Wojciech Fibak

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Wojciech Fibak
Wojciech Fibak by Slawek.jpg
Wojciech Fibak in 2010
Country  Poland
Residence Poznań, Poland
Born (1952-08-30) 30 August 1952 (age 62)
Poznań, Poland
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,725,403[1]
Singles
Career record 520–310
Career titles 15
Highest ranking No. 10 (25 July 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1978)
French Open QF (1977, 1980)
Wimbledon QF (1980)
US Open QF (1980)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals F (1976)
WCT Finals QF (1977, 1981, 1982)
Doubles
Career record 527–248
Career titles 52 (ATP)
Highest ranking No. 3 (9 April 1979)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1978)
French Open F (1977)
Wimbledon SF (1978)
US Open SF (1978)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (1976, 1978)

Wojciech Fibak (or Wojtek Fibak; born August 30, 1952, in Poznań) is a Polish former tennis player best known for his doubles success with Tom Okker and Kim Warwick, but also for having reached the Top 10 in singles.

Born in Poznań, Poland, he won his first tournament in 1976, and between then and 1982 won 15 singles titles and 52 doubles titles. His best year was arguably 1980, when he reached the quarter-finals at the French Open, the US Open and Wimbledon. Fibak's career singles win-loss record was 520–310, and he reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 10 on July 25, 1977. His highest doubles ranking was World No. 3, which he reached in April 1979. He was consistently ranked in the top 20 in singles, and earned $2,725,403 in career prize money.

The highlight of his career was winning the Australian Open Men's Doubles in 1978 with Kim Warwick. They beat Paul Kronk and Cliff Letcher 7–6, 7–5 to take the title.

In 1985, Fibak founded the Polish Tennis Club (Polish Tennis Association of Southern California). He is also a businessman and an avid art collector. Fibak divides his time between Warsaw and Monaco. He has three daughters: Agnieszka, Paulina, and Nina.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1977 French Open Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1978 Australian Open Grass Australia Kim Warwick Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
7–6, 7–5

Doubles and Singles Titles (67)[edit]

Doubles titles (52)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1975 Munich, Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš Czechoslovakia Milan Holecek
West Germany Karl Meiler
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1975 Hamburg, Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
3–6, 6–7
Winner 2. 1975 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
United Kingdom John Lloyd
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 1975 Indianapolis, US Clay West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
5–7, 0–6
Winner 3. 1975 Louisville, US Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas India Vijay Amritraj
India Anand Amritraj
NP
Runner-up 3. 1975 Barcelona, Spain Clay West Germany Karl Meiler Sweden Björn Borg
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1975 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) West Germany Karl Meiler Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–4, 7–6
Winner 5. 1975 London, England Carpet West Germany Karl Meiler United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1976 Atlanta WCT, US Carpet West Germany Karl Meiler Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1976 Barcelona WCT, Spain Clay West Germany Karl Meiler United States Robert Lutz
United States Ramsey Smith
3–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay Poland Jacek Niedzwiedzki Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
Australia Paul Kronk
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1976 Nice, France Clay West Germany Karl Meiler France Patrice Dominguez
France François Jauffret
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 7. 1976 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay West Germany Karl Meiler Sweden Björn Borg
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–1
Winner 8. 1976 World Doubles WCT, US Carpet West Germany Karl Meiler United States Robert Lutz
United States Ramsey Smith
6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 1976 Bournemouth, England Clay United States Fred McNair Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 10. 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay West Germany Karl Meiler Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1976 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1976 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Argentina Ricardo Cano
Chile Belus Prajoux
4–6, 3–6
Winner 11. 1976 Tehran, Iran Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–5, 6–1
Winner 12. 1976 Madrid, Spain Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 1976 Wembley, England Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Stan Smith
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 3–6
Winner 13. 1977 Birmingham WCT, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Billy Martin
United States Bill Scanlon
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
1–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 14. 1977 Richmond WCT, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Ross Case
Australia Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
Winner 15. 1977 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Hard Netherlands Tom Okker Romania Ilie Năstase
Italy Adriano Panatta
6–2, 6–3
Winner 16. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Ross Case
Australia Tony Roche
6–4, 6–1
Winner 17. 1977 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Billy Martin
United States Bill Scanlon
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 18. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker India Vijay Amritraj
United States Dick Stockton
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1977 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Netherlands Tom Okker France François Jauffret
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 19. 1977 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Romania Ion Ţiriac Argentina Lito Alvarez
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
7–5, 0–6, 7–6
Runner-up 12. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 20. 1977 South Orange, US Hard Australia Colin Dibley Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–1, 7–5
Winner 21. 1977 Barcelona, Spain Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 1977 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 3–6
Winner 22. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 1978 St. Louis WCT, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1978 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain José Higueras
Paraguay Victor Pecci
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 23. 1978 Houston WCT, US Clay Netherlands Tom Okker United States Tom Leonard
United States Mike Machette
7–5, 7–5
Winner 24. 1978 World Doubles WCT, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–7, 6–4, 6–0, 6–3
Winner 25. 1978 Hamburg, Germany Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Spain Antonio Muñoz
Paraguay Victor Pecci
6–2, 6–4
Winner 26. 1978 Louisville, US Clay Paraguay Victor Pecci United States Victor Amaya
Australia John James
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 27. 1978 Toronto, Canada Clay Netherlands Tom Okker Switzerland Colin Dowdeswell
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 7–6
Winner 28. 1978 Woodlands Doubles, US Hard Netherlands Tom Okker United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 3–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 29. 1978 Madrid, Spain Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 30. 1978 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) United States John McEnroe United States Bruce Manson
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
7–6, 7–5
Winner 31. 1978 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 6–2
Winner 32. 1978 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Kim Warwick Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
7–6, 7–5
Winner 33. 1979 Philadelphia, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1979 Denver, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–7, 3–6
Winner 34. 1979 Memphis, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Dick Stockton
6–4, 6–4
Winner 35. 1979 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Brian Teacher
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 36. 1979 Munich, Germany Clay Netherlands Tom Okker West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
France Jean-Louis Haillet
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 17. 1979 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil Switzerland Colin Dowdeswell
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 1979 Los Angeles, US Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 19. 1979 San Francisco, US Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1979 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 21. 1980 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 37. 1980 Birmingham, US Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker Argentina José Luis Clerc
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 1980 Denver, US Carpet Switzerland Heinz Günthardt South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
5–7, 2–6
Winner 38. 1980 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd United States Tim Mayotte
United States Larry Stefanki
6–4, 7–6
Winner 39. 1980 Dayton, US Carpet Australia Geoff Masters United States Fritz Buehning
United States Fred McNair
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 1980 Las Vegas, US Clay United States Gene Mayer United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 24. 1980 Indianapolis, US Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 25. 1980 Cincinnati, US Hard Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
7–6, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 40. 1982 Strasbourg WCT, France Carpet Australia John Fitzgerald United States Sandy Mayer
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 26. 1982 Zürich WCT, Switzerland Carpet Australia John Fitzgerald United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
United States Tom Gullikson
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 27. 1982 Rome, Italy Clay Australia John Fitzgerald Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 41. 1982 Zell Am See WCT, Austria Clay United States Bruce Manson United States Tony Giammalva
United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 28. 1983 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–6, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 42. 1983 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell
Hungary Zoltan Kuharszky
7–5, 6–2
Winner 43. 1984 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet South Africa Kevin Curren United States Fritz Buehning
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–4, 6–4
Winner 44. 1984 Munich, Germany Clay West Germany Boris Becker United States Eric Fromm
Romania Florin Segărceanu
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 29. 1984 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell France Henri Leconte
France Pascal Portes
6–2, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 30. 1984 Los Angeles, US Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 45. 1984 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) United States Sandy Mayer Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Joakim Nyström
6–1, 6–3
Winner 46. 1984 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Sandy Mayer Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 31. 1985 Philadelphia, US Carpet United States Sandy Mayer Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 32. 1985 Brussels, Belgium Carpet South Africa Kevin Curren Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
3–6, 6–7
Winner 47. 1985 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd Australia Brad Drewett
Australia Mark Edmondson
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 48. 1986 Toronto Indoor, Canada Carpet Sweden Joakim Nyström South Africa Christo Steyn
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 7–6
Winner 49. 1986 Metz, France Carpet France Guy Forget Paraguay Francisco González
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 33. 1986 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet United States Matt Mitchell Sweden Stefan Edberg
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 50. 1986 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Brazil Ricardo Acioly United States Brad Gilbert
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
W/O
Winner 51. 1987 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Netherlands Johan Vekemans
7–6, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 52. 1987 Toulouse, France Hard (i) Netherlands Michiel Schapers United States Kelly Jones
West Germany Patrik Kühnen
6–2, 6–4

Grand Slam doubles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A W A A A A A A A NH A 1 / 1
French Open 1R 3R 3R F SF 2R SF A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 13
Wimbledon A 2R QF QF SF 1R 2R A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 11
US Open A 2R 2R 2R SF 2R 3R 1R 3R A 3R 2R 1R 2R 0 / 12
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 3–2 5–3 9–3 17–3 2–3 7–3 0–1 3–2 1–2 2–3 1–3 2–3 2–3 N/A

NH = tournament not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

Singles titles (15)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1975 Shreveport, US Carpet Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 3–6, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1976 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1976 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 1976 Bournemouth, England Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–2, 7–9, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1976 Louisville, US Clay United States Harold Solomon 2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 1976 Indianapolis, US Clay United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1976 Montreal, Canada Hard Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 6–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez 6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1976 Masters, Houston Carpet Spain Manuel Orantes 7–5, 2–6, 6–0, 6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 1977 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Hard Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 2–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 1977 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1977 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 1977 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay South Africa Raymond Moore 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 1977 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 1977 Cologne, Germany Carpet Sweden Björn Borg 6–2, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1978 Hamburg, Germany Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 1978 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) India Vijay Amritraj 6–2, 0–1, RET.
Winner 7. 1979 Denver, US Carpet United States Victor Amaya 6–4, 6–1
Winner 8. 1979 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 1979 Munich, Germany Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Stan Smith 4–6, 0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 14. 1979 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) United States Gene Mayer 3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 9. 1980 Dayton, US Carpet United States Bruce Manson 7–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 1980 New Orleans, US Carpet United States Eliot Teltscher 6–4, 7–5
Winner 11. 1980 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet United States Vincent Van Patten 6–0, 7–6
Runner-up 15. 1980 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Vitas Gerulaitis 2–6, 5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 1981 Philadelphia, US Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner 2–6, 6–7, 5–7
Winner 12. 1981 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay France Yannick Noah 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 17. 1982 Naples Finals WCT, Italy Carpet Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 4–6, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 13. 1982 Amsterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet South Africa Kevin Curren 7–5, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 14. 1982 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Bill Scanlon 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 18. 1982 Dortmund WCT, Germany Carpet United States Brian Teacher 7–6, 4–6, 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 15. 1982 Chicago-2 WCT, US Carpet United States Bill Scanlon 6–2, 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1983 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) United States Vitas Gerulaitis 6–4, 1–6, 5–7, 5–5, RET.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Wojtek Fibak". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Vitas Gerulaitis
ATP Most Improved Player
1976
Succeeded by
Brian Gottfried