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Ilie Năstase

Ilie Năstase (born July 19, 1946, in Bucharest, Romania) is a former Romanian professional tennis player and one of the top players of the 1970s. Năstase was the World No. 1 in 1973 according to the Association of Tennis Professionals computer rankings, which placed him first from August 23, 1973, to June 2, 1974.

Career

At the beginning of his career in 1966 Năstase travelled around the world competing with his good friend Ion Ţiriac. Together, they reached the Davis Cup challenge round in 1969 and 1971. In 1972, they reached the Davis Cup final, the challenge round having been abolished. However, they never won the trophy for Romania.

In singles, Năstase won his first minor tournament at Cannes on April 16, 1967. His first final at an important tournament was in 1969 in Stockholm, where he defeated Tony Roche and Smith.

Năstase became one of the best players in 1970, with many experts ranking him as the sixth best player in the world after the Australians Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, John Newcombe, and Roche and the American Ashe. Năstase's high ranking resulted from his success at the Italian Open in Rome and at the U.S. Indoor Open in Salisbury, Maryland. With Tiriac, Năstase won the men's doubles title at the French Open.

In 1971, Năstase was the runner-up at a depleted French Open with 16 of the 32 World Championship Tennis (WCT) players absent. Năstase lost in four sets to Jan Kodes. In December, Năstase won the Grand Prix Masters, again without the WCT players.

The two following years saw Năstase's apogee.

In 1972, he became the second ranked player in the world (see World number one male tennis player rankings), owing to his winning the U.S. Open in a five set final over Ashe. This tournament was the only event of the year in which all the best players participated. Two months before in a depleted Wimbledon, Năstase lost to Smith in five sets. In the Davis Cup, in which WCT players were still not allowed to participate, Năstase was undefeated in singles until losing to Smith in the final tie. In December, Năstase won his first match of the year with Smith and his second consecutive Grand Prix Masters title. (The WCT players were again absent from the tournament.) Smith defeated Năstase four of the five times they played that year.

In 1973, Wimbledon and the Australian Open again had very depleted fields. Roughly 80 players boycotted Wimbledon because of a controversy involving Nikki Pilic. Only 4 of the 20 best players in the world entered (Năstase, Kodes, Roger Taylor and Connors). As usual from 1972 through 1982, very few of the best players visited the Australian continent. Among the top 20 players, only Rosewall and Newcombe participated. Five events stood out that year: (1) the U.S. Open with only Roy Emerson missing; (2) the French Open (among the best claycourt players, only Rosewall, Laver, and Emerson were absent); (3) the Grand Prix Masters, this time accessible to all players; (4) the WCT finals, reserved for WCT players (not including Nastase, Newcombe, Connors, and Manuel Orantes); and (5) the Davis Cup, open to everyone for the first time in its history. By winning 17 tournaments in 1973 (the French Open, the Masters, the other 12 listed on the ATP website plus Washington D.C., Istanbul, and Kingston), Năstase was the undisputed World No. 1 that year. In the Davis Cup, he won 7 of 8 singles rubbers, including a victory over Tom Okker, the "Flying Dutchman." In matches against the other top players, Năstase was 1–0 against Newcombe and 1–1 against Smith. The Romanian won the French Open without dropping a set (a feat repeated by Bjorn Borg in 1978 and 1980 and by Rafael Nadal in 2008), and he won the French Open (clay), Rome (clay) and Queen's Club (grass) in succession, a feat never repeated in the open era -- though Borg won Rome, the French Open, and Wimbledon in succession in 1978, and Nadal won the French Open, Queen's Club, and Wimbledon in succession in 2008.

In terms of public popularity, Năstase was then at the peak of his career, famous both for his technical and physical genius and for his good humour on court. But among referees and other players, his reputation for gamesmanship resulted in the nickname "Nasty" after several incidents where his temperament got the better of him. For one year, other players scorned him in locker rooms and did not speak to him.

Năstase's play began to decline in 1974 even though he was the only player to qualify for both the WCT Finals and the Grand Prix Masters. (Newcombe played both events, although he played the Masters at Kooyong as an invitee instead of a qualifier.) As usual, Năstase played well in the Masters, in particular against Newcombe in the semifinals. (Năstase finished his career with a 4–1 record versus Newcombe, losing only their first match in 1969.) The Romanian, however, lost the final to Guillermo Vilas in five sets.

For the fifth consecutive year, Năstase reached the Masters final in 1975 (an event Connors did not enter even though he qualified for the second consecutive year), where he played perhaps the best match of his career to defeat Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1.

During the first half of 1976, Năstase won four tournaments (Atlanta WCT, Avis Challenge Cup WCT, U.S. Open Indoor, and La Costa), and head-to-head, he led Connors 2–1, Vilas 1–0, Ashe 1–0, and Borg 1–0. Năstase did not enter the Australian Open, which was again avoided by most of the top players. Năstase was prevented from entering the French Open because he participated in World Team Tennis. In the second half of the year, Nastase lost to Borg in the men's singles final of Wimbledon and in the semifinals of the U.S. Open. Năstase won three other tournaments during the second half of the year, the Pepsi Grand Slam, South Orange, and the 4-man tournament of Caracas, Venezuela, in October (not to be confused with the Caracas WCT tournament in March), making seven tournament championships for the year. Năstase was generally considered to be the World No. 3 for the year, behind Connors and Borg.

In 1977, most tennis specialists considered Năstase to have finished the year just out of the top 10, although he finished ninth in the ATP rankings. He was a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon and the French Open and participated in the WCT Finals.

Năstase was still one of the 20 best players in 1978. At Wimbledon, he again reached the quarterfinals, losing to Okker after defeating Roscoe Tanner.

During the remainder of his career, Năstase steadily declined and only occasionally defeated a good player, such as Johan Kriek in the third round of the 1982 U.S. Open.

Năstase retired from the tour in October 1985 at the age of 39 after playing in the tournament in Toulouse, although he did play the challenger tournament at Dijon in June 1988.

Playing style

Năstase was able to play every tennis shot except that his volley was comparatively weak. When Năstase was playing well, his speed around the court and superb anticipation compensated for his lack of an excellent volley. He was one of the only players to have an effective offensive and defensive lob off both his forehand and backhand. His major weakness was a periodic loss of concentration, especially during high pressure matches such as: (1) the 1972 Davis Cup final singles match against Stan Smith; and (2) the 1976 Wimbledon final.

Distinctions

Quotations

  • "If you have confidence, you have patience. Confidence, that is everything."
  • "As long as I can get angry, then I play well. If I play well, I can beat everybody. I am happy because I am getting angry."
  • "My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything."
  • "I haven't reported my missing credit card to the police because whoever stole it is spending less than my wife."

In his recent book, Nastase claimed that he slept with around 2,500 women. After hearing this, his wife said that she was happy to have conquered such a man.

Career statistics

Grand Slam finals

Singles

Wins (2)
Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1972 U.S. Open Arthur Ashe 3–6, 6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
1973 French Open Nikola Pilić 6–3, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-ups (3)
Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1971 French Open Jan Kodes 8–6, 6–2, 2–6, 7–5
1972 Wimbledon Stan Smith 4–6, 6–3, 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
1976 Wimbledon (2nd) Björn Borg 6–4, 6–2, 9–7

Men's doubles

Wins (3)
Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1970 French Open Ion Ţiriac Arthur Ashe
Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 6–4, 6–3
1973 Wimbledon Jimmy Connors John Cooper
Neale Fraser
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 8–9(3), 6–1
1975 U.S. Open Jimmy Connors Tom Okker
Marty Riessen
6–4, 7–6
Runner-ups (2)
Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1966 French Championships Ion Ţiriac Clark Graebner
Dennis Ralston
6–3, 6–3, 6–0
1973 French Open Jimmy Connors John Newcombe
Tom Okker
6–1, 3–6, 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

Mixed doubles

Wins (2)
Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1970 Wimbledon Rosemary Casals Olga Morozova
Alex Metreveli
6–3, 4–6, 9–7
1972 Wimbledon Rosemary Casals Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up (1)
Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1972 U.S. Open Rosemary Casals Margaret Court
Marty Riessen
6–3, 7–5

Masters finals

Singles

Wins (4)
Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1971 Paris Stan Smith 5–7, 7–6, 6–3
1972 Barcelona Stan Smith 6–3, 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 6–3
1973 Boston Tom Okker 6–3, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3
1975 Stockholm Björn Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up (1)
Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1974 Melbourne Guillermo Vilas 7–6, 6–2, 3–6, 6–4

Singles titles (87)

Career official titles (59)

  • * non-ATP listed events

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 1969 Barranquilla, Colombia Clay Jan Kodes 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 Kodes 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 Kodes 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 Masters, 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 Clay Frantisek Pala 6–1, 6–0, 6–3
14. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay Frantisek Pala 6–0, 6–0, 6–1
15. 1972 Nice, France Clay Jan Kodes 6–0, 6–4, 6–3
16. 1972 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay Jürgen Fassbender 6–0, 6–2, 6–1
17. 1972 Montreal, Canada Clay Andrew Pattison 6–4, 6–3
18. 1972 US Open, New York City 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 Masters, Barcelona 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 Clay Björn Borg 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
28. 1973 Madrid, Spain 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 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 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 Masters, Boston 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 Clay Björn Borg 6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
43. 1974 Barcelona, Spain 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 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 Masters, Stockholm Hard (i) Björn Borg 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
49. 1976 Atlanta 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. Carpet 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

Other titles (28)

Here are Năstase's tournament wins that are not included in the statistics on the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) website. The website is very incomplete from 1968 to 1970 and has some omissions for tournaments held since 1968.

Năstase won several tournaments during the early years of his career that were equivalent to the present day "challenger" tournaments. Because the term "challenger" started to be applied to second-rank tournaments in 1978, those tournaments are termed "minor tournaments" in the following list.

  • 1967 - Cannes (minor tournament), Travemunde (minor tournament)
  • 1968 - Viareggio, Bucharest (minor tournament)
  • 1969 - Madras (minor tournament), New Delhi (minor tournament), Gauhati (minor tournament), Travemunde, La Corogne, Budapest, Denver ''
  • 1970 - Napoli, Ancona
  • 1971 - Omaha, Istanbul
  • 1973 - Istanbul, Kingston
  • 1974 - Portland, World Invitational Tennis Classic (WITC) at Hilton Head (four-man invitational tournament, not to be confused with the CBS Classic tournament also played at Hilton Head)
  • 1975 - WITC at Hilton Head (four-man invitational tournament), Helsinki, Dutch Round Robin (Utrecht Netherlands), Graz, Uppsala
  • 1976 - Caracas (a four-man invitation tournament in October, not to be confused with the Caracas WCT in March that was won by Raúl Ramírez), Argentine Round Robin (invitational tournament)
  • 1977 - Rotterdam World Star (invitational tournament)
  • 1978 - Frankfurt (invitational tournament)

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 Kodes 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 WCT, 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 Masters, Melbourne Grass Guillermo Vilas 7–6, 6–2, 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

Sources for this section

  • Michel Sutter, Vainqueurs Winners 1946-2003, Paris, 2003. Sutter has attempted to list all tournaments meeting his criteria for selection beginning with 1946 and ending in the fall of 1991. For each tournament, he has indicated the city, the date of the final, the winner, the runner-up, and the score of the final. A tournament is included in his list if: (1) the draw for the tournament included at least eight players (with a few exceptions, such as the Pepsi Grand Slam tournaments in the second half of the 1970s); and (2) the level of the tournaments was at least equal to the present day challenger tournaments. Sutter's book is probably the most exhaustive source of tennis tournament information since World War II, even though some professional tournaments held before the start of the open era are missing. Later, Sutter issued a second edition of his book, with only the players, their wins, and years from 1946 to April 27, 2003, period.
  • John Barrett, editor, World of Tennis Yearbooks, London, from 1976 to 1983.
  • Joe McCauley in Mr Nastase: The Autobiography, by Ilie Nastase with Debbie Beckerman, 2004.
  • 1982 WCT Yearbook
  • ATP Official Guide to Professional Tennis 2004 (page G18).

Doubles titles (45)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 1970 Philadelphia WCT, USA Carpet Ion Ţiriac Arthur Ashe
Dennis Ralston
6–1, 6–4
2. 1970 French Open, Paris Clay Ion Ţiriac Arthur Ashe
Charlie Pasarell
6–2, 6–4, 6–3
3. 1970 Rome, Italy Clay Ion Ţiriac William Bowrey
Owen Davidson
0–6, 10–8, 6–3, 6–8, 6–1
4. 1970 Cincinnati, USA Clay Ion Ţiriac Bob Hewitt
Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–4
5. 1971 Hampton, USA Hard (i) Ion Ţiriac Clark Graebner
Thomaz Koch
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
6. 1971 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Ion Ţiriac Tom Okker
Roger Taylor
1–6, 6–3, 6–3, 8–6
7. 1971 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Željko Franulović Patricio Cornejo
Jaime Fillol
6–4, 6–4
8. 1972 Kansas City, USA Indoor Ion Ţiriac Andrés Gimeno
Manuel Orantes
9. 1972 Hampton, USA Hard (i) Ion Ţiriac Andrés Gimeno
Manuel Orantes
6–4, 7–6
10. 1972 Madrid, Spain Clay Stan Smith Andrés Gimeno
Manuel Orantes
6–2, 6–2
11. 1972 Rome, Italy Clay Ion Ţiriac Lew Hoad
Frew McMillan
3–6, 3–6, 6–4, 6–3, 5-3, RET.
12. 1972 Hamburg, Germany Clay Jan Kodes Bob Hewitt
Ion Ţiriac
4–6, 6–0, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2
13. 1972 Montreal, Canada Clay Ion Ţiriac Jan Kodes
Jan Kukal
7–6, 6–3
14. 1973 Salisbury, USA Hard (i) Clark Graebner Jürgen Fassbender
Juan Gisbert
6–2, 6–4
15. 1973 Calgary, Canada Indoor Mike Estep Szabolcz Baranyi
Peter Szoke
7–6, 6–3
16. 1973 Hampton, USA Hard (i) Clark Graebner Jimmy Connors
Ion Ţiriac
6–2, 6–1
17. 1973 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Juan Gisbert Georges Goven
Patrick Proisy
6–4, 5–7, 6–4
18. 1973 Wimbledon, London Grass Jimmy Connors John Cooper
Neale Fraser
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 8–9, 6–1
19. 1973 South Orange, USA Hard Jimmy Connors Richard Pancho Gonzales
Tom Gorman
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
20. 1973 Barcelona, Spain Clay Tom Okker Antonio Muñoz
Manuel Orantes
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
21. 1973 Madrid, Spain Clay Tom Okker Bob Carmichael
Frew McMillan
2–6, 6–3, 7–5
22. 1973 Paris, France Hard (i) Juan Gisbert Arthur Ashe
Roscoe Tanner
6–3, 6–4
23. 1973 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Jimmy Connors Bob Carmichael
Frew McMillan
7–6, 7–5
24. 1974 Bournemouth, England Clay Juan Gisbert Corrado Barazzutti
Paolo Bertolucci
6–2, 7–5
25. 1974 Indianapolis, USA Clay Jimmy Connors Jürgen Fassbender
Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
6–7, 6–3, 6–4
26. 1974 Barcelona, Spain Clay Juan Gisbert Manuel Orantes
Guillermo Vilas
3–6, 6–0, 6–2
27. 1974 London, England Carpet Jimmy Connors Brian Gottfried
Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 7–6, 6–3
28. 1975 Salisbury, USA Carpet Jimmy Connors Jan Kodes
Roger Taylor
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
29. 1975 South Orange, USA Clay Jimmy Connors Dick Crealy
John Lloyd
7–6, 7–5
30. 1975 U.S. Open, New York Clay Jimmy Connors Tom Okker
Marty Riessen
6–4, 6–4
31. 1975 Madrid, Spain Clay Jan Kodes Juan Gisbert
Manuel Orantes
7–6, 4–6, 9–7
32. 1976 Stockholm WCT, Sweden Carpet Alex Metreveli Tom Okker
Adriano Panatta
6–4, 7–5
33. 1977 St. Louis WCT, USA Carpet Adriano Panatta Vijay Amritraj
Dick Stockton
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
34. 1977 London WCT, England Hard (i) Adriano Panatta Mark Cox
Eddie Dibbs
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
35. 1977 Houston WCT, USA Hard Adriano Panatta John Alexander
Phil Dent
6–3, 6–4
36. 1977 Aix-en-Provence, France Clay Ion Ţiriac Patrice Dominguez
Rolf Norberg
7–5, 7–6
37. 1979 Sarasota, USA Carpet Steve Krulevitz John James
Keith Richardson
7–6, 6–3
38. 1979 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Raúl Ramírez Victor Pecci
Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–4
39. 1979 Cincinnati, USA Hard Brian Gottfried Robert Lutz
Stan Smith
1–6, 6–3, 7–6
40. 1979 Atlanta, USA Hard Raymond Moore Steve Docherty
Eliot Teltscher
6–4, 6–2
41. 1979 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Tom Okker Mike Cahill
Colin Dibley
7–5, 6–4
42. 1981 Nancy, France Hard (i) Adriano Panatta John Feaver
Jiří Hřebec
6–4, 2–6, 6–4
43. 1981 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) José Luis Clerc Markus Günthardt
Pavel Složil
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
44. 1981 Paris, France Hard (i) Yannick Noah Andrew Jarrett
Jonathan Smith
6–4, 6–4
45. 1985 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Brad Gilbert Michael Robertson
Florin Segărceanu
6–3, 6–2

Personal life

Maxim magazine has placed Năstase at number 6 on its top ten "Living Sex Legends" list, as he is reputed to have slept with over 2500 women.

See also

Further reading

  • (2005). Mr Nastase: The Autobiography. HarperCollins UK.
  • Evans, Richard I. (1978). Nastase. Henley-on-Thames: A. Ellis.

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