Karim Alami

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Karim Alami
Alami.jpg
Country  Morocco
Residence Doha, Qatar
Born (1973-05-24) May 24, 1973 (age 41)
Casablanca, Morocco
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2002
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,087,596
Singles
Career record 156–186
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 25 (February 21, 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1998, 2000)
French Open 3R (2001)
Wimbledon 2R (1994, 1999)
US Open 2R (1994, 2000)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games QF (2000)
Doubles
Career record 49–54
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 130 (August 17, 1998)
Last updated on: April 24, 2012.

Karim Alami (Arabic: كريم علمي‎) (born May 24, 1973 in Casablanca) is a tennis player from Morocco, who turned professional in 1990. He 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. The right-hander won two career titles in singles, both in 1996 (Atlanta and Palermo). He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on February 21, 2000, when he became World No. 25. Very impressively, 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, Qatar. He also works as a tennis commentator for the most popular Arabic sports channel Al Jazeera Sports.

Singles finals[edit]

Wins (2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. April 29, 1996 Atlanta, United States Clay Sweden Nicklas Kulti 6–3, 6–4
2. September 23, 1996 Palermo, Italy Clay Romania Adrian Voinea 7–5, 2–1, retired

Runners-up (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. March 14, 1994 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Italy Renzo Furlan 6–2, 6–2
2. June 8, 1998 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Julián Alonso 6–1, 6–4
3. April 12, 1999 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Félix Mantilla 7–62, 6–3, 6–3
4. September 27, 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay Spain Alberto Martín 6–2, 6–3

Doubles titles[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. September 8, 1997 Marbella, Spain Clay Spain Julián Alonso Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Jordi Burillo
4–6, 6–3, 6–0

Runners-up (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. June 17, 1996 Bologna, Italy Clay Hungary Gábor Köves South Africa Brent Haygarth
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–1, 6–4
2. March 24, 1997 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Morocco Hicham Arazi Portugal João Cunha e Silva
Portugal Nuno Marques
7–6, 6–2
3. October 27, 1997 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Maurice Ruah Argentina Luis Lobo
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
6–1, 6–3

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