Alberto Martín Magret (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβeɾto maɾˈtim maˈɣɾet];[a] born 20 August 1978) is a retired tennis player from Spain. He won three singles titles and reached five Masters Series quarterfinals on clay.
|Born||20 August 1978|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Retired||29 July 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 three 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. 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, he was a member of the victorious H30 Team of TV Ober-Eschbach which got promoted to the Bezirks-Oberliga (HTV) in 2018.
Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit
|Win||1–0||Mar 1999||Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Fernando Vicente||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||2–0||Sep 1999||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Karim Alami||6–2, 6–3|
|Win||3–0||May 2001||Mallorca, Spain||Clay||Guillermo Coria||6–3, 3–6, 6–2|
|Loss||3–1||Feb 2005||Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Rafael Nadal||0–6, 7–6(7–2), 1–6|
|Loss||3–2||Feb 2006||Costa do Sauípe, Brazil||Clay||Nicolás Massú||3–6, 4–6|
Doubles: 6 (3 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Sep 1997||Bournemouth, UK||Clay||Chris Wilkinson|| Kent Kinnear
|Loss||0–2||Oct 1999||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Lan Bale|| Mariano Hood
|Win||1–2||Sep 2000||Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Eyal Ran|| Devin Bowen
|Win||2–2||Jul 2006||Amersfoort, Netherlands||Clay||Fernando Vicente|| Lucas Arnold Ker
|Win||3–2||Feb 2009||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Marcel Granollers|| Nicolás Almagro
|6–3, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Loss||3–3||May 2000||Mallorca, Spain||Clay||Fernando Vicente|| Michaël Llodra
Top 10 wins per seasonEdit
Wins over top-ten players per seasonEdit
|1.||Wayne Ferreira||10||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||2R||4–6, 6–2, 7–5|
|2.||Lleyton Hewitt||1||Australian Open, Melbourne||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||Clay||1R||6–4, 7–5, 1–0 ret.|
- In isolation, Martín is pronounced [maɾˈtin].
- "Davis Cup 2004". Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- Alberto Martín at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Alberto Martín at the International Tennis Federation
- Alberto Martín at the Davis Cup
- Alberto Martín at TV Ober-Eschbach
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