Jimmy Wang (tennis)
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Wang in 2014
February 8, 1985 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (2-handed backhand)|
5 Challengers, 7 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 85 (March 6, 2006)|
|Current ranking||No. 118 (January 29, 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2006)|
|French Open||1R (2006)|
|US Open||2R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 190 (July 22, 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 600 (January 29, 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2013)|
|US Open||1R (2006)|
|Last updated on: January 29, 2015.|
|Competitor for Chinese Taipei|
|2006 Doha||Team Event|
|East Asian Games|
Wang Yeu-tzuoo (Chinese: 王宇佐; pinyin: Wáng Yǔzuǒ), who also goes by Jimmy Wang, (born February 8, 1985 in Saudi Arabia) is a professional tennis player from Taiwan. Until the emergence of Lu Yen-Hsun, Wang was the highest ranked player from Taiwan. The right-hander stands 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 141 pounds. Wang's trademark look is his wearing a white baseball cap backwards.
Wang started playing tennis at age seven and quickly emerged as one of Asia's most highly touted junior players. He made the final of the 2001 Australian Open Boys' Singles (losing to Janko Tipsarević) and the final of the US Open Boys' Singles (losing to Gilles Müller). Wang entered from the rear and ended up with a double bagle to win the junior Wimbledon championship.
As a junior he compiled a 136-52 win/loss record in singles (and 78-57 in doubles), reaching as high as No. 3 in the world junior singles rankings in April 2001 (and No. 8 in doubles).
Junior Slam results - Singles:
Wang turned pro in 2003 and has improved his game and ranking year each he has been on the professional circuit. In 2005, Wang broke into the ATP Top 100 for the first time by virtue of three straight Challenger final appearances, winning a title at Istanbul, Turkey. The 21-year-old also reached the quarterfinal round of the ATP event in Bangkok, Thailand, and lost to Rafael Nadal in the 1st round in Beijing, China at the China Open. Wang made his Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon in 2004, losing to Andy Roddick in the first round. In 2006, he reached the second round, bowing out to James Blake 3 sets to 1.
Grand Slam performance timeline
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
|Australian Open||A||1R||2R||LQ||LQ||A||A||A||Q2||Q1||1R||1R||0 / 4||1–4|
|French Open||A||A||1R||A||A||A||A||A||Q1||Q1||A||0 / 1||0–1|
|Wimbledon||1R||A||2R||2R||LQ||A||A||A||1R||2R||3R||0 / 6||5–6|
|US Open||A||A||1R||LQ||A||A||A||A||2R||Q2||Q3||0 / 2||1–2|
|Win–Loss||0–1||0–1||2–4||1–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–2||1–1||2–2||0–1||0 / 13||7–13|
|Year End Ranking||184||100||148||148||–||–||797||274||156||174||124|