Danny Saltz

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Danny Saltz
Country United States United States
Residence Newport Beach, California
Born (1961-07-30) July 30, 1961 (age 53)
Chicago
Height 6'4" (193 cm)
Turned pro 1983
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 17-20
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 122 (July 16, 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1987)
US Open 1R (1981, 1984)
Doubles
Career record 13-24
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 128 (August 20, 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1984)
US Open 1R (1984)

Danny Saltz (born July 30, 1961) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.[1]

Career[edit]

Saltz played collegiate tennis for the University of California, Los Angeles.[2]

His first Grand Slam appearance was at the 1981 US Open, where he lost in a straight sets loss to Bruce Manson, in a match which lasted just 20 games.[2] He fared better when he returned to the US Open in 1984, claiming the first two sets against Todd Nelson, but he was unable to win the match.[2] The American also lost in the opening round of the 1984 Australian Open, to Eddie Edwards of South Africa.[2] He managed to register a win at the 1987 Australian Open, beating Patrik Kühnen.[3] In the second round he faced world number one Ivan Lendl and lost in four sets.[2]

At Auckland in 1984, Saltz became the eighth player to win a Grand Prix tournament as a qualifier when he defeated Chip Hooper in the Heineken Open final.[2] He was a semi-finalist at the same event the following year.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1984 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Chip Hooper 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4

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