John Sobel
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John Sobel

John Sobel
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceMiami, Florida
Born (1964-02-15) February 15, 1964 (age 57)
New York City, United States
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Turned pro1986
Career record$91,012
Highest rankingNo. 307 (July 9, 1990)
Career record23-39
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 107 (February 10, 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1992)
US Open1R (1990)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (1990)

John Sobel (born February 15, 1964) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]


Sobel was seen mostly on the doubles circuit.[2] He appeared in three Grand Slam events during his career.[2] In the men's doubles he played with Ville Jansson at the 1990 US Open and Slobodan ?ivojinovi? in the 1992 Australian Open.[2] As a mixed doubles player he took part in the 1990 French Open, partnering Lise Gregory.[2] On each occasion, Sobel and his partner were eliminated in the opening round.[2]

The highlight of his career was winning the doubles title at the 1992 Maceió Open, with Gabriel Markus.[2] He also reached the semi-final stage of four Grand Prix/ATP tournaments, Madrid in 1989 with Eduardo Furusho, Kiawah Island in 1990 partnering Sven Salumaa, Charlotte in 1991 with Jimmy Arias and Moscow in 1991 partnering Josef ?ihák.[2]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (1-0)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1992 Maceió, Brazil Clay Argentina Gabriel Markus Brazil Ricardo Acioly
Brazil Mauro Menezes
6-4, 1-6, 7-5

Challenger titles

Doubles: (2)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1988 Guangzhou, China Hard United States Steve DeVries United States Joseph Russell
United Kingdom Andrew Sproule
7-6, 4-6, 6-4
2. 1989 Chicoutimi, Canada Clay United States Howard Endelman West Germany Karsten Braasch
West Germany Willi Otten
3-6, 6-4, 6-4


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