Gastón Etlis

Gastón Etlis (born 4 November 1974) is a former tennis player from Argentina.

Gastón Etlis
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1974-11-04) 4 November 1974 (age 45)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2006 (played sporadically after)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachHoracio de la Peña
Prize money$1,559,459
Career record30–56
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 114 (22 May 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1996)
French Open2R (1997)
WimbledonQ2 (1997, 1998, 2000)
US Open2R (2002)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1996)
Career record160–162
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 17 (10 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2003, 2004)
French OpenQF (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon3R (2003, 2005)
US Open2R (2000)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2004)

The right-hander won four career titles in doubles, and reached his highest ATP rankings of World No. 114 in singles May 2000 and World No. 17 in doubles in January 2005. Etlis' greatest success in singles came in the final tournament of his singles career, reaching the semifinals of Costa do Sauípe in 2003.

Tennis careerEdit

Etlis turned professional in 1993. He is of Jewish descent.[1]


Highlight victories include wins over World No. 40 Carlos Costa in 1995 and World No. 24 Marc Rosset in 1997.

Etlis competed in the singles events at the 1996 Australian Open and the 1996 and 1997 French Open. He then primarily focussed on doubles.[1]


From 2000, Etlis's primary doubles partner was Martin Rodriguez.

In 2000 and 2002, he reached the third round of the French Open.

Etlis competed in the doubles competition of the 2003 Australian Open; he and partner Rodriguez reached the semifinals. After defeating Leander Paes and David Rikl (6–3, 6–3) in the quarterfinals, they lost 3–6, 4–6 played to # 1 seed Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.[1] At the 2003 French Open Etlis and Rodriquez reached the quarterfinals, losing to Paul Haarhuis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov.[1] Etlis also competed in mixed doubles with Clarisa Fernández at Roland Garros in 2003. They lost in the quarterfinals to # 4 seed Cara Black and Wayne Black, 6–3, 6–3.[1] Etlis and Rodriguez reached the 3rd round at the 2003 Wimbledon tournament.

In 2004, Etlis and Rodriguez made it to the semifinals at the 2004 Australian Open, where they were defeated 6–2, 7–5 by Michaël Llodra and Fabrice Santoro.[1] They reached the quarterfinal of the 2004 French Open, where they were defeated 6–4, 6–4 by the Belgian team of Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus.[1] Etlis and Rodriguez won the Valencia International Series in April 2004.[1]


He represented Argentina at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, where he was defeated in the first round by South Africa's Wayne Ferreira.

In the 2004 Olympics he competed in the doubles event with partner Martin Rodriguez, defeating Tommy Robredo and Feliciano López of Spain in the first round and losing to the eventual gold medallists Fernando González and Nicolás Massú in the second.

Davis CupEdit

Etlis split two Davis Cup matches in 1996.[1]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (4 wins, 10 losses)Edit

Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP International Series (4–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (3)
Carpet (0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2000 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Martín Rodríguez   Byron Black
  Donald Johnson
3–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Jul 2000 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Jack Waite   Tomáš Cibulec
  Leoš Friedl
7–6(7–1), 7–5
Loss 0–3 Sep 2001 Costa Do Sauipe, Brazil Hard   Brent Haygarth   Enzo Artoni
  Daniel Melo
3–6, 6–1, 6–7
Win 1–3 Feb 2002 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Martín Rodríguez   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Luis Lobo
6–3, 6–4
Win 2–3 Feb 2002 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Martín Rodríguez   Simon Aspelin
  Andrew Kratzmann
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 2–4 Apr 2002 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Michael Hill
  Daniel Vacek
4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–5. Jul 2002 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   David Adams   Joshua Eagle
  David Rikl
3–6, 4–6
Win 3–5 Apr 2004 Valencia, Spain Clay   Martín Rodríguez   Feliciano López
  Marc López
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 3–6 Apr 2004 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Martín Rodríguez   Tim Henman
  Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 2–6
Loss 3–7 Sep 2004 Delray Beach, U.S. Clay   Martín Rodríguez   Leander Paes
  Radek Štěpánek
0–6, 3–6
Loss 3–8 Sep 2004 Palermo, Italy Clay   Martín Rodríguez   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Mariano Hood
5–7, 2–6
Loss 3–9 Oct 2004 Vienna, Austria Hard   Martín Rodríguez   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 3–10 Feb 2005 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Martín Rodríguez   David Ferrer
  Santiago Ventura
3–6, 4–6
Win 4–10 Aug 2005 New Haven, United States Hard   Martín Rodríguez   Rajeev Ram
  Bobby Reynolds
6–4, 6–3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Etlis, Gaston". Jews in Sports. Retrieved May 15, 2014.

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