Stan Smith

Stanley Roger Smith (born December 14, 1946 in Pasadena, California) is a former world No. 1 American tennis player and two-time Grand Slam singles champion who also, with his partner Bob Lutz, formed one of the most successful doubles teams of all time. Together, they won many major titles all over the world. In 1970, Smith won the first year end championship Masters Grand Prix title. Smith's two major singles titles were the 1971 US Open (over Jan Kodeš in the final), and 1972 Wimbledon (over Ilie Năstase in the final). In 1972, he was the year-ending world No. 1 singles player.[3] In 1973, he won his second and last year end championship title at the Dallas WCT Finals. In addition, he won four Grand Prix Championship Series titles. His name is also used in a popular brand of tennis shoes. In his early years he improved his tennis game through lessons from Pancho Segura, the Pasadena Tennis Patrons,[4] and the sponsorship of the Southern California Tennis Association headed by Perry T. Jones.

Stan Smith
Stan Smith 2009 US Open 01
Full nameStanley Roger Smith
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceHilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
BornDecember 14, 1946 (age 72)
Pasadena, California, USA
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro1969 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired1985
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,774,811
Int. Tennis HoF1987 (member page)
Singles
Career record865–352 (71.08%) [1]
Career titles53 [2]
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1972, Lance Tingay)[3]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1970, 1975, 1977Dec)
French OpenQF (1971, 1972)
WimbledonW (1972)
US OpenW (1971)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1970)
WCT FinalsW (1973)
Doubles
Career record558–201
Career titles54
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1970)
French OpenF (1971, 1974)
WimbledonF (1972, 1974, 1980, 1981)
US OpenW (1968, 1974, 1978, 1980)

Career

Smith grew up in Pasadena, California and was coached mainly by Pancho Segura. He played collegiate tennis at the University of Southern California, under Coach George Toley, where he was a three-time All-American and won the 1968 NCAA Singles Championship as well as the 1967 and 1968 Doubles Titles. At USC, Smith was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity's Gamma Tau chapter.

As a kid, he went to get a job as a ball boy for the Davis Cup, but was turned down because the organizers thought he was too clumsy.[5]

In his 1979 autobiography, Jack Kramer, the long-time tennis promoter and great player himself, ranked Smith as one of the 21 best players of all time.[6]

In 2005, TENNIS magazine ranked Smith as 35th in its "40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era".

Smith was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987.[7][8]

Following his playing career, Smith became active as a Coach for the United States Tennis Association. He now has his own Tennis Academy with Billy Stearns called Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, which is on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

In 1974 Smith married Princeton University tennis player Marjory Gengler.[9][10] They later mentored South African tennis player Mark Mathabane, helping increase pressure on the South African government to end Apartheid. Today, Smith lives in Hilton Head with his wife and four children, all of whom competed in collegiate tennis. In Hilton Head he also is a co-owner of the tennis academy Smith Stearns. He is currently the President of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Tennis shoes

To non-tennis players, Stan Smith is probably best known for his line of Adidas tennis shoes. Although the Adidas Stan Smith shoe is not recommended for modern tennis playing, it continues to be a widely available iconic fashion brand.[11]

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles – 1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Opponent Score
Runner-up 1971 Wimbledon Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1971 US Open Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3)
Winner 1972 Wimbledon Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (5 titles – 8 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1968 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
Spain Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 1970 Australian Open United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 8–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1971 French Open United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
Runner-up 1971 US Open United States Erik Van Dillen Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Runner-up 1972 Wimbledon United States Erik Van Dillen South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6, 7–9
Runner-up 1974 French Open United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 1974 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1974 US Open United States Robert Lutz Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1978 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 1979 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1980 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 1980 US Open United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1981 Wimbledon United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6

Career finals

Note: Smith won 7 titles from 1966-1968 and an additional 8 titles in 1969 [12]

Singles (38 titles, 18 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1969 Melbourne, Australia Grass United States Arthur Ashe 14–12, 6–8, 6–3, 8–6
Winner 2. 1970 Hampton, U.S. Carpet (i) Brazil Thomaz Koch 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 3. 1970 Nottingham, U.K. Grass United States Chauncey Steele III 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1970 Indianapolis, U Clay United States Cliff Richey 2–6, 8–10, 6–3, 1–6
Winner 4. 1970 Phoenix, U.S. Hard United States Jim Osborne 6–3, 6–7, 6–1
Winner 5. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Arthur Ashe 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. 1970 Masters, Tokyo Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 1971 Charlotte, U.S. Hard United States Arthur Ashe 3–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 1971 Paris, France Clay France François Jauffret 6–2, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 8. 1971 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass Australia John Newcombe 8–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1971 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia John Newcombe 3–6, 7–5, 6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 7–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 1971 US Open, New York City Grass Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 1971 Masters, Paris Carpet (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 7–5, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 11. 1972 Salisbury, U.S. Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 1972 New York City, U.S. Carpet (i) Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. 4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 13. 1972 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 14. 1972 Washington, D.C., U.S. Carpet (i) United States Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–1, 6–3, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 15. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass Romania Ilie Năstase 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 16. 1972 Sacramento, U.S. Hard Australia Colin Dibley 6–4, 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 17. 1972 Los Angeles WCT, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–4
Winner 18. 1972 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Spain Andrés Gimeno 6–2, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 19. 1972 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Netherlands Tom Okker 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1972 Masters, Barcelona Carpet (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 6. 1973 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Australia Colin Dibley 3–6, 6–7
Winner 20. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 21. 1973 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay Australia Rod Laver 6–3, 6–4
Winner 22. 1973 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 23. 1973 Munich WCT, Germany Carpet (i) United States Cliff Richey 6–1, 7–5
Winner 24. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet (i) Australia Rod Laver 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 25. 1973 Gothenburg WCT, Sweden Carpet (i) Australia John Alexander 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 26. 1973 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 27. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1973 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) Romania Ilie Năstase 6–4, 1–6, 6–3, 0–6, 2–6
Winner 28. 1974 Hempstead WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Newcombe 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 1974 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Newcombe 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 29. 1974 St. Louis, U.S. Clay Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 30. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass Soviet Union Alex Metreveli 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 31. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Marty Riessen 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1975 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet (i) United States Harold Solomon 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 1975 San Antonio WCT, U.S. Hard United States Dick Stockton 5–7, 6–2, 6–7
Runner-up 11. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet (i) United States Robert Lutz 4–6, 4–6
Winner 32. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 12. 1976 Memphis WCT, U.S. Carpet (i) India Vijay Amritraj 2–6, 6–0, 0–6
Runner-up 13. 1976 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1977 Springfield, U.S. Carpet (i) Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 0–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 15. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Sandy Mayer 6–4, 3–6, 2–6, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 33. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Brian Gottfried 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1978 Denver, U.S. Carpet (i) United States Jimmy Connors 2–6, 6–7
Winner 34. 1978 Atlanta, U.S. Hard United States Eliot Teltscher 4–6, 6–1, 2–1, ret.
Winner 35. 1978 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Hungary Balázs Taróczy 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 17. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Brian Teacher 6–1, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 36. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard Romania Ilie Năstase 7–6, 7–5
Winner 37. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak 6–4, 6–0, 6–2
Winner 38. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) South Africa Johan Kriek 2–6, 7–6, 6–2
Runner-up 18. 1980 Palm Harbor, U.S. Hard Australia Paul McNamee 4–6, 3–6

Doubles (54 titles, 27 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1968 US Open, New York City Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
Spain Andrés Gimeno
11–9, 6–1, 7–5
Winner 2. 1969 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 1970 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 8–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1970 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–7, 2–6
Winner 4. 1970 Berkeley, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Roy Barth
United States Tom Gorman
6–2, 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 5. 1970 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Arthur Ashe Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Owen Davidson
6–0, 5–7, 7–5
Winner 6. 1971 Paris, France Clay United States Tom Gorman France Pierre Barthès
France François Jauffret
3–6, 7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Marty Riessen
6–4, 3–6, 4–6, 9–11
Runner-up 3. 1971 London/Queen's Club, U.K. Grass United States Erik Van Dillen Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–8, 6–4, 8–10
Winner 7. 1971 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Erik Van Dillen United States Sandy Mayer
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–1, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1971 US Open, New York City Grass United States Erik Van Dillen Australia John Newcombe
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
7–6, 3–6, 6–7, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 8. 1971 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Tom Gorman United States Arthur Ashe
United States Robert Lutz
6–3, 6–4
Winner 9. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay Romania Ilie Năstase Spain Andrés Gimeno
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–2
Winner 10. 1972 Nice, France Clay Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš South Africa Frew McMillan
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Erik Van Dillen South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6, 7–9
Winner 11. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 7–6
Winner 12. 1973 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz South Africa Frew McMillan
Australia Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 13. 1973 World Doubles WCT, Montreal Carpet United States Robert Lutz Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–2, 7–6, 6–0
Winner 14. 1973 Båstad, Sweden Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 15. 1973 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Australia Roy Emerson Sweden Ove Nils Bengtson
United States Jim McManus
6–2, 6–1
Winner 16. 1974 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
United States Dick Stockton
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 17. 1974 New Orleans WCT, U.S. Other United States Robert Lutz Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 1974 French Open, Paris Clay United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
New Zealand Onny Parun
3–6, 2–6, 6–3, 7–5, 1–6
Runner-up 7. 1974 Nottingham, U.K. Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Erik Van Dillen
4–6, 7–9
Runner-up 8. 1974 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–8, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 1974 Boston, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
United States Marty Riessen
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 19. 1974 US Open, New York City Grass United States Robert Lutz Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Jaime Fillol
6–3, 6–3
Winner 20. 1974 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Syd Ball
6–4, 7–6
Winner 21. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 22. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 23. 1975 Houston, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Mike Estep
New Zealand Russell Simpson
7–5, 7–6
Winner 24. 1975 Washington, D.C. Clay United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 25. 1975 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 26. 1976 Indianapolis WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Vitas Gerulaitis
United States Tom Gorman
6–2, 6–4
Winner 27. 1976 Rome WCT, Italy Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia Dick Crealy
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1976 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
4–6, 2–6
Winner 28. 1976 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Erik Van Dillen United States Eddie Dibbs
United States Harold Solomon
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 10. 1976 Louisville, U.S. Clay United States Erik Van Dillen South Africa Byron Bertram
South Africa Pat Cramer
3–6, 4–6
Winner 29. 1976 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 30. 1976 Wembley, U.K. Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Brian Gottfried
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 1976 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr. United States Brian Gottfried
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–1, 1–6, 2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 12. 1977 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 31. 1977 Hampton, U.S. Carpet United States Sandy Mayer Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–4, 6–3
Winner 32. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 13. 1977 Los Angeles PSW, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 33. 1977 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz South Africa Bob Hewitt
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 34. 1977 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States Gene Mayer
4–6, 7–5, 6–2
Winner 35. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
7–6, 6–4
Winner 36. 1977 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
South Africa Raymond Moore
6–3, 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 37. 1978 Springfield, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
United States Marty Riessen
6–3, 6–3
Winner 38. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Arthur Ashe
United States John McEnroe
6–7, 7–5, 6–1
Runner-up 14. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 1978 World Doubles WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7–6, 4–6, 0–6, 3–6
Winner 39. 1978 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 16. 1978 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 17. 1978 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 2–6
Winner 40. 1979 Birmingham, U.S. Carpet United States Dick Stockton Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–2, 6–3
Winner 41. 1979 Denver, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
7–6, 6–3
Winner 42. 1979 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz Australia Bob Carmichael
United States Brian Teacher
6–4, 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 18. 1979 New Orleans, U.S. Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
1–6, 3–6
Winner 43. 1979 Newport, U.S. Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia John James
Australia Chris Kachel
6–4, 7–6
Winner 44. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Paraguay Francisco González
United States Fred McNair
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 1979 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–1, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 20. 1979 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 4–6
Winner 45. 1979 Cologne, Germany Hard (i) United States Gene Mayer Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1979 Wembley, U.K. Carpet Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 3–6
Winner 46. 1980 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet India Vijay Amritraj United States Bill Scanlon
United States Brian Teacher
6–4, 6–3
Winner 47. 1980 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet India Vijay Amritraj Rhodesia Andrew Pattison
United States Butch Walts
6–7, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 48. 1980 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Gene Mayer
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 22. 1980 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 49. 1980 US Open, New York City Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
7–6, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 23. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–7, 4–6, 6–2, 6–7
Winner 50. 1980 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 24. 1980 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 51. 1980 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 1981 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Robert Lutz United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 26. 1981 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States John McEnroe
United States Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 27. 1981 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay United States Robert Lutz Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Australia Peter McNamara
6–7, 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 52. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Chile Jaime Fillol Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 53. 1983 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Mel Purcell Brazil Marcos Hocevar
Brazil Cássio Motta
6–3, 6–4
Winner 54. 1984 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Sandy Mayer United States Charles Bud Cox
United States Terry Moor
6–4, 6–7, 7–5

Grand Slam performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

Singles

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 Career SR
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 3R A A A A A 3R 3R A A A A A A A A 0 / 3
French Open A A A A A 4R 1R QF QF 4R 1R 4R A 4R 3R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 10
Wimbledon A 2R 4R 3R 2R 4R 4R F W A SF 1R 4R 4R 1R 3R 3R 4R 2R 1R A A 1 / 18
US Open 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R QF W QF SF QF 1R 4R 2R 3R 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 1 / 20
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 51
Year End Ranking N/A 5 8 21 16 24 25 22 28 N/A 745 794 N/A

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  12. ^ Garcia, Gabriel. "Stan Smith: Career tournament results". thetennisbase.com. Madrid, Spain: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 18 November 2017.

Further reading

  • Smith, Stan (2002). Stan Smith's Winning Doubles. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. ISBN 0-7360-3007-7.
  • Little Pancho (2009) by Caroline Seebohm
  • The Golden Age of College Tennis (2009) by George Toley

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1970 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1970 Pepsi-Cola ILTF Grand Prix was a tennis circuit administered by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) which served as a forerunner to the current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. It was the inaugural edition of the Grand Prix circuit and consisted of men's tournaments recognised by the ILTF. The creation of the Grand Prix circuit, on an experimental basis during its first year, was announced in April 1970 by the president of the ILTF, Ben Barnett. It was the brainchild of Jack Kramer, former tennis promoter and winner of the Wimbledon and US championships, and was aimed at countering the influence of commercial promoters, particularly Lamar Hunt and his World Championship Tennis circuit and George MacCall's National Tennis League.The tournaments were graded in one of three categories which determined the number of ranking points available: Class A, comprising the three Grand Slam tournaments, Class 1 and Class 2. The Pepsi-Cola Masters and Davis Cup Final are included in this calendar but did not count towards the Grand Prix. In addition to the tournament prize money a bonus pool of $150,000 was available for the top 20 ranked players. The bonus pool was jointly funded by Pepsi-Cola as title sponsor and the participating tournaments which reserved 10% of their prize money. Cliff Richey earned $25,000 bonus as the winner of the first Grand Prix circuit. At the end of the season the top six ranked players qualified for a Masters round-robin tournament held in Tokyo which was won by Stan Smith.

All open tennis tournaments were eligible to be included in the Grand Prix circuit provided they committed to not paying any management fees to commercial organizations with players under contract. Originally the Italian Championships, played in April in Rome, was part of the Grand Prix calendar but it was withdrawn during the tournament when it became known that they had paid management fees to the competing World Championship Tennis organization.

1970 Pepsi-Cola Masters

The 1970 Pepsi-Cola Masters was a tennis tournament played on indoor carpet courts at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium in Tokyo in Japan. It was the first edition of the Masters Grand Prix and was held from December 9 through December 15, 1970. The event included a singles and doubles draw, both of which were held in a round robin format. Stan Smith won the first singles title and then partnered Arthur Ashe to the doubles title as well.

The best six players from the 1970 Grand Prix circuit ranking qualified for the singles event. Cliff Richey, the winner of the Grand Prix ranking, could not participate due to illness. John Newcombe was the first replacement as the number seven ranked but was unable to play which meant that Jan Kodeš, ranked eight, completed the field. Stan Smith won the singles title in the round robin format.

1971 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1971 Pepsi Cola Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It incorporated three of the four grand slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments. It was the second edition of the Grand Prix circuit and was run by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ITLF). In addition to regular tournament prize money a bonus prize money pool of £60,000 ($150,000) was available to be divided among the 20 highest ranking players after the last tournament. To be eligible for a share of the bonus pool a player had to compete in a minimum of nine tournaments. The circuit culminated in a Masters event in Paris, France for the seven highest point scoring players. Stan Smith was the winner of the circuit with 187 ranking points and four tournament victories.

1971 US Open – Men's Singles

Ken Rosewall was the defending champion but did not compete at the 1971 US Open – Men's Singles event.

Stan Smith defeated Jan Kodeš 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(5–3) in the final to win the men's singles title at the 1971 US Open.

1971 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

John Newcombe successfully defended his title, defeating Stan Smith in the final, 6–3, 5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1971 Wimbledon Championships. It was Newcombe's third, and final, Wimbledon singles title.

1972 Davis Cup

The 1972 Davis Cup was the 61st edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. This year would mark the abolishment of the Challenge Round. The previous year's champion would now play in all matches, rather than advance directly to the Challenge Round. The winner of the Inter-Zonal Zone would be declared the champion. 56 teams would enter the competition, 34 in the Europe Zone, 11 in the Americas Zone, and 11 in the Eastern Zone.

The United States defeated Chile in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated India in the Eastern Zone final, and Romania and Spain won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Spain and Romania defeated Australia. The USA defeated Romania in the final, giving the US their 5th straight title. The final was played at the Club Sportiv Progresul in Bucharest, Romania, on 13–15 October.

1972 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1972 Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year and organized by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF). It consisted of 33 Grand Prix tournaments in different categories including three of the four Grand Slam tournaments and was followed by a season-ending Masters tournament. The circuit ran from February through November.The 1972 Grand Prix circuit ran in competition with the 1972 World Championship Tennis circuit and, to a lesser extent, with the smaller 1972 USLTA Indoor Circuit. In July 1971 at its annual meeting, the ILTF voted to ban all WCT contract professionals from their tournaments and facilities from the beginning of 1972 onwards. This meant that leading WCT players such as Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Arthur Ashe and John Newcombe did not initially have permission to compete in the Grand Prix circuit and Newcombe could not defend his two consecutive Wimbledon titles of 1970 and 1971. In April 1972, however, an agreement was reached between the ILTF and WCT that divided the 1973 tour in a WCT circuit that ran from January through April and a Grand Prix circuit that was scheduled for the rest of the year. Under the agreement the players contracted by the WCT could play in the Grand Prix events as of September 1972. The deal was ratified at the annual ILTF meeting in July.

1972 Wimbledon Championships

The 1972 Wimbledon Championships was a tennis tournament that took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament was scheduled to be held from Monday 26 June until Saturday 8 July 1972 but rain on the final Saturday meant that the men's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles finals were played on Sunday 9 July. It was the first time in the tournament's history that finals were played on a Sunday. It was the 86th staging of the Wimbledon Championships, and the third Grand Slam tennis event of 1972.

Due to the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) ban on World Championship Tennis (WCT) contract players competing in their tournaments, the reigning men's singles champion John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title. Other players banned from competing included Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall and Arthur Ashe among others. Stan Smith and Billie Jean King won the singles titles.

1972 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles

John Newcombe was prevented from defending his title due to the International Lawn Tennis Federation ban on World Championship Tennis contract players competing in their tournaments.Stan Smith defeated Ilie Năstase in the final, 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1972 Wimbledon Championships. It was Smith's first, and only, Wimbledon singles title, and his second, and final, grand slam singles title.

1973 Davis Cup

The 1973 Davis Cup was the 62nd edition of the most important tournament between national teams in men's tennis. 53 teams would enter the competition, 31 in the Europe Zone, 12 in the Americas Zone, and 10 in the Eastern Zone. For the first time, preliminary rounds were used in every zone, effectively giving byes through the first two rounds of competition to the previous year's finalists from the American and Eastern zones, and to the previous year's semifinalists from the European zones.

The United States defeated Chile in the Americas Zone final, Australia defeated India in the Eastern Zone final, and Romania and Czechoslovakia won the Europe Zones. In the Inter-Zonal Zone, the USA defeated Romania and Australia defeated Czechoslovakia. Australia defeated the USA in the final, which was held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH, United States, on 30 November-2 December. It marked the first time the final was held indoors.

1973 Swedish Open

The 1973 Swedish Open was a men's tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts held in Båstad, Sweden. It was classified as a Group B category tournament and was part of the 1973 Grand Prix circuit. It was the 26th edition of the tournament and was held from July 8 through July 15, 1973. Stan Smith won the singles title.

1973 World Championship Tennis circuit

The 1973 World Championship Tennis circuit was one of the two rival professional male tennis circuits of 1973. It was organized by World Championship Tennis (WCT). In April 1972 WCT signed an agreement with the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) as a result of which the 1973 men's tennis season was divided in a WCT section, which ran from January until May, and a Grand Prix circuit which was held from May onward. The WCT circuit divided the players into two groups of 32 players, with each group playing 11 tournaments of the 22 tournaments. The four highest ranked players from each group qualified for the season finals in Dallas. The total available prize money was almost $1,250,000.

1974 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1974 Commercial Union Assurance Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit administered by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF) which served as a forerunner to the current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. The circuit consisted of the four modern Grand Slam tournaments and open tournaments recognised by the ILTF. The season-ending Commercial Union Assurance Masters and Davis Cup Final are included in this calendar but did not count towards the Grand Prix ranking.

1977 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1977 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit administered by the International Lawn Tennis Federation (ILTF, later the ITF) which served as a forerunner to the current Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour. The circuit consisted of the four modern Grand Slam tournaments and open tournaments recognised by the ILTF. The Colgate-Palmolive Masters is included in this calendar but did not count towards the Grand Prix ranking. Colgate-Palmolive was the new tour sponsor, taking over from Commercial Union. Guillermo Vilas won the Grand Prix circuit, having accumulated the most points (2,047), and received the largest share from the bonus pool ($300,000). The top eight points ranked singles players as well as the top four doubles teams qualified for the season-ending Masters tournament

1978 Fischer-Grand Prix

The 1978 Fischer-Grand Prix was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria that was part of the 1978 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix. It was the fourth edition of the tournament and was held form 23 October until 29 October 1978. Stan Smith won the singles title.

1979 Grand Prix (tennis)

The 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Grand Prix was a professional tennis circuit held that year. It consisted of four Grand Slam tournaments, the Grand Prix tournaments and the Nations Cup, a team event.

2015 ATP World Tour Finals – Singles

Novak Djokovic was the three-time defending champion and he successfully defended his title, defeating Roger Federer in the final 6–3, 6–4. By claiming the title, Djokovic became the first player to win the event four times in a row.

Bob Lutz (tennis)

Robert Lutz (born August 29, 1947) is a former amateur and professional tennis player of the 1960s and 1970s. He and his longtime partner Stan Smith were one of the best doubles teams of all time. Bud Collins ranked Lutz as World No. 7 in 1972. Between 1967 and 1977 he was ranked among the top-10 American players 8 times, with his highest ranking being No. 5 in both 1968 and 1970.

Stan Smith (American Dad!)

Stanford Leonard "Stan" Smith is the main protagonist of the adult animated sitcom American Dad!. He is voiced by the series' co-creator and executive producer, Seth MacFarlane.

Stan is the patriarch of the Smith family. As the family's breadwinner, he works for the Central Intelligence Agency. Although he once held the position of a case officer at the CIA, he is now a weapons expert for the agency. Stan often makes the mistake of applying the same extreme measures suited and used for his job in his personal life and with his family.

Stan is portrayed as drastic, endangering, rash, insensitive, inconsiderate, dog-eat-dog, and very masculine. In the series he is emphasized as a conservative Republican. Stan's exaggeratedly large chin has been described satirically as a "Jay Leno jaw". He usually wears a blue suit with a lapel pin that is a simplified version of the U.S. flag, consisting of three red and white stripes and a blue square.Stan is married to Francine Smith. He is the father of Hayley and Steve Smith. In one episode, it is revealed that he may not be the biological father of Hayley. In "Cock of the Sleepwalk", Stan adopted an unnamed little girl. Also living under Stan's roof are three housemates: Roger, an alien; Klaus, the family's man-in-a-fish-body pet; and Jeff Fischer, who is Hayley's boyfriend turned husband.

Stan's mother is named Betty, and his father is a jewel thief (as revealed in the episode "Con Heir") named Jack Smith.

Stan is believed to have been born around 1958, as he is 47 years old in the show, which debuted in 2005. However, his age has been contradicted twice: “Da Flippity Flop”, an episode made in 2013, reveals he was born in 1963, putting his age at 50 instead, and “May the Best Stan Win”, an episode made in 2010, reveals he was born in 1967, putting his age at 43.

In “Bullocks To Stan”, Stan is revealed to be a year and 10 months older than Francine, whose birthday is revealed to be September 26, putting his birthday around November 26. This makes him a Sagittarius.

But season 5 episode 12 at the end on the gravestones it says Stan 1967-2067 Francine 1971-2067 might just be because its a valentines episode where Stan comes back from the future as a cyborg.

Stan Smith in the Grand Slam Tournaments

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