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Onny Parun

Onny Parun
Country (sports)  New Zealand
Residence Wellington, New Zealand
Born (1947-04-15) 15 April 1947
Wellington, New Zealand
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1967)
Retired 1982
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 321–294
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 19 (5 March 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1973)
French Open QF (1975)
Wimbledon QF (1971, 1972)
US Open QF (1973)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1974)
Career record 162–221
Career titles 2

Onny Parun OBE (born 15 April 1947) is a former tennis player of Croatian descent from New Zealand, who was among the world's top 20 for five years and in 1971 and 1972 he reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. He made the final of the Australian Open in 1973, losing to John Newcombe in four sets, and was a US Open quarterfinalist in 1973 and also a quarterfinalist at the French Open in 1975.

Parun and Australian Dick Crealy won the French Open doubles title in 1974. He also made the Masters in 1974, qualifying by finishing in the top eight on the grand prix table. Parun played Davis Cup from 1966 to 1982 and won a string of national titles, including the Benson and Hedges Open three times in four years.

Parun reached his career-high ATP singles ranking on 5 March 1975, when he became World No. 19. His brother Tony Parun also played professional tennis.

He defeated No. 1 world ranked Jimmy Connors in San Francisco in September 1974, who spent 160 weeks at No.1 until Parun defeated Connors.

In the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours, Parun was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to tennis.[1]


  • Grand Slam finals 1
    • Singles 1.1
      • Runner-ups (1) 1.1.1
    • Doubles 1.2
      • Wins (1) 1.2.1
  • ATP Tour singles titles (5) 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Grand Slam finals


Runner-ups (1)

Year Championship Opponent in final Score in final
1973 Australian Open John Newcombe 3–6, 7–6, 5–7, 1–6


Wins (1)

Year Championship Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1974 French Open Dick Crealy Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 5–7, 6–1

ATP Tour singles titles (5)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 3 November 1974 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Kim Warwick 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
2. 16 November 1974 Bombay, India Clay Tony Roche 6–3, 6–3, 7–6
3. 12 January 1975 Auckland, New Zealand Grass Brian Fairlie 4–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–7, 6–4
4. 31 December 1975 Auckland, New Zealand Grass Brian Fairlie 6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
5. 6 April 1976 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Cliff Drysdale 7–6, 6–3


  1. ^ (supplement), No. 49010, 11 June 1982London Gazette. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

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