Alberto Martín Magret (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto maɾˈtim maˈɣɾet];[a] born 20 August 1978) is a retired tennis player from Spain. He won 3 singles titles and reached 5 Masters Series quarterfinals on clay.
|Born||20 August 1978|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Retired||July 29, 2010|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 34 (1 June 2001)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2002, 2003)|
|French Open||4R (2006)|
|US Open||3R (2003)|
|Highest ranking||No. 64 (2 October 2000)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)|
|French Open||QF (2006)|
|US Open||2R (2004)|
|Davis Cup||W (2004)|
Martín turned professional in 1995. He won 3 singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 34 in June 2001.
His best Grand Slam performance was reaching the fourth round of Roland Garros in 2006. En route to this performance, Martín's first round win was his first victory over former World No. 1 Andy Roddick in their fifth encounter. Martín led by two sets when Roddick retired with an ankle injury. Martín also beat No. 1 seed Lleyton Hewitt in the first round of the 2002 Australian Open, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(4). However, Hewitt had been recovering from chickenpox at the time of his victory.
Martín suffered the heaviest defeat in the history of the Australian Open. Andy Murray beat him in the first round of the 2007 tournament, 6–0, 6–0, 6–1. Martín had to wait until the penultimate game of the match before winning his only game.
In 2017, Martín was a member of the victorious H30 Team of TV Ober-Eschbach which got promoted to the Bezirks-Oberliga (HTV) in 2018.
Singles (3 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
|Winner||1.||22 March 1999||Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Fernando Vicente||6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||2.||27 September 1999||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Karim Alami||6–2, 6–3|
|Winner||3.||7 May 2001||Majorca, Spain||Clay||Guillermo Coria||6–3, 3–6, 6–2|
|Runner-up||4.||20 February 2005||Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Rafael Nadal||0–6, 7–6(7–2), 1–6|
|Runner-up||5.||26 February 2006||Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Nicolás Massú||3–6, 4–6|
Doubles (3 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit
|Runner-up||1.||14 September 1997||Bournemouth, United Kingdom||Clay||Chris Wilkinson|| Kent Kinnear
|Runner-up||2.||4 October 1999||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Lan Bale|| Mariano Hood
|Winner||3.||18 September 2000||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Eyal Ran|| Devin Bowen
|Winner||4.||17 July 2006||Amersfoort, Netherlands||Clay||Fernando Vicente|| Lucas Arnold Ker
|Winner||5.||22 February 2009||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Marcel Granollers|| Nicolás Almagro
|6–3, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||6.||1 May 2000||Majorca, Spain||Clay||Fernando Vicente|| Michaël Llodra
Top 10 wins per seasonEdit
Wins over Top 10s per seasonEdit
|1.||Wayne Ferreira||10||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||2R||4–6, 6–2, 7–5|
|2.||Lleyton Hewitt||1||Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia||Hard||1R||1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)|
|3.||Juan Carlos Ferrero||2||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||3R||6–2, 6–3|
|4.||Sébastien Grosjean||10||Monte-Carlo, Monaco||Clay||2R||6–4, 6–2|
|5.||Andy Roddick||5||French Open, Paris, France||Clay||1R||6–4, 7–5, 1–0 r.|