Antonio Palafox

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Antonio Palafox
Full name Antonio R. Palafox
Country (sports) Mexico Mexico
Born (1936-04-28) 28 April 1936 (age 80)
Guadalajara, Mexico
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1958, 1964)
Wimbledon 4R (1961, 1963)
US Open QF (1965)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon W (1963)[1]
US Open W (1962)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1960)[1]
US Open F (1960)
Team competitions
Davis Cup FCh (1962)

Antonio Palafox (born 28 April 1936) is a Mexican male former tennis player. He and compatriot Rafael Osuna won the doubles at the U.S. Open in 1962[2] and at Wimbledon in 1963. He is remembered along with Rafael Osuna, Francisco "Pancho" Contreras and Mario Llamas for guiding Mexico to the final of the Davis Cup in 1962.

He is a former coach of John McEnroe.

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1961 U.S. National Championships Grass Mexico Rafael Osuna United States Chuck McKinley
United States Dennis Ralston
3–6, 4–6, 6–2, 11–13
Winner 1962 U.S. National Championships Grass Mexico Rafael Osuna United States Chuck McKinley
United States Dennis Ralston
6–4, 10–12, 1–6, 9–7, 6–3
Winner 1963 Wimbledon Grass Mexico Rafael Osuna France Jean-Claude Barclay
France Pierre Darmon
4–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 1963 U.S. National Championships Grass Mexico Rafael Osuna United States Chuck McKinley
United States Dennis Ralston
7–9, 6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 9–11

Mixed Doubles (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1960 U.S. National Championships Grass Brazil Maria Bueno United States Margaret Osborne duPont
Australia Neale Fraser
3–6, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wimbledon Results Archive
  2. ^ "Men's Doubles Championships". US Open. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 

External links[edit]