General Harold C.
Solomon
Male
United States of America
1952-09-17
Washington, D.C., United States of America


About

An ace on the court, Harold C. Solomon began playing tennis when he was 5. He won the Orange Bowl World Junior Championships in 1969 and 1970 and the U.S. Junior Clay Court Championships in 1970, and he was the U.S. Tennis Association National Boys’ 18 Singles Champion in 1970. Solomon earned All-American honors during his time at Rice, turning professional at the end of his sophomore year in 1972. A marquee player during the 1970s and 1980s, he won multiple championships and was a member of the 1972 and 1978 championship Davis Cup teams. Solomon retired from the ATP Tour in 1986 and began coaching such tennis greats as Mary Joe Fernandez, Jennifer Capriati, Monica Seles and Jim Courier in the early 1990s. He currently teaches at the Harold Solomon International Tennis Institute in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

In 1994, he was inducted into the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section Hall of Fame and in 2004, into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
He was ranked No. 5 in the world in singles (1980) and his highest rank was No. 4 in the world in doubles (1976).



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Archive statistics 1967 - 1986
32
961
629


Tournament wins 1980 - Tel Aviv Open (Grand Prix Circuit)
1980 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1980 - German International Championships ()
1980 - Baltimore International Indoors (Open)
1979 - North Conway (Grand Prix Circuit)
1979 - Bahamas International (Open)
1979 - Paris Indoor (Open)
1979 - Baltimore International Indoors (Open)
1978 - Louisville Open (Grand Prix Circuit)
1978 - Las Vegas (WCT Circuit)
1977 - WCT Tournament of Champions ()
1977 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1977 - Belgian International Championships ()
1976 - South African Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1976 - Louisville Open (Grand Prix Circuit)
1976 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1976 - Washington Indoor (Grand Prix Circuit)
1976 - Maui Classic (Grand Prix Circuit)
1975 - South African Championships (Grand Prix Circuit)
1975 - WCT - Memphis (WCT Circuit)
1975 - Toronto Indoor (WCT Circuit)
1975 - Perth Open (Open)
1974 - Zell Am See (Open)
1974 - Washington Open (Open)
1973 - Bluebonnet Invitation (Amateur)
1973 - Pacific Coast Indoors (Open)
1971 - Tulsa Invitation (Open)
1971 - US National Amateur Clay Courts (Amateur)
1971 - Houston Fall Festival (Open)
1970 - Houston Fall Festival (Open)
1970 - Greater Washington (Open)
1969 - Greater Washington (Open)


Tournaments Wimbledon - 1986 Roland Garros - 1984 Monte Carlo - 1983 US Open - 1983 US International Indoor Championships - 1983 Indian Wells - 1983 Philadelphia Indoors - 1983 Tel Aviv Open - 1983 US International Indoor - Qualifying - 1983 Roland Garros - 1982 US Open - 1982 Italian International Championships - 1982 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1982 US International Indoor Championships - 1982 US Pro Championships - 1982 German International Championships - 1982 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1982 Indian Wells - 1982 Tampa Open - 1982 Washington Open - 1982 Philadelphia Indoors - 1982 Paris Indoor - 1982 WCT - Chicago - 1982 Columbus Open - 1982 Las Vegas - 1982 Los Angeles Tennis Classic - 1982 North Conway - 1982 Stockholm Open - 1982 Monterrey Open - 1982 Amelia Island - 1982 Brussels Indoor - 1982 WCT - Dortmund - 1982 WCT - Hartford - 1982 Roland Garros - 1981 US Open - 1981 Pacific Coast Championship - 1981 Cincinnati - 1981 US Clay Courts - 1981 German International Covered Court Championships - 1981 US International Indoor Championships - 1981 River Oaks Tournament - 1981 US Pro Championships - 1981 German International Championships - 1981 South African Championships - 1981 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1981 Indian Wells - 1981 Washington Open - 1981 Philadelphia Indoors - 1981 Paris Indoor - 1981 Las Vegas - 1981 Maui Classic - 1981 North Conway - 1981 Stockholm Open - 1981 World Team Cup - 1981 Challenge of Champions - 1981 WCT - Salisbury - 1981 Edmonton Tennis Challenge - 1981 Roland Garros - 1980 US Open - 1980 Cincinnati - 1980 US Clay Courts - 1980 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1980 US International Indoor Championships - 1980 River Oaks Tournament - 1980 US Pro Championships - 1980 German International Championships - 1980 ATP World Tour Finals - 1980 Indian Wells - 1980 Washington Open - 1980 Philadelphia Indoors - 1980 Tel Aviv Open - 1980 Washington Indoor - 1980 Geneva Open - 1980 Baltimore International Indoors - 1980 Las Vegas - 1980 North Conway - 1980 Stockholm Open - 1980 WCT Challenge Cup - 1980 Wembley Indoor - 1980 World Team Cup - 1980 Brooklyn Masters - 1980 Palm Harbor - 1980 Berlin Cup Exhibition - 1980 Roland Garros - 1979 US Open - 1979 Canadian International Championships - 1979 Cincinnati - 1979 Italian International Championships - 1979 River Oaks Tournament - 1979 German International Championships - 1979 South African Championships - 1979 Conde de Godo - 1979 ATP World Tour Finals - 1979 Indian Wells - 1979 Washington Open - 1979 Philadelphia Indoors - 1979 Paris Indoor - 1979 Louisville Open - 1979 Baltimore International Indoors - 1979 Las Vegas - 1979 Bahamas International - 1979 Dayton Classic - 1979 North Conway - 1979 Stockholm Open - 1979 Wembley Indoor - 1979 World Team Cup - 1979 WCT - Forest Hills - 1979 Marbella Invitation - 1979 Essen Exhibition - 1979 Bordeaux Open - 1979 Brussels Indoor - 1979 Toulouse Indoor - 1979 Roland Garros - 1978 US Open - 1978 Pacific Coast Championship - 1978 Cincinnati - 1978 Italian International Championships - 1978 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1978 US International Indoor Championships - 1978 River Oaks Tournament - 1978 US Pro Championships - 1978 South African Championships - 1978 Argentina International Championships - 1978 ATP World Tour Finals - 1978 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1978 Indian Wells - 1978 Florence International - 1978 Washington Open - 1978 Philadelphia Indoors - 1978 Louisville Open - 1978 Las Vegas - 1978 Birmingham International Indoor - 1978 Dayton Classic - 1978 Maui Classic - 1978 North Conway - 1978 Stockholm Open - 1978 WCT Challenge Cup - 1978 Wembley Indoor - 1978 Springfield Classic - 1978 Las Vegas Indoor - 1978 World Team Cup - 1978 Stowe - 1978 Tokyo Indoor - 1978 Wimbledon - 1977 Roland Garros - 1977 US Open - 1977 Pacific Coast Championship - 1977 Cincinnati - 1977 US Clay Courts - 1977 Queens Club Tournament - 1977 River Oaks Tournament - 1977 Belgian International Championships - 1977 Japan Open - 1977 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1977 ABN AMRO Rotterdam - 1977 Indian Wells - 1977 Charlotte - 1977 Washington Open - 1977 Philadelphia Indoors - 1977 WCT - St. Louis - 1977 WCT - London - 1977 Toronto Indoor - 1977 Louisville Open - 1977 Birmingham International Indoor - 1977 Australian Indoors - 1977 Maui Classic - 1977 North Conway - 1977 Perth Open - 1977 Stockholm Open - 1977 Monterrey Open - 1977 WCT Challenge Cup - 1977 Wembley Indoor - 1977 Miami Classic - 1977 WCT Tournament of Champions - 1977 Roland Garros - 1976 US Open - 1976 Pacific Coast Championship - 1976 Cincinnati - 1976 US Clay Courts - 1976 Italian International Championships - 1976 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1976 River Oaks Tournament - 1976 US Pro Championships - 1976 South African Championships - 1976 Conde de Godo - 1976 ATP World Tour Finals - 1976 Indian Wells - 1976 Charlotte - 1976 Washington Open - 1976 Philadelphia Indoors - 1976 Paris Indoor - 1976 WCT Finals - 1976 Louisville Open - 1976 Washington Indoor - 1976 Baltimore International Indoors - 1976 Las Vegas - 1976 WCT - Barcelona - 1976 Maui Classic - 1976 Chattanooga Exhibition - 1976 WCT - Fort Worth - 1976 Stockholm Open - 1976 Monterrey Open - 1976 Lagos - 1976 WCT - Mexico City - 1976 Cologne Indoor Open - 1976 Wembley Indoor - 1976 Roland Garros - 1975 US Open - 1975 Canadian International Championships - 1975 Pacific Coast Championship - 1975 Italian International Championships - 1975 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1975 River Oaks Tournament - 1975 US Pro Championships - 1975 German International Championships - 1975 South African Championships - 1975 Japan International Championships - 1975 ATP World Tour Finals - 1975 Washington Open - 1975 Philadelphia Indoors - 1975 Atlanta Open - 1975 WCT Finals - 1975 Toronto Indoor - 1975 Hong Kong Open - 1975 Louisville Open - 1975 Washington Indoor - 1975 Baltimore International Indoors - 1975 Las Vegas - 1975 WCT - Tokyo - 1975 Chicago International Open - 1975 Manila International - 1975 Australian Indoors - 1975 Dayton Classic - 1975 Tucson - ATP - 1975 Downeast Classic - 1975 Maui Classic - 1975 South Pacific - 1975 Chattanooga Exhibition - 1975 WCT - Fort Worth - 1975 WCT - San Antonio - 1975 WCT - Memphis - 1975 North Conway - 1975 Perth Open - 1975 Wimbledon - 1974 Roland Garros - 1974 Canadian International Championships - 1974 Pacific Coast Championship - 1974 Italian International Championships - 1974 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1974 River Oaks Tournament - 1974 US Pro Championships - 1974 German International Championships - 1974 South African Championships - 1974 Nottingham - 1974 Conde de Godo - 1974 ATP World Tour Finals - 1974 Madrid Open - 1974 Zell Am See - 1974 Washington Open - 1974 Philadelphia Indoors - 1974 Paris Indoor - 1974 WCT - London - 1974 WCT- Sao Paulo - 1974 Dewar Cup Finals - 1974 Bologna Indoor - 1974 Louisville Open - 1974 Aryamehr Cup - 1974 Denver - 1974 Las Vegas - 1974 Bretton Woods International - 1974 WCT - Tokyo - 1974 Chicago International Open - 1974 Dayton Classic - 1974 WCT - Barcelona - 1974 Tucson - ATP - 1974 WCT - Palm Desert - 1974 Cedar Grove Classic - 1974 Stockholm Open - 1974 Roland Garros - 1973 US Open - 1973 Canadian International Championships - 1973 Queens Club Tournament - 1973 Italian International Championships - 1973 US Pro Championships - 1973 German International Championships - 1973 Belgian International Championships - 1973 Philadelphia Open - 1973 Richmond Indoor Championships - 1973 Pacific Coast Indoors - 1973 Fort Worth - 1973 Washington Open - 1973 WCT - St. Louis - 1973 Atlanta Open - 1973 Hampton - 1973 Toronto Indoor - 1973 Bluebonnet Invitation - 1973 WCT - Miami - 1973 WCT - La Costa - 1973 San Juan Round Robin - 1973 WCT - Munich - 1973 WCT - Gothenburg - 1973 Palmetto Tennis Classic - 1973 Johannesburg Open - 1973 Wimbledon - 1972 Roland Garros - 1972 US Open - 1972 Canadian International Championships - 1972 US Clay Courts - 1972 Queens Club Tournament - 1972 US International Indoor Championships - 1972 Belgian International Championships - 1972 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1972 Buffalo Indoor - 1972 Fort Lauderdale - 1972 Washington Indoor - 1972 Clean Air Classic - 1972 Royal Crown Classic - 1972 Southern Championships - 1971 Cincinnati - 1971 US Clay Courts - 1971 Western Pennsylvania Championships - 1971 River Oaks Tournament - 1971 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1971 Tulsa Invitation - 1971 Houston Fall Festival - 1971 Washington Open - 1971 Fort Lauderdale - 1971 River Oaks - Qualifying - 1971 US National Amateur Clay Courts - 1971 Washington Open - Plate - 1971 Tanglewood - 1971 Miami - 1970 South Florida - 1970 Austin Smith Championships - 1970 Jacksonville Invitation - 1970 Houston Fall Festival - 1970 Greater Washington - 1970 US National Amateur Grass Courts - 1970 Austin Smith Championships - 1969 Greater Washington - 1969 US National Amateur Championships - 1969 Miami - 1968 Columbia C.C. Invitation - 1968 Greater Washington - 1967

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