Leonardo Azzaro

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Leonardo Azzaro
Leonardo Azzaro.jpg
Leonardo Azzaro at the 2006 Riviera di Rimini Challenger
Country (sports)Italy Italy
Born (1978-05-30) 30 May 1978 (age 40)
Florence, Italy
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1997
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$320,082
Singles
Career record0–3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 180 (1 November 2004)
Doubles
Career record3–10
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 94 (14 August 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2007)
Wimbledon1R (2006)
US Open1R (2007)

Leonardo Azzaro (Italian pronunciation: [leoˈnardo atˈtsaːro, - adˈdz-];[1][2] born 30 May 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Career[edit]

Azzaro won a silver medal for Italy at the 2001 Mediterranean Games in Tunisia. He defeated Slovenian Marko Tkalec in the semi-final, before losing the gold medal play-off to Konstantinos Economidis of Greece.

The left-handed player appeared in the main draw of three Grand Slams, all in the Men's Doubles, but never made it past the first round. At the 2007 US Open, Azzaro and his partner Filippo Volandri had to face the second seeds, Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.[3]

He retired in 2010, having won 20 ITF Futures titles, seven of them in singles, as well as winning 17 Challenger trophies for doubles.[4]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2004 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay Germany Tobias Summerer 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–2)

Doubles: (17)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 2001 San Benedetto, Italy Clay Italy Stefano Galvani Australia Stephen Huss
Australia Lee Pearson
3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
2. 2002 Sassuolo, Italy Clay Italy Potito Starace Italy Manuel Jorquera
Argentina Diego Moyano
6–3, 6–2
3. 2002 Donetsk, Ukraine Clay Argentina Federico Browne Russia Mikhail Elgin
Russia Dmitry Vlasov
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–5
4. 2003 Ljubljana, Slovenia Clay Hungary Gergely Kisgyörgy Croatia Ivan Cerović
Serbia Aleksander Slovic
7–6(7–3), 6–3
5. 2003 Budaors, Hungary Clay Hungary Gergely Kisgyörgy Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych
Czech Republic Michal Navrátil
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
6. 2004 Turin, Italy Clay Italy Giorgio Galimberti Chile Hermes Gamonal
Chile Adrián García
6–1, 6–3
7. 2004 Cordenons, Italy Clay Hungary Kornél Bardóczky Italy Andrea Merati
Belgium Christophe Rochus
6–2, 6–0
8. 2004 Ischgl, Austria Carpet Germany Christopher Kas Italy Gianluca Bazzica
Italy Massimo Dell'Acqua
7–5, 6–3
9. 2005 Genoa, Italy Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman Italy Marco Pedrini
Italy Andrea Stoppini
6–1, 6–4
10. 2005 Budapest, Hungary Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman Germany Philipp Petzschner
Germany Lars Übel
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
11. 2006 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay Croatia Lovro Zovko Israel Amir Hadad
Croatia Roko Karanušić
6–2, 7–5
12. 2006 Trani, Italy Clay Italy Daniele Giorgini Italy Alessandro Motti
Spain Daniel Muñoz-de la Nava
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
13. 2007 Trani, Italy Clay Italy Daniele Giorgini Italy Fabio Colangelo
Italy Alessandro Motti
6–2, 7–5
14. 2007 Vigo, Spain Clay Algeria Lamine Ouahab Spain Pablo Santos
Netherlands Igor Sijsling
2–6, 6–4, [10–7]
15. 2007 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay Croatia Lovro Zovko France Jérémy Chardy
Republic of Macedonia Predrag Rusevski
6–3, 6–3
16. 2008 Rimini, Italy Clay Italy Marco Crugnola Romania Cătălin-Ionuț Gârd
Netherlands Matwe Middelkoop
6–1, 6–1
17. 2008 Napoli, Italy Clay Italy Alessandro Motti Bosnia and Herzegovina Ismar Gorčić
Italy Antonio Maiorano
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [10–7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Leonardo". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Azzaro". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  4. ^ ATP World Tour Profile