Martin Mulligan

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Martin Mulligan
Full name Martin Frederick Mulligan
Country  Australia
Residence San Francisco, United States
Born (1940-10-18) 18 October 1940 (age 73)
Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1958)
Retired 1975
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career titles 16
Highest ranking No. 4 (1967, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1964)
French Open QF (1959, 1962, 1970)
Wimbledon F (1962)
US Open 2R (1966)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1961)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1960)
Last updated on: 25 October 2012.

Martin "Marty" Mulligan (born 18 October 1940) is a former tennis player from Australia. He is best remembered for reaching the men's singles final at Wimbledon in 1962, where he was defeated by fellow Australian Rod Laver 6–2, 6–2, 6–1.[2][3] One British newspaper wrote, "Beaten? He was crushed, annihilated, steamrollered out of a match in which he never had a chance but never gave up hope."

Personal life[edit]

Mulligan was born in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

In 1958 he won the Boys' Singles title at the Australian Championships,[4] as well as the Boys' Doubles (w/Bob Hewitt).[5]

Pro tour[edit]

He was runner-up in the Men's Doubles at the Australian Championships in 1961.[6] In 1962 he was in the finals of the Dutch Open in Hilversum, and he won the men's singles title at the Italian Championships three times in 1963, 1965 and 1967.[7][8] He won singles titles in 1966 and 1967 at the Swedish Open in Bastad and the Austrian Open at Kitzbuhel. Mulligan won the 1970 Japan Championships. He was ranked in the world's top 10 in 1962, '63, '65 and '67, reaching as high as World No. 4 in the latter year.[1] Mulligan won 1960 U.S. Claycourts doubles (w/Hewitt) and the 1962 German Doubles (w/Hewitt). Mulligan was a member of the 1968 Italian Davis Cup team,[9] playing a total of eleven matches.[10] Mulligan was ranked no 1 in Italy between 1968 and 1971. He was the coach of Italian Davis Cup team for ten years and was the first non-Italian to receive the Golden Racquet Award by the Italian Tennis Federation.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 428.
  2. ^ "Wimbledon Mens Finals". All About Tennis.com. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Today in Wimbledon History". Today in Sport. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Australian Open – Boys Singles Champions". Australian Open. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Australian Open – Boys' Doubles Champions". Australian Open. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Australian Open Men's Doubles". World Tennis Source. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "Muster trounces Krajicek for title". Manila Standard. 21 May 1996. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mulligan carries Italy's tennis hopes". Pittsburgh Press. 24 April 1969. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mulligan may play for Italy". The Age. 1 November 1967. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  10. ^ "Martin Mulligan". Davis Cup. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Court honoured in Italy". Tennis Australia. 18 July 2007. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 

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