Pat DuPré

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Pat Du Pré
Pat Du Pre.jpg
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceLa Jolla, California
Born (1954-09-16) September 16, 1954 (age 64)
Liège, Belgium
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1972
Retired1984
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$533,743
Singles
Career record178–196
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 14 (June 9, 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1980, 1981)
French Open3R (1983)
WimbledonSF (1979)
US OpenQF (1979)
Doubles
Career record121–144
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 30 (March 3, 1980)

Patrick Du Pré (born September 16, 1954) is a former professional male tennis player from the United States.

Personal[edit]

While on tour Du Pré resided in La Jolla, California; as of 2012 Du Pré and his wife, Rhonda, live in Savannah, GA.

Of the winning 1973 Stanford tennis team, Du Pré, Roscoe Tanner, and Sandy Mayer were members of the Zeta Psi fraternity.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

While at Mountain Brook High School, he was a three-time Alabama state singles champion. In 1971, he was ranked second in the United States in the boys' 18 singles.

In 1972 Du Pré won the national junior singles championship and was top ranked in both singles and doubles nationally, he attended Stanford University and was an All-American for four years, and in 1973 and 1974, Stanford won two National Collegiate Athletics Association national championships.

Pro tour[edit]

On the professional tour, Du Pré won one ATP Tour singles title (the Hong Kong Open in 1982) and four doubles titles, he was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1995[1] and was the first tennis player ever to be brought in.

Du Pré was a semifinalist at Wimbledon in 1979 and a quarter-finalist at the US Open. From 1979 through 1981, he was ranked in the top 20 in the world, reaching as high as World No. 14 in June 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alabama Sports Hall of Fame". Ashof.org. Retrieved January 17, 2013.

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