|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
4 November 1974 |
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Retired||2006 (played sporadically after)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Coach(es)||Horacio de la Peña|
|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)|
|Olympic Games||1R (1996)|
|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)|
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.
Etlis turned professional in 1993. He is of Jewish descent.
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. At the 2003 French Open Etlis and Rodriquez reached the quarterfinals, losing to Paul Haarhuis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov. 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. 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. 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. Etlis and Rodriguez won the Valencia International Series in April 2004.
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.
- "Etlis, Gaston". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 15 May 2014.