John Marks (tennis)

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John Marks
John Marks (1977).jpg
Full name John M.P. Marks
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Born (1952-12-09) 9 December 1952 (age 64)
Sydney, Australia
Turned pro 1975
Retired 1980
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 27–74 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 44 (3 January 1979)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1978)
French Open 2R (1978)
Wimbledon 2R (1978)
US Open 1R (1977, 1979)
Doubles
Career record 153–102 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 7
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1977Dec)
French Open QF (1978)
Wimbledon QF (1978)
US Open SF (1978)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1979)[2]

John M.P. Marks (born 9 December 1952) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Marks is best remembered for finishing runner-up in singles at the 1978 Australian Open, defeating Arthur Ashe in the semifinals. As a result of this slam final appearance, he achieved his career-high singles ranking of World No. 44, after entering the tournament ranked No. 177.[1] Marks never won a singles title during his career, but won 7 doubles titles and reached the semifinals of the men's doubles at the 1978 US Open. As a junior, Marks won the Australian Open boys' doubles in 1971, partnering Michael Phillips.

Career final[edit]

Singles (2 runners-up )[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Ross Case 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1978 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles (7 titles)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Mark Edmondson Australia Chris Kachel
Australia Peter McNamara
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 1976 Palma, Spain Clay Australia Mark Edmondson United States John Andrews
Australia Colin Dibley
6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Mark Edmondson Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1977 Cairo, Egypt Clay Australia John Bartlett United States Pat Du Pré
United Kingdom Chris Lewis
7–5, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 1977 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Mark Edmondson France Jean-Louis Haillet
France François Jauffret
6–4, 6–0
Winner 4. 1977 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Chris Kachel United States Mike Cahill
United States Terry Moor
4–6, 6–0, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1978 Florence, Italy Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Italy Corrado Barazzutti
Italy Adriano Panatta
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1978 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Mark Edmondson Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1978 Hong Kong Hard Australia Mark Edmondson United States Hank Pfister
United States Brad Rowe
5–7, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1978 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Australia Mark Edmondson United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Butch Walts
2–6, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1979 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 1–6, 6–7
Winner 6. 1979 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
South Africa Bob Hewitt
2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 1979 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Australia Mark Edmondson United States Pat Du Pré
United States Robert Lutz
6–1, 3–6, 6–4

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