Roberto Azar (born 21 March 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

Roberto Azar
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires
Born (1966-03-21) 21 March 1966 (age 53)
Lincoln, Argentina
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1984
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$441,303
Singles
Career record48-90
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 81 (11 June 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1990)
Wimbledon1R (1992, 1993)
US Open1R (1990, 1991)

CareerEdit

Azar was runner-up of the San Marino Open in 1989. He also reached the semi-finals at the Bologna Outdoor tournament that season, beating world 27 Ronald Agenor in quarter-finals. He finished runner-up in the

In 1990 he made quarter-finals in Casablanca and then put together the best performance of his career up to that date by reaching the round of 16 in the ATP German Open, one of the tours most prestigious events. He defeated 11th seed and world number 18 Carl-Uwe Steeb in the second round. Another solid effort in Umag saw him make the quarter-finals and he entered the 1990 French Open as a qualifier, but had entered the top 100 for the first time. In what was his first ever Grand Slam, Azar defeated American Lawson Duncan and Czech Martin Střelba, before losing to Jonas Svensson in the third round. He also made the semi-finals of the Sanremo Open, later that year.[1]

He was a quarter-finalist at Genoa and a semi-finalist at San Marino in 1991. The following year he won his only other Grand Slam match, French Open against Henrik Holm. In 1993 made the quarter-finals at Atlanta.[2]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1989 San Marino, San Marino Clay   José Francisco Altur 7–6, 4–6, 1–6

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 1987 Bari, Italy Clay   Marcelo Ingaramo   Christer Allgårdh
  Ulf Stenlund
3–6, 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1992 Reggio Calabria, Italy Clay   Alberto Berasategui 6–4, 6–2

ReferencesEdit