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Wally Masur

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Wally Masur
Country 23x15px Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Born (1963-05-15) 15 May 1963 (age 52)
Southampton, England
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Turned pro 1982
Retired 1995
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,134,718
Singles
Career record 328–287 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)</td></tr>
Career titles 3</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 15 (11 October 1993)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1987)</td></tr>
French Open 3R (1991)</td></tr>
Wimbledon 4R (1988, 1992, 1993)</td></tr>
US Open SF (1993)</td></tr>
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1988)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 285–211 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)</td></tr>
Career titles 16</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 8 (12 April 1993)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1993)</td></tr>
French Open SF (1988, 1992)</td></tr>
Wimbledon QF (1988, 1992)</td></tr>
US Open 2R (1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993)</td></tr>

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Wally Masur (born 13 May 1963, in Southampton, England) is a tennis coach, television commentator, and former professional tennis player from Sydney, Australia. He reached the semi-finals of the 1987 Australian Open and the 1993 US Open, achieving a career-high singles ranking of World No. 15 in October 1993.

Tennis career

Masur began playing tennis at the age of 8.

Juniors

In 1980, he reached the final of the Australian Open boys' singles tournament and won the boys' doubles title.

Tournament 1979 1980 1981
Junior Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 2R F U
French Open A 3R 3R
Wimbledon A QF 3R
US Open A A QF

Pro tour

Masur turned professional in 1982. He was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[1]

In 1983, Masur won his first top-level singles title at Hong Kong, and his first tour doubles title at Taipei. He also reached quarter-finals of that year's Australian Open, before being knocked out by John McEnroe.

In 1987, Masur won his second career singles title at Adelaide and reached the Australian Open semi-finals, where he lost to eventual champion Stefan Edberg.

Masur won his third singles title in 1988 at Newport, Rhode Island.

In 1990, Masur helped Australia reach the final of the Davis Cup, compiling a 6–0 record in singles rubbers in the first round, quarter-finals and semi-finals. However he was left out of the team that played the United States in the final by captain Neale Fraser. The decision to leave Masur out of the final was fairly controversial at the time given the very significant role that he had played in getting Australia there, but was principally because the final was to be played on clay courts, which was not Masur's best surface. The US beat Australia 3–2 in the final.

1993 was possibly the best year of Masur's career. He reached the semi-finals of that year's US Open, where he lost to Cédric Pioline. He also reached his career-high rankings in both singles (World No. 15) and doubles (World No. 8) that year. He captured doubles titles in Milan and Stuttgart that year, which proved to be the final top-level titles of his career.

Masur retired from the professional tour in 1995, having won 3 singles titles and 16 doubles titles. His career prize-money totalled $3,134,718.

Career finals

Singles: 11 (3 titles – 8 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (6–5)
Year-End Championships (1–1)
ATP Masters Series (4–5)
ATP Championship Series (8–4)
ATP Grand Prix (22–21)
Outcome Nr. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 6 October 1983 Hong Kong Hardcourt 23x15px Sammy Giammalva 6–1, 6–1
Winner 2. January 1987 Adelaide Grass 23x15px Bill Scanlon 6–4, 7–6
Winner 3. 10 July 1988 Newport Grass 23x15px Brad Drewett 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 5 November 1984 Taipei Carpet (i) 23x15px Brad Gilbert 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 13 January 1985 Auckland Hardcourt 23x15px Chris Lewis 7–5, 6–0, 2–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 29 March 1987 Nancy Carpet (i) 23x15px Pat Cash 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 3 January 1988 Adelaide Hardcourt 23x15px Mark Woodforde 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 4 March 1990 Memphis Hardcourt (i) 23x15px Michael Stich 7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 7 April 1991 Hong Kong Hardcourt 23x15px Richard Krajicek 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 13 June 1993 Rosmalen Grass 23x15px Arnaud Boetsch 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 20 June 1993 Manchester Grass 23x15px Jason Stoltenberg 1–6, 3–6

Doubles: 24 (16 titles – 8 runner-ups)

Outcome Nr. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Winner 1. 13 November 1983 Taipei Carpet (i) 23x15px Kim Warwick 23x15px Ken Flach
23x15px Robert Seguso
7–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 21 October 1984 Melbourne Indoor Carpet (i) 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Peter Johnston
23x15px John McCurdy
6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 23 December 1984 Adelaide Grass 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Peter Doohan
23x15px Brian Levine
4–6, 7–5, 6–1
Winner 4. 30 December 1984 Melbourne Outdoor Grass 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Mike Bauer
23x15px Scott McCain
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 5. 12 January 1986 Auckland Hardcourt 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Karl Richter
23x15px Rick Rudeen
6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 27 July 1986 Livingston Hardcourt 23x15px Bob Green 23x15px Sammy Giammalva
23x15px Greg Holmes
5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. 27 November 1988 Brussels Indoor Carpet (i) 23x15px Tom Nijssen 23x15px John Fitzgerald
23x15px Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 7–6
Winner 8. 15 January 1989 Sydney Hardcourt 23x15px Darren Cahill 23x15px Pieter Aldrich
23x15px Danie Visser
6–4 6–3
Winner 9. 6 August 1989 Stratton Mountain Hardcourt 23x15px Mark Kratzmann 23x15px Pieter Aldrich
23x15px Danie Visser
6–3, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 10. 15 April 1990 Tokyo Hardcourt 23x15px Mark Kratzmann 23x15px Kent Kinnear
23x15px Brad Pearce
6–4, 6–3
Winner 11. 29 April 1990 Hong Kong Hardcourt 23x15px Pat Cash 23x15px Kevin Curren
23x15px Joey Rive
6–3, 6–3
Winner 12. 11 February 1991 San Francisco Hardcourt (i) 23x15px Jason Stoltenberg 23x15px Ronnie Båthman
23x15px Rikard Bergh
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 13. 21 July 1991 Stuttgart Clay 23x15px Emilio Sánchez 23x15px Omar Camporese
23x15px Goran Ivanišević
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 14. 18 August 1991 New Haven Hardcourt 23x15pxPetr Korda 23x15px Jeff Brown
23x15px Scott Melville
7–5, 6–3
Winner 15. 14 February 1993 Milan Carpet (i) 23x15px Mark Kratzmann 23x15px Tom Nijssen
23x15px Cyril Suk
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 16. 21 February 1993 Stuttgart Indoor Hardcourt (i) 23x15px Mark Kratzmann 23x15px Steve DeVries
23x15px David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 29 April 1984 Aix-En-Provence Hardcourt 23x15px Chris Lewis 23x15px Pat Cash
23x15px Paul McNamee
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 7 October 1984 Brisbane Carpet (i) 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Francisco González
23x15px Matt Mitchell
6–7, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 3. 13 January 1985 Auckland Hardcourt 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Chris Lewis
23x15px John Fitzgerald
7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 4. 31 March 1985 Milan Carpet (i) 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Heinz Günthardt
23x15px Anders Järryd
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 20 October 1985 Sydney Grass 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px David Dowlen
23x15px Nduka Odizor
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 11 May 1986 Munich Clay 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Sergio Casal
23x15px Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 22 June 1986 Bristol Grass 23x15px Mark Edmondson 23x15px Christo Steyn
23x15px Danie Visser
6–7, 7–6, 12–10
Runner-up 8. 11 October 1987 Queensland Open Hardcourt (i) 23x15px Broderick Dyke 23x15px Matt Anger
23x15px Kelly Evernden
7–6, 6–2

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