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Andrew Sznajder

  • Year inducted: 2002
  • Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
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Andrew Sznajder

Major Accomplishments:

Reached a career-high of No. 46 on the ATP World Tour on September 25, 1989.
A key player on the Canadian Davis Cup team from 1987-1993 and 1995-1996.

Biography:

As a junior player, Andrew Sznajder was ranked No. 75 on the ITF junior tour in 1984 and was a member of the Sunshine Cup under-18 team in 1982 and 1983. He also reached the fourth round at the prestigious Orange Bowl under-18 singles draw in 1985.
Sznajder’s highest ATP World Tour ranking was No. 46 in 1989 and, until recently, was the highest ranking for any Canadian male in the Open Era.
Sznajder attended Pepperdine University in California on a tennis scholarship in 1987. He left the university after his sophomore year in 1988 to join the professionals on the ATP World Tour. While he attended Pepperdine University, he earned All-American singles honours both years. He was also named Rookie of the Year in 1987, his freshman year and was ranked No. 3 in 1988 NCAA singles.
In Davis Cup play, Sznajder posted a win-loss record of 14-10 in singles action. He led the team into the World Group in 1991 as Canada faced-off against Spain in the first round. Sznajder was the lone Canadian to win a match off the tough Spanish team as Canada fell 4-1, but redeemed themselves in the relegation round against Cuba winning 3-2. This allowed them to remain in the World Group in 1992, but in 1993 the Canadian team fell down to the Americas Zone Group I after they lost consecutive matches against Sweden and Austria.
He won the SunLife Nationals from 1986-1989 and 1993. He also won the Hawaiian Satellite event in 1988 and 1991, and the Canadian Satellite in 1986 and 1988.
In Grand Slam action, Sznajder made it to the second round of the French Open in 1989 and 1990. He also made it to the second round of the US Open in 1989 and the Australian Open in 1990.
Sznajder competed at the Player’s Ltd. International (Rogers Cup) nine times and reached the quarter-finals in 1989 falling to Andre Agassi.
Among his several on-court accomplishments, Sznajder was the Tennis Canada Player of the Year in 1986, 1988 and 1989 and Tennis Canada Most Improved Player in 1985.