Robert ("Bob") Lutz
(born August 29, 1947, in Lancaster
, Pennsylvania, US
) was a top amateur and professional tennis
player of the 1960s and 1970s. He and his longtime partner Stan Smith
were one of the best doubles
teams of all time. Together they won many major titles all over the world. In 1972 Lutz was briefly the World No. 7
ranked male player in the world. Between 1967 and 1977 he was ranked among the top-10 American players 8 times, with his highest ranking being number 5 in both 1968 and 1970.
Lutz won nine singles titles, the most important being in Paris
in 1978, and reached 15 other singles finals, including the Cincinnati
in 1974. He also won 43 doubles titles, many with Stan Smith, and reached 30 other doubles finals. His doubles titles include the US Open
in 1980, 1978, 1974, and 1968, the Australian Open
in 1970 and Cincinnati in 1969. In addition, he also played on 5 winning Davis Cup teams and had a 14-2 record playing doubles in Davis Cup ties.
Lutz, a University of Southern California
graduate, was inducted into their Hall of Fame. He has been living in San Clemente since 1973 with his wife, Sharon, and their two daughters, Samantha and Allison.
Singles titles (9)
Singles runner-ups (15)
Doubles titles (43)
Doubles runner-ups (30)