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David Martin (tennis)

David Martin (born February 22, 1981) is an American professional tennis player.

David Martin
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceHuntington Beach, California
Born (1981-02-22) February 22, 1981 (age 38)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Turned pro2003
Retired2011
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$354,753
Singles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 459 (June 26, 2006)
Doubles
Career record45–68
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 38 (May 12, 2008)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008)
French Open2R (2008)
Wimbledon3R (2007)
US Open1R (1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Last updated on: February 16, 2013.

He teamed with Scott Lipsky to win his first ATP doubles title in February 2008 at the SAP Open in San Jose, California, defeating the number one ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan.

Tennis careerEdit

Before attending Stanford, David was a US Open Boys' Doubles champion with eventual Stanford teammate K. J. Hippensteel in 1998.

He first teamed up with fellow American Scott Lipsky in doubles in college. They finished their college career ranked as the #2 team in the nation, and they extended their partnership into their pro careers. In 2007, Martin and Lipsky qualified for the 2007 Wimbledon men's doubles tournament, where the pair lost in the third round. He and Lipsky reached the ATP Los Angeles men's doubles final in 2007, where the team lost in straight sets to the top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan. Lipsky and Martin captured their first ATP title in February 2008 at the SAP Open at HP Pavilion in San Jose, defeating the number one ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan, 7–6(4), 7–5 in the finals.[1][2][3]

His career-high doubles ranking was World No. 38, achieved in May 2008.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 6 (1–5)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (0)
ATP Tour (1–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 2007 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Scott Lipsky   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 2–6
Winner 1. February 2008 San Jose, United States Hard (i)   Scott Lipsky   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Runner-up 2. April 2008 Munich, Germany Clay   Scott Lipsky   Michael Berrer
  Rainer Schüttler
5–7, 6–3, [8–10]
Runner-up 3. July 2008 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Scott Lipsky   Ashley Fisher
  Tripp Phillips
6–3, 3–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 4. September 2008 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i)   Scott Lipsky   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 5. January 2011 Chennai, India Hard   Robin Haase   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
2–6, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scott Lipsky: Good Things Come in Doubles". Center for Sport and Jewish Life. Retrieved July 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "Roddick wins title in San Jose". The Toronto Star. February 24, 2008. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  3. ^ Keith Peters (February 24, 2008). "Shocker in all-Stanford doubles final at SAP Open; Martin and Lipsky upend top-seeded Bryan brothers in San Jose pro tennis tournament". Palo Alto Online. Retrieved July 6, 2011.

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