Robbie Weiss

Robbie Weiss
Country (sports) United States
Born (1966-12-01) December 1, 1966
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Turned pro1988
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$499,723
Singles
Career record48–78
Career titles1
3 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 85 (29 October 1990)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
French Open1R (1993)
Wimbledon1R (1993, 1994)
US Open2R (1992, 1994)
Doubles
Career record3–6
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 271 (26 June 1989)
Last updated on: 12 June 2022.


Robbie Weiss (born December 1, 1966) is a former tour professional tennis player and NCAA Division 1 singles champion. The resident of Las Vegas achieved a career-high ATP ranking in singles of world No. 85, which he reached on the heels of winning his only ATP Tour event, the 1990 São Paulo Grand Prix. He also won, partnering Ricky Brown, the 1984 Wimbledon Championships junior doubles title.

Weiss played just a few tournaments on the ITF Junior Circuit and his only notable junior success was winning Wimbledon doubles crown in '84 partnering Brown. They won the final over Jonas Svensson and Mark Kratzmann despite losing the first set 1–6. As a collegian, Weiss won the 1988 NCAA Division 1 individual singles title despite being ranked only No. 48 in that year's preseason rankings. He did win however three individuals singles tournaments to raise his ranking to No. 1 entering the individual singles championship. In the title match, Weiss defeated UCLA's Brian Garrow 6–2, 4–6, 6–3 to become the first Pepperdine University player win an individual singles title. Weiss was an All-American selection 1986 and again in 1988. In '86 the Waves lost the team championship finals to Stanford.

Turning pro shortly after winning the NCAA individual title, Weiss scored tour singles match wins over at the time World No. 19 Tim Mayotte and No. 31 Karel Nováček both on grass courts in 1990, over World No. 6 Ivan Lendl and No. 21 Henrik Holm on hard courts in 1993, World No. 14 Boris Becker on hard courts in 1994, and most impressively over World No. 2 Stefan Edberg on hard courts in 1992. He won a main draw round at the 1993 Australian Open, over World No. 64 Richey Reneberg, 6–2 in the fifth. In addition to his Grand Prix event triumph in São Paulo in 1990, when he beat Jaime Yzaga in the final despite dropping the first set, Weiss took three Challenger event titles - Itu-São Paulo in November 1992; Palm Springs in 1993; and Granby in 1995.

In doubles, Weiss reached a career-high ranking of World No. 271, in June 1989. He won one Challenger - 1989 Salou, partnering Conny Falk.

Weiss resided during his junior days in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–0)
ATP World Series (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1–0)
Indoors (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 1990 São Paulo, Brazil Grand Prix Carpet Peru Jaime Yzaga 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–3

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 7 (3–4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3–4)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1989 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Mark Kaplan 4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 1989 Seattle, United States Challenger Hard United States MaliVai Washington 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Mar 1990 Martinique, Martinique Challenger Hard France Guillaume Raoux 6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Win 1–3 May 1992 Itu, Brazil Challenger Hard The Bahamas Roger Smith 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 2–3 Feb 1993 Rancho Mirage, United States Challenger Hard South Africa David Nainkin 6–1, 6–4
Loss 2–4 Aug 1993 Cincinnati, United States Challenger Hard United States Doug Flach 6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Win 3–4 Jul 1995 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard Armenia Sargis Sargsian 6–2, 6–2

Doubles: 1 (1–0)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1–0)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jun 1989 Salou, Spain Challenger Clay Sweden Conny Falk Sweden Per Henricsson
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
5–7, 7–6, 6–4

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1984 Wimbledon Grass United States Ricky Brown Australia Mark Kratzmann
Sweden Jonas Svensson
1–6, 6–4, 11–9

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 A 1R Q3 2R 1R Q2 0 / 3 1–3 25%
French Open A A A A A 1R Q1 Q1 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon A A A A Q2 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
US Open 1R 1R A A 2R 1R 2R Q3 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Win–loss 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–4 1–3 0–0 0 / 11 3–11 21%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells 1R A A A A 1R 2R A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Miami A A A A 4R 1R 2R Q3 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Canada A A A A 2R A 1R A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Cincinnati A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 0–3 2–3 0–0 0 / 9 6–9 40%

References

  1. ^ "Robbie Weiss's GS Performance Timeline & Stats".

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