Bob Carmichael
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Bob Carmichael

Bob Carmichael
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Wimbledon 1985, Over 35's Doubles
Country (sports) Australia
Born4 July 1940
Melbourne, Australia
Died18 November 2003(2003-11-18) (aged 63)
Melbourne, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur from 1963)
Retired1979
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record170-224 (Open era)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 10 (1970, world's top 10)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1973)
French Open4R (1968)
WimbledonQF (1970)
US Open4R (1971)
Doubles
Career record312-215 (Open era)
Career titles12
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1975)
French OpenSF (1971, 1973)
WimbledonSF (1977)
US OpenSF (1977)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (1970)

Bob "Nails" Carmichael (4 July 1940 - 18 November 2003) was an Australian tennis player and coach.

As a player, Carmichael won one singles title and 12 doubles titles, and achieved a top-ten ranking in 1970.[1] Partnering Allan Stone, he reached the doubles final of the 1975 Australian Open.

Following his retirement in 1979, Carmichael was a coach for Tennis Australia, and the Australian Institute of Sport. He coached top-ranking professionals Patrick Rafter, Lleyton Hewitt, Darren Cahill and Leander Paes.

Career finals

Doubles (12 titles, 22 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Australia Owen Davidson United States Arthur Ashe
United States Stan Smith
0-6, 7-5, 5-7
Win 1. 1970 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Australia Ray Ruffels Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ?eljko Franulovi?
Czechoslovakia Jan Kode?
7-5, 6-2, 5-7, 6-7, 6-3
Win 2. 1971 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Australia Ray Ruffels New Zealand Brian Fairlie
South Africa Raymond Moore
6-3, 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
Loss 2. 1971 Tehran WCT, Iran Clay Australia Ray Ruffels Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
4-6, 7-6, 1-6
Loss 3. 1971 Washington WCT, U.S. Clay Australia Ray Ruffels Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6-7, 2-6
Win 3. 1971 South Orange, U.S. Hard United States Tom Leonard United States Clark Graebner
United States Erik van Dillen
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Win 4. 1972 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet (i) Australia Ray Ruffels Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Win 5. 1972 Quebec WCT, Canada Hard (i) Australia Ray Ruffels Australia John Alexander
Australia Terry Addison
4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Loss 4. 1972 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Australia Terry Addison Australia John Newcombe
Australia Fred Stolle
3-6, 4-6
Loss 5. 1973 Nottingham, U.K. Grass South Africa Frew McMillan United States Tom Gorman
United States Erik van Dillen
4-6, 1-6
Loss 6. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pili?
United States Stan Smith
6-2, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 7. 1973 Bretton Woods, U.S. Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Australia Rod Laver
Australia Fred Stolle
6-7, 6-4, 5-7
Win 6. 1973 Tanglewood, U.S. Other South Africa Frew McMillan Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6-3, 6-4
Win 7. 1973 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Spain Manuel Orantes
Romania Ion ?iriac
6-3, 6-4
Loss 8. 1973 Seattle, U.S. Hard South Africa Frew McMillan United States Tom Gorman
Netherlands Tom Okker
6-2, 4-6, 6-7
Win 8. 1973 Quebec WCT, Canada Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan United States Jimmy Connors
United States Marty Riessen
6-2, 7-6
Loss 9. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay South Africa Frew McMillan Romania Ilie N?stase
Netherlands Tom Okker
3-6, 0-6
Loss 10. 1973 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) South Africa Frew McMillan United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie N?stase
3-6, 7-6, 2-6
Loss 11. 1975 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Allan Stone Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
3-6, 6-7
Win 9. 1975 Auckland, New Zealand Grass Australia Ray Ruffels New Zealand Brian Fairlie
New Zealand Onny Parun
7-6, ret.
Loss 12. 1975 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) Australia Allan Stone Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
2-6, 6-3, 5-7
Loss 13. 1975 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard South Africa Cliff Drysdale Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
1-6, 4-6
Loss 14. 1975 Hong Kong Hard United States Gene Mayer Netherlands Tom Okker
Australia Ken Rosewall
3-6, 4-6
Loss 15. 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay South Africa Raymond Moore Poland Wojtek Fibak
West Germany Karl Meiler
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 16. 1976 Perth, Australia Hard Egypt Ismail El Shafei United States Dick Stockton
United States Roscoe Tanner
7-6, 1-6, 2-6
Win 10. 1976 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Ken Rosewall Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6-4, 6-4
Win 11. 1976 Bangalore, India Clay Australia Ray Ruffels India Chiradip Mukerjea
India Bhanu Nunna
6-2, 7-6
Loss 17. 1978 Miami, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Brian Teacher United States Tom Gullikson
United States Gene Mayer
6-7, 3-6
Win 12. 1978 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Hungary Péter Sz?ke
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7-5, 6-4
Loss 18. 1978 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Netherlands Tom Okker
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6-7, 6-4, 5-7
Loss 19. 1978 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Syd Ball United States Hank Pfister
United States Sherwood Stewart
4-6, 4-6
Loss 20. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Brian Teacher United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-7
Loss 21. 1979 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) United States Brian Teacher Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3-6, 7-5, 6-7
Loss 22. 1979 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Tim Gullikson United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
3-6, 2-2 ret.

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