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Tim Wilkison

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  • Age: 54 (23.11.1959)
  • Birthplace: Shelby, NC
  • Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed
Inactive
United States

United States

As of 20.10.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

23

29.09.1986

294-297 6 $1,289,085

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

21

31.07.1989

263-257 10 $1,289,085

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Charlotte, North Carolina Wife, Vicki; Son, MacLane
Singles titles: 6, as follows:
1985--(1) Nancy
1984--(1) Vienna
1982--(1) Auckland
1980--(1) Sydney/NSW
1979--(1) Auckland
1978--(1) Sydney/NSW
Doubles titles: 9, as follows:
1989--(2) Bristol (w/Chamberlin), Livingston (w/Pawsat)
1988--(2) Rye Brook (w/Castle), Scottsdale (w/S. Davis)
1987--(1) Vienna (w/Purcell)
1986--(1) Newport (w/V. Amritraj)
1984--(1) Treviso (w/Slozil)
1981--(2) Auckland (w/Taygan), Vienna (w/Denton)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1989- Runner-up at Brasilia-3 Ch.;Semifinalist at Charleston; QF at Helsinki,
Copenhagen Chs.; Doubles Runner-up at Memphis (w/S. Davis), Rio de Janeiro
(w/P. McEnroe);Doubles SF at Charleston (w/Pate), Stockholm (w/Chamberlin).
1988- Quarterfinalist at Wellington, Rye Brook, San Francisco, Capetown Ch.;
Doubles Winner at Durban Ch. (w/Robertson); Doubles Runner-up at Toronto
(w/Castle), San Francisco (w/S. Davis), Johannesburg (w/Muller); Doubles
Semifinalist at Los Angeles (w/S. Davis).
1987- Runner-up at Bristol (l. Evernden); Semifinalist at Los Angeles, Toul-
ouse; Quarterfinalist at Orlando, San Francisco; RD 16 at Australian Open;
Doubles Runner-up at Los Angeles (w/Gilbert).
1986- Runner-up at Atlanta (l. Curren), Newport (l. Scanlon); Quarterfinalist
at Queens, Bristol, U.S. Open; Doubles Semifinalist 3 Times.
1985- Semifinalist at Cincinnati, Cologne; Quarterfinalist at Milan; RD 16 at
Australian Open; Doubles Runner-up at Basle (w/Dickson).
1984- Runner-up at North Conway, Basle (l. Nystrom both times); Semifinalist
at Cologne, Treviso; Doubles Runner-up at Bari (w/Freeman), Basle (w/Edberg
Toulouse (w/Slozil).
1983- Quarterfinalist at Rotterdam, Tampa.
1982- Semifinalist at Cleveland, Hong Kong, Taipei; Doubles Runner-up at Tai-
pei (w/McNair).
1981- Runner-up at Auckland (l. Scanlon); Quarterfinalist at Newport, Cologne
1980- S & D Runner-up at Auckland (w/Sadri), Maui (l. Teltscher); Doubles
Runner-up at Melbourne (w/Sadri).
Best Grand Slam Results: Australian Open, 1987/85 RD 16; U.S. Open, 1986
Quarterfinalist.
One of the most aggressive players on the tour who dives continuosly for
shots on the court. Vitas Gerulaitis said, "Every match I've played with him
he always comes out bleeding. One of these days, he's going to kill himself.
Nicknamed "Rambo" and "Dr. Dirt" on the NGP tour.
He gained national attention in the 1986 U.S. Open, being the only Amer-
ican to reach the quarterfinals -- also his best Grand Slam result.
All six of his singles titles have come outside the U.S., winning twice
in Sydney and Auckland along with a championship in Vienna and Nancy.
Coached by former pro Woody Blocher since 1983.
He wears an ATP cap during his matches no matter if its indoors or out-
doors because he says the cap blocks out distractions.
Turned pro in 1977.
Earned a career-high $174,438 in 1985 and finished No. 44 on the ATP
computer, his second best finish (39 in 1984).
Surpassed the $1 million mark in career earnings at Indian Wells, Calif.
in March 1988.
Compiled only an 8-16 singles record, but reached four doubles finals,
winning two, in 1989. Finished No. 124 on the ATP computer in 1989, his
second straight ranking outside the top 100 (121 in '88).

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