Cecil Mamiit

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Cecil Mamiit
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Country (sports)  United States
Residence Los Angeles
Born (1976-06-27) June 27, 1976 (age 40)
Los Angeles, California
Turned pro 1996
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,084,438
Career record 59–108
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 72 (October 11, 1999)
Current ranking No. 1565 (December 3, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1999, 2001)
French Open 2R (2001, 2002)
Wimbledon 1R (1999, 2001, 2002)
US Open 2R (1999)
Career record 16–37
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 102 (October 30, 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2006)
US Open 1R (1996, 1999, 2000)

Cecil Valdeavilla Mamiit (born June 27, 1976) is a tennis player from the United States who now represents the Philippines. He began his professional career in 1996. He reached his highest individual ranking in the ATP Tour on October 11, 1999, when he became World No. 72.

In 1996, he won the NCAA singles championship as a freshman, a feat that had not been achieved since John McEnroe attended Stanford University in 1978.

Mamiit won the silver medal in the men's tournament at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, after losing the final to fellow American Paul Goldstein. At the 2006 Asian Games held in Doha, Cecil won bronze in the men's tennis singles event losing to Lee Hyung Taik of South Korea. In the doubles event he, along with fellow Filipino-American tennis player Eric Taino, won bronze losing to top doubles players Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes of India.

His best tournament result was at the 1999 San Jose tournament. As a qualifier he defeated Kenneth Carlsen, Andre Agassi (although Agassi was up 6–0 6–6 before he defaulted), Mark Woodforde, and Michael Chang before losing to Aussie Mark Philippoussis 6–3 6–2.

Mamiit represents the Philippines Davis Cup team, where he was undefeated until 2008.

On December 30, 2007, 2-time Southeast Asian (SEA) Games singles champion Cecil Mamiit and renowned healing Catholic priest Father Fernando Suarez teamed up to defeat former Davis Cuppers Felix Barrientos and Roland So, 6–3, 1–6, 6–1, at the Manila Polo Club tennis courts.[1]

As of June 7, 2010, Mamiit's singles ranking is World No. 497. He lost the final of the 2010 US Open National Playoffs to Blake Strode. By winning, Strode received a USTA wild card into the 2010 U.S. Open singles qualifying draw.

From January 2011 through the clay court season Mamiit was the hitting partner for Maria Sharapova where she won the 2012 French Open to complete her Career Grand Slam.[2]

Career titles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
ITF Titles (7)

Singles (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. July 13, 1998 Aptos Hard Japan Takao Suzuki 6–7, 6–3, 6–2
2. November 9, 1998 Las Vegas Hard Venezuela Maurice Ruah 7–5, 6–3
3. November 23, 1998 Burbank Hard South Africa David Nainkin 7–6, 7–5
4. December 6, 1999 Burbank Hard United States Alex O'Brien 7–5, 6–3
5. May 31, 2004 Tallahassee Hard Sweden Björn Rehnquist 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
6. May 30, 2005 Yuba City Hard United States Paul Goldstein 6–4, 6–4
7. September 11, 2006 New Orleans Hard United States Amer Delic 6–3, 7–6


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