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Bob Lutz (tennis)

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Bob Lutz
Country 23x15px United States
Born (1947-08-29) August 29, 1947 (age 68)
San Clemente, California
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Turned pro 1970
Retired 1982
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,165,276
Singles
Career record 387-261 (Open era)</td></tr>
Career titles 9</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 7 (1972, Bud Collins)[1]</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1971)</td></tr>
French Open 4R (1971)</td></tr>
Wimbledon QF (1969)</td></tr>
US Open 4R (1967, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1982)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 494-215</td></tr>
Career titles 43</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 1 (1974)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1970)</td></tr>
French Open F (1974)</td></tr>
Wimbledon F (1974, 1980, 1981)</td></tr>
US Open W (1968, 1974, 1978, 1980)</td></tr>

Last updated on: June 12, 2012.</td></tr></table>

Robert ("Bob") Lutz (born August 29, 1947, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US) was a top amateur and professional tennis player of the 1960s and 1970s. He and his longtime partner Stan Smith were one of the best doubles teams of all time. Together they won many major titles all over the world. Bud Collins ranked Lutz as World No. 7 in 1972.[1] Between 1967 and 1977 he was ranked among the top-10 American players 8 times, with his highest ranking being No. 5 in both 1968 and 1970.

Lutz won nine singles titles, the most important being in Paris in 1978, and reached 15 other singles finals, including the Cincinnati in 1974. He also won 43 doubles titles, many with Stan Smith, and reached 30 other doubles finals. His doubles titles include the US Open in 1980, 1978, 1974, and 1968, the Australian Open in 1970 and Cincinnati in 1969. In addition, he also played on 5 winning Davis Cup teams and had a 14-2 record playing doubles in Davis Cup ties.[2] He was nominated for the ITF Tennis Hall of Fame thanks to these achievements.[3]

Lutz, a University of Southern California graduate, was inducted into their Hall of Fame. He has been living in San Clemente since 1973 with his wife, Sharon, and their two daughters, Samantha and Allison.

Singles titles (9)

Outcome No. Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1968 US National Championships, Boston Grass 23x15px Arthur Ashe 6–4, 3–6, 10–8, 0–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 1971 Sacramento, US Hard 23x15px Alex Olmedo 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 2. 1971 Cologne WCT, Germany Carpet 23x15px Jeff Borowiak 6–3, 6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1971 Barcelona WCT, Spain Clay 23x15px Manuel Orantes 4–6, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1972 Boston WCT, US Hard 23x15px Tom Okker 6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1972 Essen WCT, Germany Carpet 23x15px Nikola Pilić 6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1972 Rome WCT, Italy Carpet 23x15px Arthur Ashe 2–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Runner-up 5. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 6–7, 6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 Cincinnati, US Hard 23x15px Marty Riessen 6–7, 6–7
Winner 4. 1975 Tokyo WCT, Japan Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1975 Columbus, US Hard Template:Country data IND Vijay Amritraj 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) 23x15px Stan Smith 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 1976 Rome WCT, Italy Carpet 23x15px Arthur Ashe 2–6, 6–0, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 1976 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet 23x15px Arthur Ashe 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 11. 1976 Maui, US Hard 23x15px Harold Solomon 3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 1977 Ocean City, US Hard 23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis 6–3, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 13. 1977 Washington Indoor, US Carpet 23x15px Brian Gottfried 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 14. 1978 Columbus, US Clay 23x15px Arthur Ashe 3–6, 4–6
Winner 5. 1978 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) 23x15px Tom Gullikson 6–2, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 6. 1979 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet 23x15px Pat Du Pré 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 1980 Columbus, US Hard 23x15px Terry Rocavert 6–4, 6–3
Winner 8. 1980 Stowe, US Hard 23x15px Johan Kriek 6–3, 6–1
Winner 9. 1980 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) 23x15px Nick Saviano 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 15. 1983 Tampa, US Carpet 23x15px Johan Kriek 2–6, 4–6

Doubles titles (43)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1968 US Open, New York Grass 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 2. 1969 Cincinnati, US Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 1970 Australian Open, Sydney Grass 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John Alexander
23x15px Phil Dent
8–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1970 Los Angeles, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Tom Okker
23x15px Marty Riessen
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1970 Berkeley, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Roy Barth
23x15px Tom Gorman
6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1971 Dallas WCT, US Carpet 23x15px Charlie Pasarell 23x15px Tom Okker
23x15px Marty Riessen
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1971 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) 23x15px Arthur Ashe 23x15px Tom Gorman
23x15px Stan Smith
4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1972 Philadelphia WCT, US Carpet 23x15px Arthur Ashe 23x15px John Newcombe
23x15px Tony Roche
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 1972 Louisville WCT, US Clay 23x15px Arthur Ashe 23x15px John Alexander
23x15px Phil Dent
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1972 Boston WCT, US Hard 23x15px Arthur Ashe 23x15px John Newcombe
23x15px Tony Roche
3–6, 6–1, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1972 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet 23x15px Arthur Ashe 23x15px Roy Emerson
23x15px John Newcombe
6–7, 6–7
Winner 6. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John Alexander
23x15px Phil Dent
6–4, 7–6
Winner 7. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Frew McMillan
23x15px Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 8. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Tom Okker
23x15px Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6, 6–0
Winner 9. 1974 Atlanta WCT, US Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Dick Stockton
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 10. 1974 New Orleans WCT, US Other 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Owen Davidson
23x15px John Newcombe
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1974 French Open, Paris Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Dick Crealy
23x15px Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1974 Nottingham, England Grass 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Charlie Pasarell
23x15px Erik Van Dillen
4–6, 7–9
Runner-up 9. 1974 Wimbledon, London Grass 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John Newcombe
23x15px Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 11. 1974 Boston, US Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
23x15px Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 1974 Columbus, US Hard 23x15px Tom Gorman Template:Country data IND Anand Amritraj
Template:Country data IND Vijay Amritraj
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Winner 12. 1974 US Open, New York Grass 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Patricio Cornejo
23x15px Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Winner 13. 1974 San Francisco, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John Alexander
23x15px Syd Ball
6–4, 7–6
Winner 14. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John Alexander
23x15px Phil Dent
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 15. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John Alexander
23x15px Phil Dent
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 16. 1975 Houston, US Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Mike Estep
23x15px Russell Simpson
7–5, 7–6
Winner 17. 1975 Washington D.C., US Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 18. 1975 Columbus, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Jürgen Fassbender
23x15px Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 19. 1976 Indianapolis WCT, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis
23x15px Tom Gorman
6–2, 6–4
Winner 20. 1976 Barcelona WCT, Spain Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Karl Meiler
6–3, 6–3
Winner 21. 1976 Rome WCT, Italy Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Dick Crealy
23x15px Frew McMillan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1976 World Doubles WCT, Kansas City Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Karl Meiler
3–6, 6–2, 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 1976 Las Vegas, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px Charlie Pasarell
4–6, 2–6
Winner 22. 1976 Los Angeles, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 1977 Memphis, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Fred McNair
23x15px Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 23. 1977 Washington Indoor, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 14. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Bob Hewitt
23x15px Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 24. 1977 Las Vegas, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Bob Hewitt
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 25. 1977 Columbus, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px Gene Mayer
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 26. 1977 Maui, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–4
Winner 27. 1977 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px Raymond Moore
6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 28. 1978 Springfield, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Jan Kodeš
23x15px Marty Riessen
6–3, 6–3
Winner 29. 1978 Washington Indoor, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px John McEnroe
6–7, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 15. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Fred McNair
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 1978 World Doubles WCT, Kansas City Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Tom Okker
7–6, 4–6, 0–6, 3–6
Winner 30. 1978 US Open, New York Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Marty Riessen
23x15px Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 1978 San Francisco, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 18. 1978 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Tom Okker
3–6, 2–6
Winner 31. 1979 Denver, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Tom Okker
7–6, 6–3
Winner 32. 1979 Washington Indoor, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Bob Carmichael
23x15px Brian Teacher
6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 19. 1979 New Orleans, US Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
1–6, 3–6
Winner 33. 1979 Newport, US Grass 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John James
23x15px Chris Kachel
6–4, 7–6
Winner 34. 1979 Columbus, US Clay 23x15px Brian Gottfried 23x15px Tim Gullikson
23x15px Tom Gullikson
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 35. 1979 Cleveland, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Francisco González
23x15px Fred McNair
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 20. 1979 Cincinnati, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 21. 1979 US Open, New York Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Winner 36. 1979 Hong Kong Hard 23x15px Pat Du Pré 23x15px Steve Denton
23x15px Jeff Turpin
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 22. 1979 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet 23x15px Pat Du Pré 23x15px Mark Edmondson
23x15px John Marks
1–6, 6–3, 4–6
Winner 37. 1980 Tulsa, US Hard (i) 23x15px Dick Stockton 23x15px Francisco González
23x15px Fred McNair
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 38. 1980 Las Vegas, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 23. 1980 Wimbledon, London Grass 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter McNamara
23x15px Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 39. 1980 Stowe, US Hard 23x15px Bernard Mitton 23x15px Ilie Năstase
23x15px Ferdi Taygan
6–4, 6–3
Winner 40. 1980 US Open, New York Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 24. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–7
Winner 41. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) 23x15px Stan Smith 23x16px Heinz Günthardt
23x15px Pavel Složil
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 25. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet 23x15px Stan Smith 23x16px Heinz Günthardt
23x15px Paul McNamee
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 42. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x16px Heinz Günthardt
23x15px Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 26. 1981 Wimbledon, London Grass 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 27. 1981 Stowe, US Hard 23x15px Brian Gottfried 23x15px Johan Kriek
23x15px Larry Stefanki
6–2, 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 28. 1981 Cincinnati, US Hard 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John McEnroe
23x15px Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 29. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, US Clay 23x15px Stan Smith 23x16px Heinz Günthardt
23x15px Peter McNamara
6–7, 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 30. 1982 La Costa WCT, US Hard 23x15px Raúl Ramírez 23x15px Fritz Buehning
23x15px Johan Kriek
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 43. 1982 Hartford WCT, US Carpet 23x15px Dick Stockton 23x15px Mike Cahill
23x15px Tracy Delatte
7–6, 6–3

Grand Slam Men's Doubles Finals (5 wins, 5 losses)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1968 US Open 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Arthur Ashe
23x15px Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 1970 Australian Open 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John Alexander
23x15px Phil Dent
8–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-Up 1974 French Open 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Dick Crealy
23x15px Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-Up 1974 Wimbledon 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px John Newcombe
23x15px Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1974 US Open (2) 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Patricio Cornejo
23x15px Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1978 US Open (3) 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Marty Riessen
23x15px Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-Up 1979 US Open 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1980 US Open (4) 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-Up 1980 Wimbledon (2) 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter McNamara
23x15px Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-Up 1981 US Open (2) 23x15px Stan Smith 23x15px Peter Fleming
23x15px John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6

References

  1. ^ a b Collins, Bud (2003). Total Tennis: The Ultimate Tennis Encyclopedia, p. 917.
  2. ^ "Davis Cup: Bob Lutz". Retrieved 200-09-14.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "International Tennis Hall Of Fame Announces Ballot Names For 2010 Induction". Retrieved 200-09-14.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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