Mark Edmondson
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Mark Edmondson

Mark Edmondson
Country (sports) Australia
BornJune 1954 (age 65)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record252-240 (51.21%)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 15 (17 May 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1976)
French Open2R (1977)
WimbledonSF (1982)
US Open3R (1977, 1981, 1983)
Doubles
Career record507-259
Career titles34
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
French OpenW (1985)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1983)

Mark Edmondson (born June 1954[1] in Gosford, New South Wales) is a retired Australian professional tennis player.

Edmondson won the 1976 Australian Open while ranked 212th in the world, and remains the lowest-ranked winner of a Grand Slam tournament since the ATP rankings were introduced in 1973.[2] He is the last Australian to date to win the men's singles at the Australian Open.[3]

Edmondson's best subsequent performance in Grand Slams was reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open in 1981 and Wimbledon in 1982, which took him to a career-high singles ranking of #15. As a doubles player, he won 34 titles, including five in Grand Slams.

Grand Slam performance

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Australian Open 2R W QF A 2R QF 3R SF 1R 3R 2R 1R NH 3R
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R A
Wimbledon 2R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R SF 3R 3R 1R 1R A
US Open A 1R 3R 1R 1R A 3R 2R 3R A A A A

NH = tournament not held.
A = did not participate in the tournament.

Grand Slam finals, 10 (6 wins, 4 losses)

Singles, 1 (1 win)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Win 1976 Australian Open Grass Australia John Newcombe 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1

Doubles, 7 (5 wins, 2 losses)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1980 Australian Open (1/1) Grass Australia Kim Warwick Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
7-5, 6-4
Win 1981 Australian Open (2/2) Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Hank Pfister
United States John Sadri
6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Win 1983 Australian Open (3/3) Grass Australia Paul McNamee United States Steve Denton
United States Sherwood Stewart
6-3, 7-6
Loss 1983 French Open (0/1) Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Hans Simonsson
Sweden Anders Järryd
7-6(7-4), 6-4, 6-2
Win 1984 Australian Open (4/4) Grass United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6-2, 6-2, 7-5
Loss 1985 Australian Open (4/5) Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
3-6, 7-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 1985 French Open (1/2) Clay Australia Kim Warwick Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3

Mixed Doubles 2 (2 losses)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1980 Wimbledon (0/1) Grass Australia Dianne Fromholtz United States Tracy Austin
United States John Austin
4-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-3
Loss 1986 French Open (0/1) Clay South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank United States Kathy Jordan
United States Ken Flach
3-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-3

Career finals

Singles (6 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia John Newcombe 6-7, 6-3, 7-6, 6-1
Win 2-0 1976 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Phil Dent 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Win 3-0 1978 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia John Alexander 6-4, 7-6
Loss 3-1 1979 Hobart, Australia Grass Argentina Guillermo Vilas 4-6, 4-6
Loss 3-2 1979 Surbiton, England Grass United States Victor Amaya 4-6, 5-7
Win 4-2 1981 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Brad Drewett 7-5, 6-2
Loss 4-3 1981 Linz, Austria Hard (i) Italy Gianni Ocleppo 5-7, 1-6
Win 5-3 1981 Bristol, England Grass United States Roscoe Tanner 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Win 6-3 1981 Brisbane, Australia Grass New Zealand Chris Lewis 7-6, 3-6, 6-4
Loss 6-4 1981 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Vincent Van Patten 2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 6-5 1981 Hong Kong Hard United States Van Winitsky 4-6, 7-6, 4-6
Loss 6-6 1983 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Jimmy Connors 6-7, 1-6

Doubles (34 titles, 34 runner-ups)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia John Marks Australia Chris Kachel
Australia Peter McNamara
6-1, 6-1
Loss 1. 1976 Palma de Mallorca, Spain Clay Australia John Marks United States John Andrews
Australia Colin Dibley
3-6, 5-7
Loss 2. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia John Marks Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
3-6, 6-7
Win 2. 1977 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia John Marks France Jean-Louis Haillet
France François Jauffret
6-4, 6-0
Loss 3. 1978 Florence, Italy Clay Australia John Marks Italy Corrado Barazzutti
Italy Adriano Panatta
3-6, 7-6, 3-6
Win 3. 1978 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Netherlands Tom Okker South Africa Bob Hewitt
Australia Kim Warwick
6-4, 1-6, 6-1, 6-4
Win 4. 1978 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Bob Carmichael Hungary Péter Sz?ke
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7-5, 6-4
Loss 4. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Australia Bob Carmichael Netherlands Tom Okker
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6-7, 3-6
Loss 5. 1978 Stowe, United States Hard Australia Kim Warwick United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6-3, 6-7, 3-6
Loss 6. 1978 Hartford, United States Carpet United States Van Winitsky United States John McEnroe
United States Bill Maze
3-6, 6-3, 5-7
Loss 7. 1978 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia John Marks Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
4-6, 3-6
Win 5. 1978 Hong Kong Hard Australia John Marks United States Hank Pfister
United States Brad Rowe
5-7, 7-6, 6-1
Loss 8. 1978 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Australia John Marks United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Butch Walts
2-6, 7-6, 6-7
Loss 9. 1979 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia John Marks Czechoslovakia Jan Kode?
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
3-6, 1-6, 6-7
Win 6. 1979 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia John Marks Romania Ion ?iriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 10. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia John Marks Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
South Africa Bob Hewitt
2-6, 2-6
Win 7. 1979 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Australia John Marks United States Pat DuPré
United States Robert Lutz
6-1, 3-6, 6-4
Win 8. 1980 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Kim Warwick Hungary Balázs Taróczy
United States Eliot Teltscher
7-6, 7-6
Win 9. 1980 Surbiton, England Grass Australia Kim Warwick Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 15-13
Loss 11. 1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Kim Warwick United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
4-6, 4-6
Win 10. 1980 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Kim Warwick Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
7-5, 6-4
Win 11. 1981 Houston, United States Clay United States Sherwood Stewart India Anand Amritraj
United States Fred McNair
6-4, 6-3
Loss 12. 1981 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Mike Estep Australia Paul McNamee
Australia Peter McNamara
6-2, 4-6, 6-7
Win 12. 1981 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia John Fitzgerald Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
2-6, 7-5, 6-0
Loss 13. 1981 San Francisco, United States Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2-6, 2-6
Loss 14. 1981 Brisbane, Australia Grass United States Mike Estep Australia Rod Frawley
New Zealand Chris Lewis
5-7, 6-4, 6-7
Win 13. 1981 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Hank Pfister
United States John Sadri
6-3, 6-7, 6-3
Win 14. 1982 Adelaide-2, Australia Grass Australia Kim Warwick United Kingdom Andrew Jarrett
United Kingdom Jonathan Smith
7-5, 4-6, 7-6
Win 15. 1982 Richmond WCT, United States Carpet Australia Kim Warwick Australia Syd Ball
West Germany Rolf Gehring
6-4, 6-2
Win 16. 1982 Munich-2 WCT, Germany Carpet Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
4-6, 7-5, 6-2
Win 17. 1982 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Fritz Buehning
South Africa Kevin Curren
7-5, 6-2
Loss 15. 1982 Milan, Italy Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
6-7, 6-7
Win 18. 1982 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet United States Steve Denton United States Tony Giammalva
United States Tim Mayotte
6-4, 6-7, 6-4
Loss 16. 1982 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Paul McNamee
Australia Peter McNamara
7-6, 6-7, 3-6
Loss 17. 1982 Houston, United States Clay Australia Peter McNamara South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
5-7, 4-6
Win 19. 1982 Hilton Head WCT, United States Clay Australia Rod Frawley United States Alan Waldman
United States Van Winitsky
6-1, 7-5
Loss 18. 1982 Bristol, England Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
4-6, 6-7
Win 20. 1982 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Brian Teacher West Germany Andreas Maurer
West Germany Wolfgang Popp
6-3, 6-1
Win 21. 1982 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia Kim Warwick Australia Rod Frawley
Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 22. 1982 Toronto, Canada Hard United States Steve Denton United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Fleming
6-7, 7-5, 6-2
Loss 19. 1982 Cincinnati, United States Hard United States Steve Denton United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2-6, 3-6
Loss 20. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, United States Clay Australia Kim Warwick United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
W/O
Loss 21. 1982 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Steve Denton United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
3-6, 6-7
Loss 22. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Brian Gottfried Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6-7, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 23. 1983 French Open, Paris Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6-7, 4-6, 2-6
Win 23. 1983 North Conway, United States Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Eric Fromm
United States Drew Gitlin
7-6, 6-1
Win 24. 1983 Indianapolis, United States Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cássio Motta
6-3, 6-2
Loss 24. 1983 Brisbane, Australia Carpet Australia Kim Warwick Australia Pat Cash
Australia Paul McNamee
6-7, 6-7
Win 25. 1983 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
6-2, 6-4
Win 26. 1983 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Steve Denton
Australia John Fitzgerald
6-1, 6-4
Win 27. 1983 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Paul McNamee United States Steve Denton
United States Sherwood Stewart
6-3, 7-6
Win 28. 1984 Boca West, United States Hard United States Sherwood Stewart United States David Dowlen
Nigeria Nduka Odizor
4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 25. 1984 Luxembourg Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Anders Järryd
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
3-6, 5-7
Win 29. 1984 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Sweden Mats Wilander
6-2, 6-1
Loss 26. 1984 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
4-6, 4-6
Loss 27. 1984 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Tony Giammalva
United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
6-7, 4-6
Loss 28. 1984 Hong Kong Hard Australia Paul McNamee United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7-6, 3-6, 5-7
Win 30. 1984 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Sherwood Stewart Sweden Joakim Nyström
Sweden Mats Wilander
6-2, 6-2, 7-5
Win 31. 1985 Munich, Germany Clay Australia Kim Warwick Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
4-6, 7-5, 7-5
Loss 29. 1985 Dallas, United States Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3-6, 1-6
Win 32. 1985 French Open, Paris Clay Australia Kim Warwick Israel Shlomo Glickstein
Sweden Hans Simonsson
6-3, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
Loss 30. 1985 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia Brad Drewett Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 31. 1985 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Kim Warwick Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
3-6, 2-6
Loss 32. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Kim Warwick United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Win 33. 1985 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Kim Warwick Brazil Nelson Aerts
United States Tomm Warneke
6-4, 6-4
Loss 33. 1986 Rome, Italy Clay United States Sherwood Stewart France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
6-7, 2-6
Loss 34. 1986 Bristol, England Grass Australia Wally Masur South Africa Christo Steyn
South Africa Danie Visser
7-6, 6-7, 10-12
Win 34. 1987 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Brad Drewett Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
6-4, 4-6, 6-2

References

  1. ^ Sources do not show a specific consistent birth date - both 24 June 1954 and 28 June 1954 are indicated.[]
  2. ^ "The Age - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com.au. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ The Last Gasp of Australian Tennis's Golden Era

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