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Encyclopedia > Marty Riessen

Marty Riessen played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s.


Born December 4, 1941, in Hinsdale, Illinois, Riessen was ranked as high as No. 11 in the world in singles on the ATP Rankings (achieving that ranking on September 4, 1974).


He won six singles titles in the Open Era, with the biggest coming in Cincinnati in 1974. (He won numerous other pre-Open Era titles, including two other Cincinnati titles in the pre-Open Era.) He also reached the quarterfinals in singles at both the Australian Open and the U.S. Open in 1971. The Cincinnati Masters is an annual tennis event held in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio. ... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ...


He also won 53 doubles titles, including the U.S. Open (in 1976), the French Open (1971), and seven ATP Masters Series events: Paris Indoor (1976), Canada (1971 & 1970), Monte Carlo (1970), Hamburg (1968 & 1969), and Rome (1968). He reached the doubles final at U.S. Open in 1978 & 1975, the Australian Open in 1971, and Wimbledon in 1969. The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... The Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France. ... The Monte Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. ... The Hamburg Masters is one of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tennis Masters Series tennis tournaments. ... The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ...


Career Highlights

Career Singles Titles (6):

  • 1971--Tehran WCT;
  • 1972--Quebec WCT;
  • 1973--Milan WCT;
  • 1974--Cincinnati;
  • 1975--Philadelphia WCT;
  • 1979--Lafayette

Career Singles Finals(14):

  • 1970--Paris Indoor;
  • 1971--Fort Worth WCT, Paris Indoor, Washington WTC;
  • 1972--Denver WCT, Vancouver WCT, Washington WTC;
  • 1973--Copenhagen WCT, Quebec;
  • 1974--Chicago, Las Vegas;
  • 1977--La Costa;
  • 1979--Baltimore WCT, Dayton

Career Doubles Titles (53):

  • 1981--Philadelphia;
  • 1980--Baltimore WCT;
  • 1979--Baltimore WCT, Lafayette, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Louisville, Tokyo Indoor, Washington, Woodlands Doubles;
  • 1977--Woodlands Doubles, San Francisco;
  • 1976--US Open, Paris Indoor, South Orange, Johannesburg WCT, La Costa;
  • 1974--Chicago, Washington, Stockholm;
  • 1973--Charlotte WCT, Houston WCT, London/Queen's Club, London WCT, Milan WCT, Washington WCT;
  • 1972--Alamo WCT, Charlotte WCT, Chicago WCT, Fort Worth WCT, Gothenberg WCT, Miami WCT, Montreal WCT, Richmond WCT, Stockholm, Washington WTC;
  • 1971--French Open, Canada Masters, Chicago WCT, Cologne WCT, Dallas WCT, London/Queen's Club, Toronto WCT, Washington WTC;
  • 1970--Canada Masters, Monte Carlo Masters, London/Queen's Club, Los Angeles;
  • 1969--Hamburg Masters, Gstaad, Philadelphia WCT;
  • 1968--Hamburg Masters, Rome Masters

Career Doubles Finals (28): ... The Paris Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Paris, France. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... The Canada Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Canada. ... The Canada Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Canada. ... The Monte Carlo Masters is an annual tennis tournament for male professional players held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. ... The Hamburg Masters is one of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tennis Masters Series tennis tournaments. ... The Hamburg Masters is one of the Association of Tennis Professionals Tennis Masters Series tennis tournaments. ... The Rome Masters is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy. ...

  • 1980--Houston, Tokyo Indoor;
  • 1979--Surbiton, London/Queen's Club;
  • 1978--US Open, Springfield, Woodlands Doubles;
  • 1977--Hong Kong, Palm Springs;
  • 1976--Stockholm, Memphis WCT;
  • 1975--US Open, Los Angeles, Nottingham;
  • 1974--Johannesburg, Miami WCT, Toronto WCT, Washington WCT, Boston;
  • 1973--Quebec, Cologne WCT, Denver WCT, World Doubles WCT;
  • 1971--Australian Open, Boston WCT, Quebec WCT;
  • 1970--Gstaad;
  • 1969--Wimbledon
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Marty Riessen (born December 4, 1941 in Hinsdale, Illinois) played amateur and professional tennis in the 1960s and 1970s.
He was ranked as high as No. 11 in the world in singles on the ATP Rankings (achieving that ranking on September 4, 1974).
Riessen has been enshrined in the United States Tennis Association/Midwest Hall of Fame.
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