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Adil Shamasdin (/əˈdl ʃəˈmæzɪn/ ə-DEEL shə-MAZ-in;[1] born May 23, 1982) is a Canadian professional tennis player who specialises in doubles. He reached his highest doubles ranking of world No. 41 on June 26, 2017.

Adil Shamasdin
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Country (sports) Canada
ResidencePickering, Ontario, Canada
Born (1982-05-23) May 23, 1982 (age 36)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeBrown University
Prize moneyUS$609,203
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 748 (August 17, 2009)
Doubles
Career record76–104 (42.22%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 41 (June 26, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 162 (May 13, 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2012)
French Open3R (2017)
WimbledonQF (2016)
US Open3R (2015)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2015)
Team competitions
Davis CupQF (2015)
Last updated on: May 19, 2019.

Contents

Tennis careerEdit

Shamasdin's junior career saw him finish ranked No. 5 in singles and No. 1 in doubles in Canada. In his senior career, he has won so far three ATP World Tour doubles titles, in 2011 at the SA Tennis Open with James Cerretani,[2] in 2015 at the Grand Prix Hassan II with Rameez Junaid[3] and in 2017 at the Lyon Open with Andrés Molteni.[4] He also has won twenty ATP Challenger Tour doubles titles and seven ITF Futures doubles titles.[5] In 2015 in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals, he was selected to play his first tie for Canada, losing the doubles match with Daniel Nestor.[6] The next year in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs, he helped his country secure its place in the World Group by winning the match with Vasek Pospisil.[7] In 2016, he reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon with Jonathan Marray as wildcards, beating the fourth seeds and defending champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecău in the opening round, and the fifteenth seeds Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers in the third round. They were defeated by the twelfth seeds Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi.[8] Also in 2016, he advanced to the ATP Masters 1000 Rogers Cup second round for the first time of his career, after six unsuccessful attempts. In the first round, he and compatriot Philip Bester defeated the pair of then world No. 1 singles player Novak Djokovic and Nenad Zimonjić, before losing to the seventh seeds Raven Klaasen and Rajeev Ram in their next match.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Shamasdin grew up in Pickering, Ontario. His parents Kamru and Rozi immigrated to Canada from Kenya. He has two brothers Jamil and Irfan.[2] He attended Brown University in Rhode Island and graduated with a degree in psychology. Shamasdin broke the record for the most combined wins (singles and doubles) in Brown tennis history with over 220.[10]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (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 (3–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–0)
Grass (0–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2011 SA Tennis Open,
South Africa
250 Series Hard   James Cerretani   Scott Lipsky
  Rajeev Ram
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 1–1 Jul 2011 Hall of Fame Championships,
United States
250 Series Grass   Johan Brunström   Ryan Harrison
  Matthew Ebden
6–4, 3–6, [5–10]
Win 2–1 Apr 2015 Grand Prix Hassan II,
Morocco
250 Series Clay   Rameez Junaid   Rohan Bopanna
  Florin Mergea
3–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Loss 2–2 Feb 2016 Sofia Open,
Bulgaria
250 Series Hard (i)   Philipp Oswald   Wesley Koolhof
  Matwé Middelkoop
7–5, 6–7(9–11), [6–10]
Loss 2–3 Jul 2016 Hall of Fame Championships,
United States
250 Series Grass   Jonathan Marray   Sam Groth
  Chris Guccione
4–6, 3–6
Win 3–3 May 2017 Lyon Open,
France
250 Series Clay   Andrés Molteni   Marcus Daniell
  Marcelo Demoliner
6–3, 3–6, [10–5]

ATP Challenger Tour and ITF Futures doubles titles (28)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (21)
ITF Futures (7)
No.    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. Mar 2008 Canada F3, Sherbrooke Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Chu   Travis Rettenmaier
  Rylan Rizza
7–6(7–2), 3–6, [10–7]
2. Oct 2008 Mexico F12, Mazatlán Futures Hard   Fabrice Martin   Luís Díaz-Barriga
  Daniel Garza
Walkover
3. Oct 2008 Mexico F13, Ciudad Obregón Futures Hard   Fabrice Martin   Chris Klingemann
  Milan Pokrajac
3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
4. Mar 2009 Canada F3, Sherbrooke Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Chu   Érik Chvojka
  Michal Pazicky
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
5. May 2009 Mexico F4, Coatzacoalcos Futures Hard   Vasek Pospisil   Kaden Hensel
  Adam Hubble
6–3, 6–4
6. May 2009 Mexico F5, Puerto Vallarta Futures Hard   Vasek Pospisil   Juan-Manuel Elizondo
  César Ramírez
6–1, 2–6, [10–7]
7. Jul 2009 France F12, Saint-Gervais Futures Clay   Fabrice Martin   Baptiste Dupuy
  Pierrick Ysern
6–2, 6–4
8. Nov 2009 Puebla, Mexico Challenger Hard   Vasek Pospisil   Guillermo Olaso
  Pere Riba
7–6(9–7), 6–0
9. May 2010 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay   James Cerretani   Dustin Brown
  Alessandro Motti
6–3, 2–6, [11–9]
10. Sep 2010 Rijeka, Croatia Challenger Clay   Lovro Zovko   Carlos Berlocq
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
1–6, 7–6(11–9), [10–5]
11. Feb 2011 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i)   James Cerretani   Jamie Delgado
  Jonathan Marray
6–3, 5–7, [10–5]
12. Jun 2011 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Rik de Voest   Treat Conrad Huey
  Izak Van der Merwe
6–3, 7–6(11–9)
13. Mar 2012 Guadalajara, Mexico Challenger Hard   James Cerretani   Tomasz Bednarek
  Olivier Charroin
7–6(7–5), 6–1
14. Nov 2012 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i)   James Cerretani   Tomasz Bednarek
  Andreas Siljeström
6–3, 2–6, [10–4]
15. Nov 2012 Loughborough, United Kingdom Challenger Hard (i)   James Cerretani   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
6–4, 7–5
16. Jan 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard   James Cerretani   Federico Delbonis
  Renzo Olivo
6–7(5–7), 6–1, [11–9]
17. Apr 2014 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Challenger Hard   Tomasz Bednarek   Gero Kretschmer
  Michael Venus
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–8]
18. May 2014 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay   Pierre-Hugues Herbert   Stephan Fransen
  Jesse Huta Galung
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
19. Jul 2014 Lexington, United States Challenger Hard   Peter Polansky   Chase Buchanan
  James McGee
6–4, 6–2
20. Sep 2014 Napa, United States Challenger Hard   Peter Polansky   Bradley Klahn
  Tim Smyczek
7–6(7–0), 6–1
21. Oct 2014 Tiburon, United States Challenger Hard   Bradley Klahn   Carsten Ball
  Matt Reid
7–5, 6–2
22. Nov 2016 Knoxville, United States Challenger Hard (i)   Peter Polansky   Ruben Bemelmans
  Joris De Loore
6–1, 6–3
23. Feb 2017 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Julian Knowle   Dino Marcan
  Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
6–3, 6–3
24. Mar 2017 Wrocław, Poland Challenger Hard (i)   Andrei Vasilevski   Mikhail Elgin
  Denys Molchanov
6–3, 3–6, [21–19]
25. Mar 2017 Drummondville, Canada Challenger Hard (i)   Sam Groth   Matt Reid
  John-Patrick Smith
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
26. Apr 2017 León, Mexico Challenger Hard   Leander Paes   Luca Margaroli
  Caio Zampieri
6–1, 6–4
27. Jun 2017 Ilkley, United Kingdom Challenger Grass   Leander Paes   Brydan Klein
  Joe Salisbury
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
28. May 2018 Braga, Portugal Challenger Clay   Sander Arends   Ariel Behar
  Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6–2, 6–1

Doubles performance timelineEdit

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

This table is current through the 2018 French Open.

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 1–5 17%
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R A A 1R A 3R 1R 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Wimbledon A A Q1 2R Q2 Q1 Q1 1R QF 1R 0 / 4 4–4 50%
US Open A A A 1R A A A 3R 1R 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 2–4 3–3 2–4 0–2 0 / 19 10–19 34%
National Representation
Davis Cup A A A A A A A QF PO A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Canadian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 8 1–8 11%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 0 / 8 1–8 11%
Career Statistics
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 0 6 16 12 7 7 18 16 17 7 106
Titles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3
Finals 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 6
Hardcourt Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 6–7 2–8 1–6 3–6 10–9 10–12 3–10 2–3 1 / 63 37–62 37%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–4 5–5 1–2 0–0 0–0 6–7 0–1 9–3 1–4 2 / 24 23–26 47%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 6–3 3–3 0–0 0 / 19 16–16 50%
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–6 15–15 4–12 2–7 4–7 16–18 16–16 15–16 3–7 3 / 106 76–104 42%
Win % 14% 50% 25% 22% 36% 47% 50% 48% 30% 42.22%
Year-End Ranking 454 182 87 61 98 120 75 69 68 62 $564,379

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ATPWorldTour (2016-07-16). "Legends Charades Marray Shamasdin Newport 2016". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-02-06.
  2. ^ a b "Cerretani-Shamasdin Triumph In Jo'burg". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved November 4, 2012.
  3. ^ "Junaid & Shamasdin win first doubles title in Casablanca". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "First-time pairing wins Lyon doubles crown". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "ITF profile - Adil Shamasdin". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved April 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Canada loses 3-0 to Belgium in Davis Cup". Sportsnet. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "Canada secures Davis Cup berth after defeating Chile in doubles". CBC Sports. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  8. ^ "Wimbledon doubles dream ends for Toronto's Adil Shamasdin". The Gazette. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  9. ^ "Bester/Shamasdin beat Djokovic/Zimonjic in Toronto". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  10. ^ "Brown Bears profile - Adil Shamasdin". BrownBears.com. Retrieved March 21, 2016.

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