Marc Flur

Marc C. Flur (born June 8, 1962) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Marc Flur
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceDurham, North Carolina
Born (1962-06-08) June 8, 1962 (age 58)
Poughkeepsie, New York,
United States
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Turned pro1983
PlaysRight-handed
CollegeDuke University
Prize money$204,967
Singles
Career record38–63
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 71 (July 29, 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1985)
French Open2R (1985)
Wimbledon2R (1985)
US Open2R (1987)
Doubles
Career record50–67
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 60 (February 13, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1988)
French Open2R (1985)
Wimbledon2R (1988)
US Open3R (1988)

Early lifeEdit

Flur was born in New York but grew up in Vermont.[2]

College tennisEdit

He played collegiate tennis for Duke University. A member of the Duke Hall of Fame, he is considered to be the greatest tennis player in the school's history. In 1983 he won both All-American selection and the ACC Player of the Year award. He was a winner of five ACC Championships, two of them in singles.[3]

Tour careerEdit

The American took part in all four Grand Slam tournaments in 1985 and reached the second round in three of them.[4] This included two wins over British player Jeremy Bates.[4] The only other time he made it past the first round was in the 1987 US Open, where he defeated Christian Saceanu in five sets.[4] At the US Open the following year, he had his best doubles result, making the third round, with partner Sammy Giammalva, Jr..[4] Two years earlier, the pair had been runners-up in the Livingston Open, the only Grand Prix final that Flur would ever play in.[4] As a singles player, the furthest he went was a semi-final appearance in the 1987 Livingston Open.[4] The only other occasion that he had three wins in a tournament was at Delray Beach in 1985.[4] One of those victories was over world number 15 Joakim Nyström.[4]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1988   Livingston, United States Hard   Sammy Giammalva, Jr.   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–2, 4–6, 5–7

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1984   Winnetka, United States Hard   Mike Leach 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1986   New Haven, United States Hard   Brad Pearce   Rick Leach
  Tim Pawsat
6–2, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ Providence Journal,"Late-blooming Flur enjoys steady climb up the ladder Vermont native currently is ranked No. 80", July 14, 1985, Mike Szostak
  3. ^ Duke University: Marc C. Flur
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h ATP World Tour Profile