Charles Beckman

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Charles Beckman
Country United States United States
Born (1965-03-01) March 1, 1965 (age 49)
Louisville, Kentucky
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Turned pro 1987
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $215,307
Singles
Career record 1-3
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 355 (July 25, 1988)
Doubles
Career record 70-107
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 48 (July 16, 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1991)
French Open 2R (1990, 1991)
Wimbledon 1R (1988, 1990, 1991, 1992)
US Open 3R (1989, 1991)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1990, 1992)
French Open 3R (1992)
Wimbledon 2R (1988)
US Open 2R (1990)

Charles Beckman (born March 1, 1965) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Career[edit]

A doubles specialist, Beckman went to the University of Texas and played collegiate tennis for four years.[2] He was a doubles All-American in three of those years and with regular partner Royce Deppe finished NCAA doubles runners-up in 1985, to Kelly Jones and Carlos di Laura.[3]

Beckman made Grand Slam appearances in the men's doubles 16 times and mixed doubles nine times.[2] He didn't miss a Grand Slam event from the 1989 US Open to the 1992 US Open.[2] The American made the third round at three Grand Slam tournaments, the 1989 US Open (with Shelby Cannon), the 1991 US Open (with Sven Salumaa) and the 1992 French Open (with Clare Wood).[2]

With Shelby Cannon, Beckman made the doubles final of the 1989 Player's Canadian Open, a Grand Prix Championship Series event.[2] The pair were defeated in the final by Kelly Evernden and Todd Witsken.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1989 Canada Montreal, Canada Hard United States Shelby Cannon New Zealand Kelly Evernden
United States Todd Witsken
3–6, 3–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (4)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1988 Austria Vienna, Austria Carpet United States Mark Basham Austria Thomas Muster
Austria Michael Oberleitner
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2. 1989 United States Raleigh, United States Clay United States Luke Jensen Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Belgium Denis Langaskens
7–5, 6–4
3. 1989 Brazil Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Hard United States Shelby Cannon Brazil Dacio Campos
Brazil Luiz Mattar
6–3, 6–2
4. 1989 Brazil Brasilia, Brazil Hard France Jean-Philippe Fleurian Argentina Javier Frana
Argentina Gustavo Luza
4–6, 6–3, 6–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  2. ^ a b c d e f ATP World Tour Profile
  3. ^ South Florida Sun, "Bezecny Loses To Roommate", May 27, 1985