September 5, 1984 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 47 (23 July 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 128 (18 July 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013, 2015)|
|French Open||1R (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2012, 2013)|
|US Open||1R (2011, 2012, 2013)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 232 (20 May 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 512 (18 July 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2013)|
|French Open||2R (2012)|
|US Open||1R (2012)|
|Last updated on: 18 July 2016.|
Go Soeda (添田 豪 Soeda Gō?, born September 5, 1984) is a male Japanese tennis player. He started playing tennis at the age of 4, and turned professional in April 2003. He has won 18 ATP Challenger Tour singles titles, and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world no.47 on 23 July 2012. He is currently coached by Davide Sanguinetti.
As a junior he compiled a 49–48 win/loss record in singles (and 47–47 in doubles), achieving singles ranking of no.25 in December 2002 and doubles ranking of no.43 in September 2002.
2002 - 04
Soeda began playing professional tournaments regularly in 2002 before turning professional in 2003. He played primarily on Asian ITF Futures event. Soeda rose steadily through his ATP ranking over the next three years. He ended 2004 as ranked world no.493.
2005 - 07
In 2005, Soeda won two Futures tournament in Japan and Sri Lanka, and he made his debut on ATP World Tour event in Ho Chi Minh City, losing to top seed Mariano Puerta in the first round. The following year, Soeda had a very steady year at the challenger level, reaching the quarterfinals or better seven times, including his first challenger final in Aptos. He also won the Japan F4 Futures. Soeda entered world's top 200 on August and finished 2006 ranked no.182.
His first Grand Slam main draw appearance at the 2007 Australian Open on January ended in a first-round loss to ninth seed Mario Ančić. In August 2007, Soeda defeated Eduardo Schwank to win his first challenger title in Manta, then he reached the Brisbane challenger final in November.
2008 - 10
In 2008, Soeda won four challenger titles at Kyoto, Busan, New Delhi and Toyota. He also became most number of singles title winner in 2008 ATP Challenger Series (tied with three players). In September, he beat wildcard Bai Yan in the China Open first round to record his first ATP main draw win. He lost to third seed Fernando González in three sets. In October 2009, Soeda earned his sixth challenger title in Tiburon by beating Ilija Bozoljac in the final.
In 2010, Soeda won his second Manta Challenger title in April. In grass court swing, he advanced to the Nottingham challenger final before losing to Ričardas Berankis. He participated in the 2010 Wimbledon Championships main draw as a lucky loser, but he fell in the first round to Martin Fischer. Two weeks later, He reached second round in Newport, beating eighth seed Taylor Dent in three sets.
2011: Reaching top 100
Soeda reached second round in the SA tennis Open, beating seventh seed Rainer Schüttler. In March, He claimed his eighth challenger title in Pingguo by beating Matthias Bachinger in final. This results launched him into the world top 100 for the first time in his career, climbing no.91. Soeda took part in the 2011 French Open, losing to 12th seed Mikhail Youzhny in first round. In 2011 Wimbledon Championships, He received entry from a lucky loser spot, but lost to eventual semi-finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
After winning the Wuhai Challenger title, Soeda qualified for the 2011 US Open, losing to Kevin Anderson in first round. In Asian swing, Soeda reached his first quarterfinal of ATP World Tour event in the Thailand Open, beating Karol Beck and Tobias Kamke. His run was ended by Donald Young in straight sets. The following week, he received wildcard and faced world no.2 Rafael Nadal in the Japan Open first round, losing in straight sets.
2012: Reaching top 50
2012 started for Soeda at the Chennai Open, coming through qualifying. He beat Frederico Gil and fifth seed Ivan Dodig respectively to reach quarterfinal, and he upset defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka with 6-4, 6-4. His first semifinal for ATP event came to end, losing to top seed Janko Tipsarević in straight sets. Following the tournament, Soeda moved up in rankings to world no.99 and back into top 100 for the first time since April 2011. He won three challenger titles from January to April, at Honolulu, Pingguo and Kaohsiung. In the 2012 French Open, Soeda was eliminated in first round by Dmitry Tursunov.
In grass court season, Soeda reached second round in the Queen's Club championships, then he was into the 2012 Wimbledon Championships and advanced to second round of major tournament for the first time, beating Igor Kunitsyn in straight sets. He was beaten by ninth seed Juan Martín del Potro with four sets. In July, Soeda reached semifinal of the Atlanta Open, knocking out Xavier Malisse and Igor Kunitsyn on the way, then he faced his country's no.1 Kei Nishikori and upset him with 6-2, 6-1. This was the first pairing of two players from Japan in an ATP quarterfinal since the Open era began in 1968. He eventually lost to Gilles Müller in straight sets. Soeda broke him into world's top 50 for the first time in his career, ranked no.47 after the tournament.
Soeda represented Japan at his maiden Olympics in London 2012. He competed in the singles and doubles, partnering Kei Nishikori. In the singles, He fell in first round to Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus, and lost to defending champions Swiss pairing of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in doubles first round. In the US Open 2012, Soeda lost in first round to 23rd seed Mardy Fish with two tiebreakers. In later season, He reached second round of the Thailand Open and Stockholm Open.
Soeda began the 2013 season in Chennai, reaching quarterfinal for the second straight year. He defeated Evgeny Donskoy and Prakash Amritraj in first two rounds, but he lost to eventual champion Janko Tipsarević. He then participated in the 2013 Australian Open and won over wildcard Luke Saville in first round before losing to world no.8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Following this event, Soeda successfully defended his title in the Maui Challenger, defeating Mischa Zverev in final, and he reached the second round in Delray Beach by beating Marinko Matosevic with three sets.
Soeda bounced back from first-round loss in the 2013 French Open by qualifying for the 2013 Wimbledon Championships without losing a set, and he beat Andreas Haider-Maurer to reach second round for two consecutive years in this event. He was defeated by world no.9 Richard Gasquet with four sets. He managed to qualify for the 2013 US Open, but fell in the first round to Marcos Baghdatis. In Asian swing, Soeda reached second round in the Thailand Open, beating fellow qualifier Santiago Giraldo.
Soeda faced world no.4 and last year finalist Andy Murray in the 2014 Australian Open first round, losing in straight sets. In September, he advanced to second round in the Malaysian Open before losing to Marinko Matosevic. Soeda recorded nine times semifinal or better results at challenger events in this year. These included winning the title in Busan, Nanchang and Toyota. He ended 2014 as ranked within world top 100 for the second time in his career.
Soeda started 2015 season by playing in Australia and won through opening round of the 2015 Australian Open, beating qualifier Elias Ymer. He was beaten by 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in second round. In Houston, Soeda defeated former world no.1 Lleyton Hewitt in the first round. After winning another challenger title in Seoul, He was into major tournaments main draw at 2015 French Open and 2015 Wimbledon Championships, but he faced seeded players in first round, losing to Philipp Kohlschreiber and John Isner. In American hard court season, Soeda made him into quarterfinal in Atlanta since 2012, knocking out Alexandr Dolgopolov and fourth seed Adrian Mannarino on the way, but he was beaten by Gilles Müller.
Soeda made his Davis Cup debut for Japan in 2005, Asia/Oceania zone group I relegation play-offs against Thailand. He played in the singles rubber and beat Sanchai Ratiwatana in straight sets. To date, Soeda compiled a 25-12 win/loss record in overall (23-10 in singles and 2-2 in doubles). He received Davis Cup Commitment Award in April 2014.
At 2012 Davis Cup World Group first round against Croatia, Soeda faced Ivan Dodig in first singles rubber and defeated him in 4 hour, 5 minute match. This victory was Japan’s first ever win in a World Group match (In their previous two World Group matches, Japan lost 0-5). He was beaten by Ivo Karlovic in reverse singles and Japan lost 2-3. He scored another notably win in 2013 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs against Colombia. He lost to Santiago Giraldo with five sets, but he defeated Alejandro Falla in the deciding rubber to put Japan back in the World Group for 2014.
Soeda is an offensive counterpuncher. Due to his relatively small size (5'10), Soeda lacks the power and stature to effectively dictate points. Instead, he relies on quickness of feet to retrieve opponent's shots, as well as a relatively flat, penetrating two-handed backhand. As noted by commentator Nick Lester in the BB&T Atlanta Open, Soeda plays a conventional style of tennis, approaching and finishing points at the net when possible.
|ATP Challenger Tour (18–9)|
|Runner-up||1.||July 17, 2006||Aptos, United States||Hard||Alex Kuznetsov||1-6, 6-7(4–7)|
|Winner||1.||August 13, 2007||Manta, Ecuador||Hard||Eduardo Schwank||6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2.||November 26, 2007||Brisbane, Australia||Hard||Joseph Sirianni||6-1, 0-6, 3-6|
|Winner||2.||March 3, 2008||Kyoto, Japan||Carpet (i)||Matthias Bachinger||7–6, 2–6, 6–4|
|Winner||3.||April 14, 2008||Busan, South Korea||Hard||Yen-Hsun Lu||6–2, ret.|
|Winner||4.||May 19, 2008||New Delhi, India||Hard||Yen-Hsun Lu||6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||3.||November 17, 2008||Yokohama, Japan||Hard||Hyung-Taik Lee||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||5.||November 24, 2008||Toyota, Japan||Carpet (i)||Hyung-Taik Lee||6–2, 7–6(9–7)|
|Winner||6.||October 12, 2009||Tiburon, United States||Hard||Ilija Bozoljac||3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||7.||May 1, 2010||Manta, Ecuador (2)||Hard||Ryler DeHeart||7–6(7–5), 6–2|
|Runner-up||4.||May 1, 2010||Nottingham, United Kingdom||Grass||Ričardas Berankis||4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||8.||March 27, 2011||Pingguo, China||Hard||Matthias Bachinger||6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||9.||July 31, 2011||Wuhai, China||Hard||Raven Klaasen||7–5, 6–4|
|Winner||10.||January 29, 2012||Honolulu, United States||Hard||Robby Ginepri||6–3, 7–6(7–5)|
|Runner-up||5.||March 4, 2012||Singapore, Singapore||Hard||Yen-Hsun Lu||3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||11.||March 18, 2012||Pingguo, China (2)||Hard||Malek Jaziri||6–1, 3–6, 7–5|
|Winner||12.||April 29, 2012||Kaohsiung, Taiwan||Hard||Tatsuma Ito||6–3, 6–0|
|Winner||13.||January 27, 2013||Honolulu, United States (2)||Hard||Mischa Zverev||7–5, 7–5|
|Runner-up||6.||July 14, 2013||Beijing, China||Hard||Yen-Hsun Lu||2-6, 4-6|
|Runner-up||7.||November 17, 2013||Yokohama, Japan (2)||Hard||Matthew Ebden||6-2, 6-7(3-7), 3-6|
|Winner||14.||May 18, 2014||Busan, South Korea (2)||Hard||Jimmy Wang||6-3, 7-6(7-5)|
|Winner||15.||June 29, 2014||Nanchang, China||Hard||Blaž Kavčič||6-3, 2-6, 7-6(7-3)|
|Winner||16.||November 17, 2014||Toyota, Japan (2)||Carpet (i)||Tatusma Ito||6-4, 7-5|
|Winner||17.||May 11, 2015||Seoul, South Korea||Hard||Chung Hyeon||3-6, 6-3, 6-3|
|Runner-up||8.||November 22, 2015||Yokohama, Japan (3)||Hard||Taro Daniel||6-4, 3-6, 3-6|
|Runner-up||9.||January 10, 2016||Bangkok, Thailand||Hard||Mikhail Youzhny||3-6, 4-6|
|Winner||18.||July 17, 2016||Winnipeg, Canada||Hard||Blaž Kavčič||6-7(4-7), 6-4, 6-2|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||206||114||238||120||120||60||103||100||132|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- ATP World Tour Profile
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- ITF Juniors Profile
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