Geoff Masters
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Geoff Masters

Geoff Masters
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Full nameGeoffrey Masters
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceQueensland, Australia
Born (1950-09-19) 19 September 1950 (age 70)
Brisbane, Australia
Turned pro1969 (amateur tour from 1967)
Retired1981
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record199-235
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 42 (5 March 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1975)
French Open2R (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973)
Wimbledon4R (1978)
US Open3R (1974)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsQF (1979)
Doubles
Career record351-203
Career titles23
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1974)
French OpenQF (1976)
WimbledonW (1977)
US OpenQF (1974)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US OpenW (1974)

Geoff Masters (born 19 September 1950) is an Australian former tennis player. He was part of doubles winning pairs in the US Open, Australian Open and Wimbledon tournaments during the 1970s.

Tennis career

Born in Brisbane, Queensland, Masters with Pam Teeguarden won the mixed doubles at the US Open in 1974. That year he also won the Australian Open's men's doubles with Ross Case. With the same partner Masters won the gentleman's doubles at Wimbledon in 1977.[1]

Career finals

Doubles (23 wins, 18 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Ross Case Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Ken Rosewall
6-3, 6-7, 3-6
Loss 2. 1972 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia Mal Anderson West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6-7, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1. 1972 Seattle, US Hard Australia Ross Case France Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
France Wanaro N'Godrella
4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Win 2. 1972 Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Ross Case France Georges Goven
France Wanaro N'Godrella
6-2, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6
Loss 3. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Ross Case Australia John Newcombe
Netherlands Tom Okker
2-6, 3-6, 4-6
Win 3. 1973 Washington, D.C., US Clay Australia Ross Case Australia Dick Crealy
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 4. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay Australia Ross Case Australia Rod Laver
Australia John Newcombe
6-7, 2-6
Win 4. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Ross Case Australia Syd Ball
Australia Bob Giltinan
6-7, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 5. 1974 Hempstead WCT, New York Hard Australia Ross Case United States Jeff Borowiak
Australia Dick Crealy
7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 6. 1974 St. Louis, US Clay Australia Ross Case Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6-7, 7-6, 6-7
Win 5. 1974 Los Angeles, US Hard Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-3, 6-2
Win 6. 1974 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Ross Case Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6-4, 6-4
Win 7. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-7, 7-6, 7-6
Win 8. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Loss 7. 1975 St. Louis, US Clay Australia Ross Case Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Ray Ruffels
4-6, 4-6
Win 9. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-4, 6-0
Loss 8. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4-6, 2-6
Loss 9. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 0-6
Win 10. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Ross Case Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6-1, 6-2
Loss 10. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Ross Case Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6-7, 4-6
Loss 11. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2-6, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 12. 1976 Jackson WCT, US Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
5-7, 6-4, 0-6
Win 11. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Charlie Pasarell
Australia Allan Stone
7-5, 6-1
Loss 13. 1976 Rome, Italy Clay Australia John Newcombe United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-7, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 14. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Ross Case Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Ken Rosewall
6-3, 3-6, 6-8, 6-2, 5-7
Win 12. 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Ross Case India Anand Amritraj
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
6-0, 6-1
Loss 15. 1977 San Jose, US Carpet United States Tom Gorman South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2-6, 3-6
Win 13. 1977 Denver, US Carpet Australia Colin Dibley Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6-2, 6-3
Win 14. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Ross Case Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 8-9, 6-4
Loss 16. 1977 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Ross Case Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
7-6, 3-6, 1-6
Win 15. 1977 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Kim Warwick Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Chris Kachel
6-2, 7-6
Win 16. 1978 Sarasota, US Carpet Switzerland Colin Dowdeswell South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Bernard Mitton
2-6, 6-3, 6-2
Win 17. 1978 Little Rock, US Carpet Australia Colin Dibley United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
7-6, 6-3
Win 18. 1978 Dayton, US Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
6-3, 6-4
Loss 17. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Australia Colin Dibley South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
5-7, 6-7
Win 19. 1978 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Ross Case Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ?eljko Franulovi?
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Win 20. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Australia Ross Case United States Pat Du Pré
United States Tom Gorman
6-3, 6-4
Loss 18. 1979 Houston, US Clay Australia John Alexander United States Gene Mayer
United States Sherwood Stewart
1-6, 7-5, 4-6
Win 21. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Ross Case Australia John James
Australia Chris Kachel
7-6, 6-2
Win 22. 1980 Dayton, US Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Fritz Buehning
United States Fred McNair
6-4, 6-4
Win 23. 1980 London/Queen's Club, UK Grass Australia Rod Frawley Australia Paul McNamee
United States Sherwood Stewart
6-2, 4-6, 11-9

Post-tennis playing career

Masters can be heard calling Australian Open and Wimbledon matches for the Nine Network.

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 September 2008. Retrieved 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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