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Sandy Mayer

Sandy Mayer
Full name Alexander "Sandy" Mayer
Country  United States
Residence Portola Valley, California, USA
Born (1952-04-05) April 5, 1952
Flushing, Queens, USA
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1972
Retired 1986
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,057,783
Singles
Career record 359-194 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 7 (April 26, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1980)
French Open 3R (1979, 1981)
Wimbledon SF (1973)
US Open 4R (1972)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals QF (1981)
Doubles
Career record 292-136 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 24
Highest ranking No. 3 (January 28, 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1980)
French Open W (1979)
Wimbledon W (1975)
US Open 3R (1983, 1984)
Last updated on: June 5, 2012.

Alexander "Sandy" Mayer (born April 5, 1952) is a former tennis player from the United States, who won ten titles in singles and twenty-four titles in doubles during his professional career. He was part of the winning tennis squad at Stanford University in 1973.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Singles finals (20) 2
  • Doubles finals (40) 3
  • External links 4

Career

Mayer was born in Flushing, New York. Of the winning 1973 Stanford tennis team, he, Roscoe Tanner and Pat Du Pré were all brothers in the Zeta Psi fraternity. The right-hander Mayer reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on April 26, 1982, when he became World No. 7.

Sandy's younger brother Gene was also a world tour tennis player and reached a career high of World No. 4 in 1980.

Sandy has four sons and a daughter. All children have been previously ranked in the United States Tennis Association Junior Tennis League (Northern California Section). His wife's name is Libby Mayer and she works as a teacher at a private school.

Mayer as of a few years ago resided in Portola Valley, California.

Singles finals (20)

10 titles - 10 runner-ups
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 1973 Baltimore, U.S. Hard (i) Jimmy Connors 4–6, 5–7
Winner 1. 1974 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet Clark Graebner 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 1974 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 1974 Paramus, U.S. Indoor Jürgen Fassbender 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 1974 Jackson, U.S. Carpet Karl Meiler 7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 1975 Maui, U.S. Hard Jimmy Connors 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 1975 Hong Kong Hard Tom Gorman 3–6, 1–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 1977 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet Haroon Rahim 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 1977 San Jose, U.S. Hard Jiří Hřebec 6–3, 4–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet Stan Smith 4–6, 6–3, 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Raymond Moore 6–2, 6–4
Winner 7. 1978 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass Brian Gottfried 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 1981 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard John McEnroe 7–6, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1981 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Ivan Lendl 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1981 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Gene Mayer 4–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1981 Bologna, Italy Carpet Ilie Năstase 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1982 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Ramesh Krishnan 7–5, 3–6, 3–6, 6–7
Winner 9. 1982 Cleveland, U.S. Hard Robert Van't Hof 7–5, 6–3
Winner 10. 1983 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Tomáš Šmíd 6–0, 6–3, 6–2

Doubles finals (40)

24 titles - 16 runner-ups
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay Roscoe Tanner Stan Smith
Erik Van Dillen
1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1973 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Hard (i) Paul Gerken Jimmy Connors
Clark Graebner
6–3, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 1974 Roanoke, U.S. Indoors Vitas Gerulaitis Ian Crookenden
Jeff Simpson
7–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 1974 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet Ian Fletcher Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Iván Molina
4–6, 7–6, 6–1
Winner 3. 1975 Roanoke, U.S. Indoors Vitas Gerulaitis Juan Gisbert
Ion Ţiriac
7–6, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 4. 1975 Wimbledon, London Grass Vitas Gerulaitis Colin Dowdeswell
Allan Stone
7–5, 8–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1975 Hong Kong Hard Bob Carmichael Tom Okker
Ken Rosewall
3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 1976 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard Vitas Gerulaitis Eddie Dibbs
Harold Solomon
6–4, 7–5
Winner 6. 1976 Palm Springs, U.S. Hard Colin Dibley Raymond Moore
Erik Van Dillen
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 7. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet Stan Smith Paul Kronk
Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–3
Winner 8. 1977 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Frew McMillan Tom Leonard
Mike Machette
6–2, 6–3
Winner 9. 1977 Wembley, England Hard Frew McMillan Brian Gottfried
Raul Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Winner 10. 1978 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis Frew McMillan
Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1978 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1978 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
3–6, 5–7
Winner 11. 1978 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay Sherwood Stewart Gene Mayer
Sashi Menon
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 12. 1978 San José, U.S. Carpet Gene Mayer Hank Pfister
Brad Rowe
6–3, 6–4
Winner 13. 1979 Rancho Mirage, U.S. Hard Gene Mayer Cliff Drysdale
Bruce Manson
6–4, 7–6
Winner 14. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay Gene Mayer Ross Case
Phil Dent
6–4, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1979 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay Gene Mayer Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 15. 1980 Boston, U.S. Clay Gene Mayer Hans Gildemeister
Andrés Gómez
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1980 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Gene Mayer Hans Gildemeister
Andrés Gómez
4–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 1980 Columbus, U.S. Hard Brian Gottfried Peter Fleming
Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 8. 1980 Toronto, Canada Hard Heinz Günthardt Bruce Manson
Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1980 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Gene Mayer Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
1–6, 4–6
Winner 17. 1981 Memphis, U.S. Carpet Gene Mayer Mike Cahill
Tom Gullikson
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 18. 1981 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Frew McMillan Kevin Curren
Steve Denton
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Gene Mayer Fritz Buehning
Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 6–1, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1982 Strasbourg WCT, France Carpet Frew McMillan Wojtek Fibak
John Fitzgerald
4–6, 3–6
Winner 19. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Ferdi Taygan Heinz Günthardt
Markus Günthardt
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 1983 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Ferdi Taygan Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
1–6, 2–6
Winner 20. 1983 Montreal, Canada Hard Ferdi Taygan Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–4
Winner 21. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Andreas Maurer Fritz Buehning
Ferdi Taygan
7–6, 6–4
Winner 22. 1984 Columbus, U.S. Hard Stan Smith Charles Bud Cox
Terry Moor
6–4, 6–7, 7–5
Runner-up 13. 1984 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Balázs Taróczy Francisco González
Matt Mitchell
6–4, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1984 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Wojtek Fibak Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 23. 1984 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) Wojtek Fibak Jan Gunnarsson
Joakim Nyström
6–1, 6–3
Winner 24. 1984 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Wojtek Fibak Heinz Günthardt
Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 15. 1985 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Wojtek Fibak Joakim Nyström
Mats Wilander
6–3, 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 16. 1985 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Brad Gilbert Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 3–6, 4–6

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