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Hank Pfister

Hank Pfister
Country  United States
Residence Bakersfield, California
Born (1953-10-09) October 9, 1953
Bakersfield, California
Height 6'4" (193 cm)
Turned pro 1977
Retired 1988
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $873,335
Career record 259–211
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 19 (May 2, 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1978, 1981, 1982)
French Open 2R (1978)
Wimbledon 4R (1978, 1980, 1982)
US Open 3R (1979, 1980)
Career record 276–214
Career titles 11
Last updated on: June 13, 2012.

Hank Pfister (born October 9, 1953 in Bakersfield, California) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won two singles titles (1981, Maui and 1982, Newport) during his professional career. The right-hander reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on May 2, 1983, when he became World No. 19.

Being tall of stature, sturdy of build and possessing a very fast serve, his style was highlighted by use of the serve and volley game.

Doubles titles (11)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1976 Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. Carpet Dennis Ralston Jimmy Connors
Erik Van Dillen
6–7, 4–6
Winner 1. 1976 Hong Kong Hard Butch Walts Anand Amritraj
Ilie Năstase
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 1977 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet Butch Walts Jeff Borowiak
Andrew Pattison
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1978 Dayton, Ohio, U.S. Carpet Butch Walts Brian Gottfried
Geoff Masters
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1978 San Jose, California, U.S. Carpet Brad Rowe Gene Mayer
Sandy Mayer
3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1978 French Open, Paris Clay Gene Mayer Manuel Orantes
José Higueras
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 4. 1978 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay Gene Mayer Jeff Borowiak
Chris Lewis
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 1978 Hong Kong Hard Brad Rowe Mark Edmondson
John Marks
7–5, 6–7, 1–6
Winner 5. 1978 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Sherwood Stewart Syd Ball
Bob Carmichael
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1979 San Jose, California, U.S. Carpet Brad Rowe Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 1980 French Open, Paris Clay Victor Amaya Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1980 Maui, Hawaii, U.S. Hard Victor Amaya Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
6–7, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 1980 Tokyo Indoor Carpet Victor Amaya Marty Riessen
Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1981 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Victor Amaya Peter McNamara
Paul McNamee
3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1981 Tokyo Indoor Carpet Victor Amaya Heinz Günthardt
Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1981 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass John Sadri Peter McNamara
Paul McNamee
7–6, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass John Sadri Mark Edmondson
Kim Warwick
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Winner 9. 1982 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet Victor Amaya Tracy Delatte
Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1982 Tampa, Florida, U.S. Hard Brian Gottfried Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1982 Queen's Club Championships, London Grass Victor Amaya John McEnroe
Peter Rennert
6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1982 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. Hard Victor Amaya Tim Gullikson
Bernard Mitton
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1982 Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Hard Victor Amaya Matt Mitchell
Craig Wittus
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 13. 1982 US Open, New York City Hard Victor Amaya Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
2–6, 7–6, 7–5, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1982 Los Angeles-2 WCT, U.S. Carpet Kevin Curren Andy Andrews
Drew Gitlin
4–6, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 1984 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Drew Gitlin Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
1–6, 7–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1985 Houston, Texas, U.S. Carpet Ben Testerman Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 1985 Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. Hard Ben Testerman Leo Palin
Olli Rahnasto
3–6, 7–6, 6–7

External links

  • Profile on ATP-site

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