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Balázs Taróczy

Balázs Taróczy
Country  Hungary
Residence Budapest, Hungary
Born (1954-05-09) 9 May 1954
Budapest, Hungary
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1972
Retired 1990
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,437,443
Singles
Career record 385–226
Career titles 13
Highest ranking No. 12 (5 April 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1973, 1979)
French Open QF (1976, 1981)
Wimbledon 4R (1980)
US Open 3R (1974, 1975)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals 1R (1983)
Doubles
Career record 390–236
Career titles 25
Highest ranking No. 3 (15 July 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1973, 1979, 1990)
French Open W (1981)
Wimbledon W (1985)
US Open SF (1984)
Last updated on: 15 February 2013.
Balázs Taróczy
Medal record
Tennis
Competitor for  Hungary
Summer Universiade
Silver 1973 Moscow Singles
Bronze 1973 Moscow Doubles
Silver 1977 Sofia Singles

Balázs Taróczy (Taróczy Balázs; born 9 May 1954 in Budapest) is a former tennis player from Hungary, who won thirteen singles titles in his career. The right-hander achieved his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 12 in April 1982.

Contents

  • Tennis career 1
  • Career singles finals 20 (13-7) 2
  • Career doubles finals 59 (26-33) 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Tennis career

Taróczy was six times a Hungarian national champion.

One of the game's premier doubles artists, Balazs and partner Heinz Günthardt surged from the pack to win the 1985 Wimbledon doubles title. Though never especially proficient on the grass prior to their magic fortnight, the duo played beautifully on the historic centre court at the All-England Club to defeat Pat Cash-John Fitzgerald in four sets.

He became the Hungarian No. 1 player in 1973 and was a member of the Hungarian Davis Cup team from 1973 to 1985.

Despite playing part-time, still managed to finish top 50 in the doubles world rankings at No. 45 in 1989[1]

From September 1989 to the end of 1990 he was the coach of Goran Ivanišević.

Career singles finals 20 (13-7)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series (13)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0)
Clay (13)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1974 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Onny Parun 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 1976 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Ricardo Cano 6–4, 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 1977 Båstad, Sweden Clay Corrado Barazzutti 6–7, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Tom Okker 2–6, 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. 1978 Barcelona, Spain Clay Ilie Năstase 1–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1978 Vienna, Austria Hard Stan Smith 6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 5. 1979 Brussels, Belgium Clay Ivan Lendl 6–1, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay Björn Borg 1–6, 5–7
Winner 6. 1979 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Tomáš Šmíd 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 1980 Brussels, Belgium Clay Peter McNamara 6–7, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 7. 1980 Båstad, Sweden Clay Tony Giammalva 6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1980 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Haroon Ismail 6–3, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 9. 1980 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Adriano Panatta 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 1981 Bournemouth, UK Clay Víctor Pecci 3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Heinz Günthardt 6–3, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 11. 1981 Tokyo, Japan Clay Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 1–6, 7–6(3)
Winner 12. 1982 Nice, France Clay Yannick Noah 6–2, 3–6, 13–11
Winner 13. 1982 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Buster Mottram 7–6, 6–7, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1983 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Tomáš Šmíd 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1984 Indianapolis, US Clay Andrés Gómez 0–6, 6–7

Career doubles finals 59 (26-33)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1973 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay Róbert Machán Jan Kodeš
Vladimir Zednik
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1974 Florence, Italy Clay Róbert Machán Paolo Bertolucci
Adriano Panatta
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1974 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay František Pala Iván Molina
Jairo Velasco
6–2, 6–7, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1975 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet José Higueras Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 1976 Florence, Italy Clay Péter Szőke Colin Dibley
Carlos Kirmayr
7–5, 5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 6. 1976 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Wojtek Fibak Ricardo Cano
Belus Prajoux
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 1977 Munich, Germany Clay František Pala Nikola Špear
John Whitlinger
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1978 Båstad, Sweden Clay Péter Szőke Bob Carmichael
Mark Edmondson
5–7, 4–6
Winner 2. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Tom Okker Bob Carmichael
Mark Edmondson
7–6, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 1978 Boston, U.S. Clay Víctor Pecci Heinz Günthardt
Van Winitsky
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 4. 1978 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Víctor Pecci Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1979 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Víctor Pecci Ilie Năstase
Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1979 Brussels, Belgium Clay Carlos Kirmayr Billy Martin
Peter McNamara
7–5, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 5. 1979 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Tom Okker Jan Kodeš
Tomáš Šmíd
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1980 Rome, Italy Clay Eliot Teltscher Mark Edmondson
Kim Warwick
6–7, 6–7
Winner 6. 1980 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Tom Okker Tony Giammalva
Buster Mottram
7–5, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 1980 Palermo, Italy Clay Víctor Pecci Gianni Ocleppo
Ricardo Ycaza
2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 1980 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Željko Franulović Heinz Günthardt
Markus Günthardt
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 1980 Madrid, Spain Clay Jan Kodeš Hans Gildemeister
Andrés Gómez
6–3, 3–6, 8–10
Runner-up 13. 1980 Barcelona, Spain Clay Pavel Složil Steve Denton
Ivan Lendl
2–6, 7–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 1980 Bologna, Italy Carpet Butch Walts Steve Denton
Paul McNamee
2–6, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 9. 1981 Cairo, Egypt Clay Ismail El Shafei Paolo Bertolucci
Gianni Ocleppo
6–7, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 10. 1981 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Heinz Günthardt Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Winner 11. 1981 French Open, Paris Clay Heinz Günthardt Terry Moor
Eliot Teltscher
6–2, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 12. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Heinz Günthardt Raymond Moore
Andrew Pattison
6–0, 6–2
Winner 13. 1981 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Heinz Günthardt Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 14. 1981 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Heinz Günthardt Larry Stefanki
Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Heinz Günthardt Victor Amaya
Hank Pfister
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1981 Bologna, Italy Carpet Tomáš Šmíd Sammy Giammalva, Jr.
Henri Leconte
6–7, 4–6
Winner 15. 1982 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Heinz Günthardt Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
6–7, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1982 Mexico City WCT, Mexico City Carpet Tomáš Šmíd Sherwood Stewart
Ferdi Taygan
4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 17. 1982 Delray Beach WCT, U.S. Clay Tomáš Šmíd Mel Purcell
Eliot Teltscher
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 18. 1982 Nice, France Clay Paul McNamee Henri Leconte
Yannick Noah
7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 19. 1982 Madrid, Spain Clay Heinz Günthardt Pavel Složil
Tomáš Šmíd
1–6, 6–3, 7–9
Winner 16. 1982 Rome, Italy Clay Heinz Günthardt Wojtek Fibak
John Fitzgerald
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 20. 1982 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Heinz Günthardt Jan Kodeš
Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 4–6
Winner 17. 1983 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Heinz Günthardt Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5, 7–6
Winner 18. 1983 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Heinz Günthardt Hans Simonsson
Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1983 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet Heinz Günthardt Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 19. 1983 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Heinz Günthardt Henri Leconte
Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 22. 1983 Bournemouth, England Clay Heinz Günthardt Tomáš Šmíd
Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 5–7
Winner 20. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay Heinz Günthardt Mark Edmondson
Brian Gottfried
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 21. 1983 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Heinz Günthardt Jan Kodeš
Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 23. 1984 Hamburg, Germany Clay Heinz Günthardt Stefan Edberg
Anders Järryd
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 24. 1984 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Heinz Günthardt Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 25. 1984 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Sandy Mayer Francisco González
Matt Mitchell
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 26. 1984 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Heinz Günthardt Wojtek Fibak
Sandy Mayer
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 27. 1985 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Heinz Günthardt Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 0–6
Winner 22. 1985 La Quinta, United States Hard Heinz Günthardt Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 28. 1985 Hamburg, Germany Clay Heinz Günthardt Hans Gildemeister
Andrés Gómez
6–1, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 23. 1985 Wimbledon, London Grass Heinz Günthardt Pat Cash
John Fitzgerald
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 29. 1985 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay David Graham Hans Gildemeister
Víctor Pecci
3–6, 6–1, 4–6
Winner 24. 1986 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Heinz Günthardt Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 1–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 30. 1988 Saint-Vincent, Italy Clay Paolo Canè Alberto Mancini
Christian Miniussi
4–6, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 25. 1988 Vienna, Austria Carpet Alex Antonitsch Kevin Curren
Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 31. 1989 Milan, Italy Carpet Heinz Günthardt Jakob Hlasek
John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 32. 1989 Nice, France Clay Heinz Günthardt Ricki Osterthun
Udo Riglewski
6–7, 7–6, 1–6
Winner 26. 1989 Munich, Germany Clay Javier Sánchez Peter Doohan
Laurie Warder
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 33. 1990 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Goran Ivanišević Emilio Sánchez
Slobodan Živojinović
5–7, 3–6

References

  1. ^ Árvay, Sándor (2009-01-05). "Bajnokaink" [Our champions] (in Hungarian).  

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