Ray Ruffels

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Ray Ruffels
Full name Raymond Owen Ruffels
Country  Australia
Born (1946-03-23) 23 March 1946 (age 68)
Sydney, Australia
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired 1980
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 164–167 (Open era)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 27 (12 December 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1968, 1969, 1975)
French Open 4R (1968)
Wimbledon QF (1967)
US Open 4R (1966)
Doubles
Career record 219–137
Career titles 16
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1978)
US Open F (1978)

Raymond Owen "Ray" Ruffels (born 23 March 1946) is an Australian former professional tennis player.

Ruffels was an Australian Open semi-finalist in 1968, 1969 and 1975, and a quarter-finalist in 1970 and 1977.

In 1978, partnering with Billie Jean King in mixed doubles competition, Ruffels reached the final at Wimbledon and the US Open. He is currently living in Australia, where he was born and raised. After, he moved to California. In California Ray met AnnaMaria. They started a family and had two children, Ryan and Gabriela. Ryan is an up-and-coming amateur Australian golfer.

Doubles titles (16)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1970 Merion, US Hard Australia Bill Bowrey United States Jim McManus
United States Jim Osborne
3–6, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 2. 1970 Phoenix, US Hard Australia Dick Crealy Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
United States Charlie Pasarell
7–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 1970 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Australia Bob Carmichael Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
7–5, 6–2, 5–7, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 4. 1971 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Australia Bob Carmichael New Zealand Brian Fairlie
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1971 Tehran WCT, Iran Clay Australia Bob Carmichael Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
4–6, 7–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1971 Washington WCT, US Clay Australia Bob Carmichael Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–7, 2–6
Winner 5. 1972 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet Australia Bob Carmichael Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 6. 1972 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor Australia Bob Carmichael Australia John Alexander
Australia Terry Addison
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1974 Christchurch, New Zealand Australia Syd Ball Egypt Ismail El Shafei
United States Roscoe Tanner
W/O
Winner 7. 1975 Auckland, New Zealand Grass Australia Bob Carmichael New Zealand Brian Fairlie
New Zealand Onny Parun
7–6, RET.
Winner 8. 1975 Baltimore WCT, US Carpet Australia Dick Crealy Egypt Ismail El Shafei
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. 1975 Dayton Indoor, US Carpet Australia Allan Stone United States Paul Gerken
United States Brian Gottfried
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1975 Orlando WCT, US Hard Australia Colin Dibley United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1975 St. Louis, US Clay Australia Colin Dibley Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–4
Winner 11. 1976 Dayton, US Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Chile Jaime Fillol
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 12. 1976 Little Rock, US Carpet Australia Syd Ball Paraguay Giuliano Pecci
Pakistan Haroon Rahim
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 13. 1976 Boston, US Clay Australia Allan Stone United States Mike Cahill
United States John Whitlinger
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1976 Bermuda Clay Australia Dick Crealy United States Mike Cahill
United States John Whitlinger
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 14. 1976 Bangalore, India Clay Australia Bob Carmichael India Chiraid Mukherjea
India Bhanu Nunna
6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1977 La Costa WCT, US Hard Australia Allan Stone South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 2–6
Winner 15. 1977 Perth, Australia Hard Australia Allan Stone United States Nick Saviano
United States John Whitlinger
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 7. 1977 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Allan Stone Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–7, 6–2, 3–6
Winner 16. 1977 Australian Open-2, Melbourne Grass Australia Allan Stone Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
7–6, 7–6

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