Victor Amaya

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Victor Amaya
Country  United States
Residence Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Born (1954-07-02) July 2, 1954 (age 60)
Denver, Colorado, USA
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1973
Retired 1984
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $694,304
Singles
Career record 186–173 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 15 (August 4, 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1979)
French Open 3R (1976, 1979)
Wimbledon 3R (1981)
US Open 3R (1977, 1979, 1980)
Doubles
Career record 193–170 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 16 (January 3, 1983)

Victor Amaya (born July 2, 1954 in Denver) is a former American male professional tour tennis player.

The left-handed Amaya's career-high singles ranking was World No. 15, which he attained in August 1980.

Amaya nearly beat tennis legend Björn Borg in the first round of the 1978 Wimbledon Championships. With his 135 mph lefty serve he had Borg down 2 sets to 1 before losing 9–8, 1–6, 6–1, 3–6, 3–6.

Amaya also won the 1980 French Open doubles title with partner Hank Pfister.

Amaya played college tennis at the University of Michigan[1]

Grand Prix finals (8)[edit]

Singles titles (3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass United States Brian Teacher 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1978 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 1979 Denver, U.S. Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak 4–6, 1–6
Winner 2. 1979 Surbiton, U.K. Grass Australia Mark Edmondson 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1980 Denver, U.S. Carpet United States Gene Mayer 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 1980 Washington D.C., U.S. Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–7, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Switzerland Heinz Günthardt 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1980 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Gene Mayer 2–6, 1–6

Doubles titles (6)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1978 Louisville, U.S. Clay Australia John James Poland Wojtek Fibak
Paraguay Víctor Pecci
4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1979 Lafayette, U.S. Clay United States Eric Friedler United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1980 French Open, Paris Clay United States Hank Pfister United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1980 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Hank Pfister United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 1980 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Hank Pfister United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1981 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet United States Hank Pfister Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Hank Pfister Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 1982 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet United States Hank Pfister United States Tracy Delatte
United States Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1982 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass United States Hank Pfister United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 1982 Columbus, U.S. Carpet United States Hank Pfister United States Tim Gullikson
South Africa Bernard Mitton
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 1982 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Hank Pfister United States Matt Mitchell
United States Craig Wittus
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1982 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Hank Pfister South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
2–6, 7–6, 7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1983 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Tim Gullikson Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
6–4, 6–3

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