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Kim Warwick

Kim Warwick
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Clearwater, Florida, USA
Born (1952-04-08) 8 April 1952
Sydney, Australia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1970
Retired 1987 (brief comeback in 1996)
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $994,045
Singles
Career record 268–253
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 15 (12 October 1981)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1980)
French Open 2R (1977, 1979, 1980)
Wimbledon 4R (1977)
US Open QF (1982)
Doubles
Career record 449–289
Career titles 26

Kim Warwick (born 8 April 1952 in Sydney, Australia) is a former Australian professional male tennis player who competed on the ATP Tour from 1970–1987 reaching the final of the singles Australian Open in 1980.[1] He defeated over 35 players ranked in the top 10 including Guillermo Vilas, Raul Ramerez, Vitas Gerulaitis, Jan Kodeš, Bob Lutz and Arthur Ashe. Warwick's career-high singles ranking was World No. 15, achieved in 1981. He won three singles titles and 26 doubles, including Australian Open 1978 (with Wojtek Fibak) and Australian Open 1980 and 1981, Roland Garros 1986 and also a runner-up in Australian Open 1985, all of them partnering fellow countryman Mark Edmondson. Partnering with Evonne Goolagong, he won the French Open 1972, defeating Françoise Dürr and Jean-Claude Barclay in the final 6–2, 6–4. Evonne and Kim were finalists in 1972 at Wimbledon against Rosie Casals and Ilie Năstase who won 6–4, 6–4.

Kim also was a member of the winning team of World Team Tennis in 1975 (Pittsburgh) and 1986 (San Antonio). Warwick also holds the record for the most match points missed in a losing effort, having held 11 chances to defeat eventual champion Adriano Panatta in the Rome Masters in 1976.[2]

Kim's best record is his streak of 21 consecutive Grand Slam appearances. His streak began in 1975, and did not end until 1980. His record would later be surpassed by Ivan Lendl and Stefan Edberg, who would run it out to 54 consecutive slam appearances.

Contents

  • Grand Slam singles finals 1
    • Runner-ups (1) 1.1
  • Singles titles (3) 2
  • Doubles titles (26) 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Grand Slam singles finals

Runner-ups (1)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1980 Australian Open[1] Brian Teacher 5–7, 6–7(4–7), 2–6

Singles titles (3)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1972 Adelaide, Australia Grass Alex Metreveli 3–6, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1974 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Onny Parun 3–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1976 Bangalore, India Clay Sashi Menon 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Manuel Orantes 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 1978 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Ulrich Pinner 2–6, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 1978 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Tim Wilkison 3–6, 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 2. 1979 Adelaide, Australia Grass Bernard Mitton 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1980 London/Queen's Club, England Grass John McEnroe 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Heinz Günthardt 6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Fritz Buehning 6–2, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Brian Teacher 5–7, 6–7, 2–6

Doubles titles (26)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1974 Omaha, U.S. Other Ian Fletcher Jürgen Fassbender
Karl Meiler
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1974 Tempe, U.S. Hard Ian Fletcher Jürgen Fassbender
Karl Meiler
6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 1974 Cedar Grove, U.S. Other Steve Siegel Dick Crealy
Bob Tanis
4–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 1975 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet Patrice Dominguez Arthur Ashe
Tom Okker
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1975 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Allan Stone Fred McNair
Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Syd Ball Ross Case
Geoff Masters
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 6. 1976 Hamburg, Germany Clay Dick Crealy Fred McNair
Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 2. 1976 Brisbane, Australia Grass Syd Ball Ismail El Shafei
Brian Fairlie
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1976 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard Syd Ball Ismail El Shafei
Brian Fairlie
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 3. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Syd Ball Mark Edmondson
John Marks
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass Syd Ball Cliff Letcher
Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1977 Denver, U.S. Carpet Syd Ball Colin Dibley
Geoff Masters
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 1977 Hamburg, Germany Clay Phil Dent Bob Hewitt
Karl Meiler
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Geoff Masters Colin Dibley
Chris Kachel
6–2, 7–6
Winner 5. 1977 Hong Kong Hard Syd Ball Marty Riessen
Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass Syd Ball John Alexander
Phil Dent
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1978 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Bob Hewitt Mark Edmondson
Tom Okker
4–6, 6–1, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1978 Stowe, United States Hard Mark Edmondson Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 7. 1978 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Wojtek Fibak Paul Kronk
Cliff Letcher
7–6, 7–5
Winner 8. 1979 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Bernard Mitton Andrew Jarrett
Jonathan Smith
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 1980 Metz, France Carpet Chris Delaney Colin Dibley
Gene Mayer
6–7, 5–7
Winner 9. 1980 Nice, France Clay Chris Delaney Stanislav Birner
Jiří Hřebec
6–4, 6–0
Winner 10. 1980 Rome, Italy Clay Mark Edmondson Balázs Taróczy
Eliot Teltscher
7–6, 7–6
Winner 11. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass Mark Edmondson Andrew Pattison
Butch Walts
7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 7–6, 15–13
Runner-up 14. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Mark Edmondson Colin Dowdeswell
Ismail El Shafei
4–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Mark Edmondson Peter McNamara
Paul McNamee
7–5, 6–4
Winner 13. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Mark Edmondson Hank Pfister
John Sadri
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 14. 1982 Adelaide-2, Australia Grass Mark Edmondson Andrew Jarrett
Jonathan Smith
7–5, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 15. 1982 Guarujá, Brazil Clay Phil Dent Carlos Kirmayr
Cassio Motta
6–7, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 15. 1982 Denver, U.S. Carpet Phil Dent Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
4–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 1982 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Mark Edmondson Syd Ball
Rolf Gehring
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 16. 1982 Bristol, England Grass Mark Edmondson Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–7
Winner 17. 1982 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Mark Edmondson Rod Frawley
Pavel Složil
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 17. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay Mark Edmondson Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
W/O
Runner-up 18. 1982 Hong Kong Hard Van Winitsky Charles Buzz Strode
Morris Skip Strode
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Winner 18. 1983 Stowe, U.S. Hard Brad Drewett Fritz Buehning
Tom Gullikson
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 1983 Brisbane, Australia Carpet Mark Edmondson Pat Cash
Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–7
Winner 19. 1983 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Wally Masur Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1984 Toronto, Canada Hard John Fitzgerald Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 21. 1985 Delray Beach, U.S. Hard Sherwood Stewart Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
5–7, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 20. 1985 Munich, Germany Clay Mark Edmondson Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
4–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 21. 1985 French Open, Paris Clay Mark Edmondson Shlomo Glickstein
Hans Simonsson
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 22. 1985 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay Pavel Složil Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 1985 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Mark Edmondson John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
3–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 1985 Hong Kong Hard Brad Drewett Jakob Hlasek
Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 24. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Mark Edmondson Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 23. 1985 Adelaide, Australia Grass Mark Edmondson Nelson Aerts
Tomm Warneke
6–4, 6–4
Winner 24. 1986 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Mark Kratzmann Christo Steyn
Danie Visser
6–3, 6–4
Winner 25. 1986 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Sherwood Stewart Pat Cash
Slobodan Živojinović
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1986 Wembley, England Carpet Sherwood Stewart Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
6–3, 6–7, 2–6
Winner 26. 1987 Orlando, U.S. Hard Sherwood Stewart Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 26. 1988 Orlando, U.S. Hard Sherwood Stewart Guy Forget
Yannick Noah
4–6, 4–6

References

  1. ^ a b "1980 Australian Open results". atpworldtour.com. 
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/22741065

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