Gastón Etlis

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Gastón Etlis
Country  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1974-11-04) 4 November 1974 (age 40)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2006 (played sporadically after)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Horacio de la Peña
Prize money $1,562,959
Singles
Career record 30–56
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 114 (22 May 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1996)
French Open 2R (1997)
Wimbledon Q2 (1997, 1998, 2000)
US Open 2R (2002)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 160–162
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 17 (10 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2003, 2004)
French Open QF (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon 3R (2003, 2005)
US Open 2R (2000)
Other Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2004)

Gastón Etlis (born November 4, 1974, in Buenos Aires) is a Jewish former tennis player from Argentina.[1]

The right-hander won four career titles in doubles, and reached his highest ATP rankings of World No. 114 in singles May 2000 and World No. 17 in doubles in January 2005. Etlis' greatest success in singles came in the final tournament of his singles career, reaching the semifinals of Costa do Sauípe in 2003.

Tennis career[edit]

Etlis turned professional in 1993.

Singles[edit]

Highlight victories include wins over World No. 40 Carlos Costa in 1995 and World No. 24 Marc Rosset in 1997.

Etlis competed in the singles events at the 1996 Australian Open and the 1996 and 1997 French Open. He then primarily focussed on doubles.[1]

Doubles[edit]

From 2000, Etlis's primary doubles partner was Martin Rodriguez.

In 2000 and 2002, he reached the third round of the French Open.

Etlis competed in the doubles competition of the 2003 Australian Open; he and partner Rodriguez reached the semifinals. After defeating Leander Paes and David Rikl (6–3, 6–3) in the quarterfinals, they lost 3–6, 4–6 played to # 1 seed Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.[1] At the 2003 French Open Etlis and Rodriquez reached the quarterfinals, losing to Paul Haarhuis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov.[1] Etlis also competed in mixed doubles with Clarisa Fernández at Roland Garros in 2003. They lost in the quarterfinals to # 4 seed Cara Black and Wayne Black, 6–3, 6–3.[1] Etlis and Rodriguez reached the 3rd round at the 2003 Wimbledon tournament.

In 2004, Etlis and Rodriguez made it to the semifinals at the 2004 Australian Open, where they were defeated 6–2, 7–5 by Michaël Llodra and Fabrice Santoro.[1] They reached the quarterfinal of the 2004 French Open, where they were defeated 6–4, 6–4 by the Belgian team of Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus.[1] Etlis and Rodriguez won the Valencia International Series in April 2004.[1]

Olympics[edit]

He represented Argentina at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, where he was defeated in the first round by South Africa's Wayne Ferreira.

In the 2004 Olympics he competed in the doubles event with partner Martin Rodriguez, defeating Tommy Robredo and Feliciano López of Spain in the first round and losing to the eventual gold medallists Fernando González and Nicolás Massú in the second.

Davis Cup[edit]

Etlis split two Davis Cup matches in 1996.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Etlis, Gaston". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 

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