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Syd Ball

Syd Ball (born 24 January 1950, in Sydney, Australia), is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Ball enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career he won 7 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 14 times. Partnering Bob Giltinan, Ball finished runner-up at the 1974 Australian Open. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 22 in 1977.

Syd is the father of current tour professional Carsten Ball.

On 30 August 2000, Ball was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for his strong commitment to tennis.[1]

Doubles titles (7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Bob Giltinan Ross Case
Geoff Masters
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet John Alexander Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1974 Christchurch, New Zealand Ray Ruffels Ismail El Shafei
Roscoe Tanner
Winner 1. 1974 Manila, Philippines Hard Ross Case Mike Estep
Marcello Lara
6–3, 7–6, 9–7
Runner-up 4. 1975 Bournemouth, England Clay Dick Crealy Juan Gisbert
Manuel Orantes
6–8, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Kim Warwick Ross Case
Geoff Masters
1–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 1976 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet Ray Ruffels Giuliano Pecci
Haroon Rahim
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 3. 1976 Brisbane, Australia Grass Kim Warwick Ismail El Shafei
Brian Fairlie
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1976 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard Kim Warwick Ismail El Shafei
Brian Fairlie
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 4. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Kim Warwick Mark Edmondson
John Marks
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass Kim Warwick Cliff Letcher
Dick Stockton
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1977 Denver, U.S. Carpet Kim Warwick Colin Dibley
Geoff Masters
2–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1977 Hong Kong Hard Kim Warwick Marty Riessen
Roscoe Tanner
7–6, 6–3
Winner 6. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass Kim Warwick John Alexander
Phil Dent
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1978 Brisbane, Australia Grass Allan Stone John Alexander
Phil Dent
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. 1978 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Bob Carmichael Hank Pfister
Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1980 Perth, Australia Hard Cliff Letcher Dale Collings
Dick Crealy
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1981 Cleveland, U.S. Grass Ross Case Erik Van Dillen
Van Winitsky
4–6, 7–5, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1982 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Rolf Gehring Mark Edmondson
Kim Warwick
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 1982 Newport, U.S. Grass Rod Frawley John Andrews
John Sadri
6–3, 6–7, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 1982 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Rod Frawley Francisco González
Matt Mitchell
6–7, 6–7


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