Ilie Nastase

Country Romania
Residence Bucharest
Date of birth July 19, 1946 (1946-07-19) (age 64)
Place of birth Bucharest, Romania
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Turned pro 1969 (debut in 1966)
Retired 1985
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career prize money US$2,076,761
Int. Tennis HOF 1991 (member page)
Singles
Career record 755–287
Career titles 87 (including 57 listed by the ATP)
Highest ranking No. 1 (August 23, 1973)
Grand Slam results
French Open W (1973)
Wimbledon F (1972, 1976)
US Open W (1972)
Major tournaments
Tour Finals W (1971, 1972, 1973, 1975)
Doubles
Career record 480–209
Career titles 45 (ATP listed)
Highest ranking 10 (August 30, 1977)

In the year 1970 Ilie Nastase was considered as one of the unsurpassed players with many proficient and he was graded as the sixth top player in the world.

PERSONAL DETAILS

The ex - Romanian professional tennis player, Ilie Nastase was born in Bucharest, Romania was considered as one of the leading players of the 1970s.

Nastase was regarded as the world's top most players who according to the Association of Tennis Professionals computer rankings were placed first from August 23, 1973, to June 2, 1974.

AWARDS

In the Association of Tennis Professionals website amongst his 88 singles titles, only Nastase 53 is published. Nastase defeated Arthur Ashe in a five set final both in 1972 U.S. Open and 1973 French Open.

Nastase achieved the titles in 1973 Wimbledon, 1970 French Open and the 1975 U.S in men's doubles section.

Nastase also achieved the titles of Masters Tournament four times as in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1975.

Career statistics

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 5 (2-3)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1971 French Open Clay Jan Kodeš 8–6, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1972 Wimbledon Grass Stan Smith 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 1972 US Open Grass Arthur Ashe 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(1:5), 6–4, 6–3
Winner 1973 French Open Clay Nikola Pilić 6–3, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 1976 Wimbledon (2) Grass Björn Borg 6–4, 6–2, 9–7

Doubles: 5 (3-2)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1966 French Championships Clay Ion Ţiriac Clark Graebner
Dennis Ralston
6–3, 6–3, 6–0
Winner 1970 French Open Clay Ion Ţiriac Arthur Ashe
Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1973 French Open Clay Jimmy Connors John Newcombe
Tom Okker
6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 1973 Wimbledon Grass Jimmy Connors John Cooper
Neale Fraser
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 8–9(3), 6–1
Winner 1975 US Open Clay Jimmy Connors Tom Okker
Marty Riessen
6–4, 7–6

Mixed doubles: 3 (2-1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1970 Wimbledon Grass Rosemary Casals Olga Morozova
Alex Metreveli
6–3, 4–6, 9–7
Winner 1972 Wimbledon Grass Rosemary Casals Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1972 US Open Grass Rosemary Casals Margaret Court
Marty Riessen
6–3, 7–5

Year-End Championships

Singles: 5 (4-1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1971 Paris Hard (i) Stan Smith 5–7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 1972 Barcelona Hard (i) Stan Smith 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 1973 Boston Carpet Tom Okker 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1974 Melbourne Grass Guillermo Vilas 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 1975 Stockholm Carpet Björn Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1

Singles titles (87)

Career main titles (59), including 57 ATP titles

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1969 Barranquilla, Colombia Clay Jan Kodeš 6–4, 6–4, 8–10, 2–6, 6–3
2. 1970 Salisbury, U.S. Carpet Cliff Richey 6–8, 3–6, 6–4, 9–7, 6–0
3. 1970 Rome, Italy Clay Jan Kodeš 6–3, 1–6, 6–3, 8–6
4. 1971 Richmond, U.S. Hard (i) Arthur Ashe 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
5. 1971 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) Clark Graebner 7–5, 6–4, 7–6
6. 1971 Nice, France Hard Jan Kodeš 10–8, 11–9, 6–1
7. 1971 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Tom Okker 3–6, 8–6, 6–1, 6–1
8. 1971 Båstad, Sweden Clay Jan Leschly 6–7, 6–2, 6–1, 6–4
9. 1971 Wembley, United Kingdom Hard (i) Rod Laver 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–4, 6–4
10. 1971 Tennis Masters Cup, Paris Carpet Stan Smith 5–7, 7–6, 6–3
11. 1972 Baltimore, U.S. Hard Jimmy Connors 1–6, 6–4, 7–6
12. 1972 Omaha, U.S. Hard (i) Ion Ţiriac 2–6, 6–1, 6–1
13. 1972 Monte Carlo, Monaco (2) Clay František Pala 6–1, 6–0, 6–3
14. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay František Pala 6–0, 6–0, 6–1
15. 1972 Nice, France Clay Jan Kodeš 6–0, 6–4, 6–3
16. 1972 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Jürgen Fassbender 6–0, 6–2, 6–1
17. 1972 Toronto, Canada Clay Andrew Pattison 6–4, 6–3
18. 1972 US Open, New York Grass Arthur Ashe 3–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
19. 1972 South Orange, U.S. Hard Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–4
20. 1972 Seattle, U.S. Other Tom Gorman 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
21. 1972 London Carpet Tom Gorman 6–4, 6–3
22. 1972 Tennis Masters Cup, Barcelona (2) Carpet Stan Smith 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3
23. 1973 Omaha, U.S. Hard (i) Jimmy Connors 5–0, retired
24. 1973 Calgary, Canada Indoor Paul Gerken 6–4, 7–6
25. 1973 *Washington, D.C. Carpet Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–4, 6–2, 5–7, 6–2
26. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay Adriano Panatta 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
27. 1973 Monte Carlo, Monaco (3) Clay Björn Borg 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
28. 1973 Madrid, Spain (2) Clay Adriano Panatta 6–3, 7–6, 5–7, 6–1
29. 1973 Florence, Italy Clay Adriano Panatta 6–3, 3–6, 0–6, 7–6, 6–4
30. 1973 French Open, Paris Clay Nikola Pilić 6–3, 6–3, 6–0
31. 1973 Rome, Italy (2) Clay Manuel Orantes 6–1, 6–1, 6–1
32. 1973 Queen's Club, London Grass Roger Taylor 9–8, 6–3
33. 1973 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Roy Emerson 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
34. 1973 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Manuel Orantes 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
35. 1973 Torneo Godó-Barcelona, Spain Clay Manuel Orantes 2–6, 6–1, 8–6, 6–4
36. 1973 Paris, France Hard (i) Stan Smith 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–0, 6–2
37. 1973 Tennis Masters Cup, Boston (3) Carpet Tom Okker 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
38. 1974 Richmond, U.S. Carpet Tom Gorman 6–2, 6–3
39. 1974 Washington WCT, U.S. Carpet Tom Okker 6–3, 6–3
40. 1974 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Paolo Bertolucci 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
41. 1974 Cedar Grove, U.S. Other Juan Gisbert Sr. 6–4, 7–6
42. 1974 Madrid, Spain (3) Clay Björn Borg 6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
43. 1974 Torneo Godó-Barcelona, Spain (2) Clay Manuel Orantes 8–6, 9–7, 6–3
44. 1975 Barcelona, Spain Clay Juan Gisbert Sr. 6–1, 7–5, 6–2
45. 1975 Valencia, Spain Clay Manuel Orantes 6–3, 6–0
46. 1975 Madrid, Spain (4) Clay Manuel Orantes 7–6, 6–1, 2–6, 6–3
47. 1975 South Orange, U.S. Clay Bob Hewitt 7–6, 6–1
48. 1975 Tennis Masters Cup, Stockholm (4) Hard (i) Björn Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
49. 1976 Atlantav WCT, U.S. Carpet Jeff Borowiak 6–2, 6–4
50. 1976 Salisbury, U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–3, 7–6
51. 1976 La Costa, U.S. Hard Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–0, 6–1
52. 1976 Myrtle Beach - Pepsi Grand Slam Clay Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–3
53. 1976 Honolulu - WCT Avis Challenge Cup Hard Arthur Ashe 6–3, 1–6, 6–7, 6–3, 6–1
54. 1976 South Orange, U.S. Clay Roscoe Tanner 6–4, 6–2
55 1976 Las Vegas Challenge Cup, U.S. Hard Jimmy Connors 3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 7–5
56. 1977 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Hard Wojtek Fibak 4–6, 6–2, 7–6
57. 1977 Aix en Provence, France Clay Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 7–5, ret.
58. 1978 Miami, U.S. Clay Tom Gullikson 6–3, 7–5
59. 1978 Montego Bay, Jamaica - WCT Challenge Cup Hard Peter Fleming 2–6, 5–6, 6–2, 6–4, 6–4

Singles runner-ups (36)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1969 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Nikola Pilić 6–4, 4–6, 6–1
2. 1970 Hamburg, Germany Clay Tom Okker 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
3. 1971 Macon, U.S. Hard Željko Franulović 6–4, 7–5, 5–7, 3–6, 7–6
4. 1971 French Open, Paris Clay Jan Kodeš 8–6, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
5. 1971 Brussels, Belgium Clay Cliff Drysdale 6–0, 6–1, 7–5
6. 1971 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Željko Franulović 6–3, 7–6, 6–1
7. 1972 Salisbury, U.S. Hard (i) Stan Smith 5–7, 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
8. 1972 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) Stan Smith 6–3, 6–2, 6–7, 6–4
9. 1972 Wimbledon, London Grass Stan Smith 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
10. 1972 Båstad, Sweden Clay Manuel Orantes 6–4, 6–3, 6–1
11. 1973 Hampton, U.S. Hard (i) Jimmy Connors 4–6, 6–3, 7–5, 6–3
12. 1973 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Adriano Panatta 6–8, 7–5, 6–3
13. 1973 London Carpet Tom Okker 6–3, 6–4
14. 1974 Toronto WCT, Canada Carpet Tom Okker 6–3, 6–4
15. 1974 Hampton, U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors 6–4, 6–4
16. 1974 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Andrew Pattison 5–7, 6–3, 6–4
17. 1974 Rome, Italy Clay Björn Borg 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
18. 1974 Tennis Masters Cup, Melbourne Grass Guillermo Vilas 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4
19. 1975 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Jiří Hřebec 6–1, 7–6, 2–6, 6–4
20. 1975 Tucson, U.S. Hard John Alexander 7–5, 6–2
21. 1975 Louisville, U.S. Clay Guillermo Vilas 6–4, 6–3
22. 1975 Montreal, Canada Hard Manuel Orantes 7–6, 6–0, 6–1
23. 1976 Baltimore, U.S. Carpet Tom Gorman 7–5, 6–3
24. 1976 Hampton, U.S. Carpet Jimmy Connors 6–2, 6–2, 6–2
25. 1976 Caracas WCT, Venezuela Clay Raúl Ramírez 6–3, 6–4
26. 1976 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet Wojtek Fibak 6–4, 7–6
27. 1976 Wimbledon, London Grass Björn Borg 6–4, 6–2, 9–7
28. 1976 Hong Kong Hard Ken Rosewall 6–3, 6–3
29. 1977 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Dick Stockton 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
30. 1977 Virginia Beach, U.S. Hard Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
31. 1978 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay Brian Gottfried 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
32. 1978 Forest Hills WCT, U.S. Clay Vitas Gerulaitis 6–2, 6–0
33. 1978 Barcelona, Spain Clay Balázs Taróczy 1–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
34. 1979 Cleveland, U.S. Hard Stan Smith 7–6, 7–5
35. 1981 Nancy, France Hard (i) Pavel Složil 6–2, 7–5
36. 1981 Bologna, Italy Carpet Sandy Mayer 7–5, 6–3

 


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