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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 37)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CollegeBrown University
Prize moneyUS$609,961
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 748 (August 17, 2009)
Doubles
Career record76–104 (42.2%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 41 (June 26, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 176 (July 1, 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: July 2, 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]

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Doubles: 59 (30–29)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (23–23)
ITF Futures Tour (7–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (22–17)
Clay (5–11)
Grass (2–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 2005 Canada F3, Montreal Futures Hard (i)   Peter Polansky   Clay Donato
  Jesse Levine
2–6, 7–6(7–5), 3–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2008 Canada F3, Sherbrooke Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Chu   Travis Rettenmaier
  Rylan Rizza
7–6(7–2), 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 1–2 Jul 2008 Moncton, Canada Challenger Hard   Daniel Chu   An Jae-sung
  Hiroki Kondo
2–6, 6–2, [10–12]
Loss 1–3 Aug 2008 Great Britain F13, London Futures Hard   Daniel Danilović   David Brewer
  Ian Flanagan
4–6, 3–6
Win 2–3 Oct 2008 Mexico F12, Mazatlán Futures Hard   Fabrice Martin   Luis Díaz Barriga
  Daniel Garza
w/o
Win 3–3 Oct 2008 Mexico F13, Ciudad Obregón Futures Hard   Fabrice Martin   Christopher Klingemann
  Milan Pokrajac
3–6, 6–4, [10–7]
Win 4–3 Mar 2009 Canada F3, Sherbrooke Futures Hard (i)   Daniel Chu   Érik Chvojka
  Michal Pažický
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
Win 5–3 May 2009 Mexico F4, Coatzacoalcos Futures Hard   Vasek Pospisil   Kaden Hensel
  Adam Hubble
6–3, 6–4
Win 6–3 May 2009 Mexico F5, Puerto Vallarta Futures Hard   Vasek Pospisil   Juan Manuel Elizondo
  César Ramírez
6–1, 2–6, [10–7]
Loss 5–4 Jul 2009 France F11, Bourg-en-Bresse Futures Clay   Fabrice Martin   Andreas Haider-Maurer
  Bastian Knittel
6–3, 5–7, [4–10]
Win 7–4 Jul 2009 France F12, Saint-Gervais Futures Clay   Fabrice Martin   Baptiste Dupuy
  Pierrick Ysern
6–2, 6–4
Loss 7–5 Sep 2009 Freudenstadt, Germany Challenger Clay   Martin Kližan   Jan Hájek
  Dušan Karol
6–4, 4–6, [5–10]
Loss 7–6 Sep 2009 France F13, Bagnères-de-Bigorre Futures Hard   Fabrice Martin   Gong Maoxin
  Zhang Ze
4–6, 4–6
Loss 7–7 Oct 2009 France F19, La Roche-sur-Yon Futures Hard (i)   Fabrice Martin   Niels Desein
  Pierre-Ludovic Duclos
6–7(6–8), 6–1, [5–10]
Loss 7–8 Oct 2009 France F20, Rodez Futures Hard (i)   Fabrice Martin   Jérémy Blandin
  Vincent Stouff
7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), [3–10]
Loss 7–9 Nov 2009 Cancún, Mexico Challenger Clay   Gregory Ouellette   Andre Begemann
  Leonardo Tavares
1–6, 7–6(8–6), [8–10]
Win 8–9 Nov 2009 Puebla, Mexico Challenger Hard   Vasek Pospisil   Guillermo Olaso
  Pere Riba
7–6(9–7), 6–0
Loss 8–10 Feb 2010 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Vasek Pospisil   Scott Lipsky
  David Martin
6–7(7–9), 3–6
Loss 8–11 Mar 2010 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i)   Harsh Mankad   Nicolas Mahut
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
2–6, 4–6
Loss 8–12 Mar 2010 Marrakech, Morocco Challenger Clay   James Cerretani   Ilija Bozoljac
  Horia Tecău
1–6, 1–6
Loss 8–13 May 2010 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay   James Cerretani   Jeff Coetzee
  Kristof Vliegen
6–7(3–7), 3–6
Win 9–13 May 2010 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay   James Cerretani   Dustin Brown
  Alessandro Motti
6–3, 2–6, [11–9]
Loss 9–14 Jul 2010 Poznań, Poland Challenger Clay   James Cerretani   Rui Machado
  Daniel Muñoz de la Nava
2–6, 3–6
Loss 9–15 Aug 2010 Cordenons, Italy Challenger Clay   James Cerretani   Robin Haase
  Rogier Wassen
6–7(14–16), 5–7
Win 10–15 Sep 2010 Rijeka, Croatia Challenger Clay   Lovro Zovko   Carlos Berlocq
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
1–6, 7–6(11–9), [10–5]
Loss 10–16 Sep 2010 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Challenger Clay   Lovro Zovko   James Cerretani
  David Škoch
1–6, 4–6
Loss 10–17 Oct 2010 Seoul, Korea, Rep. Challenger Hard   Vasek Pospisil   Rameez Junaid
  Frank Moser
3–6, 4–6
Win 11–17 Feb 2011 Quimper, France Challenger Hard (i)   James Cerretani   Jamie Delgado
  Jonathan Marray
6–3, 5–7, [10–5]
Loss 11–18 Mar 2011 Marrakech, Morocco Challenger Clay   James Cerretani   Peter Luczak
  Alessandro Motti
6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Win 12–18 Jun 2011 Nottingham, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Rik de Voest   Treat Huey
  Izak van der Merwe
6–3, 7–6(11–9)
Loss 12–19 Nov 2011 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i)   James Cerretani   Andre Begemann
  Alexander Kudryavtsev
2–6, 6–3, [9–11]
Loss 12–20 Nov 2011 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Hard   James Cerretani   Igor Andreev
  Evgeny Donskoy
6–7(1–7), 6–7(2–7)
Win 13–20 Mar 2012 Guadalajara, Mexico Challenger Hard   James Cerretani   Tomasz Bednarek
  Olivier Charroin
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 14–20 Nov 2012 Eckental, Germany Challenger Carpet (i)   James Cerretani   Tomasz Bednarek
  Andreas Siljeström
6–3, 2–6, [10–4]
Win 15–20 Nov 2012 Loughborough, Great Britain Challenger Hard (i)   James Cerretani   Purav Raja
  Divij Sharan
6–4, 7–5
Win 16–20 Jan 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard   James Cerretani   Federico Delbonis
  Renzo Olivo
6–7(5–7), 6–1, [11–9]
Loss 16–21 Aug 2013 Vancouver, Canada Challenger Hard   James Cerretani   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
1–6, 4–6
Win 17–21 Apr 2014 Le Gosier, Guadeloupe Challenger Hard   Tomasz Bednarek   Gero Kretschmer
  Michael Venus
7–5, 6–7(5–7), [10–8]
Win 18–21 May 2014 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay   Pierre-Hugues Herbert   Stephan Fransen
  Jesse Huta Galung
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 18–22 Jun 2014 Prostějov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Peter Polansky   Andre Begemann
  Lukáš Rosol
1–6, 2–6
Win 19–22 Jul 2014 Lexington, USA Challenger Hard   Peter Polansky   Chase Buchanan
  James McGee
6–4, 6–2
Win 20–22 Sep 2014 Napa, USA Challenger Hard   Peter Polansky   Bradley Klahn
  Tim Smyczek
7–6(7–0), 6–1
Loss 20–23 Oct 2014 Sacramento, USA Challenger Hard   Peter Polansky   Adam Hubble
  John-Patrick Smith
3–6, 2–6
Win 21–23 Oct 2014 Tiburon, USA Challenger Hard   Bradley Klahn   Carsten Ball
  Matt Reid
7–5, 6–2
Loss 21–24 Nov 2014 Champaign, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Frank Dancevic   Ross William Guignon
  Tim Kopinski
6–7(2–7), 2–6
Loss 21–25 Mar 2015 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard (i)   Rameez Junaid   Andreas Beck
  Jan Mertl
2–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Loss 21–26 Apr 2015 Raanana, Israel Challenger Hard   Rameez Junaid   Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
1–6, 4–6
Loss 21–27 Nov 2015 Charlottesville, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Peter Polansky   Chase Buchanan
  Tennys Sandgren
6–3, 4–6, [5–10]
Win 22–27 Nov 2016 Knoxville, USA Challenger Hard (i)   Peter Polansky   Ruben Bemelmans
  Joris De Loore
6–1, 6–3
Win 23–27 Feb 2017 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Julian Knowle   Dino Marcan
  Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
6–3, 6–3
Win 24–27 Mar 2017 Wrocław, Poland Challenger Hard (i)   Andrei Vasilevski   Mikhail Elgin
  Denys Molchanov
6–3, 3–6, [21–19]
Win 25–27 Mar 2017 Drummondville, Canada Challenger Hard (i)   Sam Groth   Matt Reid
  John-Patrick Smith
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 26–27 Apr 2017 León, Mexico Challenger Hard   Leander Paes   Luca Margaroli
  Caio Zampieri
6–1, 6–4
Loss 26–28 May 2017 Heilbronn, Germany Challenger Clay   Igor Zelenay   Roman Jebavý
  Antonio Šančić
4–6, 1–6
Win 27–28 Jun 2017 Ilkley, Great Britain Challenger Grass   Leander Paes   Brydan Klein
  Joe Salisbury
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 28–28 May 2018 Braga, Portugal Challenger Clay   Sander Arends   Ariel Behar
  Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela
6–2, 6–1
Win 29–28 Mar 2019 Pau, France Challenger Hard (i)   Scott Clayton   Sander Arends
  Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
7–6(7–4), 5–7, [10–8]
Win 30–28 Mar 2019 Drummondville, Canada Challenger Hard (i)   Scott Clayton   Matt Reid
  John-Patrick Smith
7–5, 3–6, [10–5]
Loss 30-29 July 2019 Winnipeg, Canada Challenger Hard   Hunter Reese   Peter Polansky
  Darian King
6-7(8-10), 3–6

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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