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Iván Navarro Pastor (Spanish pronunciation: [iˈβan naˈβaro pasˈtoɾ]; born 19 October 1981) is a retired professional tennis player from Spain. He was sponsored by Head and Li-Ning for his racquets and attire. He employed the serve-and-volley strategy, very much like his compatriot Feliciano López. During his playing career, he had a unique habit of changing racquets each game, using one racquet for serving and another for returning. He reached a career high singles ranking of 67 in March 2009.[1]

Iván Navarro
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Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceSan Vicente del Raspeig, Spain
Born (1981-10-19) 19 October 1981 (age 37)
Alicante, Spain
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,208,116
Singles
Career record35–65
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 67 (2 March 2009)
Current rankingNo. 224 (27 August 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2009)
French Open2R (2007)
Wimbledon1R (2004, 2007, 2009)
US Open2R (2009)
Doubles
Career record18–36
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 127 (2 March 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2009)
French Open1R (2009)
Wimbledon1R (2007, 2009)
US Open1R (2007, 2008)
Last updated on: August 27, 2012.

He defeated Ivo Karlović in the first round of the 2009 US Open before falling to former World No. 21 Taylor Dent in a five-set match in the second round. Navarro saved three match points in the decisive fifth-set tiebreak against Dent before the American hit a return winner to close out the match, 6-4, 5-7, 6-7 (1), 7-5, 7-6 (9).[2] Navarro announced his retirement in April 2013.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player Statistics, Iván Navarro". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2010-01-16.
  2. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep/05/sports/sp-dwyre-us-open5
  3. ^ http://www.tennisalternative.com/saint-brieuc-challenger-2013-1st-round-ivan-navarro-retires-from-tennis-rn2167.html

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