Pancho Gonzales career statistics

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This is a list of the main career statistics of former tennis player Pancho Gonzales.

Major titles[edit]

Performance timeline[edit]

Gonzales started playing professional tennis in 1950 and was unable to compete in the Grand Slam tournaments until the start of the Open Era at the 1968 French Open. (NH = Not Held).

Titles / Played Career W-L Career Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments Amateur Professional Open Era 2 / 17 44–15 74.58
1947 1948 1949 1950 - 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
Australian A A A Unable to compete 3R A A A A 0 / 1 2–1 66.67
French A A SF Unable to compete SF A A A A A 0 / 2 9–2 81.82
Wimbledon A A 4R Unable to compete 3R 4R A 2R 2R A 0 / 5 10–5 66.67
U.S. 2R W W Unable to compete QF 4R 3R 3R 1R 1R 2 / 9 23–7 76.67
Pro Slam Tournaments Professional 15 / 31 78–16 82.98
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
French Pro NH F NH SF A A F A A SF A A A 0 / 4 7–4 63.64
Wembley Pro W W W F NH W SF SF A A SF A A SF A A A 4 / 9 22–5 81.48
U.S. Pro A 2nd F W W W W W W W A W A QF F SF A A 8 / 13 31–5 86.11
Total: 17 / 48 122–31 79.74

Grand Slam and Pro Slam finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Grand Slam finals (2–0)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1948 US Championships Grass South Africa Eric Sturgess 6–2, 6–3, 14–12
Winner 1949 US Championships Grass United States Ted Schroeder 16–18, 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4

Pro Slam finals (15–7)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1950 Wembley Pro Indoor United States Welby Van Horn 6–3, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 1951 Wembley Pro Indoor United States Pancho Segura 6–2, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1951 US Pro Grass United States Pancho Segura 0–6, 6–8, 1–6
Winner 1952 Wembley Pro Indoor United States Jack Kramer 3–6, 3–6, 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 1952 US Pro Indoor United States Pancho Segura 6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 1953 Wembley Pro Indoor Australia Frank Sedgman 1–6, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 1953 US Pro Indoor United States Don Budge 4–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 1954 US Pro Indoor Australia Frank Sedgman 6–3, 9–7, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 1955 US Pro Indoor United States Pancho Segura 21–16, 19–21, 21–8, 20–22, 21–19
Runner-up 1956 French Pro Clay United States Tony Trabert 3–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–8, 2–6
Winner 1956 Wembley Pro Indoor Australia Frank Sedgman 4–6, 11–9, 11–9, 9–7
Winner 1956 US Pro Indoor United States Pancho Segura 21–15, 13–21, 21–14, 22–20
Winner 1957 US Pro Indoor United States Pancho Segura 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 1958 US Pro Indoor Australia Lew Hoad 3–6, 4–6, 14–12, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 1959 US Pro Indoor Australia Lew Hoad 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1961 French Pro Clay Australia Ken Rosewall 6–2, 4–6, 3–6, 6–8
Winner 1961 US Pro Indoor Australia Frank Sedgman 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1964 US Pro Grass Australia Rod Laver 6–4, 3–6, 5–7, 4–6

Career titles[edit]

Amateur Professional Open Era Total
1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
0 8 9 2 1 4 3 5 4 6 5 8 5 1 5 0 0 5 4 4 1 2 2 1 3 3 0 113

Amateur era[edit]

Singles (1948–1949) : 17 titles

Date Event Surface Runner up Score
1948 January 11 Tampa Dixie Championships (United States)  ? United States Gardner Larned 2–6 3–6 6–2 7–5 6–2
January 25 Orlando Florida Championships (United States)  ? Peru Enrique Buse 6–2 3–6 6–3 6–3
June 12 Berkeley California Championships (United States)  ? United States Earl Cochell 1–6 10–8 6–3 6–4
June 27 Maplewood N.J. Championships (United States)  ? United States Don McNeil 6–3 4–6 2–6 6–4 6–0
July 11 Indianapolis Western Championships (United States) Clay United States Jack Tuero 6–3 6–1 6–3
July 18 River Forest U.S. Clay Court (United States) Clay United States Clarence Carter 7–5 6–2 6–3
August 7 Southampton Meadow Club (United States) Grass United States Budge Patty 6–3 6–0 6–3
September 19 U.S. National Champ., Forest Hills (United States) Grass South Africa Eric Sturgess 6–2 6–3 14–12
1949 February 12 La Jolla Beach Classic (United States)  ? United States Ted Schroeder 6–2 6–8 9–7
February 20 Los Angeles Metropolitan (United States)  ? United States Seymour Greenberg 6–1 8–6
March 26 New York U.S. Indoor (United States) Wood ? United States Bill Talbert 10–8 6–0 4–6 9–7
April 30 Ojai Valley California Championships (United States)  ? United States Bob Falkenburg 7–5 6–3
July 18 River Forest U.S. Clay Court (United States) Clay United States Frank Parker 6–1 3–6 8–6 6–3
July 23 Haverford Pennsylvania Grass Court (United States) Grass United States Vic Seixas 6–4 6–1 6–0
August 22 Newport Casino Invitational (United States) Grass United States Gardnar Mulloy 10–8 9–11 6–3 6–4
September 15 U.S. National Champ., Forest Hills (United States) Grass United States Ted Schroeder 16–18 2–6 6–1 6–2 6–4
September 18 Los Angeles Pacific Southwest (United States) Hard ? United States Ted Schroeder 6–3 9–11 8–6 6–4

Professional era[edit]

Singles (1950–1967) : 85 titles

Date Event Surface Runner up Score
1950 March 26 Philadelphia Pro Championships (United States) Wood United States Jack Kramer 7–5 6–3 6–4
September 30 Wembley Pro, London Indoor (England) Wood United States Welby Van Horn 6–3 6–3 6–2
1951 September 28 Wembley Pro, London Indoor (England) Wood United States Pancho Segura 6–2 6–2 2–6 6–4
1952 March 29 Philadelphia Pro Championships (United States) Wood United States Pancho Segura 6–2 6–3
August 2 Scarborough Slazenger Pro (England) Grass United States Pancho Segura 15–13 6–3 6–3
August 31 Berlin Rot Weiss Club Pro (Germany) Clay United States Don Budge 8–6 7–5
September 28 Wembley Pro, London Indoor (England) Wood United States Jack Kramer 3–6 3–6 6–2 6–4 7–5
1953 June 21 U.S. Pro Championships Cleveland (United States) Indoors United States Don Budge 4–6 6–4 7–5 6–2
August 16 Los Angeles California State Pro (United States) Hard United States Don Budge 5–7 6–3 6–4
September 20 Québec Canadian Pro (Canada) Hard United States Bobby Riggs 6–0 6–4 6–4
1954 January 4 New York (M.S.G.) Pro (United States) Wood United States Pancho Segura 7–9 6–4 6–4
January 12 Norfolk Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–5 (pro set)
January 13 Charlottesville Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura (2nd) 11–9 (pro set)
January 15 New Haven Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 9–7 (pro set)
January 17 Buffalo Pro Championships (United States)  ? Australia Frank Sedgman 11–9 (pro set)
January 19 Toronto Canadian Pro Championships (Canada)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–5 (pro set)
January 25 Saint-Louis Pro Championships (United States)  ? Australia Frank Sedgman 10–8 (pro set)
January 27 Cincinnati Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 9–7 (pro set)
January 30 White Plains Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–2 (pro set)
February 2 Rochester Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 10–8 (pro set)
February 3 Albany Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 10–8 (pro set)
February 4 Boston Pro Indoor Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 9–7 (pro set)
February 8 Ottawa Pro Championships (Canada)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–6 (pro set)
February 9 Ithaca Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–4 (pro set)
February 12 Fort Wayne Pro Championships (United States)  ? Australia Frank Sedgman 28–26 (pro set)
February 14 Kansas Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–4 (pro set)
February 23 Sacramento Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura  ?
March 3 San Antonio Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura  ?
March 5 Dallas Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–3 (pro set)
March 20 New York Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–5 (pro set)
March 29 El Paso Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura  ?
April 4 Mexico Pro Championships (Mexico)  ? Australia Frank Sedgman 9–7 6–4
April 7 Oklahoma City Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 8–6 (pro set)
May 2 U.S. Pro Championships Cleveland (United States) Indoors Australia Frank Sedgman 6–3 9–7 3–6 6–2
May 25 Palo Alto Pro Championships (United States)  ? Australia Frank Sedgman 8–4 (pro set)
June 13 Los Angeles U.S. Pro Hardcourt (United States) Hard United States Pancho Segura 6–4 4–6 2–6 6–2 6–4
1955 March 8 U.S. Pro Championships Cleveland (United States) Indoors United States Pancho Segura 21–16 19–21 21–8 20–22 21–19
July 30 Scarborough Slazenger Pro (England) Grass United States Pancho Segura 6–2 7–5 8–6
August 23 Ostende Pro Championships R.R. (Belgium) Clay United States Pancho Segura 6–1 6–1
November 14 Los Angeles U.S. Pro Hard Court (United States) Hard United States Pancho Segura 21–19 6–3 6–4
1956 April 6 U.S. Pro Championships Cleveland (United States) Indoors United States Pancho Segura 21–15 13–21 21–14 22–20
July 3 Buenos Aires Argentina Pro R.R. (Argentine) Clay Australia Frank Sedgman 7–9 6–2 6–1 7–9 10–8
July 16 Chicago Pro Championships (United States)  ? Australia Frank Sedgman 2 sets to zero
August 5 Los Angeles Tournament of Champions (United States) Hard Australia Frank Sedgman 9–7 3–6 6–1
September 20 Milan Trophy of Champions (Italy) Clay Australia Frank Sedgman 6–4 6–4 6–3
September 29 Wembley Pro, London Indoor (England) Wood Australia Frank Sedgman 4–6 11–9 11–9 9–7
1957 April 12 U.S. Pro Championships Cleveland (United States) Indoors United States Pancho Segura 6–3 3–6 7–5 6–1
April 21 Hamilton Bermuda Pro (Bermuda) Clay United States Pancho Segura 7–9 6–4 6–3
May 24 San Francisco Cow-Palace Pro (United States)  ? United States Pancho Segura 6–4 6–4
July 21 Forest Hills T.O.C. R.R. (United States)3 Grass Australia Frank Sedgman 5–7 7–5 3–6 6–3 6–3
August 3 Los Angeles Pro Masters R.R. (United States) Hard Australia Frank Sedgman 6–1 3–6 6–1
1958 May 5 U.S. Pro Championships Cleveland (United States) Indoors United States Pancho Segura 3–6 4–6 14–12 6–1 6–4
May 26 Salt Lake City Pro Championships (United States)  ? Australia Ken Rosewall 10–8 (pro set)
May 27 Boise Pro Championships (United States)  ? Australia Ken Rosewall 8–4 (pro set)
May 28 Spokane Pro Championships (United States)  ? United States Tony Trabert 8–5 (pro set)
May 30 Vancouver Pro Championships (Canada)  ? United States Tony Trabert 8–2 (pro set)
June 2 Bakersfield Pro Championships (United States) Hard United States Pancho Segura 8–6 (pro set)
June 3 Palo Alto Pro Championships (United States) Hard Australia Frank Sedgman 8–6 (pro set)
June 24 Forest Hills T.O.C. (United States)3 Grass Australia Ken Rosewall (2nd) 19–17 5–7 6–4
1959 February 8 Sydney New South Wales Pro Championships (Australia) Grass Australia Frank Sedgman 7–5 6–4 0–6 6–4
April 26 U.S. Pro Championships Cleveland (United States) Indoors Australia Lew Hoad 6–4 6–2 6–4
June 14 Los Angeles Masters Round Robin (United States) Hard Australia Lew Hoad (2nd)  ?
June 21 Toronto O'Keefe Pro Championships (Canada) Hard Australia Frank Sedgman 6–1 6–4 6–1
December 13 Sydney N.S.W. Pro Championships (Australia)2 Grass Australia Lew Hoad 6–1 6–1
1960 May 16 Tuscaloosa Pro Championships (United States) Clay ? United States Sam Giammalva 6–1 6–4 6–4
1961 May 3 U.S. Pro Championships Cleveland (United States) Indoors Australia Frank Sedgman 6–3 7–5
August 20 Geneva Gold Trophy (Switzerland) Clay Australia Ken Rosewall 8–6 6–0
October 2 Copenhagen Scandinavian Pro (Denmark)  ? United States Alex Olmedo 4–6 7–5 8–6 7–5
October 7 Milan Pro Championships (Italy) Clay Australia Ashley Cooper 6–3 6–2
October 20 Vienna Austrian Pro Indoor (Austria) Wood United States Barry MacKay 6–2 6–4 6–4
1962 First retirement of Pancho Gonzales in January 1962.
1963 Pancho Gonzales returned to competition in 1963 without winning a tournament.
1964 May 16 Cleveland Pepsi Cola World Pro (United States) Grass Spain Andrés Gimeno 6–2 15–13
May 31 White Plains U.S. Pro indoor (United States) Wood Australia Ken Rosewall 8–6 (pro set)
July 21 Wembley Pro, London Golden Racket (England)1  ? Australia Lew Hoad 0–6 6–4 9–7
July 24 Knokke-le-Zoute Pro (Belgium)1 Clay Australia Rod Laver 6–3 8–6
December 13 Hollywood Florida Pro (United States) Clay United States Bernard Bartzen 6–4 8–6
1965 January 23 Sydney N.S.W. Pro Championships (Australia) Grass Australia Ken Rosewall 8–6 3–6 6–4
April 11 Orlando Florida Pro (United States) Clay United States Pancho Segura 6–1 6–1
May Dallas CBS TV Pro Series (United States) Clay Australia Ken Rosewall 8–10 7–5 12–10
June 6 Seattle Seafirst Greater Pro (United States)  ? Australia Rod Laver 6–3 6–4
1966 February 6 Hollywood Florida Pro (United States) Clay Australia Warren Woodcock 6–2 6–0
March 31 Wembley, London BBC-2 Trophy (England)  ? Australia Rod Laver 6–3 5–7 12–10
September 18 Birmingham Pro Classic (United States) Clay United States Crawford Grassnry 6–2 7–5
December 4 Hollywood Pro Challenge Cup (United States) Clay Australia Rod Laver 6–4 6–2
1967 May 7 Birmingham Pro Classic (United States) Clay United Kingdom Alan Mills 6–4 6–2

Notes:

  • All tournaments with a final pro set are basically 4-men tournaments.
  • 1 : 4-men tournaments
  • 2 : There were two editions of the tournament in 1959 New South Wales in Sydney Pro.
  • 3 : T.O.C. = Tournament of Champions.

Open era[edit]

Singles (1968–1972) : 11

Date Event Surface Runner up Score
1968 July 21 Los Angeles National Tennis Ligue Pro (United States)  ? Australia Rod Laver 1–6 6–3 6–4
October 1 Midland Pro Championships (United States)  ? Australia Roy Emerson 7–5 6–3
1969 September 21 Los Angeles Pacific Southwest Open (United States)  ? United States Cliff Richey 6–0 7–5
October 12 Las Vegas Howard Hughes Open (United States) Hard United States Arthur Ashe 6–0 6–2 6–4
1970 May 17 Las Vegas Howard Hughes Open (United States) Hard Australia Rod Laver 6–1 7–5 5–7 6–3
1971 May 9 Los Angeles Southern California (United States) Hard United States Jimmy Connors 6–4 4–6 6–1[citation needed]
September 26 Los Angeles Pacific Southwest Open (United States) Hard United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
December 16 Kingston Rothmans International (Jamaica) Hard United States Clark Graebner 6–4 4–6 6–3
1972 February 6 Des Moines Open (United States) Carpet France Georges Goven 3–6 4–6 6–3 6–4 6–2
September 26 Los Angeles Southern California (United States) Hard United States Alex Olmedo 6–3 6–2[citation needed]
December 14 Kingston Rothmans International (Jamaica) Hard United States Clark Graebner 6–3 6–4

Professional tours[edit]

Singles (1950–1961) : 10 tours

Date Tour Standings
1949 October –
1950 June
World Pro Tour 1) United States Jack Kramer 96–27
2) United States Pancho Gonzales 27–96
1951
January – February
Australian Pro Tour
1) United States Pancho Gonzales 36–6
2) United States Dinny Pails 27–15
3) United States Frank Parker 14–28
4) United States Don Budge 9–33
1954
January 3 – May
World Pro Tour (1)
  • Pancho Gonzales defeated to Pancho Segura 30–21 (or 20)
  • Pancho Gonzales defeated to Frank Sedgman 30–21 (or 20)
  • Pancho Gonzales defeated to Don Budge ?-1
1) United States Pancho Gonzales
2) United States Pancho Segura
or Australia Frank Sedgman
or United States Don Budge
1954
November – December
Australian Pro Tour 1) United States Pancho Gonzales
2) Australia Frank Sedgman
or United States Pancho Segura
4) Australia Ken McGregor
1955 December 9 –
1956 June 3
World Pro Tour (2)
This was a head-to-head tour in the United States.
1) United States Pancho Gonzales 74–27
2) United States Tony Trabert 27–74
1956
November – December
South African Tour 1) United States Pancho Gonzales 9–4
2) Australia Frank Sedgman 7–6
3) United States Tony Trabert 6–7
4) Australia Rex Hartwig 4–9
1957
January 14 – May
World Pro Tour (3) 1) United States Pancho Gonzales 50–26
2) Australia Ken Rosewall 26–50
1958
January – April (or May)
World Pro Tour (4) 1) United States Pancho Gonzales 51–36
2) Australia Lew Hoad 36–51
1959
February – May
World Pro Tour (5) 1) United States Pancho Gonzales 47–15
2) Australia Lew Hoad 42–20
3) Australia Ashley Cooper 21–40
4) Australia Mal Anderson 13–48
1960
January – May
World Pro Tour (6) 1) United States Pancho Gonzales 49–8
2) Australia Ken Rosewall 32–25
3) United States Pancho Segura 22–28
4) Peru Alex Olmedo 11–44
1960 December 30 –
1961 April
World Pro Tour (7)
There were 47 World Series round robin matches for the world championship among 6 players, followed by 28 head-to-head matches between the top 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 to determine the final champion. Ken Rosewall, however, took several long vacations and played very little in the first half of the year; substitutions were permitted for injured players in the round robin:
  • Pancho Gonzales by Pancho Segura
  • Lew Hoad by Tony Trabert, Ashley Cooper and Frank Sedgman
Round Robin:
1) United States Pancho Gonzales 33–14
2) Spain Andrés Gimeno 27–20
3) Australia Lew Hoad 24–23
4) United States Barry MacKay 22–25
5) Peru Alex Olmedo 18–29
6) United States Butch Buchholz 16–31

Finals:
1) United States Pancho Gonzales 21–7
2) Spain Andrés Gimeno 7–21
3) Australia Frank Sedgman 15–13
4) United States Barry MacKay 13–15

Sources[edit]

  • Michel Sutter, Vainqueurs Winners 1946–2003, Paris 2003.
  • World Tennis Magazines.
  • Joe McCauley, The History of Professional Tennis, London 2001.