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Pieter Aldrich

Pieter ("Piet") Aldrich (b. 7 September 1965, in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. A doubles specialist, he won 2 Grand Slam men's doubles titles (1 Australian Open and 1 US Open). Aldrich reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1990.

Career

Aldrich won the first of 9 career doubles titles in 1988 at Charleston, South Carolina.

In 1990 Aldrich won the men's doubles titles at both the Australian Open and the U.S. Open, partnering his fellow South African player Danie Visser. The pair were also doubles runners-up at Wimbledon that year.

1990 also saw Aldrich win his first (and only) top-level singles title at Newport, Rhode Island. His career-high ranking in singles was World No. 64, which he achieved in 1988.

Aldrich won the final doubles title of his career in 1992 in Johannesburg.

Titles (10)

Doubles titles (9)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1988 Charleston, U.S. Clay 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Jorge Lozano
23x15px Todd Witsken
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1988 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Jorge Lozano
23x15px Todd Witsken
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1988 London/Queen's Club, England Grass 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Ken Flach
23x15px Robert Seguso
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 3. 1988 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Jorge Lozano
23x15px Todd Witsken
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1989 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Darren Cahill
23x15px Wally Masur
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 1989 Stratton Mountain, U.S. Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Mark Kratzmann
23x15px Wally Masur
3–6, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 2. 1989 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Peter Doohan
23x15px Laurie Warder
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1989 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Ken Flach
23x15px Robert Seguso
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1989 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Paul Annacone
23x15px Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 1989 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Kevin Curren
23x15px Eric Jelen
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 1990 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Pat Cash
23x15px Mark Kratzmann
4–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 1990 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Grant Connell
23x15px Glenn Michibata
6–4, 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 1990 Wimbledon, London Grass 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Rick Leach
23x15px Jim Pugh
6–7, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 6. 1990 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Per Henricsson
23x15px Nicklas Utgren
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 1990 U.S. Open, New York Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Paul Annacone
23x15px David Wheaton
6–2, 7–6, 6–2
Winner 8. 1990 Berlin, Germany Carpet 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Kevin Curren
23x15px Patrick Galbraith
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 9. 1992 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i) 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Jim Grabb
23x15px Richey Reneberg
4–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Wayne Ferreira
23x15px Piet Norval
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1992 Nice, France Clay 23x15px Danie Visser 23x15px Patrick Galbraith
23x15px Scott Melville
1–6, 6–3, 4–6

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A NH A A 3R W 1R 3R 1 / 4 10–2
French Open A A A 1R A QF A 2R 0 / 3 4–3
Wimbledon A A 3R QF QF F A 1R 0 / 5 13–5
U.S. Open A A 1R 1R 3R W A A 1 / 4 6–3
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 2 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 3 2 / 16 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–3 6–2 19–2 0–1 3–3 N/A 33–13
Year End Ranking 793 406 141 16 12 1 278 73 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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