Rubin Statham

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Rubin Statham
Country (sports) New Zealand
ResidenceAuckland, New Zealand
Born (1987-04-25) 25 April 1987 (age 32)
Westminster, United Kingdom
Height1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed
CoachJohn Williams
Prize moneyUS$306,861
Singles
Career record27–26 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 12 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 279 (25 February 2013)
Current rankingNo. 350 (13 May 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
US OpenQ1 (2016)
Doubles
Career record1–11 (Grand Slam, ATP Tour and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
2 Challenger, 19 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 139 (17 June 2013)
Current rankingNo. 285 (13 May 2019)
Last updated on: 14 May 2019.

Rubin Statham (born 25 April 1987), often referred to by his nickname of "Jose,"[1] is a professional tennis player from New Zealand.[2][3] His twin brother Mikal is also a professional tennis player, although he only played a couple of tournaments between 2011 and his return to the ITF tour in 2018.

Career[edit]

In June 2005, Statham's second year on the professional tour, he made his first final at the Japan F8 tournament. He lost in the final to Go Soeda of Japan 4–6, 3–6. In November 2008, Kyu Tae Im of Korea defeated him 6–7(3), 1–6 in the final of the Malaysia F2 event. This was the second time he had made a final in over three years. In May 2009 Statham won his first tournament, at Australia F3, defeating Australian Greg Jones 4–6, 6–4, 6–1 in the final. In his next tournament, Australia F4, he lost in the final to Jones 5–7, 6–7(6). He won his next tournament in Egypt F7 by defeating Jean-Noel Insausti of France in the final 7–5, 6–2. He made it four finals in a row in his next tournament at Egypt F8, losing to Karim Maamoun of Egypt in the final 2–6, 2–6.

In October 2009 Statham won another Futures title at Thailand F4. He defeated Roman Jebavý of the Czech Republic 6–3, 2–6, 7–5 in the final, having also won the doubles title the day before. He also won the Vietnam F1 title in the same month, defeating Amir Weintraub of Israel 6–7(4), 7–6(4), 6–1 in the final, and again made it a special event by winning the doubles as well. He was do it again in Korea in May 2013. In October 2010, Statham was the only New Zealand representative in the Men's Singles at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and was the sixth seed. He lost in the quarterfinals to top-seeded and eventual champion Somdev Devvarman of India 3–6, 4–6.[4]

ATP/ITF Tour Finals[edit]

Singles: 24 (12 titles, 12 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–0)
ITF Futures (12–12)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner–up 1. 3 July 2005 Tokyo, Japan Hard Japan Go Soeda 4–6, 3–6
Runner–up 2. 16 November 2008 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Hard South Korea Kyu Tae Im 6–7(3–7), 1–6
Winner 1. 3 May 2009 Bundaberg, Australia Clay United Kingdom Greg Jones 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Runner–up 3. 10 May 2009 Ipswich, Australia Clay United Kingdom Greg Jones 5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 2. 31 May 2009 Alexandria, Egypt Clay France Jean-Noel Insausti 7–5, 6–2
Runner–up 4. 7 June 2009 Ain Sukhna, Egypt Clay Egypt Karim Maamoun 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 10 October 2009 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Czech Republic Roman Jebavý 6–3, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 4. 31 October 2009 Bình Dương, Vietnam Hard Israel Amir Weintraub 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 5. 6 April 2012 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Hard Australia Nick Lindahl 5–2 RET
Winner 6. 19 May 2012 Bangkok, Thailand Hard Indonesia Christopher Rungkat 7–6(12–10), 6–3
Winner 7. 17 June 2012 Unterföhring, Germany Clay Germany Jeremy Jahn 7–6(7–3), 7–5
Runner–up 5. 5 August 2012 Fieberbrunn, Austria Clay Austria Nicolas Reissig 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 8. 26 May 2013 Daegu, South Korea Hard South Korea Lim Yong-kyu 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
Runner–up 6. 17 August 2014 Chuncheon, South Korea Hard Australia John Millman 3–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7)
Runner–up 7. 24 August 2014 Anseong, South Korea Hard Australia John Millman 1–6, 5–7
Runner–up 8. 23 November 2014 Wollongong, Australia Hard United States Jarmere Jenkins 4–6, 5–7
Runner–up 9. 29 March 2015 Melbourne, Australia Clay Australia Jordan Thompson 1–6, 5–7
Winner 9. 5 April 2015 Mornington, Australia Clay Australia Matthew Barton 2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 3 July 2016 Pittsburgh, United States Clay Japan Kaichi Uchida 6–3, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 11. 19 February 2017 Anning, China Clay Italy Marco Bortolotti 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Runner–up 10. 26 February 2017 Anning, China Clay Chinese Taipei Yang Tsung-hua 6–2, 4–6, 6–7(7–9)
Winner 12. 10 June 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard New Zealand Finn Tearney 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Runner–up 11. 22 July 2017 Champaign, United States Hard Germany Dominik Koepfer 7–6(7–5), 2–6, 5–7
Runner–up 12. 2 December 2017 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard Russia Alexey Vatutin 4–6, 4–6

Doubles: 65 (21 titles, 44 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (2–8)
ITF Futures (19–36)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Runner–up 1. 6 February 2011 Burnie Hard Australia Marinko Matosevic Canada Philip Bester
Canada Peter Polansky
3–6, 6–4, [12–14]
Runner–up 2. 27 March 2011 Pingguo Hard Finland Harri Heliövaara Russia Michail Elgin
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
2–6, 3–6
Runner–up 3. 29 July 2012 Oberstaufen Clay Russia Andrey Kuznetsov Romania Andrei Dăescu
Romania Florin Mergea
6–7(1–7), 6–7(4–7)
Runner–up 4. 6 January 2013 Nouméa Hard New Zealand Artem Sitak Australia Samuel Groth
Japan Toshihide Matsui
6–7(6–8), 6–1, [4–10]
Runner–up 5. 27 October 2013 Traralgon Hard Australia Dane Propoggia Australia Adam Feeney
Australia Ryan Agar
3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 6. 9 February 2014 West Lakes Hard Australia Dane Propoggia New Zealand Marcus Daniell
United States Jarmere Jenkins
4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 7. 15 February 2015 Launceston Hard Australia Adam Hubble Moldova Radu Albot
United States Mitchell Krueger
6–3, 5–7, [9–11]
Winner 1. 7 June 2015 Gimcheon Hard China Li Zhe South Africa Dean O'Brien
South Africa Ruan Roelofse
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 21 October 2017 Ningbo Hard Moldova Radu Albot India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
7–5, 6–3
Runner–up 8. 19 August 2018 Gwangju Hard Zimbabwe Benjamin Lock South Korea Nam Ji-sung
South Korea Song Min-kyu
7–5, 3–6, [5–10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rubin ("Jose") and Mikal ("Oliver") Statham". Waikato Times, July 20, 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ Rubin ‘Jose’ Statham left to fly the NZ flag
  3. ^ ESPN
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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