|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
February 16, 1952 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 38 (31 October 1973)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1974)|
|French Open||1R (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1982, 1983)|
|US Open||4R (1977)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1974, 1977Jan)|
|French Open||SF (1982)|
|US Open||3R (1977)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Davis Cup||1R (1983)|
After attending Millfield, Feaver enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he reached 10 finals and achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 38 in October 1973. He was a French Open doubles semi-finalist in 1982. For over 20 years (1976 to 1997), Feaver held the record for serving the most aces in a single Wimbledon match, 42, achieved against John Newcombe (although Feaver still lost the match). He also represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup between 1977 and 1983. John has enjoyed a successful career in sport and media after his tennis days and lives between Wimbledon, Somerset and South Africa.
He married South African Alison Braatvedt and has two children Lucinda and James, who is also a tennis player. John is an accomplished golfer and cricketer and works closely with sports charity StreetGames.
Grand Prix and WCT circuit doubles finals (10)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||1974||Jackson, U.S.||Carpet||Byron Bertram|| Fred McNair
Grover Raz Reid
|6–3, 3–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||2.||1975||Istanbul, Turkey||Carpet||Colin Dowdeswell|| Colin Dibley
|2–6, 2–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||3.||1976||London, England||Carpet||John James|| David Lloyd
|4–6, 6–3, 2–6|
|Runner-up||4.||1977||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||John James|| Mark Cox
|5–7, 4–6, 3–6|
|Runner-up||5.||1979||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Ismail El Shafei|| Peter McNamara
|Runner-up||6.||1979||Madrid, Spain||Clay||Robin Drysdale|| Carlos Kirmayr
|Runner-up||7.||1980||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Peter McNamara|| Heinz Günthardt
|Winner||1.||1980||Bordeaux, France||Clay||Gilles Moretton|| Gianni Ocleppo
|Runner-up||8.||1981||Nancy, France||Hard (i)||Jiří Hřebec|| Ilie Năstase
|4–6, 6–2, 4–6|
|Runner-up||9.||1981||Tel Aviv, Israel||Hard||Steve Krulevitz|| Steve Meister
|6–3, 3–6, 3–6|
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- Feaver, John at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Feaver, John at the International Tennis Federation
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