Paul Rosner

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Paul Rosner
Country South Africa South Africa
Residence Birmingham,
United States
Born 11 December 1972
Height 6'4" (193 cm)
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $232,555
Career record 42–68
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 62 (19 October 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)
French Open 1R (1998, 1999, 2002)
Wimbledon 3R (1998)
US Open 1R (1998, 2002)

Paul Rosner (born 11 December 1972) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.


From 1991 to 1995, Rosner competed in the United States, playing for University of Alabama at Birmingham in NCAA Men's Tennis Championship. He was an All-American on three occasions.[1]

A doubles specialist, Rosner won 11 men's tournaments on the ATP Challenger Tour. He won one ATP World Tour title, at Bologna, Italy in 1998, with American Brandon Coupe.[2]

Rosner entered into the Men's Doubles draw of 13 Grand Slams but only twice made it past the first round. The first time was in the 1998 Wimbledon Championships, when he and partner David DiLucia reached the second round, by defeating Nicolas Lapentti and Javier Sánchez in four sets. In the 1999 Wimbledon Championships he went further, this time partnering countryman Chris Haggard. The pair made the round of 16, after two straight sets victories, but then fell to Ellis Ferreira and Rick Leach.[3]

After he left the tour he became head coach of the tennis program at Birmingham–Southern College.

In 2011, he left Birmingham-Southern to become the Mountain Brook Country Club head tennis director.

ATP Career Finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1998 Italy Bologna, Italy Clay United States Brandon Coupe Italy Giorgio Galimberti
Italy Massimo Valeri
7–6, 6–3

Challenger Titles[edit]

Doubles: (11)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1996 Netherlands Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay United States Brandon Coupe Netherlands Martijn Bok
Netherlands Dennis van Scheppingen
6–1, 3–6, 6–0
2. 1997 Germany Fürth, Germany Clay United States Brandon Coupe Germany Martin Sinner
Netherlands Joost Winnink
7–5, 6–3
3. 1997 Germany Braunschweig, Germany Clay United States Brandon Coupe Serbia and Montenegro Nebojsa Djordjevic
Mexico Oscar Ortiz
6–4, 6–3
4. 1998 Hungary Budapest, Hungary Clay South Africa Chris Haggard Argentina Diego del Rio
Australia Grant Silcock
6–4, 6–2
5. 2000 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia Hard Australia Paul Hanley Israel Jonathan Erlich
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
6–4, 6–4
6. 2001 Romania Bucharest, Romania Clay The Bahamas Mark Merklein Romania Ionuț Moldovan
Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin
6–4, 6–4
7. 2001 United States Houston, United States Hard South Africa Jeff Coetzee South Africa Justin Bower
South Africa Shaun Rudman
7–6(2), 6–4
8. 2001 United States Tyler, United States Hard Australia Stephen Huss United States Mardy Fish
United States Jeff Morrison
6–4, 6–2
9. 2002 Germany Hamburg, Germany Carpet The Bahamas Mark Merklein South Africa Wesley Moodie
South Africa Shaun Rudman
6–3, 6–4
10. 2002 United States Calabasas, United States Hard United States Glenn Weiner United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Paul Goldstein
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(4)
11. 2002 Spain Córdoba, Spain Hard Czech Republic Ota Fukarek Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Serbia Dušan Vemić
7–6(7), 6–4