Heinz Günthardt

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Heinz Günthardt
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Günthardt in Hilversum 1981
Full nameHeinz Peter Günthardt
Country (sports)Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Born (1959-02-08) 8 February 1959 (age 62)
Zürich, Switzerland
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1976
Retired1990
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,550,007
Singles
Career record228–193
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 22 (7 April 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 4R (1985)
Wimbledon QF (1985)
US Open QF (1985)
Other tournaments
WCT Finals QF (1980)
Doubles
Career record409–227
Career titles30
Highest rankingNo. 3 (8 July 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1990)
French Open W (1981)
Wimbledon W (1985)
US Open F (1981)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1988)
Mixed doubles
Career titles2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1985)
Wimbledon F (1986)
US Open W (1985)

Heinz Peter Günthardt (born 8 February 1959) is a retired tennis player from Switzerland.

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Tennis player career

Günthardt won five singles titles during his professional career, including the Rotterdam WCT in 1980. The right-hander reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 22 in April 1986.

In doubles, he captured a total number of 30 titles. Günthardt won the men's doubles at the 1985 Wimbledon Championships with Balázs Taróczy, and the mixed doubles at the 1985 US Open with Martina Navratilova. He was also a member of the Swiss team at the 1988 Olympic Games. [1]

Coaching career

Günthardt was the coach of Steffi Graf from the start of 1992 until the end of Graf's tennis playing career in July 1999, and he also worked briefly with Jelena Dokić and Jennifer Capriati. [2]

From February to November 2010, he coached former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic. [3] He had not coached full-time since Graf's retirement in 1999. [4] When Günthardt started coaching her, Ivanovic had dropped out of the WTA's top 20, and she dropped to a career low of world No. 65 in July 2010. [5] During their partnership, Ivanovic recovered to world No. 17 [6] [7] before Günthardt ended his coaching relationship with her due to family responsibilities. [8]

Career statistics

Tour finals

Singles: 9 (5–4)

ResultNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Win1.1978 Springfield, U.S.Carpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Harold Solomon 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Win2.1980 Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet (i) Flag of the United States.svg Gene Mayer 6–2, 6–4
Win3.1980 Johannesburg, South AfricaHard Flag of the United States.svg Victor Amaya 6–4, 6–4
Win4.1980 Gstaad, SwitzerlandClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Kim Warwick 4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss1.1981 Hilversum, NetherlandsClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy 3–6, 7–6, 4–6
Loss2.1982 Zell Am See WCT, AustriaClay Flag of Argentina.svg José Luis Clerc 0–6, 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Loss3.1983 Stuttgart Outdoor, GermanyClay Flag of Spain.svg José Higueras 1–6, 1–6, 6–7
Win5.1983 Toulouse, FranceHard (i) Flag of Peru.svg Pablo Arraya 6–0, 6–2
Loss4.1984Toulouse, FranceHard (i) Flag of the United States.svg Mark Dickson 6–7, 4–6

Doubles: 59 (30–29)

ResultNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss1.1978 Toronto, CanadaClay Flag of Switzerland.svg Colin Dowdeswell Flag of Poland.svg Wojtek Fibak
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tom Okker
3–6, 6–7
Loss2.1979 Rotterdam, NetherlandsCarpet (i) Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Bernard Mitton Flag of the United States.svg Peter Fleming
Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe
4–6, 4–6
Win1.1979 Johannesburg, South AfricaHard Flag of Switzerland.svg Colin Dowdeswell Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Raymond Moore
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Ilie Năstase
6–3, 7–6
Win2.1979 Båstad, SwedenClay Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Bob Hewitt Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Edmondson
Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Marks
6–2, 6–2
Win3.1979 Kitzbühel, AustriaClay Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Željko Franulović Flag of Australia (converted).svg Dick Crealy
Flag of Italy.svg Antonio Zugarelli
6–2, 6–4
Loss3.1979 Toronto, CanadaHard Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Bob Hewitt Flag of the United States.svg Peter Fleming
Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe
7–6, 6–7, 1–6
Loss4.1979 Cologne, GermanyHard (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Složil Flag of the United States.svg Gene Mayer
Flag of the United States.svg Stan Smith
3–6, 4–6
Loss5.1980 Denver, U.S.Carpet Flag of Poland.svg Wojtek Fibak Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Kevin Curren
Flag of the United States.svg Steve Denton
5–7, 2–6
Loss6.1980 Johannesburg, South AfricaHard Flag of Switzerland.svg Colin Dowdeswell Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Bob Hewitt
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Frew McMillan
4–6, 3–6
Win4.1980 Munich, GermanyClay Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Bob Hewitt Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Carter
Flag of New Zealand.svg Chris Lewis
7–6, 6–1
Win5.1980 Båstad, SwedenClay Flag of Switzerland.svg Markus Günthardt Flag of the United Kingdom.svg John Feaver
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter McNamara
6–4, 6–4
Loss7.1980 Toronto, CanadaHard Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Mayer Flag of the United States.svg Bruce Manson
Flag of the United States.svg Brian Teacher
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss8.1980 Geneva, SwitzerlandClay Flag of Switzerland.svg Markus Günthardt Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Željko Franulović
Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Loss9.1980 Vienna, AustriaHard (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Složil Flag of the United States.svg Robert Lutz
Flag of the United States.svg Stan Smith
1–6, 2–6
Win6.1980 Stockholm, SwedenCarpet (i) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul McNamee Flag of the United States.svg Robert Lutz
Flag of the United States.svg Stan Smith
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Loss10.1980 Johannesburg, South AfricaHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul McNamee Flag of the United States.svg Robert Lutz
Flag of the United States.svg Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win7.1981 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Složil
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd
6–3, 6–3
Win8.1981 French Open, ParisClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the United States.svg Terry Moor
Flag of the United States.svg Eliot Teltscher
6–2, 7–6, 6–3
Win9.1981 Gstaad, SwitzerlandClay Flag of Switzerland.svg Markus Günthardt Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Carter
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Kronk
6–4, 6–1
Win10.1981 Hilversum, NetherlandsClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Raymond Moore
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Andrew Pattison
6–0, 6–2
Win11.1981 North Conway, U.S.Clay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter McNamara Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Složil
Flag of the United States.svg Ferdi Taygan
6–7, 7–5, 6–4
Loss11.1981 US Open, New YorkHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter McNamara Flag of the United States.svg Peter Fleming
Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe
def.
Win12.1981 Sawgrass Doubles, U.S.Clay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter McNamara Flag of the United States.svg Robert Lutz
Flag of the United States.svg Stan Smith
7–6, 3–6, 7–6, 5–7, 6–4
Win13.1981 Geneva, SwitzerlandClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Složil
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–2
Loss12.1981 Madrid, SpainClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd Flag of Chile.svg Hans Gildemeister
Flag of Ecuador.svg Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win14.1981 Tokyo Outdoor, JapanClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the United States.svg Larry Stefanki
Flag of the United States.svg Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss13.1981 Tokyo Indoor, JapanCarpet (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the United States.svg Victor Amaya
Flag of the United States.svg Hank Pfister
4–6, 2–6
Win15.1982 Masters Doubles WCT, LondonCarpet (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Kevin Curren
Flag of the United States.svg Steve Denton
6–7, 6–3, 7–5, 6–4
Loss14.1982 Cairo, EgyptClay Flag of Switzerland.svg Markus Günthardt Flag of the United States.svg Drew Gitlin
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Gurfein
4–6, 5–7
Win16.1982 Milan, ItalyCarpet (i) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter McNamara Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Edmondson
Flag of the United States.svg Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 7–6
Loss15.1982 Madrid, SpainClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Složil
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd
1–6, 6–3, 7–9
Win17.1982 Rome, ItalyClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Poland.svg Wojtek Fibak
Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Fitzgerald
6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Loss16.1982 Gstaad, SwitzerlandClay Flag of Switzerland.svg Markus Günthardt Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Mayer
Flag of the United States.svg Ferdi Taygan
2–6, 3–6
Loss17.1982 Hilversum, NetherlandsClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Kodeš
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 4–6
Loss18.1982 Wembley, EnglandCarpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd Flag of the United States.svg Peter Fleming
Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe
6–7, 4–6
Win18.1983Masters Doubles WCT, LondonCarpet (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the United States.svg Brian Gottfried
Flag of Mexico.svg Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–5, 7–6
Win19.1983 Brussels, BelgiumCarpet (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Sweden.svg Hans Simonsson
Flag of Sweden.svg Mats Wilander
6–2, 6–4
Loss19.1983 Munich WCT, GermanyCarpet (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Kevin Curren
Flag of the United States.svg Steve Denton
5–7, 6–2, 1–6
Win20.1983 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of France.svg Henri Leconte
Flag of France.svg Yannick Noah
6–2, 6–4
Loss20.1983 Bournemouth, United KingdomClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd
Flag of the United States.svg Sherwood Stewart
6–7, 5–7
Win21.1983 Madrid, SpainClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Složil Flag of Switzerland.svg Markus Günthardt
Flag of Hungary.svg Zoltan Kuharszky
6–3, 6–3
Win22.1983 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Edmondson
Flag of the United States.svg Brian Gottfried
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Win23.1983 Hilversum, NetherlandsClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Kodeš
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd
3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win24.1983 Toulouse, FranceHard (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Složil Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Bernard Mitton
Flag of the United States.svg Butch Walts
5–7, 7–5, 6–4
Loss21.1984 Memphis, U.S.Carpet (i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd Flag of the United States.svg Fritz Buehning
Flag of the United States.svg Peter Fleming
5–7, 6–7
Loss22.1984 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Sweden.svg Stefan Edberg
Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Järryd
3–6, 1–6
Win25.1984 Gstaad, SwitzerlandClay Flag of Switzerland.svg Markus Günthardt Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg Givaldo Barbosa
Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg João Soares
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Loss23.1984 Indianapolis, U.S.Clay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the United States.svg Ken Flach
Flag of the United States.svg Robert Seguso
6–7, 5–7
Loss24.1984 Vienna, AustriaHard (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Poland.svg Wojtek Fibak
Flag of the United States.svg Sandy Mayer
4–6, 4–6
Loss25.1985Masters Doubles WCT, LondonCarpet (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the United States.svg Ken Flach
Flag of the United States.svg Robert Seguso
3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 0–6
Win26.1985 La Quinta, U.S.Hard Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the United States.svg Ken Flach
Flag of the United States.svg Robert Seguso
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win27.1985 Milan, ItalyCarpet (i) Flag of Sweden.svg Anders Järryd Flag of Australia (converted).svg Broderick Dyke
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wally Masur
6–2, 6–1
Loss26.1985 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Chile.svg Hans Gildemeister
Flag of Ecuador.svg Andrés Gómez
6–1, 6–7, 4–6
Win28.1985 Wimbledon, LondonGrass Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Australia (converted).svg Pat Cash
Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Fitzgerald
6–4, 6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Win29.1986Masters Doubles WCT, LondonCarpet (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of the United States.svg Paul Annacone
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 1–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Win30.1986 Kitzbühel, AustriaClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Šmíd Flag of Chile.svg Hans Gildemeister
Flag of Ecuador.svg Andrés Gómez
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Loss27.1988 Nice, FranceClay Flag of Italy.svg Diego Nargiso Flag of France.svg Guy Forget
Flag of France.svg Henri Leconte
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Loss28.1989 Milan, ItalyCarpet (i) Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Switzerland.svg Jakob Hlasek
Flag of the United States.svg John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6
Loss29.1989Nice, FranceClay Flag of Hungary.svg Balázs Taróczy Flag of Germany.svg Ricki Osterthun
Flag of Germany.svg Udo Riglewski
6–7, 7–6, 1–6

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