Karim Alami

Karim Alami (Arabic: كريم علمي‎) (born 24 May 1973) is a retired tennis player from Morocco, who turned professional in 1990.

Karim Alami
Country (sports) Morocco
ResidenceDoha, Qatar
Born (1973-05-24) 24 May 1973 (age 47)
Casablanca, Morocco
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1990
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,087,596
Career record156–186
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 25 (21 February 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998, 2000)
French Open3R (2001)
Wimbledon2R (1994, 1999)
US Open2R (1994, 2000)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2000)
Career record49–54
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 130 (17 August 1998)

The right-hander won two career titles in singles, both in 1996 (Atlanta and Palermo), and reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 25, in February 2000. Alami reached the semifinals of the 2000 Monte Carlo Masters, defeating Magnus Norman and Albert Costa en route.

His son, Yanis, died Sunday 18th of August 2019 due to a motorcycle incident in Indonesia when he was just 16 years old.[citation needed] [1]

Tennis careerEdit

Alami represented his native country as a qualifier at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he was defeated in the first round by Switzerland's eventual winner Marc Rosset. He also reached the quarterfinals of the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.

He defeated Pete Sampras in the first round of the 1994 Doha tournament, a year in which Sampras dominated the tour. He is now the Tournament Director of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha. He also works as a tennis commentator for the most popular Arabic sports channel beIN Sports.

As well as his semifinal run at the 2000 Monte-Carlo Masters, Alami reached the quarterfinals of the 1997 Rome Masters.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Mar 1994 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Renzo Furlan 2–6, 2–6
Win 2. Apr 1996 Atlanta, United States Clay   Nicklas Kulti 6–3, 6–4
Win 3. Sep 1996 Palermo, Italy Clay   Adrian Voinea 7–5, 2–1 ret.
Loss 4. Jun 1998 Bologna, Italy Clay   Julián Alonso 1–6, 4–6
Loss 5. Apr 1999 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Félix Mantilla 6–7(2–7), 3–6, 3–6
Loss 6. Sep 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Alberto Martín 2–6, 3–6

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

Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jun 1996 Bologna, Italy Clay   Gábor Köves   Brent Haygarth
  Christo van Rensburg
1–6, 4–6
Loss 2. Mar 1997 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Hicham Arazi   João Cunha e Silva
  Nuno Marques
6–7, 2–6
Win 3. Sep 1997 Marbella, Spain Clay   Julián Alonso   Alberto Berasategui
  Jordi Burillo
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
Loss 4. Oct 1997 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Maurice Ruah   Luis Lobo
  Fernando Meligeni
1–6, 3–6


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