Freddie Sauer

Freddie Sauer (born 2 August 1961) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.[1]

Freddie Sauer
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
Born (1961-08-02) 2 August 1961 (age 59)
South Africa
Prize money$80,690
Career record24–31
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 134 (3 Jan 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1982, 1983)
Wimbledon1R (1982)
US Open2R (1982)
Career record16–28
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 79 (3 Jan 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1982)
Wimbledon2R (1982)
US Open1R (1982)


Sauer had his breakthrough year in 1982, when he was a quarter-finalist at Caracas, Cologne, Dortmund and Stowe.[2] He defeated top seed Johan Kriek in his run to the Stowe quarter-finals.[3] Also that year, Sauer had his only win in a Grand Slam tournament, beating John Letts in the US Open.[2] In the second round he was beaten by Jaime Fillol in a close match, that was decided in a fifth set tiebreak.[2]

On the doubles circuit, Sauer had his best performances partnering countryman Schalk van der Merwe.[2] The pair were runners-up at Boston in 1982 and in the same year reached the second round at the French Open and Wimbledon Championships.[2]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 1982 Boston, United States Clay   Schalk van der Merwe   Steve Meister
  Craig Wittus
2–6, 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score=
1. 1982 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard   Schalk van der Merwe   Tian Viljoen
  Danie Visser
6–2, 6–1