Owen Davidson

Owen Davidson

Owen Davidson
Country  Australia
Born (1943-10-04) 4 October 1943
Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1969 (amateur tour from 1962)
Retired 1974
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 2010 (member page)
Singles
Highest ranking No. 8 (1967, NY Times)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967)
French Open QF (1967)
Wimbledon SF (1966)
US Open QF (1966, 1967)
Professional majors
US Pro SF (1967)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1972)
French Open F (1967)
Wimbledon F (1966)
US Open W (1973)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1967)
French Open W (1967)
Wimbledon W (1967, 1971, 1973, 1974)
US Open W (1966, 1967, 1971, 1973)

Owen K. Davidson (born 4 October 1943 in Melbourne) was a professional tennis player of the 1960s and 1970s.

Partnering Billie Jean King, Davidson won eight grand slam mixed doubles titles. In 1967 he won a calendar year slam for mixed doubles, when he won the Australian Championships (with Lesley Turner Bowrey), and the French Championships, Wimbledon and the US Championships (with King).

His best grand slam singles result was at Wimbledon in 1966, when he reached the semifinals. He is also the 1972 Australian Open and the 1973 US Open men's doubles champion, partnering John Newcombe and Ken Rosewall. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island in 2010. He was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame at the Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on 26 January 2011 (Australia Day).

Contents

  • Grand Slam finals 1
    • Men's doubles: 6 (2–4) 1.1
    • Mixed doubles: 12 (11–1) 1.2
  • Open-era doubles titles (10) 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Grand Slam finals

Men's doubles: 6 (2–4)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1966 Wimbledon Bill Bowrey Ken Fletcher
John Newcombe
3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 1967 Australian Championships Bill Bowrey John Newcombe
Tony Roche
6–3, 3–6, 5–7, 8–6, 6–8
Runner-up 1967 US Championships Bill Bowrey John Newcombe
Tony Roche
8–6, 7–9, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 1972 Australian Open Ken Rosewall Ross Case
Geoff Masters
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1972 US Open (2) John Newcombe Cliff Drysdale
Roger Taylor
4–6, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 1973 US Open John Newcombe Rod Laver
Ken Rosewall
7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 7–5

Mixed doubles: 12 (11–1)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1965 Australian Championships Robyn Ebbern Margaret Court
John Newcombe
shared championship, final not played
Winner 1966 US Championships Donna Floyd Fales Carol Hanks Aucamp
Ed Rubinoff
6–1, 6–3
Winner 1967 Australian Championships (2) Lesley Turner Bowrey Judy Tegart Dalton
Tony Roche
9–7, 6–4
Winner 1967 French Championships Billie Jean King Ann Haydon-Jones
Ion Ţiriac
6–3, 6–1
Winner 1967 Wimbledon[2] Billie Jean King Maria Bueno
Ken Fletcher
7–5, 6–2
Winner 1967 US Championships (2) Billie Jean King Rosemary Casals
Stan Smith
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1968 French Open Billie Jean King Françoise Dürr
Jean-Claude Barclay
1–6, 4–6
Winner 1971 Wimbledon (2) Billie Jean King Margaret Court
Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–2, 15–13
Winner 1971 US Open (3) Billie Jean King Bob Maud
Betty Stöve
6–3, 7–5
Winner 1973 Wimbledon (3) Billie Jean King Janet Newberry
Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1973 US Open (4) Billie Jean King Margaret Court
Marty Riessen
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 1974 Wimbledon (4) Billie Jean King Lesley Charles
Mark Farrell
6–3, 9–7

Open-era doubles titles (10)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1969 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay John Newcombe Pancho Gonzales
Dennis Ralston
7–5, 11–13, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 2. 1969 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Dennis Ralston Thomaz Koch
Ove Nils Bengtson
8–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1970 Rome, Italy Clay Bill Bowrey Ilie Năstase
Ion Ţiriac
6–0, 8–10, 3–6, 8–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 1970 Hilversum, Netherlands Hard Bill Bowrey John Alexander
Phil Dent
6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Bob Carmichael Arthur Ashe
Stan Smith
0–6, 7–5, 5–7
Winner 4. 1971 Bournemouth, England Clay Bill Bowrey Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
8–6, 6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Ken Rosewall Ross Case
Geoff Masters
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1972 US Open, New York Grass John Newcombe Cliff Drysdale
Roger Taylor
4–6, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 1973 Montreal, Canada Hard John Newcombe Rod Laver
Ken Rosewall
5–7, 6–7
Winner 6. 1973 US Open, New York Grass John Newcombe Roy Emerson
Rod Laver
7–5, 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
Winner 7. 1973 Chicago, US Carpet John Newcombe Gerald Battrick
Graham Stilwell
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 5. 1973 Fort Worth, US Hard John Newcombe Brian Gottfried
Dick Stockton
6–7, 4–6
Winner 8. 1973 London Carpet Mark Cox Gerald Battrick
Graham Stilwell
6–4, 8–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 Baltimore, US Carpet Clark Graebner Jürgen Fassbender
Karl Meiler
6–7, 5–7
Winner 9. 1974 St. Petersburg WCT, US Hard John Newcombe Clark Graebner
Charlie Pasarell
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1974 New Orleans WCT, US John Newcombe Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
6–4, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 10. 1974 Orlando WCT, US Hard John Newcombe Brian Gottfried
Dick Stockton
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1974 Charlotte, US Clay John Newcombe Buster Mottram
Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 1974 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet John Newcombe Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
2–6, 7–6, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 10. 1974 Maui, US Hard John Newcombe Dick Stockton
Roscoe Tanner
3–6, 6–7

References

  1. ^ "Mulligan, Emerson Lead World Tennis Standing ", New York Times, 21 May 1967.
  2. ^ The Championships, Wimbledon 2007 – Grand Slam Tennis – Official Site by IBM

External links