Noam Behr

Noam Behr (Hebrew: נועם בר‎; born October 13, 1975) is an Israeli professional tennis player who turned pro in 1994.

Noam Behr
Country (sports) Israel
ResidenceTel Aviv, Israel
Born (1975-10-13) October 13, 1975 (age 44)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1994
Prize money$296,810
Career record6–14
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 127 (8 October 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (1996)
French OpenQ3 (1998)
WimbledonQ1 (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
US Open1R (1998)
Career record8–20
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 109 (11 October 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2000)
French Open1R (2001)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001)
US Open1R (2001)

His career-high singles ranking was No. 127 (October 2001), and his career-high doubles ranking was No. 109 (October 1999).

Tennis careerEdit

Most of Behr's success was on the Challenger and Futures level, but he often participated in qualifying tournaments of major ATP events.[1]

In 1992, he reached the finals of the US Open boys' singles, losing 7–5, 6–2 to Brian Dunn of the United States. He and Yshai Oliel, who reached the boys' singles final at the 2017 Australian Open, are the only two Israelis to have reached the finals in a boys' Grand Slam event.[2]

In October 1995, he upset world No. 97 Jeff Tarango in Tel Aviv, 6–4, 3–6, 7–5. In October 1998 he and Eyal Ran won in Uzbekistan. In December 1998 and February and April 1999, he and Ran won in Mumbai, Calcutta, and New Delhi, India. In October, he and Ran won in Tel Aviv, and he and Andrei Stoliarov won in Uzbekistan.

In July 2000, he and partner Eyal Erlich won in Istanbul, Turkey. In October 2000 in Germany, he defeated world No. 66 Martin Damm, 3–6, 6–1, 6–4. That same month he and partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan won in Nevers, France. In July 2001 in Toronto, he beat world No. 53 David Prinosil, 6–1, 7–6(2). In September in Shanghai, he beat world No. 80 Andrew Ilie 7–5, 6–4. In January 2001, he and Andy Ram won in Aventura, Florida. In March, he and Noam Okun won in Kyoto, Japan, and in Hamilton, New Zealand.

In April 2002, he and Ota Fukárek won the doubles in Leon, Mexico. In July 2002, he and partner Michael Joyce won a tournament in Quebec, Canada. He was eliminated in qualifiers at the 2002 U.S. Open.

Behr is now the coach of Ram and Erhlich.

Davis CupEdit

Behr was 6–7 in Davis Cup play for Israel from 1995 to 2001.[3]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: (1 runner-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Oct 1996 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Eyal Erlich   Marcos Ondruska
  Grant Stafford
3–6, 2–6

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Noam Behr". July 8, 2004. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Player – Profile". Davis Cup. Retrieved January 8, 2011.

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