Freddie Sauer

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Freddie Sauer
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Born (1961-08-02) 2 August 1961 (age 55)
South Africa
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $80,690
Career record 24–31
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 134 (3 Jan 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 1R (1982, 1983)
Wimbledon 1R (1982)
US Open 2R (1982)
Career record 16–28
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 79 (3 Jan 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (1982)
Wimbledon 2R (1982)
US Open 1R (1982)

Freddie Sauer (born 2 August 1961) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.[1]


Sauer had his breakthrough year in 1982, when he was a quarter-finalist at Caracas, Cologne, Dortmund and Stowe.[2] He defeated top seed Johan Kriek in his run to the Stowe quarter-finals.[3] Also that year, Sauer had his only win in a Grand Slam tournament, beating John Letts in the US Open.[2] In the second round he was beaten by Jaime Fillol in a close match, that was decided in a fifth set tiebreak.[2]

On the doubles circuit, Sauer had his best performances partnering countryman Schalk van der Merwe.[2] The pair were runners-up at Boston in 1982 and in the same year reached the second round at the French Open and Wimbledon Championships.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1982 Boston, United States Clay South Africa Schalk van der Merwe United States Steve Meister
United States Craig Wittus
2–6, 3–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1982 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard South Africa Schalk van der Merwe South Africa Tian Viljoen
South Africa Danie Visser
6–2, 6–1