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Geoff Masters

Geoff Masters
Full name Geoffrey Masters
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Queensland, Australia
Born (1950-09-19) 19 September 1950
Brisbane, Australia
Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1967)
Retired 1981
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 199–235
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 42 (5 March 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1975)
French Open 3R (1972)
Wimbledon 4R (1978)
US Open 3R (1974)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals QF (1979)
Doubles
Career record 351–203
Career titles 23
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1974)
French Open QF (1976)
Wimbledon W (1977)
US Open QF (1974)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1974)

Geoff Masters (born 19 September 1950) is an Australian former tennis player. He was part of doubles winning pairs in the US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon tournaments during the 1970s.

Contents

  • Tennis career 1
    • Doubles titles (23) 1.1
  • Post-tennis playing career 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Tennis career

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Masters with Pam Teeguarden won the mixed doubles at the US Open in 1974. That year he also won the Australian Open's men's doubles with Ross Case. With the same partner Masters won the gentleman's doubles at Wimbledon in 1977.[1]

Doubles titles (23)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Ross Case Owen Davidson
Ken Rosewall
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1972 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Mal Anderson Jurgen Fassbender
Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–7, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1972 Seattle, US Hard Ross Case Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
Wanaro N'Godrella
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1972 Brisbane, Australia Hard Ross Case Georges Goven
Wanaro N'Godrella
6–2, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay Ross Case John Newcombe
Tom Okker
2–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1973 Washington, D.C., US Clay Ross Case Dick Crealy
Andrew Pattison
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay Ross Case Rod Laver
John Newcombe
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Ross Case Syd Ball
Bob Giltinan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1974 Hempstead WCT, New York Hard Ross Case Jeff Borowiak
Dick Crealy
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 St. Louis, US Clay Ross Case Ismail El Shafei
Brian Fairlie
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1974 Los Angeles, US Hard Ross Case Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 1974 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Ross Case John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Ross Case Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard Ross Case Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 7. 1975 St. Louis, US Clay Ross Case Colin Dibley
Ray Ruffels
4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Ross Case Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 8. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Ross Case Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard Ross Case Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 10. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Ross Case Syd Ball
Kim Warwick
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Ross Case John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Ross Case Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 12. 1976 Jackson WCT, US Carpet Ross Case Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 11. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Ross Case Charlie Pasarell
Allan Stone
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1976 Rome, Italy Clay John Newcombe Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 14. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Ross Case Owen Davidson
Ken Rosewall
6–3, 3–6, 6–8, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 12. 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard Ross Case Anand Amritraj
Corrado Barazzutti
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 15. 1977 San Jose, US Carpet Tom Gorman Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
2–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 1977 Denver, US Carpet Colin Dibley Syd Ball
Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–3
Winner 14. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass Ross Case John Alexander
Phil Dent
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 8–9, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1977 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Ross Case John Newcombe
Tony Roche
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Kim Warwick Colin Dibley
Chris Kachel
6–2, 7–6
Winner 16. 1978 Sarasota, US Carpet Colin Dowdeswell Byron Bertram
Bernard Mitton
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 17. 1978 Little Rock, US Carpet Colin Dibley Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–3
Winner 18. 1978 Dayton, US Carpet Brian Gottfried Hank Pfister
Butch Walts
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Colin Dibley Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
5–7, 6–7
Winner 19. 1978 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Ross Case Željko Franulović
Buster Mottram
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 20. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Ross Case Pat Du Pré
Tom Gorman
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 1979 Houston, US Clay John Alexander Gene Mayer
Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 21. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Ross Case John James
Chris Kachel
7–6, 6–2
Winner 22. 1980 Dayton, US Carpet Wojtek Fibak Fritz Buehning
Fred McNair
6–4, 6–4
Winner 23. 1980 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Rod Frawley Paul McNamee
Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 4–6, 11–9

Post-tennis playing career

Masters can be heard calling Australian Open matches for television.

References

  1. ^ http://www.tennis.com.au/Pages/PlayerProfile.aspx?id=4&pageId=1047&HandlerId=2&PlayerID=222

External links

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