Marty Riessen

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Marty Riessen
Marty Riessen 1968.jpg
Marty Riessen in 1968
Full name Marty Riessen
Country  United States
Residence Boca West, Florida, USA
Born (1941-12-04) December 4, 1941 (age 72)
Hinsdale, Illinois
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1958)
Retired 1981
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 365–244[1] (Open era)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 8 (1971, Lance Tingay)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1971)
French Open 4R (1971, 1974)
Wimbledon QF (1965)
US Open QF (1963, 1971)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals SF (1972)
Doubles
Career record 428–157
Career titles 53
Highest ranking No. 3 (March 3, 1980)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1971)
French Open W (1971)
Wimbledon F (1969)
US Open W (1976)
Mixed Doubles
Career titles 7
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1969)
French Open W (1969)
Wimbledon W (1975)
US Open W (1969, 1970, 1972, 1980)
Last updated on: June 12, 2012.

Marty Riessen (born December 4, 1941) played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s. He was ranked as high as No. 11 in the world in singles on the ATP Rankings in September 1974, though was ranked as high as World No. 8 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph in 1971, before the computer rankings.[2] Renowned for his doubles play, Riessen was also a regular doubles partner of Australian tennis great Margaret Court, winning six of his seven major mixed titles and a career grand slam alongside her. Additionally a winner of two men's doubles grand slams, his highest doubles ranking was No. 3 on March 3, 1980.

Career[edit]

Marty Riessen played collegiate tennis at Northwestern University, where he reached the NCAA Singles finals three times: 1962 (falling to Rafael Osuna of USC); 1963 and 1964 (falling to Dennis Ralston of USC both times). He was a semifinalist at the NCAA doubles championship with Clark Graebner in 1963 and 1964.

He won six singles titles in the open era, with the biggest coming in Cincinnati in 1974. (He won numerous other pre-open era titles, including two other Cincinnati titles in the pre-Open Era.) He also reached the quarterfinals in singles at both the Australian Open and the US Open in 1971.

He also won 53 doubles titles, including the US Open (in 1976), the French Open (1971, with Arthur Ashe), and seven ATP Masters Series events: Paris Indoor (1976), Canada (1971 & 1970), Monte Carlo (1970), Hamburg (1968 & 1969), and Rome (1968). He reached the doubles final at US Open in 1978 & 1975, the Australian Open in 1971, and Wimbledon in 1969.

Distinctions and honors[edit]

Open era career highlights[edit]

Singles finals 23 (9–14)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1969 Perth, Australia Grass Australia Ken Rosewall 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 1970 Wembley-1, U.K. Carpet Australia Ken Rosewall 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 1970 Tucson WCT, U.S. Australia Roy Emerson 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1970 Paris Indoor, France Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 6–7, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1971 Tehran WCT, Iran Clay Australia John Alexander 6–7, 6–1, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1971 Washington WCT, U.S. Clay Australia Ken Rosewall 2–6, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard Australia Rod Laver 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1971 Paris Indoor, France Clay United States Arthur Ashe 6–7, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1972 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor Australia Rod Laver 7–5, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 1972 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia Rod Laver 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1972 Washington WCT, U.S. Clay Australia Tony Roche 6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1972 Vancouver WCT, Canada Outdoor Australia John Newcombe 7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 5–7
Winner 6. 1973 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner 7–6, 6–0, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 1973 Copenhagen WCT, Denmark Carpet United Kingdom Roger Taylor 2–6, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1973 Quebec, Canada Other United States Jimmy Connors 1–6, 4–6, 7–6, 0–6
Runner-up 10. 1974 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Australia Rod Laver 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet United States Stan Smith 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1974 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1975 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 5–7, 6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 1977 La Costa, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 1979 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Harold Solomon 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet United States Butch Walts 3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1979 Lafayette, U.S. Carpet United States Pat Du Pré 6–4, 5–7, 6–2

Doubles finals 80 (52–28)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1968 Rome, Italy Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Greece Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Australia Allan Stone
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 1968 Hamburg, Germany Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 3. 1969 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
8–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1969 Wimbledon, London Grass Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Winner 4. 1969 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Mal Anderson
Australia Roy Emerson
6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 1969 Hamburg, Germany Clay Netherlands Tom Okker France Jean-Claude Barclay
West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 1970 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay United Kingdom Roger Taylor France Pierre Barthès
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 7. 1970 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Netherlands Tom Okker United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1970 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
2–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1970 Toronto, Canada Clay Australia Bill Bowrey South Africa Cliff Drysdale
Australia Fred Stolle
6–3, 6–2
Winner 9. 1970 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Netherlands Tom Okker United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1971 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Winner 10. 1971 Chicago WCT, U.S. Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 11. 1971 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Robert Lutz
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay United States Arthur Ashe United States Tom Gorman
United States Stan Smith
6–8, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 11–9
Winner 13. 1971 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Netherlands Tom Okker United States Erik Van Dillen
United States Stan Smith
8–6, 4–6, 10–8
Winner 14. 1971 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Ray Ruffels
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1971 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 1971 Boston WCT, U.S. Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
4–6, 4–6
Winner 15. 1971 Montreal, Canada Clay Netherlands Tom Okker United States Arthur Ashe
United States Dennis Ralston
6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 16. 1971 Cologne, Germany Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 17. 1972 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
7–6, 7–6
Winner 18. 1972 Miami WCT, U.S. Hard Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
7–5, 6–4
Winner 19. 1972 Chicago WCT, U.S. Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6–2, 6–3
Winner 20. 1972 Charlotte WCT, U.S. Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 21. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 22. 1972 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Winner 23. 1972 Montreal WCT, Canada Outdoor Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Robert Maud
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 24. 1972 Alamo WCT, U.S. Outdoor Netherlands Tom Okker New Zealand Brian Fairlie
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
7–6, 6–4
Winner 25. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Roy Emerson
7–5, 7–6
Winner 26. 1972 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker New Zealand Brian Fairlie
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
6–2, 7–6
Winner 27. 1973 London WCT, England Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker United States Arthur Ashe
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–3
Winner 28. 1973 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1973 Cologne WCT, Germany Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United Kingdom Mark Cox
United Kingdom Graham Stilwell
6–7, 3–6
Winner 29. 1973 Washington WCT, U.S. Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Arthur Ashe
United States Roscoe Tanner
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 30. 1973 Houston, U.S. Clay Netherlands Tom Okker United States Arthur Ashe
United States Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 7–5
Winner 31. 1973 Charlotte WCT, U.S. Clay Netherlands Tom Okker United States Erik Van Dillen
United States Tom Gorman
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1973 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Arthur Ashe
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
2–6, 6–7, 0–6
Winner 32. 1973 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Ray Keldie
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 1973 Quebec, Canada United States Jimmy Connors Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. 1974 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Mexico Raúl Ramírez
Australia Tony Roche
3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1974 Miami WCT, U.S. Hard Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1974 Washington WCT, U.S. Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–7, 3–6
Winner 33. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet United States Tom Gorman United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 34. 1974 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay United States Tom Gorman Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1974 Boston, U.S. Clay West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 35. 1974 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 1974 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–7, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 1975 Nottingham, England Grass Netherlands Tom Okker United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 1975 U.S. Open, New York Clay Netherlands Tom Okker United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 17. 1975 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard South Africa Cliff Drysdale India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 1976 Memphis WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
3–6, 4–6
Winner 36. 1976 La Costa, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner United States Peter Fleming
United States Gene Mayer
7–6, 7–6
Winner 37. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Roscoe Tanner South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–2, 7–5
Winner 38. 1976 South Orange, U.S. Clay United States Fred McNair United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Romania Ilie Năstase
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 39. 1976 U.S. Open, New York Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Winner 40. 1976 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1977 Palm Springs, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–7, 6–7
Winner 41. 1977 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard Netherlands Tom Okker United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 42. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Dick Stockton United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1977 Hong Kong Hard United States Roscoe Tanner Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 22. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 1978 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Robert Maud
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–1, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 24. 1978 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Sherwood Stewart Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 43. 1979 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart India Anand Amritraj
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
7–6, 6–4
Winner 44. 1979 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Sherwood Stewart Italy Adriano Panatta
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 25. 1979 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Sherwood Stewart United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 26. 1979 Surbiton, England Grass United States Pat Du Pré United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
3–6, 7–6, 6–8
Winner 45. 1979 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 46. 1979 Louisville, U.S. Hard United States Sherwood Stewart India Vijay Amritraj
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 47. 1979 Lafayette, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Victor Amaya
United States Eric Friedler
6–4, 6–4
Winner 48. 1979 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Tim Gullikson
6–3, 2–2, RET.
Winner 49. 1979 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Poland Wojtek Fibak
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–4
Winner 50. 1979 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Mike Cahill
United States Terry Moor
6–4, 7–6
Winner 51. 1980 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Tim Gullikson United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 27. 1980 Houston, U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1980 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Winner 52. 1981 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam finals, 15 (9–6)[edit]

Men's doubles 6 (2–4)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-Up 1969 Wimbledon Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Runner-Up 1971 Australian Open Netherlands Tom Okker Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Winner 1971 French Open United States Arthur Ashe United States Tom Gorman
United States Stan Smith
6–8, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 11–9
Runner-Up 1975 US Open Netherlands Tom Okker United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Winner 1976 US Open Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Runner-Up 1978 US Open (2) United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Robert Maud
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–1, 5–7, 3–6

Mixed doubles 9 (7–2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1969 Australian Open Australia Margaret Smith Court Australia Fred Stolle
United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
Shared championship, final not played
Winner 1969 French Open Australia Margaret Smith Court France Jean Claude Barclay
France Françoise Dürr
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1969 US Open Australia Margaret Smith Court United States Dennis Ralston
France Françoise Dürr
7–5, 6–3
Winner 1970 US Open (2) Australia Margaret Smith Court South Africa Frew McMillan
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1971 Wimbledon Australia Margaret Smith Court Australia Owen Davidson
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 2–6, 13–15
Winner 1972 US Open (3) Australia Margaret Smith Court Romania Ilie Năstase
United States Rosemary Casals
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1973 US Open Australia Margaret Smith Court Australia Owen Davidson
United States Billie Jean King
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Winner 1975 Wimbledon Australia Margaret Smith Court Australia Allan Stone
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–4, 7–5
Winner 1980 US Open (4) Australia Wendy Turnbull South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Betty Stöve
7–5, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro Circuit – Player Profile – RIESSEN, Marty (USA). ITF Tennis (1941-12-04). Retrieved on 2014-01-21.
  2. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 428.

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