Sandy Mayer

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Sandy Mayer
Full nameAlexander "Sandy" Mayer
Country (sports) United States
ResidencePortola Valley, California, USA
Born (1952-04-05) April 5, 1952 (age 66)
Flushing, Queens, USA
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1972
Retired1986
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,057,783
Singles
Career record359–194 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles11
Highest rankingNo. 7 (April 26, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1980)
French Open3R (1979, 1981)
WimbledonSF (1973)
US Open4R (1972)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsQF (1981)
Doubles
Career record292–136 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles24
Highest rankingNo. 3 (January 28, 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1980)
French OpenW (1979)
WimbledonW (1975)
US Open3R (1983, 1984)
Last updated on: June 5, 2012.

Alexander "Sandy" Mayer (born April 5, 1952) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won ten titles in singles and twenty-four titles in doubles during his professional career. He was part of the winning tennis squad at Stanford University in 1973.

Career[edit]

Mayer was born in Flushing, New York. He entered Stanford University in 1970. In 1972, Mayer and Roscoe Tanner won the NCAA doubles championship, and the Stanford team finished second in the NCAA tournament, behind Trinity (TX). In 1973, Mayer and Stanford won everything in the NCAA tournament: Mayer won singles, Mayer and Jim Delaney won doubles, and the team won the national championship ahead of USC.

The right-hander Mayer reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on April 26, 1982, when he became World No. 7.

His younger brother Gene was also a world tour tennis player and reached a career high of World No. 4 in 1980.

Mayer has four sons and a daughter. All children had been previously ranked in the United States Tennis Association Junior Tennis League (Northern California Section). His wife Libby works as a teacher at a private school.

Mayer as of a few years ago resided in Portola Valley, California.

Singles finals (21)[edit]

11 titles - 10 runners-up

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1973 Baltimore, U.S. Hard (i) United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 1973 Birmingham, U.S. Hard United States Charles Owens 6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. 1974 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet United States Clark Graebner 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 1974 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 5–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 1974 Paramus, U.S. Indoor West Germany Jürgen Fassbender 6–1, 6–3
Winner 4. 1974 Jackson, U.S. Carpet West Germany Karl Meiler 7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1975 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Jimmy Connors 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 1975 Hong Kong Hard United States Tom Gorman 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 5. 1977 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet Pakistan Haroon Rahim 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1977 San Jose, U.S. Hard Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec 6–3, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet United States Stan Smith 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) South Africa Raymond Moore 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 1978 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass United States Brian Gottfried 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 1981 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States John McEnroe 7–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1981 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1981 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Gene Mayer 4–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 1981 Bologna, Italy Carpet Romania Ilie Năstase 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1982 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay India Ramesh Krishnan 7–5, 3–6, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 10. 1982 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Robert Van't Hof 7–5, 6–3
Winner 11. 1983 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–0, 6–3, 6–2

Doubles finals[edit]

24 titles – 16 runners-up

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Roscoe Tanner United States Stan Smith
United States Erik Van Dillen
1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 2. 1973 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Hard (i) United States Paul Gerken United States Jimmy Connors
United States Clark Graebner
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Win 1. 1974 Roanoke, U.S. Indoors United States Vitas Gerulaitis New Zealand Ian Crookenden
New Zealand Jeff Simpson
7–6, 6–1
Win 2. 1974 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet Australia Ian Fletcher Greece Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Colombia Iván Molina
4–6, 7–6, 6–1
Win 3. 1975 Roanoke, U.S. Indoors United States Vitas Gerulaitis Spain Juan Gisbert
Romania Ion Ţiriac
7–6, 1–6, 6–3
Win 4. 1975 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Vitas Gerulaitis Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
Australia Allan Stone
7–5, 8–6, 6–4
Loss 3. 1975 Hong Kong Hard Australia Bob Carmichael Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Ken Rosewall
3–6, 4–6
Win 5. 1976 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard United States Vitas Gerulaitis United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Harold Solomon
6–4, 7–5
Win 6. 1976 Palm Springs, U.S. Hard Australia Colin Dibley South Africa Raymond Moore
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Win 7. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet United States Stan Smith Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–3
Win 8. 1977 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Tom Leonard
United States Mike Machette
6–2, 6–3
Win 9. 1977 Wembley, England Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raul Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Win 10. 1978 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Loss 4. 1978 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 4–6
Loss 5. 1978 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Vitas Gerulaitis South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 5–7
Win 11. 1978 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Gene Mayer
India Sashi Menon
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 12. 1978 San Jose, U.S. Carpet United States Gene Mayer United States Hank Pfister
United States Brad Rowe
6–3, 6–4
Win 13. 1979 Rancho Mirage, U.S. Hard United States Gene Mayer South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United States Bruce Manson
6–4, 7–6
Win 14. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay United States Gene Mayer Australia Ross Case
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6. 1979 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay United States Gene Mayer United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Win 15. 1980 Boston, U.S. Clay United States Gene Mayer Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 7. 1980 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay United States Gene Mayer Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
4–6, 5–7
Win 16. 1980 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried United States Peter Fleming
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
Loss 8. 1980 Toronto, Canada Hard Switzerland Heinz Günthardt United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 9. 1980 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Gene Mayer United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1–6, 4–6
Win 17. 1981 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States Gene Mayer United States Mike Cahill
United States Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Win 18. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 10. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) United States Gene Mayer United States Fritz Buehning
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 6–1, 4–6
Loss 11. 1982 Strasbourg WCT, France Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Poland Wojtek Fibak
Australia John Fitzgerald
4–6, 3–6
Win 19. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay United States Ferdi Taygan Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
6–2, 6–3
Loss 12. 1983 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Ferdi Taygan United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1–6, 2–6
Win 20. 1983 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Ferdi Taygan United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–4
Win 21. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay West Germany Andreas Maurer United States Fritz Buehning
United States Ferdi Taygan
7–6, 6–4
Win 22. 1984 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Stan Smith United States Charles Bud Cox
United States Terry Moor
6–4, 6–7, 7–5
Loss 13. 1984 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Hungary Balázs Taróczy Paraguay Francisco González
United States Matt Mitchell
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Loss 14. 1984 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Win 23. 1984 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Joakim Nyström
6–1, 6–3
Win 24. 1984 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–4
Loss 15. 1985 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 16. 1985 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Brad Gilbert United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 3–6, 4–6

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