Martín Alund

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Martín Alund
AlundLiverpoolTrophy.jpg
Alund after winning the Liverpool International in 2013.
Country  Argentina
Residence Mendoza, Argentina
Born (1985-12-26) December 26, 1985 (age 28)
Mendoza, Argentina
Height 6' (183 cm)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Fabian Blengino
Prize money $456,298
Singles
Career record 7–10
Career titles 0
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)
Wimbledon 1R (2013)
US Open Q2 (2014)
Doubles
Career record 1–2
Career titles 0
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 six ATP Challenger events in doubles; and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 84 in March 2013.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

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.

Pro tour[edit]

2013[edit]

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.

In Houston a few weeks later, Alund defeated former World No. 1 and multiple grand slam champion Lleyton Hewitt.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]

2014[edit]

After qualifying for both Viña del Mar and Buenos Aires, Alund defeated clay specialist Albert Ramos in straights and took a set off both World No. 18 Nicolas Almagro and No. 46 Robin Haase.

Playing style[edit]

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.[2]

Career finals[edit]

Challenger singles: 3 (0–3)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Series
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 24 November 2008 Mexico Cancún, Mexico Clay Slovenia Grega Žemlja 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1 July 2012 Italy Milan, Italy Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 14 October 2012 Argentina San Juan, Argentina Clay Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 2–6, 6–3, 2–6

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