Ross Case
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Ross Case

Ross Case
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceToowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Born (1951-11-01) 1 November 1951 (age 69)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Turned pro1969 (amateur from 1968)
Retired1983
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record255-247
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 14 (25 April 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (1974)
French Open3R (1979)
Wimbledon4R (1971)
US Open4R (1973)
Doubles
Career record356-241
Career titles20
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1974)
French OpenF (1979)
WimbledonW (1977)
US OpenQF (1974)

Ross Case (born 1 November 1951) is an Australian former tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was world no. 14.

With Geoff Masters, he won two Grand Slam doubles titles: in 1974 at the Australian Open[1] and in 1977 at Wimbledon.[2] He was also runner-up in 1976 at Wimbledon.[3] He played in the Australian Davis Cup team in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, and 1979.[4]

Career finals

Singles 10 (5 wins / 5 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 1969 Seattle, Washington Hard United States Warren Farmer 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
Loss 1-1 1971 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay United Kingdom Gerald Battrick 3-6, 4-6, 7-9
Win 2-1 1973 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Geoff Masters 6-1, 6-0
Loss 2-2 1973 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard Australia John Newcombe 6-7, 6-7, 3-6
Win 3-2 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Arthur Ashe 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Loss 3-3 1975 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 7-5, 5-7, 6-7
Win 4-3 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Italy Corrado Barazzutti 6-3, 6-1
Win 5-3 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia John Marks 6-2, 6-1
Loss 5-4 1976 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 6-7, 2-6
Loss 5-5 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Phil Dent 6-7, 2-6, 3-6

Doubles 41 (20 wins / 21 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Geoff Masters Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Ken Rosewall
6-3, 6-7, 3-6
Win 1. 1972 Seattle, U.S. Hard Australia Geoff Masters France Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau
France Wanaro N'Godrella
4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Win 2. 1972 Brisbane, Australia Hard Australia Geoff Masters France Georges Goven
France Wanaro N'Godrella
6-2, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6
Loss 2. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay Australia Geoff Masters Australia John Newcombe
Netherlands Tom Okker
2-6, 3-6, 4-6
Win 3. 1973 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Australia Geoff Masters Australia Dick Crealy
Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
2-6, 6-1, 6-4
Loss 3. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay Australia Geoff Masters Australia Rod Laver
Australia John Newcombe
6-7, 2-6
Win 4. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Geoff Masters Australia Syd Ball
Australia Bob Giltinan
6-7, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 4. 1974 Hempstead WCT, New York Hard Australia Geoff Masters United States Jeff Borowiak
Australia Dick Crealy
7-6, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 5. 1974 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Australia Geoff Masters Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6-7, 7-6, 6-7
Win 5. 1974 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Australia Geoff Masters United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-3, 6-2
Win 6. 1974 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Geoff Masters Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6-4, 6-4
Win 7. 1974 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Syd Ball United States Mike Estep
Mexico Marcello Lara
6-3, 7-6, 9-7
Win 8. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Australia Geoff Masters United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-7, 7-6, 7-6
Win 9. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard Australia Geoff Masters United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Loss 6. 1975 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Australia Geoff Masters Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Ray Ruffels
4-6, 4-6
Win 10. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Australia Geoff Masters United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-4, 6-0
Loss 7. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Geoff Masters United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4-6, 2-6
Loss 8. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard Australia Geoff Masters United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6-2, 4-6, 4-6, 0-6
Win 11. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Geoff Masters Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6-1, 6-2
Loss 9. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia Geoff Masters Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6-7, 4-6
Loss 10. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Australia Geoff Masters United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2-6, 6-4, 3-6
Loss 11. 1976 Jackson WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia Geoff Masters United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
5-7, 6-4, 0-6
Win 12. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Australia Geoff Masters United States Charlie Pasarell
Australia Allan Stone
7-5, 6-1
Loss 12. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Geoff Masters Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Ken Rosewall
6-3, 3-6, 6-8, 6-2, 5-7
Win 13. 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard Australia Geoff Masters India Anand Amritraj
Italy Corrado Barazzutti
6-0, 6-1
Loss 13. 1977 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet Czechoslovakia Jan Kode? Romania Ion ?iriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
3-6, 7-6, 4-6
Loss 14. 1977 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia Tony Roche Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
4-6, 4-6
Loss 15. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet Australia Tony Roche Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
4-6, 1-6
Win 14. 1977 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Billy Martin
United States Bill Scanlon
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Win 15. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Geoff Masters 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 Geoff Masters Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
7-6, 3-6, 1-6
Win 16. 1978 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Australia Geoff Masters Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ?eljko Franulovi?
United Kingdom Buster Mottram
6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Win 17. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Australia Geoff Masters United States Pat Du Pré
United States Tom Gorman
6-3, 6-4
Loss 17. 1978 Manila, Philippines Clay Australia Chris Kachel United States Sherwood Stewart
United States Brian Teacher
3-6, 6-7
Loss 18. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet Australia Phil Dent South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United States Bruce Manson
6-3, 3-6, 6-7
Loss 19. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay Australia Phil Dent United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
4-6, 4-6, 4-6
Win 18. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Geoff Masters Australia John James
Australia Chris Kachel
7-6, 6-2
Win 19. 1980 Republic of China Carpet Chile Jaime Fillol United States Andy Kohlberg
United States Larry Stefanki
6-2, 7-6
Win 20. 1980 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Chile Jaime Fillol United States Terry Moor
United States Eliot Teltscher
6-3, 3-6, 6-4
Loss 20. 1981 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Australia John Alexander Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
7-6, 3-6, 1-6
Loss 21. 1981 Cleveland, U.S. Hard Australia Syd Ball United States Marty Davis
United States Chris Dunk
3-6, 4-6

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