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Dick Stockton (born February 18, 1951 in Charlottesville, Virginia)[1], was a professional tennis player from the United States. He is currently the head coach of the men's tennis team at the University of Virginia[2].

Stockton's highest world ranking was as no. 8.[1] He reached the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1974, the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 1976 and '77 and the semifinals in the 1978 French Open. Stockton played on the U.S. Davis Cup Team five times (1973, '75, '76, '77, '79), including the U.S. Davis Cup Championship Team in 1979.[2]

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=Family life

Dick has four children, Sarah Stockton, Cole Stockton, JR Edwards, and Spencer Stockton.

JR, his step son, is going to Le High University on a baseball scholarship. His youngest son, Spencer, is an rising star in South Florida in the baseball world.

Singles titles (8)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1974 Atlanta WCT, United States Clay Czech Republic Jiří Hřebec 6–2, 6–1
2. 1974 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Geoff Masters 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
3. 1975 San Antonio WCT, United States Hard United States Stan Smith 7–5, 2–6, 7–6
4. 1976 Lagos WCT, Nigeria Clay United States Arthur Ashe 6–3, 6–2
5. 1977 Philadelphia WCT, United States Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 3–6, 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
6. 1977 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 5–6, RET.
7. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Romania Ilie Năstase 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
8. 1978 Little Rock, United States Carpet United States Hank Pfister 6–4, 3–5, RET.

Runner-ups (10)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1971 Merion, United States Hard United States Clark Graebner 6–2, 6–4, 6–7, 7–5
2. 1973 Miami WCT, United States Hard Australia Rod Laver 7–6, 6–3, 7–5
3. 1974 Charlotte, United States Clay United States Jeff Borowiak 6–4, 5–7, 7–6
4. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, United States Hard Australia John Alexander 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
5. 1975 Washington Indoor WCT, United States Carpet United Kingdom Mark Cox 6–2, 7–6
6. 1976 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia Tony Roche 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
7. 1977 Dallas WCT, United States – WCT Finals Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 6–7, 6–1, 6–4, 6–3
8. 1978 Birmingham WCT, United States Carpet Sweden Björn Borg 7–6, 7–5
9. 1978 San Francisco, United States Carpet United States John McEnroe 2–6, 7–6, 6–2
10. 1981 South Orange, United States Clay Israel Shlomo Glickstein 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

Doubles titles (16)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1973 Philadelphia WCT, United States Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2. 1973 Las Vegas, United States Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ken Rosewall
Australia Fred Stolle
6–7, 6–4, 6–4
3. 1973 Fort Worth, United States Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
7–6, 6–4
4. 1974 Maui, United States Hard United States Roscoe Tanner Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6–3, 7–6
5. 1975 Toronto Indoor WCT, Canada Carpet United States Erik Van Dillen India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 7–5, 6–1
6. 1975 Memphis, United States Carpet United States Erik Van Dillen United Kingdom Mark Cox
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
1–6, 7–5, 6–4
7. 1976 San Francisco, United States Carpet United States Roscoe Tanner United States Brian Gottfried
South Africa Bob Hewitt
6–3, 6–4
8. 1976 Perth, Australia Hard United States Roscoe Tanner Australia Bob Carmichael
Egypt Ismail El Shafei
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
9. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia Cliff Letcher Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
10. 1977 Masters Doubles WCT, New York Carpet India Vijay Amritraj United States Vitas Gerulaitis
Italy Adriano Panatta
7–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
11. 1977 San Francisco, United States Carpet United States Marty Riessen United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
12. 1978 New Orleans, United States Carpet United States Erik Van Dillen Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
7–6, 6–3
13. 1978 Cleveland, United States Hard United States Erik Van Dillen United States Rick Fisher
United States Bruce Manson
6–1, 6–4
14. 1979 Birmingham, United States Carpet United States Stan Smith Romania Ilie Năstase
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–2, 6–3
15. 1980 Tulsa, United States Hard (i) United States Robert Lutz Paraguay Francisco González
United States Van Winitsky
2–6, 7–6, 6–2
16. 1982 Hartford WCT, United States Carpet United States Robert Lutz United States Mike Cahill
United States Tracy Delatte
7–6, 6–3

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