General Gerald
Battrick
Male
Wales
1947-05-27
Bridgend, Wales, Great Britain
1998-11-26
, Scotland


About

Bridgend-born Gerald Battrick won junior titles at 1965 Roland Garros and those of Great Britain and Belgium. Educated on a scholarship at Millfield School, Somerset, he was a member of the Welsh senior team aged 14. His local rival was JPR Williams, who went on to become a fullback for Wales in the 1970s and is considered one of rugby?s greatest players. Battrick?s career overlapped those of Mark Cox and Roger Taylor, so he had to content himself as a long-time British No. 3. In 1968 he won the Wimbledon plate competition and British Under-21 Championships, which won the fiery Battrick a place in Great Britain?s Davis Cup squad against France. He did not make his debut until the following year, by which time he has beaten Cox, Tom Okker, Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith. Battrick played two Davis Cup ties in 1971-72, amassing a 2-3 record (1-2 in singles). In 1971 he reached the Wimbledon third round (l. to Newcombe) and captured the British Hard Court Championships in Bournemouth (d. Franulovic), become one of only five players to win the title since 1945. Caught up in the controversy of \"amateurism\", he turned professional in 1972, joining World Championship Tennis run by Lamar Hunt until 1975. He was also allowed to return to Wimbledon in 1974, after a three-year absence. He won two tour-level singles titles at 1971-Hilversum (d. Case) and Bournemouth, with one runner-up finish at 1973-Tanglewood (d. Fillol Sr). He attained a career-high No. 53 singles ranking (15 October 1973). As a doubles player, he reached three Grand Slam quarter-finals at 1968 Roland Garros (w/Hutchins), 1970 Roland Garros (w/David Lloyd) and 1975 Wimbledon (w/Stilwell). He won one tour-level doubles title at 1973-Columbus (w/Stilwell) and was a finalist at four other tournaments ? 1968-Kitzbuhel (w/Wilson), 1971-Caracas (w/Curtis), 1973-London and Chicago (both w/Stilwell). In 1976 he retired and moved to Hamburg, where he played and coached. He set up his own coaching academy in Wales and later played senior events at Wimbledon. His father was the Medical Officer for Bridgend, Glamorgan, and his mother was a member of the Welsh Council. His wife, Carolyn Camp, was a Surrey county player. The couple had one son and a daughter. Battrick died aged 51, on 26 November 1998. Bio: James Buddell ? September 2009



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Archive statistics 1962 - 1980
26
893
523


Tournament wins 1980 - Hamburg Closed Championships (Amateur)
1980 - Hamburg Closed Indoor Championships (Open)
1978 - Hamburg Closed Championships (Amateur)
1977 - Hamburg Closed Championships (Amateur)
1976 - Parkland Open (Open)
1976 - Nairobi championships (Open)
1971 - Chichester (Open)
1971 - Essex Championships (Amateur)
1971 - Netherlands International Championships (Open)
1971 - Brumana International (Amateur)
1971 - Dewar Cup Finals (Open)
1971 - British Hard Court Championships (Open)
1971 - Rothmans Tennis Spectacular (Open)
1970 - Dewar Cup Third Leg (Open)
1970 - Curacao International (Amateur)
1969 - Heart of America (Open)
1969 - Surrey Championships (Amateur)
1968 - Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) (Open)
1968 - Brussels Cup (Amateur)
1967 - Cumberland Hard Courts (Amateur)
1967 - Under 21 Championships of Great Britain ()
1967 - Beaulieu (Open)
1967 - Natal Championships - Consolation (Amateur)
1965 - Ilkley (Open)
1965 - Nice LTC Winter Cup (Amateur)
1964 - Carlyon Bay (Amateur)


Tournaments Hamburg Whitsun - 1980 Ratzeburg Island - 1980 Hamburg Closed Championships - 1980 Einbeck - 1980 Hamburg Closed Indoor Championships - 1980 Neumünster Open - 1980 NRW Cup - 1980 North German Indoor - 1980 Travemünde International - 1979 Grunewald - 1979 Ratzeburg Island - 1979 Hamburg Closed Championships - 1979 Einbeck - 1979 Travemünde International - 1978 Hamburg Whitsun - 1978 Grunewald - 1978 Ratzeburg Island - 1978 Hamburg Closed Championships - 1978 Einbeck - 1978 Hanover General (Minor) Tournament - 1978 Neumünster Open - 1978 Travemünde International - 1977 Hamburg Whitsun - 1977 Hamburg Closed Championships - 1977 Einbeck - 1977 Neumünster Open - 1977 Hittfeld International - 1977 Wimbledon - 1976 Roland Garros - 1976 US Open - 1976 Canadian International Championships - 1976 Nice - 1976 US Clay Courts - 1976 Netherlands International Championships - 1976 British Hard Court Championships - 1976 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1976 US Pro Championships - 1976 German International Championships - 1976 South African Championships - 1976 Kent Championships - 1976 Nottingham - 1976 Conde de Godo - 1976 Paddington - 1976 Valencia Open - 1976 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1976 Nairobi championships - 1976 Madrid Open - 1976 Mallorca - 1976 Sutton Hard Courts - 1976 Louisville Open - 1976 Aryamehr Cup - 1976 Mombasa - 1976 Parkland Open - 1976 Kenya Open - 1976 Barcelona ATP Open - 1976 North Conway - 1976 Dewar Cup - 1976 Madrid - Il Trofeo Gilette - 1976 Wembley Indoor - 1976 Wimbledon - 1975 Roland Garros - 1975 US Open - 1975 Canadian International Championships - 1975 River Oaks Tournament - 1975 German International Championships - 1975 Kent Championships - 1975 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1975 US Open Qualifying - 1975 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1975 Stuttgart - 1975 Gstaad - 1975 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1975 Florence International - 1975 Philadelphia Indoors - 1975 Atlanta Open - 1975 WCT - Toronto - 1975 Louisville Open - 1975 Washington Indoor - 1975 Aviles - 1975 WCT - Tokyo - 1975 Tucson - ATP - 1975 WCT - Fort Worth - 1975 WCT - San Antonio - 1975 WCT - Memphis - 1975 North Conway - 1975 Wimbledon - 1974 US Open - 1974 River Oaks Tournament - 1974 Conde de Godo - 1974 Coupe Faulcombridge - 1974 Madrid Open - 1974 Oslo International - 1974 Philadelphia Indoors - 1974 WCT - London - 1974 WCT- Sao Paulo - 1974 Bologna Indoor - 1974 Rothmans Tennis Spectacular - 1974 Aryamehr Cup - 1974 Denver - 1974 WCT - Tokyo - 1974 Vienna International Indoor - 1974 WCT - Barcelona - 1974 Tucson - ATP - 1974 WCT - Palm Desert - 1974 Roland Garros - 1973 US Open - 1973 Canadian International Championships - 1973 US Clay Courts - 1973 Queens Club Tournament - 1973 Italian International Championships - 1973 British Hard Court Championships - 1973 US Pro Championships - 1973 German International Championships - 1973 South African Championships - 1973 Belgian International Championships - 1973 Conde de Godo - 1973 Philadelphia Open - 1973 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1973 Madrid Open - 1973 Bastad - 1973 Florence International - 1973 WCT - St. Louis - 1973 Atlanta Open - 1973 Paris Indoor - 1973 Dewar Cup Finals - 1973 WCT-Quebec - 1973 Columbus Open - 1973 Tanglewood - 1973 WCT - Miami - 1973 Las Vegas - 1973 Bretton Woods International - 1973 Rainier Classic - 1973 WCT - La Costa - 1973 WCT - Munich - 1973 WCT - Gothenburg - 1973 Palmetto Tennis Classic - 1973 Chicago International Open - 1973 Prague Open - 1973 Stockholm Open - 1973 Johannesburg Open - 1973 US Open - 1972 Nice - 1972 Italian International Championships - 1972 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1972 US International Indoor Championships - 1972 US Pro Championships - 1972 South African Championships - 1972 Belgian International Championships - 1972 Madrid - 1972 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1972 Jacksonville Invitation - 1972 Midland Pros - 1972 Washington Open - 1972 Colonial Pro Invitation - 1972 WCT - St. Louis - 1972 Pacific Southwest Qualifying - 1972 Hampton - 1972 Louisville Open - 1972 Washington Indoor - 1972 Rothman International Tournament - 1972 WCT - Vancouver - 1972 Clean Air Classic - 1972 Des Moines International Indoors - 1972 St. Luke's Hospital Indoors - 1972 Los Angeles Inernational - 1972 Bretton Woods International - 1972 WCT-Cleveland - 1972 WCT Montreal - 1972 WCT Alamo - 1972 WCT Essen - 1972 WCT - Gothenburg - 1972 Stockholm Open - 1972 Johannesburg Open - 1972 Wimbledon - 1971 Roland Garros - 1971 US Open - 1971 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1971 Queens Club Tournament - 1971 Netherlands International Championships - 1971 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1971 US International Indoor Championships - 1971 British Hard Court Championships - 1971 Casablanca - 1971 Welsh Championships - 1971 Essex Championships - 1971 British Covered Court Championships - 1971 Chichester - 1971 Macon Indoor - 1971 Altamira International Invitation - 1971 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1971 London Hard Courts - 1971 Jacksonville Invitation - 1971 US Hard Courts - 1971 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1971 Pensacola Invitation - 1971 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1971 Dewar Cup Fourth Leg - 1971 Brumana International - 1971 Hampton - 1971 Dewar Cup Finals - 1971 King's Cup - First Round c - 1971 King's Cup - Second Round e - 1971 King's Cup - Quarter Final a - 1971 Rothmans Tennis Spectacular - 1971 Clean Air Classic - 1971 Des Moines International Indoors - 1971 Australian Open - 1970 Wimbledon - 1970 South Australian Championships - 1970 Monte Carlo - 1970 Roland Garros - 1970 US Open - 1970 Victorian Championships - 1970 Austrian International Championships - 1970 Netherlands International Championships - 1970 US International Indoor Championships - 1970 British Hard Court Championships - 1970 Championships of Berlin - 1970 Kent Championships - 1970 North of England Championships - 1970 Welsh Championships - 1970 South of England Championships - 1970 Tasmanian Championships - 1970 Philadelphia Open - 1970 Western Australia Championships - 1970 Macon Indoor - 1970 Kingston International Invitation - 1970 Altamira International Invitation - 1970 Colombia International - 1970 Curacao International - 1970 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1970 Turkish International Championships (Turkey Open) - 1970 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1970 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1970 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1970 Le Touquet August - 1970 La Baule 2nd meeting - 1970 Hampton - 1970 Dewar Cup Finals - 1970 Philadelphia Open - Qualifying - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 Monte Carlo - 1969 US Open - 1969 Pacific Coast Championship - 1969 Queens Club Tournament - 1969 Italian International Championships - 1969 German International Covered Court Championships - 1969 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1969 British Hard Court Championships - 1969 German International Championships - 1969 Queensland Championships - 1969 Surrey Championships - 1969 Welsh Championships - 1969 British Covered Court Championships - 1969 Palace Hotel - 1969 Scandinavian Championships - 1969 Heart of America - 1969 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1969 Western Province - 1969 Kingston International Invitation - 1969 Altamira International Invitation - 1969 Colombia International - 1969 Caribe Hilton International Championships - 1969 St. Petersburg Masters Invitation - 1969 Charlotte - 1969 London Hard Courts - 1969 Crystal Palace - 1969 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1969 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1969 Orange Free State - 1969 Tidewater International - 1969 La Costa Invitation - 1969 King's Cup - Second Round d - 1969 King's Cup - Quarter Final c - 1969 Pacific Coast Championship - Qualifying - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Monte Carlo - 1968 Roland Garros - 1968 Austrian International Championships - 1968 Queens Club Tournament - 1968 French Covered Court Championships - 1968 Italian International Championships - 1968 German International Covered Court Championships - 1968 South of France Championships - 1968 British Hard Court Championships - 1968 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1968 German International Championships - 1968 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1968 Welsh Championships - 1968 British Covered Court Championships - 1968 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1968 Parioli - 1968 Kitzbühel - 1968 Dewar Cup First Leg - 1968 Dewar Cup Second Leg - 1968 Dewar Cup Third Leg - 1968 Surrey - 1968 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1968 King's Cup - First Round b - 1968 Border Championships - 1968 Brussels Cup - 1968 Dewar Cup Finals - 1968 Elbe Cup - 1968 King's Cup - Quarter Final a - 1968 London vs. Paris - under 23's - 1968 Wimbledon - 1967 Monte Carlo - 1967 Roland Garros - 1967 Beaulieu - 1967 Queens Club Tournament - 1967 South of France Championships - 1967 British Hard Court Championships - 1967 Kent Championships - 1967 Surrey Championships - 1967 Welsh Championships - 1967 Cannes Gallia - 1967 Natal Championships - 1967 Palace Hotel - 1967 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1967 Western Province - 1967 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1967 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1967 London Hard Courts - 1967 Orange Free State - 1967 Macomber Cup - Monte Carlo 23's - 1967 Brussels Cup - 1967 Coupe de Galea - 1967 Eastern Province - 1967 Natal Championships - Consolation - 1967 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Beaulieu - 1966 Cannes Carlton - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1966 British Hard Court Championships - 1966 Surrey Championships - 1966 Welsh Championships - 1966 Nottingham - 1966 Menton - 1966 Roehampton Grass Courts - 1966 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1966 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1966 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1966 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1966 London Hard Courts - 1966 Border Championships Second Edition - 1966 Guildford Hardcourts - 1966 Hoylake & West Kirby - 1966 Henley Hard Courts Spring Meeting - 1966 Coupe de Galea - 1966 Wimbledon - 1965 Beaulieu - 1965 Cannes Carlton - 1965 Queens Club Tournament - 1965 British Hard Court Championships - 1965 Kent Championships - 1965 North of England Championships - 1965 Welsh Championships - 1965 Northumberland Championships - 1965 South of England Championships - 1965 British Covered Court Championships - 1965 Palace Hotel - 1965 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1965 Northern Lawn Tennis Association Tournament - 1965 East of England Championships - 1965 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1965 Cannes Montfleury - 1965 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1965 London Hard Courts - 1965 Ilkley - 1965 Monte Carlo Mid-Winter - 1965 Guildford Hardcourts - 1965 Nice LTC Winter Cup - 1965 Carlyon Bay - 1965 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1965 Wimbledon - 1964 British Hard Court Championships - 1964 Cheltenham - 1964 North of England Championships - 1964 Welsh Championships - 1964 British Covered Court Championships - 1964 International Club Matches - GBR - 1964 Palace Hotel - 1964 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1964 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1964 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1964 Cumberland Hard Courts - 1964 Glamorgan - 1964 Carlyon Bay - 1964 Scottish Covered Courts - 1964 Under 21 Championships of Great Britain - 1964 West of England Championships - 1963 Welsh Championships - 1963 British Covered Court Championships - 1963 Palace Hotel - 1963 London Hard Courts - 1963 Welsh Championships - 1962

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