Terry Rocavert

Terry Rocavert (born 21 October 1955) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Terry Rocavert
Country (sports)Australia Australia
Born (1955-10-21) 21 October 1955 (age 65)
Balmain, New South Wales
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record37-62
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 115 (12 Jul 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980)
French Open2R (1978, 1980)
Wimbledon2R (1980)
US Open2R (1979)
Doubles
Career record21-49
Career titles0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1979)
French Open2R (1978, 1980)
Wimbledon1R (1978)
US Open1R (1979)

Playing careerEdit

Rocavert is often known for his second round match against John McEnroe in the 1980 Wimbledon Championships. After defeating veteran Roger Taylor in the opening round, Rocavert faced the American and took a two sets to one lead. In the fourth set tiebreak, Rocavert went up a mini-break when McEnroe double faulted and recalled that he "started thinking of the consequences of winning, what they might ask me at the press conference". He lost the tiebreak and then the fifth set, 3–6.[1]

He was a semi-finalist in the men's doubles at the 1979 Australian Open, with partner John James.[2]

Rocavert was runner-up to Bob Lutz at the 1980 Columbus Open.[2] En route to the final he defeated Ilie Năstase. He also made the semi-finals in Hobart that year.[2]

CoachingEdit

From 1980 to 1989, Rocavert was the New South Wales state coach. He now coaches in Birchgrove.

FamilyEdit

He is the son of Don Rocavert, who competed at the Australian Championships in 1947 and 1951.[3]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1980 Columbus, United States Hard   Bob Lutz 4–6, 3–6

ReferencesEdit