Dick Stockton (tennis)

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Dick Stockton
Dick Stockton.jpg
Dick Stockton Wimbledon circa 1990
Full nameRichard LaClede Stockton
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceCharlottesville, Virginia, USA
Born (1951-02-18) February 18, 1951 (age 69)
New York, NY, USA
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1971
Retired1986
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,063,385
Singles
Career record370–252 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 8 (November 1, 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1977Jan)
French OpenSF (1978)
WimbledonSF (1974)
US OpenQF (1976, 1977)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsF (1977)
Doubles
Career record327–205 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 13 (August 30, 1977)

Richard "Dick" LaClede Stockton (born February 18, 1951 in New York City)[1] is a former professional tennis player from the United States. In addition to his playing career, he was the head coach of the men's tennis team at the University of Virginia.[2] for three years, from 1998-2001. Stockton is currently the Head Men's Tennis Coach at Piedmont College in Demorest, GA.

Stockton's highest world ranking was World No. 8.[3] He reached the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1974, the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 1976 and 1977 and the semifinals in the 1978 French Open. Stockton played on the U.S. Davis Cup Team five times (1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979), including the U.S. Davis Cup Championship Team in 1979.[2]

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 18 (8 titles – 10 runners-up)[edit]

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1971 Merion, U.S. Hard United States Clark Graebner 2–6, 4–6, 7–6, 5–7
Loss 2. 1973 Miami WCT, U.S. Hard Australia Rod Laver 6–7, 3–6, 5–7
Win 1. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec 6–2, 6–1
Loss 3. 1974 Charlotte, U.S. Clay United States Jeff Borowiak 4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Win 2. 1974 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Geoff Masters 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 4. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander 6–7, 6–4, 3–6
Win 3. 1975 San Antonio WCT, U.S. Hard United States Stan Smith 7–5, 2–6, 7–6
Loss 5. 1975 Washington Indoor WCT, U.S. Carpet United Kingdom Mark Cox 2–6, 6–7
Win 4. 1976 Lagos WCT, Nigeria[a] Clay United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–2
Loss 6. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Tony Roche 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Win 5. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
Win 6. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 5–6, RET.
Win 7. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Romania Ilie Năstase 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 7. 1977 Dallas WCT, U.S. – WCT Finals Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 7–6, 1–6, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 8. 1978 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet Sweden Björn Borg 6–7, 5–7
Win 8. 1978 Little Rock, U.S. Carpet United States Hank Pfister 6–4, 3–5, RET.
Loss 9. 1978 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States John McEnroe 6–2, 6–7, 2–6
Loss 10. 1981 South Orange, U.S. Clay Israel Shlomo Glickstein 3–6, 7–5, 4–6

Doubles: 31 (16 titles – 15 runners-up)[edit]

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1971 Merion, U.S. Hard United States Chuck McKinley United States Clark Graebner
United States Jim Osborne
6–7, 3–6
Loss 2. 1972 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Chuck McKinley United States Jimmy Connors
United States Pancho Gonzales
3–6, 5–7
Win 1. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 2. 1973 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Win 3. 1973 Fort Worth, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
7–6, 6–4
Loss 3. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 4. 1974 Orlando WCT, U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6–7, 3–6
Win 4. 1974 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6–3, 7–6
Loss 5. 1975 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Erik van Dillen United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Win 5. 1975 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet United States Erik van Dillen India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 7–5, 6–1
Win 6. 1975 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States Erik van Dillen United Kingdom Mark Cox
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
1–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win 7. 1976 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Bob Hewitt
6–3, 6–4
Loss 6. 1976 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner South Africa Raymond Moore
Australia Allan Stone
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win 8. 1976 Perth, Australia Hard United States Roscoe Tanner Australia Bob Carmichael
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Win 9. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Cliff Letcher Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 7. 1977 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet India Vijay Amritraj Romania Ilie Năstase
Italy Adriano Panatta
4–6, 6–3, 6–7
Loss 8. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet India Vijay Amritraj Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
4–6, 4–6
Win 10. 1977 Masters Doubles, New York Carpet India Vijay Amritraj United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Italy Adriano Panatta
7–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
Win 11. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Marty Riessen United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Loss 9. 1978 Birmingham WCT, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Sandy Mayer
6–3, 1–6, 6–7
Win 12. 1978 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet United States Erik van Dillen Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
7–6, 6–3
Win 13. 1978 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Erik van Dillen United States Rick Fisher
United States Bruce Manson
6–1, 6–4
Win 14. 1979 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet United States Stan Smith Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–2, 6–3
Loss 10. 1979 Memphis, U.S. Carpet South Africa Frew McMillan Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
4–6, 4–6
Win 15. 1980 Tulsa, U.S. Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz Paraguay Francisco González
United States Van Winitsky
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Loss 11. 1980 Bangkok, Thailand Carpet Netherlands Tom Okker United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Brian Teacher
6–7, 6–7
Loss 12. 1981 Denver, U.S. Carpet United States Mel Purcell Zimbabwe Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
3–6, 4–6
Loss 13. 1982 La Quinta, U.S. Hard United Kingdom John Lloyd United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 14. 1982 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay United States Erik van Dillen United States Tracy Delatte
United States Johan Kriek
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 16. 1982 Hartford WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Mike Cahill
United States Tracy Delatte
7–6, 6–3
Loss 15. 1983 South Orange, U.S. Clay United Kingdom John Lloyd United States Fritz Buehning
United States Tom Cain
2–6, 5–7

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The tournament was halted at the semifinal stage due to a coup d'etat attempt in Nigeria and the final was played on April 2 during the Caracas WCT tournament.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.atptour.com/en/players/dick-stockton/s090/bio
  2. ^ a b virginiasports.cstv.com
  3. ^ trinity.edu
  4. ^ Olaojo Aiyegbayo (July 12, 2015). "The story of Lagos' ill-fated 1976 Professional Tennis Tournament". Africa is a Country.

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