|Born||1 March 1967|
Tel Aviv, Israel
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 61 (15 October 1990)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1990)|
|French Open||2R (1990, 1992)|
|US Open||4R (1990)|
|Highest ranking||No. 62 (24 February 1992)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1992)|
|French Open||2R (1987, 1991)|
|US Open||2R (1989)|
Gilad Bloom (Hebrew: גלעד בלום, born 1 March 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Israel. Bloom trained at the Israel Tennis Centers. His career-high rankings were World No. 61 in singles (in 1990) and World No. 62 in doubles (in 1992).
Bloom grew up in Ramat HaSharon, is Jewish, and is married to Michal Bareket-Bloom. He has a son, Guy Tyler Bloom, from a previous marriage, and another son, Jonathan Yehuda Bloom (from his second marriage). He is known as a fan of the Hapoel Tel Aviv soccer team. Bloom has a rock band (The Gilad Bloom Band), the band plays shows in Manhattan Bars regularly since 2009, Bloom's band performs original songs written and composed by himself, Bloom sings and plays guitar on the band.
Bloom was Israel's junior champion, three-time men's singles champion, and two-time men's doubles champion. Bloom came in second in the boy's under-12 final at the annual Ericsson Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships in 1979.
Bloom turned professional in 1983 and played on the ATP tour for 13 years. During his career he won four tour doubles titles (at Tel Aviv and São Paulo in 1987, and at Seoul and Umag in 1991). He also finished runner-up in three top-level singles events (Tel Aviv in 1989, Manchester in 1990, and Singapore in 1991).
Bloom played Davis Cup for Israel from 1984 to 1995. He helped Israel qualify to the 1994 Davis Cup World Group, winning the qualification playoff's fifth and deciding rubber against Switzerland's Jakob Hlasek in one of the more memorable matches in Israeli tennis history.
He retired from the professional tour in 1995.
|Tennis Masters Cup|
|ATP Masters Series|
Singles (3 runners-up)
|Loss||0–1||Oct 1989||Tel Aviv Open, Israel||Hard||Jimmy Connors||6–2, 2–6, 1–6|
|Loss||0–2||Jun 1990||Manchester Open, UK||Grass||Pete Sampras||6–7, 6–7|
|Loss||0–3||Apr 1991||Singapore Open, Singapore||Hard||Jan Siemerink||4–6, 3–6|
Doubles (4 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Win||1–0||Oct 1987||Tel Aviv Open, Israel||Hard||Shahar Perkiss|| Huub van Boeckel
|Win||2–0||Nov 1987||São Paulo, Brazil||Hard||Javier Sánchez|| Tomás Carbonell
|6–3, 6–7, 6–4|
|Loss||2–1||Jan 1990||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Paul Haarhuis|| Kelly Jones
Robert Van't Hof
|Win||3–1||Apr 1991||Seoul Open, Korea||Hard||Alex Antonitsch|| Kent Kinnear
|Win||4–1||May 1991||Umag, Croatia||Clay||Javier Sánchez|| Richey Reneberg
|7–6, 2–6, 6–1|
Since retiring from the tour, Bloom has played in seniors events and worked as a tennis coach and Director of Tennis.
Since moving to NYC in 2000 Bloom had his own tennis program (Gilad Bloom Tennis) for 9 years and was also the first Director of Tennis at The John McEnroe Tennis Academy in Randall's Island, NY (2010–12). After leaving the McEnroe Academy Bloom worked as the Executive Director of Tennis at TCR (The Club of Riverdale) in Riverdale, NY (2012–15). Bloom is currently back to running his own tennis program (Gilad Bloom Tennis) in NYC.
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