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Phil Dent
Full name Philip Clive Dent
Country  Australia
Residence Orange County, California, USA
Born (1950-02-14) 14 February 1950 (age 64)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 6'0 (182 cm)
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1967)
Retired 1983
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 354–307 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 17 (23 August 1977)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1974)
French Open SF (1977)
Wimbledon QF (1977)
US Open 3R (1973)
Doubles
Career record 409–253 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 25
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1975)
French Open F (1975, 1979)
Wimbledon F (1977)
US Open QF (1972, 1973, 1975)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open W (1976)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1977)
Last updated on: 20 November 2012.

Philip Clive "Phil" Dent, born on 14 February 1950, in Sydney, Australia, is a former professional tennis player. Dent's high water mark as a pro singles player was reaching the Australian Open final in 1974, which he lost to Jimmy Connors 7–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–3. Dent was also the Men's Doubles champion at the Australian Open in 1975 (with teammate John Alexander), and the Mixed Doubles champion at the US Open in 1976 (with teammate Billie Jean King).

Tennis career[edit]

As well as his victory in the 1975 Australian Open doubles, Dent reached six more Men's Doubles finals in Grand Slam Tournaments, finishing runner-up at the Australian Open in 1970, 1973, and 1977, the French Open in 1975 and 1979 and Wimbledon in 1977. Dent was a member of the Australian tennis teams that won the Davis Cup in 1977 and the World Team Cup in 1979.

Before turning professional, Dent won the Boy's Singles titles at both the Australian Open tournament and at the French Open in 1968.

During his professional career, Dent won 3 top-level singles titles (in Sydney and in Brisbane, Australia, both in 1979, and the former also in 1971) and 25 doubles titles (also winning the 1968 Australian Hard Courts singles event in Launceston). His career-high singles ranking was World No. 17 (in 1977). Dent retired from professional tennis in 1983.

Since retiring as a player, Dent has settled in Orange County, California. His son, Taylor Dent, is also a professional tennis player and citizen of the United States.

Dent defeated Björn Borg in the third round of the Australian Open in 1974, which was the only time that Borg chose to journey all the way to Australia, during wintertime in his native Sweden, to play in the Australian Open.

Grand Slam singles final[edit]

Runner-up[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1974 Australian Open United States Jimmy Connors 7–6(7), 6–4, 4–6, 6–3

Grand Prix Championship Series singles finals[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1971 Sydney Australia John Alexander 6–3, 6–4, 6–4


Grand Slam mixed doubles final[edit]

Win[edit]

Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1976 US Open United States Billie Jean King South Africa Frew McMillan
Netherlands Betty Stöve
3–6, 6–2, 7–5

Doubles titles (25)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1970 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia John Alexander United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
3–6, 6–8, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1970 Hilversum, Netherlands Hard Australia John Alexander Australia Bill Bowrey
Australia Owen Davidson
3–6, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 1970 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Australia John Alexander Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Franulović
Czechoslovakia Jan Kodeš
10–8, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 1971 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Australia John Alexander Australia Mal Anderson
Soviet Union Alex Metreveli
6–7, 2–6, 6–3, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 3. 1971 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Australia John Alexander Australia John Newcombe
Netherlands Tom Okker
5–7, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 4. 1971 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander United States Frank Froehling
United States Clark Graebner
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1971 Vancouver WCT, Canada Australia John Alexander Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
7–5, 7–6, 0–6, 5–7, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1972 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia John Alexander Australia John Newcombe
Australia Tony Roche
6–7, 2–6
Winner 5. 1972 Louisville WCT, U.S. Clay Australia John Alexander United States Arthur Ashe
United States Robert Lutz
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 1973 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Mal Anderson
Australia John Newcombe
3–6, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 6. 1973 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet Australia John Alexander Australia Roy Emerson
Australia Rod Laver
3–6, 6–4, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 1973 Brussels WCT, Belgium Carpet Australia John Alexander United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
4–6, 6–7
Winner 7. 1973 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay Australia John Alexander United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1974 Richmond WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia John Alexander Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nikola Pilić
Australia Allan Stone
3–6, 6–3, 6–7
Winner 8. 1974 Miami WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander Netherlands Tom Okker
United States Marty Riessen
4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 9. 1974 Monte Carlo WCT, Monaco Clay Australia John Alexander Spain Manuel Orantes
Australia Tony Roche
7–6, 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 10. 1975 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Bob Carmichael
Australia Allan Stone
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 1975 Fort Worth WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
7–6, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 11. 1975 San Antonio WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander United Kingdom Mark Cox
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 1975 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Australia John Alexander United States Bob Lutz
United States Stan Smith
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 12. 1975 Las Vegas, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander Australia Bob Carmichael
South Africa Cliff Drysdale
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1975 French Open, Paris Clay Australia John Alexander United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 6–2, 2–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 1975 Chicago, U.S. Carpet Australia John Alexander United States Mike Cahill
United States John Whitlinger
6–3, 6–4
Winner 14. 1975 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard South Africa Cliff Drysdale Mexico Marcello Lara
Mexico Joaquin Loyo-Mayo
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1975 North Conway, U.S. Clay Australia John Alexander Pakistan Haroon Rahim
United States Erik Van Dillen
6–7, 6–7
Winner 15. 1976 Atlanta WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia John Alexander Poland Wojtek Fibak
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 1976 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia John Alexander United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
4–6, 2–6
Winner 16. 1976 Denver WCT, U.S. Carpet Australia John Alexander United States Jimmy Connors
United States Billy Martin
6–7, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 13. 1976 Woodlands Doubles, Woodlands, Texas Hard Australia Allan Stone United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
1–6, 4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 14. 1977 Jackson, U.S. Carpet Australia Ken Rosewall South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 15. 1977 Houston WCT, U.S. Hard Australia John Alexander Romania Ilie Năstase
Italy Adriano Panatta
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 1977 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Kim Warwick South Africa Bob Hewitt
West Germany Karl Meiler
6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 17. 1977 Wimbledon, London Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Ross Case
Australia Geoff Masters
3–6, 4–6, 6–3, 9–8, 4–6
Winner 17. 1977 Cincinnati, U.S. Clay Australia John Alexander South Africa Bob Hewitt
United States Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 7–6
Winner 18. 1977 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Australia John Alexander United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–5, 7–5
Winner 19. 1977 Louisville, U.S. Clay Australia John Alexander Australia Chris Kachel
Australia Cliff Letcher
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 1977 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Syd Ball
Australia Kim Warwick
6–3, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 20. 1977 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
7–6, 2–6, 6–3
Runner-up 19. 1977 Australian Open–2, Melbourne Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Ray Ruffels
Australia Allan Stone
6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 20. 1978 Memphis, U.S. Carpet Australia John Newcombe United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 6–7, 2–6
Winner 21. 1978 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay Australia John Alexander United States Fred McNair
United States Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 7–6
Winner 22. 1978 Los Angeles, U.S. Carpet Australia John Alexander United States Fred McNair
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Winner 23. 1978 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Syd Ball
Australia Allan Stone
6–3, 7–6
Winner 24. 1979 Hobart, Australia Grass Australia Bob Giltinan Romania Ion Ţiriac
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
8–6
Runner-up 18. 1979 Dayton, U.S. Carpet Australia Ross Case South Africa Cliff Drysdale
United States Bruce Manson
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 19. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay Australia Ross Case United States Gene Mayer
United States Sandy Mayer
4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 23. 1979 Adelaide, Australia Grass Australia John Alexander Australia Colin Dibley
Australia Chris Kachel
7–6, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 24. 1980 Brisbane, Australia Grass Australia Rod Frawley United States John McEnroe
United States Matt Mitchell
6–8
Winner 25. 1982 Guarujá, Brazil Clay Australia Kim Warwick Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
6–7, 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 25. 1982 Denver, U.S. Carpet Australia Kim Warwick South Africa Kevin Curren
United States Steve Denton
4–6, 4–6

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