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Tom Okker

Tom Okker

Dutch tennis player
Tom Okker
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Dutch tennis player
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Netherlands
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 22 February 1944, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Age 77 years
Star sign Pisces
Residence Hazerswoude-Dorp, Netherlands
Stats
Height: 177 cm
Sports Teams
Netherlands Davis Cup team
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Thomas Samuel Okker (nicknamed "the Flying Dutchman"; born 22 February 1944) is a Dutch former tennis player who was active from the mid-1960s until 1980. He was ranked among the world's top-ten singles players for seven consecutive years, 1968–74, reaching a career high of world No. 3 in 1974. He also was ranked world No. 1 in doubles in 1969.

Early life

Okker was born in Amsterdam, is Jewish on his father's side, and identifies as Jewish. Okker's father was Jewish, and was imprisoned by the Nazis during World War II, but managed to go into hiding by assuming the papers and identity of another man.

Tennis career

Tom Okker at the 1972 Rotterdam Indoors

He played his first tournament at Wolfsburg, West Germany, on clay in 1963. Okker was the Dutch champion from 1964 through 1968.

In 1968, his first year as a professional, he won in singles and in doubles (with Marty Riessen) at the Italian Open. At Wimbledon, Okker reached the quarterfinals in 1968 and the semifinals in 1978. He achieved his best result in a Grand Slam tournament at the 1968 US Open, where he competed as a registered player, an amateur allowed to compete for prize money but playing under the control of their national associations. Okker reached the final after defeating Pancho Gonzales in the quarterfinal and Ken Rosewall in the semifinal. He lost the final to Arthur Ashe in five sets. In February 1969, Okker signed a four-year contract with the Lamar Hunt's World Championship Tennis.

In his career, won 40 singles titles. He also was the runner-up in 37 singles tournaments.

Okker is also among the most successful men's doubles players of all time. He won two Grand Slam doubles titles, at the US Open in 1976 (with Riessen) and the French Open (with John Newcombe) in 1973. In total, Okker won 78 doubles events, a record that was finally broken by Todd Woodbridge in 2005. Okker's other doubles titles include the 1973 Italian Open, 1973 London Grass Courts (with Riessen), 1973 Spanish Open (with Ilie Năstase), 1975 Opel International (with Arthur Ashe), and 1978 WCT World Doubles (with Wojtek Fibak).

One of the first tennis professionals to win at least US $1 million in career prize money, Okker's WTC career earnings stood at $1,257,200 when he retired in 1980 ($3,901,077 today).

Davis Cup

Between 1964 and 1981, Okker represented the Netherlands in the Davis Cup, playing in 13 ties and accumulating a 15–20 win-loss record.

Maccabiah Games

In 1965, Okker won both the singles and the mixed doubles titles at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. This event is open to all Israelis and to non-Israeli Jews.

Style of play

He was among the first players of his era to hit the ball with heavy topspin.

Halls of Fame

Okker was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

He was nominated for consideration in, but will not be inducted in 2018 into, the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Personal life

Since the mid-1980s Okker has been involved in art and was a founding partner in the Jaski art gallery in Amsterdam, specializing in works of the CoBrA movement. In 2005, he founded art gallery Tom Okker Art bv in Hazerswoude-Dorp, Netherlands, where he now lives.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1968 US Open Grass Arthur Ashe 12–14, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1969 Wimbledon Grass Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Runner-up 1971 Australian Open Grass Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Winner 1973 French Open Clay John Newcombe Jimmy Connors
Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 1975 US Open Grass Marty Riessen Jimmy Connors
Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Winner 1976 US Open Grass Marty Riessen Paul Kronk
Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4

Career finals

Singles: 78 (40 titles, 38 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1965 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay John Newcombe 6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 1966 Bournemouth, England Clay Ken Fletcher 5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 1966 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Bob Hewitt 6–3, 6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 1967 Paris, France Wood (i) Jan Kodes 6–2, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1967 Brussels, Belgium Clay Roy Emerson 6–3, 3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 3. 1967 Bristol, England Grass Cliff Drysdale 6–2, 5–7, 8–6
Runner-up 4. 1967 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay Cliff Richey 4–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–8
Runner-up 5. 1967 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Thomaz Koch 4–6, 9–11, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 4. 1967 East London, South Africa Clay Mark Cox 9–7, 7–5
Runner-up 6. 1968 Bloemfontein, South Africa Hard Marty Riessen 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 1968 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Cliff Drysdale 3–6, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 5. 1968 Kingston, Jamaica Hard (i) Manuel Orantes 6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 1968 Barranquilla, Colombia Clay Marty Riessen 8–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1968 Willemstad, Curaçao Clay Marty Riessen 5–7, 6–3, 11–9, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 1968 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Marty Riessen 12–10, 6–1, 6–4
↓  Open era  ↓
Winner 8. 1968 Rome, Italy Clay Bob Hewitt 10–8, 6–8, 6–1, 1–6, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 1968 West Berlin, West Germany Clay Manuel Santana 8–6, 4–6, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 9. 1968 Saltsjöbaden, Sweden Clay Jan-Erik Lundqvist 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 10. 1968 Lugano, Switzerland Clay Ion Țiriac 8–6, 5–7, 0–6
Shared title 10. 1968 London, England Grass Clark Graebner final rained out
Winner 11. 1968 Dublin, Ireland Grass Lew Hoad 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 11. 1968 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Cliff Drysdale 3–6, 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 12. 1968 US Open, New York Grass Arthur Ashe 12–14, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner up 13. 1969 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Rod Laver 3–6, 8–10, 3–6
Winner 12. 1969 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay John Newcombe 8–10, 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 13. 1969 Tokyo, Japan Hard (i) Roy Emerson 5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 14. 1969 Brussels, Belgium Clay Zeljko Franulovic 6–4, 1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 15. 1969 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay Andres Gimeno Round Robin
Winner 16. 1969 Milwaukee, United States Clay Marty Riessen Round Robin
Runner-up 14. 1969 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Roy Emerson 1–6, 14–12, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 17. 1969 Hilversum, Netherlands Hard Tom Gorman 6–3, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 15. 1969 Hamburg, Germany Clay Tony Roche 1–6, 7–5, 5–7, 6–8
Winner 18. 1969 Newport, United States Grass Dennis Ralston 4–6, 6–5, 6–1
Runner-up 16. 1969 Tucson, United States Hard Tony Roche 6–9, 1–6
Runner-up 17. 1969 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Tony Roche Round Robin
Winner 19. 1969 Paris Masters, France Carpet (i) Earl Butch Buchholz 8–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 18. 1969 Auckland, New Zealand Grass Roger Taylor 4–6, 4–6, 1–6
Winner 20. 1970 Brussels, Belgium Clay Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4, 0–6, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 21. 1970 Atlanta WCT, United States Hard Dennis Ralston 6–4, 10–8, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 1970 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Tony Roche 5–7, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 22. 1970 Leicester, England Grass Roger Taylor 6–1, 10–8
Winner 23. 1970 Hilversum, Netherlands Hard Roger Taylor 4–6, 6–0, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 24. 1970 Hamburg, Germany Clay Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1970 West Berlin, West Germany Clay Rod Laver Round Robin
Runner-up 21. 1971 New York, United States Hard (i) Rod Laver 5–7, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 22. 1971 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–8, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 23. 1971 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay John Newcombe 2–6, 7–5, 6–1, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 25. 1971 Louisville WCT, United States Clay Cliff Drysdale 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 26. 1971 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor Rod Laver 6–3, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 24. 1971 Montreal, Canada Clay John Newcombe 6–7, 6–3, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 25. 1971 Vancouver WCT, Canada Hard (i) Ken Rosewall 2–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 27. 1972 Chicago WCT, United States Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 26. 1972 Boston WCT, United States Hard Bob Lutz 4–6, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 27. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Stan Smith 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 28. 1972 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 28. 1973 Washington WCT, United States Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 29. 1973 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Andrés Gimeno 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 29. 1973 Washington, D.C., United States Clay Arthur Ashe 4–6, 2–6
Winner 30. 1973 Toronto, Canada Clay Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 31. 1973 Seattle, United States Hard (i) John Alexander 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 30. 1973 Los Angeles, United States Hard Jimmy Connors 5–7, 6–7
Winner 32. 1973 Chicago, United States Carpet (i) John Newcombe 3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 33. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay Jaime Fillol 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 34. 1973 London, England Carpet (i) Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 31. 1973 Masters, Boston Carpet (i) Ilie Năstase 3–6, 5–7, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 35. 1974 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet (i) Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 32. 1974 Washington WCT, United States Carpet (i) Ilie Năstase 3–6, 3–6
Winner 36. 1974 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Tom Gorman 4–6, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 33. 1974 Boston WCT, United States Clay Björn Borg 6–7, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 34. 1974 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Arthur Ashe 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 35. 1975 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe 6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 36. 1975 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Buster Mottram 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 37. 1975 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe 4–6, 2–6
Winner 37. 1975 Nottingham, England Grass Tony Roche 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 38. 1975 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) Arthur Ashe 6–3, 2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 39. 1977 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet (i) Vitas Gerulaitis 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 38. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Balázs Taróczy 6–2, 1–6, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 40. 1979 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Per Hjertquist 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 104 (68 titles, 36 runner-ups)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1968 Rome, Italy Clay Marty Riessen Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Allan Stone
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1968 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Mal Anderson John Newcombe
Dennis Ralston
10–8, 10–12, 14–12, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 1968 Hamburg, Germany Clay Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 3. 1969 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i) Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
8–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1969 Wimbledon, London Grass Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Winner 4. 1969 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Marty Riessen Mal Anderson
Roy Emerson
6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 1969 Hamburg, Germany Clay Marty Riessen Jean-Claude Barclay
Jürgen Fassbender
6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 1970 London Queen's Club, England Grass Marty Riessen Arthur Ashe
Charlie Pasarell
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1970 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Marty Riessen Cliff Drysdale
Roger Taylor
2–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 1970 Hamburg, Germany Clay Nikola Pilić Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
3–6, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 7. 1970 Los Angeles, United States Hard Marty Riessen Bob Lutz
Stan Smith
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 1971 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1971 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Roger Taylor Ilie Năstase
Ion Ţiriac
6–1, 3–6, 3–6, 6–8
Winner 8. 1971 Chicago WCT, United States Carpet (i) Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 9. 1971 Dallas WCT, United States Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Bob Lutz
Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 1971 London Queen's Club, England Grass Marty Riessen Erik van Dillen
Stan Smith
8–6, 4–6, 10–8
Runner-up 7. 1971 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay John Newcombe John Alexander
Phil Dent
7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1971 Washington, D.C., United States Clay Marty Riessen Bob Carmichael
Ray Ruffels
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1971 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor Marty Riessen Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 1971 Boston WCT, United States Clay Marty Riessen Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
4–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 1971 Montreal, Canada Clay Marty Riessen Arthur Ashe
Dennis Ralston
6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 13. 1971 Cologne, Germany Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 14. 1972 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet (i) Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
7–6, 7–6
Winner 15. 1972 Miami WCT, United States Hard Marty Riessen Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
7–5, 6–4
Winner 16. 1972 Chicago WCT, United States Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
6–2, 6–3
Winner 17. 1972 Charlotte WCT, United States Clay Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 18. 1972 Washington DC., United States Clay Marty Riessen John Newcombe
Tony Roche
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 19. 1972 Fort Worth WCT, United States Hard Marty Riessen Ken Rosewall
Fred Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Winner 20. 1972 Montreal WCT, Canada Hard Marty Riessen Robert Maud
Ken Rosewall
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 21. 1972 Alamo WCT, United States Outdoor Marty Riessen Brian Fairlie
Ismail El Shafei
7–6, 6–4
Winner 22. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Marty Riessen Colin Dibley
Roy Emerson
7–5, 7–6
Winner 23. 1972 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Brian Fairlie
Ismail El Shafei
6–2, 7–6
Winner 24. 1973 London WCT, England Hard (i) Marty Riessen Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–3
Winner 25. 1973 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Ken Rosewall
Fred Stolle
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1973 Cologne WCT, Germany Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Mark Cox
Graham Stilwell
6–7, 3–6
Winner 26. 1973 Washington WCT, United States Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 27. 1973 Houston, United States Clay Marty Riessen Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 7–5
Winner 28. 1973 Charlotte WCT, United States Clay Marty Riessen Erik van Dillen
Tom Gorman
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1973 Denver WCT, United States Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 12. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Bob
Stan Smith
2–6, 6–7, 0–6
Winner 29. 1973 French Open, Paris Clay John Newcombe Jimmy Connors
Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 30. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay John Newcombe Ross Case
Geoff Masters
6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 31. 1973 London Queen's Club, England Grass Marty Riessen Ray Keldie
Raymond Moore
6–4, 7–5
Winner 32. 1973 Seattle, United States Hard Tom Gorman Bob Carmichael
Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 33. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay Ilie Năstase Antonio Muñoz
Manuel Orantes
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 34. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay Ilie Năstase Bob Carmichael
Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–0
Winner 35. 1973 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Arthur Ashe Lew Hoad
Robert Maud
6–2, 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 1974 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Raúl Ramírez
Tony Roche
3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1974 Miami WCT, United States Hard Marty Riessen John Alexander
Phil Dent
6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 15. 1974 Washington WCT, United States Carpet (i) Marty Riessen Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–7, 3–6
Winner 36. 1974 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Marty Riessen Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1974 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Marty Riessen Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–7, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. 1975 Bologna WCT, Italy Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe Paolo Bertolucci
Adriano Panatta
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 37. 1975 Barcelona WCT, Spain Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe Paolo Bertolucci
Adriano Panatta
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 18. 1975 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Arthur Ashe Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
3–6, 2–6
Winner 38. 1975 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Arthur Ashe Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–2
Winner 39. 1975 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe Patrice Dominguez
Kim Warwick
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 19. 1975 Nottingham, England Grass Marty Riessen Charlie Pasarell
Roscoe Tanner
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 20. 1975 US Open, New York Clay Marty Riessen Jimmy Connors
Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 21. 1975 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) Ilie Năstase Wojtek Fibak
Karl Meiler
4–6, 6–7
Winner 40. 1975 Hong Kong Hard Ken Rosewall Bob Carmichael
Sandy Mayer
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 22. 1976 Columbus WCT, United States Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 1976 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 24. 1976 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i) Arthur Ashe Rod Laver
Frew McMillan
1–6, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 41. 1976 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Frew McMillan Jiří Hřebec
Jan Kodeš
6–4, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Frew McMillan Marty Riessen
Roscoe Tanner
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 26. 1976 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet (i) Adriano Panatta Alex Metreveli
Ilie Năstase
4–6, 5–7
Winner 42. 1976 US Open, New York Clay Marty Riessen Paul Kronk
Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Winner 43. 1976 Paris Masters, France Hard (i) Marty Riessen Fred McNair
Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 27. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Marty Riessen Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 44. 1977 Birmingham WCT, United States Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Billy Martin
Bill Scanlon
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 28. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, United States Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
1–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 45. 1977 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Ross Case
Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
Winner 46. 1977 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Hard Wojtek Fibak Ilie Năstase
Adriano Panatta
6–2, 6–3
Winner 47. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Ross Case
Tony Roche
6–4, 6–1
Winner 48. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Vijay Amritraj
Dick Stockton
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 29. 1977 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Wojtek Fibak François Jauffret
Jan Kodeš
6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 49. 1977 Charlotte WCT, Netherlands Carpet (i) Ken Rosewall Corrado Barazzutti
Adriano Panatta
6–1, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 50. 1977 Woodlands Doubles, United States Hard Marty Riessen Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 51. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Wojtek Fibak Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 30. 1978 St. Louis WCT, United States Carpet Wojtek Fibak Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
3–6, 2–6
Winner 52. 1978 Houston WCT, United States Clay Wojtek Fibak Tom Leonard
Mike Machette
7–5, 7–5
Winner 53. 1978 World Doubles WCT, United States Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Bob
Stan Smith
6–7, 6–4, 6–0, 6–3
Winner 54. 1978 Hamburg, Germany Clay Wojtek Fibak Antonio Muñoz
Victor Pecci
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 31. 1978 Munich, Germany Clay Jürgen Fassbender Ion Ţiriac
Guillermo Vilas
6–3, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 55. 1978 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Mark Edmondson Bob Hewitt
Kim Warwick
6–4, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 56. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Balázs Taróczy Bob Carmichael
Mark Edmondson
7–6, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 57. 1978 Toronto, Canada Clay Wojtek Fibak Colin Dowdeswell
Heinz Günthardt
6–3, 7–6
Winner 58. 1978 Woodlands Doubles, United States Hard Wojtek Fibak Marty Riessen
Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 3–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 59. 1978 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Wojtek Fibak Bob
Stan Smith
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 32. 1979 Birmingham, United States Carpet (i) Ilie Năstase Stan Smith
Dick Stockton
2–6, 3–6
Winner 60. 1979 Philadelphia, United States Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
5–7, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 33. 1979 Denver, United States Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Bob
Stan Smith
6–7, 3–6
Winner 61. 1979 Memphis, United States Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Frew McMillan
Dick Stockton
6–4, 6–4
Winner 62. 1979 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) Wojtek Fibak Bob Carmichael
Brian Teacher
6–3, 5–7, 7–6
Winner 63. 1979 Munich, Germany Clay Wojtek Fibak Jürgen Fassbender
Jean-Louis Haillet
7–6, 7–5
Winner 64. 1979 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Balázs Taróczy Jan Kodeš
Tomáš Šmíd
6–1, 6–3
Winner 65. 1979 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Ilie Năstase Mike Cahill
Colin Dibley
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 34. 1979 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Wojtek Fibak Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 35. 1980 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 66. 1980 Birmingham, United States Carpet (i) Wojtek Fibak José Luis Clerc
Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–3
Winner 67. 1980 Cairo, Egypt Clay Ismail El Shafei Christophe Freyss
Bernard Fritz
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 68. 1980 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Balázs Taróczy Tony Giammalva
Buster Mottram
7–5, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 36. 1980 Bangkok, Thailand Carpet (i) Dick Stockton Ferdi Taygan
Brian Teacher
6–7, 6–7

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 SR
Australian Open A 2R 3R A A 1R QF SF A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 5
French Open A 2R 4R QF A SF A A A QF A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 6
Wimbledon 2R 1R 4R 2R QF QF 2R 4R A A 4R QF 3R 4R SF QF 3R 1R 0 / 16
US Open 1R A A A F 1R 4R SF 3R 4R 4R 2R 3R A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 40
Year-end ranking N/A 4 6 11 23 31 50 56 107 N/A
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