|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
9 October 1964 |
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 10 (9 July 1990)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1992)|
|French Open||QF (1985)|
|US Open||3R (1985, 1989)|
|WCT Finals||QF (1988)|
|Olympic Games||QF (1988)|
|Highest ranking||No. 59 (13 May 1985)|
Martín Jaite (born 9 October 1964) is a former top-10 professional tennis player from Argentina.
Jaite's career-high ATP singles ranking was world no. 10, which he achieved in the summer of 1990, and he won a total of 12 titles and $1,873,881 in tour prize money during his career.
Jaite's playing style leveraged his consistency, speed, thoughtful use of tactics, and fitness to compensate for his lack of power.
Jaite was a top junior in both Spain and Argentina. He joined Argentina's Davis Cup team. He began playing on the ATP tour in 1983, and soon was ranked among the top 20 players in the world. He reached the quarterfinals in competition at the French Open in 1985, defeating Paolo Canè, Trevor Allan, Miloslav Mečíř and Heinz Günthardt before losing to Ivan Lendl. In May 1986 at Forest Hills Jaite defeated world no. 4 Boris Becker 6–2, 7–6.
In April 1989, he upset world no. 8 Jakob Hlasek 6–4, 6–1 in Monte Carlo.
Jaite became only the sixth South American to be ranked in the top 10 in the ATP computer rankings, reaching no. 10 in 1990. In May 1990, he defeated world np. 2 Stefan Edberg 3–6, 6–2, 6–4 in Germany.
Jaite defeated world no. 4 Guy Forget 6–2, 6–2 in April 1991 in France, and then again in July, 7–6(5), 7–5, in Gstaad, Switzerland.
Jaite was 14–20 in Davis Cup play, 11–7 in singles on clay, from 1984 to 1999.
Jaite was involved in a Davis Cup tie against the U.S. in Buenos Aires when Andre Agassi was leading 6–2, 6–2, 5–0. Jaite was leading 40–0 in the sixth game of the third set, and missed his first serve. Agassi then called out to his then-coach Nick Bollettieri, "hey watch this", and then followed by catching the second serve in his left hand to give Jaite the game. Viewed as an act of disrepect, Agassi was booed by the crowd for five minutes.
Jaite has had an important role in Argentine tennis since his retirement. He is the tournmament director for ATP Buenos Aires, the Buenos Aires Challenger, and director of Futures events in Argentina. From July 2007 till December 2008, Jaite was coaching David Nalbandian, and helped lead him to titles in Madrid and Bercy, where he became the first man to defeat the top two players in the world, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, in consecutive tournaments. In 2011, Jaite was named captain of the Argentina Davis Cup team.
Career finals 19 (12–7)
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0)|
|Grand Prix / ATP Tour (12)|
|Winner||1.||25 February 1985||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Diego Pérez||6–4, 6–2|
|Runner-up||1.||15 July 1985||Washington DC, USA||Clay||Yannick Noah||4–6, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||9 June 1986||Bologna, Italy||Clay||Paolo Canè||6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||2.||21 July 1986||Boston, Massachusetts, USA||Clay||Andrés Gómez||5–7, 4–6|
|Winner||3.||8 September 1986||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Jonas Svensson||7–5, 6–2|
|Runner-up||3.||11 May 1987||Rome, Italy||Clay||Mats Wilander||3–6, 4–6, 4–6|
|Winner||4.||21 September 1987||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Mats Wilander||7–6(7–5), 6–4, 4–6, 0–6, 6–4|
|Winner||5.||28 September 1987||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Karel Nováček||7–6(7–5), 6–7(7–9), 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||18 April 1988||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Ivan Lendl||7–5, 4–6, 5–7, 3–6|
|Runner-up||5.||10 April 1989||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Carpet||Luiz Mattar||4–6, 7–5, 4–6|
|Winner||6.||24 July 1989||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Goran Prpić||6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||6.||31 July 1989||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Emilio Sánchez||6-7-, 1–6, 6–2, 2–6|
|Winner||7.||11 September 1989||Madrid, Spain||Clay||Jordi Arrese||6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||8.||6 November 1989||São Paulo, Brazil||Clay||Javier Sánchez||7–6(7–5), 6–3|
|Winner||9.||20 November 1989||Itaparica, Brazil||Hard||Jay Berger||6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||10.||5 February 1990||Guarujá, Brazil||Hard||Luiz Mattar||3–6, 6–4, 6–3|
|Winner||11.||9 July 1990||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Sergi Bruguera||6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–2|
|Winner||12.||15 April 1991||Nice, France||Clay||Goran Prpić||3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3|
|Runner-up||7.||22 March 1993||Agadir, Morocco||Clay||Markus Naewie||2–6, 5–7|
- Martín Jaite at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Martín Jaite at the International Tennis Federation
- Martín Jaite at the Davis Cup
|Davis Cup Argentina captain