Ben Testerman (born February 2, 1962) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Ben Testerman
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States
Born (1962-02-02) February 2, 1962 (age 62)
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro1979
Retired1987
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$371,244
Singles
Career record87–102
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 22 (10 December 1984)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenSF (1984)
French Open3R (1981)
Wimbledon3R (1985)
US Open1R (1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987)
Doubles
Career record72–82
Career titles1
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 33 (25 March 1985)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (1982, 1984, 1985)
French Open1R (1981, 1983)
Wimbledon2R (1985, 1987)
US OpenQF (1984)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1986)
US OpenQF (1986)
Last updated on: 26 August 2022.

During his career, he won one doubles title. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in 1984 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 33 in 1985. His best achievement in singles competition was reaching the semifinals of the 1984 Australian Open, losing to Kevin Curren in five sets. He was inducted into the Tennessee Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008.

ATP career finals

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Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

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Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0–0)
ATP 500 Series (0–0)
ATP 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0–0)
Indoors (0–1)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 1983 Monterrey, Mexico Grand Prix Carpet   Sammy Giammalva Jr. 4–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

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Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 Series (0–0)
ATP 500 Series (0–0)
ATP 250 Series (1–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–2)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1–1)
Indoors (0–2)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 1984 Livingston, United States Grand Prix Hard   Scott Davis   Paul Annacone
  Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Mar 1985 Houston, United States Grand Prix Carpet   Hank Pfister   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–2 Aug 1985 Cleveland, United States Grand Prix Hard   Hank Pfister   Leo Palin
  Olli Rahnasto
3–6, 7–6, 6–7
Loss 1–3 Oct 1985 Brisbane, Australia Grand Prix Carpet   Bud Schultz   Martin Davis
  Brad Drewett
2–6, 2–6

Junior Grand Slam finals

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Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

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Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1979 French Open Clay   Ramesh Krishnan 6–2, 1–6, 0–6

Performance timelines

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Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record; .

Singles

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Tournament 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 2R SF 3R A 3R 0 / 5 9–5 64%
French Open 3R A 1R 2R A A A 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
US Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 0–5 0%
Win–loss 2–1 2–2 0–3 6–4 4–3 0–2 1–3 0 / 18 15–18 45%
ATP Masters Series
Miami A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Hamburg A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Rome A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Canada A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Cincinnati A 1R A 2R 1R A 2R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Win–loss 0–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–2 0 / 8 3–8 27%

Doubles

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Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R A 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
French Open A A 1R A 1R A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R A 2R 1R 2R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
US Open 1R 3R A A A QF 1R 2R 2R 0 / 6 7–6 54%
Win–loss 0–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–3 3–2 2–3 1–2 2–3 0 / 17 10–17 37%
ATP Masters Series
Miami A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Hamburg A A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Rome A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A A A A SF 1R A 1R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Paris A A A A A A A 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0 / 7 5–7 42%

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