Sammy Giammalva Jr.

Sammy Giammalva Jr. (born March 24, 1963) is a former professional tennis player from the United States. During his career he won 2 singles titles and 4 doubles titles. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 28 in 1985 and a career-high doubles ranking of World No. 22 in 1984.

Sammy Giammalva Jr.
Country (sports) United States
Born (1963-03-24) March 24, 1963 (age 58)
Houston, USA
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Turned pro1981
Retired1990
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeUniversity of Texas
Prize money$754,113
Singles
Career record161–164
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 28 (21 October 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1982)
French Open2R (1986)
Wimbledon4R (1985)
US Open3R (1980)
Other tournaments
WCT FinalsQF (1981)
Doubles
Career record156–139
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 22 (29 October 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1983, 1984)
French Open1R (1986, 1987)
WimbledonQF (1983)
US Open3R (1983, 1988)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open2R (1988)

Giammalva's father Sam played top-level amateur tennis and participated on two Davis Cup winning teams for the U.S. His older brother Tony was also a touring pro.

Giammalva left the Grand Prix tour in 1989 and enrolled in Rice University.[1]

Career finalsEdit

Singles (2 wins, 5 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1981 Napa, U.S. Hard   Scott Davis 6–3, 5–7, 6–1
Loss 1. 1981 Houston, U.S. Clay   Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 4–6
Win 2. 1983 Monterrey, Mexico Carpet   Ben Testerman 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 2. 1983 Hong Kong Hard   Wally Masur 1–6, 1–6
Loss 3. 1984 Houston WCT, U.S. Clay   Mark Dickson 3–6, 2–6
Loss 4. 1984 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass   John Fitzgerald 3–6, 3–6
Loss 5. 1987 Newport, U.S. Grass   Dan Goldie 7–6, 4–6, 4–6

Doubles (4 wins, 13 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1981 Atlanta, U.S. Hard   Tony Giammalva   Fritz Buehning
  Peter Fleming
4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Loss 2. 1981 Vienna, Vienna Hard (i)   Fred McNair   Steve Denton
  Tim Wilkison
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 1. 1981 Bologna, Italy Carpet   Henri Leconte   Tomáš Šmíd
  Balázs Taróczy
7–6, 6–4
Win 2. 1982 Zurich WCT, Switzerland Carpet   Tom Gullikson   Wojciech Fibak
  John Fitzgerald
6–4, 6–2
Loss 3. 1982 Florence, Italy Clay   Tony Giammalva   Paolo Bertolucci
  Adriano Panatta
6–7, 1–6
Loss 4. 1982 Zell Am See WCT, Austria Clay   Tony Giammalva   Wojciech Fibak
  Bruce Manson
7–6, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 5. 1983 Hong Kong Hard   Steve Meister   Drew Gitlin
  Craig Miller
2–6, 2–6
Loss 6. 1984 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet   Mike De Palmer   Peter Fleming
  John McEnroe
3–6, 4–6
Win 3. 1984 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Tony Giammalva   Mark Edmondson
  Sherwood Stewart
7–6, 6–4
Loss 7. 1985 Fort Myers, U.S. Hard   David Pate   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Win 4. 1985 Newport, U.S. Grass   Peter Doohan   Paul Annacone
  Christo van Rensburg
6–1, 6–3
Loss 8. 1985 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Greg Holmes   Scott Davis
  David Pate
6–7, 7–6, 3–6
Loss 9. 1986 Livingston, U.S. Hard   Greg Holmes   Bob Greene
  Wally Masur
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Loss 10. 1987 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet   Jim Grabb   Broderick Dyke
  Tom Nijssen
3–6, 2–6
Loss 11. 1988 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Jim Grabb   Martin Davis
  Tim Pawsat
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 12. 1988 Livingston, U.S. Hard   Marc Flur   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
6–2, 4–6, 5–7
Loss 13. 1989 Livingston, U.S. Hard   Kelly Evernden   Tim Pawsat
  Tim Wilkison
5–7, 3–6

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