Adil Shamasdin

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Adil Shamasdin
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Country (sports)  Canada
Residence Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Born (1982-05-23) May 23, 1982 (age 35)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
College Brown Bears
Prize money $524,774
Singles
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 748 (August 17, 2009)
Doubles
Career record 68–87 (43.87%)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 41 (June 26, 2017)
Current ranking No. 41 (June 26, 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2012)
French Open 3R (2017)
Wimbledon QF (2016)
US Open 3R (2015)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2015)
Last updated on: June 26, 2017.

Adil Shamasdin (born May 23, 1982) is a Canadian professional tennis player who specialises in doubles. He reached his highest doubles ranking of world No. 41 on June 26, 2017.

Tennis career[edit]

Shamasdin's junior career saw him finish ranked No. 5 in singles and No. 1 in doubles in Canada. In his senior career, he has won so far three ATP World Tour doubles titles, in 2011 at the SA Tennis Open with James Cerretani,[1] in 2015 at the Grand Prix Hassan II with Rameez Junaid[2] and in 2017 at the Lyon Open with Andrés Molteni.[3] He also has won twenty ATP Challenger Tour doubles titles and seven ITF Futures doubles titles.[4]

In 2015 in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals, he was selected to play his first tie for Canada, losing the doubles match with Daniel Nestor.[5] The next year in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs, he helped his country secure its place in the World Group by winning the match with Vasek Pospisil.[6] In 2016, he reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with Jonathan Marray as wildcards, beating the fourth seeds and defending champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău in the opening round, and the fifteenth seeds Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers in the third round. They were defeated by the twelfth seeds Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi.[7] Also in 2016, he advanced to the ATP Masters 1000 Rogers Cup second round for the first time of his career, after six unsuccessful attempts. In the first round, he and compatriot Philip Bester defeated the pair of then world No. 1 singles player Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjić, before losing to the seventh seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in their next match.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Shamasdin grew up in Pickering, Ontario. His parents Kamru and Rozi immigrated to Canada from Kenya. He has two brothers Jamil and Irfan.[1] He attended Brown University in Rhode Island and graduated with a degree in psychology. Shamasdin broke the record for the most combined wins (singles and doubles) in Brown tennis history with over 220.[9]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (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 (3–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–2)
Result No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. February 6, 2011 250 Series SA Tennis Open, South Africa Hard United States James Cerretani United States Scott Lipsky
United States Rajeev Ram
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner–up 1. July 10, 2011 250 Series Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, United States Grass Sweden Johan Brunström United States Ryan Harrison
Australia Matthew Ebden
6–4, 3–6, [5–10]
Winner 2. April 11, 2015 250 Series Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco Clay Australia Rameez Junaid India Rohan Bopanna
Romania Florin Mergea
3–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Runner–up 2. February 7, 2016 250 Series Sofia Open, Bulgaria Hard (i) Austria Philipp Oswald Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
7–5, 6–7(9–11), [6–10]
Runner–up 3. July 16, 2016 250 Series Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, United States Grass United Kingdom Jonathan Marray Australia Sam Groth
Australia Chris Guccione
4–6, 3–6
Winner 3. May 27, 2017 250 Series Lyon Open, France Clay Argentina Andrés Molteni New Zealand Marcus Daniell
Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures doubles titles (27)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (20)
ITF Futures (7)
No. Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. March 22, 2008 Futures Canada F3, Sherbrooke Hard (i) Canada Daniel Chu United States Travis Rettenmaier
United States Rylan Rizza
7–6(7–2), 3–6, [10–7]
2. October 19, 2008 Futures Mexico F12, Mazatlán Hard France Fabrice Martin Mexico Luís Díaz-Barriga
Mexico Daniel Garza
Walkover
3. October 26, 2008 Futures Mexico F13, Ciudad Obregón Hard France Fabrice Martin United States Chris Klingemann
Canada Milan Pokrajac
3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
4. March 22, 2009 Futures Canada F3, Sherbrooke Hard (i) Canada Daniel Chu Canada Érik Chvojka
Canada Michal Pazicky
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
5. May 10, 2009 Futures Mexico F4, Coatzacoalcos Hard Canada Vasek Pospisil Australia Kaden Hensel
Australia Adam Hubble
6–3, 6–4
6. May 17, 2009 Futures Mexico F5, Puerto Vallarta Hard Canada Vasek Pospisil Mexico Juan-Manuel Elizondo
Mexico César Ramírez
6–1, 2–6, [10–7]
7. July 19, 2009 Futures France F12, Saint-Gervais Clay France Fabrice Martin France Baptiste Dupuy
France Pierrick Ysern
6–2, 6–4
8. November 29, 2009 Challenger Puebla, Mexico Hard Canada Vasek Pospisil Spain Guillermo Olaso
Spain Pere Riba
7–6(9–7), 6–0
9. May 16, 2010 Challenger Biella, Italy Clay United States James Cerretani Jamaica Dustin Brown
Italy Alessandro Motti
6–3, 2–6, [11–9]
10. September 12, 2010 Challenger Rijeka, Croatia Clay Croatia Lovro Zovko Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
1–6, 7–6(11–9), [10–5]
11. February 13, 2011 Challenger Quimper, France Hard (i) United States James Cerretani United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
6–3, 5–7, [10–5]
12. June 12, 2011 Challenger Nottingham, United Kingdom Grass South Africa Rik de Voest Philippines Treat Conrad Huey
South Africa Izak Van der Merwe
6–3, 7–6(11–9)
13. March 18, 2012 Challenger Guadalajara, Mexico Hard United States James Cerretani Poland Tomasz Bednarek
France Olivier Charroin
7–6(7–5), 6–1
14. November 4, 2012 Challenger Eckental, Germany Carpet (i) United States James Cerretani Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Sweden Andreas Siljeström
6–3, 2–6, [10–4]
15. November 10, 2012 Challenger Loughborough, United Kingdom Hard (i) United States James Cerretani India Purav Raja
India Divij Sharan
6–4, 7–5
16. January 6, 2013 Challenger São Paulo, Brazil Hard United States James Cerretani Argentina Federico Delbonis
Argentina Renzo Olivo
6–7(5–7), 6–1, [11–9]
17. April 6, 2014 Challenger Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Hard Poland Tomasz Bednarek Germany Gero Kretschmer
New Zealand Michael Venus
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–8]
18. May 3, 2014 Challenger Tunis, Tunisia Clay France Pierre-Hugues Herbert Netherlands Stephan Fransen
Netherlands Jesse Huta Galung
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
19. July 26, 2014 Challenger Lexington, United States Hard Canada Peter Polansky United States Chase Buchanan
Republic of Ireland James McGee
6–4, 6–2
20. September 28, 2014 Challenger Napa, United States Hard Canada Peter Polansky United States Bradley Klahn
United States Tim Smyczek
7–6(7–0), 6–1
21. October 12, 2014 Challenger Tiburon, United States Hard United States Bradley Klahn Australia Carsten Ball
Australia Matt Reid
7–5, 6–2
22. November 13, 2016 Challenger Knoxville, United States Hard (i) Canada Peter Polansky Belgium Ruben Bemelmans
Belgium Joris De Loore
6–1, 6–3
23. February 25, 2017 Challenger Bergamo, Italy Hard (i) Austria Julian Knowle Croatia Dino Marcan
Austria Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
6–3, 6–3
24. March 5, 2017 Challenger Wrocław, Poland Hard (i) Belarus Andrei Vasilevski Russia Mikhail Elgin
Ukraine Denys Molchanov
6–3, 3–6, [21–19]
25. March 18, 2017 Challenger Drummondville, Canada Hard (i) Australia Sam Groth Australia Matt Reid
Australia John-Patrick Smith
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
26. April 1, 2017 Challenger León, Mexico Hard India Leander Paes Switzerland Luca Margaroli
Brazil Caio Zampieri
6–1, 6–4
27. June 24, 2017 Challenger Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass India Leander Paes United Kingdom Brydan Klein
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held.
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.

This table is current through the 2017 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R A A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R A A 1R A 3R 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Wimbledon A A Q1 2R Q2 Q1 Q1 1R QF 1R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
US Open A A A 1R A A A 3R 1R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–4 3–3 2–3 0 / 16 10–16 38%
National Representation
Davis Cup A A A A A A A QF PO A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 0 / 1 1–1 50%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Canadian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 7 1–7 13%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 0 / 7 1–7 13%
Career Statistics
Tournaments 0 0 6 16 12 7 7 18 16 8 90
Titles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Finals 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 6
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–6 15–15 4–12 2–7 4–7 16–18 16–16 10–7 68–88
Win % 0% 0% 14% 50% 25% 22% 36% 47% 50% 59% 43.59%
Year-End Ranking 454 182 87 61 98 120 75 69 68

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cerretani-Shamasdin Triumph In Jo'burg". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Junaid & Shamasdin win first doubles title in Casablanca". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ "First-time pairing wins Lyon doubles crown". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved May 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ "ITF profile - Adil Shamasdin". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Canada loses 3-0 to Belgium in Davis Cup". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Canada secures Davis Cup berth after defeating Chile in doubles". CBC Sports. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Wimbledon doubles dream ends for Toronto's Adil Shamasdin". The Gazette. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Bester/Shamasdin beat Djokovic/Zimonjic in Toronto". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved June 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Brown Bears profile - Adil Shamasdin". BrownBears.com. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 

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