Steve Docherty

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Steve Docherty (born 6 May 1950 in Newcastle, Australia), is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Docherty enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he finished runner-up in 4 doubles events.

His most notable career achievement was when he surprised the world to defeat former world number one Arthur Ashe at Wimbledon in 1978.

After completing his tennis career, Docherty became a successful businessman, owning and operating three McDonald's franchises along the East coast of NSW before retiring to his home town of Newcastle.

Doubles runners-up (4)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1977 Taipei, Taiwan Hard United States Tom Gorman United States Chris Delaney
United States Pat Du Pré
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1979 Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Eliot Teltscher South Africa Raymond Moore
Romania Ilie Năstase
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 1979 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass United States Christopher Lewis Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1980 Palm Harbor, U.S. Hard Australia John James Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Paul McNamee
4–6, 5–7

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