General Mark Joseph
Farrell
Male
England
1953-05-06
Liverpool, Lancashire, England
2018-11-26
Liverpool, Lancashire, England


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From https://www.atptour.com/en/news/mark-farrell-2018-obituary

Mark Farrell: 1953-2018

By ATP staff

Mark Farrell, a Wimbledon mixed doubles runner-up in 1974 with fellow Briton Lesley Charles, has passed away aged 65 after a long illness. Left-handed Farrell, who grew up in Liverpool and played at the Vagabonds Lawn Tennis Club, was always cheerful and terrific company. He compiled an 11-38 tour-level match record and achieved a career-high of No. 120 in the ATP Rankings on 20 December 1974.

The same year, he played one Davis Cup tie for Great Britain versus Iran, partnering John Lloyd to victory in the doubles rubber. Lloyd told ATPWorldTour.com: “I played a lot with Mark as a junior. He had a brute of a serve and was really a gentle giant. A big, tough Liverpudlian. He could also have been a very good footballer. He was so proud, too, to represent Great Britain against Iran at The Queen's Club.

“One of my fondest memories was when we were very young and touring Australia, sharing a guest house with a family from Melbourne. We were laying on small beds, listening to a big music box that I used to take around with me. What I didn’t know was that he was scared of spiders and as we were listening to music, I saw out of the corner of my eye a spider coming down on its web on Mark’s side of the room. It landed on Mark’s chest and he jumped up and screamed, and broke my music box! For the rest of the night, he didn’t want the lighted turned off!”

Farrell and Lesley Charles won five matches en route to the 1974 Wimbledon mixed doubles final, where they lost to the top seeds, Australia’s Owen Davidson and Billie Jean King of the United States, 6-3, 9-7. He also partnered Lloyd to a 1974 WCT event doubles final at the Royal Albert Hall in London and later spent many years coaching in Switzerland.

Two other career highlights, included beating 16-year-old Bjorn Borg at the 1973 Sydney International and also Stan Smith in the 1975 Nottingham second round. Farrell, who had been confined to a wheelchair in his final months, had recently been arranging a get-together of former British players for 2019.



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Archive statistics 1970 - 1981
19
335
188


Tournament wins 1979 - Chippis International (Open)
1979 - Remscheid International Indoor (Open)
1979 - La Chaux-de-Fondes International Indoor (Open)
1979 - Geneva International Championship (Amateur)
1979 - Lausanne International (Open)
1979 - Merseyside (Open)
1979 - Biel International Indoor (Open)
1978 - Merseyside (Open)
1978 - Carouge International (Open)
1978 - Coupe de Vuignier (Open)
1978 - Bad Schinznach International (Open)
1977 - Bern International Indoor (Open)
1977 - Villars (Amateur)
1977 - Oetwil International Indoor (Open)
1976 - Essex Championships (Amateur)
1976 - East of England Championships (Open)
1974 - Merseyside (Open)
1973 - Under 21 Championships of Great Britain ()
1973 - Exmouth (Open)


Tournaments Locarno International - 1981 Luzern Indoor - 1981 Bern International Indoor - 1981 Lausanne International - 1981 Bad Schinznach International - 1981 Rümikon International - 1981 Swiss International Indoor - Qualifying - 1981 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1980 Locarno International - 1980 Merseyside - 1980 Remscheid International Indoor - 1980 Lausanne International Indoor - 1980 Biel International Indoor - 1980 Lausanne International - 1980 Bad Schinznach International - 1980 Swiss International Indoor - Qualifying - 1980 Geneva International Championship - 1979 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1979 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1979 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1979 Merseyside - 1979 Bern International Indoor - 1979 Remscheid International Indoor - 1979 Zurich International Indoors - 1979 Lausanne International Indoor - 1979 Biel International Indoor - 1979 Fairplay Trophy - 1979 Lausanne International - 1979 Bad Schinznach International - 1979 Chippis International - 1979 Coupe de Vuignier - 1979 La Chaux-de-Fondes International Indoor - 1979 Weggis International - 1979 Biel International - 1979 Wimbledon - 1978 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1978 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1978 Merseyside - 1978 Remscheid International Indoor - 1978 Zurich International Indoors - 1978 Lausanne International Indoor - 1978 Biel International Indoor - 1978 Fairplay Trophy - 1978 Bad Schinznach International - 1978 Chippis International - 1978 Coupe de Vuignier - 1978 Weggis International - 1978 Biel International - 1978 Martigny International - 1978 Swiss Grand Prix Finals - 1978 Carouge International - 1978 Bad Ragaz - 1977 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1977 Villars - 1977 Bern International Indoor - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Masters - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Leg 1 - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Leg 2 - 1977 Switzerland Satellite Leg 3 - 1977 Fairplay Trophy - 1977 Lausanne International - 1977 Bad Schinznach International - 1977 Chippis International - 1977 Oetwil International Indoor - 1977 Wimbledon - 1976 St. Moritz - 1976 Essex Championships - 1976 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1976 East of England Championships - 1976 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1976 Madrid Mini Grand Prix - First Leg - 1976 Madrid Mini Grand Prix - Second Leg - 1976 Madrid Mini Grand Prix - Third Leg - 1976 Buchs International Indoor - 1976 Wimbledon - 1975 Roland Garros - 1975 Nice - 1975 German International Covered Court Championships - 1975 British Hard Court Championships - 1975 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1975 Nottingham - 1975 Madrid - 1975 Valencia Open - 1975 Swiss International Covered Courts - 1975 US Open Qualifying - 1975 Madrid Open - 1975 Nations' Cup (Egypt) - 1975 Florence International - 1975 Helsinki International - 1975 Columbus Open - 1975 Algiers ATP Open - 1975 Barcelona ATP Open - 1975 North Conway - 1975 Dewar Cup - 1975 Linköpping Indoors - 1975 Australian Open - 1974 Wimbledon - 1974 US Open - 1974 New South Wales Championships - 1974 Irish Championships - 1974 Netherlands International Championships - 1974 British Hard Court Championships - 1974 Nottingham - 1974 Conde de Godo - 1974 Scandinavian Championships - 1974 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1974 Auckland - 1974 Madrid Open - 1974 New Zealand Hardcourts - 1974 Brumana International - 1974 WCT - London - 1974 South Orange Open - 1974 Dewar Cup Finals - 1974 Merseyside - 1974 Madrid Mini Grand Prix - Final Leg - 1974 Madrid Mini Grand Prix - Third Leg - 1974 Augsburg WCT Qualification Torunament - 1974 Stockholm Open - 1974 Slazenger Tournament - 1974 Wimbledon - 1973 Queensland Championships - 1973 Surrey Championships - 1973 Welsh Championships - 1973 Conde de Godo - 1973 Natal Championships - 1973 Exmouth - 1973 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1973 Australian Hard Courts Championship - 1973 Tasmanian Championships - 1973 Western Australia Championships - 1973 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1973 Norwich - 1973 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1973 Budleigh Salterton - 1973 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1973 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1973 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1973 Sutton Hard Courts - 1973 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1973 Merseyside - 1973 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1973 Western Province - 1972 (2) Menton - 1972 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1972 Norwich - 1972 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1972 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1972 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1972 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1972 Surrey - 1972 Sutton Hard Courts - 1972 British Hard Court Championships - Qualifying - 1972 North of England Championships - 1971 Exmouth - 1971 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1971 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1971 Sheffield - 1971 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1971 St. Anne's on Sea - 1971 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1971 Sutton Hard Courts - 1971 West Warwickshire - 1971 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1971 North of England Championships - 1970 Exmouth - 1970 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1970 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1970 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1970 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1970

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