29 October 1950 |
Hamilton, New Zealand
|Highest ranking||No. 66 (13 Sep 1973)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1982)|
|French Open||1R (1974)|
|US Open||3R (1973)|
|Highest ranking||No. 108 (3 Jan 1983)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1983)|
|French Open||2R (1983)|
|Wimbledon||2R (1972, 1973)|
|US Open||2R (1972, 1973, 1974)|
Simpson was New Zealand's Davis Cup captain for 16 years, from 1984 to 1999, as well as Fed Cup captain for five years. He also coached New Zealand in the 1988 Summer Olympics and 1996 Summer Olympics.
Simpson is the elder brother of Russell Simpson, who was also a professional tennis player.
His son, Matt, competes on the Futures circuit.
Grand Prix career finals
Doubles: 2 (0–2)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||1973||Christchurch, New Zealand||Jurgen Fassbender|| Anand Amritraj
|Runner-up||2.||1974||Roanoke, United States||Ian Crookenden|| Vitas Gerulaitis
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1982||Le Touquet, France||Clay||Roland Stadler||6-7, 6-2, 6-1|