General Amos
Mansdorf
Male
Israel
1965-10-20
Tel Aviv, Israel


About

He is an Israeli former professional tennis player.

His career-high singles ranking was World No. 18 (achieved in November 1987), the highest ever for any male Israeli tennis player. His career-high doubles ranking was World No. 67 (May 1986).

Mansdorf grew up in Ramat HaSharon, a small city north of Tel Aviv, and is Jewish. All four of his grandparents had emigrated from Poland to Israel in the 1930s. His father Jacob is a chemical engineer, and his mother Era is a teacher. He started playing tennis when he was 10 years old. He trained at the Israel Tennis Centers. He lives in Herzlia, Israel.

In 1983 Mansdorf won the Asian Junior Championship in Hong Kong. That same year he turned professional, and started his mandatory Israeli army service. During his service he played at the demonstration event of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, and lost in the first round. He reached the quarterfinals at both the 1984 US Open and Canadian Open Juniors.

Immediately after completing his service, in November 1986 he beat World No. 5 Henri Leconte 6–2, 6–7, 6–3, in Wembley, United Kingdom. He won his first tour singles title later that month at Johannesburg, beating World No. 10 Andrés Gómez 6–4, 6–4 in the quarterfinals, and defeating American Matt Anger in the final.

His career-high singles ranking was World No. 18 (achieved in November 1987), the highest ever for any male Israeli tennis player. His second singles title came in 1987 in his hometown of Ramat Hasharon. In the semifinals he beat World No. 6 Jimmy Connors, 7–6, 6–3, and in the finals he beat World No. 12 Brad Gilbert, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4.

The third title was in January 1988 at Auckland. In March he beat World No. 4 Boris Becker, 6–4, 6–4, in Orlando. In October that year he won the biggest title of his career at the Paris Open (now part of the Tennis Masters Series). He faced the World No. 1 Mats Wilander, but the Swede retired before the tournament began. Mansdorf beat Aaron Krickstein and Jakob Hlasek, two top 10 players, on his way to the final. He beat Gilbert in the final in straight sets, 6–3, 6–2, 6–3.

He also played at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, where tennis was an official sport, and this time reached the 3rd round (the final 16 players) defeating Yoo Jin-sun and Kelly Evernden before losing to Tim Mayotte. In March 1989 in Scottsdale he upset World No.13 Thomas Muster, 7–5, 6–2, and World No. 15 Gilbert 5–7, 6–3, 6–0.

Mansdorf won another title at Rosmalen in the Netherlands in 1990. In the third round of the US Open in 1990 he beat World No. 8 Brad Gilbert 5–7, 5–7, 6–3, 7–6, 6–1. In September 1991 in Toulouse, he beat World No. 11 Magnus Gustafsson, 6–4, 6–1.

His best performance at a Grand Slam tournament came at the Australian Open in 1992, where he reached the quarterfinals by beating Peter Lundgren, Arnaud Boetsch, Richey Reneberg and Aaron Krickstein before losing to the eventual champion, Jim Courier. In February 1992 in Philadelphia, he upset World No. 3 Michael Stich 7–6 (5), 7–5. In January 1993 in Sydney, he beat World No. 13 Carlos Costa 6–1, 5–7, 6–4. He qualified for the 1992 Olympics, but had to withdraw because of injury.

Mansdorf's sixth and final career title came in 1993 at Washington, DC, during which he beat World No. 11 Petr Korda 6–3, 6–3. In July 1994 in Toronto, he beat World No. 8 Todd Martin 6–7 (4), 6–3, retired, and in August at Cincinnati he upset Korda (World No. 14) 6–3, 6–3, and Boris Becker (World No. 8), 7–6 (1), 6–4.

He reached the fourth round of the US Open and Wimbledon and the finals of the US Pro Indoor Championships.

In addition to his six titles, he reached ten other finals but lost, four of them in Ramat Hasharon. During his career, he won 304 matches and lost 231, and earned prize money of US$2,412,691.

In Davis Cup, Mansdorf played 10 years and won 22 matches (second-most ever by an Israeli, to Shlomo Glickstein, through 2008) against 25 losses, including a 15–4 record in singles matches on hard courts or carpet. He played a major role in Israel's success in this competition, when Israel played six years in the world group between 1987 and 1994.

Mansdorf retired in 1994 when he was suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. Mansdorf next worked as a diamond merchant in Ramat Aviv. He serves as chairman of the Israel Tennis Center, and works in the Israel Tennis Association's youth program.

Between 2000 and 2004, he served as Israel's Davis Cup captain.

As of 2015, he was coaching 17-year-old Israeli Davis Cup player Edan Leshem.



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Archive statistics 1981 - 1994
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Tournament wins 1990 - Rosmalen (ATP)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1994 Australian Open - 1993 Wimbledon - 1993 US Open - 1993 Australian Open - 1992 Wimbledon - 1992 Roland Garros - 1992 US Open - 1992 Australian Open - 1991 Wimbledon - 1991 US Open - 1991 Hong Kong Open - 1991 Australian Open - 1990 Wimbledon - 1990 Roland Garros - 1990 US Open - 1990 Rosmalen - 1990 Australian Open - 1989 Wimbledon - 1989 US Open - 1989 Antwerpen - 1989 Australian Open - 1988 Wimbledon - 1988 Roland Garros - 1988 US Open - 1988 Australian Open - 1987 Wimbledon - 1987 Roland Garros - 1987 US Open - 1987 Jericho - 1987 Itaparica - 1987 Wimbledon - 1986 Roland Garros - 1986 US Open - 1986 Australian Open - 1985 US Open - 1985 Milano Indoors - 1985 Italian Spring Satellite - Leg 1 - 1985 Italian Spring Satellite - Leg 2 - 1985 Italian Spring Satellite - Leg 3 - 1985 Italian Spring Satellite - Leg 4 - 1985 Italian Spring Satellite - Masters - 1985 Milano Indoor - Qualifying - 1985 Olympics, Olympic Games - 1984 South African Championships - 1984 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1984 Parioli - 1984 Lee-on-Solent - 1984 Israel National Championships - 1984 Tel Aviv Open - 1984 Florence International - Qualifying - 1984 South African Championships - Qualifying - 1984 Ashkelon - 1984 Le Touquet - 1983 Israel National Championships - 1983 Tel Aviv Open - 1983 Bordeaux Open - Qualifying - 1983 Stockholm Open - Qualifying - 1983 Toulouse Indoor - Qualifying - 1983 Ashkelon - 1983 Helsinki Challenger - 1983 United States 6 Satellite - Leg 1 - Qualifying - 1983 Tel Aviv Open - 1981

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