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Christo Van Rensburg

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Christo van Rensburg
  • Age: 51 (23.10.1962)
  • Birthplace: Uitenhage, South Africa
  • Residence: Austin, TX
  • Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
  • Weight: 160 lbs (73 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1983
Inactive
South Africa

South Africa

As of 18.08.2014
S D
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

19

29.02.1988

166-160 2 $1,928,431

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

5

04.05.1987

297-216 20 $1,928,431

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Austin, Texas Wife, Monica
Singles titles: 2, as follows: (married Feb. 10,1994)
1989--(1) Johannesburg
1987--(1) Orlando 1996--(1) Atlanta (w/Wheaton)
Doubles titles: 18, as follows: 1995--(1) Buenos Aires (w/Spadea)
1994--(1) Birmingham (w/Reneberg)
1993--(2) Osaka (w/Keil), Newport (w/Frana)
1990--(2) Basel (w/Kruger), Tel Aviv (w/Odizor)
1989--(2) Memphis, Philadelphia (w/Annacone)
1987--(2) Key Biscayne (Lipton), Chicago (w/Annacone)
1986--(1) Johannesburg (w/DePalmer)
1985--(5) Delray Beach-Lipton, Atlanta, San Francisco, Australian Open (w/
Annacone), Johannesburg (w/Dowdeswell)
1984--(1) Sydney/NSW (w/Annacone)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1991- Doubles Runner-up at Singapore (w/Kruger)
1989- Runner-up at Queen's (l. Lendl); Winner at Capetown-1 Ch.; Quarter-
finalist at Sydney/NSW, Philadelphia, San Fran.; RD 16 at Australian Open,
Wimbledon; Doubles Runner-up at Scottsdale, San Fran. (w/Annacone); Doubles
SF at Sydney/NSW (w/Muller), Hamburg (w/Witsken),U.S. Open (w/Annacone).
1988- Runner-up at Johannesburg (l. Hlasek); Semifinalist at Sydney/NSW,
Philadelphia, Tel Aviv; Quarterfinalist at Queen's; Doubles Runner-up at
Paris Indoor (w/Grabb); Doubles Semifinalist at Memphis, Key Biscayne-
Lipton (w/Annacone), Washington (w/Muller), Tel Aviv (w/Mansdorf).
1987- Semifinalist at Newport, Stratton Mountain;Doubles Runner-up at Orlando
Stratton Mt. (weather) (w/Annacone); Doubles Semifinalist 6 Times.
1986- Semifinalist at Livingston; RD 16 at Wimbledon; Doubles Runner-up at
Stratton Mt. (w/Annacone); Doubles Semifinalist 5 Times,including Wimbledon
(w/Annacone).
1985- Doubles Runner-up at Las Vegas, Newport, Los Angeles, WCT/World Doubles
(w/Annacone); Doubles Semifinalist 4 Times; Doubles Quarterfinalist at
French Open, Wimbledon (w/Annacone).
Turned pro in 1983 and that year won three non-Grand Prix doubles titles
before winning his first in 1984 (w/Annacone) at Sydney/NSW.
One of the most likable players on the circuit and known for his magic
tricks.
The 1983 South African Junior Champion and the 1983/82 South African
Grass Court champion.
Qualified for the Masters in 1985, '87 (w/Annacone) and '89, finishing
runner-up to Gunthardt-Taroczy in '85 (in five sets).
He and Annacone opened and closed the 1985 with two of their biggest
accomplishments, winning the doubles title at Delray Beach-Lipton in February
and the Australian Open in December.
Improved his ATP singles ranking from 254 in 1985 to 69 in '86 to 29 in
'87 (35 in '88).
Won his first (and only) Grand Prix title at Orlando in March 1987,
defeating Tim Mayotte (SF) and Jimmy Connors (F).
Teamed with Annacone to win a career-high four titles in 1985 while
ranking only No. 254 in singles.
Compiled a 28-15 match record, earned a career-high $287,343 and ranked
a year-end best No. 27 on the ATP computer in 1989, his third straight top 50
finish.

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