Eduardo Schwank


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 35)
Rosario, Argentina
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2005
Retired2015
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,453,012
Singles
Career record40–65
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 Open2R (2012)
French OpenF (2011)
WimbledonSF (2010)
US OpenSF (2010)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2012)
French Open2R (2012)
Wimbledon2R (2011)
US OpenF (2011)
Last updated on: 29 April 2021.

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

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 title, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–1)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP Tour 500 (0–0)
ATP Tour 250 (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–1)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2010 Stuttgart, Germany ATP 250 Clay   Carlos Berlocq   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Loss 1–1 Oct 2010 Montpellier, France ATP 250 Hard   Marc López   Stephen Huss
  Ross Hutchins
2–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Loss 1–2 Jun 2011 French Open Grand Slam 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

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 27 (16–11)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (7–9)
ITF Futures (9–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–4)
Clay (15–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2006 Argentina F3, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Cristian Villagrán 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win 2–0 Apr 2006 Argentina F4, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Leandro Migani 6–3, 7–6(12–10)
Loss 2–1 May 2006 Argentina F5, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Cristian Villagrán 4–6, 1–6
Win 3–1 Aug 2006 Argentina F11, Cordoba Futures Clay   Leandro Migani 5–7, 6–0, 6–0
Win 4–1 Aug 2006 Argentina F12, Mendoza Futures Clay   Andrés Molteni 6–4, 6–1
Win 5–1 Sep 2006 Bolivia F1, La Paz Futures Clay   Guillermo Carry 6–3, 6–1
Win 6–1 Sep 2006 Bolivia F2, Cochabamba Futures Clay   Martín Alund 7–6(7–5), 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–2)
Win 7–1 Apr 2007 Argentina F1, Santa Fe Futures Clay   Juan-Martín Aranguren 6–3, 6–2
Win 8–1 May 2007 Argentina F2, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Juan-Martín Aranguren 6–4, 6–4
Win 9–1 May 2007 Argentina F3, Tucuman Futures Clay   Juan Pablo Amado 6–1, 6–4
Loss 9–2 Jun 2007 Italy F16, Cesena Futures Clay   Filip Prpic 4–6, 2–6
Loss 9–3 Aug 2007 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard   Brian Dabul 7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 9–4 Aug 2007 Manta, Ecuador Challenger Hard   Go Soeda 4–6, 2–6
Win 10–4 Oct 2007 Medellin, Colombia Challenger Clay   Chris Guccione 7–5, 5–7, 7–5
Loss 10–5 Mar 2008 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay   Thomaz Bellucci 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 11–5 Apr 2008 Cremona, Italy Challenger Hard   Björn Phau 6–3, 6–4
Win 12–5 May 2008 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Éric Prodon 6–3, 6–7, 7–6
Win 13–5 May 2008 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay   Igor Kunitsyn 6–2, 6–2
Loss 13–6 Aug 2009 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard   Julio Silva 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Win 14–6 Oct 2009 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay   Nicolás Massú 6–2, 6–2
Win 15–6 Nov 2009 Lima, Peru Challenger Clay   Jorge Aguilar 7–5, 6–4
Loss 15–7 Jan 2010 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard   Ricardo Mello 3–6, 1–6
Win 16–7 Jan 2010 Bucaramanga, Colombia Challenger Clay   Juan Pablo Brzezicki 6–4, 6–2
Loss 16–8 May 2011 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Simone Bolelli 6–2, 1–6, 3–6
Loss 16–9 Sep 2011 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay   Alejandro Falla 4–6, 3–6
Loss 16–10 Oct 2011 San Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil Challenger Clay   Ricardo Mello 4–6, 2–6
Loss 16–11 Aug 2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay   Alejandro Gonzalez 2–6, 3–6


Doubles: 29 (21–8)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (14–6)
ITF Futures (7–2)
Finals by surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (18–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2004 Argentina F2, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Juan-Pablo Amado   Sebastian Decoud
  Juan-Martin Aranguren
6–1, 7–6(8–6)
Win 2–0 Jan 2006 El Salvador F1, San Salvador Futures Clay   Martin Vilarrubi   Victor Kolik
  James Cerretani
6–2, 5–7, 6–0
Loss 2–1 Mar 2006 Argentina F2, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Matias O'Neille   Brian Dabul
  Cristian Villagran
6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Loss 2–2 Apr 2006 Argentina F3, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Esteban Zanetti   Brian Dabul
  Cristian Villagran
4–6, 2–6
Win 3–2 Apr 2006 Argentina F4, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Sebastian Decoud   Horacio Zeballos
  Leandro Migani
6–2, 6–2
Win 4–2 Aug 2006 Argentina F12, Mendoza Futures Clay   Demian Gschwend   Andres Molteni
  Nicolas Jara-Lozano
6–1, 6–2
Win 5–2 Sep 2006 Bolivia F1, La Paz Futures Clay   Demian Gschwend   Borja Malo-Casado
  Nathan Thompson
6–1, 6–7(4–7), 6–0
Win 6–2 May 2007 Argentina F2, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Demian Gschwend   Juan-Pablo Villar
  Alejandro Kon
6–1, 6–2
Win 7–2 Jun 2007 Italy F16, Cesena Futures Clay   Cristian Villagran   Francesco Piccari
  Alessandro Da Col
6–3, 6–2
Win 8–2 Aug 2007 Campos do Jordão, Brazil Challenger Hard   Horacio Zeballos   John-Paul Fruttero
  Izak Van Der Merwe
3–6, 6–3, [12–10]
Win 9–2 Aug 2007 Manta, Ecuador Challenger Hard   Horacio Zeballos   John-Paul Fruttero
  Eric Nunez
6–4, 6–2
Win 10–2 Nov 2007 Lima, Peru Challenger Clay   Pablo Cuevas   Martin Vilarrubi
  Michael Quintero
6–4, 6–2
Win 11–2 Jan 2008 La Serena, Chile Challenger Clay   Nicolas Lapentti   Sebastian Decoud
  Cristian Villagran
6–4, 6–0
Win 12–2 Mar 2008 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay   Mariano Hood   Brian Dabul
  Jean-Julien Rojer
6–3, 6–3
Win 13–2 Apr 2008 Cremona, Italy Challenger Hard   Dusan Vemic   Florin Mergea
  Horia Tecau
6–3, 6–2
Loss 13–3 Jul 2008 Lugano, Switzerland Challenger Clay   Dusan Vemic   Rameez Junaid
  Philipp Marx
6–7(7–9), 6–4, [7–10]
Loss 13–4 Aug 2009 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard   Juan-Pablo Amado   Marcio Torres
  Izak Van Der Merwe
walkover
Loss 13–5 Oct 2009 Asuncion, Paraguay Challenger Clay   Máximo González   Santiago Ventura
  Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 14–5 Oct 2009 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay   Diego Cristin   David Marrero
  Juan-Pablo Brzezicki
6–4, 7–5
Win 15–5 Nov 2009 Medellin, Colombia Challenger Clay   Sebastian Decoud   David Marrero
  Diego Junqueira
6–0, 6–2
Loss 15–6 Jun 2011 Kosice, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Facundo Bagnis   Simon Greul
  Bastian Knittel
6–2, 3–6, [9–11]
Win 16–6 Sep 2011 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Clay   Guido Andreozzi   Ricardo Hocevar
  Christian Lindell
6–2, 6–4
Loss 16–7 Sep 2011 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay   Facundo Bagnis   Robert Farah
  Juan-Sebastian Cabal
5–7, 2–6
Win 17–7 Nov 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay   Carlos Berlocq   Marcel Felder
  Jaroslav Pospisil
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–7]
Win 18–7 Aug 2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay   Fernando Romboli   Marcelo Arevalo
  Nicolas Barrientos
6–7(6–8), 6–4, [10–8]
Win 19–7 Sep 2013 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay   Guido Andreozzi   Joao Souza
  Carlos Salamanca
6–2, 6–4
Loss 19–8 Mar 2014 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Clay   Hugo Dellien   Fernando Romboli
  Roberto Maytin
3–6, 4–6
Win 20–8 Apr 2014 Itajai, Brazil Challenger Clay   Maximo Gonzalez   Joao Souza
  Andre Sa
6–2, 6–3
Win 21–8 May 2014 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay   Facundo Bagnis   Nicolas Barrientos
  Eduardo Struvay
6–3, 6–3

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS P NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R A 2R Q2 A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
French Open A 3R 1R 1R Q2 3R Q1 0 / 4 4–4 50%
Wimbledon Q1 1R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
US Open Q3 1R A 2R Q1 A Q1 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 2–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 2–1 0–0 0 / 11 6–11 35%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Miami Open A A 1R 2R A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A 1R 1R A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Madrid Open A Q2 1R 2R A Q1 A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canadian Open A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Shanghai Masters NMS A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–4 2–5 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 9 2–9 18%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Australian Open A 1R A 1R 2R A A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
French Open A 1R 1R F 2R A A 0 / 4 6–4 60%
Wimbledon 2R A SF 3R 3R 2R A 0 / 5 10–5 67%
US Open 2R A SF 2R A 1R A 0 / 4 6–4 60%
Win–Loss 2–2 0–2 8–3 8–4 4–3 1–2 0–0 0 / 16 23–16 58%
National representation
Olympics A Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Madrid Open A A 2R A 2R A A 0 / 2 2–2 50%
Italian Open A A A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 3–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 4 4–4 50%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://eurosport.interia.pl/aktualnosci-sportowe/news-moya-pokonal-schwanka,nId,512177
  2. ^ "FutureTennisStars.com – Eduardo Schwank Profile". Archived from the original on 2018-01-26. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  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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