Shlomo Glickstein

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Shlomo Glickstein
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Country (sports)  Israel
Residence Ashkelon, Israel
Born (1958-01-06) January 6, 1958 (age 59)
Rehovot, Israel
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $588,880
Career record 167–150
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 22 (November 8, 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1981)
French Open 3R (1983)
Wimbledon 3R (1985)
US Open 2R (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
Career record 101–135
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 28 (February 3, 1986)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (1987)
Shlomo Glickstein
Medal record
Representing  Israel
Maccabiah Games
Men's tennis
Gold medal – first place 1981 Israel Men's Singles

Shlomo Glickstein (Hebrew: שלמה גליקשטיין‎‎; born January 6, 1958 in Rehovot, Israel) is an Israeli former professional tennis player.

He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in November 1982, and his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 28 in February 1986.

Tennis career[edit]

In 1980, Glickstein defeated World No. 35 Raúl Ramírez in the first round at Wimbledon.[1] He lost to Björn Borg (the eventual tournament winner) in the second round, but won the Wimbledon Plate in a consolation tournament.[1]

Glickstein's victories include wins against World No. 1 Ivan Lendl 6–2, 3–6, 7–5; No. 9 Harold Solomon; No. 10 Eliot Teltscher; and No. 11 Brian Gottfried.[1]

Glickstein retired in 1988. He served as director of the Israel Tennis Academy in Ramat Hasharon from 1992–96.[1]

In the spring of 1998 he was still managing the Israeli Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams.

Davis Cup[edit]

Glickstein was 44–22, and 22–4 on hard courts, in Davis Cup play from 1976–87.[2] He is Israel's all-time leader in total wins, singles wins (31), and doubles wins (13). As of 2008, his 44 wins was twice that of the Israeli with the second-most Davis Cup wins, Amos Mansdorf.

Maccabiah Games[edit]

Glickstein won the men's singles in tennis at the 1981 Maccabiah Games, the first Israeli to win a Maccabiah tennis championship.


Glickstein trained at Israel Tennis Centers.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Glickstein, Shlomo". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Shlomo Glickstein Profile". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "ITC Champions". Archived from the original on February 19, 2007. 

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