Roland Stadler (born 14 June 1959) is a former professional tennis player from Switzerland.
|Born||14 June 1959|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Highest ranking||No. 68 (17 Oct 1983)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||3R (1984)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1981, 1984, 1987)|
|US Open||2R (1981)|
|Highest ranking||No. 185 (25 Jun 1984)|
Stadler was one of few players who used a two-handed grip for both his forehand and backhand.
The Zurich born player was a surprise finalist at the Swiss Open in 1986, coming into the tournament ranked 403 in the world. 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.
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.
Grand Prix career finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit
|Loss||0–1||1986||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Stefan Edberg||7–5, 4–6, 6–1, 4–6, 6–2|
|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|
|1.||1982||Travemünde, West Germany||Clay||Wolfgang Popp|| Brad Guan