Brian Battistone

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Brian Battistone
Brian Battistone at 2012 US Open.jpg
Brian Battistone at 2012 US Open
Country (sports) United States
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Born (1979-08-10) August 10, 1979 (age 37)
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $76,398
Singles
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 853 (16 November 2009)
Doubles
Career record 2–9
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 88 (1 November 2010)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
US Open 1R (2012)
Last updated on: August 2014.

Brian Battistone (born August 10, 1979)[1] is an American professional tennis player. He was born in Santa Barbara, California and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2]

Battistone uses a volleyball-styled jump serve where he jumps in on court, switches racket hand in mid-air and hits the ball before landing on court, something he alone can do on the ATP tour. He and his brother Dann Battistone use a two-handled racquet designed by Lionel Burt of Naturaltennis racquet factory.[3]

Battistone previously played tennis at a professional level, but quit in 2000. He returned to the circuit in 2007. He played in the 2010 US Open – Men's Doubles with Ryler Deheart. They were defeated by Rohan Bopanna (India) and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi (Pakistan) in Round 1. In October 2010 he won his first ATP Men's Doubles match, partnering Andreas Siljeström in the 2010 Stockholm Open.

Personal[edit]

Besides his mother tongue English he also speaks Portuguese after his years as a missionary for the LDS church in Brazil.

Challenger finals[edit]

Doubles: 11 (4–7)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
ATP Challenger Series /
ATP Challenger Tour (4–7)
Outcome No. Date (Final) Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winner 10. May 15, 2010 Sarasota, United States Clay United States Ryler DeHeart Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Alex Satschko
5-7, 7-6(7–4), [10-8]
Runner-up 11. September 11, 2010 Genoa, Italy Clay Sweden Andreas Siljeström Germany Andre Begemann
Germany Martin Emmrich
6–1, 6–7(3–7), [7–10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Archived September 1, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Brian Battistone – Tennis Players - Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ Starritt, Alex (2008-10-22). "Two-handled tennis racquet developed in US". Telegraph. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 

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