Haroon Rahim


Haroon Rahim

Infobox Tennis player
playername = Haroon Rahim


country = PAK
residence = Brussels, Belgium
datebirth = birth date and age|1949|11|12
placebirth = Lahore, Pakistan
height = 5'10"
weight = 155lbs
turnedpro = 1968
plays = Right
careerprizemoney = N/A
singlesrecord = 119–150
singlestitles = 2
highestsinglesranking = No. 44 (July 2, 1977)
AustralianOpenresult =
FrenchOpenresult = Second Round
Wimbledonresult = Second Round
USOpenresult = Third Round
doublesrecord = 101–127
doublestitles = 3
highestdoublesranking = N/A
updated = June 24, 2007

Haroon Rahim, (born 12 November 1949), the former Pakistan number one, was the youngest tennis player ever to play for Pakistan in the Davis Cup at 15 years of age. He was also the highest ranking Pakistani tennis player ever (career high ATP ranking: 44 in 1977). He led the UCLA team to victory with Jeff Borowiak and Jimmy Connors in 1970–71 and was 1971 NCAA doubles champion with Jeff Borowiak.

He was from the city of Lahore, from a large family of avid tennis players. His father, Mir Abdur Rahim, was a civil servant who encouraged his children, sons and daughters, to play tennis. His father loved tennis so much that he said he wanted to die on the tennis court. In 1968, he did exactly that.

Haroon Rahim was only the second Pakistani after Khawaja Saeed Hai to make it to the Wimbledon's main draw. He played in many Grand Slams, in both singles and doubles. Rahim won two ATP titles, the first at Little Rock against former Wimbledon runner up, Alex Metreveli of the Soviet Union, and then the second at Cleveland, against the former record holder of the fastest serve, Australian, Colin Dibley, both in 1976.

He also lost a final to Spanish US Open winner and French Open finalist, Manuel Orantes.

He also won 3 doubles titles, one at Oslo in 1974, North Conway in 1975 and Little Rock in 1978. Success was also seen in the men's doubles where he made it to the quarter finals of the US Open, the third round of Wimbledon, and the second round of the French Open. His whereabouts is still unknown.

ATP Tour titles (5)

Singles wins (2)

Doubles Runner up (3)

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