Albert Montañés

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Albert Montañés
Montanes Estoril Open 2009 1.jpg
Country  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1980-11-26) 26 November 1980 (age 34)
Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
*occasionally uses two-handed backhand
Prize money $5,490,406
Singles
Career record 240–270
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 22 (2 August 2010)
Current ranking No. 103 (12 January 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2010)
French Open 4R (2011)
Wimbledon 3R (2009, 2010)
US Open 4R (2010)
Doubles
Career record 56–115
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 73 (23 July 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2010)
French Open 2R (2008)
Wimbledon 1R (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
US Open 2R (2009)
Last updated on: 8 July 2013.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Montañés and the second or maternal family name is Roca.

Albert Montañés Roca (born 26 November 1980 in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain) is a professional tennis player from Spain.

He first entered the top 100 in 2001 and has been in the top 100 for all but 20 weeks since then. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in 2010 and has won six singles titles and two doubles titles.

Montañés is well known for his mental toughness and is one of the very few players to win a title after saving match points in two different matches. He did it during his title run in Estoril 2009 in the quarterfinals and the final.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 11 (6–5)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals(0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (6–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (6–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 16 September 2001 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Morocco Younes El Aynaoui 6–7(5–7), 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 2. 19 April 2004 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Runner-up 3. 27 February 2005 Abierto Mexicano Telcel, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 1–6, 0–6
Runner-up 4. 30 April 2007 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay France Paul-Henri Mathieu 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 20 July 2008 Dutch Open, Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Belgium Steve Darcis 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 2. 10 May 2009 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay United States James Blake 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 6–0
Winner 3. 27 September 2009 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Juan Mónaco 7–6(7–2), 7–6(8–6)
Winner 4. 9 May 2010 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal (2) Clay Portugal Frederico Gil 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
Winner 5. 18 July 2010 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay France Gaël Monfils 6–2, 1–2 ret.
Runner-up 5. 6 August 2011 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Netherlands Robin Haase 4–6, 6–4, 1–6
Winner 6. May 25, 2013 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France Clay France Gael Monfils 6–0, 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 6 (2–4)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 29 January 2007 Movistar Open, Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo Chile Paul Capdeville
Spain Óscar Hernández
6–4, 4–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 2. 12 February 2007 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 3. 18 February 2007 ATP Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo Argentina Sebastián Prieto
Argentina Martín García
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 11 February 2008 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]
Winner 1. 29 April 2008 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Santiago Ventura United States James Cerretani
Australia Todd Perry
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 8 January 2010 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Spain Guillermo García-López Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 7–5

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. Current till 2015 Australian Open.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A 4–13
French Open 3R 3R 1R A 2R 3R 3R 2R 1R 3R 4R 1R 2R 1R Q2 16-13
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R A 6-12
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R 4-13
Win–Loss 2-1 2-4 1-4 1–3 2-4 2-4 2–4 2-4 2-4 9-4 4-4 0-4 1-4 0-3 0-0 30-51
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 1R 2R 3R 4R A A A A 4-4
Miami Masters A 2R 1R A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R A A 2R A 5–9
Monte-Carlo Masters A 1R A A 2R A A Q2 3R QF 2R 2R 2R 2R Q2 10-8
Rome Masters A 3R A A 1R A 2R A 2R 1R 1R Q1 2R Q1 A 5-7
Madrid 1 A 1R A A A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 3-6
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 0-1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 0-1
Shanghai 2 A A A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 2R A 1R A 1-5
Paris Masters A A A A A A 1R A 2R 1R A A A A 1-3
Win–Loss 0-0 3-4 0-1 0–0 1-2 1-1 1–4 4-4 6-6 4-7 5-8 1-2 2-3 2-2 0-0 30-44
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0-1 0-0 0-0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-1 0-0 0–1 0–0 0-0 6-11
Year End Ranking 65 78 81 99 71 85 46 45 31 25 53 96 63 108

1 Held as Hamburg Masters (outdoor clay) until 2008, Madrid Masters (outdoor clay) 2009–present.
2 Held as Stuttgart Masters (indoor hard) until 2001, Madrid Masters (indoor hard) from 2002–08, and Shanghai Masters (outdoor hard) 2009–present.

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Current through the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open 1R A A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A 1–7
France French Open A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1–7
United Kingdom Wimbledon A 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 0–6
United States US Open A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 2–7
Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–4 1–4 1–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 0-0 4–27

Top 10 Wins Per Season[edit]

Season 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 5

Wins Over Top 10s Per Season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2007
1. Chile Fernando González 5 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay QF 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2009
2. France Gilles Simon 8 Estoril, Portugal Clay QF 5–7, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2010
3. Croatia Marin Čilić 9 Monte-Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 6–4, 6–4
4. Switzerland Roger Federer 1 Estoril, Portugal Clay SF 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
2013
5. France Richard Gasquet 9 Umag, Croatia Clay 2R 6–4, 6–4

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