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Ross Case (born 1 November 1951) is an Australian former tennis player. His career-high singles ranking was world no. 14. With Geoff Masters, he won two Grand Slam doubles titles: in 1974 at the Australian Open[1] and in 1977 at Wimbledon.[2] He was also runner-up in 1976 at Wimbledon.[3] He played in the Australian Davis Cup team in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, and 1979.[4] He currently holds the record for winning the highest percentage of men's singles matches lasting five sets, at 82.4%[5]

Contents

1 Singles finals 10 (5/5) 2 Doubles finals 41 (20/21) 3 References 4 External links

Singles finals 10 (5/5)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Championship Surface Opponent Score

Winner 1. 1969 Seattle, Washington Hard Warren Farmer 3–6, 6–1, 6–3

Runner-up 1. 1971 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Gerald Battrick 3–6, 4–6, 7–9

Winner 2. 1973 Manila, Philippines Hard Geoff Masters 6–1, 6–0

Runner-up 2. 1973 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard John Newcombe 6–7, 6–7, 3–6

Winner 3. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Arthur Ashe 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

Runner-up 3. 1975 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Roscoe Tanner 7–5, 5–7, 6–7

Winner 4. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Corrado Barazzutti 6–3, 6–1

Winner 5. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass John Marks 6–2, 6–1

Runner-up 4. 1976 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors 6–7, 2–6

Runner-up 5. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Phil Dent 6–7, 2–6, 3–6

Doubles finals 41 (20/21)[edit]

Outcome No Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score

Runner-up 1. 1972 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Geoff Masters Owen Davidson Ken Rosewall 6–3, 6–7, 3–6

Winner 1. 1972 Seattle, U.S. Hard Geoff Masters Jean-Baptiste Chanfreau Wanaro N'Godrella 4–6, 7–6, 6–4

Winner 2. 1972 Brisbane, Australia Hard Geoff Masters Georges Goven Wanaro N'Godrella 6–2, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6

Runner-up 2. 1973 Rome, Italy Clay Geoff Masters John Newcombe Tom Okker 2–6, 3–6, 4–6

Winner 3. 1973 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Geoff Masters Dick Crealy Andrew Pattison 2–6, 6–1, 6–4

Runner-up 3. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay Geoff Masters Rod Laver John Newcombe 6–7, 2–6

Winner 4. 1974 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Geoff Masters Syd Ball Bob Giltinan 6–7, 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up 4. 1974 Hempstead WCT, New York Hard Geoff Masters Jeff Borowiak Dick Crealy 7–6, 4–6, 4–6

Runner-up 5. 1974 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Geoff Masters Ismail El Shafei Brian Fairlie 6–7, 7–6, 6–7

Winner 5. 1974 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 6–3, 6–2

Winner 6. 1974 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Geoff Masters John Newcombe Tony Roche 6–4, 6–4

Winner 7. 1974 Manila, Philippines Hard Syd Ball Mike Estep Marcello Lara 6–3, 7–6, 9–7

Winner 8. 1975 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 6–7, 7–6, 7–6

Winner 9. 1975 Caracas
Caracas
WCT, Venezuela Hard Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 7–5, 4–6, 6–2

Runner-up 6. 1975 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Geoff Masters Colin Dibley Ray Ruffels 4–6, 4–6

Winner 10. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 6–4, 6–0

Runner-up 7. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 4–6, 2–6

Runner-up 8. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 6–2, 4–6, 4–6, 0–6

Winner 11. 1975 Manila, Philippines Hard Geoff Masters Syd Ball Kim Warwick 6–1, 6–2

Runner-up 9. 1976 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Geoff Masters John Newcombe Tony Roche 6–7, 4–6

Runner-up 10. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 2–6, 6–4, 3–6

Runner-up 11. 1976 Jackson WCT, U.S. Carpet Geoff Masters Brian Gottfried Raúl Ramírez 5–7, 6–4, 0–6

Winner 12. 1976 São Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet Geoff Masters Charlie Pasarell Allan Stone 7–5, 6–1

Runner-up 12. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Geoff Masters Owen Davidson Ken Rosewall 6–3, 3–6, 6–8, 6–2, 5–7

Winner 13. 1976 Manila, Philippines Hard Geoff Masters Anand Amritraj Corrado Barazzutti 6–0, 6–1

Runner-up 13. 1977 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet Jan Kodeš Ion Țiriac Guillermo Vilas 3–6, 7–6, 4–6

Runner-up 14. 1977 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Tony Roche Wojtek Fibak Tom Okker 4–6, 4–6

Runner-up 15. 1977 Toronto
Toronto
Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet Tony Roche Wojtek Fibak Tom Okker 4–6, 1–6

Winner 14. 1977 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet Wojtek Fibak Billy Martin Bill Scanlon 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Winner 15. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass Geoff Masters John Alexander Phil Dent 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 8–9, 6–4

Runner-up 16. 1977 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Geoff Masters John Newcombe Tony Roche 7–6, 3–6, 1–6

Winner 16. 1978 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Geoff Masters Željko Franulović Buster Mottram 6–2, 4–6, 6–1

Winner 17. 1978 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Geoff Masters Pat Du Pré Tom Gorman 6–3, 6–4

Runner-up 17. 1978 Manila, Philippines Clay Chris Kachel Sherwood Stewart Brian Teacher 3–6, 6–7

Runner-up 18. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet Phil Dent Cliff Drysdale Bruce Manson 6–3, 3–6, 6–7

Runner-up 19. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay Phil Dent Gene Mayer Sandy Mayer 4–6, 4–6, 4–6

Winner 18. 1979 Brisbane, Australia Grass Geoff Masters John James Chris Kachel 7–6, 6–2

Winner 19. 1980 Republic of China Carpet Jaime Fillol Andy Kohlberg Larry Stefanki 6–2, 7–6

Winner 20. 1980 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Clay Jaime Fillol Terry Moor Eliot Teltscher 6–3, 3–6, 6–4

Runner-up 20. 1981 Mexico
Mexico
City, Mexico Clay John Alexander John Newcombe Tony Roche 7–6, 3–6, 1–6

Runner-up 21. 1981 Cleveland, U.S. Hard Syd Ball Marty Davis Chris Dunk 3–6, 4–6

References[edit]

^ http://www.pbase.com/marlene_p/prosandams2007 ^ http://www.hickoksports.com/history/wimbdbls.shtml ^ http://www.resultsfromtennis.com/tournament-wimbledon-1976-men-doubles.html ^ http://www.daviscup.com/en/players/player/profile.aspx?playerid=10002285 ^ "ATP Performance Zone". 2014. ATP. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Ross Case at the Association of Tennis
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Federation Ross Case at the Davis Cup

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Australian Open
Australian Open
men's doubles champions

1969 Rod Laver
Rod Laver
/ Roy Emerson 1970 Bob Lutz / Stan Smith 1971 John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1972 Ken Rosewall
Ken Rosewall
/ Owen Davidson 1973 John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Malcolm Anderson 1974 Ross Case / Geoff Masters 1975 John Alexander / Phil Dent 1976 John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche 1977 (Jan) Arthur Ashe
Arthur Ashe
/ Tony Roche 1977 (Dec) Ray Ruffels
Ray Ruffels
/ Allan Stone 1978 Wojciech Fibak
Wojciech Fibak
/ Kim Warwick 1979 Peter McNamara
Peter McNamara
/ Paul McNamee 1980 Mark Edmondson / Kim Warwick 1981 Mark Edmondson / Kim Warwick 1982 John Alexander / John Fitzgerald 1983 Mark Edmondson / Paul McNamee 1984 Mark Edmondson / Sherwood Stewart 1985 Paul Annacone
Paul Annacone
/ Christo van Rensburg 1987 Stefan Edberg
Stefan Edberg
/ Anders Järryd 1988 Rick Leach
Rick Leach
/ Jim Pugh 1989 Rick Leach
Rick Leach
/ Jim Pugh 1990 Pieter Aldrich / Danie Visser 1991 Scott Davis / David Pate 1992 Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Mark Woodforde 1993 Danie Visser / Laurie Warder 1994 Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis 1995 Jared Palmer / Richey Reneberg 1996 Stefan Edberg
Stefan Edberg
/ Petr Korda 1997 Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Mark Woodforde 1998 Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
/ Jacco Eltingh 1999 Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
/ Pat Rafter 2000 Ellis Ferreira / Rick Leach 2001 Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
/ Todd Woodbridge 2002 Mark Knowles
Mark Knowles
/ Daniel Nestor 2003 Fabrice Santoro
Fabrice Santoro
/ Michaël Llodra 2004 Fabrice Santoro
Fabrice Santoro
/ Michaël Llodra 2005 Wayne Black / Kevin Ullyett 2006 Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan 2007 Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan 2008 Jonathan Erlich
Jonathan Erlich
/ Andy Ram 2009 Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan 2010 Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan 2011 Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan 2012 Leander Paes
Leander Paes
/ Radek Štěpánek 2013 Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan 2014 Łukasz Kubot
Łukasz Kubot
/ Robert Lindstedt 2015 Simone Bolelli
Simone Bolelli
/ Fabio Fognini 2016 Jamie Murray
Jamie Murray
/ Bruno Soares 2017 Henri Kontinen
Henri Kontinen
/ John Peers 2018 Oliver Marach
Oliver Marach
/ Mate Pavić

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Wimbledon (Open Era) gentlemen's doubles champions

(1968) John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche (1969) John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche (1970) John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche (1971) Roy Emerson
Roy Emerson
/ Rod Laver (1972) Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Frew McMillan (1973) Jimmy Connors
Jimmy Connors
/ Ilie Năstase (1974) John Newcombe
John Newcombe
/ Tony Roche (1975) Vitas Gerulaitis
Vitas Gerulaitis
/ Gene Mayer (1976) Brian Gottfried / Raúl Ramírez (1977) Ross Case / Geoff Masters (1978) Bob Hewitt
Bob Hewitt
/ Frew McMillan (1979) Peter Fleming / John McEnroe (1980) Peter McNamara
Peter McNamara
/ Paul McNamee (1981) Peter Fleming / John McEnroe (1982) Peter McNamara
Peter McNamara
/ Paul McNamee (1983) Peter Fleming / John McEnroe (1984) Peter Fleming / John McEnroe (1985) Heinz Günthardt
Heinz Günthardt
/ Balázs Taróczy (1986) Joakim Nyström / Mats Wilander (1987) Ken Flach / Robert Seguso (1988) Ken Flach / Robert Seguso (1989) John Fitzgerald / Anders Järryd (1990) Rick Leach
Rick Leach
/ Jim Pugh (1991) John Fitzgerald / Anders Järryd (1992) John McEnroe
John McEnroe
/ Michael Stich (1993) Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Mark Woodforde (1994) Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Mark Woodforde (1995) Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Mark Woodforde (1996) Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Mark Woodforde (1997) Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Mark Woodforde (1998) Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis (1999) Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
/ Leander Paes (2000) Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
/ Mark Woodforde (2001) Donald Johnson / Jared Palmer (2002) Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
/ Todd Woodbridge (2003) Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
/ Todd Woodbridge (2004) Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
/ Todd Woodbridge (2005) Stephen Huss / Wesley Moodie (2006) Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan (2007) Arnaud Clément
Arnaud Clément
/ Michaël Llodra (2008) Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
/ Nenad Zimonjić (2009) Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
/ Nenad Zimonjić (2010) Jürgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer
/ Philipp Petzschner (2011) Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan (2012) Jonathan Marray
Jonathan Marray
/ Frederik Nielsen (2013) Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
/ Mike Bryan (2014) Vasek Pospisil
Vasek Pospisil
/ Jack Sock (2015) Jean-Julien Rojer
Jean-Julien Rojer
/ Horia Tecău (2016) Pierre-Hugues Herbert
Pierre-Hugues Herbert
/ Nicolas Mahut (2017) Łukasz Kubot
Łukasz Kubot
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