Hicham Arazi

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Hicham Arazi
هشام أرازي
Hicham Arazi.jpg
Country  Morocco
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1973-10-19) 19 October 1973 (age 41)
Casablanca, Morocco
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2007
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,602,644
Singles
Career record 221–226
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 22 (November 5, 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2000, 2004)
French Open QF (1997, 1998)
Wimbledon 3R (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004)
US Open 3R (1999, 2000, 2001)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1996, 2004)
Doubles
Career record 37–60
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 144 (June 21, 2004)

Hicham Arazi (Arabic: هشام أرازي‎; born October 19, 1973, in Casablanca) is a male tennis player from Morocco. He played professionally from 1993 to the end of 2007. The left-hander reached his career-high ATP Tour singles ranking of World No. 22 on November 5, 2001. During his career, Arazi captured one singles title, in Casablanca. "The Moroccan Magician" reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open twice and the French Open twice. As well as the aforementioned nickname, some tennis analysts called him "The Moroccan McEnroe" due to his talent - he played with incredible touch, and often enjoyed the support of the crowd even when not at home. He led Patrick Rafter, winner of the US Open in 1997 and 1998, two sets to love during the first round of the latter tournament. In the third set he was upset with several line calls, telling umpire Norm Chryst to "get out of here", which sparked the beginning of Arazi's meltdown (and Rafter's comeback).[1] During his career, he notably gained victories over former World No. 1s and Grand Slam champions Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moyá and Jim Courier.

ATP Masters Series singles finals[edit]

Runner-up (1)[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent Score
2001 Monte Carlo Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6–3, 6–2, 6–4

Titles (1)[edit]

Singles wins (1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 24 March 1997 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Argentina Franco Squillari 3–6, 6–1, 6–2

Singles runner-ups (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 14 June 1999 Merano, Italy Clay Spain Fernando Vicente 6–2, 3–6, 7–6
2. 16 April 2001 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 6–3, 6–2, 6–4

Doubles Runner-ups (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent Score
1. 24 March 1997 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Morocco Karim Alami Portugal João Cunha e Silva
Portugal Nuno Marques
7–6, 6–2
2. 8 September 1997 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Israel Eyal Ran Italy Vincenzo Santopadre
United States Vince Spadea
6–4, 6–7, 6–0

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 4R 1R QF 1R 2R 1R QF A 0 / 8 12–8
French Open A A QF QF 3R 3R 2R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 16–8
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 9 9–9
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R A 0 / 10 9–10
Win–Loss 0–1 1–2 4–4 9–4 4–4 10–4 5–4 4–4 2–4 7–4 0–0 0 / 35 46–35
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A 2R QF 1R A A 3R 1R 0 / 5 6–5
Miami A A A A 1R 2R 2R 3R A 1R A 0 / 5 2–5
Monte Carlo A A 1R 2R 3R 2R F 2R A 1R A 0 / 7 10–7
Hamburg A A QF 3R 3R 1R 3R 1R A 1R A 0 / 7 9–7
Rome A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 2R A 0 / 7 5–7
Canada A A A A A 1R 3R A A 1R A 0 / 3 2–3
Cincinnati A 1R A A A 2R 3R A 3R 2R A 0 / 5 6–5
Madrid1 A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R A A 1R A 0 / 6 3–6
Paris A A 1R 1R A A QF A QF 1R A 0 / 5 6–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 4–5 4–5 6–6 6–8 18–9 2–4 5–2 4–9 0–1 0 / 50 49–50
Year End Ranking 141 79 38 36 36 30 25 90 52 62 897

1This event was held in Essen in 1995, and in Stuttgart from 1996 through 2001.

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