Amir Weintraub

Amir Weintraub (Hebrew: אמיר ויינטרוב; born 16 September 1986) is an Israeli professional tennis player. In 2010, he won the Israeli Tennis Championship.

Amir Weintraub
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Country (sports) Israel
ResidenceRehovot, Israel
Born (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 36)
Rehovot, Israel
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2005
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$ 447,978
Singles
Career record11–11 (50.0% in Grand Slam and ATP Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 161 (21 May 2012)
Current rankingNo. 1,128 (25 December 2017)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2013)
French OpenQ2 (2013)
WimbledonQ2 (2013)
US OpenQ3 (2013)
Doubles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 246 (25 February 2013)
Last updated on: 28 December 2017.

He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 161 in May 2012.

Career overviewEdit

In August 2006 at the age of 19, Weintraub won his first ITF Futures title in Senegal. One year later, he made his first challenger final in Uzbekistan but lost to Denis Istomin.

In December 2009, Weintraub made it to the finals of the Israeli Tennis Championship, losing to Dudi Sela in three sets. In December 2010, he won the Israeli Tennis Championship, winning against Sela[1] 7–6, 3–6, 7–6.

In January 2011 Weintraub participated for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, but lost in the first qualifying round.[2] In the same month, it was decided that he would play in the Israeli Davis Cup team as the second singles player in their tie against Poland.

In March 2011 Weintraub won his first Davis Cup match, against Poland's Jerzy Janowicz in 5 sets. On 16 September 2011, he defeated Milos Raonic in four sets to square Israel's Davis Cup tie with Canada at 1–1 but then he lost the decisive tie to Vasek Pospisil, on 18 September.

Weintraub made the finals of the 2012 Fergana Challenger which would push him to his career-high ranking of 161 on May 21, 2012.

In September 2012, Weintraub participated in a Davis Cup tie against the Japan Davis Cup team and won his first match against Tatsuma Ito in straight sets, and won the decisive match against Go Soeda who ranked 170 places above him in four sets. Because of this match Israel qualified for the 2013 Davis Cup World Group after a two-year absence.

Weintraub qualified for singles main draw play at the 2013 Australian Open where he defeated Guido Pella in the first round and lost in the second round to 17th seed Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Weintraub sustained a severe groin injury at the 2014 Davis Cup and was inactive for nine months after he failed to qualify for 2014 Wimbledon. His ranking dropped to a low of 623 in June 2015.[3]

2016 saw a return to form for Weintraub as he surged back into the top 200 in March. He won two more ITF titles within the year.

Weintraub suffered another injury at the beginning of 2017 and was inactive for the rest of 2017, all of 2018, and the first few months of 2019. He dropped out of the ATP rankings in January 2018.

Weintraub returned to tennis by using a protected ranking at the 2019 French Open Qualifying where he lost to 19th seed Lukáš Rosol in the first round. Throughout 2019 he would continuously receive protected ranking spots into the qualifying draws of ATP tournaments which also included a main draw appearance at the 2019 Winston-Salem Open where he was doubles bageled in the first round by qualifier Bjorn Fratangelo.

Weintraub played his last match to date at the 2020 Australian Open qualifying where he lost to Lorenzo Musetti in the first round. He has not played a match since.

ITF & Challenger career finalsEdit

 
Weintraub in 2016

Singles: 24 (18–10)Edit

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Challengers (0-4)
ITF Futures (18-6)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 12 August 2006 Dakar, Senegal Hard   Valentin Sanon 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1. 18 August 2007 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard   Denis Istomin 6-3, 1-6, 4-6
Loss 2. 31 October 2009 Binh Duong, Vietnam Hard   Jose Statham 7-6(7–4), 6-7(4–7), 1-6
Loss 3. 22 May 2010 Durban, South Africa Hard   Andrew Anderson 6-3, 3-6, 6-7(7–3)
Loss 4. 10 July 2010 Bakio, Spain Hard   Fabrice Martin 3-6, 4-6
Win 2. 23 October 2010 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Karan Rastogi 2-6, 6-4, 7-5
Win 3. 28 November 2010 Traralgon, Australia Hard   Samuel Groth 6-2, 6-4
Win 4. 21 May 2011 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   David Rice 6-3, 6-2
Win 5. 28 May 2011 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   David Rice 6-1, 6-1
Win 6. 4 June 2011 Ashkelon, Israel Hard   Federico Gaio 6-4, 6-2
Loss 5. 3 September 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Cedrik-Marcel Stebe 5-7, 1-6
Win 7. 30 January 2012 Eilat, Israel Hard   Claudio Grassi 6–1, 6–1
Win 8. 1 April 2012 Herzliya, Israel Hard   Axel Michon 7–5, 6–0
Win 9. 5 May 2012 Ashkelon, Israel Hard   Yu Chang 6–3, 6–2
Loss 6. 20 May 2012 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   Yuki Bhambri 3-6, 3-6
Win 10. 20 January 2014 Eilat, Israel Hard   Martin Vaïsse 6–0, 6–1
Win 11. 27 January 2014 Eilat, Israel Hard   Mate Delić 6–4, 6–2
Loss 7. 16 March 2014 Guangzhou, China Hard   Louk Sorensen 7-5, 5-7, 4-6
Win 12. 27 April 2015 Ashkelon, Israel Hard   Evgeny Karlovskiy 6–3, 6–4
Win 13. 4 May 2015 Ashkelon, Israel Hard   Toby Martin 7–5, 6–4
Win 14. 1 June 2015 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Maxime Janvier 6–1, 6–3
Loss 8. 13 June 2015 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Sebastian Boltz 3-6, 6-2, 3-6
Win 15. 20 June 2015 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Sebastian Boltz 6-7(2-7), 6-4, 6-1
Loss 9. 22 August 2015 Minsk, Belarus Hard   Sebastian Boltz 6-2, 4-6, 2-6
Loss 10. 20 October 2015 Nanchang, China Hard   Peter Gojowczyk 2-6, 1-6
Win 16. 13 December 2015 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Dekel Bar 6-3, 6-2
Win 17. 21 February 2016 Ramat Gan, Israel Hard   Yannick Jankovits 6-4, 6-1
Win 18. October 9, 2016 Ramat Hasharon, Israel Hard   Peter Kobelt 6-4, 7-6(8-6)

Doubles (15-12)Edit

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challengers (3-3)
ITF Futures (13-9)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
Win 1. 11 March 2006 Haifa, Israel Hard   Dekel Valtzer   Sergei Krotiouk
  Alexei Milner
6–1, 6–4
Win 2. 8 July 2006 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Dekel Valtzer   Matthew Ebden
  Aidan Fitzgerald
6–2, 7–5
Win 3. 5 August 2006 Dakar, Senegal Hard   Amit Inbar   Komlavi Loglo
  Valentin Sanon
6–3, 6–4
Win 4. 12 August 2006 Dakar, Senegal Hard   Amit Inbar   Amadeus Fulford-Jones
  Benjamin Janse van Rensburg
W/O
Loss 1. 24 March 2007 Ra'anana, Israel Hard   Dekel Valtzer   Laurent Vigne
  Pierrick Ysern
2-6, 1-6
Win 5. 9 June 2007 Ankara, Turkey Clay   Dekel Valtzer   Alex Satschko
  Marc-Andre Stratling
2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Win 6. 16 June 2007 Izmir, Turkey Hard   Dekel Valtzer   Rodrigo-Antonio Grilli
  Marcio Torres
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 7. 23 June 2007 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Dekel Valtzer   Guy Kubi
  Alexei Milner
6–0, 6–1
Loss 2. 15 December 2007 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Idan Mark   Navdeep Singh
  Alexander Slabinsky
6-7(2-7), 6-3, [7-10]
Loss 3. 16 March 2008 Albufeira, Portugal Hard   Chris Eaton   Neil Bamford
  Josh Goodall
3-6, 4-6
Win 8. 19 July 2008 Aptos, United States Hard   Noam Okun   Todd Widom
  Michael Yani
6–2, 6–1
Loss 4. 29 November 2008 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Sebastian Rieschick   Pierre-Ludovic Duclos
  Amir Hadad
3-6 4-6
Loss 5. 29 August 2009 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Ludovic Walter   John Paul Fruttero
  G.D. Jones
2-6, 6-4, [5-10]
Win 9. 12 September 2009 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Marcus Daniell   John Paul Fruttero
  G.D. Jones
6-1, 6-7(5-7), [10-5]
Loss 6. 4 December 2009 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Hard   Alexander Slabinsky   Adam El Mihdawy
  Blake Strode
3-6, 6-2, [7-10]
Win 10. 23 October 2010 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Boy Westerhof   Niels Desein
  Laurent Rochette
W/O
Win 11. 30 October 2010 Lagos, Nigeria Hard   Boy Westerhof   Raven Klaasen
  Ruan Roelofse
5–7, 6–4, [10–6]
Win 12. 29 January 2011 Eilat, Israel Hard   Tal Eros   Alon Faiman
  Tomer Hodorov
6–3, 6–1
Loss 7. 21 May 2011 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   Tal Eros   David Rice
  Sean Thornley
6-3, 3-6, [9-11]
Win 13. 28 May 2011 Ramat HaSharon, Israel Hard   John Paul Fruttero   David Rice
  Sean Thornley
6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), [13–11]
Win 14. 4 March 2012 Singapore, Singapore Hard   Kamil Čapkovič   Hsieh Cheng-peng
  Lee Hsin-han
6–4, 6–4
Loss 8. 5 May 2012 Ashkelon, Israel Hard   Saar Steele   Yu Chang
  Li Zhe
3-6, 2-6
Loss 9. 10 February 2013 Bergamo, Italy Hard   Claudio Grassi   Karol Beck
  Andrej Martin
3-6, 6-3, [8-10]
Win 15. 25 January 2014 Eilat, Israel Hard   Huang Liang-chi   Marcus Willis
  Lewis Burton
6-3, 7-6(11–9)
Loss 10. 1 February 2014 Eilat, Israel Hard   Claudio Grassi   Marcus Willis
  Lewis Burton
3-6 5-7
Loss 11. 2 March 2014 Guangzhou, China Hard   Lee Hsin-han   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
2-6, 4-6
Loss 12. 19 September 2015 Nanchang, China Hard   Lee Hsin-han   Jonathan Eysseric
  Jürgen Zopp
4-6, 2-6
Win 16. 25 October 2015 Ningbo, China Hard   Dudi Sela   Nikola Mektić
  Franko Škugor
6-3, 3-6, [10-6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Defeated Peer Keeps Climbing, "The Jewish Chronicle Online", 6 January 2011
  2. ^ Profile on the Australian Open website
  3. ^ "Sinai says: After weathering severe injury storm, Weintraub eyes brighter days".

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