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Shlomo Glickstein

Shlomo Glickstein is a retired Israeli professional tennis player who was born on January 6, 1958, in Rehovot, Israel. He had a successful career on the ATP tour, winning a total of 7 singles titles and 14 doubles titles.

Glickstein turned professional in 1976 and quickly established himself as one of Israel’s top tennis players. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in 1982. He had a strong baseline game and was known for his consistent groundstrokes.

Glickstein had his most successful year in 1981 when he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and the semifinals of the French Open, where he lost to Ivan Lendl. He also represented Israel in Davis Cup competition for many years, helping his country reach the quarterfinals of the competition in 1987.

After retiring from professional tennis in 1985, Glickstein became a successful tennis coach and administrator. He served as the captain of the Israeli Davis Cup team from 1992 to 2007 and was also the CEO of the Israel Tennis Association from 2002 to 2006. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in Israeli history and a true ambassador for the sport.

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