- Haroon Rahim
Infobox Tennis player
playername = Haroon Rahim
country = PAK
datebirth = birth date and age|1949|11|12
height = 5'10"
weight = 155lbs
plays = Right
careerprizemoney = N/A
singlesrecord = 119–150
singlestitles = 2
highestsinglesranking = No. 44 (July 2, 1977)
FrenchOpenresult = Second Round
Wimbledonresult = Second Round
USOpenresult = Third Round
doublesrecord = 101–127
doublestitles = 3
highestdoublesranking = N/A
June 24, 2007
Haroon Rahim, (born
12 November 1949), the former Pakistan number one, was the youngest tennisplayer ever to play for Pakistanin the Davis Cupat 15 years of age. He was also the highest ranking Pakistani tennis player ever (career high ATP ranking: 44 in 1977). He led the UCLAteam to victory with Jeff Borowiakand Jimmy Connorsin 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 Haito 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 Metreveliof 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,
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 Tourtitles (5)
Singles wins (2)
Doubles Runner up (3)
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