Shahar Perkiss

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Shahar Perkiss
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Country (sports) Israel
Born(1962-10-14)October 14, 1962
Haifa, Israel
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$206,224
Singles
Career record49–55
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 53 (5 March 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1984, 1985)
French Open1R (1986)
Wimbledon2R (1984)
US Open3R (1984)
Doubles
Career record41–46
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 54 (11 November 1985)

Shahar Perkiss (born October 14, 1962) is an Israeli right-handed former professional tennis player. He reached his best singles ranking of world # 53 in March 1985. He peaked at world # 54 in the doubles rankings in November 1985.

Early life[edit]

Perkiss was born in Haifa, Israel, and is Jewish.[1]

Tennis career[edit]

A year after first picking up a tennis racket, Perkiss ranked # 1 in Israel in the age 10 and under ranks.[2] Perkiss trained at Israel Tennis Centers.[3][4]

He reached his highest singles ATP ranking on March 4, 1985, when he became the # 53 player 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.[5][6] 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.[1][7]

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.[8][9][10][11][12]

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.[13]

Israel Tennis Association[edit]

In 2005, he became the CEO of the Israel Tennis Association.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Day by day in Jewish sports history. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  2. ^ The Palm Beach Post
  3. ^ ITC Champions Archived November 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Hipsh, Rami (September 14, 2010). "Out of one, many". Haaretz. Retrieved September 24, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Miami Herald".
  6. ^ "Dallas News". August 22, 1984. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  7. ^ Collins, Bud (July 17, 2000). "Wessels Feasts On Knippschild". Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  8. ^ Lewis, Ori (September 14, 2010). "A great sporting win in blue and white". Haaretz. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  9. ^ "Lexington Herald Leader".
  10. ^ "Canada clinches Davis Cup win against Brazil". February 4, 1990. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  11. ^ "SWEDEN CLINCHES 1ST-ROUND WIN". February 7, 1988. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  12. ^ "Davis Cup: Israel draws Serbia-Montenegro". Jerusalem Post. September 30, 2005. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2010.
  13. ^ Shahar Perkiss Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
  14. ^ Sachs, Frankie (June 5, 2005). "Obziler takes both Anda Open titles". Retrieved September 24, 2010.

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