Leonardo Mayer

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Leonardo Mayer
Leonardo Mayer at the 2010 US Open 02.jpg
Country  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 27)
Corrientes, Argentina
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Francisco Yunis
Prize money $2,891,268
Singles
Career record 90-99
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 25 (September 8, 2014)
Current ranking No. 28 (November 17, 2014)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014)
French Open 3R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Wimbledon 4R (2014)
US Open 3R (2012, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 40-55
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 68 (October 27, 2014)
Current ranking No. 70 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2010)
French Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open QF (2014)
Last updated on: November 22, 2014.

Leonardo Martin Mayer (born May 15, 1987) is an Argentine professional tennis player.

Mayer achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 25 in September 2014 and World No. 88 in doubles in June 2010.[2] He is coached by Francisco Yunis.[2] He was born in Corrientes and resides in Buenos Aires.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He started playing tennis at age nine.[2]

ITF[edit]

As a junior, he won the 2005 French Open Boys Doubles and the Orange Bowl with Emiliano Massa, reaching as high as No.2 in the combined world rankings in june 2005.

Junior Grand Slam Results:

Singles

French Open: 1R (2005)

Wimbledon: 3R (2005)

US Open: QF (2005)

Doubles

French Open: W (2005)

Wimbledon: 1R (2005)

US Open: 2R (2005)

He won one Challenger singles title in 2008, against Sergio Roitman, and lost in three other finals.[2]

2009-2013[edit]

Mayer At Winston Salem Open

He qualified for his first Grand Slam at the 2009 French Open, and beat 15th seed James Blake in straight sets in the first round. He lost to Tommy Haas in five sets in the second round. At Wimbledon, he beat Óscar Hernández in straight sets in the first round. He lost to Fernando González in four sets in the second round.

Mayer had a successful American summer, reaching the semifinals of the LA Tennis Open (lost to Carsten Ball) and the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven (lost to Igor Andreev. At the 2009 US Open, Mayer reached the second round, losing to Radek Štěpánek in straight sets.

In 2011, Mayer qualified for the Brasil Open and defeated world no. 73, Russian Igor Andreev in the first round of the main draw. In the second round, he played seventh seed, Italian Potito Starace and lost.

Leonardo reached the third round of the French Open for the third time and the US Open in 2012, losing to Nicolás Almagro in straight sets at Roland Garros and Juan Martín del Potro in New York.[3]

2014: First Title and Top 30[edit]

In February 2014, he reached his first career ATP final at Viña del Mar, defeating No. 2 seed Tommy Robredo en route. Mayer lost to top seed Fabio Fognini in straight sets.

In Oeiras and Niza, he reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier in both. He was defeated in the third round of the French Open again, this time by Rafael Nadal.

In Wimbledon, he reached the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time. He defeated No. 25 seed Andreas Seppi, former Wimbledon semifinalist and Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis and Andrey Kuznetsov before being defeated by Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. With this run, Mayer will be ranked in the top 50 for the first time in his career.

Next, Mayer played in the 2014 MercedesCup, where he lost in the second round to Mikhail Youzhny. Then he played at the 2014 International German Open, where he beat Guillermo García-López and Philipp Kohlschreiber, reaching the final without dropping any set. In the final, he defeated top seed David Ferrer in three sets, winning his maiden ATP title.

After an one-month break, Mayer participated at the 2014 Winston-Salem Open as the 4th seed. He lost in his opening match against qualifier David Goffin in straight sets.

Seeded 23rd at the 2014 US Open, Mayer reached the third round, being defeated by Kei Nishikori. In the doubles tournament, he partnered with compatriot Carlos Berlocq and made it to the quarterfinals, beating the reigning Wimbledon champions, Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil en route.

Mayer won his two singles rubbers against Israel in the Davis Cup Play-offs, helping Argentina to secure a place in the 2015 World Group.

He lost in the second round at the Malaysian Open to Jarkko Nieminen, an in the first round of the China Open to Martin Klizan. He lost in the second round of the Shanghai Masters to Roger Federer, who saved five match points against Mayer.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 9, 2014 Royal Guard Open, Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Italy Fabio Fognini 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. July 20, 2014 International German Open, Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain David Ferrer 6–7(3–7), 6–1, 7–6(7–4)

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 14, 2010 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Germany Benjamin Becker United States Mardy Fish
United States Sam Querrey
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Winner 1. February 20, 2011 Copa Claro, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Austria Oliver Marach Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Brazil André Sá
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Runner-up 2. August 25, 2012 Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States Hard Spain Pablo Andújar Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
3–6, 6–4, [2–10]

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Legend(Singles)
Challengers (5)
Futures (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. November 16, 2008 Medellín Hard Argentina Sergio Roitman 6–4, 7–5
2. July 31, 2011 Dortmund Clay Netherlands Thomas Schoorel 6–3, 6–2
3. October 2, 2011 Napoli Clay Italy Alessandro Giannessi 6–3, 6–4
1. November 6, 2011 São Leopoldo Clay Serbia Nikola Ćirić 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
1. November 10, 2012 Guayaquil Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–2, 6–4

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open Q2 A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1–5
France French Open Q1 A 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R 3R 9–6
United Kingdom Wimbledon A Q1 2R 1R Q1 1R 2R 4R 5–5
United States US Open Q2 Q2 2R 1R A 3R 2R 3R 6–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–3 2–4 2–2 4–4 2–4 8–4 21–21
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–2
Year End Ranking 179 115 75 94 78 71 94 28

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3–5
France French Open A 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1–4
United Kingdom Wimbledon 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1–5
United States US Open 1R 2R A 2R 1R QF 4–5
Win–Loss 0–2 5–4 0–1 2–4 0–4 2–4 9–19

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