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Eddie Dibbs

Eddie Dibbs
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Eddie Dibbs playing against Björn Borg in the final of an exhibition tournament in Rotterdam.
Country 23x15px United States
Residence North Miami Beach, Florida
Born (1951-02-23) February 23, 1951 (age 69)
Brooklyn, NY, United States
Height 5'7" (170 cm)
Turned pro 1970
Retired 1984
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)[1]
Prize money $2,016,426
Singles
Career record 587–253
Career titles 22
Highest ranking No. 5 (July 24, 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1975, 1976)
Wimbledon 2R (1974)
US Open QF (1975, 1976, 1979)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals SF (1978)
WCT Finals F (1978)
Doubles
Career record 77–106
Career titles 1

Eddie Dibbs (born February 23, 1951) is a retired American tennis player also nicknamed "Fast Eddie". He attained a career-high singles ranking of World No. 5 in July 1978.[2]

Eddie Dibbs presently holds the record number of ATP tour wins for a player who never reached a Grand Slam final.[citation needed] He did reach two semifinals, both at Roland Garros, losing to Vilas in 1975 and to Panatta in 1976. His most significant victory was defeating Jimmy Connors at London on carpet, 1–6 6–1 7–5.

Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and WCT singles finals

Singles: 42 (22–20)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1973 Jackson, Mississippi, US Hard (i) 23x15px Frew McMillan 5–7, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 2. 1973 Hamburg, Germany Clay 23x15px Karl Meiler 6–1, 3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 1973 Fort Worth, US Hard 23x15px Brian Gottfried 7–5, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 4. 1974 Hamburg, Germany Clay 23x15px Hans-Joachim Plötz 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1974 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) 23x15px Brian Gottfried 3–6, 7–5, 6–8, 0–6
Winner 5. 1975 Tehran, Iran Clay 23x15px Iván Molina 1–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 6. 1975 London, UK Carpet 23x15px Jimmy Connors 1–6, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 7. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet 23x15px Harold Solomon 7–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Cliff Drysdale 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 1976 Mexico City, Mexico Clay 23x15px Raúl Ramírez 6–7, 2–6
Winner 9. 1976 Hamburg, Germany Clay 23x15px Manuel Orantes 6–4, 4–6, 6–1, 2–6, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 1976 Cincinnati, US Clay 23x15px Roscoe Tanner 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1976 Madrid, Spain Clay 23x15px Manuel Orantes 6–7, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Manuel Orantes 1–6, 6–2, 6–2, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 10. 1976 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) 23x15px Jaime Fillol 5–7, 6–4, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 11. 1977 Miami, US Clay 23x15px Raúl Ramírez 6–0, 6–3
Winner 12. 1977 London, UK Hard (i) 23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1977 Charlotte, US Carpet 23x15px Corrado Barazzutti 6–7, 0–6
Runner-up 7. 1977 Louisville, US Hard 23x15px Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 0–6, 1–6
Runner-up 8. 1977 Boston, US Clay 23x15px Manuel Orantes 6–7, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1977 Tehran, Iran Clay 23x15px Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 4–6, 6–1, 1–6
Winner 13. 1977 Oviedo, Spain Hard 23x15px Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 1978 St. Louis WCT, US Carpet 23x15px Sandy Mayer 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 1978 Dayton, US Carpet 23x15px Brian Gottfried 6–2, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 14. 1978 Tulsa, US Hard (i) 23x15px Pat Du Pré 6–7, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 12. 1978 WCT Finals, US Carpet 23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis 3–6, 2–6, 1–6
Winner 15. 1978 Cincinnati, US Clay 23x15px Raúl Ramírez 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 1978 Washington Clay 23x15px Jimmy Connors 5–7, 5–7
Winner 16. 1978 North Conway, US Clay 23x15px John Alexander 6–4, 6–4
Winner 17. 1978 Toronto, Canada Clay 23x15px José Luis Clerc 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 1979 Birmingham, US Carpet 23x15px Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 15. 1979 Tulsa, US Hard (i) 23x15px Jimmy Connors 7–6, 5–7, 1–6
Winner 18. 1979 Forest Hills, US Clay 23x15px Harold Solomon 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 16. 1979 Columbus, US Clay 23x15px Brian Gottfried 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 17. 1979 Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Hans Gildemeister 4–6, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 19. 1980 Sarasota, Florida, US Clay 23x15px Andrés Gómez 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 18. 1980 Houston, US Clay 23x15px Ivan Lendl 1–6, 3–6
Winner 20. 1980 Boston, US Clay 23x15px Gene Mayer 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 19. 1980 North Conway, US Clay 23x15px Jimmy Connors 3–6, 7–5, 1–6
Winner 21. 1981 Forest Hills, US Clay 23x15px Carlos Kirmayr 6–3, 6–2
Winner 22. 1981 Quito, Ecuador Clay 23x15px David Carter 3–6, 6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 20. 1982 Forest Hills, US Clay 23x15px Ivan Lendl 1–6, 1–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Open A 1R 4R SF SF 2R QF QF 3R 3R 0 / 9
Wimbledon A A 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 1
US Open 2R 1R A QF QF 3R 3R QF 2R A 0 / 8
Win–Loss 1–1 0–2 4–2 9–2 9–2 3–2 6–2 8–2 3–2 2–1 0 / 18

References

  1. ^ Eddie Dibbs. University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame. umsportshalloffame.com
  2. ^ "Eddie Dibbs". ATP. Retrieved January 15, 2011. 


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