Carsten Ball

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Carsten Ball
Carsten Ball, Nice 2012.JPG
Country  Australia
Residence Newport Beach, California, USA
Born (1987-06-20) 20 June 1987 (age 27)
Newport Beach, California, USA
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $652,363
Singles
Career record 11–15 (Grand Slam, ATP World Tour, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 108 (26 July 2010)
Current ranking No. 974 (10 February 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2009, 2010, 2011)
French Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open 2R (2009, 2010)
Doubles
Career record 30–27 (Grand Slam, ATP World Tour, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 54 (26 October 2009)
Current ranking No. 224 (25 November 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2008, 2009, 2011)
French Open 1R (2010)
Wimbledon 3R (2010, 2011)
US Open QF (2009)
Last updated on: 30 November 2013.

Carsten Thomas Ball[1] (born 20 June 1987) is a professional Australian tennis player. Although born and based in the United States, Carsten has represented Australia on tour.

Tennis career[edit]

Carsten Ball was born in Newport Beach, California. His father Syd Ball was also a tour tennis player. As a junior tennis player he reached a career high of number 9 in the world. He continues to be based in Newport Beach, with his father as his coach.

Ball currently has five Futures titles to his credit. His best singles results previously consisted of three runner up appearances in American Challengers in 2008 and 2009. In August 2009, Ball reached the final of the LA Tennis Open. He lost to sixth-seeded Sam Querrey. Later in August he qualified for the US Open, where he reached the second round, losing to Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

Ball has enjoyed considerable success as a doubles player, often partnering with fellow Australian Chris Guccione. Ball and Guccione won back-to-back doubles titles in the 2011 Sacramento Challenger and Tiburon ATP Challenger Tour events, both $100,000 tournaments.

Equipment[edit]

Ball currently uses a Babolat AeroPro Drive GT Racquet strung with Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour. He is sponsored by Fila.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[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 (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 August 2009 LA Tennis Open, Los Angeles, United States Hard United States Sam Querrey 4–6, 6–3, 1–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[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 (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 11 July 2010 Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, Newport, United States Grass Australia Chris Guccione Mexico Santiago González
United States Travis Rettenmaier
6–3, 6–4

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 as far as the 2012 US Open (tennis).

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3
French Open 2R 1–1
Wimbledon 1R 0–1
US Open 1R 2R 2R 2–3
Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 2–4 0–1 0–0 3–8

Doubles 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 as far as the 2012 US Open (tennis).

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R 2R 3R 3R 2R 3R 2R 10–7
French Open 1R 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 3R 3R 4–2
US Open QF 1R 3–2
Win–Loss 1–1 1–1 2–1 5–2 3–4 4–2 1–2 17–13

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