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Richard Matuszewski

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  • Pronounced: ma-the-CHef-ski
  • Age: 49 (07.09.1964)
  • Birthplace: Newark, NJ
  • Residence: Tampa, FL
  • Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1986
Inactive
United States

United States

As of 18.08.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

49

24.10.1988

54-80 0 $551,306

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

87

17.04.1989

26-52 0 $551,306

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Hopewell Junction, New York Single
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1989- Semifinalist at Japan Open, Bristol, Frankfurt;Quarterfinalist at Troia
Ch., Indianapolis; Doubles Winner at Troia Ch. (w/DeVries); Doubles Quarter
finalist at Key Biscayne-Lipton (w/DeVries).
1988- Runner-up at Sydney Indoor (l. Zivojinovic); Semifinalist at Tokyo In-
door; Quarterfinalist at Vienna Ch.; Doubles Semifinalist at Newport,
Schenectady (w/DeVries).
1987- Semifinalist at Rye Brook, N.Y., Bossonens Ch.; Quarterfinalist at
Coquitlam Ch.; Doubles Semifinalist at Sydney/NSW (w/Pfister).
1986- Quarterfinalist at Raleigh Ch., Berkeley Ch., Vienna, Stockholm; Doubles
Semifinalist at Palermo (w/Dickson).
He played No. 2 on the Clemson Tigers tennis team and was an All-America
in 1985-86 in singles and doubles. He reached the RD 16 at the 1985 NCAA
Tournament, losing to John Ross. He reached the doubles quarterfinals (w/
Brandon Walters). The team finished No. 4 in the country.
He won the 1985 ITCA Indoor doubles title (w/Walters).
He was a member of the USTA Junior Davis Cup team in 1985 and won college's Van Nostrand Memorial award in 1986.
He finished fourth on the 1984 Canadian satellite circuit.
The son of Polish parents both of whom emigrated to the U.S., Richard
began playing tennis at age 10.
Coached by Hank Pfister.
Ranked No. 90 on the ATP computer rankings in 1986, but finished at 197
the following year. Jumped to a year-end best 56 in 1988, compiling an 11-10
match record.
Broke into the top 50 for the first time on Oct. 24, 1988 at No. 49 from
64 after reaching the semifinals at the Tokyo Indoor. He jumped from No. 166
into the top 50 in one month after also finishing runner-up at Sydney to
Zivojinovic.
Slipped to No. 119 on the ATP computer in 1989, but earned a career-high
$120,610.

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