Robert Van't Hof
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Robert Van't Hof (born April 10, 1959) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
|Full name||Robert Van't Hof|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||Newport Beach, California, U.S.|
|Born||April 10, 1959|
Lynwood, California, U.S.
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||83–105 (44.15%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 25 (July 4, 1983)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1981)|
|US Open||2R (1980, 1982)|
|Career record||170–171 (49.85%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 20 (August 25, 1986)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1990)|
|French Open||3R (1981)|
|Wimbledon||4R (1985, 1987)|
|US Open||QF (1985)|
He was a three year scholarship athlete at the University of Southern California (USC). Van't Hof was a three-time singles All American and two-time doubles All American. After he won the 1980 NCAA Singles Title his junior year, he left the university to turn professional.
Van't Hof was inducted into the ITA Hall of Fame in 2003.
Turning professional in 1980, Van't Hof won his first top-level singles title in 1981 at Taipei and his second in 1989 in Seoul. His best singles performance at a Grand Slam event came in 1983 at Wimbledon, where he reached the final 16.
Van't Hof won two top-level singles titles and six tour doubles titles, including the Pacific Southwest with Scott Davis in 1985, as an unseeded team. His career-high rankings were World No. 25 in singles (in 1983), and World No. 20 in doubles (in 1986). He retired from the professional tour in 1990.
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponents in the Final||Score in the Final|
|Runner-up||1.||1980||Hobart, Australia||Outdoor/Hard||Shlomo Glickstein||6–7, 4–6|
|Winner||1.||1981||Taipei, Taiwan||Indoor/Carpet||Pat DuPré||7–5, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2.||1982||Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.||Outdoor/Hard||Sandy Mayer||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||1989||Seoul, South Korea||Outdoor/Hard||Brad Drewett||7–5, 6–4|
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the Final||Score in the Final|
|Runner-up||1.||1981||Tokyo, Japan||Outdoor/Clay||Larry Stefanki|| Heinz Günthardt
|6–3, 2–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||2.||1982||Auckland, New Zealand||Outdoor/Hard||Larry Stefanki|| Andrew Jarrett
|Winner||1.||1982||Taipei, Taiwan||Indoor/Carpet||Larry Stefanki|| Fred McNair
|Winner||2.||1984||Bristol, England||Outdoor/Grass||Larry Stefanki|| John Alexander
|6–4, 5–7, 9–7|
|Winner||3.||1985||Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Outdoor/Hard||Scott Davis|| Paul Annacone
Christo van Rensburg
|Winner||4.||1986||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.||Indoor/Carpet||Andy Kohlberg|| Christo Steyn
|Winner||5.||1990||Auckland, New Zealand||Outdoor/Hard||Kelly Jones|| Gilad Bloom
|Winner||6.||1990||San Francisco, California, U.S.||Indoor/Carpet||Kelly Jones|| Glenn Layendecker
|2–6, 7–6, 6–3|
|Runner-up||3.||1991||Hong Kong, China||Outdoor/Hard||Glenn Michibata|| Patrick Galbraith