Alberto Martín

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For the Spanish basketball player, see Alberto Miguel.
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Martín and the second or maternal family name is Magret.

Alberto Martín
Alberto Martín at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1978-08-20) 20 August 1978 (age 35)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired July 29, 2010
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,840,885
Singles
Career record 218–269
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 34 (1 June 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2002, 2003)
French Open 4R (2006)
Wimbledon 3R (1999)
US Open 3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record 89–128
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 64 (2 October 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)
French Open QF (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2000)
US Open 2R (2004)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2004)
Last updated on: December 15, 2013.

Alberto Martín Magret (born 20 August 1978 in Barcelona) is a retired tennis player from Spain.

Tennis career[edit]

Martín turned professional in 1995. He won 3 singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 34 in June 2001.

His best Grand Slam performance was reaching the fourth round of Roland Garros in 2006. En route to this performance, Martín's first round win was his first victory over former World No. 1 Andy Roddick in their fifth encounter. Martín led by two sets when Roddick retired with an ankle injury. Martín also beat No. 1 seed Lleyton Hewitt in the first round of the 2002 Australian Open, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(4). However, Hewitt had been recovering from chickenpox at the time of his victory.

Martín suffered the heaviest defeat in the history of the Australian Open. Andy Murray beat him in the first round of the 2007 tournament, 6–0, 6–0, 6–1. Martín had to wait until the penultimate game of the match before winning his only game.

In 2004, Martín was a member of the victorious Spain Davis Cup team for the Davis Cup first round against Czech Republic in Brno, although he did not play. [1]

Career Finals (11)[edit]

Singles (5)[edit]

Wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 22 March 1999 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Fernando Vicente 6–3, 6–4
2. 27 September 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay Morocco Karim Alami 6–2, 6–3
3. 7 May 2001 Majorca, Spain Clay Argentina Guillermo Coria 6–3, 3–6, 6–2

Runners-up (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 20 February 2005 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 6–0, 62–7, 6–1
2. 26 February 2006 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (6)[edit]

Wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 18 September 2000 Bucharest, Romania Clay Israel Eyal Ran United States Devin Bowen
Argentina Mariano Hood
7–64, 6–1
2. 17 July 2006 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Spain Fernando Vicente Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Germany Christopher Kas
6–4, 6–3
3. 22 February 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Marcel Granollers Spain Nicolás Almagro
Spain Santiago Ventura
6–3, 5–7, [10–8]

Runners-up (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 14 September 1997 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson United States Kent Kinnear
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
7–67, 6–2
2. 4 October 1999 Palermo, Italy Clay South Africa Lan Bale Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–3, 6–1
3. 1 May 2000 Majorca, Spain Clay Spain Fernando Vicente France Michaël Llodra
Italy Diego Nargiso
7–62, 7–63

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Davis Cup 2004". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 

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