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Albert Montañés Roca (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾt montaˈɲez ˈroka];[a] born 26 November 1980) is a retired professional tennis player from Spain.

Albert Montañés
Montanes Estoril Open 2009 1.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1980-11-26) 26 November 1980 (age 38)
Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2017
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
*occasionally uses two-handed backhand
Prize money$5,866,340
Singles
Career record255–287
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 22 (2 August 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2010)
French Open4R (2011)
Wimbledon3R (2009, 2010)
US Open4R (2010)
Doubles
Career record60–121
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 73 (23 July 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2010)
French Open2R (2008)
Wimbledon1R (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
US Open2R (2009)
Last updated on: 8 May 2017.

He first entered the top 100 in 2001. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 22 in 2010 and has won six singles titles and two doubles titles.

Montañés is one of the very few players to win a title after saving match points in two different matches. He did it during his title run in Estoril 2009 in his quarter-finals and the final.

He holds the record for most first-round exits at Grand Slam events; 33 reached at 2014 US Open. Beating Kenneth Carlsen's long standing record of 30 first-round exits.[1]

His career ended in Barcelona Open 2017. He participated the event on wild card and concluded in third round where he lost to his fellow Feliciano Lopez, 6–2, 6–2.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 11 (6 titles, 5 runner-ups)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 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (6–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (6–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (6–5)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2001 Romanian Open, Romania International Clay   Younes El Aynaoui 6–7(5–7), 6–7(2–7)
Loss 0–2 Apr 2004 Valencia Open, Spain International Clay   Fernando Verdasco 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 0–3 Feb 2005 Mexican Open, Mexico Intl. Gold Clay   Rafael Nadal 1–6, 0–6
Loss 0–4 Apr 2007 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco International Clay   Paul-Henri Mathieu 1–6, 1–6
Win 1–4 Jul 2008 Dutch Open, Netherlands International Clay   Steve Darcis 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win 2–4 May 2009 Estoril Open, Portugal 250 Series Clay   James Blake 5–7, 7–6(8–6), 6–0
Win 3–4 Sep 2009 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay   Juan Mónaco 7–6(7–2), 7–6(8–6)
Win 4–4 May 2010 Estoril Open, Portugal (2) 250 Series Clay   Fred Gil 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
Win 5–4 Jul 2010 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Clay   Gaël Monfils 6–2, 1–2 ret.
Loss 5–5 Aug 2011 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay   Robin Haase 4–6, 6–4, 1–6
Win 6–5 May 2013 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France 250 Series Clay   Gaël Monfils 6–0, 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)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 (2–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–4)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2007 Chile Open, Chile International Clay   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo   Paul Capdeville
  Óscar Hernández
6–4, 4–6, [6–10]
Loss 0–2 Feb 2007 Brasil Open, Brasil International Clay   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Vízner
2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 0–3 Feb 2007 Argentina Open, Argentina International Clay   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo   Martín García
  Sebastián Prieto
4–6, 2–6
Loss 0–4 Feb 2008 Brasil Open, Brasil International Clay   Santiago Ventura Bertomeu   Marcelo Melo
  André Sá
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]
Win 1–4 May 2008 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco International Clay   Santiago Ventura Bertomeu   James Cerretani
  Todd Perry
6–1, 6–2
Win 2–4 Jan 2010 Qatar Open, Qatar 250 Series Hard   Guillermo García López   František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 7–5

Singles 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.

Current till 2016 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 4–13
French Open 3R 3R 1R A 2R 3R 3R 2R 1R 3R 4R 1R 2R 1R Q2 1R 16–14
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3R 1R 1R 1R A Q1 1R 6–13
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R Q3 4–13
Win–Loss 2–1 2–4 1–4 1–3 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 2–4 9–4 4–4 0–4 1–4 0–3 0–0 0–2 30–53
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A 1R 2R 3R 4R A A A A A 4–4
Miami Masters A 2R 1R A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R A A 2R A A 5–9
Monte-Carlo Masters A 1R A A 2R A A Q2 3R QF 2R 2R 2R 2R Q2 A 10–8
Rome Masters A 3R A A 1R A 2R A 2R 1R 1R Q1 2R Q1 A A 5–7
Madrid 1 A 1R A A A A A QF 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A Q1 3–6
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0–1
Shanghai 2 A A A A A A 1R 1R A 1R 2R A 1R A A 1–5
Paris Masters A A A A A A 1R A 2R 1R A A A A A 1–3
Win–Loss 0–0 3–4 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 1–4 4–4 6–6 4–7 5–8 1–2 2–3 2–2 0–0 0–0 30–44
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 6–11
Year End Ranking 65 78 81 99 71 85 46 45 31 25 53 96 63 108 116

1 Held as Hamburg Masters (outdoor clay) until 2008, Madrid Masters (outdoor clay) 2009–present.
2 Held as Stuttgart Masters (indoor hard) until 2001, Madrid Masters (indoor hard) from 2002–08, and Shanghai Masters (outdoor hard) 2009–present.

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Current through the 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R A A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A 1–7
French Open A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1–7
Wimbledon A 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 0–6
US Open A A A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 2–7
Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–4 1–4 1–4 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–0 4–27

Top 10 Wins Per SeasonEdit

Season 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Wins 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 6

Wins Over Top 10s Per SeasonEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2002
1.   Gustavo Kuerten 2 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
2007
2.   Fernando González 5 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay QF 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2009
3.   Gilles Simon 8 Estoril, Portugal Clay QF 5–7, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2010
4.   Marin Čilić 9 Monte-Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 6–4, 6–4
5.   Roger Federer 1 Estoril, Portugal Clay SF 6–2, 7–6(7–5)
2013
6.   Richard Gasquet 9 Umag, Croatia Clay 2R 6–4, 6–4

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Montañés is pronounced [montaˈɲes].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kenneth Carlsen har mistet sin kuriøse taber-rekord". Ekstra Bladet (in Danish). 11 February 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.

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