Gastón Etlis

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

In January 2005 Etlis was ranked No.17 in doubles.

The right-hander won four career titles in doubles, and reached his highest singles ATP-ranking in May 2000, when he became the # 114 player in the world.

Tennis career[edit]

Etlis turned professional in 1993.

In August 1995 in San Marino he beat world # 40 Carlos Costa 7–6(4), 6–4. In January 1997 he beat world # 24 Marc Rosset 6–3, 7–6(1), in Zagreb.

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

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, and they defeated Tommy Robredo and Feliciano López of Spain 6–3, 6–4. The Argentines lost a 2nd round match to Fernando González and Nicolás Massú 6–3, 7–6 (2), and were eliminated.

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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