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John Marks (tennis)

John Marks
Full name John M.P. Marks
Country Australia
Residence Sydney, Australia
Born (1952-12-09) 9 December 1952
Sydney, Australia
Turned pro 1975
Retired 1980
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 27–74 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 44 (3 January 1979)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1978)
French Open 2R (1978)
Wimbledon 2R (1978)
US Open 1R (1977, 1979)
Career record 153–102 (Grand Prix, WCT and Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 7
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1977Dec)
French Open QF (1978)
Wimbledon QF (1978)
US Open SF (1978)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon QF (1979)[2]
John Marks
Medal record
Competitor for  Australia
Summer Universiade
Bronze 1973 Moscow Mixed Doubles

John M.P. Marks (born 9 December 1952) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Marks is best remembered for finishing runner-up in singles at the 1978 Australian Open, although he never won a singles title in his career. As a result of this slam final appearance, he achieved his career-high singles ranking of World No. 44, after entering the tournament ranked No. 177.[1] During his career he won 7 doubles titles. As a junior, Marks won the Australian Open boys' doubles in 1971, partnering Michael Phillips.

Singles runner-ups (2)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Ross Case 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1978 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Guillermo Vilas 4–6, 4–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles titles (7)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1975 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Mark Edmondson Chris Kachel
Peter McNamara
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 1976 Palma, Spain Clay Mark Edmondson John Andrews
Colin Dibley
6–2, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Mark Edmondson Syd Ball
Kim Warwick
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 1977 Cairo, Egypt Clay John Bartlett Pat Du Pré
Chris Lewis
7–5, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 1977 Båstad, Sweden Clay Mark Edmondson Jean-Louis Haillet
François Jauffret
6–4, 6–0
Winner 4. 1977 Manila, Philippines Hard Chris Kachel Mike Cahill
Terry Moor
4–6, 6–0, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 1978 Florence, Italy Clay Mark Edmondson Corrado Barazzutti
Adriano Panatta
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 1978 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Mark Edmondson John Newcombe
Tony Roche
4–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1978 Hong Kong Hard Mark Edmondson Hank Pfister
Brad Rowe
5–7, 7–6, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1978 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Mark Edmondson Sherwood Stewart
Butch Walts
2–6, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 1979 Hamburg, Germany Clay Mark Edmondson Jan Kodeš
Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 1–6, 6–7
Winner 6. 1979 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Mark Edmondson Ion Ţiriac
Guillermo Vilas
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1979 Båstad, Sweden Clay Mark Edmondson Heinz Günthardt
Bob Hewitt
2–6, 2–6
Winner 7. 1979 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Mark Edmondson Pat Du Pré
Robert Lutz
6–1, 3–6, 6–4


  1. ^ a b A Brit dominates Down Under: 3 January down the years, ESPN, retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. ^ Wimbledon Results Archive

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