Rick Leach

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Rick Leach
Rick Leach 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country United States
Residence Laguna Beach, California
Born (1964-12-28) December 28, 1964 (age 49)
Arcadia, California
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1987
Retired 2011
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $4,294,454
Singles
Career record 21–58
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 56 (September 28, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1988)
Wimbledon 1R (1990, 1992)
US Open 2R (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Doubles
Career record 648–390
Career titles 46
Highest ranking No. 1 (March 26, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1988, 1989, 2000)
French Open F (1991)
Wimbledon W (1990)
US Open W (1993)
Last updated on: April 5, 2013.

Rick Leach (born December 28, 1964) is a former professional tennis player and a coach from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won five Grand Slam men's doubles titles (three Australian Open, one Wimbledon, one US Open), and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (two Australian Open, one Wimbledon, one US Open). Leach reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1990.

Leach was a member of the US team which won the Davis Cup in 1990. Partnering Jim Pugh, he won the doubles rubbers in all four of the rounds which the US played in that year, and clinched the team's victory in the final with a win over Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald of Australia.

Prior to turning professional, Leach became the first four-time Division 1 All-American in singles and doubles at the University of Southern California (where he played for his father Dick), and won the NCAA doubles title in 1986 and 1987. He is currently the coach of the St. Louis Aces. His brother, Jon Leach, is married to tennis player Lindsay Davenport.

Grand Slam men's doubles finals (12)[edit]

Wins (5)[edit]

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1988 Australian Open United States Jim Pugh United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
1989 Australian Open (2) United States Jim Pugh Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1990 Wimbledon[1] United States Jim Pugh South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
1993 U.S. Open[2] United States Ken Flach Czechoslovakia Martin Damm
Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček
6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–2
2000 Australian Open (3) South Africa Ellis Ferreira Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 18–16

Runner-ups (7)[edit]

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1988 U.S. Open United States Jim Pugh Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
W/O
1989 Wimbledon United States Jim Pugh Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
1991 French Open United States Jim Pugh Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0–6, 5–7
1992 Australian Open United States Kelly Jones Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 3–6, 4–6
1992 U.S. Open (2) United States Kelly Jones United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 3–6, 3–6
1995 Wimbledon (2) United States Scott Melville Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–7(8–10), 6–7(5–7)
2000 U.S. Open (3) South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–5, 6–7(5–7)

Grand Slam mixed doubles finals (9)[edit]

Wins (4)[edit]

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1990 Wimbledon United States Zina Garrison Jackson Australia John Fitzgerald
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7–5, 6–2
1995 Australian Open Belarus Natasha Zvereva United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
1997 Australian Open (2) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
Latvia Larisa Savchenko Neiland
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
1997 U.S. Open[3] Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Pablo Albano
3–6, 7–5, 6–3

Runner-ups (4)[edit]

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1990 Australian Open United States Zina Garrison United States Jim Pugh
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 2–6, 3–6
1989 U.S. Open[3] United States Meredith McGrath United States Shelby Cannon
United States Robin White
6–3, 2–6, 5–7
1996 U.S. Open (2) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Lisa Raymond
6–7, 6–7
1999 French Open (2) Latvia Larisa Savchenko Neiland South Africa Piet Norval
Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles titles (46)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (5)
Tennis Masters Cup (3)
ATP Masters Series (4)
ATP Championship Series (8)
ATP Tour (28)
Titles by Surface
Hard (28)
Clay (6)
Grass (4)
Carpet (8)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. June 15, 1987 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Tim Pawsat France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. July 20, 1987 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Tim Pawsat Sweden Mikael Pernfors
Sweden Magnus Tideman
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. October 12, 1987 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Dan Goldie
United States Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. January 4, 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard United States Dan Goldie Australia Broderick Dyke
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. January 25, 1988 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Jim Pugh United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. May 2, 1988 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Jim Pugh Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Laurie Warder
4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. May 9, 1988 Munich, Germany Clay United States Jim Pugh Argentina Alberto Mancini
Argentina Christian Miniussi
7–6, 6–1
Winner 6. July 25, 1988 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 7. August 8, 1988 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–3
Winner 8. August 22, 1988 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. September 12, 1988 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Jim Pugh Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
W/O
Runner-up 4. October 10, 1988 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Scott Davis
United States Tim Wilkison
4–6, 6–7
Winner 9. November 21, 1988 Detroit, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Pugh United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–1
Winner 10. December 11, 1988 Masters Doubles, London Carpet United States Jim Pugh Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Sergio Casal
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Winner 11. January 30, 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Jim Pugh Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. February 27, 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Pugh United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 5–7
Winner 12. March 13, 1989 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–7, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 13. May 1, 1989 Singapore Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Paul Chamberlin
Kenya Paul Wekesa
6–3, 6–4
Winner 14. May 8, 1989 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay United States Jim Pugh United States Jim Courier
United States Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 6. July 10, 1989 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Jim Pugh Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. November 13, 1989 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet United States Jim Pugh Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3–6, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 15. November 27, 1989 Itaparica, Brazil Hard United States Jim Pugh Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6–2, 7–6
Winner 16. February 26, 1990 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Pugh Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 17. March 26, 1990 Miami, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh Germany Boris Becker
Brazil Cassio Motta
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 18. July 9, 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Jim Pugh United States Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 8. November 12, 1990 Wembley, England Carpet United States Jim Pugh United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 19. February 18, 1991 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Pugh Germany Udo Riglewski
Germany Michael Stich
6–4, 6–4
Winner 20. May 13, 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay United States Jim Pugh United States Bret Garnett
United States Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. June 10, 1991 French Open, Paris Clay United States Jim Pugh Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. November 4, 1991 Paris, France Carpet United States Kelly Jones Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. January 27, 1992 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Kelly Jones Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 21. April 13, 1992 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Kelly Jones Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 22. August 24, 1992 New Haven, U.S. Hard United States Kelly Jones United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
Runner-up 12. September 14, 1992 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Kelly Jones United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
6–3, 6–7, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 23. April 12, 1993 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Ken Flach Canada Glenn Michibata
United States David Pate
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 24. June 21, 1993 Manchester, England Grass United States Ken Flach South Africa Stefan Kruger
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–1
Winner 25. July 26, 1993 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 13. August 23, 1993 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard United States Ken Flach United States Scott Davis
United States Todd Martin
4–6, 4–6
Winner 26. September 13, 1993 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Ken Flach Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Karel Nováček
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 27. February 7, 1994 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) United States Jared Palmer Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jonathan Stark
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 28. June 20, 1994 Manchester, England Grass South Africa Danie Visser United States Scott Davis
United States Trevor Kronemann
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 14. July 10, 1995 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Scott Melville Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 29. August 21, 1995 New Haven, U.S. Hard United States Scott Melville India Leander Paes
Venezuela Nicolás Pereira
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 15. August 28, 1995 Long Island, U.S. Hard United States Scott Melville Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 30. January 15, 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard United States Scott Melville United States Kent Kinnear
United States Dave Randall
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 31. March 11, 1996 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Patrick Galbraith United States Richey Reneberg
New Zealand Brett Steven
5–7, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 16. April 22, 1996 Tokyo, Japan Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
2–6, 3–6
Winner 32. April 29, 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Jonathan Stark United States Kent Kinnear
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Winner 33. November 11, 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 17. January 13, 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Jonathan Stark South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 18. February 24, 1997 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) United States Jonathan Stark South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 19. March 10, 1997 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 20. July 28, 1997 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 21. October 13, 1997 Singapore Carpet United States Jonathan Stark India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 22. October 27, 1997 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet United States Jonathan Stark Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. November 3, 1997 Paris, France Carpet United States Jonathan Stark Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–7
Winner 34. November 23, 1997 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet United States Jonathan Stark India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 24. January 12, 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
4–6, 7–6, 3–6
Winner 35. March 30, 1998 Miami, U.S. Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jonathan Stark
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 25. April 20, 1998 Barcelona, Spain Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 26. May 18, 1998 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 36. June 15, 1998 Halle, Germany Grass South Africa Ellis Ferreira South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 27. August 10, 1998 Toronto, Canada Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Czech Republic Martin Damm
United States Jim Grabb
7–6, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 28. March 15, 1999 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Australia Sandon Stolle
6–7, 3–6
Winner 37. May 17, 1999 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 38. January 17, 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira France Olivier Delaître
United States Jeff Tarango
7–5, 6–4
Winner 39. January 31, 2000 Australian Open, Australia Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 18–16
Winner 40. April 17, 2000 Atlanta, U.S. Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira United States Justin Gimelstob
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 29. June 26, 2000 Nottingham, England Grass South Africa Ellis Ferreira United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
6–1, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 30. August 14, 2000 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 31. September 11, 2000 U.S. Open, New York Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 32. April 30, 2001 Atlanta, U.S. Clay Australia David Macpherson India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
3–6, 6–7
Winner 41. October 8, 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Australia David Macpherson Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Nathan Healey
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 42. October 29, 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet South Africa Ellis Ferreira India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
7–6, 6–4
Winner 43. November 5, 2001 Paris, France Carpet South Africa Ellis Ferreira India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 44. February 2, 2002 ATP Doubles Challenge Cup, Bangalore Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–7(6), 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 33. February 16, 2004 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) United States Brian MacPhie United States James Blake
United States Mardy Fish
2–6, 5–7
Winner 45. March 8, 2004 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Brian MacPhie South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Chris Haggard
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 34. April 19, 2004 Houston, U.S. Clay United States Brian MacPhie United States James Blake
United States Mardy Fish
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 35. June 21, 2004 Nottingham, England Grass United States Brian MacPhie Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 36. October 4, 2004 Shanghai, China Hard United States Brian MacPhie United States Jared Palmer
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 46. August 1, 2005 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Brian MacPhie Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6–3, 6–4

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Ratio Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A NH A W W SF 3R F 2R QF QF QF SF QF SF W A QF A 2R 2R A 3 / 16 55–13
French Open A A A A A A QF 1R 3R F 1R 2R 1R 3R QF QF 1R QF 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 18 27–18
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 2R 3R F W 1R 3R 2R 2R F 1R 3R QF 2R QF QF 2R 2R 3R 2R A 1 / 20 40–19
U.S. Open 1R A A A 2R 1R F QF 1R 2R F W 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R F QF 3R 2R 1R 1R A 1 / 21 37–19
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 5 / 75 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 16–2 14–3 12–3 8–4 12–4 9–3 5–4 13–4 6–4 9–4 6–4 9–4 14–3 8–3 7–4 3–3 4–4 2–4 0–0 N/A 159–69
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
SF 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R QF 2R F QF 1R 1R A 1R A A 0 / 14 9–14
Miami W 3R 2R 2R 3R 3R 3R QF W 3R 3R QF 2R 2R 1R A A 2 / 15 22–13
Monte Carlo A A A A A 1R A A 2R 2R QF A 1R A A A A 0 / 5 3–4
Rome 1R A 1R A A QF A SF F W 2R A QF A A A A 1 / 8 17–7
Hamburg A A 2R A A 2R A A SF SF 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 6 5–6
Canada A A SF 2R A 1R A 2R F SF QF QF 1R A A A A 0 / 9 13–9
Cincinnati SF QF 2R 2R 1R 1R SF 1R 2R 2R F 2R 1R A A 2R A 0 / 14 15–14
Madrid (Stuttgart) A QF QF 2R A 2R 1R F 2R 2R QF A QF A A A A 0 / 10 9–10
Paris 2R F 2R 2R A 2R 1R F 2R SF 2R W QF A A A A 1 / 12 16–11
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 8 0 / 6 0 / 3 0 / 9 0 / 5 0 / 7 1 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 9 1 / 5 0 / 9 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 4 / 93 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 8–4 9–5 3–8 1–6 1–3 5–9 4–5 14–7 15–7 18–8 13–9 10–4 6–9 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 N/A 109–89
Year End Ranking 791 616 313 102 45 7 4 5 14 6 15 52 19 20 8 13 15 6 20 36 95 48 77 640 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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