September 5, 1984 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 47 (July 23, 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 105 (November 18, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013)|
|French Open||1R (2011, 2012, 2013)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2012, 2013)|
|US Open||1R (2011, 2012)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 291 (November 10, 2008)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|US Open||1R (2012)|
|Last updated on: February 23, 2013.|
|Competitor for Japan|
He started playing tennis at the age of 4, and turned professional in April 2003.
Soeda reached a world junior ranking high of #20 in singles and #43 in doubles in late 2002.
Soeda entered the top-200 in singles in August 2006 and reached a career high of #179 in November 2006 before spending most of 2007 outside the top-200. He re-entered the top-200 in February 2008 and reached a career high #90 on April 11, 2011.
2002 to 2005
Soeda began playing professional tournaments regularly in 2002, finishing the year ranked #883 in singles before turning professional in 2003. He rose steadily through the rankings over the next three years, finishing the year ranked #635 in 2003, #502 in 2004, and #302 in 2005.
Soeda had a very steady year at the Challenger level, reaching the quarterfinals or better 7 times, including the finals in Aptos, California in July and the semifinals in Ecuador in August. He also won the Japan F4 Futures, and finished 2006 ranked #188 in singles.
Soeda finished the 2nd half of 2007 strong, winning a Challenger-level tournament in August in Ecuador and reaching the final of a Challenger in Australia in November. He also won a Futures tournament in China in October. He finished 2007 ranked #206 in singles.
In doubles, he won a Challenger in Japan in November.
In Davis Cup play, he won all 4 of his singles matches in leading Japan to Asia/Oceania Zone Group 1 wins over China and Thailand, but lost both matches in Japan's World Group qualifying loss to Romania.
Soeda began the year with a quarterfinal finish in a Challenger in Hawaii in January to get back into the top-200. In February, he led Japan to a 5–0 win over the Philippines in Australia/Asia Zone Group 1 play, winning two singles and one doubles match.
2012 started for Go at the Chennai Open in impressive fashion, coming through qualifying before beating Frederico Gil, as well as 5th & 3rd seeds Ivan Dodig and Stanislas Wawrinka respectively. Go's best result in an ATP tournament came to end with a 1–6, 4–6 loss to top seed and ninth ranked Janko Tipsarević in the semi-finals. Following the tournament Soeda moved up twenty-one places in the ATP Rankings to 99 and back into the top 100 for the first time since April
Soeda is an offensive counterpuncher. Due to his relatively small size (5'10), Soeda lacks the power and stature to effectively dictate points. Instead, he relies on quickness of feet to retrieve opponent's shots, as well as a relatively flat, penetrating two-handed backhand. As noted by commentator Nick Lester in the BB&T Atlanta Open, Soeda plays a conventional style of tennis, approaching and finishing points at the net when possible.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP World Tour Finals|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|ATP World Tour 500 Series|
|ATP World Tour 250 Series|
|ATP Challenger Tour (13–3)|
|Winner||1.||August 13, 2007||Manta, Ecuador||Hard||Eduardo Schwank||6–4, 6–2|
|Winner||2.||March 3, 2008||Kyoto, Japan||Carpet (i)||Matthias Bachinger||7–6, 2–6, 6–4|
|Winner||3.||April 14, 2008||Busan, South Korea||Hard||Yen-Hsun Lu||6–2, ret.|
|Winner||4.||May 19, 2008||New Delhi, India||Hard||Yen-Hsun Lu||6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||5.||November 17, 2008||Yokohama, Japan||Hard||Hyung-Taik Lee||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||6.||November 24, 2008||Toyota City, Japan||Carpet||Hyung-Taik Lee||6–2, 7–6(9–7)|
|Winner||7.||October 12, 2009||Tiburon, US||Carpet||Ilija Bozoljac||3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||8.||May 1, 2010||Manta, Ecuador||Hard||Ryler DeHeart||7–6(7–5), 6–2|
|Runner-up||9.||May 1, 2010||Nottingham, UK||Grass||Ričardas Berankis||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||10.||March 27, 2011||Pingguo, China||Hard||Matthias Bachinger||6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||11.||July 31, 2011||Wuhai, China||Hard||Raven Klaasen||7–5, 6–4|
|Winner||12.||January 29, 2012||Honolulu, US||Hard||Robby Ginepri||6–3, 7–6(7–5)|
|Runner-up||13.||March 4, 2012||Singapore, Singapore||Hard||Yen-Hsun Lu||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||14.||March 18, 2012||Pingguo, China||Hard||Malek Jaziri||6–1, 3–6, 7–5|
|Winner||15.||April 29, 2012||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Hard||Tatsuma Ito||6–3, 6–0|
|Winner||16.||January 27, 2013||Honolulu, US||Hard||Mischa Zverev||7–5, 7–5|
Singles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||206||114||238||120||120||60|
Doubles performance timeline
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- 添田豪 公式ブログ – Go! Soeda! - (2010-01-05). "新年！！". Retrieved 16 April 2010.
- Soeda's ITF Juniors Page
- Feb. 2008 Davis Cup Results
- Official website
- Go Soeda at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Go Soeda at the Davis Cup
- Go Soeda on Twitter
- Soeda Recent Match Results
- Soeda World Ranking History
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