Christer Allgårdh

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Christer Allgårdh
Country (sports) Sweden Sweden
Residence Västerås, Sweden
Born (1967-02-20) 20 February 1967 (age 50)
Borås, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1983
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $231,280
Career record 14–24
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 101 (3 October 1988)
Career record 30–39
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 91 (19 July 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1993)
Wimbledon 1R (1993)

Christer Allgårdh (born 20 February 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Sweden.


Allgårdh won the doubles event at the 1982 Junior Orange Bowl, with Bruno Orešar of Yugoslavia. Back home in Sweden he was a national junior champion in 1979, 1981 and 1985.[1]

On the ATP Tour, Allgårdh was most prominent as a doubles player and won a tournament in his first ever Grand Prix appearance, at Bari in 1987. He won his second title in 1992, teaming up with Carl Limberger in the Guarujá Open. The Swede was also a finalist in two other events, but was unable to add any more titles.

As a singles player he had his best result in the 1988 Athens Open, where he reached the semi-finals.

He took part in the main draw of two Grand Slams during his career, both in 1993 and in doubles. At the French Open that year, Allgardh played beside Sander Groen and they lost in the opening round. Although he also failed to get past the first round in the 1993 Wimbledon Championships, this time partnering Maurice Ruah, the pair were able to push third seeds Patrick McEnroe and Jonathan Stark to five sets, eventually losing 8–10 in the decider.[2]

Grand Prix/ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (2–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1987 Bari, Italy Clay Sweden Ulf Stenlund Argentina Roberto Azar
Argentina Marcelo Ingaramo
6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 1992 Guarujá, Brazil Hard Australia Carl Limberger Uruguay Diego Pérez
Spain Francisco Roig
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1992 Sao Paulo, Brazil Hard Australia Carl Limberger Uruguay Diego Pérez
Spain Francisco Roig
2–6, 6–7
Runner-up 4. 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay United States Brian Devening United States Mike Bauer
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–7, 4–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1990 Pescara, Italy Clay Spain German Lopez 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: (7)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1986 Bergen, Norway Clay Israel Gilad Bloom Switzerland Stephan Medem
West Germany Harald Rittersbacher
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
2. 1988 Marrakech, Morocco Clay Sweden Conny Falk United States Lawson Duncan
West Germany Hans Schwaier
6–3, 6–2
3. 1988 San Marino, San Marino Clay Czechoslovakia Josef Čihák Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva
Sweden Jörgen Windahl
6–4, 6–2
4. 1992 Santiago, Chile Clay Netherlands Jacco Van Duyn Argentina Luis Lobo
Argentina Martin Stringari
4–6, 7–6, 7–5
5. 1992 Sevilla, Spain Clay Sweden Tomas Nydahl Chile Sergio Cortes
Brazil Cesar Kist
6–3, 6–2
6. 1992 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil Clay Venezuela Maurice Ruah South Africa Lan Bale
South Africa Brendan Curry
2–6, 7–5, 6–4
7. 1993 Eisenach, Germany Clay Ukraine Dimitri Poliakov Georgia (country) Vladimir Gabrichidze
Russia Andrei Merinov
6–7, 6–4, 6–4