Robert Trogolo

Robert Trogolo (born 15 June 1953) is a former professional tennis player from South Africa.[1]

Robert Trogolo
Country (sports)South Africa South Africa
ResidenceAustin, Texas
Born (1953-06-15) 15 June 1953 (age 67)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Career record9–14
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 126 (26 December 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon1R (1980)
US Open3R (1979)
Career record10–17
Career titles0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (1980)
US Open1R (1979, 1980)


Trogolo was recruited to play tennis for the University of Mary Hardin–Baylor in 1972.[2]

The South African reached the third round of the 1979 US Open, beating Rick Fisher and Jan Norbäck, before being eliminated by José Luis Clerc in four sets.[3] That year he won three Challenger doubles titles within the space of a month, with Sashi Menon as his partner.[3]

The pair competed together in both 1980 Wimbledon Championships and the 1980 US Open but were unable to progress past the first round in either.[3] In both of those tournaments he also took part in the singles.[3] He was defeated in the opening round of Wimbledon by Phil Dent but made the second round at the US Open, with a win over Fernando Maynetto.[3] That year he was also a singles quarter-finalist in the San Juan Open and doubles finalist in New Orleans, partnering Raymond Moore.[3]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1980 New Orleans, United States Carpet   Raymond Moore   Terry Moor
  Eliot Teltscher
6–7, 1–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1979 Green Bay United States Hard   Sashi Menon   Tom Leonard
  Jerry van Linge
7–5, 6–4
2. 1979 Concord United States Hard   Sashi Menon   Christopher Lewis
  Bruce Nichols
7–6(9–7), 6–4
3. 1979 San Diego United States Hard   Sashi Menon   Rod Frawley
  Russell Simpson
7–6, 6–1