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Pieter Aldrich

Pieter Aldrich
Country (sports) South Africa
ResidenceVereeniging, South Africa
Born (1965-09-07) 7 September 1965 (age 57)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1987
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$790,019
Singles
Career record36-40
Career titles1
1 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 64 (21 November 1988)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (1989, 1990)
Wimbledon2R (1988, 1989)
US Open3R (1988, 1989)
Doubles
Career record148-83
Career titles9
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 1 (23 July 1990)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenW (1990)
French OpenQF (1990)
WimbledonF (1990)
US OpenW (1990)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1990)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open1R (1992)
French Open3R (1990)
WimbledonQF (1990)
US OpenSF (1989)
Last updated on: 19 August 2022.

Pieter ("Piet") Aldrich (born 7 September 1965) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. A doubles specialist, he won two Grand Slam men's doubles titles (Australian Open and US Open)[1] and became the world No. 1 in doubles in 1990.

Career

Aldrich won the first of nine career doubles titles in 1988 at Charleston, South Carolina.[2]

In 1990, Aldrich won the men's doubles titles at both the Australian Open and the US Open, partnering his fellow South African player Danie Visser. The pair were also doubles runners-up at Wimbledon that year.[3]

1990 also saw Aldrich win his first (and only) top-level singles title at Newport, Rhode Island.[4][5] His career-high ranking in singles was world No. 64, which he achieved in 1988.[6]

Aldrich won the final doubles title of his career in 1992 in Johannesburg.[7]

Grand Slam finals

Doubles (2 wins, 1 loss)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1990 Australian Open Hard South Africa Danie Visser Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 1990 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Danie Visser United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6-7(5-7), 6-7(4-7), 6-7(5-7)
Win 1990 US Open Hard South Africa Danie Visser United States Paul Annacone
United States David Wheaton
6-2, 7-6(7-3), 6-2

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-0)
Indoors (0-0)


Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jul 1990 Newport, United States World Series Grass Australia Darren Cahill 7-6, 1-6, 6-1

Doubles: 19 (9 titles, 10 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (2-1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0-1)
ATP 500 Series (1-0)
ATP 250 Series (6-8)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-6)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-2)
Carpet (2-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (6-9)
Indoors (3-1)


Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 May 1988 Charleston, United States Grand Prix Clay South Africa Danie Visser Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
7-6, 6-3
Loss 1-1 May 1988 Forest Hills, United States Grand Prix Clay South Africa Danie Visser Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3-6, 6-7
Loss 1-2 Jun 1988 Queen's, United Kingdom Grand Prix Grass South Africa Danie Visser United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
2-6, 6-7
Loss 1-3 Aug 1988 Stratton Mountain, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Danie Visser Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
3-6, 6-7
Loss 1-4 Jan 1989 Sydney, Australia Grand Prix Hard South Africa Danie Visser Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Wally Masur
4-6, 3-6
Loss 1-5 Aug 1989 Stratton Mountain, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Danie Visser Australia Mark Kratzmann
Australia Wally Masur
3-6, 6-4, 6-7
Win 2-5 Aug 1989 Indianapolis, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Danie Visser Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
7-6, 7-6
Loss 2-6 Aug 1989 Cincinnati, United States Grand Prix Hard South Africa Danie Visser United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
4-6, 4-6
Win 3-6 Oct 1989 San Francisco, United States Grand Prix Carpet South Africa Danie Visser United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6-4, 6-3
Win 4-6 Nov 1989 Frankfurt, Germany Grand Prix Carpet South Africa Danie Visser Australia Kevin Curren
Germany Eric Jelen
7-6, 6-7, 6-3
Loss 4-7 Jan 1990 Sydney, Australia World Series Hard South Africa Danie Visser Australia Pat Cash
Australia Mark Kratzmann
4-6, 5-7
Win 5-7 Jan 1990 Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard South Africa Danie Visser Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6-4, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 5-8 Jul 1990 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass South Africa Danie Visser United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6-7, 6-7, 6-7
Win 6-8 Jul 1990 Stuttgart, Germany Championship Series Clay South Africa Danie Visser Sweden Per Henricsson
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
6-3, 6-4
Win 7-8 Sep 1990 Flushing Meadows, United States Grand Slam Hard South Africa Danie Visser United States Paul Annacone
United States David Wheaton
6-2, 7-6, 6-2
Win 8-8 Oct 1990 Berlin, Germany World Series Carpet South Africa Danie Visser United States Kevin Curren
United States Patrick Galbraith
7-6, 7-6
Loss 8-9 Feb 1992 San Francisco, United States World Series Hard South Africa Danie Visser United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
4-6, 5-7
Win 9-9 Apr 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa World Series Hard South Africa Danie Visser South Africa Wayne Ferreira
South Africa Piet Norval
6-4, 6-4
Loss 9-10 Apr 1992 Nice, France World Series Clay South Africa Danie Visser United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Scott Melville
1-6, 6-3, 4-6


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 2 (1-1)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1-1)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1989 Cape Town, South Africa Challenger Hard South Africa Christo Van Rensburg 3-6, 1-6
Win 1-1 Jul 1989 Johannesburg, South Africa Challenger Grass South Africa Wayne Ferreira 6-3, 6-3

Doubles: 2 (2-0)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-0)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 1989 Johannesburg, South Africa Challenger Grass South Africa Danie Visser South Africa David Adams
South Africa Dean Botha
7-6, 6-4
Win 2-0 Mar 1992 Indian Wells, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Danie Visser United States Mike Briggs
United States Trevor Kronemann
7-6, 2-6, 7-5

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R A Q3 Q1 0 / 2 0-2 0%
French Open A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon Q2 2R 2R Q2 A A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
US Open A 3R 3R A A A 0 / 2 4-2 67%
Win-loss 0-0 3-3 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 6 6-6 50%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Miami A 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Cincinnati A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Win-loss 0-0 2-3 2-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 / 6 4-6 40%

Doubles

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 3R W 1R 3R A A A 1 / 4 10-3 77%
French Open A 1R A QF A 2R A A A 0 / 3 4-3 57%
Wimbledon 3R QF QF F A 1R A A A 0 / 5 13-5 72%
US Open 1R 1R 2R W A A A A A 1 / 4 7-3 70%
Win-loss 2-2 3-3 6-3 20-2 0-1 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 / 16 34-14 71%
Year-end Championships
ATP Finals DNQ RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 1 1-2 33%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A SF 2R 1R 1R A A Q1 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Miami A 2R SF 2R QF 2R A A A 0 / 5 8-5 62%
Monte Carlo A A A A 2R 2R A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Hamburg A A SF A A 2R A A A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Rome A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati A 1R F QF A A A A A 0 / 3 5-3 63%
Paris A QF SF 2R A A A A A 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Win-loss 0-0 2-3 15-6 1-4 2-3 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 20 23-20 53%

Mixed Doubles

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
French Open A A 3R A 2R 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Wimbledon 2R 1R QF A 1R 0 / 4 4-4 50%
US Open A SF QF A A 0 / 2 5-2 71%
Win-loss 1-1 3-2 7-3 0-0 1-3 0 / 9 12-9 57%

References

  1. ^ "Peter Aldrich | Titles and Finals | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Starr Finds Son's Decomposed Body". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 8 July 1988. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Pieter Aldrich Gentlemen's Doubles Record" (PDF). Official Website of Wimbledon. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Aldrich wins Hall of Fame tennis tourney". United Press International. 15 July 1990. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "RESULTS PLUS". The New York Times. 16 July 1990. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Peter Aldrich | Rankings History | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "ATP Johannesburg Draw (Men's) - 1992". Steve G Tennis. Retrieved 2015.

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