CHUCK McKINLEY(U. S. A.)
Born: 5/1/1941 Died: 11/8/1986
Chuck McKinley was a quick, athletic player famed for his acrobatic volleys. He made his Grand Slam debut in the 1957 US Open, where he lost in the second round. He made the quarters of the US Open in 1960 and the following year was runner up at Wimbledon to Rod Laver. In the 1962 US Open McKinley lost in the semis to Roy Emerson. Seeded 4 at Wimbledon in 1963, McKinley took advantage of an upset ridden fortnight to take the title. In the semis he beat Wilhelm Bungert before beating Fred Stolle in the final. He didn't face a seed in the tournament and he didn't drop a set on route to the title. At the US Open he lost in the semis to Rafael Osuna. Defending his title at Wimbledon in 1964, McKinley lost to Stolle in the semis. At the US Open he lost in the semis to Emerson. From then on McKinley's career went downhill and the only Grand Slam he competed in was his native US Championships. His last Grand Slam appearance was at the 1969 US Open, where he lost in the opening round. McKinley died in 1986 at the age of just 45.
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HEAD TO HEAD Win-Loss: A.Ashe 1-0, R.Emerson 0-2, N.Fraser 0-1, R.Laver 0-1, J.Newcombe 0-1, A.Olmedo 0-1, R.Osuna 0-1, M.Santana 0-1, V.Seixas 2-0, F.Stolle 1-1
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