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Bill Scanlon

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  • Age: 58 (13.11.1956)
  • Birthplace: Dallas, TX
  • Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
United States

United States

As of 25.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




296-257 6 $1,427,007

Singles & Doubles combined





99-152 2 $1,427,007

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Dallas, Texas Single
Singles titles: 7, as follows:
1986--(1) Newport
1982--(1) WCT/Zurich
1981--(3) Auckland, WCT/Salisbury, Bangkok
1979--(1) Maui
1978--(1) Maui
Doubles titles: 3, as follows:
1987--(1) Adelaide (w/Lendl)
1977--(2) Ocean City (w/Metreveli), Brisbane (w/Gerulaitis)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1989- Quarterfinalist at Nagoya Ch.
1988- Semifinalist at Martinique Ch.; Doubles Runner-up at Bossonnens Ch.
(w/Garnett); Doubles Semifinalist at Cascais Ch. (w/Garnett).
1987- Runner-up at Adelaide (l. Masur); Semifinalist at Chicago; Quarter-
finalist at Sydney/NSW.
1986- Semifinalist at Auckland; Quarterfinalist at Houston.
1985- Quarterfinalist at Melbourne.
1984- Semifinalist at Houston; Quarterfinalist at San Francisco, Madrid,
Sydney/NSW; RD 16 at Wimbledon.
1983- Runner-up at Columbus (l. Teacher); Semifinalist at Philadelphia, Milan
WCT/Dallas, Munich, U.S. Open, WCT/Houston, WCT/Detroit; Quarterfinalist at
Nancy, WCT/Richmond, San Francisco; RD 16 at Wimbledon.
1982- Runner-up at Vienna (l. Gottfried), Paris Indoor (l. Fibak), WCT/
Chicago (l. Fibak); Semifinalist at Gstaad; Quarterfinalist at WCT/Los
Angeles, WCT/Genoa.
1981- Semifinalist at Los Angeles, San Francisco, Maui; Quarterfinalist at
Cincinnati, Tokyo Indoor; Doubles Runner-up at Auckland (w/Graham).
1980- Semifinalist at Tokyo Indoor, Los Angeles, Houston, Maui; Quarterfinal-
ist Six Times; Doubles Runner-up at Rotterdam (w/Teacher), Wembley (w/Telt-
Best Grand Slam Results: Australian Open, 1980 Quarterfinalist, 1977 RD 16;
Wimbledon, 1979 Quarterfinalist, 1984/83 RD 16;U.S. Open, 1983 Semifinalist
One of the game's most talented players over the years, "Scaz" won his
first Grand Prix as a "Lucky Loser" in 1978 at Maui. He was about to take a
leave of absence from the tour when friends convinced him to enter the
qualifying. But he lost in qualies and got his break as a lucky loser.
Prior to turning pro in 1976, he won the NCAA singles title that spring,
defeating Peter Fleming. He was an All-America at Trinity University in 1975
and 1976.
He made his big mark at the 1983 U.S. Open, reaching the semifinals. En
route he defeated John McEnroe in the RD 16.
Founder of the Dallas Youth Foundation which provides children with the
opportunity to learn tennis while developing good sportsmanship habits at the
He had knee surgery early in 1985 and was out for five months before
coming back in 1986 when he won at Newport, his first title since 1982.
Earned a career high $297,372 in 1983 when he finished a career-best No.
12 on the ATP computer rankings.
Finished at No. 320 on the ATP computer in 1989 in his final full season
of an outstanding 14-year career.

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