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Christo van Rensburg (born 23 October 1962) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.

Christo van Rensburg
Country (sports)South Africa/ South Africa
ResidenceAustin, TX, United States
Born (1962-10-23) 23 October 1962 (age 56)
Uitenhage, South Africa
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1983
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,928,431
Singles
Career record166–160
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 19 (29 February 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1989)
Wimbledon4R (1986, 1989)
US Open4R (1990)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record297–216
Career titles20
Highest rankingNo. 5 (4 May 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1985)
French OpenQF (1985)
WimbledonSF (1986)
US OpenSF (1989)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsSF (1986)

Van Rensburg turned professional in 1983. He won his first tour doubles title later that year at Cleveland.

Van Rensburg won 20 top-level doubles titles during his career, including one Grand Slam men's doubles title at the Australian Open in 1985, partnering Paul Annacone. He also won two ATP singles titles at Orlando in 1987, and at Johannesburg in 1989. Van Rensburg's career-high rankings were World No. 19 in singles (achieved in 1988) and World No. 5 in doubles (achieved in 1987). His career prize money totalled $1,928,431. He retired from the professional tour in 1995.

Van Rensburg is one of only two men to beat Pete Sampras in straight sets at Wimbledon (doing so in 1990, where Sampras was the No. 12 seed), the other being 1996 Champion Richard Krajicek.

Singles finals (6)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (2–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 22 March 1987 Orlando Hard   Jimmy Connors 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 14 November 1988 Johannesburg Hard (i)   Jakob Hlasek 7–6, 4–6, 1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 18 June 1989 London (Queen's Club) Grass   Ivan Lendl 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 19 November 1989 Johannesburg Hard (i)   Paul Chamberlin 6–4, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 8 April 1990 Orlando Hard   Brad Gilbert 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 13 October 1991 Tel Aviv Hard   Leonardo Lavalle 2–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles finals (32)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1983 Cleveland, United States Hard   Mike Myburg   Francisco González
  Matt Mitchell
7–6, 7–5
Win 2. 1984 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   Paul Annacone   Tom Gullikson
  Scott McCain
7–6, 7–5
Win 3. 1985 Delray Beach, United States Hard   Paul Annacone   Sherwood Stewart
  Kim Warwick
7–5, 7–5, 6–4
Win 4. 1985 Atlanta, United States Carpet   Paul Annacone   Steve Denton
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–3
Loss 1. 1985 Las Vegas, United States Hard   Paul Annacone   Pat Cash
  John Fitzgerald
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Loss 2. 1985 Newport, United States Grass   Paul Annacone   Peter Doohan
  Sammy Giammalva Jr.
1–6, 3–6
Loss 3. 1985 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Paul Annacone   Scott Davis
  Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–7
Win 5. 1985 San Francisco, United States Carpet   Paul Annacone   Brad Gilbert
  Sandy Mayer
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 6. 1985 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Colin Dowdeswell   Amos Mansdorf
  Shahar Perkiss
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Win 7. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass   Paul Annacone   Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 4. 1986 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Paul Annacone   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Loss 5. 1986 Stratton Mountain, United States Hard   Paul Annacone   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 8. 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Mike De Palmer   Andrés Gómez
  Sherwood Stewart
3–6, 6–2, 7–6
Win 9. 1987 Key Biscayne, United States Hard   Paul Annacone   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 6. 1987 Orlando, United States Hard   Paul Annacone   Sherwood Stewart
  Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–7, 4–6
Win 10. 1987 Chicago, United States Carpet   Paul Annacone   Mike De Palmer
  Gary Donnelly
6–3, 7–6
Loss 7. 1988 Paris Indoor, France Carpet   Jim Grabb   Paul Annacone
  John Fitzgerald
2–6, 2–6
Win 11. 1989 Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Paul Annacone   Scott Davis
  Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–7, 6–1
Win 12. 1989 Philadelphia, United States Carpet   Paul Annacone   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
6–3, 7–5
Loss 8. 1989 Scottsdale, United States Hard   Paul Annacone   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
7–6, 3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Loss 9. 1989 San Francisco, United States Carpet   Paul Annacone   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
4–6, 3–6
Win 13. 1990 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Stefan Kruger   Neil Broad
  Gary Muller
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 14. 1990 Tel-Aviv, Israel Hard   Nduka Odizor   Ronnie Båthman
  Rikard Bergh
6–3, 6–4
Loss 10. 1991 Singapore Hard   Stefan Kruger   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Loss 11. 1992 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet   Patrick Baur   John Fitzgerald
  Sandon Stolle
6–7, 2–6
Loss 12. 1993 Marseille, France Carpet   Ivan Lendl   Arnaud Boetsch
  Olivier Delaître
3–6, 6–7
Win 15. 1993 Osaka, Japan Hard   Mark Keil   Glenn Michibata
  David Pate
7–6, 6–3
Win 16. Jul 1993 Newport, United States Grass   Javier Frana   Byron Black
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 6–1, 7–6
Win 17. 1994 Birmingham, United States Clay   Richey Reneberg   Brian MacPhie
  David Witt
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 18. 1995 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Vincent Spadea   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–3, 6–3
Win 19. 1996 Atlanta, United States Clay   David Wheaton   Bill Behrens
  Matt Lucena
7–6, 6–2
Win 20. 1996 Bologna, Italy Clay   Brent Haygarth   Karim Alami
  Gábor Köves
6–1, 6–4

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