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Iván Molina

Iván Molina
Country 23x15px Colombia
Born (1946-06-16) June 16, 1946 (age 74)
Maceo, Colombia
Plays Left-handed
Singles
Career record {{#property:P564}}
Career titles 0-2
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1978)
Wimbledon 2R (1972, 1973)
US Open 2R (1975, 1977)
Doubles
Career record {{#property:P555}}
Career titles 2-8
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 3R (1971, 1973, 1975)
Wimbledon 2R (1972, 1974)
US Open 2R (1972)
Mixed doubles
Career record 25-11
Career titles 1-1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1974)
Wimbledon QF (1972)
US Open 3R (1972)

Iván Molina (born June 16, 1946 in Maceo[1][2]) is a former professional Colombian tennis player.

Molina and Martina Navratilova teamed to win the 1974 French Open mixed doubles title, beating Rosie Reyes Darmon and Marcello Lara 6–3, 6–3 in the final.[3] Together with Florenţa Mihai, he reached the French Open mixed doubles final in 1977, losing to Mary Carillo and John McEnroe. The Script error: No such module "convert". left-hander played 46 matches in the Davis Cup for Colombia from 1970 to 1979, winning 15 and losing 14 of his singles matches and winning 7 and losing 10 of his doubles matches. He played 8 Tennis Grand Prix doubles finals (1 win) and 2 singles finals (no wins) and reached his highest singles ranking of 22 in April 1976 on the Grand Prix. He is considered to be the best Colombian tennis player of all time.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Mixed doubles: 2 (1–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1974 French Open Clay 23x15px Martina Navratilova 23x15px Marcello Lara
23x15px Rosie Reyes Darmon
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1977 French Open Clay 23x15px Florenţa Mihai 23x15px Mary Carillo
23x15px John McEnroe
7–6, 6–3

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 April 1975 Nice International Championships, Nice, France Clay 23x15px Dick Crealy 7-6, 3-6, 3-6
Runner-up 2. 27 October 1975 Aryamehr Cup, Téhéran, Iran Clay 23x15px Eddie Dibbs 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 4-6

Doubles: 10 (2 titles-8 runner-up)

Finals by Surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (2–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 23 July 1973 Dutch Open, Netherlands Clay 23x15px Allan Stone 23x15px Andrés Gimeno
23x15px Antonio Muñoz
4-6, 7-6, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 26 November 1973 ATP Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay 23x15px Patricio Cornejo 23x15px Ricardo Cano
23x15px Guillermo Vilas
7-6, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 18 February 1974 ATP Birmingham, USA Hard 23x15px Nicholas Kalogeropoulos 23x15px Ian Fletcher
23x15px Sandy Mayer
4-6, 7-6, 6-1
Runner-up 3. 18 March 1974 Salt Lake City Open, USA Indoor 23x15px Jairo Velasco 23x15px Jimmy Connors
23x15px Vitas Gerulaitis
6–2, 6–7, 5–7
Winner 2. 22 July 1974 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria Clay 23x15px Jairo Velasco 23x15px František Pala
23x15px Balázs Taróczy
2–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 20 October 1974 Calgary, Canada Indoor 23x15px Jairo Velasco 23x15px Jürgen Fassbender
23x15px Karl Meiler
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 5 May 1974 Nice International Championships,France Clay 23x15px Jairo Velasco 23x15px Marcello Lara
23x15px Joaquín Loyo Mayo
6-7, 7-6, 8-6´
Runner-up 6. 18 March 1977 ATP Florence, Italy Clay 23x15px Jairo Velasco 23x15px Chris Lewis
23x15px Russell Simpson
6–2, 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1 October 1979 ATP Bordeaux, France Clay 23x15px Bernard Fritz 23x15px Patrice Dominguez
23x15px Denis Naegelen
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 8 November 1979 Quito Open, Ecuador Clay 23x15px Jairo Velasco 23x15px Jaime Fillol
23x15px Álvaro Fillol
7–6, 3–6, 1–6

Singles Performance Timeline

Current till 1978 French Open.

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
23x15px Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
23x15px French Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1–9
23x15px Wimbledon A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A 2–5
23x15px US Open A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R A 1R A 2–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–3 1–3 0–3 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–1 5–21
Year End Ranking - - 54 94 54 91 95 101 100 - -

Doubles Performance Timeline

Current till 1975 French Open.

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
23x15px Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
23x15px French Open A 3R A 3R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R A 1R A 2R 9–9
23x15px Wimbledon A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A A A A A 2–5
23x15px US Open A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 2–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 12–15

Mixed Performance Timeline

Current till 1974 French Open.

Tournament 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
23x15px Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
23x15px French Open A 2R A A W QF QF F 2R A A 19–5
23x15px Wimbledon A 1R QF 2R A 1R 1R A A A A 4–5
23x15px US Open A A 3R A A A A A A A A 2–1
Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 5–2 1–1 6–0 3–2 3–2 5–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 25–11

References

  1. ^ "El legendario Iván Molina vuelve a Medellín a dictar cátedra" (in Spanish). Medellín: El Colombiano. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Other sources cite Bogota (official ATP webcite) or Maceo, Antioquia (profile at the Colomvian portal Tras La Cola de La Rata) as his birthplace
  3. ^ "Iván Molina" (in Spanish). Semana. 2 February 2004. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

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