Roberto Azar

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Roberto Azar
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires
Born 21 March 1966
Lincoln, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1984
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $441,303
Career record 48-90
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 81 (11 June 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1990)
Wimbledon 1R (1992, 1993)
US Open 1R (1990, 1991)

Roberto Azar (born 21 March 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.


Azar was runner-up of the San Marino Open in 1989. He also reached the semi-finals at the Bologna Outdoor tournament that season, beating world 27 Ronald Agenor in quarter-finals. He finished runner-up in the

In 1990 he made quarter-finals in Casablanca and then put together the best performance of his career up to that date by reaching the round of 16 in the ATP German Open, one of the tours most prestigious events. He defeated 11th seed and world number 18 Carl-Uwe Steeb in the second round. Another solid effort in Umag saw him make the quarter-finals and he entered the 1990 French Open as a qualifier, but had entered the top 100 for the first time. In what was his first ever Grand Slam, Azar defeated American Lawson Duncan and Czech Martin Střelba, before losing to Jonas Svensson in the third round. He also made the semi-finals of the Sanremo Open, later that year.[1]

He was a quarter-finalist at Genoa and a semi-finalist at San Marino in 1991. The following year he won his only other Grand Slam match, French Open against Henrik Holm. In 1993 made the quarter-finals at Atlanta.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1989 San Marino Clay Spain José Francisco Altur 7–6, 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1987 Bari, Italy Clay Argentina Marcelo Ingaramo Sweden Christer Allgardh
Sweden Ulf Stenlund
3–6, 3–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1992 Reggio Calabria, Italy Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 6–4, 6–2