Robert Trogolo

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Robert Trogolo
Country (sports) South Africa South Africa
Residence Austin, Texas
Born (1953-06-15) 15 June 1953 (age 63)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Plays Right-handed
Career record 9–14
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 126 (26 December 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 1R (1980)
US Open 3R (1979)
Career record 10–17
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (1980)
US Open 1R (1979, 1980)

Robert Trogolo (born 15 June 1953) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.[1]


Trogolo was recruited to play tennis for the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor in 1972.[2]

The South African reached the third round of the 1979 US Open, beating Rick Fisher and Jan Norbäck, before being eliminated by José Luis Clerc in four sets.[3] That year he won three Challenger doubles titles within the space of a month, with Sashi Menon as his partner.[3]

The pair competed together in both 1980 Wimbledon Championships and the 1980 US Open but were unable to progress past the first round in either.[3] In both of those tournaments he also took part in the singles.[3] He was defeated in the opening round of Wimbledon by Phil Dent but made the second round at the US Open, with a win over Fernando Maynetto.[3] That year he was also a singles quarter-finalist in the San Juan Open and doubles finalist in New Orleans, partnering Raymond Moore.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1980 New Orleans, United States Carpet United States Raymond Moore United States Terry Moor
United States Eliot Teltscher
6–7, 1–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1979 Green Bay United States Hard India Sashi Menon United States Tom Leonard
United States Jerry van Linge
7–5, 6–4
2. 1979 Concord United States Hard India Sashi Menon United States John Chris Lewis
United States Bruce Nichols
7–6(9–7), 6–4
3. 1979 San Diego United States Hard India Sashi Menon Australia Rod Frawley
New Zealand Russell Simpson
7–6, 6–1