Ove Bengtson

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Ove Bengtson
Full nameOve Nils Bengtson
Country (sports) Sweden
Born (1945-04-05) 5 April 1945 (age 74)
Danderyd, Sweden
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record115–167
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 43 (22 November 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1975)
Wimbledon3R (1966, 1968, 1979)
US Open3R (1969)
Doubles
Career record111–130
Career titles5
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1978)
US Open3R (1971)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (1969)
US Open2R (1970)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1975)

Ove Nils Bengtson (born 5 April 1945), is a former professional tennis player from Sweden. He enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 5 doubles titles. Bengtson was a member of the Swedish Davis Cup team from 1967–1979, posting a 7–14 record in singles and a 15–14 record in doubles. He was part of the Swedish team winning the 1975 Davis Cup, defeating Czechoslovakia in the final in Stockholm.[1]

Career finals[edit]

Doubles (5 titles, 4 runner-ups)[edit]

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1969 London/Queen's, England Grass Brazil Thomaz Koch Australia Owen Davidson
United States Dennis Ralston
6–8, 3–6
Loss 2. 1972 Albany, U.S. Carpet Sweden Björn Borg South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–2, 2–6
Win 1. 1973 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Jim McManus Australia Terry Addison
Australia Colin Dibley
6–2, 7–5
Win 2. 1973 Eastbourne, England Grass United States Jim McManus Spain Manuel Orantes
Romania Ion Ţiriac
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Loss 3. 1973 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Jim McManus Australia Roy Emerson
United States Stan Smith
2–6, 1–6
Win 3. 1974 Bologna WCT, Italy Carpet Sweden Björn Borg United States Arthur Ashe
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 5–7, 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Win 4. 1974 London WCT, England Hard (i) Sweden Björn Borg United Kingdom Mark Farrell
United Kingdom John Lloyd
7–6, 6–3
Loss 4. 1974 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Björn Borg Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Win 5. 1975 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Björn Borg Spain Juan Gisbert Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–6, 7–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christian Dahlgren (15 January 2009). "Björn Borg på nervigt uppdrag" (in Swedish). Östgöta Correspondenten. Retrieved 30 November 2015.

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