Charlie Fancutt

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Charlie Fancutt
Country (sports) Australia Australia
Born (1959-06-17) 17 June 1959 (age 58)
Brisbane, Australia
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $67,880
Career record 22–40
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 123 (4 Jan 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1982)
Wimbledon 2R (1981, 1983)
Career record 35–53
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 94 (6 May 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1977, 1984, 1985)
French Open 2R (1984, 1985)
Wimbledon 2R (1984, 1985)
US Open 2R (1979)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open SF (1984)
Wimbledon 2R (1979, 81, 85, 86)

Charlie Fancutt (born 17 June 1959) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]


Fancutt won the boys' doubles title at the 1976 Australian Open (partnering Peter McCarthy).[2] He upset Ivan Lendl in the opening round of the 1981 Wimbledon Championships, winning in five sets.[3] At the 1982 Australian Open, Fancutt made the fourth round, where he lost to Johan Kriek.[1] Fancutt made the mixed doubles semi-finals at the 1984 French Open, with Marie-Christine Calleja.[4] He was a singles quarter-finalist at three Grand Prix tournaments during his career, the 1979 Heineken Open and at both Brisbane and Manila in 1981.[1]


Fancutt is the son of two former tennis players. His mother, Daphne, made the 1956 Wimbledon women's doubles final and his father, Trevor, was a South African Davis Cup player who won the mixed doubles title at the 1960 Australian Championships. He also had two tennis playing brothers, Chris Fancutt, who appeared on the Challenger circuit and Michael Fancutt, who competed regularly in Grand Prix doubles tournaments.[5]

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1983 United Kingdom Lee-on-the-Solent, Great Britain Clay Australia Greg Whitecross United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett
United Kingdom Jonathan Smith
6–3, 3–6, 6–4


  1. ^ a b c ATP World Tour Profile
  2. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  3. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer, "At the Ready - Wimbledon Is Waiting To Supply Some Answers", 19 June 1983
  4. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  5. ^ Fancutts Website Archived 4 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.