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John Basil Fitzgerald (born 28 December 1960, in Cummins, South Australia, Australia) is a former professional tennis player from Australia. During his career, he won 6 top-level singles titles and 30 tour doubles titles, including 7 Grand Slam doubles titles, and a career men's doubles Grand Slam (winning all four titles-the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open). He reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1991. His career-high singles ranking was World Number 25 in 1988. He was a member of the Australian team which won the Davis Cup in 1986. Fitzgerald is currently the captain of the Australian Davis Cup Team. He plays right-handed with a single-handed backhand.

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Career statistics

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Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 11 (7-4)

Wins (7)
Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1982 Australian Open Grass Australia John Alexander United States Andy Andrews
United States John Sadri
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
1984 U.S. Open Hard Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–6, 6–3, 6–3
1986 French Open Clay Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–7, 14–12
1989 Wimbledon Grass Sweden Anders Järryd United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 7–6
1991 French Open (2) Clay Sweden Anders Järryd United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6–0, 7–6
1991 Wimbledon (2) Grass Sweden Anders Järryd Argentina Javier Frana
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–1
1991 U.S. Open (2) Hard Sweden Anders Järryd United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-ups (4)
Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1985 Wimbledon Grass Australia Pat Cash Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
1988 French Open Clay Sweden Anders Järryd Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
1988 Wimbledon (2) Grass Sweden Anders Järryd United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
1993 Australian Open Hard Sweden Anders Järryd South Africa Danie Visser
Australia Laurie Warder
6–4, 6–3, 6–4

Mixed doubles: 6 (2-4)

Wins (2)
Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1983 U.S. Open Hard Australia Elizabeth Sayers United States Ferdi Taygan
United States Barbara Potter
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
1991 Wimbledon Grass Australia Elizabeth Smylie United States Jim Pugh
Soviet Union Natalia Zvereva
7–6, 6–2
Runner-ups (4)
Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1984 U.S. Open Hard Australia Elizabeth Sayers United States Tom Gullikson
Bulgaria Manuela Maleeva
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
1985 Wimbledon Grass Australia Elizabeth Smylie Australia Paul McNamee
United States Martina Navratilova
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
1985 U.S. Open Hard Australia Elizabeth Smylie Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
United States Martina Navratilova
6–3, 6–4
1990 Wimbledon Grass Australia Elizabeth Smylie United States Rick Leach
United States Zina Garrison
7–5, 6–2

Career finals

Singles: 11 (6-5)

Wins (6)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in final
1. 1981 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
2. 1982 Maui, Hawaii, USA Hard United States Brian Teacher 6–2, 6–3
3. 1983 Newport, Rhode Island, USA Grass United States Scott Davis 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
4. 1983 Stowe, Vermont, USA Hard India Vijay Amritraj 3–6, 6–2, 7–6
5. 1984 Sydney, Australia Grass United States Sammy Giammalva, Jr. 6–3, 6–3
6. 1988 Sydney, Australia Grass Soviet Union Andrei Chesnokov 6–3, 6–4
Runner-ups (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in final
1. 1982 Sydney, Australia Grass Australia John Alexander 4–6, 7–6, 6–4
2. 1984 Melbourne Outdoor, Australia Grass United States Dan Cassidy 7–6, 7–6
3. 1987 Hong Kong Hard United States Eliot Teltscher 6–7, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2, 7–5
4. 1988 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Carpet United States Tim Mayotte 4–6, 6–2, 6–2, 6–3
5. 1988 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) Germany Boris Becker 7–6, 6–4

Doubles titles (30)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1981 Båstad, Sweden Clay Australia Mark Edmondson Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Hans Simonsson
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
2. 1982 Strasbourg WCT, France Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Sandy Mayer
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–3
3. 1982 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia John Alexander United States Andy Andrews
United States John Sadri
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
4. 1982 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Cliff Letcher
Australia Craig Miller
6–4, 7–6
5. 1983 Bristol, England Grass Australia John Alexander United States Tom Gullikson
United States Johan Kriek
7–5, 6–4
6. 1983 Newport, USA Grass India Vijay Amritraj United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
6–3, 6–4
7. 1984 U.S. Open, New York Hard Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
7–6, 6–3, 6–3
8. 1985 Auckland, New Zealand Hard New Zealand Chris Lewis Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Wally Masur
7–6, 6–2
9. 1985 Las Vegas, USA Hard Australia Pat Cash United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo Van Rensburg
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
10. 1985 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Sweden Anders Järryd Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
6–3, 6–2
11. 1986 French Open, Paris Clay Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 4–6, 6–3, 6–7, 14–12
12. 1986 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Germany Boris Becker Australia Peter McNamara
Australia Paul McNamee
6–4, 7–6
13. 1988 Miami, USA Hard Sweden Anders Järryd United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7–6, 6–1, 7–5
14. 1988 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Johan Kriek United States Steve Denton
United States David Pate
6–4, 6–4
15. 1988 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Australia Darren Cahill United States Martin Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
6–3, 6–2
16. 1988 Paris Indoor, France Carpet United States Paul Annacone United States Jim Grabb
South Africa Christo Van Rensburg
6–2, 6–2
17. 1989 Wimbledon, London Grass Sweden Anders Järryd United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 7–6
18. 1989 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
France Eric Winogradsky
7–6, 6–4
19. 1991 French Open, Paris Clay Sweden Anders Järryd United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
6–0, 7–6
20. 1991 Wimbledon, London Grass Sweden Anders Järryd Argentina Javier Frana
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–1
21. 1991 U.S. Open, New York Hard Sweden Anders Järryd United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
22. 1991 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
7–5, 6–3
23. 1991 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd United States Kelly Jones
United States Rick Leach
7–6, 6–4
24. 1991 Doubles Championships, Johannesburg Hard (i) Sweden Anders Järryd United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
25. 1992 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Sweden Anders Järryd United States Tim Gullikson
United States Tom Gullikson
7–6, 2–6, 16–14
26. 1992 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Australia Sandon Stolle Germany Patrick Baur
South Africa Christo Van Rensburg
7–6, 6–2
27. 1992 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd United States Patrick McEnroe
United States Jared Palmer
6–2, 6–2
28. 1993 Dubai, UAE Hard Sweden Anders Järryd Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
6–2, 6–1
29. 1994 Bologna, Italy Clay Australia Patrick Rafter Czech Republic Vojtech Flegl
Australia Andrew Florent
6–3, 6–3
30. 1994 Los Angeles, USA Hard Australia Mark Woodforde United States Scott Davis
United States Brian MacPhie
4–6, 6–2, 6–0

Runner-ups (31)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1981 Forest Hills WCT, USA Clay United States Andy Kohlberg United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
2. 1982 Zurich WCT, Switzerland Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
United States Tom Gullikson
6–4, 6–2
3. 1982 Rome, Italy Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
4. 1983 Columbus, USA Hard India Vijay Amritraj United States Scott Davis
United States Brian Teacher
6–1, 4–6, 7–6
5. 1983 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Steve Denton Australia Mark Edmondson
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–1, 6–4
6. 1984 Bristol, England Grass Australia John Alexander United States Larry Stefanki
United States Robert Van't Hof
7–6, 7–6
7. 1984 Toronto, Canada Hard Australia Kim Warwick United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–4, 7–6
8. 1985 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Australia Pat Cash United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
3–6, 6–3, 16–14
9. 1985 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia Pat Cash Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
10. 1986 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd Germany Boris Becker
Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
7–6, 7–5
11. 1986 Indianapolis, USA Clay United States Sherwood Stewart Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
6–4, 7–6
12. 1987 Cincinnati, USA Hard United States Steve Denton United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
7–5, 6–3
13. 1988 French Open, Paris Clay Sweden Anders Järryd Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
14. 1988 Wimbledon, London Grass Sweden Anders Järryd United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
15. 1988 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Paul Annacone United States Kevin Curren
United States Jim Grabb
7–5, 7–5
16. 1988 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd Australia Wally Masur
Netherlands Tom Nijssen
W/O
17. 1989 Los Angeles, USA Hard Sweden Anders Järryd United States Martin Davis
United States Tim Pawsat
7–5, 7–6
18. 1989 Masters Doubles, London Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd United States Jim Grabb
United States Patrick McEnroe
7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–3
19. 1990 Stockholm, Sweden Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
6–2, 6–3
20. 1990 Moscow, Russia Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 7–6
21. 1991 Memphis, USA Hard (i) Australia Laurie Warder Germany Udo Riglewski
Germany Michael Stich
6–2, 6–7, 6–3
22. 1991 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Sweden Anders Järryd Sweden Stefan Edberg
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 7–6
23. 1991 Brisbane, Australia Hard Canada Glenn Michibata Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–6, 6–3
24. 1992 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Sweden Anders Järryd Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
6–3, 6–7, 6–3
25. 1992 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Sweden Anders Järryd United States Kelly Jones
United States Rick Leach
6–1, 6–7, 6–4
26. 1992 Doubles Championships, Johannesburg Hard Sweden Anders Järryd Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–6, 5–7, 3–6, 6–3
27. 1993 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Laurie Warder Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 7–5
28. 1993 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Sweden Anders Järryd South Africa Danie Visser
Australia Laurie Warder
6–4, 6–3, 6–4
29. 1994 Dubai, UAE Hard Australia Darren Cahill Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–7, 6–4, 6–2
30. 1995 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Sweden Anders Järryd The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Jonathan Stark
7–5, 6–4
31. 1995 Hong Kong Hard Sweden Anders Järryd United States Tommy Ho
Australia Mark Philippoussis
6–1, 6–7, 7–6

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