Heinz Günthardt

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Heinz Günthardt
Heinz Gunthardt & Ana Ivanović at Bank of the West Classic 2010-07-25.JPG
Günthardt and Ivanović during practice at the 2010 Bank of the West Classic
Full name Heinz Peter Günthardt
Country   Switzerland
Born (1959-02-08) 8 February 1959 (age 55)
Zürich
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Turned pro 1976
Retired 1990
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,550,007
Singles
Career record 228–193
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 22 (7 April 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 4R (1985)
Wimbledon QF (1985)
US Open QF (1985)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals QF (1980)
Doubles
Career record 409–227
Career titles 30
Highest ranking No. 3 (8 July 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1990)
French Open W (1981)
Wimbledon W (1985)
US Open F (1981)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1988)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1985)
Wimbledon F (1986)
US Open W (1985)

Heinz Peter Günthardt (born 8 February 1959 in Zürich) is a former tennis player from Switzerland, who won five singles titles during his professional career, including the Rotterdam WCT in 1980.

In doubles, Günthardt captured a total number of 30 titles. The right-hander reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 22 in April 1986. Günthardt won the men's doubles at the 1985 Wimbledon Championships with Balázs Taróczy, and the mixed doubles at the 1985 US Open partnering Martina Navrátilová. He was also a member of the Swiss team at the 1988 Olympic Games.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

He was the coach of all-time great Steffi Graf, from the start of 1992 until the end of Graf's tennis playing career in July 1999, and he has also worked briefly with Jelena Dokić and Jennifer Capriati.[2]

From February to November 2010 he coached former WTA World No. 1 Ana Ivanovic.[3] Günthardt had previously not coached full-time since Steffi Graf announced her retirement in 1999.[4] When Günthardt started coaching her, Ivanovic had just dropped out of the WTA's top 20, and she dropped to a career low of World No. 65 in July 2010;[5] but, she recovered to World No. 17[6][7] before he ended his coaching relationship with her, due to his inability to coach and travel with Ivanovic full-time due to family responsibilities.[8]

Doubles finals 59 (30–29)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1978 Toronto, Canada Clay United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1979 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet South Africa Bernard Mitton United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell South Africa Raymond Moore
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 7–6
Winner 2. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay South Africa Bob Hewitt Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia John Marks
6–2, 6–2
Winner 3. 1979 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović Australia Dick Crealy
Italy Antonio Zugarelli
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1979 Toronto, Canada Hard South Africa Bob Hewitt United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 1979 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil United States Gene Mayer
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1980 Denver, U.S. Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1980 Munich, Germany Clay South Africa Bob Hewitt Australia David Carter
New Zealand Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–1
Winner 5. 1980 Båstad, Sweden Clay Switzerland Markus Günthardt United Kingdom John Feaver
Australia Peter McNamara
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1980 Toronto, Canada Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1980 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Markus Günthardt Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
1–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Australia Paul McNamee United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Australia Paul McNamee United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1981 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. 1981 French Open, Paris Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Terry Moor
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–2, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 1981 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Markus Günthardt Australia David Carter
Australia Paul Kronk
6–4, 6–1
Winner 10. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy South Africa Raymond Moore
South Africa Andrew Pattison
6–0, 6–2
Winner 11. 1981 North Conway, United States Clay Australia Peter McNamara Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
United States Ferdi Taygan
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1981 U.S. Open, New York Hard Australia Peter McNamara United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
DEF
Winner 12. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, United States Clay Australia Peter McNamara United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 13. 1981 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 1981 Madrid, Spain Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 14. 1981 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Larry Stefanki
United States Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
4–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 1982 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–7, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 1982 Cairo, Egypt Clay Switzerland Markus Günthardt United States Drew Gitlin
United States Jim Gurfein
4–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 1982 Milan, Italy Carpet Australia Peter McNamara Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 15. 1982 Madrid, Spain Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
1–6, 6–3, 7–9
Winner 17. 1982 Rome, Italy Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Poland Wojtek Fibak
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Markus Günthardt United States Sandy Mayer
United States Ferdi Taygan
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1982 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 1982 Wembley, England Carpet Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 4–6
Winner 18. 1983 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5, 7–6
Winner 19. 1983 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy Sweden Hans Simonsson
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1983 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 20. 1983 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy France Henri Leconte
France Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1983 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 5–7
Winner 21. 1983 Madrid, Spain Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil Switzerland Markus Günthardt
Hungary Zoltan Kuharszky
6–3, 6–3
Winner 22. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Brian Gottfried
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 23. 1983 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 24. 1983 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil South Africa Bernard Mitton
United States Butch Walts
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1984 Memphis, United States Carpet Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd United States Fritz Buehning
United States Peter Fleming
5–7, 6–7
Runner-up 22. 1984 Hamburg, Germany Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
3–6, 1–6
Winner 25. 1984 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Markus Günthardt Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil João Soares
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 23. 1984 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 24. 1984 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Hungary Balázs Taróczy Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Sandy Mayer
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 25. 1985 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 26. 1985 La Quinta, United States Hard Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 27. 1985 Milan, Italy Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Wally Masur
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 26. 1985 Hamburg, Germany Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
6–1, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 28. 1985 Wimbledon, London Grass Hungary Balázs Taróczy Australia Pat Cash
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 29. 1986 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 1–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 30. 1986 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 27. 1988 Nice, France Clay Italy Diego Nargiso France Guy Forget
France Henri Leconte
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1989 Milan, Italy Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 29. 1989 Nice, France Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy West Germany Ricki Osterthun
West Germany Udo Riglewski
6–7, 7–6, 1–6

Singles titles (5)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet United States Harold Solomon 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 2. 1980 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet United States Gene Mayer 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Victor Amaya 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Kim Warwick 4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1982 Zell Am See WCT, Austria Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 0–6, 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 1983 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Spain José Higueras 1–6, 1–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1983 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Peru Pablo Arraya 6–0, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1984 Toulouse, France Hard (i) United States Mark Dickson 6–7, 4–6

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