Marty Riessen

Marty Riessen

Marty Riessen
Marty Riessen in 1968
Full name Marty Riessen
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Boca West, Florida, USA
Born (1941-12-04) December 4, 1941
Hinsdale, Illinois
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1958)
Retired 1981
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 365–244[1] (Open era)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 8 (1971, Lance Tingay)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1971)
French Open 4R (1971, 1974)
Wimbledon QF (1965)
US Open QF (1963, 1971)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals SF (1972)
Doubles
Career record 428–157
Career titles 53
Highest ranking No. 3 (March 3, 1980)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1971)
French Open W (1971)
Wimbledon F (1969)
US Open W (1976)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 7
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1969)
French Open W (1969)
Wimbledon W (1975)
US Open W (1969, 1970, 1972, 1980)
Last updated on: June 12, 2012.

Marty Riessen (born December 4, 1941) played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s. He was ranked as high as No. 11 in the world in singles on the ATP Rankings in September 1974, though was ranked as high as World No. 8 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph in 1971, before the computer rankings.[2] Renowned for his doubles play, Riessen was also a regular doubles partner of Australian tennis great Margaret Court, winning six of his seven major mixed titles and a career grand slam alongside her. Additionally a winner of two men's doubles grand slams, his highest doubles ranking was No. 3 on March 3, 1980.

Contents

  • Career 1
  • Distinctions and honors 2
  • Open era career highlights 3
    • Singles finals 23 (9–14) 3.1
    • Doubles finals 80 (52–28) 3.2
  • Grand Slam finals, 15 (9–6) 4
    • Men's doubles 6 (2–4) 4.1
    • Mixed doubles 9 (7–2) 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Career

Marty Riessen at the 1972 Rotterdam Indoors tournament

Marty Riessen played collegiate tennis at Northwestern University, where he reached the NCAA Singles finals three times: 1962 (falling to Rafael Osuna of USC); 1963 and 1964 (falling to Dennis Ralston of USC both times). He was a semifinalist at the NCAA doubles championship with Clark Graebner in 1963 and 1964.

He won six singles titles in the open era, with the biggest coming in Cincinnati in 1974. (He won numerous other pre-open era titles, including two other Cincinnati titles in the pre-Open Era.) He also reached the quarterfinals in singles at both the Australian Open and the US Open in 1971.

He also won 53 doubles titles, including the US Open (in 1976), the French Open (1971, with Arthur Ashe), and seven ATP Masters Series events: Paris Indoor (1976), Canada (1971 & 1970), Monte Carlo (1970), Hamburg (1968 & 1969), and Rome (1968). He reached the doubles final at US Open in 1978 & 1975, the Australian Open in 1971, and Wimbledon in 1969.

Distinctions and honors

Open era career highlights

Singles finals 23 (9–14)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1969 Perth, Australia Grass Ken Rosewall 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 2. 1970 Wembley-1, U.K. Carpet Ken Rosewall 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 1970 Tucson WCT, U.S. Roy Emerson 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1970 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Arthur Ashe 6–7, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 1971 Tehran WCT, Iran Clay John Alexander 6–7, 6–1, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1971 Washington WCT, U.S. Clay Ken Rosewall 2–6, 5–7, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard Rod Laver 6–2, 4–6, 6–3, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1971 Paris Indoor, France Clay Arthur Ashe 6–7, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1972 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor Rod Laver 7–5, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 1972 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Rod Laver 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1972 Washington WCT, U.S. Clay Tony Roche 6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 1972 Vancouver WCT, Canada Outdoor John Newcombe 7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 5–7
Winner 6. 1973 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet Roscoe Tanner 7–6, 6–0, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 1973 Copenhagen WCT, Denmark Carpet Roger Taylor 2–6, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 9. 1973 Quebec, Canada Other Jimmy Connors 1–6, 4–6, 7–6, 0–6
Runner-up 10. 1974 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Rod Laver 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet Stan Smith 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1974 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay Robert Lutz 7–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1975 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 5–7, 6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 12. 1977 La Costa, U.S. Hard Brian Gottfried 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 1979 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet Harold Solomon 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 14. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet Butch Walts 3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1979 Lafayette, U.S. Carpet Pat Du Pré 6–4, 5–7, 6–2

Doubles finals 80 (52–28)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1968 Rome, Italy Clay Tom Okker Nicholas Kalogeropoulos
Allan Stone
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 1968 Hamburg, Germany Clay Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–4, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 3. 1969 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
8–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1969 Wimbledon, London Grass Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Winner 4. 1969 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Tom Okker Mal Anderson
Roy Emerson
6–1, 6–4
Winner 5. 1969 Hamburg, Germany Clay Tom Okker Jean-Claude Barclay
Jürgen Fassbender
6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 6. 1970 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Roger Taylor Pierre Barthès
Nikola Pilić
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 7. 1970 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Tom Okker Arthur Ashe
Charlie Pasarell
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1970 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Tom Okker Cliff Drysdale
Roger Taylor
2–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1970 Toronto, Canada Clay Bill Bowrey Cliff Drysdale
Fred Stolle
6–3, 6–2
Winner 9. 1970 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Tom Okker Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 1971 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Winner 10. 1971 Chicago WCT, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
7–6, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 11. 1971 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker Robert Lutz
Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay Arthur Ashe Tom Gorman
Stan Smith
6–8, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 11–9
Winner 13. 1971 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Tom Okker Erik Van Dillen
Stan Smith
8–6, 4–6, 10–8
Winner 14. 1971 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Tom Okker Bob Carmichael
Ray Ruffels
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 1971 Quebec WCT, Canada Indoor Tom Okker Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 1971 Boston WCT, U.S. Clay Tom Okker Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
4–6, 4–6
Winner 15. 1971 Montreal, Canada Clay Tom Okker Arthur Ashe
Dennis Ralston
6–3, 6–3, 6–1
Winner 16. 1971 Cologne, Germany Carpet Tom Okker Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 17. 1972 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
7–6, 7–6
Winner 18. 1972 Miami WCT, U.S. Hard Tom Okker Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
7–5, 6–4
Winner 19. 1972 Chicago WCT, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
6–2, 6–3
Winner 20. 1972 Charlotte WCT, U.S. Clay Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 21. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 22. 1972 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard Tom Okker Ken Rosewall
Fred Stolle
6–2, 6–2
Winner 23. 1972 Montreal WCT, Canada Outdoor Tom Okker Robert Maud
Ken Rosewall
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 24. 1972 Alamo WCT, U.S. Outdoor Tom Okker Brian Fairlie
Ismail El Shafei
7–6, 6–4
Winner 25. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Tom Okker Colin Dibley
Roy Emerson
7–5, 7–6
Winner 26. 1972 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet Tom Okker Brian Fairlie
Ismail El Shafei
6–2, 7–6
Winner 27. 1973 London WCT, England Hard (i) Tom Okker Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–3
Winner 28. 1973 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet Tom Okker Ken Rosewall
Fred Stolle
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 1973 Cologne WCT, Germany Carpet Tom Okker Mark Cox
Graham Stilwell
6–7, 3–6
Winner 29. 1973 Washington WCT, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 30. 1973 Houston, U.S. Clay Tom Okker Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 7–5
Winner 31. 1973 Charlotte WCT, U.S. Clay Tom Okker Erik Van Dillen
Tom Gorman
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1973 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 8. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet Tom Okker Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
2–6, 6–7, 0–6
Winner 32. 1973 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Tom Okker Ray Keldie
Raymond Moore
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 1973 Quebec, Canada Jimmy Connors Bob Carmichael
Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 10. 1974 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet Tom Okker Raúl Ramírez
Tony Roche
3–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1974 Miami WCT, U.S. Hard Tom Okker John Alexander
Phil Dent
6–4, 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1974 Washington WCT, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–7, 3–6
Winner 33. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet Tom Gorman Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 34. 1974 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Tom Gorman Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 13. 1974 Boston, U.S. Clay Hans-Jürgen Pohmann Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 35. 1974 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Tom Okker Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 1974 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Tom Okker Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–7, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 1975 Nottingham, England Grass Tom Okker Charlie Pasarell
Roscoe Tanner
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 1975 U.S. Open, New York Clay Tom Okker Jimmy Connors
Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 17. 1975 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Cliff Drysdale Anand Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 1976 Memphis WCT, U.S. Carpet Roscoe Tanner Anand Amritraj
Vijay Amritraj
3–6, 4–6
Winner 36. 1976 La Costa, U.S. Hard Roscoe Tanner Peter Fleming
Gene Mayer
7–6, 7–6
Winner 37. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Roscoe Tanner Frew McMillan
Tom Okker
6–2, 7–5
Winner 38. 1976 South Orange, U.S. Clay Fred McNair Vitas Gerulaitis
Ilie Năstase
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 39. 1976 U.S. Open, New York Clay Tom Okker Paul Kronk
Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Winner 40. 1976 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Tom Okker Fred McNair
Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 19. 1976 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Tom Okker Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 20. 1977 Palm Springs, U.S. Hard Roscoe Tanner Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–7, 6–7
Winner 41. 1977 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard Tom Okker Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
3–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 42. 1977 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Dick Stockton Fred McNair
Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1977 Hong Kong Hard Roscoe Tanner Syd Ball
Kim Warwick
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 22. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet Jan Kodeš Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 23. 1978 U.S. Open, New York Hard Sherwood Stewart Robert Maud
Ken Rosewall
6–1, 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 24. 1978 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard Sherwood Stewart Wojtek Fibak
Tom Okker
6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 43. 1979 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet Sherwood Stewart Anand Amritraj
Cliff Drysdale
7–6, 6–4
Winner 44. 1979 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Sherwood Stewart Adriano Panatta
Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 25. 1979 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Sherwood Stewart Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 26. 1979 Surbiton, England Grass Pat Du Pré Tim Gullikson
Tom Gullikson
3–6, 7–6, 6–8
Winner 45. 1979 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Sherwood Stewart Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 46. 1979 Louisville, U.S. Hard Sherwood Stewart Vijay Amritraj
Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 1–6, 6–1
Winner 47. 1979 Lafayette, U.S. Carpet Sherwood Stewart Victor Amaya
Eric Friedler
6–4, 6–4
Winner 48. 1979 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard Sherwood Stewart Bob Carmichael
Tim Gullikson
6–3, 2–2, RET.
Winner 49. 1979 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet Sherwood Stewart Wojtek Fibak
Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–4
Winner 50. 1979 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Sherwood Stewart Mike Cahill
Terry Moor
6–4, 7–6
Winner 51. 1980 Baltimore WCT, U.S. Carpet Tim Gullikson Brian Gottfried
Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 27. 1980 Houston, U.S. Clay Sherwood Stewart Peter McNamara
Paul McNamee
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 1980 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Sherwood Stewart Victor Amaya
Hank Pfister
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Winner 52. 1981 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Sherwood Stewart Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 6–2

Grand Slam finals, 15 (9–6)

Men's doubles 6 (2–4)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-Up 1969 Wimbledon Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
5–7, 9–11, 3–6
Runner-Up 1971 Australian Open Tom Okker John Newcombe
Tony Roche
2–6, 6–7
Winner 1971 French Open Arthur Ashe Tom Gorman
Stan Smith
6–8, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 11–9
Runner-Up 1975 US Open Tom Okker Jimmy Connors
Ilie Năstase
4–6, 6–7
Winner 1976 US Open Tom Okker Paul Kronk
Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–4
Runner-Up 1978 US Open (2) Sherwood Stewart Robert Maud
Ken Rosewall
6–1, 5–7, 3–6

Mixed doubles 9 (7–2)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1969 Australian Open Margaret Smith Court Fred Stolle
Ann Haydon-Jones
Shared championship, final not played
Winner 1969 French Open Margaret Smith Court Jean Claude Barclay
Françoise Dürr
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1969 US Open Margaret Smith Court Dennis Ralston
Françoise Dürr
7–5, 6–3
Winner 1970 US Open (2) Margaret Smith Court Frew McMillan
Judy Tegart Dalton
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1971 Wimbledon Margaret Smith Court Owen Davidson
Billie Jean King
6–3, 2–6, 13–15
Winner 1972 US Open (3) Margaret Smith Court Ilie Năstase
Rosemary Casals
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1973 US Open Margaret Smith Court Owen Davidson
Billie Jean King
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Winner 1975 Wimbledon Margaret Smith Court Allan Stone
Betty Stöve
6–4, 7–5
Winner 1980 US Open (4) Wendy Turnbull Frew McMillan
Betty Stöve
7–5, 6–2

References

  1. ^ Pro Circuit – Player Profile – RIESSEN, Marty (USA). ITF Tennis (1941-12-04). Retrieved on 2014-01-21.
  2. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 428.

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