Shahar Perkiss
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Shahar Perkiss

Shahar Perkiss
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Country (sports) Israel
Born (1962-10-14) 14 October 1962 (age 58)
Haifa, Israel
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$206,224
Singles
Career record49-55
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 53 (5 March 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1984, 1985)
French Open1R (1986)
Wimbledon2R (1984)
US Open3R (1984)
Doubles
Career record41-46
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 54 (11 November 1985)

Shahar Perkiss (born 14 October 1962) is an Israeli right-handed former professional tennis player. He reached his best singles ranking of world # 53 in March 1985. He peaked at world # 54 in the doubles rankings in November 1985.

Early life

Perkiss was born in Haifa, Israel, and is Jewish.[1]

Tennis career

A year after first picking up a tennis racket, Perkiss ranked No. 1 in Israel in the age 10 and under ranks.[2] Perkiss trained at Israel Tennis Centers.[3][4]

He reached his highest singles ATP ranking on 4 March 1985, when he became the # 53 player in the world.

In 1982 in Houston he reeled off three upsets in a row, beating world No. 27 Ramesh Krishnan, No. 37 Terry Moor, and No. 36 Mark Dickson. In August 1984 he defeated world No. 9 Aaron Krickstein in straight sets in Cincinnati.[5][6] In 1986 he beat world # 10 Thierry Tulasne of France, 6-7, 6-2 6-4, in Kitzbuhel, Austria. In 1987, he and Gilad Bloom won the ATP doubles title in Tel Aviv.[1][7]

Davis Cup

He played 31 Davis Cup matches for Israel between 1981 and 1992, winning 18 of them, including 11 of 13 on hard courts.[8][9][10][11][12]

Olympics

He represented Israel as a qualifier at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. There, he was defeated in the first round by Javier Frana from Argentina.[13]

Israel Tennis Association

In 2005, he became the CEO of the Israel Tennis Association.[14]

Career finals

Legend
Grand Slam
Tennis Masters Cup
ATP Masters Series
ATP Tour

Singles (1 runner-up)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 1984 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard United States Aaron Krickstein 4-6, 1-6

Doubles (1 title)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Oct 1987 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Israel Gilad Bloom Netherlands Huub van Boeckel
West Germany Wolfgang Popp
6-2, 6-4

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "The Palm Beach Post".
  3. ^ "ITC Champions". Archived from the original on 21 November 2008.
  4. ^ Hipsh, Rami (14 September 2010). "Out of one, many". Haaretz. Retrieved 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Miami Herald".
  6. ^ "Dallas News". 22 August 1984. Retrieved 2010.
  7. ^ Collins, Bud (17 July 2000). "Wessels Feasts On Knippschild". Retrieved 2010.
  8. ^ Lewis, Ori (14 September 2010). "A great sporting win in blue and white". Haaretz. Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ "Lexington Herald Leader".
  10. ^ "Canada clinches Davis Cup win against Brazil". 4 February 1990. Retrieved 2010.
  11. ^ "SWEDEN CLINCHES 1ST-ROUND WIN". 7 February 1988. Retrieved 2010.
  12. ^ "Davis Cup: Israel draws Serbia-Montenegro". Jerusalem Post. 30 September 2005. Archived from the original on 25 January 2013. Retrieved 2010.
  13. ^ "Shahar Perkiss Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com". 18 April 2020. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  14. ^ Sachs, Frankie (5 June 2005). "Obziler takes both Anda Open titles". Retrieved 2010.

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