Ivo Heuberger

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Ivo Heuberger
Country Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
Residence Altstätten, Switzerland
Born (1976-02-19) February 19, 1976 (age 38)
Altstätten, Switzerland
Height 6'2" (188 cm)
Turned pro 1997
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $950,068
Career record 34–78
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 102 (6 May 2002)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2001)
French Open 1R (2002, 2003)
Wimbledon 2R (2004)
US Open 2R (2002)
Career record 12–27
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 114 (19 November 2001)

Ivo Heuberger (born February 19, 1976) is a retired tennis player who represented Switzerland at the Davis Cup.[1]

Early life[edit]

Ivo Heuberger was born in the small town of Altstätten, Switzerland on February 19, 1976. He began his tennis career after moving to the French part of Switzerland to attend the National Training Center. He showed promise during his junior days and was eager to begin his professional debut.[citation needed]

Tennis career[edit]

He became a pro in 1997. Ivo won his first title in India at a small $25,000 challenger, beating Dania Udomchoke, 6–2 6–3.[2] Ivo was chosen to represent Switzerland along with the rest of the Swiss Davis Cup team 7 times during his career.[3]

His career was one that had few highlights and perhaps he was best known in the tennis world for his relationship with former number #1, Martina Hingis. His best ranking was 102, he and remained in the 100s for much of his career. He is what most in the tennis world would call a "journeyman"—one who spends much of their career in the Challenger circuit and in ATP qualifying draws.

Perhaps his most notable win, is his defeat of Roger Federer in the 1999 US Open qualifier. Ivo defeated then 18 year old Federer in the second round of qualifying in straight sets. It is the last time in 15 years that Roger did not play in a grand slam tournament.

Business career[edit]

Ivo began putting to use the many contacts he had made over the years while traveling to 60 different contacts. He founded a company called, Hi-Pro in the summer of 2004. His company specializes in marketing and promotional products and has since grown to be one of the biggest company's in its field in Switzerland. In 2006, Ivo Heuberger and the Swiss Tennis team federation signed a deal that would make Hi-Pro the official clothing provider for the Swiss Davis Cup Team.[4] At this time, Hi-Pro is also the provider of the official staff's uniform for the Basel Swiss Indoor Tennis Tournament.

Personal life[edit]

In September 2007, Ivo married Martha Dominguez who is a Miami based fashion blogger.


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