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Christo van Rensburg

Christo van Rensburg
Country (sports) {{ flagicon/core | alias = South Africa | South Africa
 South Africa
Residence Austin, TX, USA
Born (1962-10-23) 23 October 1962
Uitenhage, South Africa
Height
Turned pro 1983
Retired 1997
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,928,431
Singles
Career record 166–160
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 19 (29 February 1988)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1989)
Wimbledon 4R (1986, 1989)
US Open 4R (1990)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record 297–216
Career titles 20
Highest ranking No. 5 (4 May 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1985)
French Open QF (1985)
Wimbledon SF (1986)
US Open SF (1989)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals SF (1986)

Christo van Rensburg (born 23 October 1962) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.

Van Rensburg turned professional in 1983. He won his first tour doubles title later that year at Cleveland.

Van Rensburg won 20 top-level doubles titles during his career, including one Grand Slam men's doubles title at the Australian Open in 1985, partnering Paul Annacone. He also won two ATP singles titles at Orlando in 1987, and at Johannesburg in 1989. Van Rensburg's career-high rankings were World No. 19 in singles (achieved in 1988) and World No. 5 in doubles (achieved in 1987). His career prize money totalled $1,928,431. He retired from the professional tour in 1995.

Van Rensburg is one of only two men to beat Pete Sampras in straight sets at Wimbledon (doing so in 1990, where Sampras was the No. 12 seed), the other being 1996 Champion Richard Krajicek.

Singles finals (6)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (2–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 22 March 1987 Orlando Hard Jimmy Connors 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 14 November 1988 Johannesburg Hard (i) Jakob Hlasek 7–6, 4–6, 1–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 18 June 1989 London (Queen's Club) Grass Ivan Lendl 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 19 November 1989 Johannesburg Hard (i) Paul Chamberlin 6–4, 7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 8 April 1990 Orlando Hard Brad Gilbert 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 13 October 1991 Tel Aviv Hard Leonardo Lavalle 2–6, 6–3, 3–6

Doubles finals (32)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 1983 Cleveland, United States Hard {{ flagicon/core alias = South Africa Mike Myburg Francisco González
Matt Mitchell
7–6, 7–5
Winner 2. 1984 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Grass Paul Annacone Tom Gullikson
Scott McCain
7–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 1985 Delray Beach, United States Hard Paul Annacone Sherwood Stewart
Kim Warwick
7–5, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 4. 1985 Atlanta, United States Carpet Paul Annacone Steve Denton
Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1985 Las Vegas, United States Hard Paul Annacone Pat Cash
John Fitzgerald
6–7, 7–6, 6–7
Runner-up 2. 1985 Newport, United States Grass Paul Annacone Peter Doohan
Sammy Giammalva Jr.
1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 1985 Los Angeles, United States Hard Paul Annacone Scott Davis
Robert Van't Hof
3–6, 6–7
Winner 5. 1985 San Francisco, United States Carpet Paul Annacone Brad Gilbert
Sandy Mayer
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. 1985 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Colin Dowdeswell Amos Mansdorf
Shahar Perkiss
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 7. 1985 Australian Open, Melbourne Grass Paul Annacone Mark Edmondson
Kim Warwick
3–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1986 Masters Doubles WCT, London Carpet Paul Annacone Heinz Günthardt
Balázs Taróczy
4–6, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1986 Stratton Mountain, United States Hard Paul Annacone Peter Fleming
John McEnroe
3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 8. 1986 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Mike De Palmer Andrés Gómez
Sherwood Stewart
3–6, 6–2, 7–6
Winner 9. 1987 Key Biscayne, United States Hard Paul Annacone Ken Flach
Robert Seguso
6–2, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 6. 1987 Orlando, United States Hard Paul Annacone Sherwood Stewart
Kim Warwick
6–2, 6–7, 4–6
Winner 10. 1987 Chicago, United States Carpet Paul Annacone Mike De Palmer
Gary Donnelly
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 7. 1988 Paris Indoor, France Carpet Jim Grabb Paul Annacone
John Fitzgerald
2–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 1989 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Paul Annacone Scott Davis
Tim Wilkison
7–6, 6–7, 6–1
Winner 12. 1989 Philadelphia, United States Carpet Paul Annacone Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 8. 1989 Scottsdale, United States Hard Paul Annacone Rick Leach
Jim Pugh
7–6, 3–6, 2–6, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 1989 San Francisco, United States Carpet Paul Annacone {{ flagicon/core alias = South Africa Pieter Aldrich
{{ flagicon/core
alias = South Africa Danie Visser 4–6, 3–6
Winner 13. 1990 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) {{ flagicon/core alias = South Africa Stefan Kruger {{ flagicon/core alias = South Africa Neil Broad
{{ flagicon/core
alias = South Africa Gary Muller 4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 14. 1990 Tel-Aviv, Israel Hard Nduka Odizor Ronnie Båthman
Rikard Bergh
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1991 Singapore Hard {{ flagicon/core alias = South Africa Stefan Kruger Grant Connell
Glenn Michibata
4–6, 7–5, 6–7
Runner-up 11. 1992 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet Patrick Baur John Fitzgerald
Sandon Stolle
6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 12. 1993 Marseille, France Carpet Ivan Lendl Arnaud Boetsch
Olivier Delaître
3–6, 6–7
Winner 15. 1993 Osaka, Japan Hard Mark Keil Glenn Michibata
David Pate
7–6, 6–3
Winner 16. 1993 Newport, United States Grass Javier Frana Byron Black
Jim Pugh
4–6, 6–1, 7–6
Winner 17. 1994 Birmingham, United States Clay Richey Reneberg Brian MacPhie
David Witt
2–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 18. 1995 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Vincent Spadea Jiří Novák
David Rikl
6–3, 6–3
Winner 19. 1996 Atlanta, United States Clay David Wheaton Bill Behrens
Matt Lucena
7–6, 6–2
Winner 20. 1996 Bologna, Italy Clay {{ flagicon/core alias = South Africa Brent Haygarth Karim Alami
Gábor Köves
6–1, 6–4

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