Jose Rubin Statham

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Jose (Rubin) Statham
Country  New Zealand
Residence Auckland, New Zealand
Born (1987-04-25) 25 April 1987 (age 27)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed
Prize money US$179,591
Career record 19-14 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles 8 ITF
Highest ranking No. 279 (25 February 2013)
Current ranking No. 623 (17 November 2014)
Career record 1-9 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour and Davis Cup)
Career titles 19 ITF
Highest ranking No. 139 (17 June 2013)
Current ranking No. 489 (17 November 2014)
Last updated on: 22 November 2014.

Jose (Rubin) Statham (born 25 April 1987 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a professional tennis player from New Zealand.[1][2]


In June 2005, Statham's second year on the professional tour, he made his first final at the Japan F8 tournament. He lost in the final to Go Soeda of Japan 4-6, 3-6. Statham had his best victory to date when he defeated Pablo Andújar of Spain, who was ranked number 215 at the time, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of qualifying for the Heineken Open in January 2007. He lost in the second qualifying round to Guillermo García López of Spain 2-6, 6-7(3). In November 2008, Kyu Tae Im of Korea defeated him 6-7(3), 1-6 in the final of the Malaysia F2 event. This was the second time he had made a final in over three years. In April 2009, Statham won his first tournament at Australia F3. He defeated Australian Greg Jones 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the final. In his next tournament, Australia F4, he continued his great form before losing in the final to Greg Jones 5-7, 6-7(6). His form continued in his next tournament, in Egypt F7, by winning his second title. He defeated Jean-Noel Insausti of France in the final 7-5, 6-2. He made it four finals in a row in his next tournament; Egypt F8. He lost to Karim Maamoun of Egypt in the final 2-6, 2-6.

In October 2009, Statham won another Futures title at Thailand F4. He defeated Roman Jebavý of the Czech Republic 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 in the final. He also won the Vietnam F1 title in the same month, defeating Amir Weintraub of Israel 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-1 in the final. In October 2010, Statham was the only New Zealand representative in the Men's Singles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and was the sixth seed. He won his first round against Haydn Lewis of Barbados 6-2, 6-1. He also won his second round match with Colin Fleming of Scotland when Fleming retired after Statham won the first set 6-4. He eventually lost in the quarterfinals to home favourite, number one seed and eventual champion Somdev Devvarman of India 3-6, 4-6.[3] As of 17 January 2011, he is ranked 501 on the ATP World Tour.[4]

On the 4th of January 2014, Rubin Statham was announced as the third and final wildcard for the Heineken Open Tournament.[5]

ATP/ITF Tour Finals[edit]

Singles (8–0)[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (8–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 3 May 2009 Australia F3 Bundaberg Clay United Kingdom Greg Jones 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 2. 31 May 2009 Egypt F7 Alexandria Clay France Jean-Noel Insausti 7–5, 6–2
Winner 3. 10 October 2009 Thailand F4 Bangkok Hard Czech Republic Roman Jebavý 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 4. 31 October 2009 Vietnam F1 Bình Dương Hard Israel Amir Weintraub 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 5. 6 April 2012 Vietnam F1 Ho Chi Minh City Hard Australia Nick Lindahl 5–2ret
Winner 6. 19 May 2012 Thailand F2 Bangkok Hard Indonesia Christopher Rungkat 7–6(12–10), 6–3
Winner 7. 17 June 2012 Germany F5 Unterföhring Clay Germany Jeremy Jahn 7–6(7–3), 7–5
Winner 8. 26 May 2013 South Korea F3 Daegu Hard South Korea Lim Yong-kyu 7–5, 3–6, 6–1

Doubles (19–6)[edit]

ATP Challenger Tour (0–6)
ITF Futures (19–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner–up 1. 6 February 2011 Australia Burnie Hard Australia Marinko Matosevic Canada Philip Bester
Canada Peter Polansky
3–6, 6–4, [12–14]
Runner–up 2. 27 March 2011 China Pingguo Hard Finland Harri Heliövaara Russia Michail Elgin
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
2–6, 3–6
Runner–up 3. 29 July 2012 Germany Oberstaufen Clay Russia Andrey Kuznetsov Romania Andrei Dăescu
Romania Florin Mergea
6–7(1–7), 6–7(4–7)
Runner–up 4. 6 January 2013 France Nouméa Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak Australia Samuel Groth
Japan Toshihide Matsui
6–7(6–8), 6–1, [4–10]
Runner–up 5. 27 October 2013 Australia Traralgon Hard Australia Dane Propoggia Australia Adam Feeney
Australia Ryan Agar
3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 6. 9 February 2014 Australia West Lakes Hard Australia Dane Propoggia New Zealand Marcus Daniell
United States Jarmere Jenkins
4–6, 4–6


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