Alberto Martín

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.

Alberto Martín
Alberto Martín at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1978-08-20) 20 August 1978 (age 41)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired29 July 2010
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,840,885
Singles
Career record218–269
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 34 (1 June 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2002, 2003)
French Open4R (2006)
Wimbledon3R (1999)
US Open3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record89–128
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 64 (2 October 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)
French OpenQF (2006)
Wimbledon2R (2000)
US Open2R (2004)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2004)

Tennis careerEdit

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 2004, Martín was a member of the victorious Spain Davis Cup team for the Davis Cup first round against Czech Republic in Brno, although he did not play. [1]

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.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 1997 Bournemouth, UK Clay   Chris Wilkinson   Kent Kinnear
  Aleksandar Kitinov
6–7(7–9), 2–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 1999 Palermo, Italy Clay   Lan Bale   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
3–6, 1–6
Win 1–2 Sep 2000 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Eyal Ran   Devin Bowen
  Mariano Hood
7–64, 6–1
Win 2–2 Jul 2006 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay   Fernando Vicente   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Christopher Kas
6–4, 6–3
Win 3–2 Feb 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Marcel Granollers   Nicolás Almagro
  Santiago Ventura
6–3, 5–7, [10–8]
Loss 3–3 May 2000 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Fernando Vicente   Michaël Llodra
  Diego Nargiso
6–7(2–7), 6–7(3–7)

Top 10 wins per seasonEdit

Season 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total
Wins 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5

Wins over top-ten players per seasonEdit

# Player Rank Tournament Surface Rd Score
1997
1.   Wayne Ferreira 10 Barcelona, Spain Clay 2R 4–6, 6–2, 7–5
2002
2.   Lleyton Hewitt 1 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 1R 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2004
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
2006
5.   Andy Roddick 5 French Open, Paris Clay 1R 6–4, 7–5, 1–0 ret.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Martín is pronounced [maɾˈtin].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Davis Cup 2004". Retrieved 16 December 2013.

External linksEdit