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Rick Leach

Rick Leach
Country (sports) United States
Residence Laguna Beach, California
Born (1964-12-28) December 28, 1964
Arcadia, California
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1987
Retired 2011
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$ 4,294,454
Singles
Career record 21–58
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 56 (September 28, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1988)
Wimbledon 1R (1990, 1992)
US Open 2R (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Doubles
Career record 648–390
Career titles 46
Highest ranking No. 1 (March 26, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1988, 1989, 2000)
French Open F (1991)
Wimbledon W (1990)
US Open W (1993)
Last updated on: April 5, 2013.

Rick Leach (born December 28, 1964) is a former professional tennis player and a coach from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won five Grand Slam men's doubles titles (three Australian Open, one Wimbledon, one US Open), and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (two Australian Open, one Wimbledon, one US Open). Leach reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1990.

Leach was a member of the US team which won the Davis Cup in 1990. Partnering Jim Pugh, he won the doubles rubbers in all four of the rounds which the US played in that year, and clinched the team's victory in the final with a win over Pat Cash and John Fitzgerald of Australia.

Prior to turning professional, Leach became the first four-time Division 1 All-American in singles and doubles at the University of Southern California (where he played for his father Dick), and won the NCAA doubles title in 1986 and 1987. He is currently the coach of the St. Louis Aces. His brother, Jon Leach, is married to tennis player Lindsay Davenport.

Contents

  • Grand Slam men's doubles finals (12) 1
    • Wins (5) 1.1
    • Runner-ups (7) 1.2
  • Grand Slam mixed doubles finals (9) 2
    • Wins (4) 2.1
    • Runner-ups (4) 2.2
  • Doubles titles (46) 3
    • Doubles performance timeline 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Grand Slam men's doubles finals (12)

Wins (5)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1988 Australian Open Jim Pugh Jeremy Bates
Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
1989 Australian Open (2) Jim Pugh Darren Cahill
Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
1990 Wimbledon[1] Jim Pugh Pieter Aldrich
Danie Visser
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5)
1993 U.S. Open[2] Ken Flach Martin Damm
Karel Nováček
6–7(3–7), 6–4, 6–2
2000 Australian Open (3) Ellis Ferreira Wayne Black
Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 18–16

Runner-ups (7)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1988 U.S. Open Jim Pugh Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
W/O
1989 Wimbledon Jim Pugh John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
1991 French Open Jim Pugh John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
0–6, 5–7
1992 Australian Open Kelly Jones Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
4–6, 3–6, 4–6
1992 U.S. Open (2) Kelly Jones Jim Grabb
Richey Reneberg
6–3, 6–7(2–7), 3–6, 3–6
1995 Wimbledon (2) Scott Melville Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–7(8–10), 6–7(5–7)
2000 U.S. Open (3) Ellis Ferreira Lleyton Hewitt
Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–5, 6–7(5–7)

Grand Slam mixed doubles finals (9)

Wins (4)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1990 Wimbledon Zina Garrison Jackson John Fitzgerald
Elizabeth Smylie
7–5, 6–2
1995 Australian Open Natasha Zvereva Gigi Fernández
Cyril Suk
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
1997 Australian Open (2) Manon Bollegraf John-Laffnie de Jager
Larisa Savchenko Neiland
6–3, 6–7, 7–5
1997 [3] Manon Bollegraf Mercedes Paz
Pablo Albano
3–6, 7–5, 6–3

Runner-ups (4)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1990 Australian Open Zina Garrison Jim Pugh
Natasha Zvereva
6–4, 2–6, 3–6
1989 [3] Meredith McGrath Shelby Cannon
Robin White
6–3, 2–6, 5–7
1996 U.S. Open (2) Manon Bollegraf Patrick Galbraith
Lisa Raymond
6–7, 6–7
1999 French Open (2) Larisa Savchenko Neiland Piet Norval
Katarina Srebotnik
3–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles titles (46)

Legend
Grand Slam (5)
Tennis Masters Cup (3)
ATP Masters Series (4)
ATP Championship Series (8)
ATP Tour (28)
Titles by Surface
Hard (28)
Clay (6)
Grass (4)
Carpet (8)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. June 15, 1987 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Tim Pawsat Guy Forget
Yannick Noah
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. July 20, 1987 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Tim Pawsat Mikael Pernfors
Magnus Tideman
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. October 12, 1987 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Jim Pugh Dan Goldie
Mel Purcell
6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. January 4, 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Dan Goldie Broderick Dyke
Glenn Michibata
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. January 25, 1988 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Jim Pugh Jeremy Bates
Peter Lundgren
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 2. May 2, 1988 Hamburg, Germany Clay Jim Pugh Darren Cahill
Laurie Warder
4–6, 4–6
Winner 5. May 9, 1988 Munich, Germany Clay Jim Pugh Alberto Mancini
Christian Miniussi
7–6, 6–1
Winner 6. July 25, 1988 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard Jim Pugh Jorge Lozano
Todd Witsken
6–3, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 7. August 8, 1988 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Jim Pugh Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–3
Winner 8. August 22, 1988 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Jim Pugh Jim Grabb
Patrick McEnroe
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 3. September 12, 1988 U.S. Open, New York Hard Jim Pugh Sergio Casal
Emilio Sánchez
W/O
Runner-up 4. October 10, 1988 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Jim Pugh Scott Davis
Tim Wilkison
4–6, 6–7
Winner 9. November 21, 1988 Detroit, U.S. Carpet Jim Pugh Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–1
Winner 10. December 11, 1988 Masters Doubles, London Carpet Jim Pugh Emilio Sánchez
Sergio Casal
6–4, 6–3, 2–6, 6–0
Winner 11. January 30, 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Jim Pugh Darren Cahill
Mark Kratzmann
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. February 27, 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Jim Pugh Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
3–6, 5–7
Winner 12. March 13, 1989 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Jim Pugh Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
6–7, 6–3, 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 13. May 1, 1989 Singapore Hard Jim Pugh Paul Chamberlin
Paul Wekesa
6–3, 6–4
Winner 14. May 8, 1989 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay Jim Pugh Jim Courier
Pete Sampras
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 6. July 10, 1989 Wimbledon, London Grass Jim Pugh John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 7. November 13, 1989 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Jim Pugh Jorge Lozano
Todd Witsken
3–6, 7–5, 3–6
Winner 15. November 27, 1989 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Jim Pugh Jorge Lozano
Todd Witsken
6–2, 7–6
Winner 16. February 26, 1990 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Jim Pugh Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
3–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 17. March 26, 1990 Miami, U.S. Hard Jim Pugh Boris Becker
Cassio Motta
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 18. July 9, 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass Jim Pugh Pieter Aldrich
Danie Visser
7–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 8. November 12, 1990 Wembley, England Carpet Jim Pugh Jim Grabb
Patrick McEnroe
6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Winner 19. February 18, 1991 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Jim Pugh Udo Riglewski
Michael Stich
6–4, 6–4
Winner 20. May 13, 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay Jim Pugh Bret Garnett
Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. June 10, 1991 French Open, Paris Clay Jim Pugh John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
0–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. November 4, 1991 Paris, France Carpet Kelly Jones John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. January 27, 1992 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Kelly Jones Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
4–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 21. April 13, 1992 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Kelly Jones John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
0–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 22. August 24, 1992 New Haven, U.S. Hard Kelly Jones Patrick McEnroe
Jared Palmer
7–6, 6–7, 6–2
Runner-up 12. September 14, 1992 U.S. Open, New York Hard Kelly Jones Jim Grabb
Richey Reneberg
6–3, 6–7, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 23. April 12, 1993 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Ken Flach Glenn Michibata
David Pate
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 24. June 21, 1993 Manchester, England Grass Ken Flach Stefan Kruger
Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–1
Winner 25. July 26, 1993 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard Byron Black Grant Connell
Patrick Galbraith
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 13. August 23, 1993 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Ken Flach Scott Davis
Todd Martin
4–6, 4–6
Winner 26. September 13, 1993 U.S. Open, New York Hard Ken Flach Martin Damm
Karel Nováček
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 27. February 7, 1994 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) Jared Palmer Byron Black
Jonathan Stark
4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 28. June 20, 1994 Manchester, England Grass Danie Visser Scott Davis
Trevor Kronemann
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Runner-up 14. July 10, 1995 Wimbledon, London Grass Scott Melville Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 29. August 21, 1995 New Haven, U.S. Hard Scott Melville Leander Paes
Nicolás Pereira
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 15. August 28, 1995 Long Island, U.S. Hard Scott Melville Cyril Suk
Daniel Vacek
7–5, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 30. January 15, 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Scott Melville Kent Kinnear
Dave Randall
6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 31. March 11, 1996 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Patrick Galbraith Richey Reneberg
Brett Steven
5–7, 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 16. April 22, 1996 Tokyo, Japan Hard Mark Knowles Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
2–6, 3–6
Winner 32. April 29, 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard Jonathan Stark Kent Kinnear
Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Winner 33. November 11, 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet Andrei Olhovskiy Jiří Novák
David Rikl
4–6, 6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 17. January 13, 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Jonathan Stark Ellis Ferreira
Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 18. February 24, 1997 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Jonathan Stark Ellis Ferreira
Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 19. March 10, 1997 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Jonas Björkman Luis Lobo
Javier Sánchez
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 20. July 28, 1997 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 21. October 13, 1997 Singapore Carpet Jonathan Stark Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 22. October 27, 1997 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Jonathan Stark Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. November 3, 1997 Paris, France Carpet Jonathan Stark Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
2–6, 6–7
Winner 34. November 23, 1997 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet Jonathan Stark Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 24. January 12, 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard Ellis Ferreira Joshua Eagle
Andrew Florent
4–6, 7–6, 3–6
Winner 35. March 30, 1998 Miami, U.S. Hard Ellis Ferreira Alex O'Brien
Jonathan Stark
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 25. April 20, 1998 Barcelona, Spain Clay Ellis Ferreira Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 26. May 18, 1998 Rome, Italy Clay Ellis Ferreira Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
4–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 36. June 15, 1998 Halle, Germany Grass Ellis Ferreira John-Laffnie de Jager
Marc-Kevin Goellner
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 27. August 10, 1998 Toronto, Canada Hard Ellis Ferreira Martin Damm
Jim Grabb
7–6, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 28. March 15, 1999 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Ellis Ferreira Wayne Black
Sandon Stolle
6–7, 3–6
Winner 37. May 17, 1999 Rome, Italy Clay Ellis Ferreira David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 38. January 17, 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Ellis Ferreira Olivier Delaître
Jeff Tarango
7–5, 6–4
Winner 39. January 31, 2000 Australian Open, Australia Hard Ellis Ferreira Wayne Black
Andrew Kratzmann
6–4, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 18–16
Winner 40. April 17, 2000 Atlanta, U.S. Clay Ellis Ferreira Justin Gimelstob
Mark Knowles
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 29. June 26, 2000 Nottingham, England Grass Ellis Ferreira Donald Johnson
Piet Norval
6–1, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 30. August 14, 2000 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Ellis Ferreira Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 31. September 11, 2000 U.S. Open, New York Hard Ellis Ferreira Lleyton Hewitt
Max Mirnyi
4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 32. April 30, 2001 Atlanta, U.S. Clay David Macpherson Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
3–6, 6–7
Winner 41. October 8, 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard David Macpherson Paul Hanley
Nathan Healey
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 42. October 29, 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Ellis Ferreira Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
7–6, 6–4
Winner 43. November 5, 2001 Paris, France Carpet Ellis Ferreira Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 44. February 2, 2002 ATP Doubles Challenge Cup, Bangalore Hard Ellis Ferreira Petr Pála
Pavel Vízner
6–7(6), 7–6(2), 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 33. February 16, 2004 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) Brian MacPhie James Blake
Mardy Fish
2–6, 5–7
Winner 45. March 8, 2004 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Brian MacPhie Jeff Coetzee
Chris Haggard
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 34. April 19, 2004 Houston, U.S. Clay Brian MacPhie James Blake
Mardy Fish
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 35. June 21, 2004 Nottingham, England Grass Brian MacPhie Paul Hanley
Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 36. October 4, 2004 Shanghai, China Hard Brian MacPhie Jared Palmer
Pavel Vízner
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 46. August 1, 2005 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Brian MacPhie Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
6–3, 6–4

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Ratio Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A NH A W W SF 3R F 2R QF QF QF SF QF SF W A QF A 2R 2R A 3 / 16 55–13
French Open A A A A A A QF 1R 3R F 1R 2R 1R 3R QF QF 1R QF 1R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 18 27–18
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 2R 3R F W 1R 3R 2R 2R F 1R 3R QF 2R QF QF 2R 2R 3R 2R A 1 / 20 40–19
U.S. Open 1R A A A 2R 1R F QF 1R 2R F W 2R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R F QF 3R 2R 1R 1R A 1 / 21 37–19
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 2 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 5 / 75 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 16–2 14–3 12–3 8–4 12–4 9–3 5–4 13–4 6–4 9–4 6–4 9–4 14–3 8–3 7–4 3–3 4–4 2–4 0–0 N/A 159–69
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
SF 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R QF 2R F QF 1R 1R A 1R A A 0 / 14 9–14
Miami W 3R 2R 2R 3R 3R 3R QF W 3R 3R QF 2R 2R 1R A A 2 / 15 22–13
Monte Carlo A A A A A 1R A A 2R 2R QF A 1R A A A A 0 / 5 3–4
Rome 1R A 1R A A QF A SF F W 2R A QF A A A A 1 / 8 17–7
Hamburg A A 2R A A 2R A A SF SF 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 6 5–6
Canada A A SF 2R A 1R A 2R F SF QF QF 1R A A A A 0 / 9 13–9
Cincinnati SF QF 2R 2R 1R 1R SF 1R 2R 2R F 2R 1R A A 2R A 0 / 14 15–14
Madrid (Stuttgart) A QF QF 2R A 2R 1R F 2R 2R QF A QF A A A A 0 / 10 9–10
Paris 2R F 2R 2R A 2R 1R F 2R SF 2R W QF A A A A 1 / 12 16–11
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 8 0 / 6 0 / 3 0 / 9 0 / 5 0 / 7 1 / 9 1 / 9 0 / 9 1 / 5 0 / 9 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 0 4 / 93 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 8–4 9–5 3–8 1–6 1–3 5–9 4–5 14–7 15–7 18–8 13–9 10–4 6–9 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–0 N/A 109–89
Year End Ranking 791 616 313 102 45 7 4 5 14 6 15 52 19 20 8 13 15 6 20 36 95 48 77 640 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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