Fleming and Guy Forget, Wimbledon 2010Full namePeter Blair FlemingCountry (sports activities) United StatesResidenceGlen Cove, New York, USBornJanuary 21, 1955 (age sixty seven)
Chatham Borough, New Jersey, USHeight6 toes five (1.96 m)Turned pro1976Retired1988PlaysRight-exceeded (one-exceeded backhand)Prize cash$1,986,799Career record224–213Career titles3Highest rankingNo. 8 (July 7, 1980)Australian Open3R (1983)French Open2R (1977, 1980)WimbledonQF (1980)US Open3R (1978)Career record507–177Career titles60Highest rankingNo. 1 (June eleven, 1984)Australian Open3R (1983)French OpenSF (1987)WimbledonW (1979, 1981, 1983, 1984)US OpenW (1979, 1981, 1983)Tour FinalsW (1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984)Career record6–5Career titles0Wimbledon3R (1987)US OpenF (1986)
Peter Blair Fleming (born January 21, 1955 in Chatham Borough, New Jersey) is an American former professional tennis participant. In his doubles partnership with John McEnroe, he received fifty two titles, of which seven were at Grand Slams (4 at Wimbledon, three at the US Open). As a singles player, he peaked at world No. 8, winning 3 titles (which includes the 1979 Cincinnati Open).Tennis profession
Fleming attended Chatham High School, where he won the New Jersey high college individual championship in 1972, at some stage in his junior 12 months. He gained the guys’s singles inside the Ojai Tennis Tournament in 1975.
During the Eighties, Fleming teamed up with fellow American John McEnroe to dominate the men’s doubles sport. The duo gained fifty two doubles titles collectively, which includes four at Wimbledon (1979, 1981, 1983 and 1984), and 3 on the US Open (1979, 1981 and 1983). Fleming as soon as stated that “The excellent doubles pair inside the world is John McEnroe and all people”.[three]
Fleming also played on three American Davis Cup triumphing teams (1979, 1981 and 1982), and helped the United States win the World Team Cup two times (1984 and 1985).Fleming reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1984. His career-excessive singles ranking become global No. eight in 1980, the 12 months in which he reached the zone-finals at the Wimbledon championships. Over the direction of his career Fleming gained three top-level singles titles and sixty doubles titles.Prior to turning professional, Fleming played tennis for the University of California, Los Angeles (after shifting from the University of Michigan), and won the National Collegiate Athletic Association doubles name in 1976.
Since retiring as a player, Fleming has grow to be a tennis commentator for Sky Sports, Eurosportand the BBC.
Fleming is a eager golfer (handicap 10) and is an lively member of The Stage Golf Society.
He was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Hall of Fame. On July 30, 2011, Fleming, the Farmers Classic 1979 singles and 1983 doubles champion, become named 2011 Farmers Classic Tournament Honoree.[five]