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Ross Case

Ross Case
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Toowoomba, Australia
Born (1951-11-01) 1 November 1951
Toowoomba, Australia
Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1968)
Retired 1983
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 255–247 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 14 (25 April 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1974)
French Open 3R (1979)
Wimbledon 4R (1971)
US Open 4R (1973)
Doubles
Career record 356–241 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 20
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1974)
French Open F (1979)
Wimbledon W (1977)
US Open QF (1974)

Ross Case (born 1 November 1951, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia) is an Australian former tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was world no. 14.

With Geoff Masters, he won two Grand Slam doubles titles: in 1974 at the Australian Open[1] and in 1977 at Wimbledon.[2] He was also runner-up in 1976 at Wimbledon.[3] He played in the Australian Davis Cup team in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, and 1979.[4]

He currently holds the record for winning the highest percentage of men's singles matches lasting five sets, at 82.4%[5]

Contents

  • Singles finals 10 (5/5) 1
  • Doubles finals 41 (20/21) 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Singles finals 10 (5/5)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1969 Seattle, Washington Hard Warren Farmer 3–6, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1971 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Gerald Battrick 3–6, 4–6, 7–9
Winner 2. 1973 Manila, Philippines Hard Geoff Masters 6–1, 6–0
Runner-up 2. 1973 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard John Newcombe 6–7, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 3. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Arthur Ashe 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1975 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Roscoe Tanner 7–5, 5–7, 6–7
Winner 4. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Corrado Barazzutti 6–3, 6–1
Winner 5. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass John Marks 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 4. 1976 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Phil Dent 6–7, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles finals 41 (20/21)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Geoff Masters Owen Davidson
Ken Rosewall
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 1. 1972 Seattle, U.S. Hard Geoff Masters Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
Wanaro N'Godrella
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1972 Brisbane, Australia Hard Geoff Masters Georges Goven
Wanaro N'Godrella
6–2, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay Geoff Masters John Newcombe
Tom Okker
2–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1973 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Geoff Masters Dick Crealy
Andrew Pattison
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay Geoff Masters Rod Laver
John Newcombe
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Geoff Masters Syd Ball
Bob Giltinan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1974 Hempstead WCT, New York Hard Geoff Masters Jeff Borowiak
Dick Crealy
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1974 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Geoff Masters Ismail El Shafei
Brian Fairlie
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1974 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 6. 1974 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Geoff Masters John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 1974 Manila, Philippines Hard Syd Ball Mike Estep
Marcello Lara
6–3, 7–6, 9–7
Winner 8. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 9. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 1975 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Geoff Masters Colin Dibley
Ray Ruffels
4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 7. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 11. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Geoff Masters Syd Ball
Kim Warwick
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Geoff Masters John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1976 Jackson WCT, U.S. Carpet Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 6–4, 0–6
Winner 12. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Geoff Masters Charlie Pasarell
Allan Stone
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 12. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Geoff Masters Owen Davidson
Ken Rosewall
6–3, 3–6, 6–8, 6–2, 5–7
Winner 13. 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard Geoff Masters Anand Amritraj
Corrado Barazzutti
6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1977 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet Jan Kodeš Ion Țiriac
Guillermo Vilas
3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1977 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Tony Roche Wojtek Fibak
Tom Okker
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 15. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet Tony Roche Wojtek Fibak
Tom Okker
4–6, 1–6
Winner 14. 1977 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Wojtek Fibak Billy Martin
Bill Scanlon
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 15. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass Geoff Masters John Alexander
Phil Dent
6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 8–9, 6–4
Runner-up 16. 1977 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Geoff Masters John Newcombe
Tony Roche
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 16. 1978 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Geoff Masters Željko Franulović
Buster Mottram
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 17. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Geoff Masters Pat Du Pré
Tom Gorman
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 1978 Manila, Philippines Clay Chris Kachel Sherwood Stewart
Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 18. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet Phil Dent Cliff Drysdale
Bruce Manson
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 19. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay Phil Dent Gene Mayer
Sandy Mayer
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Geoff Masters John James
Chris Kachel
7–6, 6–2
Winner 19. 1980 Republic of China Carpet Jaime Fillol Andy Kohlberg
Larry Stefanki
6–2, 7–6
Winner 20. 1980 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Jaime Fillol Terry Moor
Eliot Teltscher
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1981 Mexico City, Mexico Clay John Alexander John Newcombe
Tony Roche
7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 21. 1981 Cleveland, U.S. Hard Syd Ball Marty Davis
Chris Dunk
3–6, 4–6

References

  1. ^ http://www.pbase.com/marlene_p/prosandams2007
  2. ^ http://www.hickoksports.com/history/wimbdbls.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.resultsfromtennis.com/tournament-wimbledon-1976-men-doubles.html
  4. ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10002285
  5. ^ "ATP Performance Zone". 2014. ATP. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

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