Pieter Aldrich

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Pieter ("Piet") Aldrich (b. 7 September 1965, in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. A doubles specialist, he won 2 Grand Slam men's doubles titles (1 Australian Open and 1 US Open). Aldrich reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1990.

Career[edit]

Aldrich won the first of 9 career doubles titles in 1988 at Charleston, South Carolina.

In 1990 Aldrich won the men's doubles titles at both the Australian Open and the U.S. Open, partnering his fellow South African player Danie Visser. The pair were also doubles runners-up at Wimbledon that year.

1990 also saw Aldrich win his first (and only) top-level singles title at Newport, Rhode Island. His career-high ranking in singles was World No. 64, which he achieved in 1988.

Aldrich won the final doubles title of his career in 1992 in Johannesburg.

Titles (10)[edit]

Doubles titles (9)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1988 Charleston, U.S. Clay South Africa Danie Visser Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1988 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay South Africa Danie Visser Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1988 London/Queen's Club, England Grass South Africa Danie Visser United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1988 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard South Africa Danie Visser Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1989 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard South Africa Danie Visser Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Wally Masur
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1989 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard South Africa Danie Visser Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 2. 1989 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard South Africa Danie Visser Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1989 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard South Africa Danie Visser United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1989 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet South Africa Danie Visser United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 1989 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet South Africa Danie Visser United States Kevin Curren
Germany Eric Jelen
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1990 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard South Africa Danie Visser Australia Pat Cash
Australia Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1990 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard South Africa Danie Visser Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–4, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass South Africa Danie Visser United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6–7, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 6. 1990 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay South Africa Danie Visser Sweden Per Henricsson
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 1990 U.S. Open, New York Hard South Africa Danie Visser United States Paul Annacone
United States David Wheaton
6–2, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 1990 Berlin, Germany Carpet South Africa Danie Visser United States Kevin Curren
United States Patrick Galbraith
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1992 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i) South Africa Danie Visser United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
4–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Danie Visser South Africa Wayne Ferreira
South Africa Piet Norval
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1992 Nice, France Clay South Africa Danie Visser United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Scott Melville
1–6, 6–3, 4–6

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A NH A A 3R W 1R 3R 1 / 4 10–2
French Open A A A 1R A QF A 2R 0 / 3 4–3
Wimbledon A A 3R QF QF F A 1R 0 / 5 13–5
U.S. Open A A 1R 1R 3R W A A 1 / 4 6–3
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 2 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 3 2 / 16 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–3 6–2 19–2 0–1 3–3 N/A 33–13
Year End Ranking 793 406 141 16 12 1 278 73 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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