Albert Portas

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This is a Catalan name. The first family name is Portas and the second is Soy.
Albert Portas
Albert Portas US Open.jpg
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1973-11-15) 15 November 1973 (age 42)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2007
Plays Right-handed (2-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,972,441
Singles
Career record 142–198
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 19 (1 October 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2000, 2002)
French Open 3R (1997, 2000, 2002)
Wimbledon 3R (2000)
US Open 3R (2001)
Doubles
Career record 73–109
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 56 (14 April 2003)

Albert Portas Soy (Catalan: [əɫˈβɛr ˈpɔrtəs ˈsɔj], Spanish: [alˈβer ˈportas ˈsoi]; born 15 November 1973) is a Spanish former professional tennis player.

Career[edit]

Portas turned professional in 1994. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19 in October 2001.

His only top-level singles title came at the 2001 Hamburg Masters, a tournament in which his mastery of the drop shot (key to his defeat of Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final) earned him the nickname "Drop Shot Dragon". According to the BBC, Lleyton Hewitt said of Portas that "He sure hits a lot of drop shots, but he hits them so well, as well as anyone I have faced.".[1] It is also very remarkable his final at Barcelona Open in 1997. En route to the final he won over Gustavo Kuerten (eventual champion this same year of French Open), Marcelo Rios, and Carlos Moya but lost at the final to Albert Costa. In 1999 Portas lost the final of San Marino defeated by his countryman Galo Blanco.

He coached WTA player Daniela Hantuchová from November 2008 to February 2009.[2]

Titles[edit]

Singles titles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP Tour (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 14 May 2001 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 4–6, 6–2, 0–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career
WR
Career
Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 7 2-7
French Open A A A A 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R A 1R LQ 0 / 9 8-9
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R LQ 0 / 7 2-7
U.S. Open A A A A 1R A 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 6 2-6
Grand Slam Win Ratio 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 29 N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-3 1-4 5-4 2-4 3-4 1-4 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 N/A 14-29
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 0-2
Miami A A A A A A A A 1R 3R A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2
Monte Carlo A A 2R A A 1R A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R A A 1R 0 / 8 3-8
Rome A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 7 2-7
Hamburg A A A A A 1R A A W 1R A 2R A A A 1 / 4 7-3
Canada A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1
Stuttgart/Madrid A A A A 1R A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 0-2
Paris A A A A 1R A A A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
ATP Tournaments Played 1 0 3 4 17 24 18 23 29 23 20 16 6 12 3 N/A 199
ATP Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 4
ATP Tournaments Won 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 1
Year End Ranking 392 269 119 182 35 84 90 51 20 88 85 175 119 140 338 N/A N/A

LQ = lost in the qualifiers WR = Win Ratio, the ratio of tournaments won to those played A = Did not play in tournament

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hewitt flops against qualifier". BBC News. May 19, 2001. Retrieved December 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brisbane International 2009: Day 2". Retrieved December 7, 2011. 

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