Ernesto "Neto" Escobedo III (/
Escobedo at the 2016 US Open
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Residence||West Covina, California, USA|
|Born||July 4, 1996|
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||14–27 (34.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 67 (5 July 2017)|
|Current ranking||No. 288 (22 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||1R (2017)|
|US Open||2R (2016)|
|Career record||1–2 (33.3%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 483 (13 November 2017)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||2R (2017)|
|Last updated on: July 28, 2019.|
Escobedo began playing tennis at the age of 4. His father Ernesto Jr. briefly played professional tennis, and his aunt Xóchitl Escobedo was a Top 300 player who competed in the 1988 Olympics.  He is of Mexican descent. Escobedo's cousin Emilio Nava is also a tennis player.
2016: Multiple Challenger titlesEdit
Escobedo reached his first ATP Challenger final at São Paulo in April 2016 to advance him to a career-high ranking inside the top 300. With that success, he became the seventh American teenager to reach a Challenger final in the previous seven months.
He won his first career ATP match at the Aegon Open in Nottingham against Top 100 player Diego Schwartzman shortly before turning 20 years old. The next month, he won his first Challenger title at Lexington over fellow up-and-coming American Frances Tiafoe. With this victory, he also won the US Open Wild Card Challenge to earn a wild card into the main draw of the final grand slam of the year. Escobedo put this wild card to good use by defeating Lukas Lacko in the first round to crack the Top 200 for the first time and record his first career grand slam match win.
2017: Top 100Edit
To start the year, Escobedo continued to improve upon his success from 2016. He qualified for the Australian Open and then won his first round match against fellow NextGen player Daniil Medvedev. The following month, he was awarded a wild card into the Abierto Mexicano Telcel, an ATP 500 event in Acapulco. At this tournament, he again won first round match over fellow American Stefan Kozlov.
In March, Escobedo was able to qualify for his first Masters event at the 2017 Miami Open, where he upset No. 43 Dan Evans to break through into the Top 100 of the ATP rankings. To start the clay court season, Escobedo played at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston and reached his first career ATP quarterfinal and semifinal, climbing to a career-high ranking of 73 with this success. His tournament was highlighted by a quarterfinal win over No. 2 seed and fellow American John Isner.
In February, Escobedo was able to qualify for the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco. He defeated top-ranked American Jack Sock in the first round for his first Top 10 win, continuing his success at tournaments in Mexico.
ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit
Singles: 10 (3–7)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Sep 2013||USA F24, Costa Mesa||Futures||Hard||Haythem Abid||1–6, 6–4, 5–7|
|Loss||0–2||Nov 2013||Mexico F19, Mérida||Futures||Hard||Nicolas Meister||7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–7(7–9)|
|Loss||0–3||May 2015||Mexico F4, Córdoba||Futures||Hard||Darian King||5–7, 7–5, 4–6|
|Loss||0–4||Jun 2015||USA F16B, Charlottesville||Futures||Hard||Tennys Sandgren||4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||0–5||Sep 2015||USA F27, Costa Mesa||Futures||Hard||Ryan Shane||4–6, 3–6|
|Loss||0–6||Apr 2016||São Paulo, Brazil||Challenger||Clay||Gonzalo Lama||2–6, 2–6|
|Win||1–6||Jul 2016||Lexington, US||Challenger||Hard||Frances Tiafoe||6–2, 6–7(6–8), 7–6(7–3)|
|Loss||1–7||Sep 2016||Cary, US||Challenger||Hard||James McGee||6–1, 1–6, 4–6|
|Win||2–7||Oct 2016||Monterrey, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Denis Kudla||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||3–7||Jul 2019||Granby, Canada||Challenger||Hard||Yasutaka Uchiyama||7-6(7-5), 6–4|
Singles performance timelineEdit
Current till 2018 Delray Beach Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||2R||Q3||Q1||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||Q1||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||1R||A||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|US Open||Q3||A||2R||1R||Q2||0 / 2||1–2||33%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||1–1||1–4||0–0||0 / 5||2–5||29%|
|ATP World Tour Masters 1000|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||Q1||Q1||2R||A||0 / 1||1-1||–|
|Miami Open||A||A||A||2R||Q2||A||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Madrid Open||A||A||A||1R||A||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Italian Open||A||A||A||1R||A||A||0 / 1||0–1||0%|
|Canadian Open||A||A||2R||A||A||0 / 1||1–1||50%|
|Cincinnati Open||A||A||A||Q1||A||0 / 0||0–0||–|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||2–4||0–0||0 / 4||2–4||33%|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0|
Wins over top 10 playersEdit
|1.||Jack Sock||10||Acapulco, Mexico||Hard||1R||7–5, 7–6(7–3)||123|
- ATP Profile
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- "The pronunciation by Ernesto Escobedo himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- "Ernesto Escobedo grinds out win in Citi Open qualifier". Washington Post. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
- "Mexican-American Ernesto Escobedo into Semifinals". Monterrey Open. Retrieved 31 July 2016.
- "Escobedo Becomes Newest Teen To Excel In Challengers". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 19 May 2016.