Mark Dickson (tennis)

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Mark Dickson
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Sarasota, Florida
Born (1959-12-08) 8 December 1959 (age 58)
Tampa, Florida
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1988
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $686,138
Career record 128–119
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 32 (4 March 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1983)
French Open 2R (1983)
Wimbledon 2R (1984)
US Open QF (1983)
Career record 116–117
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 23 (19 September 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1985)
French Open 3R (1985)
Wimbledon 2R (1983, 1984)
US Open QF (1983)

Mark Dickson (born 8 December 1959) is a former professional tennis player.[1]

Playing college tennis at Clemson University, Dickson was selected as the 1982 ITCA Senior Player of the Year. Additionally, he was named All-American in singles in 1980, 1981 and 1982. In 1981 he was also named All-American in doubles. Dickson turned pro in 1982 after becoming the first three-time All-America at Clemson University from 1980-82.[2]

As a tour pro, Dickson is best known for being a quarter-finalist in the 1983 US Open where he defeated Stefan Simonsson, Mel Purcell, Danie Visser and John Lloyd before losing to compatriot Bill Scanlon. He captured two grand prix tour titles, at Houston and Toulouse.

Born in Tampa, Florida, Dickson graduated from Jesuit High School in 1978. He resided in Sarasota, Florida while on tour.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (2 titles, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 20 March 1983 Munich WCT, West Germany Carpet (i) United States Brian Teacher 6–1, 4–6, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 8 April 1984 Houston WCT, USA Clay United States Sammy Giammalva Jr. 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 25 November 1984 Grand Prix de Tennis de Toulouse, France Hard (i) Switzerland Heinz Günthardt 7–6, 6–4


  1. ^ "Mark Dickson". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Mark Dickson | Bio | ATP World Tour | Tennis". Retrieved 2015-10-06. 

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