Jim Grabb

Jim Grabb

Jim Grabb
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Hermosa Beach, California
Born (1964-04-14) 14 April 1964
Tucson, Arizona
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro 1986
Retired 1997
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $3,274,155
Singles
Career record 179–199 (ATP, Grand Prix and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 24 (12 February 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1988)
French Open 2R (1992)
Wimbledon 3R (1988, 1990)
US Open 4R (1989)
Doubles
Career record 395–237 (ATP, Grand Prix and Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 23
Highest ranking No. 1 (12 June 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1989, 1993, 1996)
French Open W (1989)
Wimbledon F (1992)
US Open W (1992)

Jim Grabb (born April 14, 1964) is an American former professional tennis player. He was ranked the World No. 1 doubles player in 1989 and in 1993. Grabb's best singles ranking was World No. 24, a ranking he achieved in February 1990.

Contents

  • Tennis career 1
    • College 1.1
    • Professional career 1.2
    • Davis Cup 1.3
    • Hall of Fame 1.4
  • Grand Slam men's doubles finals (3) 2
    • Wins (2) 2.1
    • Runner-up (1) 2.2
  • Career doubles finals (50) 3
    • Titles (23) 3.1
    • Doubles performance timeline in major tournaments 3.2
  • Grand Prix and ATP Tour singles finals (3) 4
    • Titles (2) 4.1
  • Miscellaneous 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Tennis career

College

Grabb is Jewish, and was born in Tucson, Arizona.[1] Grabb was from 1984 to 1986 a 3-time doubles and 2-time singles All-American, helping Stanford University win the NCAA title in 1986 and finish runner-up in 1984.

In 1986 he won the annual Rafael Osuna Award, presented by college coaches for good sportsmanship and valuable contributions to the sport.[2]

Professional career

Grabb defeated Andre Agassi at a singles tournament in Seoul, Korea in 1987 for his first career victory.[1] He won two doubles Grand Slam events: the 1989 French Open (with Patrick McEnroe) and the 1992 U.S. Open (with Richey Reneberg).[1] He won 23 doubles tour titles, with 26 finals appearances.[1] He won two tour singles titles, in 1987 at Seoul and in 1992 at Taipei.[3] His best showing in a Grand Slam event was 4th round appearance in the 1989 U.S. Open.

Grabb won the Men's 35 Senior Doubles with his tennis partner, Richey Reneberg, at the 2002 and 2003 U.S. Open.[4]

Davis Cup

He was a member of the United States Davis Cup team in 1993.[3]

Hall of Fame

The Northern California section of the USTA inducted Grabb into its Hall of Fame in 2006.[2]

Grand Slam men's doubles finals (3)

Wins (2)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1989 French Open Patrick McEnroe Mansour Bahrami
Eric Winogradsky
6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6(5)
1992 U.S. Open Richey Reneberg Kelly Jones
Rick Leach
3–6, 7–6(2), 6–3, 6–3

Runner-up (1)

Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
1992 Wimbledon Richey Reneberg John McEnroe
Michael Stich
7–5, 6–7(5), 6–3, 6–7(5), 17–19

Career doubles finals (50)

Titles (23)

Legend
Grand Slam (2)
Tennis Masters Cup (1)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP Championship Series (7)
ATP World Series (12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (12)
Clay (2)
Grass (1)
Carpet (8)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. April 27, 1987 Seoul, South Korea Hard Ken Flach Eric Korita
Mike Leach
7–6, 1–6, 5–7
Winner 1. October 5, 1987 San Francisco, U.S. Carpet Patrick McEnroe Glenn Layendecker
Todd Witsken
6–2, 0–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. October 26, 1987 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Sammy Giammalva Jr. Broderick Dyke
Tom Nijssen
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. November 9, 1987 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Jim Pugh Stefan Edberg
Anders Järryd
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 4. January 11, 1988 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Sammy Giammalva Jr. Marty Davis
Tim Pawsat
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 5. April 25, 1988 Seoul, South Korea Hard Gary Donnelly Andrew Castle
Roberto Saad
7–6, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. August 22, 1988 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard Patrick McEnroe Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. September 26, 1988 Los Angeles, U.S. Hard Peter Doohan John McEnroe
Mark Woodforde
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. October 31, 1988 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Christo van Rensburg Paul Annacone
John Fitzgerald
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. November 7, 1988 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Kevin Curren Paul Annacone
John Fitzgerald
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 9. April 3, 1989 Miami, U.S. Hard Patrick McEnroe Jakob Hlasek
Anders Järryd
3–6, ret.
Winner 3. June 12, 1989 French Open, Paris Clay Patrick McEnroe Mansour Bahrami
Eric Winogradsky
6–4, 2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 10. July 31, 1989 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard Patrick McEnroe Neil Broad
Gary Muller
7–6, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 4. December 10, 1989 Masters Doubles, London Carpet Patrick McEnroe John Fitzgerald
Anders Järryd
7–5, 7–6, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 11. March 12, 1990 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard Patrick McEnroe Boris Becker
Guy Forget
6–4, 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 12. May 14, 1990 Kiawah Island, U.S. Clay Leonardo Lavalle Scott Davis
David Pate
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 13. June 18, 1990 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Patrick McEnroe Jakob Hlasek
Michael Stich
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 14. October 22, 1990 Lyon, France Carpet David Pate Patrick Galbraith
Kelly Jones
6–7, 4–6
Winner 5. November 12, 1990 Wembley, England Carpet Patrick McEnroe Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
7–6, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 6. October 7, 1991 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Richey Reneberg Luke Jensen
Laurie Warder
6–4, 6–4
Winner 7. October 14, 1991 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Richey Reneberg Scott Davis
David Pate
7–5, 2–6, 7–6
Winner 8. January 13, 1992 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Wayne Ferreira Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
6–4, 6–3
Winner 9. February 10, 1992 San Francisco, U.S. Hard (i) Richey Reneberg Pieter Aldrich
Danie Visser
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 15. February 24, 1992 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Richey Reneberg Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
4–6, 6–7
Winner 10. April 20, 1992 Hong Kong Hard Brad Gilbert Byron Black
Byron Talbot
6–2, 6–1
Winner 11. June 15, 1992 Rosmalen, Netherlands Grass Richey Reneberg John McEnroe
Michael Stich
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 16. July 6, 1992 Wimbledon, London Grass Richey Reneberg John McEnroe
Michael Stich
7–5, 6–7, 6–3, 6–7, 17–19
Winner 12. August 24, 1992 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Richey Reneberg Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
7–6, 6–2
Winner 13. September 14, 1992 U.S. Open, New York Hard Richey Reneberg Kelly Jones
Rick Leach
3–6, 7–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 17. October 12, 1992 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Richey Reneberg Patrick McEnroe
Jonathan Stark
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 18. October 19, 1992 Tokyo Indoor, Japan Carpet Richey Reneberg Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–7, 4–6
Winner 14. February 22, 1993 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Richey Reneberg Marcos Ondruska
Brad Pearce
6–7, 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 19. February 14, 1994 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Jared Palmer Byron Black
Jonathan Stark
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 20. February 21, 1994 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Jared Palmer Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 4–6
Winner 15. April 18, 1994 Hong Kong Hard Brett Steven Jonas Björkman
Patrick Rafter
W/O
Runner-up 21. August 22, 1994 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Richey Reneberg Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
3–6, 4–6
Winner 16. February 13, 1995 San Jose, U.S. Hard (i) Patrick McEnroe Alex O'Brien
Sandon Stolle
3–6, 7–5, 6–0
Winner 17. February 27, 1995 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Jonathan Stark Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 22. March 27, 1995 Miami, U.S. Hard Patrick McEnroe Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
3–6, 6–7
Winner 18. October 16, 1995 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Jared Palmer Kent Kinnear
David Wheaton
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 23. November 6, 1995 Paris, France Carpet Todd Martin Grant Connell
Patrick Galbraith
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 24. February 5, 1996 Shanghai, China Carpet Michael Tebbutt Mark Knowles
Roger Smith
6–4, 2–6, 6–7
Winner 19. August 19, 1996 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard Richey Reneberg Petr Korda
Cyril Suk
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 20. October 7, 1996 Lyon, France Carpet Richey Reneberg Neil Broad
Piet Norval
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 25. October 6, 1997 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Karsten Braasch Tim Henman
Marc Rosset
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 21. March 2, 1998 London, England Carpet Martin Damm Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Daniel Vacek
6–4, 7–5
Winner 22. May 25, 1998 St. Poelten, Austria Clay David Macpherson David Adams
Wayne Black
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 26. July 27, 1998 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Joshua Eagle Olivier Delaître
Fabrice Santoro
1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 23. August 10, 1998 Toronto, Canada Hard Martin Damm Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Runner-up 27. February 21, 2000 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Richey Reneberg Justin Gimelstob
Sébastien Lareau
2–6, 4–6

Doubles performance timeline in major tournaments

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A NH A 1R QF A A 2R QF 1R A QF 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 9 11–9
French Open A A A A A W SF 1R QF A 1R QF 3R 3R 3R 1R A 1 / 10 22–9
Wimbledon A A A 1R SF 3R 3R 1R F A A 1R 3R SF 3R 2R A 0 / 11 21–11
U.S. Open 2R A A 1R 3R 2R A 1R W A 1R 1R A SF QF 2R A 1 / 11 18–10
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 0 2 / 41 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–2 5–3 11–3 6–2 0–3 15–3 3–1 0–3 3–3 6–3 12–4 8–4 2–4 0–0 N/A 72–39
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These tournaments were not

Masters Series events

before 1990.
F SF A QF 2R 1R QF 2R 2R 2R A 0 / 9 13–9
Miami A 2R A A 2R F QF A 3R 2R 1R 0 / 7 9–7
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome 1R A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 4 1–4
Hamburg A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 3 0–3
Canada A 2R QF A 2R 2R A A W QF A 1 / 6 9–5
Cincinnati A 2R QF A 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 5–8
Stuttgart (Stockholm) 1R A A A A 2R SF 2R 2R A A 0 / 5 4–5
Paris QF 1R SF A 1R F 2R 1R 2R A A 0 / 8 9–8
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 4 0 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 5 0 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 6 1 / 9 0 / 6 0 / 1 1 / 51 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 5–4 5–5 4–3 1–1 4–5 8–6 9–5 3–6 8–8 3–6 0–1 N/A 50–50
Year End Ranking 167 406 268 28 13 9 24 22 3 116 36 15 25 32 15 85 208 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

Grand Prix and ATP Tour singles finals (3)

Titles (2)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. April 27, 1987 Seoul, South Korea Hard Andre Agassi 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. July 23, 1990 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard Andre Agassi 1–6, 4–6
Winner 2. October 26, 1992 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Jamie Morgan 6–3, 6–3

Miscellaneous

Grabb was ranked 17th on Sports Illustrated's list of Arizona's 50 Greatest Sports Figures of the 20th century.[1] He served as vice president of the ATP Tour Player Council in 1998–99.[1]

Grabb married Sarah Stenn in 2002 in California. While on tour he resided, at least for a time, in Hermosa Beach, California.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Grabb, Jim". Jews in Sports. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "NorCal USTA Honors Hall of Fame Inductees at Bank of the West Classic ...Jeff Arons, Jim Grabb, Tracy Houk and Barbara Jordan inducted". Bank of the West Classic. Archived from the original on October 21, 2006. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Jim Grabb". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Celebrity Jews in the News". Jewish News Weelky. September 18, 2003. Archived from the original on January 13, 2006. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Jim Grabb". ATP World Tour. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 

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