Shlomo Glickstein

Shlomo Glickstein (Hebrew: שלמה גליקשטיין‎; born 6 January 1958) is an Israeli former professional tennis player.

Shlomo Glickstein
שלמה גליקשטיין
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Country (sports) Israel
ResidenceAshkelon, Israel
Born (1958-01-06) 6 January 1958 (age 63)
Rehovot, Israel
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$588,880
Career record167–150
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 22 (8 November 1982)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1981)
French Open3R (1983)
Wimbledon3R (1985)
US Open2R (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983)
Career record101–135
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 28 (3 February 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1984)
French OpenF (1985)
US Open3R (1982)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (1987)
Medal record
Men's tennis
Representing  Israel
Maccabiah Games
Gold medal – first place 1981 Israel Men's Singles

He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in November 1982, and his career-high doubles ranking of World No. 28 in February 1986.

Early and personal lifeEdit

Glickstein was born in Rehovot, Israel, lives in Ashkelon, Israel, and is Jewish.[1][2] His parents immigrated to Israel from Poland.[1] He served in the Israel Defense Forces for three years, from the ages of 18 to 21, rising to the rank of sergeant.[1][3]

Tennis careerEdit

In 1980, Glickstein defeated World No. 35 Raúl Ramírez in the first round at Wimbledon.[4] He lost to Björn Borg (the eventual tournament winner) in the second round, but won the Wimbledon Plate in a consolation tournament.[4]

Glickstein's victories include wins against World No. 1 Ivan Lendl 6–2, 3–6, 7–5; No. 9 Harold Solomon; No. 10 Eliot Teltscher; and No. 11 Brian Gottfried.[4]

Glickstein retired in 1988. He served as director of the Israel Tennis Academy in Ramat Hasharon from 1992–96.[4]

In the spring of 1998 he was still managing the Israeli Davis Cup and Fed Cup teams.

Davis CupEdit

Glickstein was 44–22, and 22–4 on hard courts, in Davis Cup play from 1976–87.[5] He is Israel's all-time leader in total wins, singles wins (31), and doubles wins (13). As of 2008, his 44 wins was twice that of the Israeli with the second-most Davis Cup wins, Amos Mansdorf.

Maccabiah GamesEdit

Glickstein won the gold medal in men's singles in tennis at the 1981 Maccabiah Games,[3] the first Israeli to win a Maccabiah tennis championship.


Glickstein trained at Israel Tennis Centers.[6]

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1985 French Open Clay   Hans Simonsson   Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
3–6, 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 2 titlesEdit

Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Dec 1979 Australian Hard Court Championships Hard   Robert Van't Hof 7–6, 6–4
Win 2–0 Jul 1981 South Orange Open, U.S. Clay   Dick Stockton 6–3, 5–7, 6–4

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Shlomo Glickstein | Bio | ATP Tour | Tennis". ATP Tour.
  2. ^ "Jewish Post 12 March 1982 — Hoosier State Chronicles: Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program".
  3. ^ a b "The wily veteran seemingly had the match in hand,..." UPI.
  4. ^ a b c d "Glickstein, Shlomo". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Shlomo Glickstein Profile". Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  6. ^ "ITC Champions". Archived from the original on 19 February 2007.

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