Go Soeda

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Go Soeda
添田 豪
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Country Japan
Residence Fujisawa, Japan
Born (1984-09-05) September 5, 1984 (age 30)
Fujisawa, Japan
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $761,340[1]
Singles
Career record 33–44
Career titles 0
15 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 47 (July 23, 2012)
Current ranking No. 100 (November 24, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2013)
French Open 1R (2011, 2012, 2013)
Wimbledon 2R (2012, 2013)
US Open 1R (2011, 2012)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 6–13
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 291 (November 10, 2008)
Current ranking No. 451 (October 27, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (2012)
Last updated on: October 28, 2014.
Go Soeda
Medal record
Competitor for  Japan
Men's Tennis
Asian Games
Bronze 2006 Doha Singles
Silver 2006 Doha Team
Bronze 2010 Guangzhou Singles
Bronze 2010 Guangzhou Team

Go Soeda (添田 豪 Soeda Gou?, born September 5, 1984 in Fujisawa, Kanagawa) is a male Japanese tennis player. He is currently coached by Davide Sanguinetti.[2]

He started playing tennis at the age of 4, and turned professional in April 2003.

Juniors[edit]

Soeda reached a world junior ranking high of #20 in singles and #43 in doubles in late 2002.[3]

Professional career[edit]

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[edit]

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.

2006[edit]

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.

2007[edit]

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.

2008[edit]

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.[4]

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

2011[edit]

2012[edit]

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

2011.

Playing Style[edit]

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.[5]

Singles Finals[edit]

Legend
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 (15–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. August 13, 2007 Manta, Ecuador Hard Argentina Eduardo Schwank 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. March 3, 2008 Kyoto, Japan Carpet (i) Germany Matthias Bachinger 7–6, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 3. April 14, 2008 Busan, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Yen-Hsun Lu 6–2, ret.
Winner 4. May 19, 2008 New Delhi, India Hard Chinese Taipei Yen-Hsun Lu 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 5. November 17, 2008 Yokohama, Japan Hard South Korea Hyung-Taik Lee 5–7, 3–6
Winner 6. November 24, 2008 Toyota City, Japan Carpet South Korea Hyung-Taik Lee 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Winner 7. October 12, 2009 Tiburon, US Carpet Serbia Ilija Bozoljac 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 8. May 1, 2010 Manta, Ecuador Hard United States Ryler DeHeart 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 9. May 1, 2010 Nottingham, UK Grass Lithuania Ričardas Berankis 4–6, 4–6
Winner 10. March 27, 2011 Pingguo, China Hard Germany Matthias Bachinger 6–4, 7–5
Winner 11. July 31, 2011 Wuhai, China Hard South Africa Raven Klaasen 7–5, 6–4
Winner 12. January 29, 2012 Honolulu, US Hard United States Robby Ginepri 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 13. March 4, 2012 Singapore, Singapore Hard Chinese Taipei Yen-Hsun Lu 3–6, 4–6
Winner 14. March 18, 2012 Pingguo, China Hard Tunisia Malek Jaziri 6–1, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 15. April 29, 2012 Kaohsiung, Taiwan Hard Japan Tatsuma Ito 6–3, 6–0
Winner 16. January 27, 2013 Honolulu, US Hard Germany Mischa Zverev 7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 17. July 14, 2013 Beijing, China Hard Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-Hsun 2-6, 4-6
Runner-up 18. November 17, 2013 Yokohama, Japan Hard Australia Matthew Ebden 6-2, 6-7(3-7), 3-6
Winner 19. May 18, 2014 Busan, South Korea Hard Chinese Taipei Jimmy Wang 6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Winner 20. June 29, 2014 Nanchang, China Hard Slovenia Blaž Kavčič 6-3, 2-6, 7-6(7-3)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 Q2 2R 1R 1–3
France French Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R Q1 0–3
United Kingdom Wimbledon Q3 Q2 Q2 1R 1R 2R 2R Q1 2–4
United States US Open Q3 Q1 Q1 Q1 1R 1R 1R Q1 0–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–3 2–4 0–1 3–13
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0
Year End Ranking 206 114 238 120 120 60 103 100

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open 2R 1–1
France French Open 2R 1–1
United Kingdom Wimbledon 0–0
United States US Open 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 1–2 1–1 2–3

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