Charlie Fancutt

Charlie Fancutt (born 17 June 1959) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.[1]

Charlie Fancutt
Country (sports)Australia Australia
Born (1959-06-17) 17 June 1959 (age 61)
Brisbane, Australia
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$67,880
Singles
Career record22–40
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 123 (4 Jan 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1982)
Wimbledon2R (1981, 1983)
Doubles
Career record35–53
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 94 (6 May 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1977, 1984, 1985)
French Open2R (1984, 1985)
Wimbledon2R (1984, 1985)
US Open2R (1979)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenSF (1984)
Wimbledon2R (1979, 81, 85, 86)

CareerEdit

Fancutt won the boys' doubles title at the 1976 Australian Open (partnering Peter McCarthy).[2] He upset Ivan Lendl in the opening round of the 1981 Wimbledon Championships, winning in five sets.[3] At the 1982 Australian Open, Fancutt made the fourth round, where he lost to Johan Kriek.[1] Fancutt made the mixed doubles semi-finals at the 1984 French Open, with Marie-Christine Calleja.[4] He was a singles quarter-finalist at three Grand Prix tournaments during his career, the 1979 Heineken Open and at both Brisbane and Manila in 1981.[1]

FamilyEdit

Fancutt is the son of two former tennis players. His mother, Daphne, made the 1956 Wimbledon women's doubles final and his father, Trevor, was a South African Davis Cup player who won the mixed doubles title at the 1960 Australian Championships. He also had two tennis playing brothers, Chris Fancutt, who appeared on the Challenger circuit and Michael Fancutt, who competed regularly in Grand Prix doubles tournaments.[5]

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1983   Lee-on-the-Solent, Great Britain Clay   Greg Whitecross   Andrew Jarrett
  Jonathan Smith
6–3, 3–6, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c ATP World Tour Profile
  2. ^ ITF Junior Profile
  3. ^ Philadelphia Inquirer, "At the Ready - Wimbledon Is Waiting To Supply Some Answers", 19 June 1983
  4. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  5. ^ Fancutts Website Archived 4 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine