John Feaver

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John Feaver
Country (sports)  United Kingdom
Residence Wimbledon, London
Born (1952-02-16) February 16, 1952 (age 64)
Fleet, Hampshire
Height 6'3" (190 cm)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 67–167
Career titles 0
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)
Wimbledon 4R (1973)
US Open 4R (1977)
Doubles
Career record 126–171
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1974, 1977Jan)
French Open SF (1982)
Wimbledon QF (1981)
US Open 3R (1977)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1981)
Team competitions
Davis Cup 1R (1983)

John Feaver (born February 16, 1952, in Fleet, Hampshire, England) is a former professional tennis player from the United Kingdom.[1][2]

Career[edit]

After attending Millfield, Feaver enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles.[3][4] 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.[5] 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).[6] He also represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup between 1977 and 1983.[7] John has enjoyed a successful career in sport and media after his tennis days and lives between Wimbledon, Somerset and South Africa.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

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.[10]

Grand Prix and WCT circuit doubles finals (10)[edit]

Titles (1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1974 Jackson, U.S. Carpet South Africa Byron Bertram United States Fred McNair
United States Grover Raz Reid
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1975 Istanbul, Turkey Carpet Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell Australia Colin Dibley
Brazil Thomaz Koch
2–6, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1976 London, England Carpet Australia John James United Kingdom David Lloyd
United Kingdom John Lloyd
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1977 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Australia John James United Kingdom Mark Cox
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
5–7, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1979 Palermo, Italy Clay Egypt Ismail El Shafei Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
5–7, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1979 Madrid, Spain Clay United Kingdom Robin Drysdale Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cássio Motta
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1980 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Peter McNamara Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1980 Bordeaux, France Clay France Gilles Moretton Italy Gianni Ocleppo
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1981 Nancy, France Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec Romania Ilie Năstase
Italy Adriano Panatta
4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1981 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard United States Steve Krulevitz United States Steve Meister
United States Van Winitsky
6–3, 3–6, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Bill (2011-06-16). "BBC News – From tennis court to business deals". Bbc.com. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.itftennis.com/procircuit/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10002243
  3. ^ "StreetGames' John Feaver featured on BBC News". StreetGames. 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Wimbledon 97: Feaver's record safe for a while – Sport". The Independent. 1997-06-24. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  5. ^ "BBC talk to Team Bath tennis". Team Bath. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  6. ^ http://mobile.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/magazine/the-chaotic-spectacle-of-the-1977-us-open.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
  7. ^ Wilson, Bill (2014-05-23). "BBC News – Sporting chance for disadvantaged youth". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  8. ^ "Feaver Head To Head | John Feaver vs I. Nastase H2H". Stevegtennis.com. 1952-02-16. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  9. ^ Eleanor Preston. "Wimbledon: Others jest but McEnroe has to be serious | Sport". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  10. ^ Baker, Andrew (2001-04-10). "Henman thrives as single man". Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 

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