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John Fitzgerald
  • Age: 54 (28.12.1960)
  • Birthplace: Cummins, Australia
  • Residence: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Height: 6' (183 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1980
  • Coach: Syd Ball


As of 25.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




241-233 6 $3,207,272

Singles & Doubles combined





501-288 30 $3,207,272

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Newport Beach, California Wife, Jenny; Daughter, Elizabeth
Singles titles: 6, as follows:
1988--(1) Sydney/NSW
1984--(1) Sydney/NSW
1983--(2) Newport, Stowe
1982--(1) Maui (as qualifier)
1981--(1) Kitzbuhel 1994--(2) Bologna (w/Rafter), L.A.(w/Wood-
Doubles titles: 30, as follows: 1993--(1) Dubai (w/Jarryd) forde)
1992--(3) Queen's, Antwerp (w/Jarryd), Taipei (w/Stolle)
1991--(6) French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Stockholm, Paris-indoor, ATP
Tour Chmp./Johannesburg (w/Jarryd)
1989--(2) Wimbledon, Paris Indoor (w/Jarryd)
1988--(4) Key Biscayne-Lipton (w/Jarryd), Japan Open (w/Kriek), Sydney Indoor
(w/Cahill), Paris Indoor (w/Annacone)
1986--(2) French Open (w/Smid), Sydney Indoor (w/Becker)
1985--(3) Auckland (w/C. Lewis), Sydney Indoor (w/Jarryd), Las Vegas (w/Cash)
1984--(1) U.S. Open (w/Smid)
1983--(2) Bristol (w/Alexander), Newport (w/V. Amritraj)
1982--(3) Australian Open, Sydney/NSW (w/Alexander), Strasbourg (w/Fibak)
1981--(1) Bastad (w/Edmondson)
Year-by-Year Highlights: 1990- Doubles Runner-up Moscow (w/Jarryd)
1989- Semifinalist at Seoul; Quarterfinalist at Newport; RD 16 at Wimbledon;
Doubles Runner-up at L.A.,Masters; Doubles SF at French Open, U.S. Open (w/
Jarryd), Wembley (w/Cahill);Doubles QF at Aust. Open, Cincinnati (w/Jarryd)
1988- Runner-up at Philadelphia (l. Mayotte), Tokyo Indoor (l. Becker); Semi-
finalist at Adelaide, Brussels, Wembley; Quarterfinalist at Seoul; Doubles
Runner-up at French Open, Wimbledon (w/Jarryd), Stockholm (w/Annacone),
Brussels (w/Smid).
1987- Runner-up at Hong Kong (l. Teltscher); Quarterfinalist at Seoul, New-
port, Brisbane Indoor, Tokyo Indoor; Doubles Runner-up at Cincinnati (w/
Denton); Doubles Semifinalist at Queens (w/Cash), Stockholm (w/Everden).
1986- Doubles Runner-up at Brussels (w/Smid), Indianapolis (w/Stewart).
1985- Semifinalist at Auckland, Sydney Indoor; Quarterfinalist at Adelaide.
1984- Runner-up at Melbourne (l. Cassidy); Semifinalist at Adelaide; Quarter-
finalist at Milan, Johannesburg; Doubles Runner-up at Bristol (w/Alexander)
Toronto (w/Warwick).
1983- Semifinalist at Rotterdam, Brisbane; Quarterfinalist at Tampa, Bristol,
WCT/Dallas, Sydney; RD 16 at Australian Open.
1982- Runner-up at Sydney/NSW (l. Alexander).
1981- Winner at Perth & Tokyo (S & D w/Pascoe) (non-Grand Prix).
1980- Doubles Winner at Lugo (w/Letcher).
Best Grand Slam Results: Australian Open, 1983 RD 16, 1982 Doubles Champion
(w/Alexander); French Open, 1986 Doubles Champion (w/Smid); Wimbledon, 1989
Doubles Champion (w/Jarryd), 1989/86/81 RD 16, 1985 Doubles Runner-up (w/
Cash); U.S. Open, 1984 Doubles Champion (w/Smid).
Member of the Australian Davis Cup team from 1983-present. Helped his
country to the title in 1983, defeating Yannick Noah in the semifinals and
Joakim Nystrom in the final.
Recipient of the 1982 ATP Player Achievement Award, for sportsmanship
and outstanding contribution to tennis.
Grew up on his parents' 3,800-acre farm in Cockaleechie (population 1200
in southern Australia. Did not play national competition until age 15.
Earned a career-high $500,711 and compiled a 37-21 match record while
finishing a career-best No. 25 on the ATP computer. It is the first time he
ended the year in the top 50 since 1984 when he was No. 29. Defeated Ivan
Lendl at Philadelphia and Stefan Edberg at the Tokyo Indoor en route to
runner-up finishes (l. Mayotte and l. Becker, respectively).
Surpassed the $1 million mark in career earnings at Philadelphia in Feb.
Completed the Grand Slam of doubles titles when he teamed with Anders
Jarryd to capture the Wimbledon title in 1989. The duo captured three of the
four in 1991 (except Aust. Open).

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