Sashi Menon (born 9 August 1952) is an Indian former professional tennis player. He was active from 1970 to 1984 and played over 700 hundred matches and won 4 career singles titles,[1] in addition he also won 3 doubles titles.

Sashi Menon
Country (sports) India
Born (1952-08-09) 9 August 1952 (age 71)
Madras, India
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Turned pro1970
Career record234–270 (46.4%)[1]
Career titles4[1]
Highest rankingNo. 71 (21 October 1975)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1975, 1982)
French Open2R (1976)
Wimbledon2R (1976, 1980, 1982)
US Open2R (1975, 1976, 1977)
Career record124–170
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 81 (12 December 1976)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1975)
French Open2R (1977)
Wimbledon3R (1976)
US Open2R (1977)



He played his first singles tournament in 1970 at the qualifiers for the Pacific Southwest Championships.[1] In 1971 he entered his first major tournament at the US Open where he lost in the first round to Željko Franulović.[1] In 1972 he was a quarter finalist at the Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships where he lost to Mark Cox.[1]

In 1973 he reached his first senior tournament final at the Kona Kai Open in San Diego where he was beaten by John Andrews,[1] the same year he won his first title at the Charles Farrell Invitation played at the Racquet Club of Palm Springs against Larry Nagler,[1] and was a losing finalist at the Blue and Gray Championships in Montgomery, Alabama to Raz Reid,[2][1]

In 1976 he reached the final of the Bangalore Open but lost to Kim Warwick.[1] In 1978 he reached the finals of the Tinton Falls Open in Trinton Falls, New Jersey and won the title against John Sadri.[1] His final singles title came in 1979 at the South Fulton Tennis Classic at College Park, Georgia that was part of the American Express Satellite Circuit that year.[1] He played his final singles event at the International Championships of Egypt in Cairo in 1984.[1]

Career finals


Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1.[1] 1973 Kona Kai Open Hard   John Andrews 1–6, 5–7
Win 1.[1] 1973 Charles Farrell Invitation Clay   Larry Nagler 7–6, 7–5
Loss 2.[1] 1973 Blue Gray Championships ?   Raz Reid 3–6, 6–7
Win 2.[1] 1974 Washington Classic Hard   Terry Moor 6–3, 6–2
Loss 3.[1] 1976 Bangalore Open Clay   Kim Warwick 1–6, 5–7
Win 3.[1] 1978 Tinton Falls Open Hard   John Sadri 3–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win 4.[1] 1979 South Fulton Tennis Classic Hard   Terry Moor 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runners-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1978 Mexico City WCT, Mexico Hard   Gene Mayer   Marcello Lara
  Raúl Ramírez
6–3, 7–6
Win 2. 1978 Lagos, Nigeria Clay   George Hardie   Colin Dowdeswell
  Jürgen Fassbender
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 1. 1978 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay   Gene Mayer   Sandy Mayer
  Sherwood Stewart
6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Win 3. 1978 Calcutta, India Clay   Sherwood Stewart   Gilles Moretton
  Yannick Noah
7–6, 6–4


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Players:Menon, Sashi". The Tennis Base. Madrid: Tennismem SL. Retrieved 13 January 2024.
  2. ^ "History". Blue Gray National Tennis Classic. Retrieved 13 January 2024.