Hank Pfister

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Hank Pfister
Country  United States
Residence Bakersfield, California
Born (1953-10-09) October 9, 1953 (age 60)
Bakersfield, California
Height 6'4" (193 cm)
Turned pro 1977
Retired 1988
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $873,335
Singles
Career record 259–211
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 19 (May 2, 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1978, 1981, 1982)
French Open 2R (1978)
Wimbledon 4R (1978, 1980, 1982)
US Open 3R (1979, 1980)
Doubles
Career record 276–214
Career titles 11
Last updated on: June 13, 2012.

Hank Pfister (born October 9, 1953 in Bakersfield, California) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won two singles titles (1981, Maui and 1982, Newport) during his professional career. The right-hander reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on May 2, 1983, when he became World No. 19.

Being tall of stature, sturdy of build and possessing a very fast serve, his style was highlighted by use of the serve and volley game.

Doubles titles (11)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1976 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Carpet United States Dennis Ralston United States Jimmy Connors
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 1976 Hong Kong Hard United States Butch Walts India Anand Amritraj
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 1977 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet United States Butch Walts United States Jeff Borowiak
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1978 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet United States Butch Walts United States Brian Gottfried
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1978 San Jose, California, U.S. Carpet United States Brad Rowe United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1978 French Open, Paris Clay United States Gene Mayer Spain Manuel Orantes
Spain José Higueras
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 1978 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay United States Gene Mayer United States Jeff Borowiak
New Zealand Chris Lewis
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 1978 Hong Kong Hard United States Brad Rowe Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
7–5, 6–7, 1–6
Winner 5. 1978 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Syd Ball
Australia Bob Carmichael
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1979 San Jose, California, U.S. Carpet United States Brad Rowe United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1980 French Open, Paris Clay United States Victor Amaya United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1980 Maui, Hawaii, U.S. Hard United States Victor Amaya United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 1980 Tokyo Indoor Carpet United States Victor Amaya United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1981 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet United States Victor Amaya Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1981 Tokyo Indoor Carpet United States Victor Amaya Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1981 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass United States John Sadri Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
7–6, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States John Sadri Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 1982 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet United States Victor Amaya United States Tracy Delatte
United States Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1982 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1982 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass United States Victor Amaya United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1982 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard United States Victor Amaya United States Tim Gullikson
South Africa Bernard Mitton
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1982 Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Hard United States Victor Amaya United States Matt Mitchell
United States Craig Wittus
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 13. 1982 US Open, New York City Hard United States Victor Amaya South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
2–6, 7–6, 7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1982 Los Angeles-2 WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Kevin Curren United States Andy Andrews
United States Drew Gitlin
4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 1984 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States Drew Gitlin United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
1–6, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1985 Houston, Texas, U.S. Carpet United States Ben Testerman United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 1985 Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Hard United States Ben Testerman Finland Leo Palin
Finland Olli Rahnasto
3–6, 7–6, 6–7

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