Noam Behr
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Noam Behr

Noam Behr
Country (sports) Israel
ResidenceTel Aviv, Israel
Born (1975-10-13) 13 October 1975 (age 46)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1994
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$296,906
Singles
Career record6-14
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 2 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 127 (8 October 2001)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (1996)
French OpenQ3 (1998)
WimbledonQ1 (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
US Open1R (1998)
Doubles
Career record8-20
Career titles0
14 Challenger, 2 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 109 (11 October 1999)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2000)
French Open1R (2001)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001)
US Open1R (2001)
Last updated on: 12 May 2022.

Noam Behr (Hebrew: ? ; born 13 October 1975) is an Israeli professional tennis player who turned pro in 1994.

His career-high singles ranking was No. 127 (October 2001), and his career-high doubles ranking was No. 109 (October 1999).

Tennis career

Most of Behr's success was on the Challenger and Futures level, but he often participated in qualifying tournaments of major ATP events.[1]

In 1992, he reached the finals of the US Open boys' singles, losing 7-5, 6-2 to Brian Dunn of the United States. He and Yshai Oliel, who reached the boys' singles final at the 2017 Australian Open, are the only two Israelis to have reached the finals in a boys' Grand Slam event.[2]

In October 1995, he upset world No. 97 Jeff Tarango in Tel Aviv, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. In October 1998 he and Eyal Ran won in Uzbekistan. In December 1998 and February and April 1999, he and Ran won in Mumbai, Calcutta, and New Delhi, India. In October, he and Ran won in Tel Aviv, and he and Andrei Stoliarov won in Uzbekistan.

In July 2000, he and partner Eyal Erlich won in Istanbul, Turkey. In October 2000 in Germany, he defeated world No. 66 Martin Damm, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. That same month he and partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan won in Nevers, France. In July 2001 in Toronto, he beat world No. 53 David Prinosil, 6-1, 7-6(2). In September in Shanghai, he beat world No. 80 Andrew Ilie 7-5, 6-4. In January 2001, he and Andy Ram won in Aventura, Florida. In March, he and Noam Okun won in Kyoto, Japan, and in Hamilton, New Zealand.

In April 2002, he and Ota Fukárek won the doubles in Leon, Mexico. In July 2002, he and partner Michael Joyce won a tournament in Quebec, Canada. He was eliminated in qualifiers at the 2002 U.S. Open.

Behr is now the coach of Ram and Erhlich.

Davis Cup

Behr was 6-7 in Davis Cup play for Israel from 1995 to 2001.[3]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1992 US Open Hard United States Brian Dunn 5-7, 2-6

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

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 (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 1996 Tel Aviv, Israel World Series Hard Israel Eyal Erlich South Africa Marcos Ondruska
South Africa Grant Stafford
3-6, 2-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 10 (3-7)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1-4)
ITF Futures (2-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-5)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1996 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard France Stephane Simian 6-7, 6-7
Loss 0-2 Mar 1998 Israel F1, Jaffa Futures Hard Israel Harel Levy 3-6, 2-6
Win 1-2 Mar 1999 Israel F2, Ashkelon Futures Hard Israel Oren Motevassel 6-3, 7-6
Loss 1-3 Jun 2000 USA F14, Tampa Futures Clay France Cedric Kauffmann 3-6, 3-6
Loss 1-4 Oct 2000 France F20, Nevers Futures Hard France Jerome Haehnel 7-6(11-9), 5-7, 3-6
Win 2-4 Oct 2000 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Belarus Alexander Shvets 4-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-0
Win 3-4 Jul 2001 Turkey F2, Istanbul Futures Hard Uzbekistan Dmitriy Tomashevich 6-4, 6-2
Loss 3-5 Aug 2001 Binghamton, United States Challenger Hard France Cedric Kauffmann 5-7, 1-6
Loss 3-6 Jul 2002 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard United States Brian Vahaly 6-2, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 3-7 Mar 2003 Kyoto, Japan Challenger Carpet Czech Republic Michal Tabara 2-6, 2-6

Doubles: 38 (16-22)

Legend
ATP Challenger (14-16)
ITF Futures (2-6)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 1995 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Hard Israel Lior Mor France Jean-Philippe Fleurian
Venezuela Nicolas Pereira
6-7, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Sep 1995 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Israel Eyal Ran United States Brian Dunn
Hungary Attila Savolt
3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-3 May 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Ran South Africa Neville Godwin
India Leander Paes
6-7, 5-7
Loss 0-4 Jul 1997 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Switzerland Filippo Veglio United Kingdom Mark Petchey
United Kingdom Danny Sapsford
3-6, 7-6, 6-7
Win 1-4 May 1998 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Erlich South Africa Neville Godwin
South Africa David Nainkin
walkover
Win 2-4 Oct 1998 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Israel Eyal Ran Russia Andrey Merinov
Russia Andrei Stoliarov
1-6, 6-4, 7-6
Loss 2-5 Dec 1998 Ahmedabad, India Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Ran Israel Noam Okun
Israel Nir Welgreen
6-3, 0-6, 4-6
Win 3-5 Jan 1999 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Ran India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Gaurav Natekar
6-2, 7-6
Win 4-5 Feb 1999 Calcutta, India Challenger Grass Israel Eyal Ran United Kingdom Barry Cowan
South Africa Wesley Whitehouse
6-4, 6-7, 6-2
Win 5-5 Apr 1999 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Ran United Kingdom Barry Cowan
South Africa Wesley Whitehouse
6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Loss 5-6 May 1999 Espinho, Portugal Challenger Clay Israel Eyal Ran Spain Joan Balcells
Argentina Gaston Etlis
3-6, 2-6
Loss 5-7 Jul 1999 Córdoba, Spain Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Ran Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Japan Satoshi Iwabuchi
3-6, 2-6
Win 6-7 Oct 1999 Tel Aviv, Israel Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Ran Israel Amir Hadad
Australia Andrew Ilie
6-3, 6-2
Win 7-7 Oct 1999 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Russia Andrei Stoliarov Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Belgium Kris Goossens
6-7, 6-3, 6-1
Loss 7-8 May 2000 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Ran South Africa Kevin Ullyett
South Africa Neville Godwin
6-7(4-7), 6-7(3-7)
Loss 7-9 Jun 2000 Denver, United States Challenger Hard Israel Andy Ram Israel Lior Mor
Israel Jonathan Erlich
4-6, 7-5, 2-6
Loss 7-10 Jul 2000 Bristol, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Israel Eyal Erlich Australia Jordan Kerr
South Africa Damien Roberts
3-6, 6-1, 3-6
Win 8-10 Jul 2000 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Erlich Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Uzbekistan Vadim Kutsenko
6-7(5-7), 6-3, 6-3
Loss 8-11 Oct 2000 France F19, Plaisir Futures Hard Pakistan Aisam Qureshi France Julien Benneteau
France Nicolas Mahut
3-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 9-11 Oct 2000 France F20, Nevers Futures Hard Pakistan Aisam Qureshi Canada David Abelson
Czech Republic Martin ?t?pánek
6-2, 6-1
Loss 9-12 Oct 2000 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Pakistan Aisam Qureshi Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Uzbekistan Vadim Kutsenko
4-6, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 9-13 Dec 2000 Urbana, United States Challenger Hard United States Michael Russell United States Taylor Dent
United States Mardy Fish
walkover
Win 10-13 Jan 2001 USA F2, Delray Beach Futures Hard Israel Andy Ram Slovenia Andrej Kracman
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6-4, 6-7(4-7), 7-6(7-4)
Loss 10-14 Jan 2001 USA F3, Hallandale Beach Futures Hard Italy Giorgio Galimberti Canada Frederic Niemeyer
Canada Jocelyn Robichaud
6-7(4-7), 3-6
Loss 10-15 Feb 2001 Andrézieux, France Challenger Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich France Julien Benneteau
France Nicolas Mahut
3-6, 3-6
Win 11-15 Mar 2001 Kyoto, Japan Challenger Carpet Israel Noam Okun United States Kelly Gullett
United States Brandon Hawk
6-3, 7-5
Win 12-15 Mar 2001 Hamilton, New Zealand Challenger Hard Israel Noam Okun Italy Filippo Messori
Finland Tuomas Ketola
7-6(7-4), 6-4
Loss 12-16 May 2001 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard Israel Noam Okun Israel Jonathan Erlich
France Michael Llodra
5-7, 6-4, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 12-17 May 2001 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Israel Andy Ram Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinsky
Czech Republic Michal Navratil
3-6, 1-6
Win 13-17 Mar 2002 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich France Julien Benneteau
France Lionel Roux
walkover
Win 14-17 Apr 2002 León, Mexico Challenger Hard Czech Republic Ota Fukarek Switzerland Yves Allegro
Germany Alexander Waske
7-6(8-6), 6-3
Win 15-17 Jul 2002 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard United States Michael Joyce France Thomas Dupre
Canada Simon Larose
6-0, 6-3
Loss 15-18 Sep 2002 Istanbul, Turkey Challenger Hard Czech Republic Tomas Zib North Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6-4, 4-6, 2-6
Win 16-18 Aug 2003 Graz, Austria Challenger Hard Czech Republic Ota Fukarek Germany Karsten Braasch
Sweden Johan Landsberg
6-3, 6-2
Loss 16-19 Nov 2010 Israel F4, Ramat Hasharon Futures Hard Israel Tal Eros Germany Kevin Krawietz
Russia Sergei Krotiouk
6-2, 4-6, [5-10]
Loss 16-20 Jun 2011 Israel F6, Ashkelon Futures Hard Israel Igor Smilansky Republic of Ireland James Cluskey
United States John-Paul Fruttero
3-6, 0-6
Loss 16-21 May 2012 Israel F8, Ramat Hasharon Futures Hard Israel Noam Okun Chinese Taipei Chen Ti
Australia Marcus Daniell
6-7(1-7), ret.
Loss 16-22 May 2014 Israel F8, Ashkelon Futures Hard Israel Edan Bakshi Slovenia Tom Kocevar-Desman
Germany Timon Reichelt
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 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q3 A A A Q2 A Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
French Open A A Q3 Q1 A Q2 Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon Q1 Q1 A A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
US Open Q1 A 1R Q1 Q2 Q2 Q2 A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 0-1 0%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Canada A A A A A 2R Q2 A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 / 1 1-1 50%


See also

References

  1. ^ "Noam Behr". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. 8 July 2004. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Israeli teen Oliel comes up short in boys' tennis final".
  3. ^ "Player - Profile". Davis Cup. Retrieved 2011.

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