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Julio Leonardo Peralta Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxuljo leoˈnaɾðo peˈɾalta maɾˈtines];[2] born 9 September 1981)[1] is a professional tennis player from Chile.[3] Peralta has captured six doubles titles at ATP World Tour and one singles challenger title.

Julio Peralta
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Country (sports) Chile
ResidenceSantiago, Chile
Miami, Florida, United States[1]
Born (1981-09-09) 9 September 1981 (age 37)
Paramaribo, Suriname[1]
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$617,988
Singles
Career record0–1 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 212 (December 1, 2003)
Doubles
Career record72–51 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 29 (16 October 2017)
Current rankingNo. 33 (17 September 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017, 2018)
French OpenQF (2017)
Wimbledon2R (2017, 2018)
US Open2R (2017, 2018)
Last updated on: 20 September 2018.

Peralta has found success in the late stage of his career in doubles tournaments, reaching no. 29 in the ATP Rankings.

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CareerEdit

Peralta turned pro in 2000, and had his best year in his singles career in 2003, year which he won a challenger tournament, the BH Tennis Open International Cup in Belo Horizonte. In 2005, he retired, then made a comeback in 2007 at futures tournaments. Julio competed throughout 2008, but he suffered an injury the next year.

He made his comeback (after long, exhausting, two-year injury) in the 2011 Sparkassen Open, winning comfortably the first two qualifying rounds, against Stefan Seifert and David Goffin (no. 220). In the main tournament, he defeated Victor Crivoi.

After a long hiatus, he returned in the 2014 Napa Challenger doubles tournament partnering Matt Seeberger. In early November, he won the titles in both singles and doubles USA F30 tournament. He did not lose a single set in main draw in both tournaments. In Chile F9 tournament he made the singles final, losing to Hans Podlipnik-Castillo and the following week won the doubles tournament in Chile F10 partnering Seeberger.

2015: Challenger TourEdit

Peralta played many challenger tournaments this year, reaching seven finals, winning four and partnering Horacio Zeballos in three of these titles. With these victories, Peralta rose almost 400 positions in the ranking, ending the year at no. 105.

2016: Three ATP Doubles titlesEdit

He broke through onto the ATP World Tour doubles circuit in 2016, winning the Brazil Open, the Swiss Open and the Moselle Open with Horacio Zeballos. He won his first match in a Grand Slam at the French Open, partnering Denis Kudla, but the duo lost in the second round. Peralta also won six challenger tournaments, partnering Zeballos in four, in one with Dennis Novikov, and at Santiago with countryman Hans Podlipnik. Peralta tied with Matt Reid and John-Patrick Smith for most Challenger titles in doubles for the year. Peralta finished the year ranked 44th in the world in doubles, and the highest ranked Chilean player in singles or doubles, record he has held since then.

2017: Another title, French Open quarterfinalsEdit

Peralta and Zeballos reached the final of the Ecuador Open, but lost to James Cerretani and Philipp Oswald. They went on to win the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. At the French Open, he partnered Zeballos to reach the quarterfinals. This saw his ranking jump to a career high of no. 35.

In the rest of the year, Peralta reached two more tournament finals with Zeballos, and another one with Santiago González, with whom reached quarterfinals at Shangai Masters too. With these results, Peralta ended the year at no. 29, his best position yet.

2018: Two titlesEdit

Peralta had a bad beginning of the year, with semifinals at 2018 ASB Classic as the only notable result. Julio and Horacio Zeballos reunited for attempting a defense of their title in the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, but they lost in first round. They also tried to imitate their past year quarterfinals run on the French Open, but they lost in second round. Partnering with Roman Jebavy, they reached semifinals of the 2018 Antalya Open.

Peralta and Zeballos partnered again for the 2018 Wimbledon and won over 16th seeds Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald in first round, but then lost in second round. The partnership went on and they won the 2018 Swedish Open, beating at the final the italian couple Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini. The following week Peralta and Zeballos won another title, the 2018 German Open, a first in the ATP 500 for any of them. In the final, they defeated Oliver Marach and Mate Pavić.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 10 (6 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (5–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–3)
Clay (5–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (5–2)
Indoor (1–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2016 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Pablo Carreño Busta
  David Marrero
4–6, 6–1, [10–5]
Win 2–0 Jul 2016 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
7–6(7–2), 6–2
Win 3–0 Sep 2016 Moselle Open, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Horacio Zeballos   Mate Pavić
  Michael Venus
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 3–1 Feb 2017 Ecuador Open, Ecuador 250 Series Clay   Horacio Zeballos   James Cerretani
  Philipp Oswald
3−6, 1−2 ret.
Win 4–1 Apr 2017 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, US 250 Series Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Dustin Brown
  Frances Tiafoe
4–6, 7–5, [10–6]
Loss 4–2 Aug 2017 Winston-Salem Open, US 250 Series Hard   Horacio Zeballos   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
3−6, 4−6
Loss 4–3 Sep 2017 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   Horacio Zeballos   Roman Jebavý
  Matwé Middelkoop
4–6, 4–6
Loss 4–4 Oct 2017 European Open, Belgium 250 Series Hard (i)   Santiago González   Scott Lipsky
  Divij Sharan
4–6, 6–2, [5–10]
Win 5–4 Jul 2018 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Simone Bolelli
  Fabio Fognini
6–3, 6–4
Win 6–4 Jul 2018 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Oliver Marach
  Mate Pavić
6–1, 4–6, [10–6]

ATP Challenger & ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles (8–6)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Series (1–0)
ITF Futures Series (7–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 28 August 2000 Peru F1, Peru Clay   Júlio Silva 6–7(4–7), 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 4 December 2000 Chile F9, Chile Clay   Patricio Rudi 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 0–6
Runner-up 3. 16 July 2001 Romania F3, Romania Clay   Gabriel Moraru 6–7(6–8), 6–7(3–7)
Winner 1. 3 September 2001 Peru F2, Peru Clay   Yohny Romero 6–3, 6–3
Winner 2. 24 September 2001 Bolivia F2, Bolivia Clay   Phillip Harboe 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 8 October 2001 Paraguay F1, Paraguay Clay   Sebastián Decoud 3–6, 1–6
Winner 3. 14 April 2003 Chile F3, Chile Clay   Phillip Harboe 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 28 July 2003 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Hard   Danai Udomchoke 7–6(8–6), 1–6, 6–1
Winner 5. 2 August 2004 Chile F1-A, Chile Clay   Damián Patriarca 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 9 August 2004 Chile F1-B, Chile Clay   Cristian Villagrán 4–6, 4–6
Winner 6. 27 October 2008 Chile F4, Chile Clay   Jorge Aguilar 6–4, 6–2
Winner 7. 3 November 2008 Chile F5, Chile Clay   Bruno Tiberti 6–0, 6–2
Winner 8. 4 November 2014 USA F5, United States Clay   Jean-Yves Aubone 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1 December 2014 Chile F9, Chile Clay   Hans Podlipnik-Castillo 2–6, 3–6

Doubles (18–10)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Series (10–6)
ITF Futures Series (8–4)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1 October 2001 Bolivia F3, Bolivia Clay   Felipe Parada   Federico Cardinali
  Sergio Elias
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 22 April 2002 Jamaica F3, Jamaica Hard   Kepler Orellana   Diego Ayala
  Adam Kennedy
5–7, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 20 January 2003 USA F2, USA Hard   Felipe Parada   Ignacio Hirigoyen
  Tripp Phillips
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 4. 27 January 2003 USA F3, USA Hard   Felipe Parada   Ryan Sachire
  Tripp Phillips
w/o
Winner 1. 27 October 2008 Chile F4, Chile Clay   Mathieu Guenat   Cristóbal Saavedra Corvalán
  Ángel Torres
6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 3 November 2014 USA F30, USA Clay   Matt Seeberger   Cătălin-Ionuț Gârd
  Alex Rybakov
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 8 December 2014 Chile F10, Chile Clay   Mathieu Guenat   Martín Cuevas
  Gustavo Guerses
6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 15 December 2014 Chile F11, Chile Clay   Ricardo Urzúa-Rivera   Nicolás Arreche
  Tomás Lipovsek Puches
7–5, 6–0
Winner 5. 22 December 2014 Chile F12, Chile Clay   Hans Podlipnik   Ariel Behar
  Gonzalo Lama
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 6. 23 February 2015 Panama F1, Panama Clay   Darian King   Iván Endara
  Eduardo Agustín Torre
w/o
Winner 7. 2 March 2015 Nicaragua F1, Nicaragua Clay   Juan Sebastián Gómez   Keith-Patrick Crowley
  Hans Hach Verdugo
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 20 April 2015 Savannah, United States Clay   Dennis Novikov   Guillermo Durán
  Horacio Zeballos
4–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 27 April 2015 Tallahassee, United States Clay   Dennis Novikov   Somdev Devvarman
  Sanam Singh
6–2, 6–4
Winner 9. 1 June 2015 USA F16-A, USA Hard   Matt Seeberger   Tennys Sandgren
  Rhyne Williams
3–6, 6–3, [10–8]
Runner-up 6. 8 June 2015 Moscow, Russia Clay   Matt Seeberger   Renzo Olivo
  Horacio Zeballos
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 13 July 2015 Poznań, Poland Clay   Matt Seeberger   Mikhail Elgin
  Mateusz Kowalczyk
6–3, 3–6, [6–10]
Winner 10. 12 October 2015 Corrientes, Argentina Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Guillermo Durán
  Máximo González
6–2, 6–3
Winner 11. 2 November 2015 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Nicolás Barrientos
  Eduardo Struvay
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. 9 November 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Guido Andreozzi
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 8. 4 January 2016 Mendoza, Argentina Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Máximo González
  José Hernández-Fernández
6–4, 3–6, [1–10]
Winner 13. 25 January 2016 Bucaramanga, Colombia Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Sergio Galdós
  Luis David Martínez
6–2, 6–2
Winner 14. 7 March 2016 Santiago, Chile Clay   Hans Podlipnik   Facundo Bagnis
  Máximo González
7–6(7–4), 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 15. 25 April 2016 Tallahassee, United States Clay   Dennis Novikov   Peter Luczak
  Marc Polmans
3–6, 6–4, [12–10]
Runner-up 9. 30 May 2016 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay   Hans Podlipnik   Aliaksandr Bury
  Igor Zelenay
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. 25 July 2016 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Facundo Argüello   Julian Knowle
  Igor Zelenay
4–6, 5–7
Winner 16. 25 July 2016 Genova, Italy Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Aliaksandr Bury
  Andrei Vasilevski
6–4, 6–3
Winner 17. 10 October 2016 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Sergio Galdós
  Fernando Romboli
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–1)
Winner 18. 17 October 2016 Santiago, Chile Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Máximo González
  Sergio Galdós
6–3, 6–4

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 0–2
French Open A 2R QF 2R 5–3
Wimbledon A 1R 2R 2R 2–3
US Open 1R 1R 2R 2R 2–4
Win–Loss 0–1 1–3 5–4 3–4 9–12
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R 0–1
Miami Open A A A A 0–0
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 0–0
Madrid Open A A A A 0–0
Italian Open A A A 1R 0–1
Canadian Open A A A A 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 0–0
Shanghai Masters A A QF QF 4–2
Paris Masters A A 2R 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–2 2–3 5–5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c ATP – Players – Profile
  2. ^ "The pronunciation by Julio Peralta himself". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  3. ^ Julio Peralta volverá al ranking ATP Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine 27 Jun 2011 – "El tenista chileno Julio Peralta logró clasificar al cuadro principal del ... El jugador nacional con un revés envidiable, Julio Peralta (sin ranking)

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