Jaime Fillol

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Jaime Fillol
Full name Jaime Jose Fillol, Sr.
Country  Chile
Residence Santiago, Chile
Born (1946-06-03) June 3, 1946 (age 68)
Santiago, Chile
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1965)
Retired 1985
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $187,169
Singles
Career record 470-327
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 14 (2 March 1974)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 4R (1970, 1974, 1975, 1976)
Wimbledon 4R (1974)
US Open QF (1975)
Doubles
Career record 366-298 (Open era)
Career titles 15 (Open era)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open F (1972)
US Open F (1974)
Team competitions
Davis Cup F (1976)

Jaime Fillol (b. June 3, 1946) is a former tennis player from Chile. He played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s.

Fillol was ranked as high as World No. 14 in singles on the ATP Rankings (achieving that ranking on March 2, 1974) and No. 82 in doubles (January 2, 1984).

In the Open era (after 1968), Fillol won 7 singles titles and 15 doubles titles. In addition Jaime was a founding member and one of the first ATP Presidents. As President of the ATP, Jaime had a passion to create the first Pension Plan of the ATP and thus it was named after him. Jaime is also a member of the University of Miami "Hall of Fame" where he graduated in 1969.

He competed at the 1973 Davis Cup with Patricio Cornejo where he played the longest Davis Cup rubber in terms of games, eventually losing to Americans Stan Smith and Erik Van Dillen, winning the first set 9–7, the next 39-37,[1] but lost the next three sets, 6–8, 1–6, 3–6 in the 1973 American Zone Final. The second set is the world record for the most number of games in a Davis Cup set.

He was also a member of the 1975 Davis Cup team, which advanced to the semifinals, and the 1976 Davis Cup team, which made it all the way to the final, losing to Italy.

Career highlights[edit]

Open era singles titles (7)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1969 Miami, US Ecuador Pancho J.F. Guzman 13–11, 5–7, 9–7
Winner 2. 1971 Tanglewood, US Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović 4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Brian Gottfried W/O
Winner 3. 1973 Tanglewood, US United Kingdom Gerald Battrick 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay Netherlands Tom Okker 6–4, 3–6, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 1974 Orlando WCT, US Hard Australia John Newcombe 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1974 Louisville, US Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 1975 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 6–4, 1–6, 6–0, 7–5
Winner 5. 1976 Dayton, US Carpet Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1976 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Eddie Dibbs 7–5, 4–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1976 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 1977 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Jeff Borowiak 0–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1977 Madrid, Spain Clay Sweden Björn Borg 3–6, 0–6, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1977 Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 0–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 1977 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 6. 1981 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Australia David Carter 6–2, 6–3
Winner 7. 1982 Itaparica, Brazil Carpet Chile Ricardo Acuña 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1983 Viña Del Mar, Chile Clay Paraguay Víctor Pecci 6–2, 5–7, 4–6

Doubles titles (15)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1968 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay Mexico Joaquin Loyo-Mayo United States William Brown
United States Ron Goldman
8–10, 3–6
Winner 1. 1969 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo Australia Roy Emerson
South Africa Frew McMillan
W/O
Winner 2. 1970 South Orange, U.S. Hard Chile Patricio Cornejo Spain Andrés Gimeno
Australia Rod Laver
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1971 Bournemouth, England Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo Australia Bill Bowrey
Australia Owen Davidson
6–8, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Romania Ilie Năstase
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1972 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Chile Patricio Cornejo United States Jim McManus
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–4, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1972 Brussels, Belgium Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo Spain Juan Gisbert
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–9, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1972 French Open, Paris Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–8, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 1972 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 1974 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo United States Tom Gorman
United States Marty Riessen
5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1974 U.S. Open, New York Grass Chile Patricio Cornejo United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1974 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo Spain Manuel Orantes
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1975 Charlotte, U.S. Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1976 Dayton, U.S. Carpet United States Charlie Pasarell Australia Ray Ruffels
United States Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 5. 1976 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Soviet Union Alex Metreveli
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 6. 1977 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo Australia Dick Crealy
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 7. 1977 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Patricio Cornejo United States Henry Bunis
Australia Paul McNamee
5–7, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 11. 1978 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Romania Ilie Năstase United States Peter Fleming
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 5–7
Winner 8. 1978 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Chile Álvaro Fillol South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Winner 9. 1978 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Chile Álvaro Fillol Chile Hans Gildemeister
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 1978 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Álvaro Fillol Chile Hans Gildemeister
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
4–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 1979 Quito, Ecuador Clay Chile Álvaro Fillol Colombia Iván Molina
Colombia Jairo Velasco, Sr.
6–7, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 11. 1980 San José, Costa Rica Hard Chile Álvaro Fillol India Anand Amritraj
United States Nick Saviano
6–2, 7–6
Winner 12. 1980 Republic of China Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Andy Kohlberg
United States Larry Stefanki
6–2, 7–6
Winner 13. 1980 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Ross Case United States Terry Moor
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 1981 Palermo, Italy Clay Chile Belus Prajoux Uruguay José Luis Damiani
Uruguay Diego Pérez
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1981 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Chile Álvaro Fillol Brazil Marcos Hocevar
Brazil João Soares
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 14. 1982 Quito, Ecuador Clay Chile Pedro Rebolledo United States Egan Adams
United States Rocky Royer
6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard United States Stan Smith Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–4, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Loses a 39-37 Set To Chile in Cup Doubles". The New York Times. 6 August 1973. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 

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