Raymond Moore (tennis)
Raymond More (1985)
|Country (sports)||South Africa|
|Residence||Palm Desert, California|
|Born||24 August 1946|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Turned pro||1968 (amateur tour from 1963)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||282–318 (Open era)|
|Highest ranking||No. 34 (24 August 1976)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1969, 1976)|
|French Open||4R (1972)|
|US Open||QF (1977)|
|Career record||260–298 (Open era)|
|Career titles||8 (Open era)|
|Davis Cup||W (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
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:
"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."
Doubles (8 titles, 12 runner-ups)
- "Raymond Moore: Indian Wells CEO steps down amid outrage over sexist remarks". The Guardian. 22 March 2016.
- "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore resigns after remarks drew outrage". ESPN. 22 March 2016.
- "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore quits after 'sexist' comments". BBC Sport. 22 March 2016.
- Kim McCauley (20 March 2016). "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore goes on sexist rant about 'lady players' in tennis". SBNation.