John Fitzgerald
John Fitzgerald
John Fitzgerald
John Fitzgerald
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  • Personal
  • Residence: Newport Beach, California Wife, Jenny; Daughter, Elizabeth
    Singles titles: 6, as follows:
    1988--(1) Sydney/NSW
    1984--(1) Sydney/NSW
    1983--(2) Newport, Stowe
    1982--(1) Maui (as qualifier)
    1981--(1) Kitzbuhel 1994--(2) Bologna (w/Rafter), L.A.(w/Wood-
    Doubles titles: 30, as follows: 1993--(1) Dubai (w/Jarryd) forde)
    1992--(3) Queen's, Antwerp (w/Jarryd), Taipei (w/Stolle)
    1991--(6) French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, Stockholm, Paris-indoor, ATP
    Tour Chmp./Johannesburg (w/Jarryd)
    1989--(2) Wimbledon, Paris Indoor (w/Jarryd)
    1988--(4) Key Biscayne-Lipton (w/Jarryd), Japan Open (w/Kriek), Sydney Indoor
    (w/Cahill), Paris Indoor (w/Annacone)
    1986--(2) French Open (w/Smid), Sydney Indoor (w/Becker)
    1985--(3) Auckland (w/C. Lewis), Sydney Indoor (w/Jarryd), Las Vegas (w/Cash)
    1984--(1) U.S. Open (w/Smid)
    1983--(2) Bristol (w/Alexander), Newport (w/V. Amritraj)
    1982--(3) Australian Open, Sydney/NSW (w/Alexander), Strasbourg (w/Fibak)
    1981--(1) Bastad (w/Edmondson)
    Year-by-Year Highlights: 1990- Doubles Runner-up Moscow (w/Jarryd)
    1989- Semifinalist at Seoul; Quarterfinalist at Newport; RD 16 at Wimbledon;
    Doubles Runner-up at L.A.,Masters; Doubles SF at French Open, U.S. Open (w/
    Jarryd), Wembley (w/Cahill);Doubles QF at Aust. Open, Cincinnati (w/Jarryd)
    1988- Runner-up at Philadelphia (l. Mayotte), Tokyo Indoor (l. Becker); Semi-
    finalist at Adelaide, Brussels, Wembley; Quarterfinalist at Seoul; Doubles
    Runner-up at French Open, Wimbledon (w/Jarryd), Stockholm (w/Annacone),
    Brussels (w/Smid).
    1987- Runner-up at Hong Kong (l. Teltscher); Quarterfinalist at Seoul, New-
    port, Brisbane Indoor, Tokyo Indoor; Doubles Runner-up at Cincinnati (w/
    Denton); Doubles Semifinalist at Queens (w/Cash), Stockholm (w/Everden).
    1986- Doubles Runner-up at Brussels (w/Smid), Indianapolis (w/Stewart).
    1985- Semifinalist at Auckland, Sydney Indoor; Quarterfinalist at Adelaide.
    1984- Runner-up at Melbourne (l. Cassidy); Semifinalist at Adelaide; Quarter-
    finalist at Milan, Johannesburg; Doubles Runner-up at Bristol (w/Alexander)
    Toronto (w/Warwick).
    1983- Semifinalist at Rotterdam, Brisbane; Quarterfinalist at Tampa, Bristol,
    WCT/Dallas, Sydney; RD 16 at Australian Open.
    1982- Runner-up at Sydney/NSW (l. Alexander).
    1981- Winner at Perth & Tokyo (S & D w/Pascoe) (non-Grand Prix).
    1980- Doubles Winner at Lugo (w/Letcher).
    Best Grand Slam Results: Australian Open, 1983 RD 16, 1982 Doubles Champion
    (w/Alexander); French Open, 1986 Doubles Champion (w/Smid); Wimbledon, 1989
    Doubles Champion (w/Jarryd), 1989/86/81 RD 16, 1985 Doubles Runner-up (w/
    Cash); U.S. Open, 1984 Doubles Champion (w/Smid).
    Member of the Australian Davis Cup team from 1983-present. Helped his
    country to the title in 1983, defeating Yannick Noah in the semifinals and
    Joakim Nystrom in the final.
    Recipient of the 1982 ATP Player Achievement Award, for sportsmanship
    and outstanding contribution to tennis.
    Grew up on his parents' 3,800-acre farm in Cockaleechie (population 1200
    in southern Australia. Did not play national competition until age 15.
    Earned a career-high $500,711 and compiled a 37-21 match record while
    finishing a career-best No. 25 on the ATP computer. It is the first time he
    ended the year in the top 50 since 1984 when he was No. 29. Defeated Ivan
    Lendl at Philadelphia and Stefan Edberg at the Tokyo Indoor en route to
    runner-up finishes (l. Mayotte and l. Becker, respectively).
    Surpassed the $1 million mark in career earnings at Philadelphia in Feb.
    Completed the Grand Slam of doubles titles when he teamed with Anders
    Jarryd to capture the Wimbledon title in 1989. The duo captured three of the
    four in 1991 (except Aust. Open).


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