Raymond Moore (tennis)

Raymond J. "Ray" Moore (born 24 August 1946) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa. During his career he won eight doubles titles, finishing runner-up an additional 12 times in doubles. Moore participated in 12 Davis Cup ties for South Africa from 1967 to 1977, including the 1974 South African victory, posting a 12–10 record in singles and posting an 0–1 mark in doubles.

Raymond Moore
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Raymond More (1985)
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
ResidencePalm Desert, California
Born (1946-08-24) 24 August 1946 (age 74)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1968 (amateur tour from 1963)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record282–318 (Open era)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 34 (24 August 1976)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1969, 1976)
French Open4R (1972)
WimbledonQF (1968)
US OpenQF (1977)
Career record260–298 (Open era)
Career titles8 (Open era)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1974)

In 1981, Ray teamed with Charlie Pasarell to begin the tournament that eventually became the Indian Wells Masters at the Indian Wells Gardens. They started at La Quinta Resort and Club, moved to Grand Champions Hotel, and then in 2000 opened the new Indian Wells Gardens, which holds the ATP Masters BNP Paribus Open. Moore and Pasarell sold the tournament to Larry Ellison in 2009 and Moore became the Tournament Director/CEO for the new owner.

Remarks on female tennis and resignationEdit

On March 22, 2016, Moore resigned as CEO of the Indian Wells Masters tennis tournament, after drawing outrage over his remarks claiming that women in tennis “don’t make any decisions” and should give thank “on their knees” to male players for carrying the sport:[1][2]

"They don't make any decisions, and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky…If I was a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport. They really have." [3][4][2]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (8 titles, 12 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1969 Toronto, Canada Clay   Butch Buchholz   Ron Holmberg
  John Newcombe
3–6, 6–4
Loss 2. 1971 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Brian Fairlie   Bob Carmichael
  Ray Ruffels
3–6, 7–6, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 3. 1973 London/Queen's Club, UK Grass   Ray Keldie   Tom Okker
  Marty Riessen
4–6, 5–7
Loss 4. 1973 Aptos, US Hard   Onny Parun   Jeff Austin
  Fred McNair
2–6, 1–6
Win 1. 1974 Tokyo WCT, Japan   Onny Parun   Juan Gisbert Sr.
  Roger Taylor
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
Win 2. 1974 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Andrew Pattison   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Loss 5. 1975 Tucson, US Hard   Dennis Ralston   William Brown
  Raúl Ramírez
6–2, 6–7, 4–6
Win 3. 1975 Montreal, Canada Hard   Cliff Drysdale   Jan Kodeš
  Ilie Năstase
6–4, 5–7, 7–6
Loss 6. 1976 Palm Springs, US Hard   Erik van Dillen   Colin Dibley
  Sandy Mayer
4–6, 7–6, 6–7
Loss 7. 1976 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay   Bob Carmichael   Wojtek Fibak
  Karl Meiler
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 4. 1976 Maui, US Hard   Allan Stone   Dick Stockton
  Roscoe Tanner
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 8. 1977 Johannesburg WCT, South Africa Hard   Peter Fleming   Bob Lutz
  Stan Smith
3–6, 5–7, 7–6, 6–7
Win 5. 1978 Palm Springs, US Hard   Roscoe Tanner   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–4, 6–4
Win 6. 1978 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Peter Fleming   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
6–3, 7–6
Loss 9. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Ilie Năstase   Colin Dowdeswell
  Heinz Günthardt
3–6, 6–7
Win 7. 1979 Atlanta, US Hard   Ilie Năstase   Steve Docherty
  Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
Loss 10. 1980 New Orleans, US Carpet   Robert Trogolo   Terry Moor
  Eliot Teltscher
6–7, 1–6
Loss 11. 1980 Paris Indoor, France Hard (i)   Brian Gottfried   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
4–6, 4–6
Win 8. 1981 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Bernard Mitton   Bob Hewitt
  Frew McMillan
7–5, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 12. 1981 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Andrew Pattison   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
0–6, 2–6


  1. ^ "Raymond Moore: Indian Wells CEO steps down amid outrage over sexist remarks". The Guardian. 22 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore resigns after remarks drew outrage". ESPN. 22 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore quits after 'sexist' comments". BBC Sport. 22 March 2016.
  4. ^ Kim McCauley (20 March 2016). "Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore goes on sexist rant about 'lady players' in tennis". SBNation.

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