Eduardo Schwank

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Eduardo Schwank
Eduardo Schwank at the 2010 US Open 01.jpg
Country  Argentina
Residence Rosario
Born (1986-04-23) April 23, 1986 (age 28)
Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2005
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,453,012
Singles
Career record 36–61
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 48 (June 7, 2010)
Current ranking No. 317 (May 20, 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2011)
French Open 3R (2008, 2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
US Open 2R (2010)
Doubles
Career record 45–39
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 17 (June 06, 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2009)
French Open F (2011)
Wimbledon SF (2010)
US Open SF (2010)
Last updated on: July 10, 2013.

Eduardo Jonatan Schwank (born April 23, 1986, in Rosario, Santa Fe)[1] is a professional tennis player from Argentina on the ATP Tour. He is currently coached by Javier Nalbandian, the brother of David Nalbandian.

Schwank's family background is from the German-speaking part of Switzerland [2]

Junior career[edit]

Schwank in his final year on the junior circuit in 2004 had a record of 39–4 winning 5 tournaments, with his biggest title winning the Banana Bowl defeating Pablo Andújar in the final.[3] Schwank finished No. 2 in the rankings behind Gaël Monfils.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2006[edit]

In 2006, he won four consecutive futures events: the former two in Argentina, the latter two in Bolivia.

2007[edit]

In 2007 he won a challenger title in Medellín, defeating Chris Guccione in the final, as well as three consecutive futures events.[5] He also won the bronze medal in singles and the gold medal in men's doubles at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.[6] At the 2007 United States Open qualifying singles, he defeated Mischa Zverev and Richard Bloomfield before falling to Alexander Waske.[7]

2008[edit]

In April 2008, Schwank won two consecutive challenger events, the first in Cremona, Italy and the second in Rome, Italy. On May 12, 2008, a hotel in which Schwank was staying while competing in a challenger event in Bordeaux, France caught fire. Schwank's room was engulfed by the blaze, which destroyed his laptop, passport, as well as the prize money he had earned from the Rome challenger tournament. Schwank was not in his room at the time.[8] He ended up winning the tournament, making that his third consecutive challenger title for the year.[9]

He is currently involved in a legal battle after reportedly being accused of responsibility for the blaze by leaving an oven switched on in his room. He has denied the charges, stating "We have a lawyer managing all of this. I spent that whole day in the police station'.[10]

At the 2008 2008 French Open, Schwank was top seed in the qualifying rounds. He defeated Björn Rehnquist, Vladimir Ignatik and Ilija Bozoljac in the first, second and third qualifying rounds respectively to qualify for the main draw of the tournament. In the first round, Schwank defeated Carlos Moyà.[11] He was also victorious in his next match, but was defeated in the third by frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu in four sets.

2012[edit]

In 2012, Schwank qualified for the French Open and advanced to the third round, where he played Rafael Nadal.[12] He also teamed with Gisela Dulko in mixed doubles, and they beat Serena Williams and Bob Bryan in the first round. Schwank partnering J.Chela, reached third round of Wimbledon 2012 Doubles and lost to D.Bracciali/J.Knowle, 5-7, 5-7, 1-6.

Major Finals[edit]

Grand Slam[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 French Open Clay Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 4–6

Mixed Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 US Open Hard Argentina Gisela Dulko United States Melanie Oudin
United States Jack Sock
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [8–10]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–1)
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 (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 July 2010 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 1. 31 October 2010 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) Spain Marc López Australia Stephen Huss
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
2–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 2. 4 June 2011 French Open, Paris, France Clay Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 4–6

Titles[edit]

Singles Titles[edit]

Challengers (7)
Futures (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. March 27, 2006 Argentina Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Cristian Villagrán 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2. April 24, 2006 Argentina Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Leandro Migani 6–3, 7–6
3. August 7, 2006 Argentina Córdoba Clay Argentina Leandro Migani 5–7, 6–0, 6–0
4. August 14, 2006 Argentina Mendoza Clay Argentina Andrés Molteni 6–4, 6–1
5. September 11, 2006 Bolivia La Paz Clay Argentina Guillermo Carry 6–3, 6–1
6. September 18, 2006 Bolivia Cochabamba Clay Argentina Martín Alund 7–6, 6–7, 7–6
7. April 23, 2007 Argentina Santa Fe Clay Argentina Juan-Martín Aranguren 6–3, 6–2
8. April 30, 2007 Argentina Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Juan-Martín Aranguren 6–4, 6–4
9. May 7, 2007 Argentina Tucuman Clay Argentina Juan Pablo Amado 6–1, 6–4
10. October 1, 2007 Colombia Medellín Clay Australia Chris Guccione 7–5, 5–7, 7–5
11. April 21, 2008 Italy Cremona Hard Germany Björn Phau 6–3, 6–4
12. April 28, 2008 Italy Rome Clay France Éric Prodon 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
13. May 12, 2008 France Bordeaux Clay Russia Igor Kunitsyn 6–2, 6–2
14. October 25, 2009 Chile Santiago Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 6–2, 6–2
15. November 22, 2009 Peru Lima Clay Chile Jorge Aguilar 7–5, 6–4
15. January 31, 2010 Colombia Bucaramanga Clay Argentina Juan Pablo Brzezicki 6–4, 6–2

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
French Open 3R 1R 1R 3R Q1 0 / 4 4–4
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
US Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 2–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 0 / 11 6–11

Grand Slam Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
French Open 1R 1R F 2R 0 / 4 6–4
Wimbledon 2R SF 3R 3R 2R 0 / 5 10–5
US Open 2R SF 2R 1R 0 / 4 6–4
Win–Loss 2–2 0–2 8–3 8–4 4–3 1–2 0 / 16 23–16

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