Roland Stadler

Roland Stadler (born 14 June 1959) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland.

Roland Stadler
Country (sports)Switzerland Switzerland
Born (1959-06-14) 14 June 1959 (age 61)
Zurich, Switzerland
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Prize money$110,370
Career record52-84
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 68 (17 Oct 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1984)
Wimbledon1R (1981, 1984, 1987)
US Open2R (1981)
Career record26-39
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 185 (25 Jun 1984)


Stadler was one of few players who used a two-handed grip for both his forehand and backhand.[1]

The Zurich born player was a surprise finalist at the Swiss Open in 1986, coming into the tournament ranked 403 in the world.[2] He defeated three top 40 players, Milan Šrejber, Tomáš Šmíd and Emilio Sánchez. In the final he pushed Stefan Edberg to five sets but was unable to prevail. Some of his other best performances on tour also came at home, with two semi-finals and a quarter-final appearance in Geneva as well as being a semi-finalist at Basel in 1983.

Stadler had his best Grand Slam showing at the 1984 French Open, where he reached the third round, with wins over South Africa's Derek Tarr and local qualifier Loïc Courteau.[3]

He was a regular fixture in the Switzerland Davis Cup team throughout the 1980s and took part in a total of 22 ties. Of his 38 singles rubbers, he finished the victor in 20 of them, including one against Ivan Lendl in 1981, when the Czech retired hurt in a first set tiebreak. He was unbeaten in his three doubles matches.[4]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 1986 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Stefan Edberg 7–5, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1983 Brescia, Italy Clay   Víctor Pecci 6–3, 6–1
2. 1988 Waiblingen, West Germany Clay   Frank Dennhardt 6–4, 6–4
3. 1988 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Sándor Noszály 4–6, 6–3, 6–0

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1982 Travemünde, West Germany Clay   Wolfgang Popp   Brad Guan
  Warren Maher
6–4, 6–2