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Brian Gottfried

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Brian E Gottfried
  • Age: 62 (27.01.1952)
  • Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
  • Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
  • Height: 6' (183 cm)
  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
Inactive
United States

United States

As of 15.12.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

3

19.06.1977

679-323 25 $2,782,514

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

2

12.12.1976

602-246 54 $2,782,514

Singles & Doubles combined

Member of the U.S. Davis Cup team 1976-78, '80 and '82. 1972 NCAA singles and doubles runner-up. All-American at Trinity University. Winner of 14 national junior titles. After serving as a model of deportment and sportsmanship for years, Brian received the ATP Sportsmanship award in 1984. Gottfried has been doing a number of things right over the years, and had one of the finest years in Grand Prix history in 1977, reaching 15 singles finals, winning five, and climbing as high as No. 3 in the ATP rankings. His game is technically flawless, particularly on his potent forehand volley, still considered one of the best in the game by his peers.

His is a game honed to perfection with dedication and an addiction to practice. Stories about his penchant for practice are legend; the one most often heard comes from Arthur Ashe, who recalls how Brian missed a scheduled practice in Miami one afternoon in order to get married, but atoned by putting in a double session the next day. Gottfried took up tennis at age eight, introduced to the game when some Japanese players, being housed at the Gottfrieds while competing in the Orange Bowl, gave the toddler a racquet upon their departure. He won the 1974 and 1975 ATP Doubles Team of the Year Award with partner Raul Ramirez. He also won the 1976 ATP Most Improved Player Award. He is a member of the ATP Board of Directors, 1985-1987. Vice-president 1986-August, 1987. He was elected ATP president in August, 1987. Residence: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Wife, Windy Son, Kevin; Daughter, Kelly.

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