Martín Vassallo Argüello

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Martín Miguel Vassallo Argüello
Martín Vassallo Argüello.jpg
Country  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1980-02-10) February 10, 1980 (age 34)
Temperley, Argentina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1999
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,420,101
Singles
Career record 47-81
Career titles 0
8 Challengers
Highest ranking No. 47 (April 27, 2009)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
French Open 4R (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2008, 2009)
US Open 1R (2007, 2008, 2009)
Doubles
Career record 20-32
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 71 (June 25, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2010)
French Open 1R (2007, 2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2009)
US Open 1R (2009)
Last updated on: September 22, 2012.

Martin Miguel Vassallo Argüello (born February 10, 1980 in Temperley, Argentina) is a professional male tennis player from Argentina. His career-high ATP singles ranking is World No. 47 (as of April 27, 2009).

Tennis career[edit]

He turned pro in 1999. Over the course of his career, he has represented both Argentina and Italy.

At the 2006 French Open, he reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career. He entered the tournament as a qualifier and beat Paul Goldstein of the United States in the first round (6–2, 6–0, 6–3), #21 seed Sébastien Grosjean of France in the second round (1–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–5, 6–2) and Raemon Sluiter of the Netherlands in the third round (2–6, 6–4, 6–3, 3–6, 6–1). In the next round he lost to David Nalbandian.

In late 2007, at the Orange Prokom Open in Sopot, Poland, Argüello was embroiled in a betting scandal after his match against world number four Nikolay Davydenko. The match saw Davydenko retire with the scores at 2–6, 6–3, 2–1. Gamblers betting on the match displayed irregular betting patterns and a total of £3.4m was paid out on it, ten times the normal amount for a match at this level. Eventually, Betfair voided all bets on the match. Neither Argüello nor Davydenko have been formally charged with any offence by the ATP.[1]

In 2009, Vassallo Argüello made his Davis Cup debut for Argentina in the 5-0 defeat against The Netherlands in Buenos Aires playing doubles with Lucas Arnold Ker and in the reverse singles.

Singles titles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (8)
Futures (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. April 29, 2002 Italy Rome Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 6–4, 6–0
2. May 12, 2003 Slovakia Košice Clay Chile Hermes Gamonal 6–3, 6–3
3. July 7, 2003 Germany Oberstaufen Clay Italy Andreas Seppi 6–1, 6–4
4. July 28, 2003 Italy Trani Clay Spain Francisco Fogués 6–3, 7–5
5. January 22, 2007 Chile Santiago Clay Italy Fabio Fognini 1–6, 7–5, 6–4
6. October 6, 2008 Paraguay Asunción Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 3–6, 6–3, 7–6
7. October 20, 2008 Argentina Buenos Aires Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
8. November 29, 2008 Peru Lima Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman 6–2, 4–6, 6–4

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 0–3
French Open 1R A A A 4R 2R 2R 2R 6–5
Wimbledon A A 1R A A 1R 2R 2R 2–4
US Open A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 0–2
Win-Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 3–1 1–4 2–4 2–3 0–1 8–15

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