Famous Tennis Player Brian Gottfried
Brian Gottfried a retired American tennis player was born in Baltimore, Maryland on 27th January, 1952. The right handed player owns 25 single titles and 49 doubles titles’ including 3 championships of the Grand slam doubles in his entire career. He was ranked as the world’s top ten ATP players between 1976 and 1978 reaching the highest point of his career on 19th June 1977 when he reached the world’s no.3 position. He was also ranked in the World’s top 20 tennis players in the early 1980’s. He was also awarded the rank of World no.2 on 12th of December, 1976 in men’s doubles ranking.
Gottfried was a member of the US Davis cup Team during 1976 to 78 and in 1980 and 1982. He started playing tennis at the age of 5 and won 14 titles of national junior championships. In 1970 Gottfried bagged in the US National Junior Outdoors single championship. He won the 12 under singles crown in 1964 and was titled an All American in 1972 and 72 at Trinity University which he joined in 1970. Gottfried reached the finals of 15 tournaments in 1977 winning 5 and was labeled as “the best male tennis player of the world” by the Newsweek magazine in the same year.
He coupled with Raul Ramirez won the Wimbledon doubles championship in 1976 and held the French Open Doubles titles in the year 1975 and 1977. They were also runner ups in Wimbledon in 1979 and in the French opens in 1976 and 1980. Gottfried was also runner up in the men’s singles event in the French Open in 1977 where he lost to Guillermo Vilas.