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Leonardo Azzaro (Italian pronunciation: [leoˈnardo atˈtsaːro, - adˈdz-];[1][2] born 30 May 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Leonardo Azzaro
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Leonardo Azzaro at the 2006 Riviera di Rimini Challenger
Country (sports)Italy Italy
Born (1978-05-30) 30 May 1978 (age 41)
Florence, Italy
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1997
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$320,082
Singles
Career record0–3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 180 (1 November 2004)
Doubles
Career record3–10
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 94 (14 August 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2007)
Wimbledon1R (2006)
US Open1R (2007)

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CareerEdit

Azzaro won a silver medal for Italy at the 2001 Mediterranean Games in Tunisia. He defeated Slovenian Marko Tkalec in the semi-final, before losing the gold medal play-off to Konstantinos Economidis of Greece.

The left-handed player appeared in the main draw of three Grand Slams, all in the Men's Doubles, but never made it past the first round. At the 2007 US Open, Azzaro and his partner Filippo Volandri had to face the second seeds, Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.[3]

He retired in 2010, having won 20 ITF Futures titles, seven of them in singles, as well as winning 17 Challenger trophies for doubles.[4]

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2004 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay   Tobias Summerer 6–4, 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–2)

Doubles: (17)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 2001 San Benedetto, Italy Clay   Stefano Galvani   Stephen Huss
  Lee Pearson
3–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–4
2. 2002 Sassuolo, Italy Clay   Potito Starace   Manuel Jorquera
  Diego Moyano
6–3, 6–2
3. 2002 Donetsk, Ukraine Clay   Federico Browne   Mikhail Elgin
  Dmitry Vlasov
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–5
4. 2003 Ljubljana, Slovenia Clay   Gergely Kisgyörgy   Ivan Cerović
  Aleksander Slovic
7–6(7–3), 6–3
5. 2003 Budaors, Hungary Clay   Gergely Kisgyörgy   Tomáš Berdych
  Michal Navrátil
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
6. 2004 Turin, Italy Clay   Giorgio Galimberti   Hermes Gamonal
  Adrián García
6–1, 6–3
7. 2004 Cordenons, Italy Clay   Kornél Bardóczky   Andrea Merati
  Christophe Rochus
6–2, 6–0
8. 2004 Ischgl, Austria Carpet   Christopher Kas   Gianluca Bazzica
  Massimo Dell'Acqua
7–5, 6–3
9. 2005 Genoa, Italy Clay   Sergio Roitman   Marco Pedrini
  Andrea Stoppini
6–1, 6–4
10. 2005 Budapest, Hungary Clay   Sergio Roitman   Philipp Petzschner
  Lars Übel
6–3, 5–7, 6–3
11. 2006 Chiasso, Switzerland Clay   Lovro Zovko   Amir Hadad
  Roko Karanušić
6–2, 7–5
12. 2006 Trani, Italy Clay   Daniele Giorgini   Alessandro Motti
  Daniel Muñoz-de la Nava
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
13. 2007 Trani, Italy Clay   Daniele Giorgini   Fabio Colangelo
  Alessandro Motti
6–2, 7–5
14. 2007 Vigo, Spain Clay   Lamine Ouahab   Pablo Santos
  Igor Sijsling
2–6, 6–4, [10–7]
15. 2007 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Lovro Zovko   Jérémy Chardy
  Predrag Rusevski
6–3, 6–3
16. 2008 Rimini, Italy Clay   Marco Crugnola   Cătălin-Ionuț Gârd
  Matwe Middelkoop
6–1, 6–1
17. 2008 Napoli, Italy Clay   Alessandro Motti   Ismar Gorčić
  Antonio Maiorano
6–7(5–7), 6–3, [10–7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Leonardo". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  2. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Azzaro". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  4. ^ ATP World Tour Profile