Paul Rosner

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Paul Rosner
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
United States
Born (1972-12-11) 11 December 1972 (age 50)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1996
Prize money$232,555
Career record42–68
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 62 (19 October 1998)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)
French Open1R (1998, 1999, 2002)
Wimbledon3R (1998)
US Open1R (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 Nicolás 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 Club head tennis director.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 1998 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 Score
1. 1996 Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay United States Brandon Coupe Netherlands Martijn Bok
Netherlands Dennis van Scheppingen
6–1, 3–6, 6–0
2. 1997 Fürth, Germany Clay United States Brandon Coupe Germany Martin Sinner
Netherlands Joost Winnink
7–5, 6–3
3. 1997 Braunschweig, Germany Clay United States Brandon Coupe Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nebojsa Djordjevic
Mexico Óscar Ortiz
6–4, 6–3
4. 1998 Budapest, Hungary Clay South Africa Chris Haggard Argentina Diego del Río
Australia Grant Silcock
6–4, 6–2
5. 2000 Bratislava, Slovakia Hard Australia Paul Hanley Israel Jonathan Erlich
North Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
6–4, 6–4
6. 2001 Bucharest, Romania Clay The Bahamas Mark Merklein Romania Ionuț Moldovan
Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin
6–4, 6–4
7. 2001 Houston, United States Hard South Africa Jeff Coetzee South Africa Justin Bower
South Africa Shaun Rudman
7–6(7–2), 6–4
8. 2001 Tyler, United States Hard Australia Stephen Huss United States Mardy Fish
United States Jeff Morrison
6–4, 6–2
9. 2002 Hamburg, Germany Carpet The Bahamas Mark Merklein South Africa Wesley Moodie
South Africa Shaun Rudman
6–3, 6–4
10. 2002 Calabasas, United States Hard United States Glenn Weiner United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Paul Goldstein
6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
11. 2002 Córdoba, Spain Hard Czech Republic Ota Fukárek Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dušan Vemić
7–6(9–7), 6–4


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