Robert Seguso

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Robert Seguso
Country  United States
Residence Boca Raton, Florida
Born (1963-05-01) May 1, 1963 (age 50)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.90 m)[1]
Turned pro 1983
Retired 1999
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,888,353
Singles
Career record 88–92
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 22 (March 9, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1987)
French Open 3R (1986)
Wimbledon 4R (1985)
US Open 2R (1983, 1986, 1988)
Doubles
Career record 361–151
Career titles 29
Highest ranking No. 1 (September 9, 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1987)
French Open W (1987)
Wimbledon W (1987, 1988)
US Open W (1985)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (1987, 1991)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (1988)
Last updated on: December 1, 2012.
Olympic medal record
Men's Tennis
Gold 1988 Seoul Doubles

Robert Arthur Seguso (born May 1, 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won 4 Grand Slam men's doubles titles (2 Wimbledon, 1 French Open and 1 US Open). He also won the men's doubles Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, partnering Ken Flach. Seguso reached the World No. 1 doubles ranking in 1985. He won a total of 29 career doubles titles between 1984 and 1991 .

Seguso played doubles with Flach on the US Davis Cup team from 1985–91, compiling an 10–2 record. He was also a member of the US team which won the World Team Cup in 1985.

Prior to turning professional, Seguso played tennis for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where he was an NCAA Division II singles finalist in 1982 and Division I doubles finalist in 1983.

Seguso married the Canadian tennis player Carling Bassett in 1987. The couple have five children – sons Holden John (born in 1988) and Ridley Jack (1991), and daughters Carling Junior (1992), Lennon Shy and Theodora.

Grand Slam men's doubles finals (6)[edit]

Wins (4)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winner 1985 U.S. Open United States Ken Flach France Henri Leconte
France Yannick Noah
6–7, 7–6, 7–6, 6–0
Winner 1987 French Open Sweden Anders Järryd France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
6–7, 6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1987 Wimbledon United States Ken Flach Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1987 U.S. Open United States Ken Flach Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–7, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–7
Winner 1988 Wimbledon (2) United States Ken Flach Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 1989 U.S. Open (2) United States Ken Flach United States John McEnroe
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6

Doubles titles (29)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (4–2)
Olympic Gold (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (1–2)
ATP Masters Series (1–1)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP Tour (21–14)
Titles by Surface
Hard (12–13)
Clay (7–1)
Grass (4–1)
Carpet (6–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. December 12, 1983 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States Ken Flach Australia Wally Masur
Australia Kim Warwick
6–7, 4–6
Winner 1. June 11, 1984 Rome, Italy Clay United States Ken Flach Australia John Alexander
United States Mike Leach
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. July 16, 1984 Newport, United States Grass United States Ken Flach Australia David Graham
Australia Laurie Warder
4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. July 23, 1984 Boston, United States Clay United States Ken Flach United States Gary Donnelly
Puerto Rico Ernie Fernandez
6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. August 13, 1984 Indianapolis, United States Clay United States Ken Flach Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7–6, 7–5
Winner 4. September 17, 1984 Los Angeles, United States Hard United States Ken Flach Poland Wojtek Fibak
United States Sandy Mayer
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. October 29, 1984 Hong Kong Hard United States Ken Flach Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 6. November 6, 1984 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet United States Ken Flach United States Drew Gitlin
United States Hank Pfister
6–1, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 7. January 6, 1985 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet United States Ken Flach Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 3. February 25, 1985 La Quinta, United States Hard United States Ken Flach Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 8. April 1, 1985 Fort Myers, United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Sammy Giammalva Jr.
United States David Pate
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. April 8, 1985 Chicago, United States Carpet United States Ken Flach United States Johan Kriek
France Yannick Noah
6–3, 6–4, 5–7, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 9. May 13, 1985 Forest Hills, United States Clay United States Ken Flach Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil Ivan Kley
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 5. May 20, 1985 Rome, Italy Clay United States Ken Flach Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Mats Wilander
6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 10. June 17, 1985 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Ken Flach Australia Pat Cash
Australia John Fitzgerald
3–6, 6–3, 16–14
Winner 11. July 29, 1985 Indianapolis, United States Clay United States Ken Flach Czechoslovakia Pavel Složil
Australia Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. August 12, 1985 Stratton Mountain, United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
6–3, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 12. August 19, 1985 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Ken Flach Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
5–7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 13. September 9, 1985 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Ken Flach France Henri Leconte
France Yannick Noah
6–7, 7–6, 7–6, 6–0
Winner 14. October 28, 1985 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet United States Ken Flach United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 15. February 10, 1986 Memphis, United States Carpet United States Ken Flach France Guy Forget
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 16. March 31, 1986 Chicago, United States Carpet United States Ken Flach South Africa Eddie Edwards
Paraguay Francisco González
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 7. March 9, 1987 Miami, United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Paul Annacone
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
2–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 17. June 8, 1987 French Open, Paris Clay Sweden Anders Järryd France Guy Forget
France Yannick Noah
6–7, 6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 18. July 6, 1987 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Ken Flach Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. July 20, 1987 Livingston, New Jersey, United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Gary Donnelly
United States Greg Holmes
6–7, 3–6
Winner 19. August 24, 1987 Cincinnati, United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Steve Denton
Australia John Fitzgerald
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 9. September 14, 1987 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Ken Flach Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–7, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 10. October 19, 1987 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) West Germany Boris Becker Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Kratzmann
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. November 16, 1987 Wembley, England Carpet United States Ken Flach Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. December 13, 1987 Masters Doubles, London Carpet United States Ken Flach Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 5–7, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. March 28, 1988 Miami, United States Hard United States Ken Flach Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–7, 1–6, 5–7
Winner 20. June 13, 1988 London/Queen's Club, England Grass United States Ken Flach South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–2, 7–6
Winner 21. July 4, 1988 Wimbledon, London Grass United States Ken Flach Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 14. August 2, 1988 Indianapolis, United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
4–6, 3–6
Winner 22. August 15, 1988 Toronto, Canada Hard United States Ken Flach United Kingdom Andrew Castle
United States Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–3
Winner 23. September 26, 1988 Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Ken Flach Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 9–7
Winner 24. November 14, 1988 Wembley, England Carpet United States Ken Flach United States Martin Davis
Australia Brad Drewett
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 15. November 21, 1988 Detroit, United States Carpet United States Ken Flach United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
4–6, 1–6
Winner 25. April 24, 1989 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Ken Flach United States Kevin Curren
United States David Pate
7–6, 7–6
Winner 26. August 21, 1989 Cincinnati, United States Hard United States Ken Flach South Africa Pieter Aldrich
South Africa Danie Visser
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 16. September 11, 1989 U.S. Open, New York Hard United States Ken Flach United States John McEnroe
Australia Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. October 9, 1989 Orlando, United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Scott Davis
United States Tim Pawsat
5–7, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 18. March 25, 1991 Miami, United States Hard United States Ken Flach South Africa Wayne Ferreira
South Africa Piet Norval
7–5, 6–7, 2–6
Winner 27. May 6, 1991 Tampa, United States Clay United States Ken Flach United States David Pate
United States Richey Reneberg
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 19. July 22, 1991 Washington, D.C., United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
4–6, 2–6
Winner 28. August 12, 1991 Cincinnati, United States Hard United States Ken Flach Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
6–7, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 29. August 19, 1991 Indianapolis, United States Hard United States Ken Flach United States Kent Kinnear
United States Sven Salumaa
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 20. November 24, 1991 Doubles Championships, Johannesburg Hard (i) United States Ken Flach Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
4–6, 4–6, 6–2, 4–6

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open 3R 2R A NH SF A A A A A A A A A 0 / 3 8–3
French Open A 1R QF QF W QF A 2R 2R A A A 1R A 1 / 8 17–7
Wimbledon A 3R 1R QF W W SF QF 3R 1R A A 1R A 2 / 10 26–8
U.S. Open 3R 2R W A F SF F 3R SF A A A A A 1 / 8 29–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 2 2 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 4 4 / 29 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 4–2 3–4 9–2 6–2 20–2 13–2 9–2 6–2 7–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 N/A 80–24
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
A 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Miami A F 2R A 1R A A 0 / 3 5–3
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada 1R SF 1R A A A A 0 / 3 3–3
Cincinnati 2R W A A A A A 1 / 2 6–1
Stuttgart (Stockholm) A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris A SF A A A A A 0 / 1 2–1
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 3 1 / 6 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 12 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 1–2 16–5 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 N/A 17–11
Year End Ranking 71 16 1 16 1 2 8 95 6 905 445 1170 507 1259 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATPtennis.com - Players - Profiles - Profile

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