabama in 1983. They have two daughters: Nuray Taygan, born November 18, 1984 and Shenal Taygan, born August 6, 1988.

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