Shahar Perkiss

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Shahar Perkiss
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Country (sports)  Israel
Born (1962-10-14)October 14, 1962
Haifa, Israel
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $206,224
Singles
Career record 47–55
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 53 (5 March 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1984, 1985)
French Open 1R (1986)
Wimbledon 2R (1984)
US Open 3R (1984)
Doubles
Career record 39–46
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 54 (11 November 1985)

Shahar Perkiss (born October 14, 1962) is an Israeli right-handed former professional tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

A year after first picking up a tennis racket, Perkiss ranked # 1 in Israel in the age 10 and under ranks.[1]

He reached his highest singles ATP ranking on March 4, 1985, when he became the # 53 in the world.

In 1982 in Houston he reeled off three upsets in a row, beating world # 27 Ramesh Krishnan, 6–4, 3–6, 6–2, # 37 Terry Moor, 6–7, 6–4, 6–4, and # 36 Mark Dickson, 7–6, 6–0. In August 1984 he defeated world # 9 Aaron Krickstein, 7–6, 6–1, in Cincinnati.[2][3] In 1986 he beat world # 10 Thierry Tulasne of France, 6–7, 6–2 6–4, in Kitzbuhel, Austria. In 1987, he and Gilad Bloom won the ATP doubles title in Tel Aviv.[4][5]

Davis Cup[edit]

He played 31 Davis Cup matches for Israel between 1981 and 1992, winning 18 of them, including 11 of 13 on hard courts.[6][7][8][9][10]

Olympics[edit]

He represented Israel as a qualifier at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. There, he was defeated in the first round by Javier Frana from Argentina.

Israel Tennis Association[edit]

In 2005, he became the CEO of the Israel Tennis Association.[11]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Perkiss trained at Israel Tennis Centers.[12][13] He is Jewish.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Palm Beach Post - Google News Archive Search
  2. ^ "Miami Herald: Search Results". 
  3. ^ "dallasnews.com". Google.com. August 22, 1984. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Day by day in Jewish sports history. Books.google.com. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  5. ^ Collins, Bud (July 17, 2000). "Wessels Feasts On Knippschild". Google.com. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Ori (September 14, 2010). "A great sporting win in blue and white". Haaretz. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Lexington Herald Leader: Search Results". 
  8. ^ "Canada clinches Davis Cup win against Brazil". Google.com. February 4, 1990. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ "SWEDEN CLINCHES 1ST-ROUND WIN". Google.com. February 7, 1988. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Davis Cup: Israel draws Serbia-Montenegro". Jerusalem Post. September 30, 2005. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  11. ^ Sachs, Frankie (June 5, 2005). "Obziler takes both Anda Open titles". Google.com. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 
  12. ^ ITC Champions Archived November 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ Hipsh, Rami (September 14, 2010). "Out of one, many". Haaretz. Retrieved September 24, 2010. 

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