Geoff Masters

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Geoff Masters
Geoff Masters 1973.jpg
Full name Geoffrey Masters
Country  Australia
Residence Queensland, Australia
Born (1950-09-19) 19 September 1950 (age 64)
Brisbane, Australia
Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1967)
Retired 1981
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 199–235
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 42 (5 March 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1975)
French Open 3R (1972)
Wimbledon 4R (1978)
US Open 3R (1974)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals QF (1979)
Doubles
Career record 351–203
Career titles 23
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1974)
French Open QF (1976)
Wimbledon W (1977)
US Open QF (1974)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1974)

Geoff Masters (born 19 September 1950 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a former Australian tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

In 1977, Masters and Ross Case won the doubles in Wimbledon.[1]

Doubles titles (23)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Ross Case Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1972 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia Mal Anderson West Germany Jurgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–7, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1972 Seattle, US Hard Australia Ross Case France Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
France Wanaro N'Godrella
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1972 Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Ross Case France Georges Goven
France Wanaro N'Godrella
6–2, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Ross Case Australia John Newcombe
Netherlands Tom Okker
2–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1973 Washington, D.C., US Clay Australia Ross Case Australia Dick Crealy
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay Australia Ross Case Australia Rod Laver
Australia John Newcombe
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Ross Case Australia Syd Ball
Australia Bob Giltinan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1974 Hempstead WCT, New York Hard Australia Ross Case United States Jeff Borowiak
Australia Dick Crealy
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 St. Louis, US Clay Australia Ross Case Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1974 Los Angeles, US Hard Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 1974 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Ross Case Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1975 St. Louis, US Clay Australia Ross Case Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Ray Ruffels
4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 8. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 10. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Ross Case Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Ross Case Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 1976 Jackson WCT, US Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 11. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Charlie Pasarell
Australia Allan Stone
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1976 Rome, Italy Clay Australia John Newcombe United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Ross Case Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–3, 3–6, 6–8, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 12. 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Ross Case India Anand Amritraj
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 15. 1977 San Jose, US Carpet United States Tom Gorman South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 1977 Denver, US Carpet Australia Colin Dibley Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–3
Winner 14. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Ross Case Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 8–9, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1977 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Ross Case Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Kim Warwick Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Chris Kachel
6–2, 7–6
Winner 16. 1978 Sarasota, US Carpet Switzerland Colin Dowdeswell South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Bernard Mitton
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 17. 1978 Little Rock, US Carpet Australia Colin Dibley United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–3
Winner 18. 1978 Dayton, US Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Australia Colin Dibley South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
5–7, 6–7
Winner 19. 1978 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Ross Case Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 20. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Pat Du Pré
United States Tom Gorman
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 1979 Houston, US Clay Australia John Alexander United States Gene Mayer
United States Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 21. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Ross Case Australia John James
Australia Chris Kachel
7–6, 6–2
Winner 22. 1980 Dayton, US Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Fritz Buehning
United States Fred McNair
6–4, 6–4
Winner 23. 1980 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Australia Rod Frawley Australia Paul McNamee
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 4–6, 11–9

Post-tennis playing career[edit]

Masters can be heard calling Australian Open matches for television.

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