Jeff Borowiak

Jeff Borowiak (born September 25, 1949) is a former professional tennis player from the United States, who won five singles and three doubles titles during his professional career, reaching a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 20 in August 1977.

Jeff Borowiak
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceSeattle, WA United States
BornSeptember 25, 1949 (age 69)
Berkeley, CA, USA
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1967)
Retired1986
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record276-291 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 20 (August 30, 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1982)
French Open3R (1978)
Wimbledon4R (1971, 1981)
US Open3R (1968)
Doubles
Career record146-211 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1977, 1978)
Wimbledon3R (1974, 1976, 1977)
US OpenQF (1971)

Personal

Borowiak is also an accomplished musician, mastering the flute and the piano. He was also indirectly involved in the formation of the group Metallica when he invested in his friend and Danish fellow player Torben Ulrich's son band Lars Rocket, which later became Metallica.

Tennis career

Borowiak played number one singles on one of the greatest collegiate tennis team of all time for the UCLA Bruins. Haroon Rahim played number two singles, Jimmy Connors played at number three. Borowiak and Connors were NCAA champions, while Rahim remains the youngest player ever to represent his country in the Davis Cup competition.

Borowiak was ATP Comeback Player of the Year in 1981.[1]

Borowiak was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame.[2]

Career finals

Singles: 11 (5 titles – 6 runners-up)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. October 17, 1971 Cologne WCT, Germany Carpet United States Robert Lutz 3–6, 7–6, 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. July 10, 1972 Bretton Woods, USA Hard United States Cliff Richey 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. April 7, 1974 New Orleans WCT, USA Hard Australia John Newcombe 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. April 15, 1973 Charlotte WCT, USA Clay Australia Dick Stockton 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 2. November 16, 1974 Oslo, Norway Indoor West Germany Karl Meiler 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 4. January 14, 1976 Atlanta WCT, USA Carpet (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. February 2, 1977 Dayton, USA Carpet (i) United Kingdom Buster Mottram 6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. July 3, 1977 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay France Jean-Francois Caujolle 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. August 16, 1977 Toronto, Canada Clay Chile Jaime Fillol 6–0, 6–1
Runner-up 5. March 9, 1981 Tampa, USA Hard United States Mel Purcell 6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. November 23, 1981 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Vitas Gerulaitis 4–6, 6–7, 1–6

Doubles: 9 (3 titles – 6 runners-up)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. October 7, 1973 Osaka, Japan. United States Tom Gorman Japan Jun Kamiwazumi
Australia Ken Rosewall
6–4, 7–6
Winner 2. February 18, 1974 Hempstead WCT, USA Hard Australia Dick Crealy Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. August 5, 1974 Bretton Woods, USA Clay Australia Rod Laver France Georges Goven
France Francois Jauffret
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1. November 16, 1973 Oslo, Norway Indoor United States Vitas Gerulaitis West Germany Karl Meiler
Pakistan Haroon Rahim
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. October 5, 1975 Maui, USA Hard Pakistan Haroon Rahim United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 3. March 30, 1976 Caracas, Venezuela Clay Romania Ilie Năstase United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. February 2, 1977 Dayton, USA Carpet (i) United States Andrew Pattison United States Hank Pfister
United States Butch Walts
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 5. October 31, 1977 Paris, France Hard United Kingdom Roger Taylor United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 6. August 7, 1978 Indianapolis, USA Clay New Zealand Chris Lewis United States Gene Mayer
United States Hank Pfister
3–6, 1–6

References

  1. ^ ATP Player Profile
  2. ^ ITA Men's Hall of Fame

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