Eduardo Schwank

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Eduardo Schwank
Eduardo Schwank at the 2010 US Open 01.jpg
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Rosario, Argentina
Born (1986-04-23) 23 April 1986 (age 29)
Rosario, Argentina
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2005
Retired 2015
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,453,012
Singles
Career record 36–61
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 48 (June 7, 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2011)
French Open 3R (2008, 2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
US Open 2R (2010)
Doubles
Career record 45–39
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 17 (June 06, 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2009)
French Open F (2011)
Wimbledon SF (2010)
US Open SF (2010)

Eduardo Jonatan Schwank (born 23 April 1986, in Rosario, Santa Fe)[1] is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. In 2011, he reached the finals of the French Open in men's doubles partnering Juan Sebastian Cabal and of the US Open in mixed doubles partnering Gisela Dulko. He was coached by Javier Nalbandian, the brother of David Nalbandian.

Schwank's family background is from the German-speaking part of Switzerland [2]

Junior career[edit]

In his final year on the junior circuit in 2004, Schwank had a record of 39-4 winning five tournaments, with his biggest title the Banana Bowl defeating Pablo Andújar in the final.[3] Schwank finished no. 2 in the rankings behind Gaël Monfils.[4]

Professional career[edit]

2006[edit]

In 2006, he won four consecutive Futures events: the former two in Argentina, the latter two in Bolivia.

2007[edit]

In 2007 he won a Challenger title in Medellín, defeating Chris Guccione in the final. He also won three consecutive Futures events.[5] He won the bronze medal in singles and the gold medal in men's doubles at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.[6]

2008[edit]

In April 2008, Schwank won two consecutive Challenger events, the first in Cremona, Italy and the second in Rome, Italy. On May 12, 2008, a hotel in which Schwank was staying while competing in a Challenger event in Bordeaux, France caught fire. Schwank's room was engulfed by the blaze, which destroyed his laptop, his passport, as well as the prize money he had earned from the Rome Challenger tournament. Schwank was not in his room at the time. He ended up winning the tournament, making that his third consecutive Challenger title.[7]

He was involved in a legal battle after reportedly being accused of responsibility for the blaze by leaving an oven switched on in his room. He denied the charges.[8]

At the 2008 2008 French Open, Schwank defeated former world no. 1 Carlos Moyà in the first round.[9] He was also victorious in his next match, but was defeated in the third round by Paul-Henri Mathieu in four sets.

2011[edit]

Schwank reached the final of the French Open in men's doubles partnering Juan Sebastian Cabal. In the final, they lost to Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in three tight sets with a tiebreak in the first set. He also reached the final of the US Open in mixed doubles partnering Gisela Dulko. They lost to Jack Sock and Melanie Oudin in a super-tiebreak.

2012[edit]

In 2012, Schwank qualified for the French Open and advanced to the third round, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.[10] He also teamed with Gisela Dulko in mixed doubles, and they beat Serena Williams and Bob Bryan in the first round. Schwank partnering Juan Ignacio Chela, reached third round of Wimbledon 2012 doubles and lost to Daniele Bracciali and Julian Knowle.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 French Open Clay Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 US Open Hard Argentina Gisela Dulko United States Melanie Oudin
United States Jack Sock
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [8–10]

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (1–2)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–1)
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 (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 July 2010 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 1. 31 October 2010 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) Spain Marc López Australia Stephen Huss
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
2–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 2. 4 June 2011 French Open, Paris, France Clay Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 4–6

Titles[edit]

Singles[edit]

Challengers (7)
Futures (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. March 27, 2006 Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Cristian Villagrán 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2. April 24, 2006 Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Leandro Migani 6–3, 7–6
3. August 7, 2006 Córdoba Clay Argentina Leandro Migani 5–7, 6–0, 6–0
4. August 14, 2006 Mendoza Clay Argentina Andrés Molteni 6–4, 6–1
5. September 11, 2006 La Paz Clay Argentina Guillermo Carry 6–3, 6–1
6. September 18, 2006 Cochabamba Clay Argentina Martín Alund 7–6, 6–7, 7–6
7. April 23, 2007 Santa Fe Clay Argentina Juan-Martín Aranguren 6–3, 6–2
8. April 30, 2007 Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Juan-Martín Aranguren 6–4, 6–4
9. May 7, 2007 Tucuman Clay Argentina Juan Pablo Amado 6–1, 6–4
10. October 1, 2007 Medellín Clay Australia Chris Guccione 7–5, 5–7, 7–5
11. April 21, 2008 Cremona Hard Germany Björn Phau 6–3, 6–4
12. April 28, 2008 Rome Clay France Éric Prodon 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
13. May 12, 2008 Bordeaux Clay Russia Igor Kunitsyn 6–2, 6–2
14. October 25, 2009 Santiago Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 6–2, 6–2
15. November 22, 2009 Lima Clay Chile Jorge Aguilar 7–5, 6–4
15. January 31, 2010 Bucaramanga Clay Argentina Juan Pablo Brzezicki 6–4, 6–2

Grand Slam singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
French Open 3R 1R 1R 3R Q1 0 / 4 4–4
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
US Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 2–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 0 / 11 6–11

Grand Slam doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
French Open 1R 1R F 2R 0 / 4 6–4
Wimbledon 2R SF 3R 3R 2R 0 / 5 10–5
US Open 2R SF 2R 1R 0 / 4 6–4
Win–Loss 2–2 0–2 8–3 8–4 4–3 1–2 0 / 16 23–16

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