Karl Meiler

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Karl Meiler
Country (sports)  West Germany
Residence Munich, Germany
Born (1949-04-30)30 April 1949
Erlangen, Germany
Died 17 April 2014(2014-04-17) (aged 64)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1970
Retired 1986
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 232–173
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 20 (23 August 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1973)
French Open 3R (1977)
Wimbledon 3R (1973, 1976, 1977)
US Open 4R (1975)
Doubles
Career record 188–122
Career titles 17
Highest ranking No. 25 (23 August 1977)

Karl Meiler (30 April 1949 – 17 April 2014) was a tennis player from West Germany.

Meiler won four singles (1972, Buenos Aires; 1974, Omaha and Calgary; 1977, Manila) and seventeen doubles titles during his professional career. The German reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 23 August 1973, when he became World No. 20. He died aged 64 on 17 April 2014, of complications from a head injury sustained in November 2013.[1]

Singles titles (4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1972 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1973 Salisbury, U.S. Hard (i) United States Jimmy Connors 6–7, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1973 West Berlin Hard West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1973 Hamburg, West Germany Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 1–6, 6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1974 Roanoke, U.S. Indoor United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 1974 Omaha, U.S. United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 1–6, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1974 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 1974 Calgary, Canada Indoor South Africa Byron Bertram 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1974 Jackson, U.S. Carpet United States Sandy Mayer 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 7. 1974 Washington D.C., U.S. India Vijay Amritraj 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1974 Oslo, Norway Indoor United States Jeff Borowiak 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 1975 Nassau, Bahamas Outdoor United States Jimmy Connors 0–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 1975 Munich, West Germany Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 0–6, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1975 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Ken Rosewall 4–6, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 1976 Munich, West Germany Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 1–6, 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 13. 1977 Brussels, Belgium Clay United States Harold Solomon 5–7, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1977 Manila, Philippines Clay Spain Manuel Orantes DEF
Runner-up 14. 1979 Florence, Italy Clay Mexico Raúl Ramírez 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 5–7, 0–6

Doubles titles (17)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1972 London/Queen's Club, England Grass West Germany Jürgen Fassbender United States Jim McManus
United States Jim Osborne
6–4, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 1974 Omaha, U.S. West Germany Jürgen Fassbender Australia Ian Fletcher
Australia Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 1974 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet West Germany Jürgen Fassbender Australia Owen Davidson
United States Clark Graebner
7–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 1974 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet West Germany Jürgen Fassbender United States Vitas Gerulaitis
South Africa Bob Hewitt
6–0, 6–2
Winner 4. 1974 Calgary, Canada Indoor West Germany Jürgen Fassbender Colombia Iván Molina
Colombia Jairo Velasco, Sr.
6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 1974 Tempe, U.S. Hard West Germany Jürgen Fassbender Australia Ian Fletcher
Australia Kim Warwick
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 6. 1974 Oslo, Norway Indoor Pakistan Haroon Rahim United States Jeff Borowiak
United States Vitas Gerulaitis
6–3, 6–2
Winner 7. 1975 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet West Germany Jürgen Fassbender Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
South Africa John Yuill
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1975 Hampton, U.S. Carpet Czechoslovakia Jan Písecký New Zealand Ian Crookenden
Australia Ian Fletcher
2–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1975 Munich, West Germany Clay Czechoslovakia Milan Holeček Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1975 Barcelona, Spain Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak Sweden Björn Borg
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 1975 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–4, 7–6
Winner 9. 1975 London, England Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 1976 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1976 Barcelona WCT, Spain Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Robert Lutz
United States Ramsey Smith
3–6, 3–6
Winner 10. 1976 Nuremberg, West Germany Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
Australia Paul Kronk
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1976 Nice, France Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak France Patrice Dominguez
France François Jauffret
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 11. 1976 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak Sweden Björn Borg
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 6–1
Winner 12. 1976 World Doubles WCT, Kansas City Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Robert Lutz
United States Ramsey Smith
6–3, 2–6, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 1976 Düsseldorf, West Germany Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 14. 1977 Hamburg, West Germany Clay South Africa Bob Hewitt Australia Phil Dent
Australia Kim Warwick
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 15. 1977 Düsseldorf, West Germany Clay West Germany Jürgen Fassbender Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–3, 6–3
Winner 16. 1977 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay West Germany Jürgen Fassbender Switzerland Colin Dowdeswell
South Africa Bob Hewitt
6–4, 7–6
Winner 17. 1979 Nancy, France Hard (i) West Germany Klaus Eberhard United Kingdom Robin Drysdale
United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett
4–6, 7–6, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Früherer deutscher Davis-Cup-Spieler Meiler gestorben". zeit.de. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 

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