Marc Flur

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Marc Flur
Country United States
Residence Durham, North Carolina
Born (1962-06-08) June 8, 1962 (age 52)
Poughkeepsie, New York,
United States
Height 6'3" (190 cm)
Turned pro 1983
Plays Right-handed
College Duke University
Prize money $204,967
Singles
Career record 38-63
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 71 (July 29, 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1985)
French Open 2R (1985)
Wimbledon 2R (1985)
US Open 2R (1987)
Doubles
Career record 50-67
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 60 (February 13, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1988)
French Open 2R (1985)
Wimbledon 2R (1988)
US Open 3R (1988)

Marc C. Flur (born June 8, 1962) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Early life[edit]

Flur was born in New York but grew up in Vermont.[2]

College tennis[edit]

He played collegiate tennis for Duke University and in 1983 won both All-American selection and the ACC Player of the Year award. He was a winner of five ACC Championships, two of them in singles.[3]

Tour career[edit]

The American took part in all four Grand Slam tournaments in 1985 and reached the second round in three of them.[4] This included two wins over British player Jeremy Bates.[4] The only other time he made it past the first round was in the 1987 US Open, where he defeated Christian Saceanu in five sets.[4] At the US Open the following year, he had his best doubles result, making the third round, with partner Sammy Giammalva, Jr..[4] Two years earlier, the pair had been runners-up in the Livingston Open, the only Grand Prix final that Flur would ever play in.[4] As a singles player, the furthest he went was a semi-final appearance in the 1987 Livingston Open.[4] The only other occasion that he had three wins in a tournament was at Delray Beach in 1985.[4] One of those victories was over world number 15 Joakim Nyström.[4]

Grand Prix 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. 1988 United States Livingston, United States Hard United States Sammy Giammalva, Jr. Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–2, 4–6, 5–7

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1984 United States Winnetka, United States Hard United States Mike Leach 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1986 United States New Haven, United States Hard United States Brad Pearce United States Rick Leach
United States Tim Pawsat
6–2, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ Providence Journal,"Late-blooming Flur enjoys steady climb up the ladder Vermont native currently is ranked No. 80", July 14, 1985, Mike Szostak
  3. ^ Duke University: Marc C. Flur
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h ATP World Tour Profile