Tim Wilkison
Tim Wilkison
Tim Wilkison
Tim Wilkison
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  • Residence: Charlotte, North Carolina Wife, Vicki; Son, MacLane
    Singles titles: 6, as follows:
    1985--(1) Nancy
    1984--(1) Vienna
    1982--(1) Auckland
    1980--(1) Sydney/NSW
    1979--(1) Auckland
    1978--(1) Sydney/NSW
    Doubles titles: 9, as follows:
    1989--(2) Bristol (w/Chamberlin), Livingston (w/Pawsat)
    1988--(2) Rye Brook (w/Castle), Scottsdale (w/S. Davis)
    1987--(1) Vienna (w/Purcell)
    1986--(1) Newport (w/V. Amritraj)
    1984--(1) Treviso (w/Slozil)
    1981--(2) Auckland (w/Taygan), Vienna (w/Denton)
    Year-by-Year Highlights:
    1989- Runner-up at Brasilia-3 Ch.;Semifinalist at Charleston; QF at Helsinki,
    Copenhagen Chs.; Doubles Runner-up at Memphis (w/S. Davis), Rio de Janeiro
    (w/P. McEnroe);Doubles SF at Charleston (w/Pate), Stockholm (w/Chamberlin).
    1988- Quarterfinalist at Wellington, Rye Brook, San Francisco, Capetown Ch.;
    Doubles Winner at Durban Ch. (w/Robertson); Doubles Runner-up at Toronto
    (w/Castle), San Francisco (w/S. Davis), Johannesburg (w/Muller); Doubles
    Semifinalist at Los Angeles (w/S. Davis).
    1987- Runner-up at Bristol (l. Evernden); Semifinalist at Los Angeles, Toul-
    ouse; Quarterfinalist at Orlando, San Francisco; RD 16 at Australian Open;
    Doubles Runner-up at Los Angeles (w/Gilbert).
    1986- Runner-up at Atlanta (l. Curren), Newport (l. Scanlon); Quarterfinalist
    at Queens, Bristol, U.S. Open; Doubles Semifinalist 3 Times.
    1985- Semifinalist at Cincinnati, Cologne; Quarterfinalist at Milan; RD 16 at
    Australian Open; Doubles Runner-up at Basle (w/Dickson).
    1984- Runner-up at North Conway, Basle (l. Nystrom both times); Semifinalist
    at Cologne, Treviso; Doubles Runner-up at Bari (w/Freeman), Basle (w/Edberg
    Toulouse (w/Slozil).
    1983- Quarterfinalist at Rotterdam, Tampa.
    1982- Semifinalist at Cleveland, Hong Kong, Taipei; Doubles Runner-up at Tai-
    pei (w/McNair).
    1981- Runner-up at Auckland (l. Scanlon); Quarterfinalist at Newport, Cologne
    1980- S & D Runner-up at Auckland (w/Sadri), Maui (l. Teltscher); Doubles
    Runner-up at Melbourne (w/Sadri).
    Best Grand Slam Results: Australian Open, 1987/85 RD 16; U.S. Open, 1986
    One of the most aggressive players on the tour who dives continuosly for
    shots on the court. Vitas Gerulaitis said, "Every match I've played with him
    he always comes out bleeding. One of these days, he's going to kill himself.
    Nicknamed "Rambo" and "Dr. Dirt" on the NGP tour.
    He gained national attention in the 1986 U.S. Open, being the only Amer-
    ican to reach the quarterfinals -- also his best Grand Slam result.
    All six of his singles titles have come outside the U.S., winning twice
    in Sydney and Auckland along with a championship in Vienna and Nancy.
    Coached by former pro Woody Blocher since 1983.
    He wears an ATP cap during his matches no matter if its indoors or out-
    doors because he says the cap blocks out distractions.
    Turned pro in 1977.
    Earned a career-high $174,438 in 1985 and finished No. 44 on the ATP
    computer, his second best finish (39 in 1984).
    Surpassed the $1 million mark in career earnings at Indian Wells, Calif.
    in March 1988.
    Compiled only an 8-16 singles record, but reached four doubles finals,
    winning two, in 1989. Finished No. 124 on the ATP computer in 1989, his
    second straight ranking outside the top 100 (121 in '88).


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