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Amos Mansdorf, the man, the Israeli

07-17-2002, 10:27 AM
does anyone even know who he is??? :confused: :p

Action Jackson
01-07-2004, 09:20 AM
Yes, I remember famous Amos he was a very short fiesty guy, but quite a crafty player. He was ranked around 20s and 30s, before injuries got the better of him.

07-24-2004, 10:46 AM
From what I've heard of him, he was a solid performer- his serve wasn't huge but very accurate, and his backhand was pretty useful (singlehanded).

His best grand slam result was a quarterfinal appearance in the Australian Open in 1992 where he lost to Jim Courier.

08-02-2004, 06:55 PM
I saw him play several times. He won the Paris indoors, which I think was his best result. Also, made it into the QFs in the Aussie Open at least once. I believe he was coaching Fed Cup a few years ago, when Israel actually had a few women players to send to Fed Cup.

08-02-2004, 07:40 PM
Heres some info on him from the official ATP site

Amos Mansdorf (ISR)

Birthdate: 10/20/1965

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

Residence: Tel Aviv, Israel

Height: 5'9'' (175 cm)

Weight: 160 lbs (72 kg)

Plays: Right-handed

Turned Pro: 1983

SINGLES CAREER TITLES (6): 1986--Johannesburg; 1987--Tel Aviv; 1988--Auckland, Paris Indoor; 1990--Rosmalen; 1993--Washington FINALIST (10): 1985--Tel Aviv; 1987--Vienna; 1989--Auckland, Singapore; 1990--Tel Aviv; 1991--Toulouse; 1992--Philadelphia; 1993--Osaka, Tel Aviv; 1994--Tel Aviv

DOUBLES FINALIST (1): 1985--Johannesburg

08-02-2004, 08:09 PM
Wow, he was shorter than I thought!

IIRC, Amos suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome/Epstein-Barr virus toward the end of his career.

11-23-2004, 01:55 AM
:haha: thanks for this thread; i just had a brief roommate who was israeli and said amos was INCREDIBLY israel. A true national hero. he knew i had many matches from 1969 on and couldnt figure out why i didnt have a collection of amos mansdorf. i said, 'well, i can tell you he never made a grand slam final, so if you're telling me he's an all-time great, i don't know what to tell you.'

but now i see he made the QF at the least once. go amos!

11-23-2004, 01:59 AM
I remember Mansdorf from the ATP game on Sega Genesis. He was a quick little guy there.

And I remember watching him give Sampras a devil of a time in some final. I like Philly.

02-28-2005, 12:17 PM
Yes --

I'm a fan of Jewish tennis players. He was one of the better Jewish tennis players of his era.