Bob Mark

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Bob Mark
Bob Mark at Noordwijk 1958.jpg
Full name Robert Ian Mark
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1937-11-28)28 November 1937
Albury, Australia
Died 21 July 2006(2006-07-21) (aged 68)
South Africa
Singles
Highest ranking 10
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1959)
French Open 3R (1958)
Wimbledon 3R (1958, 1960)
US Open QF (1960)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1959, 1960, 1961)
French Open F (1961)
Wimbledon F (1959)
US Open F (1960)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1959)
Wimbledon SF (1959, 1960)
US Open W (1961)

Robert 'Bob' Mark (28 November 1937 – 21 July 2006) was an Australian professional tennis player.

Mark won the Australian Men's Doubles title in 1959, 1960 and 1960 partnering Rod Laver. Together with Sandra Reynolds he won the 1960 Australian Mixed Doubles title and in 1961 he teamed up with compatriot Margaret Court to win the U.S. National Championships Mixed Doubles title.

In 1962 he won the singles title at the South African Championships after a four-sets victory in the final against Gordon Forbes.[1]

Grand slam finals

Doubles (3 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1958 Australian Championships Grass Australia Roy Emerson Australia Ashley Cooper
Australia Neale Fraser
5–7, 8–6, 6–3, 3–6, 5–7
Winner 1959 Australian Championships Grass Australia Rod Laver Australia Don Candy
Australia Bob Howe
9–7, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1959 Wimbledon Championships Grass Australia Rod Laver Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Neale Fraser
6–8, 3–6, 16–14, 7–9
Winner 1960 Australian Championships Grass Australia Rod Laver Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Neale Fraser
1–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1960 US National Championships Grass Australia Rod Laver Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Neale Fraser
7–9, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1961 Australian Championships Grass Australia Rod Laver Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Martin Mulligan
6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 9–11, 6–2

Mixed Doubles: (2 titles, 1 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1959 Australian Championships Grass South Africa Sandra Reynolds South Africa Renée Schuurman
Australia Rod Laver
4–6, 13–11, 6–1
Runner-up 1959 U.S. Championships Grass United States Janet Hopps United States Margaret Osborne
Australia Neale Fraser
5–7, 15–13, 2–6
Winner 1961 U.S. Championships Grass Australia Margaret Smith United States Darlene Hard
United States Dennis Ralston
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References

  1. ^ Howard Jones (8 August 2006). "Tennis champ not forgotten". The Border Mail. 

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