Flávio Saretta

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Flávio Saretta
Flávio Saretta.jpg
Country  Brazil
Residence Americana, Brazil
Born (1980-06-28) June 28, 1980 (age 34)
Americana, Brazil
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1998
Retired 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,237,904
Singles
Career record 77–80 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 44 (September 15, 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
French Open 4R (2003)
Wimbledon 3R (2002, 2003)
US Open 3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record 19–24 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 78 (July 26, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2004)
French Open 1R (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon 2R (2004)
Last updated on: April 28, 2013.
Flávio Saretta
Medal record
Competitor for  Brazil
Men's Tennis
Pan American Games
Gold Rio de Janeiro 2007 Singles

Flávio Saretta Filho (born on June 28, 1980 in Americana, São Paulo) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil who turned professional in 1998.

Tennis career[edit]

Saretta has won one ATP Tour doubles title, the 2004 Croatia Open Umag with José Acasuso, defeating Czech players Jaroslav Levinský and David Škoch in the final.

In 2004 he competed in the Tennis Olympic Tournament in both the singles and doubles tournaments. He was eliminated by Andy Roddick in the singles tournament round of 64 and, playing together with André Sá, he reached the doubles tournament round of 16, where he was eliminated by Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett, from Zimbabwe.

He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on September 15, 2003, when he became the number 44 of the world, capping what would be the best season of his professional career. He had his best results in all 4 of the Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the Round of 16 at Roland Garros. His clay court prowess was also evident when he was successful in defending his crown at the Bermuda Challenger tournament in April.

During the Hamburg Masters in 2006, Saretta scored one of his biggest wins against the Russian former World No. 1 Marat Safin, 5–7, 6–0, 6–4.

Flávio Saretta won the Rio Pan-American Games 2007, after saving 2 match-points at semi and at final against, respectively, Eduardo Schwank and Adrián García. In the end of 2007 Saretta had one of the biggest injuries of his entire career and he is out of the circuit since then.

In 2009, Saretta announced that he will stop playing professionally because he is tired of "fighting against the pain" of his injuries.

Titles (12)[edit]

Singles (7)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4)
Grass (0)
Clay (3)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. January 1, 2001 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Argentina Guillermo Coria 7–6(7), 6–2
2. September 4, 2001 Curitiba, Brazil Clay Peru Luis Horna 7–6(3), 6–1
3. April 15, 2002 Bermuda, Bermuda Clay United States Vince Spadea 6–3, 7–5
4. December 30, 2002 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Argentina Andres Dellatorre 7–6(5), 6–3
5. April 14, 2003 Bermuda, Bermuda Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 6–1, 6–4
6. August 8, 2005 Gramado, Brazil Hard Sweden Jacob Adaktusson 6–1, 6–3
7. January 2, 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Brazil Thiago Alves 7–6(2), 6–3

Doubles (1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Challengers (4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (4)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. July 19, 2004 Umag, Croatia Clay Argentina José Acasuso Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Czech Republic David Škoch
4–6, 6–2, 6–4

Runner-ups (14)[edit]

Singles (6)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (6)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 30, 2001 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard United States Eric Taino 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
2. April 4, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Clay France Florent Serra 6–1, 6–4
3. June 6, 2005 Lugano, Switzerland Clay Spain Albert Montañés 7–5, 6–7(4), 7–6(5)
4. November 7, 2005 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel 6–2, 1–6, 6–0
5. November 13, 2006 Asunción, Paraguay Clay Argentina Guillermo Cañas 6–4, 6–1
6. March 12, 2007 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Santiago Giraldo 7–6(4), 6–2

Doubles (8)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (8)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (0)
Clay (6)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. October 9, 2000 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay Brazil Fernando Meligeni United States Hugo Armando
Germany Alexander Waske
7–6(4), 4–6, 7–6(7)
2. January 1, 2001 São Paulo, Brazil Hard France Cedric Kauffmann Israel Noam Okun
Brazil André Sá
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
3. March 12, 2001 Salinas, Ecuador Hard Brazil Daniel Melo Peru Luis Horna
Argentina David Nalbandian
6–4, 0–6, 6–1
4. July 9, 2001 Campinas, Brazil Clay Venezuela José de Armas Argentina Edgardo Massa
Argentina Leonardo Olguin
6–7(6), 6–2, 7–5
5. April 4, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Šnobel
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
6. July 3, 2007 Turin, Italy Clay Spain Pablo Andújar Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
6–3, 6–1
7. September 8, 2008 Seville, Spain Clay Brazil Rogério Dutra da Silva Spain David Marrero
Spain Pablo Santos
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
8. March 9, 2009 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Rogério Dutra da Silva Argentina Sebastián Prieto
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
7–6(2), 6–2

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