Bob Perry (tennis)

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Bob Perry
Full name Robert M. Perry
Country (sports)  United States
Born (1933-03-17) March 17, 1933 (age 85)
Los Angeles, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Singles
Highest ranking No.18 (1956)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1954)
French Open 4R (1956)
Wimbledon 4R (1955)
US Open 3R (1952, 1955)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1954)
French Open W (1956)
Wimbledon QF (1955, 1956)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1958)

Robert 'Bob' Perry (March 17, 1933) is a retired American male tennis player who was active in the 1950s and 1960s.

Tennis career

Perry started playing tennis in 1944 at age eleven. He won the National 15 and under singles and doubles titles.[1]

In 1956 Perry won the doubles title at the French Championships partnering Don Candy. They defeated Ashley Cooper and Lew Hoad in straight sets.[2]

He won the inaugural singles title at the Auckland Championships in 1956, defeating Allan Burns in the final.[3]

In 1972, after his active playing career had ended, Perry became a tennis coach at the La Jolla Tennis Club where he remained until 1999.[4]

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1956 French Championships Clay Australia Don Candy Australia Ashley Cooper
Australia Lew Hoad
7–5, 6–3, 6–3

References

  1. ^ "Bob Perry (1933- )". USTA Southern California.
  2. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-0942257700.
  3. ^ Julie Middleton (Jan 13, 2005). "Tennis: World of difference in the same game". The New Zealand Herald.
  4. ^ Jerry Magee (July 1, 2009). "Tennis phenom Perry enjoys serving up wisdom". The San Diego Union-Tribune.

External links

  • Tennis Archives profile

External links

  • ATP player profile
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