Rick Fagel

Rick Fagel (born November 29, 1953) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Rick Fagel
Country (sports)United States United States
Born (1953-11-29) November 29, 1953 (age 67)
Miami, Florida
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Prize money$64,787
Career record46-97
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 76 (Jan 16, 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1978)
Wimbledon1R (1978, 79, 81, 82)
US Open3R (1977)
Career record29-75
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 256 (Jan 3, 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1979)
Wimbledon1R (1979)
US Open1R (1975, 77, 78, 80, 81)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenQF (1981)
US Open2R (1978)


Fagel played collegiate tennis at Columbia University and won the Ivy League Championship in 1972, beating Vitas Gerulaitis in the final.[2]

He appeared in 14 Grand Slam during his career.[2] His best performance came at the 1977 US Open, where he reached the third round, with wins over Russell Simpson and Antonio Munoz.[2] He was a mixed doubles quarter-finalist at the 1981 French Open, with German Eva Pfaff as his partner. En route they defeating a pairing consisting of Billie Jean King and Ilie Năstase.[2]

Fagel defeated John McEnroe at the Cincinnati Grand Prix tournament in 1977.[3] He was eliminated at the semi-final stage, by Mark Cox.[2] The following year he made the quarter-finals of the Florence Open.[2] In 1980 he and partner David Carter were doubles runners-up at the Sarasota Grand Prix.[2]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1980 Sarasota, United States Clay   David Carter   Andrés Gómez
  Ricardo Ycaza
3–6, 4–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1981 San Luis Potosi, Mexico Clay   Steve Meister 7–6, 6–1