Klaus Eberhard (tennis)

Klaus Eberhard (born 15 September 1957) is a former professional tennis player from West Germany.[1]

Klaus Eberhard
Country (sports)West Germany West Germany
ResidenceBerlin/Hanover
Born (1957-09-15) 15 September 1957 (age 63)
Datteln,
West Germany
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record53–74
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 104 (22 Dec 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1978, 1980, 1982)
Wimbledon1R (1981)
Doubles
Career record26–45
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 320 (3 Jan 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1981)

CareerEdit

Early in his career, Eberhard had his best performances in his home country.[2] He was quarterfinalist at the Stuttgart Outdoor tournament in 1978 and reached the quarter-finals at Berlin the following year.[2] The West German defeated Peter Elter to make second round of the 1978 French Open.[2]

In 1980, he reached the semifinals of the BMW Open in Munich and again made the second round of the French Open, beating Spaniard José López-Maeso.[2] He took part in a Davis Cup tie for the West German team that year, playing two singles rubbers against Swedish players Björn Borg and Kjell Johansson, which he both lost.[3]

Eberhard was an Austrian Open and Tel Aviv Open semifinalist in 1981.[2] Also that year, he reached the quarterfinals in Mexico City.[2]

He defeated Mario Martinez in the first round of the 1982 French Open, then lost a five-set second-round match to John Lloyd.[2] It would be his last win at a Grand Slam tournament.[2]

In 1982, he was a quarterfinalist at the Cairo Open and made the semifinals in Linz.[2]

He won two doubles titles during his career, in Nancy and Kitzbühel.[2]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2–0)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1979 Nancy, France Hard   Karl Meiler   Robin Drysdale
  Andrew Jarrett
4–6, 7–6, 6–3
Win 2. 1980 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Ulrich Marten   Carlos Kirmayr
  Chris Lewis
6–4, 3–6, 6–4

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: 1Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1980 Parioli, Italy Clay   Ulrich Marten   Karl Meiler
  Werner Zirngibl
3–6, 6–3, 7–5

ReferencesEdit