Rick Leach
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Rick Leach

Rick Leach
Rick Leach 2009 US Open 01 (cropped).jpg
Country (sports)United States
ResidenceLaguna Beach, California
Born (1964-12-28) December 28, 1964 (age 54)
Arcadia, California
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1987
Retired2011
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,293,554
Singles
Career record21-58
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 56 (September 28, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
Wimbledon1R (1990, 1992)
US Open2R (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990)
Doubles
Career record648-390
Career titles46
Highest rankingNo. 1 (March 26, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1988, 1989, 2000)
French OpenF (1991)
WimbledonW (1990)
US OpenW (1993)

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 doubles titles (three at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open), and four mixed doubles titles (two at the Australian Open, one at Wimbledon, and one at the US Open). He 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 OC Breakers. His brother, Jon Leach, is married to tennis player Lindsay Davenport.

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (5 titles, 7 runner-ups)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1988 Australian Open Hard United States Jim Pugh United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6-3, 6-2, 6-3
Loss 1988 US Open Hard United States Jim Pugh Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
w/o
Win 1989 Australian Open (2) Hard United States Jim Pugh Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Loss 1989 Wimbledon Grass United States Jim Pugh Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-3, 6-7(4-7), 4-6, 6-7(4-7)
Win 1990 Wimbledon[1] Grass United States Jim Pugh South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-5)
Loss 1991 French Open Clay United States Jim Pugh Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0-6, 5-7
Loss 1992 Australian Open Hard United States Kelly Jones Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
4-6, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 1992 U.S. Open Hard United States Kelly Jones United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
6-3, 6-7(2-7), 3-6, 3-6
Win 1993 US Open[2] Hard United States Ken Flach Czechoslovakia Martin Damm
Czechoslovakia Karel Nová?ek
6-7(3-7), 6-4, 6-2
Loss 1995 Wimbledon Grass United States Scott Melville Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
5-7, 6-7(8-10), 6-7(5-7)
Win 2000 Australian Open (3) Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 18-16
Loss 2000 U.S. Open Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4-6, 7-5, 6-7(5-7)

Mixed doubles finals

Wins (4)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1990 Wimbledon United States Zina Garrison Jackson Australia John Fitzgerald
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
7-5, 6-2
1995 Australian Open Belarus Natasha Zvereva United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
7-6, 6-7, 6-4
1997 Australian Open (2) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
Latvia Larisa Savchenko Neiland
6-3, 6-7, 7-5
1997 US Open[3] Netherlands Manon Bollegraf Argentina Mercedes Paz
Argentina Pablo Albano
3-6, 7-5, 6-3

Runners-up (4)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents Score
1990 Australian Open United States Zina Garrison United States Jim Pugh
Soviet Union Natasha Zvereva
6-4, 2-6, 3-6
1989 US Open[3] United States Meredith McGrath United States Shelby Cannon
United States Robin White
6-3, 2-6, 5-7
1996 U.S. Open (2) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Lisa Raymond
6-7, 6-7
1999 French Open (2) Latvia Larisa Savchenko Neiland South Africa Piet Norval
Slovenia 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)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jun 1987 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Tim Pawsat France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
4-6, 4-6
Win 1. Jul 1987 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Tim Pawsat Sweden Mikael Pernfors
Sweden Magnus Tideman
6-3, 6-4
Win 2. Oct 1987 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Dan Goldie
United States Mel Purcell
6-3, 6-2
Win 3. Jan 1988 Wellington, New Zealand Hard United States Dan Goldie Australia Broderick Dyke
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-2, 6-3
Win 4. Jan 1988 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Jim Pugh United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Sweden Peter Lundgren
6-3, 6-2, 6-3
Loss 2. May 1988 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Jim Pugh Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Laurie Warder
4-6, 4-6
Win 5. May 1988 Munich, Germany Clay United States Jim Pugh Argentina Alberto Mancini
Argentina Christian Miniussi
7-6, 6-1
Win 6. Jul 1988 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6-3, 6-7, 6-2
Win 7. Aug 1988 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6-4, 6-3
Win 8. Aug 1988 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6-2, 6-4
Loss 3. Sep 1988 US Open, New York Hard United States Jim Pugh Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
W/O
Loss 4. Oct 1988 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Scott Davis
United States Tim Wilkison
4-6, 6-7
Win 9. Nov 1988 Detroit, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Pugh United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6-4, 6-1
Win 10. Dec 1988 Masters Doubles, London Carpet United States Jim Pugh Spain Emilio Sánchez
Spain Sergio Casal
6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 6-0
Win 11. Jan 1989 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Jim Pugh Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
6-4, 6-4, 6-4
Loss 5. Feb 1989 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Pugh United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
3-6, 5-7
Win 12. Mar 1989 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6-7, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
Win 13. May 1989 Singapore Hard United States Jim Pugh United States Paul Chamberlin
Kenya Paul Wekesa
6-3, 6-4
Win 14. May 1989 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay United States Jim Pugh United States Jim Courier
United States Pete Sampras
6-4, 6-2
Loss 6. Jul 1989 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Jim Pugh Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 6-7
Loss 7. Nov 1989 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet United States Jim Pugh Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3-6, 7-5, 3-6
Win 15. Nov 1989 Itaparica, Brazil Hard United States Jim Pugh Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6-2, 7-6
Win 16. Feb 1990 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Pugh Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
3-6, 6-4, 6-2
Win 17. Mar 1990 Miami, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh Germany Boris Becker
Brazil Cássio Motta
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Win 18. Jul 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Jim Pugh United States Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
7-6, 7-6, 7-6
Loss 8. Nov 1990 Wembley, England Carpet United States Jim Pugh United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
6-7, 6-4, 3-6
Win 19. Feb 1991 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Jim Pugh Germany Udo Riglewski
Germany Michael Stich
6-4, 6-4
Win 20. May 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay United States Jim Pugh United States Bret Garnett
United States Greg Van Emburgh
6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Loss 9. Jun 1991 French Open, Paris Clay United States Jim Pugh Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0-6, 6-7
Loss 10. Nov 1991 Paris, France Carpet United States Kelly Jones Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 11. Jan 1992 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Kelly Jones Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
4-6, 3-6, 4-6
Win 21. Apr 1992 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Kelly Jones Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
0-6, 7-5, 6-3
Win 22. Aug 1992 New Haven, U.S. Hard United States Kelly Jones United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jared Palmer
7-6, 6-7, 6-2
Loss 12. Sep 1992 US Open, New York Hard United States Kelly Jones United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 3-6
Win 23. Apr 1993 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Ken Flach Canada Glenn Michibata
United States David Pate
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Win 24. Jun 1993 Manchester, England Grass United States Ken Flach South Africa Stefan Kruger
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-4, 6-1
Win 25. Jul 1993 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
6-4, 7-5
Loss 13. Aug, 1993 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard United States Ken Flach United States Scott Davis
United States Todd Martin
4-6, 4-6
Win 26. Sep 1993 US Open, New York Hard United States Ken Flach Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Karel Nová?ek
6-7, 6-4, 6-2
Win 27. Feb 1994 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) United States Jared Palmer Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jonathan Stark
4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 28. Jun 1994 Manchester, England Grass South Africa Danie Visser United States Scott Davis
United States Trevor Kronemann
6-4, 4-6, 7-6
Loss 14. Jul 1995 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Scott Melville Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
5-7, 6-7, 6-7
Win 29. Aug 1995 New Haven, U.S. Hard United States Scott Melville India Leander Paes
Venezuela Nicolás Pereira
7-6, 6-4
Loss 15. Aug 1995 Long Island, U.S. Hard United States Scott Melville Czech Republic Cyril Suk
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
7-5, 6-7, 6-7
Win 30. Jan 1996 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard United States Scott Melville United States Kent Kinnear
United States Dave Randall
6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Win 31. Mar 1996 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Patrick Galbraith United States Richey Reneberg
New Zealand Brett Steven
5-7, 7-5, 7-5
Loss 16. Apr 1996 Tokyo, Japan Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
2-6, 3-6
Win 32. Apr 1996 Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Jonathan Stark United States Kent Kinnear
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6-4, 6-4
Win 33. Nov 1996 Moscow, Russia Carpet Russia Andrei Olhovskiy Czech Republic Ji?í Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
4-6, 6-1, 6-2
Loss 17. Jan 1997 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Jonathan Stark South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
4-6, 6-4, 6-7
Loss 18. Feb 1997 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) United States Jonathan Stark South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
3-6, 6-3, 1-6
Loss 19. Mar 1997 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman Argentina Luis Lobo
Spain Javier Sánchez
3-6, 3-6
Loss 20. Jul 1997 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
6-7, 4-6
Loss 21. Oct 1997 Singapore Carpet United States Jonathan Stark India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
4-6, 4-6
Loss 22. Oct 1997 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet United States Jonathan Stark Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
3-6, 3-6
Loss 23. Nov 1997 Paris, France Carpet United States Jonathan Stark Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
2-6, 6-7
Win 34. Nov 1997 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet United States Jonathan Stark India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6-3, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 24. Jan 1998 Adelaide, Australia Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
4-6, 7-6, 3-6
Win 35. Mar 1998 Miami, U.S. Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jonathan Stark
6-2, 6-4
Loss 25. Apr 1998 Barcelona, Spain Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
5-7, 0-6
Loss 26. May 1998 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
4-6, 6-4, 6-7
Win 36. Jun 1998 Halle, Germany Grass South Africa Ellis Ferreira South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
4-6, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 27. Aug 1998 Toronto, Canada Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Czech Republic Martin Damm
United States Jim Grabb
7-6, 2-6, 6-7
Loss 28. Mar 1999 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Australia Sandon Stolle
6-7, 3-6
Win 37. May 1999 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
6-7, 6-1, 6-2
Win 38. Jan 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira France Olivier Delaître
United States Jeff Tarango
7-5, 6-4
Win 39. Jan 2000 Australian Open, Australia Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 18-16
Win 40. Apr 2000 Atlanta, U.S. Clay South Africa Ellis Ferreira United States Justin Gimelstob
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6-3, 6-4
Loss 29. Jun 2000 Nottingham, England Grass South Africa Ellis Ferreira United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
6-1, 4-6, 3-6
Loss 30. Aug 2000 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6-7, 4-6
Loss 31. Sept 2000 US Open, New York Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Australia Lleyton Hewitt
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4-6, 7-5, 6-7
Loss 32. Apr 2001 Atlanta, U.S. Clay Australia David Macpherson India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
3-6, 6-7
Win 41. Oct 2001 Tokyo, Japan Hard Australia David Macpherson Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Nathan Healey
1-6, 7-6, 7-6
Win 42. Oct 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet South Africa Ellis Ferreira India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
7-6, 6-4
Win 43. Nov 2001 Paris, France Carpet South Africa Ellis Ferreira India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 44. Feb 2002 ATP Doubles Challenge Cup, Bangalore Hard South Africa Ellis Ferreira Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6-7(6), 7-6(2), 6-4, 6-4
Loss 33. Feb 2004 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) United States Brian MacPhie United States James Blake
United States Mardy Fish
2-6, 5-7
Win 45. Mar 2004 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard United States Brian MacPhie South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Chris Haggard
6-3, 6-1
Loss 34. Apr 2004 Houston, U.S. Clay United States Brian MacPhie United States |James Blake
United States Mardy Fish
3-6, 4-6
Loss 35. Jun 2004 Nottingham, England Grass United States Brian MacPhie Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Todd Woodbridge
4-6, 3-6
Loss 36. Oct 2004 Shanghai, China Hard United States Brian MacPhie United States Jared Palmer
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6-4, 6-7, 6-7
Win 46. Aug 2005 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Brian MacPhie Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel 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 Slam tournaments
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
US 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

References

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  2. ^ Source Archived July 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
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