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Eduardo Jonatan Schwank (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo ˈʃwaŋk]; also known as Schwanka;[1] born 23 April 1986)[2] is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. In 2011, he reached the finals of the French Open in men's doubles partnering Juan Sebastian Cabal and of the US Open in mixed doubles partnering Gisela Dulko. He was coached by Javier Nalbandian, the brother of David Nalbandian.

Eduardo Schwank
Eduardo Schwank at the 2010 US Open 01.jpg
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceRosario, Argentina
Born (1986-04-23) 23 April 1986 (age 33)
Rosario, Argentina
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2005
Retired2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,453,012
Singles
Career record36–61
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 48 (7 June 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2011)
French Open3R (2008, 2012)
Wimbledon1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
US Open2R (2010)
Doubles
Career record45–39
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 14 (20 June 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2009)
French OpenF (2011)
WimbledonSF (2010)
US OpenSF (2010)

Schwank's family background is from the German-speaking part of Switzerland [3]

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Junior careerEdit

In his final year on the junior circuit in 2004, Schwank had a record of 39-4 winning five tournaments, with his biggest title the Banana Bowl defeating Pablo Andújar in the final.[4] Schwank finished no. 2 in the rankings behind Gaël Monfils.[5]

Professional careerEdit

2006Edit

In 2006, he won four consecutive Futures events: the former two in Argentina, the latter two in Bolivia.

2007Edit

In 2007 he won a Challenger title in Medellín, defeating Chris Guccione in the final. He also won three consecutive Futures events.[6] He won the bronze medal in singles and the gold medal in men's doubles at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro.[7]

2008Edit

In April 2008, Schwank won two consecutive Challenger events, the first in Cremona, Italy and the second in Rome, Italy. On May 12, 2008, a hotel in which Schwank was staying while competing in a Challenger event in Bordeaux, France caught fire. Schwank's room was engulfed by the blaze, which destroyed his laptop, his passport, as well as the prize money he had earned from the Rome Challenger tournament. Schwank was not in his room at the time. He ended up winning the tournament, making that his third consecutive Challenger title.[8]

He was involved in a legal battle after reportedly being accused of responsibility for the blaze by leaving an oven switched on in his room. He denied the charges.[9]

At the 2008 2008 French Open, Schwank defeated former world no. 1 Carlos Moyà in the first round.[10] He was also victorious in his next match, but was defeated in the third round by Paul-Henri Mathieu in four sets.

2011Edit

Schwank reached the final of the French Open in men's doubles partnering Juan Sebastian Cabal. In the final, they lost to Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in three tight sets with a tiebreak in the first set. He also reached the final of the US Open in mixed doubles partnering Gisela Dulko. They lost to Jack Sock and Melanie Oudin in a super-tiebreak.

2012Edit

In 2012, Schwank qualified for the French Open and advanced to the third round, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.[11] He also teamed with Gisela Dulko in mixed doubles, and they beat Serena Williams and Bob Bryan in the first round. Schwank, partnering Juan Ignacio Chela, reached third round of Wimbledon 2012 doubles and lost to Daniele Bracciali and Julian Knowle. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he partnered with David Nalbandian in the men's doubles, but they were knocked out in the first round.[12]

Major finalsEdit

Grand SlamEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 French Open Clay   Juan Sebastián Cabal   Max Mirnyi
  Daniel Nestor
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2011 US Open Hard   Gisela Dulko   Melanie Oudin
  Jack Sock
6–7(4–7), 6–4, [8–10]

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (1–2)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 18 July 2010 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Carlos Berlocq   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 1. 31 October 2010 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i)   Marc López   Stephen Huss
  Ross Hutchins
2–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 2. 4 June 2011 French Open, Paris, France Clay   Juan Sebastián Cabal   Max Mirnyi
  Daniel Nestor
6–7(3–7), 6–3, 4–6

Team competition finals: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. December 2–4, 2011 Davis Cup, Seville, Spain Clay (i)   David Nalbandian
  Juan Martín del Potro
  Juan Mónaco
  Rafael Nadal
  David Ferrer
  Fernando Verdasco
  Feliciano López
1–3

TitlesEdit

SinglesEdit

Challengers (7)
Futures (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. March 27, 2006 Buenos Aires Clay   Cristian Villagrán 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
2. April 24, 2006 Buenos Aires Clay   Leandro Migani 6–3, 7–6
3. August 7, 2006 Córdoba Clay   Leandro Migani 5–7, 6–0, 6–0
4. August 14, 2006 Mendoza Clay   Andrés Molteni 6–4, 6–1
5. September 11, 2006 La Paz Clay   Guillermo Carry 6–3, 6–1
6. September 18, 2006 Cochabamba Clay   Martín Alund 7–6, 6–7, 7–6
7. April 23, 2007 Santa Fe Clay   Juan-Martín Aranguren 6–3, 6–2
8. April 30, 2007 Buenos Aires Clay   Juan-Martín Aranguren 6–4, 6–4
9. May 7, 2007 Tucuman Clay   Juan Pablo Amado 6–1, 6–4
10. October 1, 2007 Medellín Clay   Chris Guccione 7–5, 5–7, 7–5
11. April 21, 2008 Cremona Hard   Björn Phau 6–3, 6–4
12. April 28, 2008 Rome Clay   Éric Prodon 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
13. May 12, 2008 Bordeaux Clay   Igor Kunitsyn 6–2, 6–2
14. October 25, 2009 Santiago Clay   Nicolás Massú 6–2, 6–2
15. November 22, 2009 Lima Clay   Jorge Aguilar 7–5, 6–4
15. January 31, 2010 Bucaramanga Clay   Juan Pablo Brzezicki 6–4, 6–2

Grand Slam singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
French Open 3R 1R 1R 3R Q1 0 / 4 4–4
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
US Open 1R 2R 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 2–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 0 / 11 6–11

Grand Slam doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 0 / 3 1–3
French Open 1R 1R F 2R 0 / 4 6–4
Wimbledon 2R SF 3R 3R 2R 0 / 5 10–5
US Open 2R SF 2R 1R 0 / 4 6–4
Win–Loss 2–2 0–2 8–3 8–4 4–3 1–2 0 / 16 23–16

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://eurosport.interia.pl/aktualnosci-sportowe/news-moya-pokonal-schwanka,nId,512177
  2. ^ FutureTennisStars.com – Eduardo Schwank Profile
  3. ^ Source[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Eduardo Schwank's 2004 Junior Record". ITF. 2008-05-27.
  5. ^ "2004 Junior Ranking". ITF. 2008-05-27.
  6. ^ ATPWorldTour.com – Players – Profile
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2008-05-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ ATPtennis.com[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Schwank relives horror blaze". Tennis Australia. 2008-05-27.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Roland Garros – The 2008 French Open – Official Site by IBM
  11. ^ "Eduardo Schwank". Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  12. ^ "Eduardo Schwank Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-09. Retrieved 2016-02-22.

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