Brian Gottfried

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Brian Gottfried
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceSarasota, Florida
Born (1952-01-27) January 27, 1952 (age 68)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro1972
Retired1984
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,782,514
Singles
Career record696–328 (68.0%)
Career titles25
Highest rankingNo. 3 (19 June 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1980)
French OpenF (1977)
WimbledonSF (1980)
US OpenQF (1977, 1978)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1977, 1978)
WCT FinalsSF (1981)
Doubles
Career record603–246
Career titles54
Highest rankingNo. 2 (12 December 1976)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1980)
French OpenW (1975, 1977)
WimbledonW (1976)
US OpenF (1977)

Brian Edward Gottfried (born January 27, 1952) is a retired American tennis player who won 25 singles titles and 54 doubles titles during his professional career. He was the runner-up at the 1977 French Open, and achieved a career-high singles ranking on the ATP tour on June 19, 1977, when he became world No. 3.

Tennis career[edit]

Junior and college[edit]

Gottfried was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and is Jewish.[1][2] He began playing tennis at the age of 5, after receiving a racquet as a gift.[3] In all, Gottfried won 14 national junior titles.[4] As a teen Gottfried attended Baylor School[5] in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Piper High School in Sunrise, Florida.[6] In 1970, as a freshman at Trinity University in Texas, he won the USTA boys 18s singles championship, as well as the doubles championship with Alexander Mayer.[7] He was an All-American in 1971 and 1972.

Professional career[edit]

Gottfried began his professional tennis career in 1972.[3] He won five tournaments in 1977 and was runner-up at the French Open. Newsweek described him as the "best male tennis player in the world at the moment" in April 1977,[3] while World Tennis and Tennis Magazine ranked him as N°4 in their 1977's year-end rankings.[8][9] He won the Italian Open doubles championship in four consecutive years (1974–77). He won the men's doubles at the French Open in 1975 and 1977. In 1976, he won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon. He ended his career tied for 22nd in open era singles titles leaders, and tied for 12th in doubles.[3]

Arthur Ashe liked to recall how Gottfried missed his daily practice session to get married, but atoned by doubling his practice time the next day.[3][10]

Gottfried retired as the player with the greatest number of tour match victories among players who had never won a grand slam. He held this record for 32 years, eventually being succeeded by David Ferrer.[citation needed]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1977 French Open Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 0–6, 3–6, 0–6

Doubles: 7 (3 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1975 French Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 1976 French Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 3–6, 1–6
Win 1976 Wimbledon Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 6–3, 8–6, 2–6, 7–5
Win 1977 French Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1977 US Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–6
Loss 1979 Wimbledon Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 1980 French Open Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 3–6

Grand Slam tournament performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 3R A A A A 0 / 1
French Open A A 3R 2R 2R 4R A F 3R 3R 4R 3R 2R 4R 4R 0 / 12
Wimbledon A A 2R A 2R 3R 4R 2R QF 3R SF 2R 2R 4R 1R 0 / 12
US Open 1R 1R 2R 3R 2R 2R 4R QF QF 4R 4R 4R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 15
Strike Rate 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 40

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

Grand Prix, WCT, and Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 51 (25 titles, 26 runner-ups)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Chile Jaime Fillol Walkover
Win 2. 1973 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Hard United States Arthur Ashe 6–1, 6–3
Loss 1. 1973 Fort Worth, Texas, U.S. Hard United States Eddie Dibbs 5–7, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 2. 1973 Christchurch, New Zealand Grass Australia Fred Stolle 6–7, 4–6, 1–6
Win 3. 1974 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 5–7, 8–6, 6–0
Loss 3. 1974 London Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–7
Win 4. 1975 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet Australia Allan Stone 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 5. 1975 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet Australia Geoff Masters 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 4. 1975 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 3–6, 4–6
Win 6. 1975 Melbourne, Australia Grass United States Harold Solomon 6–2, 7–6, 6–1
Loss 5. 1975 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Harold Solomon 3–6, 2–6, 7–5, 2–6
Loss 6. 1976 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 2–6, 4–6
Win 7. 1976 Los Angeles Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 6–2, 6–2
Loss 7. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Loss 8. 1976 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Harold Solomon 2–6, 7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win 8. 1977 Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Carpet Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 7–6
Win 9. 1977 Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. Hard Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Loss 9. 1977 Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. Hard (i) Sweden Björn Borg 4–6, 3–6, 6–4, 5–7
Win 10. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz 6–1, 6–2
Win 11. 1977 La Costa, California, U.S. Hard United States Marty Riessen 6–3, 6–2
Loss 10. 1977 Los Angeles Carpet United States Stan Smith 4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 11. 1977 Denver, Colorado, U.S. Carpet Sweden Björn Borg 5–7, 2–6
Loss 12. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 0–6, 3–6, 0–6
Loss 13. 1977 Washington, D.C. Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 5–7
Loss 14. 1977 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 1–6
Loss 15. 1977 Los Angeles Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez 5–7, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 16. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Butch Walts 6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Loss 17. 1977 Maui, Hawaii, U.S. Hard United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 0–6
Win 12. 1977 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak 6–1, 6–1
Loss 18. 1977 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win 13. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez 7–5, 7–6
Win 14. 1978 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet United States Eddie Dibbs 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Win 15. 1978 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 19. 1978 Los Angeles Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 2–6, 4–6
Loss 20. 1979 Rancho Mirage, California, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 2–6
Loss 21. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 4–6
Win 16. 1979 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 6–3, 6–0
Win 17. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) South Africa Johan Kriek 7–5, 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Win 18. 1980 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass United States Sandy Mayer 6–3, 6–3
Win 19. 1980 Washington, D.C. Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 7–5, 4–6, 6–4
Win 20. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Trey Waltke 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Win 21. 1980 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Italy Adriano Panatta 4–6, 6–3, 6–1, 7–6
Loss 22. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 23. 1981 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass United States John McEnroe 6–7, 5–7
Win 22. 1981 Stowe, Vermont, U.S. Hard United States Tony Graham 6–3, 6–3
Loss 24. 1981 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–1, 0–6, 1–6, 2–6
Win 23. 1982 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Hard United States Mike Estep 6–7, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 25. 1982 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard United States Jimmy Connors 5–7, 0–6
Win 24. 1982 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Bill Scanlon 6–1, 6–4, 6–0
Loss 26. 1982 Wembley, United Kingdom Carpet United States John McEnroe 3–6, 2–6, 4–6
Win 25. 1983 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Mel Purcell 6–2, 6–3, 7–5

Doubles (54 titles, 41 runner-ups)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Dick Stockton Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 2. 1973 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1. 1973 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–1, 6–7, 6–7
Win 3. 1973 Fort Worth, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
7–6, 6–4
Loss 2. 1973 Hong Kong Hard United States Paul Gerken Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Rod Laver
3–6, 7–5, 15–17
Loss 3. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay United States Dick Stockton United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 4. 1974 Orlando WCT, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6–7, 3–6
Loss 5. 1974 Hamburg, Germany Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Win 4. 1974 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Loss 6. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Tom Gorman
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Win 5. 1974 South Orange, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Loss 7. 1974 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 2–6
Loss 8. 1974 Madrid, Spain Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez France Patrice Dominguez
Spain Antonio Muñoz
1–6, 3–6
Loss 9. 1974 Tehran, Iran Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Manuel Orantes
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–7, 6–2, 2–6
Loss 10. 1974 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez France Patrice Dominguez
France François Jauffret
5–7, 4–6
Loss 11. 1974 London, England Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Win 6. 1975 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Dick Stockton
United States Erik van Dillen
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
Loss 12. 1975 Dayton Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Paul Gerken Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
6–7, 5–7
Win 7. 1975 St. Petersburg WCT, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–4
Win 8. 1975 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 6–4
Loss 13. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
7–6, 6–7, 6–7
Loss 14. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
5–7, 6–4, 2–6
Win 9. 1975 Orlando WCT, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Ray Ruffels
6–4, 6–4
Win 10. 1975 World Doubles WCT, Mexico Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United Kingdom Mark Cox
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
7–6, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Win 11. 1975 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–5
Win 12. 1975 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–6, 2–6, 6–1
Win 13. 1975 French Open, Paris Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 15. 1975 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Win 14. 1975 Boston, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States John Andrews
United States Mike Estep
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Loss 16. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
4–6, 0–6
Win 15. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–2
Win 16. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–0
Win 17. 1975 Tokyo, Japan Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–6, 6–4
Win 18. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
Win 19. 1976 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–4, 7–5
Win 20. 1976 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 6–2
Win 21. 1976 México City WCT, México Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–4, 7–6
Win 22. 1976 Jackson WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
7–5, 4–6, 6–0
Win 23. 1976 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jeff Borowiak
Romania Ilie Năstase
7–5, 6–4
Win 24. 1976 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Geoff Masters
Australia John Newcombe
7–6, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 17. 1976 French Open, Paris Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 3–6, 1–6
Win 25. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 6–3, 8–6, 2–6, 7–5
Win 26. 1976 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Arthur Ashe
United States Jimmy Connors
6–3, 6–3
Win 27. 1976 North Conway, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Argentina Ricardo Cano
Paraguay Victor Pecci
6–3, 6–0
Win 28. 1976 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Win 29. 1976 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Phil Dent
Australia Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Loss 18. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet South Africa Bob Hewitt United States Dick Stockton
United States Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 4–6
Win 30. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–6, 6–4
Loss 19. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–4, ret.
Loss 20. 1976 Wembley, England Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Stan Smith
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 3–6
Win 31. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Sherwood Stewart Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
United States Stan Smith
1–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–6
Win 32. 1977 Miami, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
7–5, 6–4
Loss 21. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 5–7
Win 33. 1977 Rome, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
Win 34. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 35. 1977 North Conway, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 6–3
Loss 22. 1977 U.S. Open, New York Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 0–6
Loss 23. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–7, 4–6
Win 36. 1977 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Jeff Borowiak
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6–2, 6–0
Loss 24. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 3–6
Loss 25. 1977 Wembley, England Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Sandy Mayer
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 6–7
Win 37. 1978 Memphis, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Newcombe
3–6, 7–6, 6–2
Win 38. 1978 Dayton, U.S. Carpet Australia Geoff Masters United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
6–3, 6–4
Win 39. 1979 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet United States John McEnroe Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–4, 6–3
Loss 26. 1979 Wimbledon, London Grass Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–4, 4–6, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 27. 1979 Washington, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Win 40. 1979 Columbus, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Win 41. 1979 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Romania Ilie Năstase United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
Loss 28. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Loss 29. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win 42. 1980 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 30. 1980 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Tim Gullikson
United States Marty Riessen
6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 31. 1980 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3–6, 6–7
Loss 32. 1980 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Fritz Buehning
South Africa Johan Kriek
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Win 43. 1980 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States John McEnroe Australia Rod Frawley
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–7, 7–6
Loss 33. 1980 French Open, Paris Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Win 44. 1980 North Conway, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Connors South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
7–6, 6–2
Win 45. 1980 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Peter Fleming
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
Win 46. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–4, 2–6, 7–6
Loss 34. 1980 Paris Indoor, France Carpet South Africa Raymond Moore Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
4–6, 4–6
Loss 35. 1980 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass United States Vitas Gerulaitis Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
2–6, 4–6
Loss 36. 1981 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 2–6
Loss 37. 1981 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Tim Gullikson
South Africa Bernard Mitton
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Win 47. 1981 Milan, Italy Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
7–6, 6–3
Loss 38. 1981 Stowe, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz South Africa Johan Kriek
United States Larry Stefanki
6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Win 48. 1982 La Quinta, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United Kingdom John Lloyd
United States Dick Stockton
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Loss 39. 1982 Tampa, U.S. Hard United States Hank Pfister United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
2–6, 3–6
Win 49. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
W/O
Win 50. 1982 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Bruce Manson United States Jay Lapidus
United States Richard Meyer
6–4, 6–2
Win 51. 1982 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Frew McMillan Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
6–2, 6–2
Loss 40. 1983 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Mexico Raúl Ramírez Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
3–6, 5–7, 6–7
Win 52. 1983 La Quinta, U.S. Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez South Africa Tian Viljoen
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 6–3
Loss 41. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Win 53. 1983 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Australia Paul McNamee South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–4, 6–3
Win 54. 1984 North Conway, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd Brazil Cássio Motta
United States Blaine Willenborg
6–4, 6–2

Davis Cup[edit]

Gottfried was 7–7 in Davis Cup play for the US between 1975 and 1982[11] and won it twice (in 1978 and 1982).

Halls of Fame & awards[edit]

Gottfried won the 1974 and 1975 ATP Doubles Team of the Year Award with partner Raúl Ramírez.

He won the 1976 ATP Most Improved Player Award.[12]

He won the ATP Sportsmanship award in 1984.[3]

Gottfried was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Intercollegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 1990.[13]

Gottfried, who is Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.[4]

Life after playing career[edit]

Gottfried now lives in Sarasota, Florida.[3] In 2007 Gottfried joined the coaching staff at the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in Fort Lauderdale.

In 2010, Gottfried coached with the Bollettieri Tennis Program at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

He was elected to the ATP Player Council in 2012 as an alumni representative.[14][15]

In 2015, he joined the coaching staff at the Bolles School[16]

His younger brother, Larry was also a tennis player.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Detail - Baylor School
  6. ^ Thuma, Cynthia (2007). Sport Lauderdale: Big Names and Big Games : a Sports Enthusiast's Guide to Broward County, Florida. History Press. p. 70. ISBN 9781596291454.
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  9. ^ LLC, New York Media (1984-04-23). New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC. In 1977, he was named by Tennis Magazine to a number four world ranking, one notch above Gerulaitis
  10. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Brian Gottfried". Atptennis.com. Retrieved April 30, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Players". daviscup.com. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  12. ^ "Tennis - ATP World Tour - Tennis Players – Brian Gottfried". ATP World Tour. Retrieved April 30, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Halls of Fame". www.itatennis.com. Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
  14. ^ "ATP Structure". ATP. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  15. ^ "ATP ANNOUNCES NEW PLAYER COUNCIL". ATP. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-10-07. Retrieved 2015-09-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Wojtek Fibak
ATP Most Improved Player
1977
Succeeded by
John McEnroe