Famous Tennis Player Harold Solomon

Harold Solomon

Harold Solomon was born on 17th September, 1952. The former American tennis player was born in Washington D.C. and reached the rank of world’s no.5 in 1980. He started his professional career in 1972 and went ahead to win his initial pro singles title in 1974 in Washington DC. It was however in 1968 when he first proved himself to be tennis pro as he was also ranked at the position of no.2 as a junior player in the age groups of 14 years, 16 year and 18 years. He won the US Boys championship of clay courts too.

After his first win in 1974, Solomon went on to reach the finals of the singles event in French Open in 1976 which he lost to Adriano Pannata. He also qualified for the semi finals of the French Open in the years 1974 and 1980 and reached the quarterfinals in 1972 and 1975. Solomon also reached the semi finals of the US Open in 1977 and was a finalist of the US Pro championships in 1976 and 1978. He also bagged in the present Cincinnati Masters championship in 1977 and 1980. At a total Solomon bagged in 22 professional level singles titles and 1 doubles title. He was among the world’s ten best players in 4 out of 5 continuous years in 1976, 78, 79 and 1980. His career’s best year was 1980 when he played a total of 89 matches in which he won 64 and lost 23.  Solomon was also ranked among the world’s top 20 for 7 continuous years from 1974 to 1980.

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