George Hardie (tennis)
|Country (sports)||United States|
February 19, 1953 |
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Highest ranking||No. 80 (January 30, 1978)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1978)|
|French Open||2R (1978)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1978, 1980)|
|US Open||2R (1973)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1973, 1977, 1978)|
|French Open||1R (1976, 1978, 1980)|
|US Open||2R (1973, 1974, 1977)|
Hardie went to college at Southern Methodist University and was runner-up to Billy Martin in the 1975 NCAA Division One final. He had dropped just one game in winning the first two sets, but lost the match in five.
He also lost to Billy Martin at the Arkansas International Tennis Tournament that year. It would remain the only final that he reached on the Grand Prix tennis circuit. He made semi-finals at Baltimore in 1978 (where he defeated Adriano Panatta) and Costa Rica in 1979. His quarter-final appearances included Stockholm in 1977, Guadalajara in 1978, Philadelphia in 1979 (where he had a win over Ilie Năstase), Palm Harbor in 1980 and San Juan in 1981.
Grand Prix/WCT career finals
Singles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1.||1975||Little Rock, United States||Carpet||Billy Martin||2–6, 6–7|
Doubles: 2 (1–1)
|Winner||1.||1978||Lagos, Nigeria||Clay||Sashi Menon|| Colin Dowdeswell
|6–3, 3–6, 7–5|
|Runner-up||2.||1978||Cairo, Egypt||Clay||Lito Álvarez|| Ismail El Shafei
|3–6, 5–7, 2–6|
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1981||San Luis Potosi, Mexico||Clay||Brad Drewett|| Rich Andrews
|5–7, 6–3, 7–6|
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