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Raúl Ramírez (born 20 June 1953 in Ensenada, Baja California) is a Mexican former professional tennis player of the 1970s and 1980s. He attended and played tennis at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.[1]

He was ranked as high as No. 4 in the world (achieving that ranking on November 7, 1976) and No. 6 in doubles (January 3, 1983). He won 19 singles titles, including titles at the ATP Masters Series events in Rome (1975) and Monte Carlo (1978).

He won 60 doubles titles, including Wimbledon (1976), the French Open (1975 & '77), and at ATP Masters Series events in Cincinnati (1978), Canada (1976, ’77 & ’81), Monte Carlo (1979), Paris (1977), and Rome (1974, ’75, ’76 & ’77).

In 1981 he married the Venezuelan-born former Miss Universe Maritza Sayalero. The couple live in Ensenada and have three children: Rebecca (born 1982), Raúl (born 1984) and Daniel Francisco (1989).

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Career highlights

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Singles titles (19)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1973 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Manuel Orantes ABN
2. 1973 Tehran, Iran Clay Australia John Newcombe 6–7, 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
3. 1974 Columbus, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 7–6, 6–4
4. 1975 St. Petersburg WCT, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 6–0, 1–6, 6–2
5. 1975 Charlotte, U.S. Clay United States Roscoe Tanner 3–6, 6–4, 6–3
6. 1975 Rome, Italy Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 7–6, 7–5, 7–5
7. 1975 Tokyo, Japan Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 6–4, 7–5, 6–3
8. 1976 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 7–6, 6–2
9. 1976 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Clay Romania Ilie Năstase 6–3, 6–4
10. 1976 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 7–5, 6–7, 6–1, 6–3
11. 1976 London, England Carpet Spain Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–4
12. 1977 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United Kingdom Mark Cox 9–7, 7–5
13. 1977 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
14. 1978 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Hard United States Pat Du Pré 6–4, 6–1
15. 1978 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
16. 1979 Florence, Italy Clay West Germany Karl Meiler 6–4, 1–6, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0
17. 1980 San Juan, Puerto Rico Hard Australia Phil Dent 6–3, 6–2
18. 1982 Caracas, Venezuela Hard Hungary Zoltan Kuharszky 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
19. 1983 Caracas, Venezuela Hard United States Morris Skip Strode 6–4, 6–2

Singles runner-ups (20)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 1974 Tehran, Iran Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6–0, 6–3, 6–1
2. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard Australia Rod Laver 7–6, 6–2
3. 1976 Jackson WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia Ken Rosewall 6–3, 6–3
4. 1976 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–4
5. 1976 North Conway, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Connors 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
6. 1976 Tehran, Iran Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 7–6, 6–0, 2–6, 6–4
7. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Poland Wojtek Fibak 6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
8. 1977 Miami, U.S. Clay United States Eddie Dibbs 6–0, 6–3
9. 1977 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard United States Jimmy Connors 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
10. 1977 Oviedo, Spain Hard United States Eddie Dibbs 6–4, 6–1
11. 1978 Palm Springs, U.S. Hard United States Roscoe Tanner 6–1, 7–6
12. 1978 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried 7–5, 7–6
13. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet United States Jimmy Connors 7–5, 7–5
14. 1978 Birmingham, England Grass United States Jimmy Connors 6–3, 6–1, 6–2
15. 1978 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Eddie Dibbs 6–2, 6–3
16. 1978 Mexico City, Mexico Clay India Vijay Amritraj 6–4, 6–4
17. 1980 Florence, Italy Clay Italy Adriano Panatta 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
18. 1981 Florence, Italy Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 6–1, 6–2
19. 1982 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Chile Pedro Rebolledo 6–4, 3–6, 7–6
20. 1982 South Orange, U.S. Clay France Yannick Noah 6–3, 7–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
French Open A A 2R QF QF SF SF QF 1R 4R 1R A A 0 / 9
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R QF SF 2R QF 2R 1R 2R A 1R 0 / 10
US Open 1R 3R 3R 4R 4R 2R 1R QF 1R 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 12
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 2–1 3–3 8–3 11–3 11–3 6–3 12–3 1–3 3–3 2–3 1–1 0–1 N/A

A = did not participate in the tournament.

Doubles titles (60)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1973 Salt Lake City, U.S. Hard (i) United States Mike Estep Czechoslovakia Jiří Hřebec
Czechoslovakia Jan Kukal
6–4, 7–6
2. 1973 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay United States Jim McManus Brazil Jose Mandarino
Argentina Tito Vasquez
6–2, 6–2, 6–3
3. 1973 New Delhi, India Outdoor United States Jim McManus India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
6–2, 6–4
4. 1974 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet Australia Tony Roche Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
5. 1974 Charlotte, U.S. Clay United Kingdom Buster Mottram Australia Owen Davidson
Australia John Newcombe
6–3, 1–6, 6–3
6. 1974 Rome, Italy Clay United States Brian Gottfried Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–3, 6–2, 6–3
7. 1974 South Orange, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
8. 1975 Philadelphia WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Dick Stockton
United States Erik Van Dillen
3–6, 6–3, 7–6
9. 1975 St. Petersburg WCT, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–4, 6–4
10. 1975 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried United States Charlie Pasarell
United States Roscoe Tanner
7–5, 6–4
11. 1975 Orlando WCT, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Ray Ruffels
6–4, 6–4
12. 1975 Tucson, U.S. Hard United States William Brown South Africa Raymond Moore
United States Dennis Ralston
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
13. 1975 World Doubles WCT, Mexico Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United Kingdom Mark Cox
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
7–6, 6–7, 6–2, 7–6
14. 1975 Dallas WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–5, 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–5
15. 1975 Rome, Italy Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
6–4, 7–6, 2–6, 6–1
16. 1975 French Open, Paris Clay United States Brian Gottfried Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 2–6, 6–2, 6–4
17. 1975 Boston, U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States John Andrews
United States Mike Estep
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
18. 1975 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–2
19. 1975 Perth, Australia Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–0
20. 1975 Tokyo, Japan Clay United States Brian Gottfried Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–6, 6–4
21. 1976 Monterrey WCT, Mexico Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–2, 4–6, 6–3
22. 1976 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Arthur Ashe
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–4, 7–5
23. 1976 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–4, 6–2
24. 1976 México City WCT, México Clay United States Brian Gottfried Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–4, 7–6
25. 1976 Jackson, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
7–5, 4–6, 6–0
26. 1976 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Jeff Borowiak
Romania Ilie Năstase
7–5, 6–4
27. 1976 Rome, Italy Clay United States Brian Gottfried Australia Geoff Masters
Australia John Newcombe
7–6, 5–7, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
28. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 6–3, 8–6, 2–6, 7–5
29. 1976 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Arthur Ashe
United States Jimmy Connors
6–3, 6–3
30. 1976 North Conway, U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried Argentina Ricardo Cano
Paraguay Victor Pecci
6–3, 6–0
31. 1976 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
32. 1976 Montreal, Canada Hard South Africa Bob Hewitt Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–1
33. 1976 Woodlands Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Phil Dent
Australia Allan Stone
6–1, 6–4, 5–7, 7–6
34. 1976 Tehran, Iran Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak Spain Juan Gisbert, Sr.
Spain Manuel Orantes
7–5, 6–1
35. 1976 Madrid, Spain Clay Poland Wojtek Fibak South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
36. 1976 Barcelona, Spain Clay United States Brian Gottfried South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
7–6, 6–4
37. 1977 Miami, U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried Australia Paul Kronk
Australia Cliff Letcher
7–5, 6–4
38. 1977 Rome, Italy Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 7–6, 7–5
39. 1977 French Open, Paris Clay United States Brian Gottfried Poland Wojtek Fibak
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
7–6, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
40. 1977 North Conway, U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 6–3
41. 1977 Montreal, Canada Hard South Africa Bob Hewitt United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
42. 1977 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried United States Jeff Borowiak
United Kingdom Roger Taylor
6–2, 6–0
43. 1978 Memphis, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Australia Phil Dent
Australia John Newcombe
3–6, 7–6, 6–2
44. 1978 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet United States Fred McNair United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–2, 6–3
45. 1978 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay United States Gene Mayer Egypt Ismail El Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
6–3, 6–3
46. 1979 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Romania Ilie Năstase Paraguay Victor Pecci
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
47. 1980 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
48. 1980 Florence, Italy Clay United States Gene Mayer Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
6–1, 6–4
49. 1980 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–4, 2–6, 7–6
50. 1981 Milan, Italy Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States John McEnroe
United States Peter Rennert
7–6, 6–3
51. 1981 Florence, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil Italy Paolo Bertolucci
Italy Adriano Panatta
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
52. 1981 Boston, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
6–4, 7–6
53. 1981 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay United States Van Winitsky Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
United States Ferdi Taygan
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
54. 1981 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Ferdi Taygan United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
2–6, 7–6, 6–4
55. 1982 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Spain Manuel Orantes Argentina Guillermo Aubone
Spain Angel Gimenez
DEF
56. 1982 La Quinta, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried United Kingdom John Lloyd
United States Dick Stockton
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
57. 1982 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay United States Van Winitsky Chile Hans Gildemeister
Ecuador Andrés Gómez
7–5, 7–6
58. 1982 South Orange, U.S. Clay United States Van Winitsky United States Jai Dilouie
United States Blaine Willenborg
3–6, 6–4, 6–1
59. 1982 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
W/O
60. 1983 La Quinta, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried South Africa Tian Viljoen
South Africa Danie Visser
6–3, 6–3

Runner-ups (41)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1973 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
2. 1974 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Brian Gottfried West Germany Jürgen Fassbender
West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–3, 6–4, 6–4
3. 1974 Chicago, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Tom Gorman
United States Marty Riessen
4–6, 6–3, 7–5
4. 1974 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–3, 6–2
5. 1974 Madrid, Spain Clay United States Brian Gottfried France Patrice Dominguez
Spain Antonio Muñoz
6–1, 6–3
6. 1974 Tehran, Iran Clay United States Brian Gottfried Spain Manuel Orantes
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
7–6, 2–6, 6–2
7. 1974 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried France Patrice Dominguez
France François Jauffret
7–5, 6–4
8. 1974 London, England Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Jimmy Connors
Romania Ilie Năstase
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
9. 1975 Sao Paulo WCT, Brazil Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
10. 1975 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Hard United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
7–5, 4–6, 6–2
11. 1975 Washington D.C., U.S. Outdoor United States Brian Gottfried United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–5, 2–6, 6–1
12. 1975 Melbourne Indoor, Australia Grass United States Brian Gottfried Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
6–4, 6–0
13. 1976 French Open, Paris Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 6–3, 6–1
14. 1976 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 4–0, ret.
15. 1977 Washington Indoor, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 7–5
16. 1977 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard South Africa Bob Hewitt United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
17. 1977 U.S. Open, New York Clay United States Brian Gottfried South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–0
18. 1977 Maui, U.S. Hard United States Brian Gottfried United States Robert Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–4
19. 1977 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried Poland Wojtek Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
6–3, 6–3
20. 1977 Wembley, England Hard United States Brian Gottfried United States Sandy Mayer
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–6
21. 1977 Oviedo, Spain Hard Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–3, 6–1
22. 1978 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Hard Mexico Marcello Lara United States Gene Mayer
India Sashi Menon
6–3, 7–6
23. 1978 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet Poland Wojtek Fibak Spain José Higueras
Paraguay Victor Pecci
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
24. 1978 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard South Africa Bob Hewitt Chile Jaime Fillol
Chile Alvaro Fillol
6–3, 7–6
25. 1978 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Fred McNair South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–2, 7–5
26. 1978 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay United States Fred McNair South Africa Bob Hewitt
United States Arthur Ashe
6–3, 6–4
27. 1978 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet United States Fred McNair Australia John Alexander
Australia Phil Dent
6–3, 7–6
28. 1978 Mexico City, Mexico Clay United States Fred McNair India Anand Amritraj
India Vijay Amritraj
6–4, 7–5
29. 1979 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Italy Adriano Panatta United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
30. 1979 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Brian Gottfried United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 6–2
31. 1979 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
32. 1979 Louisville, U.S. Hard India Vijay Amritraj United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 1–6, 6–1
33. 1979 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
34. 1979 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) United States Brian Gottfried South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6–4, 3–6, 6–1
35. 1980 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Peter Fleming
United States John McEnroe
6–3, 7–6
36. 1980 French Open, Paris Clay United States Brian Gottfried United States Victor Amaya
United States Hank Pfister
1–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3
37. 1981 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Marty Riessen
United States Sherwood Stewart
6–2, 6–2
38. 1981 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet United States Brian Gottfried United States Tim Gullikson
South Africa Bernard Mitton
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
39. 1981 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Van Winitsky South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
6–3, 5–7, 7–5
40. 1982 La Costa WCT, U.S. Hard United States Robert Lutz United States Fritz Buehning
United States Johan Kriek
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
41. 1983 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet United States Brian Gottfried Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 7–5, 7–6

Grand Slam doubles tournament timeline

Tournament 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A NH 0 / 0
French Open A A 1R 2R W F W SF QF F 1R A A A A 1R 2 / 10
Wimbledon A QF 3R QF 2R W 1R QF F QF 3R A A A A A 1 / 10
US Open 1R 2R SF QF 3R 2R F 1R 2R A 2R SF A A A A 0 / 11
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 4–2 6–3 6–3 6–2 12–2 11–2 7–3 9–3 8–2 2–3 4–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 N/A

NH = tournament not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

References

  1. ^ USC Men's Tennis -- On The Pro Tour, USCTrojans.com, Accessed July 8, 2008.

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