Iván Navarro

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Iván Navarro
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence San Vicente del Raspeig, Spain
Born (1981-10-19) 19 October 1981 (age 35)
Alicante, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,208,116
Career record 35–65
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 67 (2 March 2009)
Current ranking No. 224 (27 August 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2009)
French Open 2R (2007)
Wimbledon 1R (2004, 2007, 2009)
US Open 2R (2009)
Career record 18–36
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 127 (2 March 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2009)
French Open 1R (2009)
Wimbledon 1R (2007, 2009)
US Open 1R (2007, 2008)
Last updated on: August 27, 2012.

Iván Navarro Pastor (born 19 October 1981) is a retired professional tennis player from Spain. He was sponsored by Head and Li-Ning for his racquets and attire. He employed the serve-and-volley strategy, very much like his compatriot Feliciano López. During his playing career, he had a unique habit of changing racquets each game, using one racquet for serving and another for returning. He reached a career high singles ranking of 67 in March 2009.[1]

He is perhaps best known for upsetting Ivo Karlović in the first round of the 2009 US Open before falling to former World No. 21 Taylor Dent in a dramatic five-set match in the second round. Navarro saved three match points in the decisive fifth-set tiebreak against Dent before the American hit a return winner to close out the match, 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (1), 7-5, 7-6 (9).[2] Navarro announced his retirement in April 2013.[3]


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