Ismail El Shafei

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Ismail El Shafei
Country  Egypt
Residence Cairo, Egypt
Born (1947-11-15) November 15, 1947 (age 67)
Cairo, Egypt
Turned pro 1968 (amateur tour from 1964)
Retired March 1983
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 202–253 (Open era)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 34 (8 April 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1971)
French Open 3R (1969)
Wimbledon QF (1974)
US Open 4R (1974)
Doubles
Career record 232–216 (Open era)
Career titles 9
Highest ranking No. 26 (30 August 1977)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1978)
French Open 3R (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978)
Wimbledon QF (1981)
US Open 4R (1970)

Ismail El-Shafei (Arabic: إسماعيل الشافعي‎) (born 15 November 1947) is a former Head of the Egyptian Tennis Federation and a member of the International Tennis Federation. El Shafei is the only Egyptian player to make the Top 40 in Grand Prix/ATP ranking history. He had the distinction of being one of only four players to beat Björn Borg at Wimbledon, knocking him out in the third round in 1974 (the other three were John McEnroe, Roger Taylor and Arthur Ashe.)

El-Shafei won the 1964 Boys' Singles tournament at Wimbledon.

He is the son of Adli El Shafei and father of Adli El Shafei II.


Singles (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1974 Manila, Philippine Hard Tarek Nassif 7–6, 6–1

Doubles (9)[edit]

Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1974 St. Louis WCT, U.S. Clay Egypt Tamer Saba Egypt Cherif Mikhael, Australia Ross Case 7–6, 6–7, 7–6
1974 Christchurch, New Zealand N/A United States Roscoe Tanner Australia Syd Ball, Australia Ray Ruffels w/o
1974 Jakarta, Indonesia Hard United States Roscoe Tanner West Germany Jurgen Fassbender, West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann 7–5, 6–3
1976 ATP Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) New Zealand Brian Fairlie Australia Syd Ball, Australia Kim Warwick 7–5, 6–7, 7–6
1977 Newport, U.S. Grass New Zealand Brian Fairlie United States Tim Gullikson, United States Tom Gullikson 6–7, 6–3, 7–6
1978 Cairo, Egypt Clay New Zealand Brian Fairlie Argentina Lito Álvarez, United States George Hardie 6–3, 7–5, 6–2
1980 Cairo, Egypt Clay Netherlands Tom Okker France Christophe Freyss, France Bernard Fritz 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
1980 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell Australia Mark Edmondson, Australia Kim Warwick 6–4, 6–4
1981 Cairo, Egypt Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Italy Paolo Bertolucci, Italy Gianni Ocleppo 6–7, 6–3, 6–1

Grand Slam Success[edit]

Won Wimbledon Championship for Boys 1964 & was Runner Up in 1963

Tournament 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 Career SR Career W–L Career Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A 3R A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 2–2 33.33
French Open A 3R A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A A 0 / 7 4–7 36.36
Wimbledon 2R 1R 3R 1R A A QF 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 11 10–11 47.61
US Open A 3R 1R 1R A 3R 4R A 2R A A A A 0 / 6 8–6 53.33
Win–Loss 1–1 4–3 2–2 2–3 0–0 2–2 8–3 1–2 3–3 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–1 0 / 26 24–26 48.00

Davis Cup[edit]

El Shafei participated in 17 ties for Egypt, where he played 42 matches.

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