Stan Smith

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Stan Smith
Stan Smith 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Full name Stanley Roger Smith
Country  United States
Residence Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
Born (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 67)
Pasadena, California, USA
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Turned pro 1972 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired 1985
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,774,811
Int. Tennis HOF 1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record 641–262
Career titles 36
Highest ranking No. 1 (1972, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1970, 1975, 1977Dec)
French Open QF (1971, 1972)
Wimbledon W (1972)
US Open W (1971)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (1970)
WCT Finals W (1973)
Doubles
Career record 558–201
Career titles 54
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1970)
French Open F (1971, 1974)
Wimbledon F (1972, 1974, 1980, 1981)
US Open W (1968, 1974, 1978, 1980)
Last updated on: October 19, 2012.

Stanley Roger "Stan" Smith (born December 14, 1946 in Pasadena, California) is a former world No. 1 American tennis player and two-time Grand Slam singles champion who also, with his partner Bob Lutz, formed one of the most successful doubles teams of all time. Together, they won many major titles all over the world. In 1970, Smith won the first year end championship Masters Grand Prix title. Smith's two major singles titles were the 1971 US Open (over Jan Kodeš in the final), and 1972 Wimbledon (over Ilie Năstase in the final). In 1972, he was the year-ending world No. 1 singles player.[1] In 1973, he won his second and last year end championship title at the Dallas WCT Finals. In addition, he won four Grand Prix Championship Series titles. His name is also used in a popular brand of tennis shoes. In his early years he improved his tennis game through lessons from Pancho Segura and the Pasadena Tennis Patrons.

Career[edit]

Smith played collegiate tennis at the University of Southern California, under Coach George Toley, where he was a three-time All-American and won the 1968 NCAA singles championship and the 1967 and 1968 doubles titles. At USC, Smith was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

As a kid, he went to get a job as a ballboy at the Davis Cup but was turned down because the organizers thought he was too clumsy.[2]

In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, ranked Smith as one of the 21 best players of all time.[3]

In 2005, TENNIS magazine ranked Smith as 35th in its "40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era".

Smith was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.

Following his playing career, Smith became active as a coach for the United States Tennis Association. He now has his own academy with Billy Stearns called Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, which is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Smith married Princeton University tennis player Marjory Gengler. They later mentored South African tennis player Mark Mathabane, helping increase pressure on the South African government to end Apartheid. Today, Smith lives in Hilton Head with his wife and four children, all of whom competed in collegiate tennis. In Hilton Head he also is a co-owner of the highly successful tennis academy Smith Stearns.

Tennis shoes[edit]

To non-tennis players, Stan Smith is probably most well known for his line of Adidas tennis shoes. Although the Adidas Stan Smith shoe is not recommended for modern tennis players, the shoes continue to be an iconic and stylish brand for retro tennis shoe fans.[4]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2–1)[edit]

Wins (2)
Outcome Year Championship Opponents Score
Runner-up 1971 Wimbledon Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1971 US Open Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3)
Winner 1972 Wimbledon Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (5–8)[edit]

Wins (5)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1968 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
Spain Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 1970 Australian Open United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 8–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1971 French Open United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
Runner-up 1971 US Open United States Erik Van Dillen Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 1972 Wimbledon United States Erik Van Dillen South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6, 7–9
Runner-up 1974 French Open United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 1974 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1974 US Open United States Robert Lutz Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1978 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1979 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1980 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 1980 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1981 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6

Singles finals (56)[edit]

Wins (37)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1969 Melbourne, Australia Grass United States Arthur Ashe 14–12, 6–8, 6–3, 8–6
Winner 2. 1970 Hampton, U.S. Carpet Brazil Thomaz Koch 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 1970 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Cliff Richey 2–6, 8–10, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 3. 1970 Phoenix, U.S. Hard United States Jim Osborne 6–3, 6–7, 6–1
Winner 4. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Arthur Ashe 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 1970 Masters, Tokyo Carpet Australia Rod Laver 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1971 Charlotte, U.S. Hard United States Arthur Ashe 3–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 1971 Paris, France Clay France François Jauffret 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 7. 1971 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass Australia John Newcombe 8–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1971 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 7–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 1971 US Open, New York City Grass Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1971 Masters, Paris Carpet Romania Ilie Năstase 7–5, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 10. 1972 Salisbury, U.S. Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 11. 1972 New York City, U.S. Indoor Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 12. 1972 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 13. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 14. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 15. 1972 Sacramento, U.S. Outdoor Australia Colin Dibley 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 16. 1972 Los Angeles WCT, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4
Winner 17. 1972 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Spain Andrés Gimeno 6–2, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 18. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1972 Masters, Barcelona Carpet Romania Ilie Năstase 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1973 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Australia Colin Dibley 3–6, 6–7
Winner 19. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 20. 1973 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay Australia Rod Laver 6–3, 6–4
Winner 21. 1973 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia Rod Laver 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 22. 1973 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet United States Cliff Richey 6–1, 7–5
Winner 23. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet Australia Rod Laver 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 24. 1973 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet Australia John Alexander 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 25. 1973 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 26. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1973 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Winner 27. 1974 Hempstead WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Newcombe 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1974 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Newcombe 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 28. 1974 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 29. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 30. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet United States Marty Riessen 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1975 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet United States Harold Solomon 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 1975 San Antonio WCT, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton 5–7, 6–2, 6–7
Runner-up 11. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Robert Lutz 4–6, 4–6
Winner 31. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 1976 Memphis WCT, U.S. Carpet India Vijay Amritraj 2–6, 6–0, 0–6
Runner-up 13. 1976 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1977 Springfield, U.S. Carpet Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 0–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet United States Sandy Mayer 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 32. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1978 Denver, U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–7
Winner 33. 1978 Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Eliot Teltscher 4–6, 6–1, 2–1, ret.
Winner 34. 1978 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Hungary Balázs Taróczy 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Brian Teacher 6–1, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 35. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard Romania Ilie Năstase 7–6, 7–5
Winner 36. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak 6–4, 6–0, 6–2
Winner 37. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet South Africa Johan Kriek 2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 18. 1980 Palm Harbor, U.S. Hard Australia Paul McNamee 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 19. 1980 Manchester, U.K. Grass United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 4–6

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 Career SR
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R A A A A A 3R 3R A A A A A A A A 0 / 3
French Open A A A A A 4R 1R QF QF 4R 1R 4R A 4R 3R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 10
Wimbledon A 2R 4R 3R 2R 4R 4R F W A SF 1R 4R 4R 1R 3R 3R 4R 2R 1R A A 1 / 18
US Open 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R QF W QF SF QF 1R 4R 2R 3R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 1 / 20
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 51
Year End Ranking N/A 5 8 21 16 24 25 22 28 N/A 745 794 N/A

A=did not participate in the tournament

Doubles finals (81)[edit]

Wins (54)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1968 US Open, New York City Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
Spain Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 2. 1969 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 1970 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 8–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1970 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1970 Berkeley, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Roy Barth
United States Tom Gorman
6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 5. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Arthur Ashe Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Owen Davidson
6–0, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 6. 1971 Paris, France Clay United States Tom Gorman France Pierre Barthès
France François Jauffret
3–6, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
Runner-up 3. 1971 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass United States Erik Van Dillen Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–8, 6–4, 8–10
Winner 7. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Erik Van Dillen United States Sandy Mayer
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1971 US Open, New York City Grass United States Erik Van Dillen Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 8. 1971 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Robert Lutz
6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay Romania Ilie Năstase Spain Andrés Gimeno
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 1972 Nice, France Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš South Africa Frew McMillan
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Erik Van Dillen South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6, 7–9
Winner 11. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 7–6
Winner 12. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz South Africa Frew McMillan
Australia Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 13. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet United States Robert Lutz Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6, 6–0
Winner 14. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 15. 1973 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Australia Roy Emerson Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson
United States Jim McManus
6–2, 6–1
Winner 16. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
United States Dick Stockton
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 17. 1974 New Orleans WCT, U.S. Other United States Robert Lutz Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 French Open, Paris Clay United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik Van Dillen
4–6, 7–9
Runner-up 8. 1974 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 1974 Boston, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
United States Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 19. 1974 US Open, New York City Grass United States Robert Lutz Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Winner 20. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Syd Ball
6–4, 7–6
Winner 21. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 22. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 23. 1975 Houston, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Mike Estep
New Zealand Russell Simpson
7–5, 7–6
Winner 24. 1975 Washington, D.C. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 25. 1975 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 26. 1976 Indianapolis WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Tom Gorman
6–2, 6–4
Winner 27. 1976 Rome WCT, Italy Clay United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1976 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
4–6, 2–6
Winner 28. 1976 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Erik Van Dillen United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Harold Solomon
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 1976 Louisville, U.S. Clay United States Erik Van Dillen South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Pat Cramer
3–6, 4–6
Winner 29. 1976 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 30. 1976 Wembley, U.K. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Brian Gottfried
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. United States Brian Gottfried
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–1, 1–6, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 12. 1977 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 31. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet United States Sandy Mayer Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–3
Winner 32. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 13. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 33. 1977 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 34. 1977 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States Gene Mayer
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 35. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–4
Winner 36. 1977 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 37. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
United States Marty Riessen
6–3, 6–3
Winner 38. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 1978 World Doubles WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7–6, 4–6, 0–6, 3–6
Winner 39. 1978 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1978 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 17. 1978 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 2–6
Winner 40. 1979 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet United States Dick Stockton Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–2, 6–3
Winner 41. 1979 Denver, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7–6, 6–3
Winner 42. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Brian Teacher
6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 18. 1979 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1–6, 3–6
Winner 43. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John James
Australia Chris Kachel
6–4, 7–6
Winner 44. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Paraguay Francisco González
United States Fred McNair
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1979 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 20. 1979 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Winner 45. 1979 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) United States Gene Mayer Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1979 Wembley, U.K. Carpet Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 3–6
Winner 46. 1980 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet India Vijay Amritraj United States Bill Scanlon
United States Brian Teacher
6–4, 6–3
Winner 47. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet India Vijay Amritraj Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
6–7, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 48. 1980 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 22. 1980 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 49. 1980 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 23. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–7
Winner 50. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 24. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 51. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1981 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 26. 1981 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 27. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
6–7, 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 52. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Chile Jaime Fillol Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 53. 1983 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Mel Purcell Brazil Marcos Hocevar
Brazil Cassio Motta
6–3, 6–4
Winner 54. 1984 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Charles Bud Cox
United States Terry Moor
6–4, 6–7, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Metreveli to Join Pro Net Tour", The New York Times, December 12, 1972.
  2. ^ http://www.onlinecollege.org/2010/02/16/50-famously-successful-people-who-failed-at-first/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ Kramer considered the best player ever to have been either Don Budge (for consistent play) or Ellsworth Vines (at the height of his game). The next four best were, chronologically, Bill Tilden, Fred Perry, Bobby Riggs, and Pancho Gonzales. After these six came the "second echelon" of Rod Laver, Lew Hoad, Ken Rosewall, Gottfried von Cramm, Ted Schroeder, Jack Crawford, Pancho Segura, Frank Sedgman, Tony Trabert, John Newcombe, Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Björn Borg, and Jimmy Connors. He felt unable to rank Henri Cochet and René Lacoste accurately but felt they were among the very best.
  4. ^ Tennis.com – Blog – The Pro Shop by Bill Gray – My Adidas

Further reading[edit]

  • Smith, Stan (2002). Stan Smith's Winning Doubles. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. ISBN 0-7360-3007-7. 
  • Little Pancho (2009) by Caroline Seebohm
  • The Golden Age of College Tennis (2009) by George Toley

External links[edit]

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