Fred McNair

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Fred McNair
Medal record
Tennis
Competitor for  United States
Summer Universiade
Bronze 1970 Turin Doubles

Frederick V. McNair, IV (born July 22, 1950, in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional tennis player from the United States who reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1976. That year, he teamed up with Sherwood Stewart to capture the men's doubles titles at French Open, the German Open and the Masters. McNair was also a mixed doubles runner-up at the French Open in 1981, partnering Betty Stöve. In 1978, he was a member of the US team that won the Davis Cup. In nine years on the professional tour, McNair won 16 doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 67.

Prior to turning professional, McNair played tennis for the University of North Carolina, where he was a four-time All-American and an NCAA doubles finalist in 1973.

McNair comes from a tennis playing family. His grandfather, Fred Jr., and father, Fred III, both played in the U.S. Championships (now known as the US Open). Fred III and Fred IV formed a father-son doubles team which won six US national father and son doubles championship titles.

Since retiring from the tennis tour, McNair has become the President of McNair & Company Inc., a family practice founded by his grandfather in 1931 which uses life insurance in estate planning and executive benefits arena. He won the United States Tennis Association 35-over tennis title in 1989 and 40-over title in 1995.

McNair's father, Frederick V. McNair III; his grandfather, Frederick V. McNair, Jr.; and his great-grandfather, Frederick V. McNair, Sr., all were graduated from the United States Naval Academy.

Doubles titles (16)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1973 Merion, Pennsylvania, U.S. Grass United States Jeff Austin Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Allan Stone
6–7, 3–6
Winner 1. 1973 Aptos, California, U.S. Hard United States Jeff Austin South Africa Raymond Moore
New Zealand Onny Parun
6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. 1973 Christchurch, New Zealand Hard India Anand Amritraj United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett
United Kingdom Jonathan Smith
W/O
Winner 3. 1974 Jackson, Mississippi, U.S. Carpet United States Raz Reid South Africa Byron Bertram
United Kingdom John Feaver
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 1974 Merion, Pennsylvania, U.S. Grass United States Mike Machette United States Roy Barth
Venezuela Humphrey Hose
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1975 Richmond, Virginia, U.S. Carpet Austria Hans Kary Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
7–6, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 5. 1975 San Francisco Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Allan Stone
Australia Kim Warwick
6–2, 7–6
Winner 6. 1975 Maui, Hawaii, U.S. Hard United States Sherwood Stewart United States Jeff Borowiak
Pakistan Haroon Rahim
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1976 Salisbury, Maryland, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Steve Krulevitz
United States Trey Waltke
6–3, 6–2
Winner 8. 1976 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 9. 1976 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Kim Warwick
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 10. 1976 French Open, Paris Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 11. 1976 Båstad, Sweden Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Poland Wojtek Fibak
Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1976 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1976 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard United States Sherwood Stewart United States William Brown
United States Brian Teacher
3–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 1976 South Orange, New Jersey, U.S. Clay United States Marty Riessen United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Romania Ilie Năstase
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 1976 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
2–6, 2–6
Winner 13. 1977 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1977 Rome, Italy Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 1977 Washington, D.C. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 1977 North Conway, New Hampshire, U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1977 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 1977 San Francisco Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Marty Riessen
United States Dick Stockton
4–6, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1977 Cologne, Germany Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 5–7
Winner 14. 1977 Oviedo, Spain Hard United States Sherwood Stewart Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–1
Winner 15. 1978 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United Kingdom Roger Taylor
Italy Antonio Zugarelli
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 12. 1978 Denver, Colorado, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 2–6
Winner 16. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 1978 London/Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 1978 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 15. 1978 Washington, D.C. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
United States Arthur Ashe
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 1978 Los Angeles Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 17. 1978 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 18. 1979 Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Hard Paraguay Francisco González United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. 1980 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet United States Fritz Buehning Poland Wojtek Fibak
Australia Geoff Masters
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1981 Houston, Texas, U.S. Clay India Anand Amritraj Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 21. 1981 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Sammy Giammalva Jr. United States Steve Denton
United States Tim Wilkison
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 22. 1982 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States Tim Wilkison United States Larry Stefanki
United States Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–7

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