Raymond Moore (tennis)

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Raymond Moore
Ray Moore.jpg
Raymond More (1985)
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
ResidencePalm Desert, California
Born (1946-08-24) 24 August 1946 (age 73)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1963)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record282–318 (Open era)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 34 (24 August 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1969, 1976)
French Open4R (1972)
WimbledonQF (1968)
US OpenQF (1977)
Career record260–298 (Open era)
Career titles8 (Open era)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1974)

Raymond J. "Ray" Moore (born 24 August 1946) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. During his career he won eight doubles titles, finishing runner-up an additional 12 times in doubles. Moore participated in 12 Davis Cup ties for South Africa from 1967 to 1977, including the 1974 South African victory, posting a 12–10 record in singles and posting an 0–1 mark in doubles.

In 1981, Ray teamed with Charlie Pasarell to begin the tournament that eventually became the Indian Wells Masters at the Indian Wells Gardens. They started at La Quinta Resort and Club, moved to Grand Champions Hotel, and then in 2000 opened the new Indian Wells Gardens, which holds the ATP Masters BNP Paribus Open. Moore and Pasarell sold the tournament to Larry Ellison in 2009 and Moore became the Tournament Director/CEO for the new owner.

Remarks on female tennis and resignation[edit]

On March 22, 2016, Moore resigned as CEO of the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament, after drawing outrage over his remarks claiming that women in tennis “don’t make any decisions” and should give thank “on their knees” to male players for carrying the sport:[1][2]

"They don't make any decisions, and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky…If I was a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport. They really have." [3][4][2]

Career finals[edit]

Doubles (8 titles, 12 runner-ups)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1969 Toronto, Canada Clay United States Butch Buchholz United States Ron Holmberg
Australia John Newcombe
3–6, 6–4
Loss 2. 1971 Auckland, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Brian Fairlie Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Ray Ruffels
3–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 3. 1973 London/Queen's Club, UK Grass Australia Ray Keldie Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
4–6, 5–7
Loss 4. 1973 Aptos, US Hard New Zealand Onny Parun United States Jeff Austin
United States Fred McNair
2–6, 1–6
Win 1. 1974 Tokyo WCT, Japan New Zealand Onny Parun Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Win 2. 1974 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Rhodesia Andrew Pattison South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Loss 5. 1975 Tucson, US Hard United States Dennis Ralston United States William Brown
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 6–7, 4–6
Win 3. 1975 Montreal, Canada Hard South Africa Cliff Drysdale Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Loss 6. 1976 Palm Springs, US Hard United States Erik van Dillen Australia Colin Dibley
United States Sandy Mayer
4–6, 7–6, 6–7
Loss 7. 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Australia Bob Carmichael Poland Wojtek Fibak
West Germany Karl Meiler
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 4. 1976 Maui, US Hard Australia Allan Stone United States Dick Stockton
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 8. 1977 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Peter Fleming United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 5–7, 7–6, 6–7
Win 5. 1978 Palm Springs, US Hard United States Roscoe Tanner South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–4
Win 6. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Peter Fleming South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–6
Loss 9. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Romania Ilie Năstase United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell
Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
3–6, 6–7
Win 7. 1979 Atlanta, US Hard Romania Ilie Năstase Australia Steve Docherty
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
Loss 10. 1980 New Orleans, US Carpet South Africa Robert Trogolo United States Terry Moor
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–7, 1–6
Loss 11. 1980 Paris Indoor, France Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
4–6, 4–6
Win 8. 1981 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Bernard Mitton South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–5, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 12. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay South Africa Andrew Pattison Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
0–6, 2–6


  1. ^ "Raymond Moore: Indian Wells CEO steps down amid outrage over sexist remarks". The Guardian. 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore resigns after remarks drew outrage". ESPN. 22 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore quits after 'sexist' comments". BBC Sport. 22 March 2016.
  4. ^ Kim McCauley (20 March 2016). "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore goes on sexist rant about 'lady players' in tennis". SBNation.

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