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Karim Alami
Karim Alami
Alami.jpg
Country (sports) Morocco
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1973-05-24) 24 May 1973 (age 49)
Casablanca, Morocco
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2002
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,087,596
Singles
Career record156-186
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 25 (21 February 2000)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open3R (1998, 2000)
French Open3R (2001)
Wimbledon2R (1994, 1999)
US Open2R (1994, 2000)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2000)
Doubles
Career record49-54
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 130 (17 August 1998)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (1998)
US Open1R (1994)
Last updated on: 23 November 2021.

Karim Alami (Arabic: ? ?) (born 24 May 1973) is a retired tennis player from Morocco, who turned professional in 1990.

The right-hander won two career titles in singles, both in 1996 (Atlanta and Palermo), and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 25, in February 2000. Alami reached the semifinals of the 2000 Monte Carlo Masters, defeating Magnus Norman and Albert Costa en route.

Tennis career

Alami represented his native country as a qualifier at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he was defeated in the first round by Switzerland's eventual winner Marc Rosset. He also reached the quarterfinals of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

He defeated Pete Sampras in the first round of the 1994 Doha tournament, a year in which Sampras dominated the tour. He is now the Tournament Director of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha. He also works as a tennis commentator for the most popular Arabic sports channel beIN Sports.

As well as his semifinal run at the 2000 Monte-Carlo Masters, Alami reached the quarterfinals of the 1997 Rome Masters.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1991 US Open Hard India Leander Paes 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partnet Opponents Score
Win 1991 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom Greg Rusedski South Africa John-Laffnie De Jager
Ukraine Andrei Medvedev
1-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-4
Win 1991 US Open Hard South Africa John-Laffnie De Jager United States Michael Joyce
United States Vince Spadea
6-4, 6-7, 6-1

ATP career finals

Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series(0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-1)
ATP World Series (2-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (2-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (2-4)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 1994 Casablanca, Morocco World Series Clay Italy Renzo Furlan 2-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 Apr 1996 Atlanta, United States World Series Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti 6-3, 6-4
Win 2-1 Sep 1996 Palermo, Italy World Series Clay Romania Adrian Voinea 7-5, 2-1 ret.
Loss 2-2 Jan 1998 Bologna, Italy International Series Clay Spain Julián Alonso 1-6, 4-6
Loss 2-3 Apr 1999 Barcelona, Spain Championship Series Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 6-7(2-7), 3-6, 3-6
Loss 2-4 Sep 1999 Bucharest, Romania International Series Clay Spain Alberto Martín 2-6, 3-6


Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series(0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (1-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-3)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 1996 Bologna, Italy World Series Clay Hungary Gábor Köves South Africa Brent Haygarth
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
1-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Mar 1997 Casablanca, Morocco World Series Clay Morocco Hicham Arazi Portugal João Cunha e Silva
Portugal Nuno Marques
6-7, 2-6
Win 1-2 Sep 1997 Marbella, Spain World Series Clay Spain Julián Alonso Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Jordi Burillo
4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Loss 1-3 Oct 1997 Bogotá, Colombia World Series Clay Colombia Maurice Ruah Argentina Luis Lobo
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
1-6, 3-6


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 12 (3-9)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3-9)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (3-9)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jun 1995 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay Argentina Gaston Etlis 1-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 1995 Ulm, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb 6-4, 6-7, 0-6
Loss 0-3 Aug 1995 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 1-6, 4-6
Win 1-3 Sep 1995 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Spain Jordi Arrese 6-4, 6-0
Loss 1-4 Apr 1996 Napoli, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 3-6, 5-7
Loss 1-5 May 1996 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay Argentina Hernan Gumy 6-2, 2-6, 3-6
Loss 1-6 Jul 1996 Ulm, Germany Challenger Clay Belgium Kris Goossens 4-6, 0-6
Loss 1-7 Oct 1997 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 5-7, 3-6
Loss 1-8 Dec 1998 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Argentina Gaston Gaudio 2-6, 6-3, 4-6
Win 2-8 Oct 1999 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Belgium Christophe Rochus 6-3, 6-1
Loss 2-9 Nov 1999 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Chile Nicolas Massu 7-6, 2-6, 4-6
Win 3-9 Nov 1999 Montevideo, Uruguay Challenger Clay Spain Galo Blanco 6-3, 6-1


Doubles: 2 (1-1)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1-1)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jun 1994 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Hungary Sandor Noszaly Czech Republic Daniel Fiala
Czech Republic Jan Kode? Jr.
6-7, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 1-1 Jul 1995 Ulm, Germany Challenger Clay Hungary Gabor Koves Argentina Pablo Albano
Netherlands Tom Kempers
7-6, 4-6, 4-6

Performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R Q1 0 / 7 5-7 42%
French Open A A A Q2 A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R Q3 0 / 6 2-6 25%
Wimbledon Q1 A Q1 2R A 1R A 1R 2R 1R A A 0 / 5 2-5 29%
US Open A A A 2R A 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 6 2-6 25%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-1 0-4 0-3 2-3 1-4 3-4 2-3 0-0 0 / 24 11-24 31%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Miami A A A A A 1R A A A 2R A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Monte Carlo A A A 1R A A 1R 1R 3R SF 1R A 0 / 6 6-6 50%
Rome A A Q2 3R Q3 A QF 3R Q1 1R Q1 A 0 / 4 7-4 64%
Hamburg A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R A A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Canada A A A A A A A A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Stuttgart A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-1 3-3 3-3 2-2 5-8 0-1 0-0 0 / 20 15-20 43%


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