Tom Cain (tennis)
Thomas Spessard Cain (born October 11, 1958) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
|Full name||Thomas Spessard Cain|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||October 11, 1958|
|Highest ranking||No. 106 (3 January, 1983)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1982, 1984)|
|French Open||1R (1983)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1983, 1984)|
|US Open||2R (1983)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (1980)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1980, 1984)|
|US Open||1R (1980, 1983)|
From 1980 he competed professionally and in his first year on tour was a semi-finalist at the Columbus Open, a tournament on the Grand Prix circuit. He had wins over both Johan Kriek and Guy Forget when he made the quarter-finals at Hong Kong in 1982. Another upset win came against then world number 23 Mark Edmondson at the 1983 Stella Artois Championships in Queen's, London. He won a Grand Prix doubles title at the 1983 South Orange Open, with Fritz Buehning.
In Grand Slam competition he appeared in the main draw of all four major tournaments. He took Guillermo Vilas to five sets when he faced the Argentine in the second round of the 1983 US Open. With the score at 1–1 in the fifth set, Cain was injured when he twisted his ankle and slid head first into the scoreboard. Although he was able to continue the match he won only one more game. In both of his appearances at Wimbledon he had to retire hurt during his first round matches, against Tim Gullikson in 1983 and Miloslav Mečíř in 1984.
Grand Prix career finalsEdit
Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit
|Winner||1.||1983||South Orange, U. S.||Clay||Fritz Buehning|| John Lloyd
|1.||1982||Chigasaki, Japan||Clay||Henrik Sundström||6–4, 6–3|
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- "Columbus". Poughkeepsie Journal. August 6, 1982. p. 11. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "Wilkison Rallies to Win". New York Times. November 5, 1982. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "South Orange, N.J". United Press International. July 31, 1983. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- Huber, Mic (September 2, 1983). "Vilas Staves Off 11th-Hour Upset". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. p. 14B. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- Dearth, Sonny (June 24, 1994). "Bad Boys Of Tennis Va. Bound". Daily Press. Retrieved 15 January 2016.