Ferdi Taygan
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Ferdi Taygan

Ferdi Taygan
Country (sports)United States United States
Born (1956-12-05) December 5, 1956 (age 64)
Worcester, Massachusetts
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Turned pro1977
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$668,104
Singles
Career record74-120
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 67 (December 26, 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1980)
French Open4R (1980)
Wimbledon2R (1981)
US Open2R (1979)
Doubles
Career record297-180
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 8 (May 16, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1982)
French OpenW (1982)
WimbledonSF (1982, 1984)
US OpenSF (1981)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US OpenF (1982, 1983)

Ferdi Taygan (born December 5, 1956) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. He is of Turkish descent.

Taygan enjoyed most of his tennis success while playing doubles. During his career, he won 19 doubles titles and finished runner-up an additional 19 times. Partnering Sherwood Stewart, Taygan won the 1982 French Open doubles title. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 8.

Career finals

Doubles (19 wins, 18 losses)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1979 Bologna, Italy Carpet United States Fritz Buehning United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1-6, 1-6
Win 1. 1980 Washington, D.C.-2, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Teacher South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
4-6, 6-3, 7-6
Loss 2. 1980 Stowe, U.S. Hard Romania Ilie N?stase United States Robert Lutz
South Africa Bernard Mitton
4-6, 3-6
Win 2. 1980 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Carpet United States Fritz Buehning United States John Sadri
United States Tim Wilkison
6-1, 6-2
Win 3. 1980 Hong Kong Hard United States Peter Fleming United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
7-5, 6-2
Loss 3. 1980 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States John Austin United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
4-6, 0-6
Win 4. 1980 Bangkok, Thailand Carpet United States Brian Teacher Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Dick Stockton
7-6, 7-6
Win 5. 1981 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Tim Wilkison United States Tony Graham
United States Bill Scanlon
7-5, 6-1
Win 6. 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) United States Fritz Buehning United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
7-6, 1-6, 6-4
* * 1981 Los Angeles, U.S.[a] Hard United States Ferdi Taygan United States Tom Gullikson
United States Butch Walts
6-4, 6-4
Loss 4. 1981 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il Mexico Raúl Ramírez
United States Van Winitsky
7-5, 6-7, 6-7
Loss 5. 1981 North Conway, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
7-6, 5-7, 4-6
Win 7. 1981 Montreal, Canada Hard Mexico Raúl Ramírez United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2-6, 7-6, 6-4
Win 8. 1981 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States John McEnroe United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7-6, 6-3
Loss 6. 1981 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7-6, 6-7, 1-6
Loss 7. 1981 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Peter McNamara
6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 8. 1981 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
7-6, 4-6, 0-6
Win 9. 1981 Wembley, UK Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7-5, 6-7, 6-4
Win 10. 1982 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6-4, 7-5
Loss 9. 1982 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Sherwood Stewart United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6-7, 4-6
Win 11. 1982 Los Angeles, United States Hard United States Sherwood Stewart United States Bruce Manson
United States Brian Teacher
6-1, 6-7, 6-3
Win 12. 1982 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Sherwood Stewart Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
United States Van Winitsky
7-6, 6-4
Win 13. 1982 French Open, Paris Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Chile Hans Gildemeister
Chile Belus Prajoux
7-5, 6-3, 1-1, RET.
Win 14. 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay United States Sandy Mayer Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Switzerland Markus Günthardt
6-2, 6-3
Win 15. 1982 North Conway, U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Peru Pablo Arraya
United States Eric Fromm
6-2, 7-6
Win 16. 1982 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Sherwood Stewart South Africa Robbie Venter
United States Blaine Willenborg
6-4, 7-5
Win 17. 1982 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay United States Sherwood Stewart United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6-1, 3-6, 7-6
Loss 10. 1982 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Sherwood Stewart United States Mark Dickson
Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
6-7, 7-6, 4-6
Loss 11. 1982 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Australia Peter McNamara Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cássio Motta
3-6, 1-6
Loss 12. 1983 Lisbon, Portugal Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cássio Motta
5-7, 4-6
Loss 13. 1983 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1-6, 2-6
Loss 14. 1983 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Australia Paul McNamee United States Mark Dickson
Brazil Cássio Motta
2-6, 6-1, 4-6
Win 18. 1983 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6-3, 6-4
Loss 15. 1984 La Quinta, U.S. Hard United States Scott Davis South Africa Bernard Mitton
United States Butch Walts
7-5, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 16. 1984 Madrid, Spain Carpet United States Fritz Buehning United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
3-6, 3-6
Loss 17. 1984 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet United States Fritz Buehning South Africa Kevin Curren
Poland Wojtek Fibak
4-6, 4-6
Loss 18. 1984 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay United States Fritz Buehning United States Sandy Mayer
West Germany Andreas Maurer
6-7, 4-6
Win 19. 1984 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il United States Drew Gitlin
United States Blaine Willenborg
7-6, 6-1

Personal life

Ferdi Taygan was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to a Turkish father and a mother of Belarusian descent. His father Beyaz?t immigrated to the United States to study civil engineering.[2]

Taygan married Kay Conaway of Birmingham, Alabama in 1983. They have two daughters: Nuray, born November 18, 1984 and Shenal, born August 6, 1988.

References

  1. ^ ATP sources wrongly list Walts and Gullikson as champions. McEnroe and Taygan actually won the title.[1]

References

  1. ^ "world of tennis '82". archive.org. world of tennis 1982. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ (in Turkish) Ad? Ferdi Taygan Türkçesi: YOK! Archived February 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine

External links


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