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Robert Arthur Seguso (born May 1, 1963) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won four Grand Slam men's doubles titles (two Wimbledon, one French Open and one US Open). He also won the men's doubles Gold Medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, partnering Ken Flach. Seguso reached the world no. 1 doubles ranking in 1985. He won a total of 29 career doubles titles between 1984 and 1991.

Robert Seguso
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida
Born (1963-05-01) May 1, 1963 (age 56)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[1]
Turned pro1983
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 1,888,353
Singles
Career record88–92
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 22 (March 9, 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1987)
French Open3R (1986)
Wimbledon4R (1985)
US Open2R (1983, 1986, 1988)
Doubles
Career record361–151
Career titles29
Highest rankingNo. 1 (September 9, 1985)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1987)
French OpenW (1987)
WimbledonW (1987, 1988)
US OpenW (1985)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (1987, 1991)

Seguso played doubles with Flach on the U.S. Davis Cup team from 1985 to 1991, compiling a 10–2 record. He was also a member of the U.S. team which won the World Team Cup in 1985.

Before turning professional, Seguso played tennis for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, where he was an NCAA Division II singles finalist in 1982 and Division I doubles finalist in 1983.

Seguso married the Canadian tennis player Carling Bassett in 1987. The couple have five children – sons Holden John (born in 1988) and Ridley Jack (1991), and daughters Carling Junior (1992), Lennon Shy and Theodora.

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Grand Slam men's doubles finals (6)Edit

Wins (4)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winner 1985 U.S. Open   Ken Flach   Henri Leconte
  Yannick Noah
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), 7–6(8–6), 6–0
Winner 1987 French Open   Anders Järryd   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
6–7(5–7), 6–7(2–7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 1987 Wimbledon   Ken Flach   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3), 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 1987 U.S. Open   Ken Flach   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
6–7(1–7), 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 1988 Wimbledon (2)   Ken Flach   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 1989 U.S. Open (2)   Ken Flach   John McEnroe
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6

Doubles titles (29)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (4–2)
Olympic Gold (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (1–2)
ATP Masters Series (1–1)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP Tour (21–14)
Titles by Surface
Hard (12–13)
Clay (7–1)
Grass (4–1)
Carpet (6–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. December 12, 1983 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet   Ken Flach   Wally Masur
  Kim Warwick
6–7, 4–6
Winner 1. June 11, 1984 Rome, Italy Clay   Ken Flach   John Alexander
  Mike Leach
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. July 16, 1984 Newport, United States Grass   Ken Flach   David Graham
  Laurie Warder
4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. July 23, 1984 Boston, United States Clay   Ken Flach   Gary Donnelly
  Ernie Fernandez
6–4, 6–4
Winner 3. August 13, 1984 Indianapolis, United States Clay   Ken Flach   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
7–6, 7–5
Winner 4. September 17, 1984 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Wojtek Fibak
  Sandy Mayer
4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 5. October 29, 1984 Hong Kong Hard   Ken Flach   Mark Edmondson
  Paul McNamee
6–7, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 6. November 6, 1984 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet   Ken Flach   Drew Gitlin
  Hank Pfister
6–1, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 7. January 6, 1985 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet   Ken Flach   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 3. February 25, 1985 La Quinta, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Heinz Günthardt
  Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 8. April 1, 1985 Fort Myers, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Sammy Giammalva Jr.
  David Pate
3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. April 8, 1985 Chicago, United States Carpet   Ken Flach   Johan Kriek
  Yannick Noah
6–3, 6–4, 5–7, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 9. May 13, 1985 Forest Hills, United States Clay   Ken Flach   Givaldo Barbosa
  Ivan Kley
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 5. May 20, 1985 Rome, Italy Clay   Ken Flach   Anders Järryd
  Mats Wilander
6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 10. June 17, 1985 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Ken Flach   Pat Cash
  John Fitzgerald
3–6, 6–3, 16–14
Winner 11. July 29, 1985 Indianapolis, United States Clay   Ken Flach   Pavel Složil
  Kim Warwick
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. August 12, 1985 Stratton Mountain, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Scott Davis
  David Pate
6–3, 6–7, 6–7
Winner 12. August 19, 1985 Montreal, Canada Hard   Ken Flach   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
5–7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 13. September 9, 1985 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Ken Flach   Henri Leconte
  Yannick Noah
6–7, 7–6, 7–6, 6–0
Winner 14. October 28, 1985 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Ken Flach   Scott Davis
  David Pate
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Winner 15. February 10, 1986 Memphis, United States Carpet   Ken Flach   Guy Forget
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 16. March 31, 1986 Chicago, United States Carpet   Ken Flach   Eddie Edwards
  Francisco González
6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 7. March 9, 1987 Miami, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
2–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 17. June 8, 1987 French Open, Paris Clay   Anders Järryd   Guy Forget
  Yannick Noah
6–7, 6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 18. July 6, 1987 Wimbledon, London Grass   Ken Flach   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 8. July 20, 1987 Livingston, New Jersey, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Gary Donnelly
  Greg Holmes
6–7, 3–6
Winner 19. August 24, 1987 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Steve Denton
  John Fitzgerald
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 9. September 14, 1987 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Ken Flach   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
6–7, 2–6, 6–4, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 10. October 19, 1987 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i)   Boris Becker   Darren Cahill
  Mark Kratzmann
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 11. November 16, 1987 Wembley, England Carpet   Ken Flach   Miloslav Mečíř
  Tomáš Šmíd
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 12. December 13, 1987 Masters Doubles, London Carpet   Ken Flach   Miloslav Mečíř
  Tomáš Šmíd
4–6, 5–7, 7–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. March 28, 1988 Miami, United States Hard   Ken Flach   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–7, 1–6, 5–7
Winner 20. June 13, 1988 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Ken Flach   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–2, 7–6
Winner 21. July 4, 1988 Wimbledon, London Grass   Ken Flach   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 14. August 2, 1988 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 3–6
Winner 22. August 15, 1988 Toronto, Canada Hard   Ken Flach   Andrew Castle
  Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–3
Winner 23. September 26, 1988 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Ken Flach   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 6–4, 6–7, 6–7, 9–7
Winner 24. November 14, 1988 Wembley, England Carpet   Ken Flach   Martin Davis
  Brad Drewett
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 15. November 21, 1988 Detroit, United States Carpet   Ken Flach   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 1–6
Winner 25. April 24, 1989 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Ken Flach   Kevin Curren
  David Pate
7–6, 7–6
Winner 26. August 21, 1989 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Pieter Aldrich
  Danie Visser
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 16. September 11, 1989 U.S. Open, New York Hard   Ken Flach   John McEnroe
  Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–4, 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 17. October 9, 1989 Orlando, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Scott Davis
  Tim Pawsat
5–7, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 18. March 25, 1991 Miami, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Wayne Ferreira
  Piet Norval
7–5, 6–7, 2–6
Winner 27. May 6, 1991 Tampa, United States Clay   Ken Flach   David Pate
  Richey Reneberg
6–7, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 19. July 22, 1991 Washington, D.C., United States Hard   Ken Flach   Scott Davis
  David Pate
4–6, 2–6
Winner 28. August 12, 1991 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–7, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 29. August 19, 1991 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Ken Flach   Kent Kinnear
  Sven Salumaa
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 20. November 24, 1991 Doubles Championships, Johannesburg Hard (i)   Ken Flach   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
4–6, 4–6, 6–2, 4–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open 3R 2R A NH SF A A A A A A A A A 0 / 3 8–3
French Open A 1R QF QF W QF A 2R 2R A A A 1R A 1 / 8 17–7
Wimbledon A 3R 1R QF W W SF QF 3R 1R A A 1R A 2 / 10 26–8
U.S. Open 3R 2R W A F SF F 3R SF A A A A A 1 / 8 29–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 2 0 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 2 2 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 4 4 / 29 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 4–2 3–4 9–2 6–2 20–2 13–2 9–2 6–2 7–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 0–0 N/A 80–24
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
A 2R 2R A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Miami A F 2R A 1R A A 0 / 3 5–3
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada 1R SF 1R A A A A 0 / 3 3–3
Cincinnati 2R W A A A A A 1 / 2 6–1
Stuttgart (Stockholm) A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris A SF A A A A A 0 / 1 2–1
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 3 1 / 6 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 12 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 1–2 16–5 0–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 N/A 17–11
Year End Ranking 71 16 1 16 1 2 8 95 6 905 445 1170 507 1259 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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