John McCurdy (tennis)

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John McCurdy
Country Australia Australia
Born (1960-05-13) 13 May 1960 (age 54)
Yarrawonga, Australia
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 6-17
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 86 (1 Aug 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1982)
Wimbledon 4R (1983)
US Open 1R (1983)
Doubles
Career record 12-26
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 169 (29 Oct 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (1982)
French Open 1R (1983)
Wimbledon 2R (1983)

John McCurdy (born 13 May 1960) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

Career[edit]

McCurdy made his first Grand Slam singles appearance at the 1982 Australian Open, where he had an opening round win over Sweden's Henrik Sundström, before being eliminated in the second round by John Sadri.[2]

At the 1983 Wimbledon Championships, the Australian made it as far as the fourth round, with wins over Juan Avendaño, Claudio Panatta and Cassio Motta.[2] He had only entered the main draw due to the withdrawal of American player Jay Turpin.[3]

He lost in the first round of the 1983 US Open, to Eliot Teltscher.[2]

McCurdy defeated John Frawley in the opening round of the 1983 Australian Open and was then beaten by Andy Andrews in the second round.[2]

As a doubles player, he made the third round of the Australian Open in 1982, with Peter Johnston, whom he would partner at four further Grand Slam tournaments.[2] McCurdy and Johnston were finalists at Melbourne's Black and Decker Indoor Championships in 1984.[2]

In the early 1980s, McCurdy played at reserves level for the North Melbourne Football Club.[4]

He became a tennis coach after retiring and spent a period of time as director of Tennis Victoria.[5]

Grand Prix/WCT career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1984 Australia Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet Australia Peter Johnston Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Wally Masur
2–6, 3–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1982 Australia Sydney, Australia Hard Australia Peter Johnston United States John Benson
Australia Chris Johnstone
6–7, 7–6, 7–6

References[edit]