David Martin (tennis)

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David Martin
Country  United States
Residence Huntington Beach, California
Born (1981-02-22) February 22, 1981 (age 33)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 2003
Retired 2011
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $355,253
Singles
Career record 0–1
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 459 (June 26, 2006)
Doubles
Career record 45–68
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 38 (May 12, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2008)
French Open 2R (2008)
Wimbledon 3R (2007)
US Open 1R (1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Last updated on: February 16, 2013.

David Martin (born February 22, 1981, in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is a professional American tennis player.

He teamed with Scott Lipsky to win his first ATP doubles title in February 2008 at the SAP Open in San Jose, California, defeating the number one ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan.

Tennis career[edit]

Before attending Stanford, David was a US Open Boys' Doubles champion with eventual Stanford teammate K. J. Hippensteel in 1998.

He first teamed up with fellow American Scott Lipsky in doubles in college. They finished their college career ranked as the #2 team in the nation, and they extended their partnership into their pro careers. In 2007, Martin and Lipsky qualified for the 2007 Wimbledon men's doubles tournament, where the pair lost in the third round. He and Lipsky reached the ATP Los Angeles men's doubles final in 2007, where the team lost in straight sets to the top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan. Lipsky and Martin captured their first ATP title in February 2008 indoor on hard courts at the SAP Open in San Jose, defeating the number one ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan, 7–6(4), 7–5 at HP Pavilion in the finals that matched former stars for Stanford.[1][2][3]

His career-high doubles ranking was World No. 38, achieved in May 2008.

ATP Career Finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (1-1)[edit]

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (0)
ATP Tour (1/1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the Final Score in the Final
Winner 1. February 18, 2008 United States San Jose, United States Hard (i) United States Scott Lipsky United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 2. January 9, 2011 India Chennai, India Hard Netherlands Robin Haase India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott Lipsky: Good Things Come in Doubles". Center for Sport and Jewish Life. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Roddick wins title in San Jose". The Toronto Star. February 24, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Keith Peters (February 24, 2008). "Shocker in all-Stanford doubles final at SAP Open; Martin and Lipsky upend top-seeded Bryan brothers in San Jose pro tennis tournament". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 

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