Alund after winning the Liverpool International in 2013.
December 26, 1985 |
|Height||6' (183 cm)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 84 (March 18, 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 192 (August 18, 2014)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q1 (2013)|
|French Open||1R (2013)|
|US Open||Q2 (2014)|
|Highest ranking||No. 103 (November 19, 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 230 (18 August 2014)|
|Last updated on: 19 August 2014.|
Martín Alund (born December 26, 1985 in Mendoza, Argentina) is an Argentine professional tennis player. He reached the semifinals of the 2013 Brasil Open; has won seven ATP Challenger events in doubles; and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 84 in March 2013.
As a junior, Alund reached as high as No. 45 in the world singles rankings in March 2003 (and No. 62 in doubles the same year). He gained victories over promising junior prospects such as Eduardo Schwank, Alex Kuznetsov and Scoville Jenkins.
As a lucky loser, Alund reached the semifinals of the 2013 Brasil Open, defeating World No. 25 Jeremy Chardy (fresh off of his career-best Australian Open quarterfinal run) and experienced claycourter Filippo Volandri en route. In the semis he valiantly took a set off top seed Rafael Nadal before losing in 3 sets.
Alund gained direct entry into both the French Open and Wimbledon, winning a set against World No. 4 David Ferrer in the first round of the latter before eventually losing in four sets. In preparation for the grass courts, he won the Liverpool International exhibition tournament, etching his name alongside esteemed former champions Marat Safin, Ivan Ljubičić and Fernando González.
Alund is a natural claycourter, though intersperses his defensive skills with clean hitting, a powerful first serve and deft dropshots. He possesses a heavy, hard-hitting forehand and a flashy one-handed backhand, both of which are capable of reeling off winners, but are also often error-prone.
Challenger singles: 3 (0–3)
|ATP Challenger Series|
|Runner-up||1.||24 November 2008||Cancún, Mexico||Clay||Grega Žemlja||2–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||2.||1 July 2012||Milan, Italy||Clay||Tommy Robredo||3–6, 0–6|
|Runner-up||3.||14 October 2012||San Juan, Argentina||Clay||Thiemo de Bakker||2–6, 6–3, 2–6|
- "Alund beats Hewitt at rainy US Men's Clay Court", NDTV Sports, 11 April 2013.
- "Ferrer outlasts Alund to reach Round 2 at Wimbledon", Tennis Earth, 25 June 2013.
- "Martin Alund warms up for Wimbledon by winning the Liverpool International", Liverpool Echo, 24 June 2013.
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