Leonardo Mayer

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Leonardo Mayer
Leonardo Mayer 1, 2015 Wimbledon Championships - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 29)
Corrientes, Argentina
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Francisco Yunis
Prize money $4,081,804
Singles
Career record 130–137
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 21 (22 June 2015)
Current ranking No. 139 (28 November 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014, 2015)
French Open 3R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Wimbledon 4R (2014)
US Open 3R (2012, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 56–84
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 58 (21 September 2015)
Current ranking No. 120 (28 November 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2010)
French Open 3R (2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open QF (2014, 2015)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2016)
Last updated on: 28 November 2016.

Leonardo Martin Mayer (born May 15, 1987) is an Argentine professional tennis player.

Mayer achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 21 in June 2015 and world No. 58 in doubles in September 2015.[1] He is coached by Francisco Yunis.[1] He was born in Corrientes and resides in Buenos Aires.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He started playing tennis at age nine.[1]

ITF[edit]

As a junior, he won the 2005 French Open Boys' Doubles and the Orange Bowl with Emiliano Massa, reaching as high as No. 2 in the combined world rankings in June 2005.

He won one Challenger singles title in 2008, against Sergio Roitman, and lost in three other finals.[1]

2009-2013[edit]

Mayer at the Winston-Salem Open

He qualified for his first Grand Slam at the 2009 French Open, and beat 15th seed James Blake in straight sets in the first round. He lost to Tommy Haas in five sets in the second round. At Wimbledon, he beat Óscar Hernández in straight sets in the first round. He lost to Fernando González in four sets in the second round.

Mayer had a successful American summer, reaching the semifinals of the LA Tennis Open (lost to Carsten Ball) and the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven (lost to Igor Andreev). At the 2009 US Open, Mayer reached the second round, losing to Radek Štěpánek in straight sets.

In 2011, Mayer qualified for the Brasil Open and defeated world no. 73, Russian Igor Andreev in the first round of the main draw. In the second round, he played seventh seed, Italian Potito Starace and lost.

Leonardo reached the third round of the French Open for the third time and the US Open in 2012, losing to Nicolás Almagro in straight sets at Roland Garros and Juan Martín del Potro in New York.[2]

2014: First title and top 30[edit]

In February 2014, he reached his first career ATP final at Viña del Mar, defeating second seed Tommy Robredo en route. Mayer lost to top seed Fabio Fognini in straight sets.

In Oeiras and Niza, he reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier in both. He was defeated in the third round of the French Open again, this time by Rafael Nadal.

In Wimbledon, he reached the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time. He defeated No. 25 seed Andreas Seppi, former Wimbledon semifinalist and Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis, and former junior champion Andrey Kuznetsov before being defeated by Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. With this run, Mayer was ranked in the top 50 for the first time in his career.

Next, Mayer played in the 2014 MercedesCup, where he lost in the second round to Mikhail Youzhny. Then he played at the 2014 International German Open, where he beat Guillermo García-López and Philipp Kohlschreiber, reaching the final without dropping a set. In the final, he defeated top seed David Ferrer in three sets, winning his maiden ATP title.

After a one-month break, Mayer participated at the 2014 Winston-Salem Open as the fourth seed. He lost in his opening match against qualifier David Goffin in straight sets.

Seeded 23rd at the 2014 US Open, Mayer reached the third round, being defeated by Kei Nishikori. In the doubles tournament, he partnered with compatriot Carlos Berlocq and made it to the quarterfinals, beating the reigning Wimbledon champions, Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil en route.

Mayer won his two singles rubbers against Israel in the Davis Cup Play-offs, helping Argentina to secure a place in the 2015 World Group.

He lost in the second round at the Malaysian Open to Jarkko Nieminen, an in the first round of the China Open to Martin Klizan. He lost in the second round of the Shanghai Masters to Roger Federer, who saved five match points against Mayer.

2015[edit]

Mayer started the year at Doha, where he lost in the first round in a tight three-setter match against Andreas Seppi. Then he competed in the Apia International Sydney, where he reached the semifinals, being defeated by Mikhail Kukushkin.

In the Australian Open, he was defeated by Viktor Troicki in four sets. Next, he reached the quarterfinals at the Brasil Open, being defeated by local favourite João Souza in a controversial match.

On March 8, 2015, he played in the longest singles match in Davis Cup history, beating João Souza in 6 hours and 42 minutes, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 5–7, 15–13.

Mayer did not compete at Indian Wells, and was defeated in the third round of the Miami Masters by Kevin Anderson.

The Argentine started the European clay-court swing with a first round loss in Barcelona.Then, he reached the third round at Madrid, and the second round in the Rome Masters.

In the Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, he reached the third ATP final of his career, losing to Dominic Thiem in a contested match.

Leonardo reached the third round of the French Open for the fifth time, being defeated by Marin Cilic in straight sets.

In the grass court season, Mayer reached the quarterfinals at Nottingham (lost to Denis Istomin) and the third round of Wimbledon (lost to Kevin Anderson).

2016[edit]

Mayer lost in the first round of the 2016 Australian Open and the 2016 French Open. Mayer had minor success in the 2016 Indian Wells Masters beating Sam Groth and 20th seed Viktor Troicki before losing to former us open champion Marin Cilic in the 3rd round. In the 2016 Wimbledon Championships he lost in the first round to Donald Young. Mayer lost to David Goffin in the first round of the Italian Open. Mayer lost in the first round of the German Open to Stephane Robert. In the Croatia Open he beat local wild card Nikola Mektic before losing to world number 30 and 2nd seed Joao Sousa. He suffered a shock defeat in the Sparkassen Open to Nils Langer. On the Davis Cup semifinal between Great Britain and Argentina, Leonardo Mayer beat Daniel Evans in the fifth and deciding rubber 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, sending Argentina into its fifth Davis Cup Final.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 9, 2014 Chile Open, Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Italy Fabio Fognini 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. July 20, 2014 German Open, Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain David Ferrer 6–7(3–7), 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. May 23, 2015 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France Clay Austria Dominic Thiem 7–6(10–8), 5–7, 6–7(2–7)

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
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 (1–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 14, 2010 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) Germany Benjamin Becker United States Mardy Fish
United States Sam Querrey
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Winner 1. February 20, 2011 Copa Claro, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Austria Oliver Marach Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Brazil André Sá
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Runner-up 2. August 25, 2012 Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States Hard Spain Pablo Andújar Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
3–6, 6–4, [2–10]

Team competition finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partners Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25–27 November 2016 Davis Cup, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
Argentina Federico Delbonis
Argentina Guido Pella
Croatia Marin Čilić
Croatia Ivo Karlović
Croatia Ivan Dodig
Croatia Franko Škugor
3–2

Challenger finals[edit]

Singles (9-10)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. November 26, 2006 Puebla, Mexico Hard United States Robert Kendrick 5–7, 4–6
Winner 1. July 22, 2007 Cuenca, Ecuador Clay Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. August 19, 2007 Graz, Austria Clay Romania Victor Hănescu 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 2. November 25, 2006 Puebla, Mexico Hard Poland Dawid Olejniczak 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 3. August 17, 2008 Bronx, USA Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý 0–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. September 21, 2008 Cali, Colombia Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel 2–6 RET
Runner-up 5. October 12, 2008 Asunción, Paraguay Clay Argentina Martín Vassallo Argüello 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 3. November 16, 2008 Medellín, Colombia Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman 6–4, 7–5
Winner 4. July 31, 2011 Dortmund, Germany Clay Netherlands Thomas Schoorel 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. August 7, 2011 Trani, Italy Clay Belgium Steve Darcis 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. September 11, 2011 Genova, Italy Clay Slovakia Martin Kližan 3–6, 1–6
Winner 5. October 2, 2011 Napoli, Italy Clay Italy Alessandro Giannessi 6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. November 6, 2011 São Leopoldo, Brazil Clay Serbia Nikola Ćirić 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 8. November 4, 2012 Medellín, Colombia Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 4–6
Winner 7. November 11, 2012 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 9. September 29, 2013 Orléans, France Hard(i) Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. November 17, 2013 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Portugal Pedro Sousa 6–4, 7–5
Winner 9. August 26, 2016 Manerbio, Italy Clay Serbia Filip Krajinović 7–6 (7–3), 7–5
Runner-up 10. October 16, 2016 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Renzo Olivo 6–2, 6–7(3-7), 6-7(3-7)

Performance timelines[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (R#) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through the 2016 Davis Cup, Final.

Singles[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 7 2–7 22%
French Open Q1 A 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 0 / 8 11–8 58%
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 2R 1R Q1 1R 2R 4R 3R 1R 0 / 7 7–7 50%
US Open Q2 Q2 2R 1R A 3R 2R 3R 1R A 0 / 6 6–6 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–3 2–4 2–2 4–4 2–4 8–4 5–4 0–3 0 / 28 26–28 48%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A 1R A 2R 3R A A 3R 0 / 4 5–4 56%
Miami A A Q1 1R A 1R 1R A 3R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
Monte Carlo A A A A A Q1 A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid A A A 2R A A A Q1 3R 1R 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Rome A A A 1R A A A A 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Canada A A 2R 1R A Q1 A A 2R A 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Cincinnati A A A A A Q2 A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Shanghai NH Q1 A A A A 2R 2R A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Paris A A A A A A A 1R 2R A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–5 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 7–7 2–4 0 / 22 15–22 41%
National representation
Davis Cup A A QF SF A A SF PO SF W
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–0 1 / 5 11–3 79%
Career statistics
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Career
Tournaments 0 1 18 21 7 14 18 21 23 15 138
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 2 1 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 3
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 17–18 13–21 4–7 14–14 13–18 28–20 28–23 12–15 130–137
Win %  –  50% 49% 38% 36% 50% 42% 58% 55% 44% 48.69%
Year-end ranking 179 115 75 94 78 71 94 28 35 139

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 4–7
French Open A 2R A 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 4–6
Wimbledon 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1–7
US Open 1R 2R A 2R 1R QF QF A 7–6
Win–Loss 0–2 5–4 0–1 2–4 0–4 2–4 6–4 1–3 16–26

Top-10 wins per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2014
1. Spain David Ferrer 7 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Clay F 6–7(3–7), 6–1, 7–6(7–4)

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