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Sammy Giammalva Jr.

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  • Age: 52 (24.03.1963)
  • Birthplace: Houston, TX
  • Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
  • Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
United States

United States

As of 18.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




161-164 2 $754,113

Singles & Doubles combined





156-139 4 $754,113

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Houston, Texas Single
Singles titles: 2, as follows: Doubles titles: 5, as follows:
1983--(1) Monterrey 1985--(1) Newport (w/Doohan)
1981--(1) Napa 1984--(1) Tokyo Indoor (w/brother Tony)
1983--(1) Japan Open (w/Meister)
1982--(1) WCT/Zurich (w/Tom Gullikson)
1981--(1) Bologna (w/Leconte)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1989- Doubles Runner-up at Livingston (w/Evernden); Doubles Semifinalist at
Key Biscayne, Newport (w/Layendecker); Doubles Quarterfinalist at Montreal
1988- Quarterfinalist at Philadelphia, Livingston; Doubles Runner-up at Auck-
land (w/Grabb), Livingston (w/Flur); Doubles Semifinalist at Tokyo Indoor
(w/Van't Hof).
1987- Runner-up at Newport (l. Goldie); Quarterfinalist at San Francisco;
Doubles Runner-up at Tokyo Indoor (w/Grabb); Doubles Semifinalist at New-
port (w/Flur), Washington, San Francisco (w/Denton).
1986- Quarterfinalist at Livingston, Scottsdale; Doubles Runner-up at Living-
ston (w/Holmes).
1985- Semifinalist at Fort Myers; Quarterfinalist at Brussels, Livingston,
Japan Open; RD 16 at Wimbledon; Doubles Runner-up at Fort Myers (w/Pate),
Japan Open (w/Holmes).
1984- Runner-up at WCT/Houston (l. Dickson), Sydney/NSW (l. Fitzgerald); Semi
finalist at Livingston; Quarterfinalist at Boca West, Columbus, Honolulu;
Doubles Runner-up at San Francisco (w/DePalmer).
1983- Runner-up at Hong Kong (l. Masur); Quarterfinalist at Las Vegas, Gstaad
WCT/Houston; Doubles Runner-up at Hong Kong (w/Meister).
1982- Semifinalist at Sydney/NSW; Quarterfinalist at Australian Open; Doubles
Runner-up at Florence, Zell-Am-See (w/brother Tony).
1981- Runner-up at WCT/Houston (first pro event, l. Vilas); Semifinalist at
Cologne; Quarterfinalist at Tampa, Basle; Doubles Runner-up at Atlanta (w/
brother Tony), Vienna (w/McNair).
1980- Semifinalist at Tel Aviv.
Became the first amateur to win a Grand Prix singles title by winning
Napa in 1981. He also went to the final in his pro debut that year in his
hometown of Houston, losing to Guillermo Vilas.
His father, Sammy Sr., was a U.S. Davis Cup player and top 10 in the
U.S. while brother Tony is a former pro. The two brothers won the Tokyo In-
door in 1984 and were runner-up in three other Grand Prix finals.
He won the 1981 U.S. National Juniors.
Earned a career-high $112,301 in 1985.
Compiled a 5-11 match record and ranked No. 281 on the ATP computer in
1989, his sixth top 100 finish in 10 years.
Enrolled at Rice University in the fall of 1989 and left the circuit.

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