|Residence||Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
May 22, 1981 |
Rochester, Minnesota, United States
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|College||Ball State Cardinals/Gustavus Adolphus College|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 982,000|
|Highest ranking||No. 935 (January 16, 2006)|
|Career record||151–132 (in ATP (World) Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Career titles||13 (ATP (World) Tour)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (August 29, 2011)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2011)|
|French Open||3R (2012)|
|US Open||2R (2007), (2011), (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2012)|
Last updated on: January 30, 2012.
Eric "Booty" Butorac (born 22 May 1981 in Rochester, Minnesota) is an American tennis player. He is a doubles specialist, and has achieved success being the no. 3 ranked American doubles player for the bulk of the past six years. He attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he played on the men's tennis team for one year before transferring to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where he graduated in 2003.
Eric's parents, Jan and Tim Butorac, are directors of the Rochester Tennis Connection (Indoor & Outdoor site) in Rochester, Minnesota. Eric's brother, Jeff Butorac, is a basketball coach at Burnsville High School. Tim is a USPTA Professional, teaching tennis at the Rochester Indoor Tennis Club during the winter and at the Kutzky/Rochester Outdoor Tennis Center during the summer months.
In 2012, Butorac made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and won the doubles title in São Paulo (with Bruno Soares).
In 2011, Butorac had his best season reaching a career-high ranking of no. 17, and finishing as the no. 9 team in the world with partner Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands. They won three titles and made the semifinals of the Australian Open.
In 2010, Butorac paired with Rajeev Ram to make the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. He also won titles in Chennai (with Ram), Tokyo and Stockholm (with Rojer). He was on the 2010 roster of the Boston Lobsters in the World Team Tennis pro league.
In early February 2007, the US-Scots pair claimed their first doubles title in a Challenger event in Dallas, and a week later they won their first ATP title at the SAP Open. They continued their winning run the following week when the unseeded pair defeated second seeds Julian Knowle and Jürgen Melzer, 7–5, 6–3, to capture the doubles title of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis.
Butorac has served on the ATP Player's Council for the past three terms. He is currently the Vice President of the Council (Roger Federer remains as president).
Starting in 2010, Butorac has been the volunteer assistant coach at Harvard University.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 21 (13–8)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||30 July 2006||LA Tennis Open, Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Jamie Murray|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||1.||18 February 2007||SAP Open, San Jose, United States||Hard||Jamie Murray|| Chris Haggard
|Winner||2.||25 February 2007||Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States||Hard||Jamie Murray|| Julian Knowle
|Winner||3.||23 June 2007||Nottingham Open, Nottingham, Great Britain||Grass||Jamie Murray|| Joshua Goodall
|4–6, 6–3, [10–5]|
|Winner||4.||10 August 2008||LA Tennis Open, Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Rohan Bopanna|| Travis Parrott
|Winner||5.||11 January 2009||Chennai Open, Chennai, India||Hard||Rajeev Ram|| Jean-Claude Scherrer
|Winner||6.||10 May 2009||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Scott Lipsky|| Martin Damm
|Winner||7.||4 October 2009||PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Rajeev Ram|| Guillermo García-López
|Runner-up||2.||9 May 2010||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Michael Kohlmann|| Oliver Marach
|7–5, 3–6, [14–16]|
|Runner-up||3.||1 August 2010||Los Angeles Open, Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Jean-Julien Rojer|| Bob Bryan
|7–6(8–6), 2–6, [7–10]|
|Winner||8.||10 October 2010||Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Jean-Julien Rojer|| Andreas Seppi
|Winner||9.||24 October 2010||If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden||Hard (i)||Jean-Julien Rojer|| Johan Brunström
|Runner-up||4.||20 February 2011||Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Jean-Julien Rojer|| Max Mirnyi
|2–6, 7–6(8–6), [3–10]|
|Winner||10.||1 May 2011||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Jean-Julien Rojer|| Marc López
|Winner||11.||21 May 2011||Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France||Clay||Jean-Julien Rojer|| Santiago González
|Winner||12.||2 October 2011||Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Hard (i)||Jean-Julien Rojer|| František Čermák
|Runner-up||5.||6 November 2011||Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||Jean-Julien Rojer|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||13.||19 February 2012||Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil||Clay (i)||Bruno Soares|| Michal Mertiňák
|3–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||6.||30 September 2012||PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand||Hard (i)||Paul Hanley|| Lu Yen-hsun
|Runner-up||7.||5 January 2013||Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Paul Hanley|| Marcelo Melo
|6–4, 1–6, [5–10]|
|Runner-up||8.||5 May 2013||BMW Open, Munich, Germany||Clay||Marcos Baghdatis|| Jarkko Nieminen
Doubles Performance Timeline
Won tournament, or reached Final, Semifinal, Quarterfinal, Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage or lost in Qualification Round 3, 2, Round 1; absent from a tournament or participated in a team 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, the former of which has, from 1908–1924 and 1996–present, been awarded to the winner of a play-off match between losing semifinalists. The last two are for a Masters Series/1000 tournament that was relegated (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 (not during) a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
Current till 2013 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||2R||3R||1R||QF||SF||QF||3R||0 / 7||15–7|
|French Open||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||3R||0 / 6||2–6|
|Wimbledon||3R||2R||2R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 6||6–6|
|US Open||2R||1R||1R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 6||3–6|
|Win–Loss||4–4||3–4||1–4||3–4||6–4||7–4||2–1||0 / 25||26–25|
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