Stan Smith

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Stan Smith
Stan Smith 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Full nameStanley Roger Smith
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceHilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
Born (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 72)
Pasadena, California, USA
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro1969 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,774,811
Int. Tennis HoF1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record865–352 (71.1%) [1]
Career titles60 [2]
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1972, Lance Tingay)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1970, 1975, 1977Dec)
French OpenQF (1971, 1972)
WimbledonW (1972)
US OpenW (1971)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1970)
WCT FinalsW (1973)
Doubles
Career record558–201
Career titles54
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1970)
French OpenF (1971, 1974)
WimbledonF (1972, 1974, 1980, 1981)
US OpenW (1968, 1974, 1978, 1980)

Stanley Roger Smith (born December 14, 1946) is a former world No. 1 American tennis player and two-time Grand Slam singles champion who also, with his partner Bob Lutz, formed one of the most successful doubles teams of all time. Together, they won many major titles all over the world. In 1970, Smith won the first year end championship Masters Grand Prix title. Smith's two major singles titles were the 1971 US Open (over Jan Kodeš in the final), and 1972 Wimbledon (over Ilie Năstase in the final). In 1972, he was the year-ending world No. 1 singles player.[3] In 1973, he won his second and last year end championship title at the Dallas WCT Finals. In addition, he won four Grand Prix Championship Series titles. His name is also used in a popular brand of tennis shoes. In his early years he improved his tennis game through lessons from Pancho Segura, the Pasadena Tennis Patrons,[4] and the sponsorship of the Southern California Tennis Association headed by Perry T. Jones.

Career[edit]

Smith grew up in Pasadena, California and was coached mainly by Pancho Segura. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Southern California, under Coach George Toley, where he was a three-time All-American and won the 1968 NCAA Singles Championship as well as the 1967 and 1968 Doubles Titles. At USC, Smith was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity's Gamma Tau chapter.

As a kid, he went to get a job as a ball boy for the Davis Cup, but was turned down because the organizers thought he was too clumsy.[5]

In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, ranked Smith as one of the 21 best players of all time.[6]

In 2005, TENNIS magazine ranked Smith as 35th in its "40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era".

Smith was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.[7][8]

Following his playing career, Smith became active as a Coach for the United States Tennis Association. He now has his own Tennis Academy with Billy Stearns called Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, which is on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

In 1974 Smith married Princeton University tennis player Marjory Gengler.[9][10] They later mentored South African tennis player Mark Mathabane, helping increase pressure on the South African government to end Apartheid. Today, Smith lives in Hilton Head with his wife and four children, all of whom competed in collegiate tennis. In Hilton Head he also is a co-owner of the tennis academy Smith Stearns. He is currently the President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Tennis shoes[edit]

To non-tennis players, Stan Smith is probably best known for his line of Adidas tennis shoes. Although the Adidas Stan Smith shoe is not recommended for modern tennis playing, it continues to be a widely available iconic fashion brand.[11]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2 titles – 1 runner-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Opponent Score
Loss 1971 Wimbledon Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1971 US Open Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3)
Win 1972 Wimbledon Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (5 titles – 8 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Win 1968 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
Spain Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Win 1970 Australian Open United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 8–6, 6–3
Loss 1971 French Open United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
Loss 1971 US Open United States Erik van Dillen Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Loss 1972 Wimbledon United States Erik van Dillen South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6, 7–9
Loss 1974 French Open United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Loss 1974 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1974 US Open United States Robert Lutz Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Win 1978 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Loss 1979 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Loss 1980 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win 1980 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 1981 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6

Career finals[edit]

Note: Smith won 13 titles from 1966–68 and an additional 8 titles in 1969 [12]

Singles (39 titles, 20 runner-ups)[edit]

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1969 Melbourne, Australia Grass United States Arthur Ashe 14–12, 6–8, 6–3, 8–6
Win 2. 1969 Boston, U.S. Grass United States Bob Lutz 9–7, 6–3, 6–1
Loss 1. 1970 Richmond, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Arthur Ashe 2–6, 11–13
Win 3. 1970 Hampton, U.S. Carpet (i) Brazil Thomaz Koch 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
Win 4. 1970 Nottingham, U.K. Grass United States Chauncey Steele III 6–3, 6–4
Loss 2. 1970 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Cliff Richey 2–6, 8–10, 6–3, 1–6
Win 5. 1970 Phoenix, U.S. Hard United States Jim Osborne 6–3, 6–7, 6–1
Win 6. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Arthur Ashe 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Win 7. 1970 Masters, Tokyo Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 3. 1971 Charlotte, U.S. Hard United States Arthur Ashe 3–6, 3–6
Win 8. 1971 Paris, France Clay France François Jauffret 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Win 9. 1971 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass Australia John Newcombe 8–6, 6–3
Loss 4. 1971 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Win 10. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 7–6, 6–3
Win 11. 1971 US Open, New York City Grass Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6
Loss 5. 1971 Masters, Paris Carpet (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 7–5, 6–7, 3–6
Win 12. 1972 Salisbury, U.S. Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Win 13. 1972 New York City, U.S. Carpet (i) Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–1
Win 14. 1972 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Win 15. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet (i) United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Win 16. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Win 17. 1972 Sacramento, U.S. Hard Australia Colin Dibley 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Win 18. 1972 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4
Win 19. 1972 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Spain Andrés Gimeno 6–2, 6–2, 7–5
Win 20. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker 6–4, 6–3
Loss 6. 1972 Masters, Barcelona Carpet (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 7. 1973 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Australia Colin Dibley 3–6, 6–7
Win 21. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 8. 1973 Hilton Head WCT, U.S. Hard Australia Rod Laver 2–6, 4–6
Win 22. 1973 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay Australia Rod Laver 6–3, 6–4
Win 23. 1973 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 24. 1973 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet (i) United States Cliff Richey 6–1, 7–5
Win 25. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
Win 26. 1973 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet (i) Australia John Alexander 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Win 27. 1973 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Win 28. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–2, 7–6
Loss 9. 1973 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Win 29. 1974 Hempstead WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Newcombe 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 10. 1974 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Newcombe 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 30. 1974 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Win 31. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Win 32. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Marty Riessen 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 11. 1975 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet (i) United States Harold Solomon 4–6, 1–6
Loss 12. 1975 San Antonio WCT, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton 5–7, 6–2, 6–7
Loss 13. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) United States Robert Lutz 4–6, 4–6
Win 33. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 6–2
Loss 14. 1976 Memphis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj 2–6, 6–0, 0–6
Loss 15. 1976 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 6–7
Loss 16. 1977 Springfield, U.S. Carpet (i) Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 0–6, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 17. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Sandy Mayer 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–1, 3–6
Win 34. 1977 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Brian Gottfried 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 18. 1978 Denver, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–7
Win 35. 1978 Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Eliot Teltscher 4–6, 6–1, 2–1, ret.
Win 36. 1978 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Hungary Balázs Taróczy 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–3
Loss 19. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Brian Teacher 6–1, 3–6, 4–6
Win 37. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard Romania Ilie Năstase 7–6, 7–5
Win 38. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak 6–4, 6–0, 6–2
Win 39. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) South Africa Johan Kriek 2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Loss 20. 1980 Palm Harbor, U.S. Hard Australia Paul McNamee 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (54 titles, 27 runner-ups)[edit]

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1968 US Open, New York City Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
Spain Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Win 2. 1969 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Win 3. 1970 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 8–6, 6–3
Loss 1. 1970 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–7, 2–6
Win 4. 1970 Berkeley, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Roy Barth
United States Tom Gorman
6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Win 5. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Arthur Ashe Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Owen Davidson
6–0, 5–7, 7–5
Win 6. 1971 Paris, France Clay United States Tom Gorman France Pierre Barthès
France François Jauffret
3–6, 7–5, 6–2
Loss 2. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
Loss 3. 1971 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass United States Erik van Dillen Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–8, 6–4, 8–10
Win 7. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Erik van Dillen United States Sandy Mayer
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 4. 1971 US Open, New York City Grass United States Erik van Dillen Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Win 8. 1971 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Robert Lutz
6–3, 6–4
Win 9. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay Romania Ilie Năstase Spain Andrés Gimeno
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–2
Win 10. 1972 Nice, France Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš South Africa Frew McMillan
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 5. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Erik van Dillen South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6, 7–9
Win 11. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 7–6
Win 12. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz South Africa Frew McMillan
Australia Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Win 13. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet United States Robert Lutz Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6, 6–0
Win 14. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 15. 1973 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Australia Roy Emerson Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson
United States Jim McManus
6–2, 6–1
Win 16. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
United States Dick Stockton
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Win 17. 1974 New Orleans WCT, U.S. Other United States Robert Lutz Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 6. 1974 French Open, Paris Clay United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Loss 7. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik van Dillen
4–6, 7–9
Loss 8. 1974 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Win 18. 1974 Boston, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
United States Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 19. 1974 US Open, New York City Grass United States Robert Lutz Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Win 20. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Syd Ball
6–4, 7–6
Win 21. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Win 22. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Win 23. 1975 Houston, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Mike Estep
New Zealand Russell Simpson
7–5, 7–6
Win 24. 1975 Washington, D.C. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
Win 25. 1975 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Win 26. 1976 Indianapolis WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Tom Gorman
6–2, 6–4
Win 27. 1976 Rome WCT, Italy Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 9. 1976 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
4–6, 2–6
Win 28. 1976 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Erik van Dillen United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Harold Solomon
6–1, 6–1
Loss 10. 1976 Louisville, U.S. Clay United States Erik van Dillen South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Pat Cramer
3–6, 4–6
Win 29. 1976 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Win 30. 1976 Wembley, U.K. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Brian Gottfried
7–6, 6–3
Loss 11. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. United States Brian Gottfried
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–1, 1–6, 2–6, 6–7
Loss 12. 1977 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Win 31. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet United States Sandy Mayer Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–3
Win 32. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5
Loss 13. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Win 33. 1977 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Win 34. 1977 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States Gene Mayer
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Win 35. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–4
Win 36. 1977 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
Win 37. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
United States Marty Riessen
6–3, 6–3
Win 38. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 7–5, 6–1
Loss 14. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 3–6
Loss 15. 1978 World Doubles WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7–6, 4–6, 0–6, 3–6
Win 39. 1978 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Loss 16. 1978 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 17. 1978 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 2–6
Win 40. 1979 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet United States Dick Stockton Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–2, 6–3
Win 41. 1979 Denver, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7–6, 6–3
Win 42. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Brian Teacher
6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
Loss 18. 1979 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1–6, 3–6
Win 43. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John James
Australia Chris Kachel
6–4, 7–6
Win 44. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Paraguay Francisco González
United States Fred McNair
6–3, 6–4
Loss 19. 1979 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–7
Loss 20. 1979 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Win 45. 1979 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) United States Gene Mayer Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
6–3, 6–4
Loss 21. 1979 Wembley, U.K. Carpet Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 3–6
Win 46. 1980 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet India Vijay Amritraj United States Bill Scanlon
United States Brian Teacher
6–4, 6–3
Win 47. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet India Vijay Amritraj Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
6–7, 6–2, 6–2
Win 48. 1980 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
Loss 22. 1980 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win 49. 1980 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 23. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–7
Win 50. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
6–1, 6–2
Loss 24. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Win 51. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 25. 1981 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 26. 1981 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 3–6
Loss 27. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
6–7, 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Win 52. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Chile Jaime Fillol Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 53. 1983 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Mel Purcell Brazil Marcos Hocevar
Brazil Cássio Motta
6–3, 6–4
Win 54. 1984 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Charles Bud Cox
United States Terry Moor
6–4, 6–7, 7–5

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 Career SR
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R A A A A A 3R A 3R A A A A A A A A 0 / 3
French Open A A A A A 4R 1R QF QF 4R 1R 4R A 4R 3R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 10
Wimbledon A 2R 4R 3R 2R 4R 4R F W A SF 1R 4R 4R 1R 3R 3R 4R 2R 1R A A 1 / 18
US Open 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R QF W QF SF QF 1R 4R 2R 3R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 1 / 20
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 51
Year End Ranking N/A 5 8 21 16 24 25 22 28 N/A 745 794 N/A

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