Mark Edmondson

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Mark Edmondson
Country  Australia
Born June 1954 (age 60)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 252–238 (51.3%)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 15 (17 May 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1976)
French Open 2R (1977)
Wimbledon SF (1982)
US Open 3R (1977, 1981, 1983)
Doubles
Career record 507–258
Career titles 34
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
French Open W (1985)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1983)

Mark Edmondson (sometimes mistakenly spelt Edmundson) (born June 1954[1] in Gosford, New South Wales) is a retired Australian professional tennis player.

Edmondson is best remembered for winning the 1976 Australian Open while ranked 212th in the world, still the lowest-ranked winner of a Grand Slam tournament since the ATP rankings were introduced in 1973.[2] He is the last Australian to date to win the men's singles at the Australian Open.[3]

Edmondson's best subsequent performance in Grand Slams was reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open in 1981 and Wimbledon in 1982, which took him to a career high singles ranking of #15. He enjoyed more success as a doubles player, winning 34 titles, including five in Grand Slams.

Grand Slam Performance[edit]

Grand Slam Record[edit]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Australian Open 1R W QF A 2R QF 3R SF 1R 3R 2R 1R NH 3R
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R A
Wimbledon 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R SF 3R 3R 1R 1R A
US Open A 1R 3R 1R 1R A 3R 2R 3R A A A A

NH = tournament not held.
A = did not participate in the tournament.

Grand Slam Finals, 10 (6 wins, 4 losses)[edit]

Men's Singles, 1 (1 win)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1976 Australian Open Grass Australia John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1

Men's Doubles, 7 (5 wins, 2 losses)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship (Titles/Finals) Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1980 Australian Open (1/1) Grass Australia Kim Warwick Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Winner 1981 Australian Open (2/2) Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Hank Pfister
United States John Sadri
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 1983 Australian Open (3/3) Grass Australia Paul McNamee United States Steve Denton
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–6
Runner-Up 1983 French Open (0/1) Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Hans Simonsson
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–6(7-4), 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1984 Australian Open (4/4) Grass United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-Up 1985 Australian Open (4/5) Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo Van Rensburg
3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1985 French Open (1/2) Clay Australia Kim Warwick Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3

Mixed Doubles Finals, 2 (2 losses)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship (Titles/Finals) Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-Up 1980 Wimbledon (0/1) Grass Australia Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat United States Tracy Austin
United States John Austin
4–6, 7–6(8-6), 6–3
Runner-Up 1986 French Open (0/1) Clay South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Kathy Jordan
United States Ken Flach
3–6, 7–6(7-3), 6–3

Singles titles (6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 1976 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Phil Dent 3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. 1978 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia John Alexander 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 1979 Hobart, Australia Grass Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1979 Surbiton, England Grass United States Victor Amaya 4–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 1981 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Brad Drewett 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1981 Linz, Austria Hard (i) Italy Gianni Ocleppo 5–7, 1–6
Winner 5. 1981 Bristol, England Grass United States Roscoe Tanner 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 6. 1981 Brisbane, Australia Grass New Zealand Chris Lewis 7–6, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Vincent Van Patten 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1981 Hong Kong Hard United States Van Winitsky 4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1983 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Jimmy Connors 6–7, 1–6

Doubles titles (34)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia John Marks Australia Chris Kachel
Australia Peter McNamara
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 1976 Palma de Mallorca, Spain Clay Australia John Marks United States John Andrews
Australia Colin Dibley
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia John Marks Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
3–6, 6–7
Winner 2. 1977 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia John Marks France Jean-Louis Haillet
France François Jauffret
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 3. 1978 Florence, Italy Clay Australia John Marks Italy Corrado Barazzutti
Italy Adriano Panatta
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 1978 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Bob Hewitt
Australia Kim Warwick
6–4, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 4. 1978 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Bob Carmichael Hungary Péter Szőke
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Australia Bob Carmichael Netherlands Tom Okker
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1978 Stowe, United States Hard Australia Kim Warwick United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1978 Hartford, United States Carpet United States Van Winitsky United States John McEnroe
United States Bill Maze
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 1978 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia John Marks Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1978 Hong Kong Hard Australia John Marks United States Hank Pfister
United States Brad Rowe
5–7, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 8. 1978 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Australia John Marks United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Butch Walts
2–6, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1979 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia John Marks Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 1–6, 6–7
Winner 6. 1979 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia John Marks Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia John Marks Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
South Africa Bob Hewitt
2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 1979 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Australia John Marks United States Pat Du Pré
United States Robert Lutz
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 1980 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Kim Warwick Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 7–6
Winner 9. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass Australia Kim Warwick Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 15–13
Runner-up 11. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Kim Warwick United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Kim Warwick Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Winner 11. 1981 Houston, United States Clay United States Sherwood Stewart India Anand Amritraj
United States Fred McNair
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 1981 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Mike Estep Australia Paul McNamee
Australia Peter McNamara
6–2, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 12. 1981 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia John Fitzgerald Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 13. 1981 San Francisco, United States Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 14. 1981 Brisbane, Australia Grass United States Mike Estep Australia Rod Frawley
New Zealand Chris Lewis
5–7, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 13. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Hank Pfister
United States John Sadri
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 14. 1982 Adelaide-2, Australia Grass Australia Kim Warwick United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett
United Kingdom Jonathan Smith
7–5, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 15. 1982 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet Australia Kim Warwick Australia Syd Ball
West Germany Rolf Gehring
6–4, 6–2
Winner 16. 1982 Munich-2 WCT, Germany Carpet Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 17. 1982 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Fritz Buehning
South Africa Kevin Curren
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 1982 Milan, Italy Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
6–7, 6–7
Winner 18. 1982 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet United States Steve Denton United States Tony Giammalva
United States Tim Mayotte
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1982 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Paul McNamee
Australia Peter McNamara
7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1982 Houston, United States Clay Australia Peter McNamara South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
5–7, 4–6
Winner 19. 1982 Hilton Head WCT, United States Clay Australia Rod Frawley United States Alan Waldman
United States Van Winitsky
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 18. 1982 Bristol, England Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–7
Winner 20. 1982 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Brian Teacher West Germany Andreas Maurer
West Germany Wolfgang Popp
6–3, 6–1
Winner 21. 1982 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia Kim Warwick Australia Rod Frawley
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 22. 1982 Toronto, Canada Hard United States Steve Denton United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Fleming
6–7, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 1982 Cincinnati, United States Hard United States Steve Denton United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 20. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, United States Clay Australia Kim Warwick United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
W/O
Runner-up 21. 1982 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Steve Denton United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 22. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Brian Gottfried Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 1983 French Open, Paris Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6–7, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 23. 1983 North Conway, United States Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Eric Fromm
United States Drew Gitlin
7–6, 6–1
Winner 24. 1983 Indianapolis, United States Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 24. 1983 Brisbane, Australia Carpet Australia Kim Warwick Australia Pat Cash
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–7
Winner 25. 1983 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
6–2, 6–4
Winner 26. 1983 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Steve Denton
Australia John Fitzgerald
6–1, 6–4
Winner 27. 1983 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Paul McNamee United States Steve Denton
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 7–6
Winner 28. 1984 Boca West, United States Hard United States Sherwood Stewart United States David Dowlen
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1984 Luxembourg Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Anders Järryd
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 5–7
Winner 29. 1984 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 26. 1984 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 27. 1984 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Tony Giammalva
United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1984 Hong Kong Hard Australia Paul McNamee United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7–6, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 30. 1984 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 31. 1985 Munich, Germany Clay Australia Kim Warwick Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 29. 1985 Dallas, United States Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 1–6
Winner 32. 1985 French Open, Paris Clay Australia Kim Warwick Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 30. 1985 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Brad Drewett Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 31. 1985 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Kim Warwick Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 32. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 33. 1985 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Kim Warwick Brazil Nelson Aerts
United States Tomm Warneke
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 33. 1986 Rome, Italy Clay United States Sherwood Stewart France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 34. 1986 Bristol, England Grass Australia Wally Masur South Africa Christo Steyn
South Africa Danie Visser
7–6, 6–7, 10–12
Winner 34. 1987 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Brad Drewett Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
6–4, 4–6, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sources do not show a specific consistent birth date - both 24 June 1954 and 28 June 1954 are indicated.
  2. ^ Boilover as cool Mark takes Open
  3. ^ The Last Gasp of Australian Tennis’s Golden Era

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