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Flávio Saretta Filho (born June 28, 1980) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil who turned professional in 1998.

Flávio Saretta
Flávio Saretta.jpg
Country (sports) Brazil
ResidenceAmericana, Brazil
Born (1980-06-28) June 28, 1980 (age 39)
Americana, Brazil
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,239,319
Singles
Career record77–80 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 44 (September 15, 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
French Open4R (2003)
Wimbledon3R (2002, 2003)
US Open3R (2003)
Doubles
Career record19–24 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 78 (July 26, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2004)
French Open1R (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon2R (2004)
Last updated on: 22 June 2018.
Flávio Saretta
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Men's Tennis
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place Rio de Janeiro 2007 Singles

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Tennis careerEdit

Saretta has won one ATP Tour doubles title, the 2004 Croatia Open Umag with José Acasuso, defeating Czech players Jaroslav Levinský and David Škoch in the final.

In 2004 he competed in the Tennis Olympic Tournament in both the singles and doubles tournaments. He was eliminated by Andy Roddick in the singles tournament round of 64 and, playing together with André Sá, he reached the doubles tournament round of 16, where he was eliminated by Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett, from Zimbabwe.

He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on September 15, 2003, when he became the number 44 of the world, capping what would be the best season of his professional career. He had his best results in all 4 of the Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the Round of 16 at Roland Garros. His clay court prowess was also evident when he was successful in defending his crown at the Bermuda Challenger tournament in April.

During the Hamburg Masters in 2006, Saretta scored one of his biggest wins against the Russian former World No. 1 Marat Safin, 5–7, 6–0, 6–4.

Flávio Saretta won the Rio Pan-American Games 2007, after saving 2 match-points at semi and at final against, respectively, Eduardo Schwank and Adrián García. In the end of 2007 Saretta had one of the biggest injuries of his entire career and he is out of the circuit since then.

In 2009, Saretta announced that he will stop playing professionally because he is tired of "fighting against the pain" of his injuries. He had an unsuccessful comeback in 2014, losing all his matches that year.

In 2015 Saretta became a tennis commentator for Bandsports, a Brazilian sports cable channel

Titles (12)Edit

Singles (7)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (4)
Grass (0)
Clay (3)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. January 1, 2001 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Guillermo Coria 7–6(7), 6–2
2. September 4, 2001 Curitiba, Brazil Clay   Luis Horna 7–6(3), 6–1
3. April 15, 2002 Bermuda, Bermuda Clay   Vince Spadea 6–3, 7–5
4. December 30, 2002 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Andres Dellatorre 7–6(5), 6–3
5. April 14, 2003 Bermuda, Bermuda Clay   Nicolás Massú 6–1, 6–4
6. August 8, 2005 Gramado, Brazil Hard   Jacob Adaktusson 6–1, 6–3
7. January 2, 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Thiago Alves 7–6(2), 6–3

Doubles (5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Challengers (4)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (4)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. September 2, 2001 Campinas, Brazil Clay   Edgardo Massa   Adriano Ferreira
  Antonio Prieto
1–6, 7–6(5), 6–4
2. July 19, 2004 Umag, Croatia Clay   José Acasuso   Jaroslav Levinský
  David Škoch
4–6, 6–2, 6–4
3. January 8, 2006 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Thiago Alves   Lucas Engel
  André Ghem
7–6(10), 6–3
4. November 12, 2006 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   André Ghem   Tomas Behrend
  Marcel Granollers
6–1, 6–4
5. October 19, 2008 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Franco Ferreiro   Daniel Gimeno Traver
  Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
6–3, 6–2

Runners-up (14)Edit

Singles (6)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (6)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. July 30, 2001 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard   Eric Taino 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
2. April 4, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Florent Serra 6–1, 6–4
3. June 6, 2005 Lugano, Switzerland Clay   Albert Montañés 7–5, 6–7(4), 7–6(5)
4. November 7, 2005 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay   Marcos Daniel 6–2, 1–6, 6–0
5. November 13, 2006 Asunción, Paraguay Clay   Guillermo Cañas 6–4, 6–1
6. March 12, 2007 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Santiago Giraldo 7–6(4), 6–2

Doubles (8)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (8)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (0)
Clay (6)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. October 9, 2000 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay   Fernando Meligeni   Hugo Armando
  Alexander Waske
7–6(4), 4–6, 7–6(7)
2. January 1, 2001 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Cedric Kauffmann   Noam Okun
  André Sá
6–4, 1–6, 6–4
3. March 12, 2001 Salinas, Ecuador Hard   Daniel Melo   Luis Horna
  David Nalbandian
6–4, 0–6, 6–1
4. July 9, 2001 Campinas, Brazil Clay   José de Armas   Edgardo Massa
  Leonardo Olguín
6–7(6), 6–2, 7–5
5. April 4, 2005 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Marcos Daniel   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Šnobel
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
6. July 3, 2007 Turin, Italy Clay   Pablo Andújar   Pablo Cuevas
  Horacio Zeballos
6–3, 6–1
7. September 8, 2008 Seville, Spain Clay   Rogério Dutra da Silva   David Marrero
  Pablo Santos
2–6, 6–2, [10–8]
8. March 9, 2009 Santiago, Chile Clay   Rogério Dutra da Silva   Sebastián Prieto
  Horacio Zeballos
7–6(2), 6–2

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