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Li Zhe (Chinese: 李喆; pinyin: Lǐ Zhé; Mandarin pronunciation: [lì ʈʂɤ̌];[1] born September 20, 1986) is a Chinese tennis player who plays in the ATP World Tour. On 21 March 2016, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of 210. His highest doubles ranking of 136 was achieved on 28 February 2011. He is currently ranked 242 in singles and ranked 144 in doubles.[2] In December 2018 Li defeated his compatriot Ze Zhang in three sets to win the 2019 AO Asia-Pac Wildcard Play-off. This secured a wildcard place for Li to make his grand slam singles debut aged 32 at the 2019 Australian Open.[3]

Li Zhe
李喆
Li Z. WMQ16 (13) (27595548344).jpg
Country (sports) China
ResidenceTianjin, China
Born (1986-09-20) 20 September 1986 (age 33)
Tianjin, China
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachChristophe Lambert
Prize money$ 544,642
Singles
Career record6–9
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 210 (21 March 2016)
Current rankingNo. 230 (1 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2019)
French OpenQ2 (2016)
WimbledonQ2 (2016)
US OpenQ1 (2019)
Doubles
Career record8–25
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 136 (28 February 2011)
Current rankingNo. 143 (1 July 2019)
Last updated on: 4 July 2019.

PersonalEdit

Li Zhe was born in Tianjin, China on September 20, 1986.[2] He began playing tennis at age 8 and turned professional in 2004. He plays right-handed, and his favorite surface is hard court. He is 6 feet, 1 inch (185 cm) and 178 pounds (81 kg).[4] His goal as a professional tennis player is to enter the top 100 ranked tennis players in the world.[5]

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 25 (14–11)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0–1)
ITF Futures Tour (14–10)
Titles by Surface
Hard (14–11)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2008 China F3, Taizhou Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin 4–6, 5–7
Win 1–1 Apr 2008 China F4, Taizhou Futures Hard   Satoshi Iwabuchi 2–6, 7–5, 7–5
Win 2–1 Apr 2010 China F4, Guiyang Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin 6–4, 6–3
Loss 2–2 Apr 2011 China F4, Chengdu Futures Hard   Im Kyu-tae 6–7(8–10), 1–6
Win 3–2 Jul 2011 Canada F3, Mississauga Futures Hard   Steven Diez 6–2, 6–3
Win 4–2 May 2012 Israel F8, Ramat HaSharon Futures Hard   Chang Yu 6–4, 7–5
Win 5–2 Jun 2012 China F9, Shenyang Futures Hard   Wu Di 1–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Win 6–2 Mar 2014 China F1, Guangzhou Futures Hard   Bai Yan 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–1
Loss 6–3 Jun 2014 China F7, Putian Futures Hard   Bai Yan 2–6, 1–6
Loss 6–4 Jul 2014 China F8, Shenzhen Futures Hard   Bai Yan 6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Win 7–4 Jul 2014 China F9, Zhangjiagang Futures Hard   Nikola Milojević 6–2, 6–2
Loss 7–5 May 2015 China F5, Wuhan Futures Hard   Wu Di 6–3, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 8–5 May 2015 China F6, Wuhan Futures Hard   Bai Yan 6–4, 6–3
Loss 8–6 Jun 2015 China F8, Zhangjiagang Futures Hard   Wu Di 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
Win 9–6 Jul 2015 China F10, Xi'an Futures Hard   Zhang Ze 6–2, 2–6, 6–4
Win 10–6 Jul 2015 China F11, Xi'an Futures Hard   He Yecong 6–1, 6–1
Loss 10–7 Oct 2015 Australia F6, Alice Springs Futures Hard   Robin Staněk 2–6, 3–6
Loss 10–8 Jul 2016 China F10, Longyan Futures Hard   Lee Duck-hee 4–6, 4–6
Loss 10–9 Jan 2017 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   Janko Tipsarević 2–6, 3–6
Win 11–9 Apr 2017 China F4, Luzhou Futures Hard   Shuichi Sekiguchi 6–3, 6–0
Loss 11–10 Jul 2017 China F10, Kunshan Futures Hard   Prajnesh Gunneswaran 3–6, 1–6
Loss 11–11 Jul 2017 China F14, Tianjin Futures Hard   Nikola Milojević 4–6, 2–6
Win 12–11 Apr 2018 Japan F5, Kashiwa Futures Hard   Yusuke Takahashi 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 7–5
Win 13–11 Jun 2018 China F7, Luzhou Futures Hard   Wu Di 2–6, 6–2, 6–2
Win 14–11 Jun 2018 China F8, Yinchuan Futures Hard   Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul 6–3, 6–3

Doubles: 77 (52–25)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (6–6)
ITF Futures Tour (46–19)
Titles by Surface
Hard (50–23)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2005 China F4, Tianjin Futures Hard   Wang Yu jr.   David To
  Marcus Walker
6–1, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Mar 2006 China F5, Guangzhou Futures Hard   Xue Feng   James Cerretani
  Jesse Huta Galung
6–4, 3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 1–2 Aug 2006 Italy F25, Imperia Futures Clay   Wang Yu jr.   Fabio Colangelo
  Mattia Livraghi
4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Aug 2006 Italy F27, Bolzano Futures Clay   Wang Yu jr.   Dušan Karol
  David Luque-Velasco
3–6, 5–7
Win 2–3 May 2007 China F2, Tianjin Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Chang Huai-en
  Lee Hsin-han
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Win 3–3 May 2007 China F3, Beijing Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Matthew Ebden
  Jose Statham
0–6, 6–3, 7–5
Loss 3–4 Nov 2007 China F8, Wuxi Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Antal van der Duim
  Boy Westerhof
6–7(5–7), 4–6
Loss 3–5 Mar 2008 Japan F1, Tokyo Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Hiroki Kondo
  Hiroyasu Sato
6–3, 6–7(3–7), [2–10]
Win 4–5 Apr 2008 Japan F3, Kōfu Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   G.D. Jones
  Daniel King-Turner
6–1, 7–5
Loss 4–6 May 2008 Korea Rep. F4, Seogwipo Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Yaoki Ishii
  Hiroki Kondo
4–6, 5–7
Win 5–6 Jun 2008 Japan F6, Akishima Futures Carpet   Gong Maoxin   Wang Yu jr.
  Xu Junchao
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 6–6 Jul 2008 Japan F7, Ariake Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Minh Le
  Lee Hsin-han
6–2, 6–1
Win 7–6 Sep 2008 Japan F8, Osaka Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Hiroki Kondo
  Hiroyasu Sato
6–4, 6–3
Loss 7–7 Jan 2009 China F1, Guangzhou Futures Hard   Wang Yu jr.   Lee Hsin-han
  Yang Tsung-hua
0–6, 3–6
Loss 7–8 Apr 2009 Korea Rep. F1, Daegu Futures Hard   Kim Young-jun   G.D. Jones
  Daniel King-Turner
2–6, 4–6
Loss 7–9 Apr 2009 Korea Rep. F2, Seogwipo Futures Hard   Clément Reix   Satoshi Iwabuchi
  Gouichi Motomura
3–6, 2–6
Win 8–9 Apr 2009 Korea Rep. F3, Changwon Futures Hard   Wang Yu jr.   Ervin Eleskovic
  Frederik Nielsen
6–2, 6–3
Loss 8–10 May 2009 Korea Rep. F4, Gimcheon Futures Hard   Wang Yu jr.   G.D. Jones
  Daniel King-Turner
4–6, 1–6
Win 9–10 Aug 2009 China F7, Ningbo Futures Hard   Wang Yu jr.   Gong Maoxin
  Xue Feng
4–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Loss 9–11 Sep 2009 Australia F6, Darwin Futures Hard   Wang Yu jr.   Kaden Hensel
  Adam Hubble
4–6, 3–6
Loss 9–12 Feb 2010 Azerbaijan F1, Baku Futures Hard (i)   Gong Maoxin   Petru-Alexandru Luncanu
  Matwé Middelkoop
7–6(9–7), 3–6, [10–12]
Loss 9–13 Apr 2010 China F3, Chongqing Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Wu Di
  Zhang Ze
3–6, 6–1, [8–10]
Win 10–13 Apr 2010 China F4, Guiyang Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Chang Yao-lun
  Daniel Yoo
5–7, 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 10–14 Apr 2010 Korea F3, Changwon Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Nikolaus Moser
  Max Raditschnigg
2–6, 6–2, [5–10]
Loss 10–15 May 2010 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Gong Maoxin   Brendan Evans
  Toshihide Matsui
6–3, 3–6, [8–10]
Win 11–15 Jun 2010 China F5, Wuhan Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Ma Yanan
  Yu Xinyuan
7–5, 6–3
Win 12–15 Jun 2010 China F6, Jiaxing Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Gao Peng
  Gao Wan
6–4, 6–3
Win 13–15 Aug 2010 Karshi, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard   Gong Maoxin   Divij Sharan
  Vishnu Vardhan
6–3, 6–1
Win 14–15 Sep 2010 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   Gong Maoxin   Yuki Bhambri
  Ryler DeHeart
6–3, 6–4
Win 15–15 Oct 2010 China F8, Shanghai Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Harri Heliövaara
  Jose Statham
7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)
Win 16–15 Jan 2011 China F1, Mengzi Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Lee Hsin-han
  Yi Chu-huan
6–1, 6–1
Win 17–15 Jan 2011 China F2, Mengzi Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Lee Hsin-han
  Yi Chu-huan
4–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Win 18–15 Apr 2011 China F3, Chengdu Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Chen Ti
  Xu Junchao
6–0, 6–3
Win 19–15 Apr 2011 China F4, Chengdu Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Im Kyu-tae
  Hiroki Kondo
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win 20–15 Jun 2011 China F7, Shenzhen Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Jun Woong-sun
  Daniel Yoo
6–0, 6–3
Win 21–15 Jun 2011 China F8, Huizhou Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Gao Peng
  Gao Wan
6–4, 6–2
Win 22–15 Jul 2011 Canada F3, Mississauga Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Peter Aarts
  Daniel Chu
6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Win 23–15 Oct 2011 Indonesia F4, Jakarta Futures Hard   Yi Chu-huan   Yuki Bhambri
  Rohan Gajjar
6–3, 6–2
Win 24–15 Nov 2011 Thailand F5, Phuket Futures Hard (i)   Kelsey Stevenson   Weerapat Doakmaiklee
  Kirati Siributwong
6–4, 4–6, [10–3]
Win 25–15 Apr 2012 China F5, Chengdu Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Chang Yu
  Wu Di
2–2 ret.
Win 26–15 May 2012 Israel F7, Ashkelon Futures Hard   Chang Yu   Saar Steele
  Amir Weintraub
6–3, 6–2
Win 27–15 May 2012 China F8, Fuzhou Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Takuto Niki
  Arata Onozawa
6–2, 6–3
Win 28–15 Jul 2012 China F10, Shenyang Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Huang Liang-chi
  Yi Chu-huan
6–4, 7–5
Win 29–15 Dec 2012 Hong Kong F2, Hong Kong Futures Hard   Chang Yu   Gao Peng
  Patrik Rosenholm
6–4, 6–4
Loss 29–16 Feb 2013 Turkey F6, Antalya Futures Hard   Chang Yu   Chen Ti
  Hiroki Kondo
0–6, 2–6
Win 30–16 Feb 2013 Turkey F7, Antalya Futures Hard   Chang Yu   Mate Delić
  Ilija Vučić
7–5, 3–6, [11–9]
Win 31–16 May 2013 China F4, Fuzhou Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Gao Peng
  Gao Wan
6–4, 2–6, [12–10]
Win 32–16 Mar 2014 China F3, Yuxi Futures Hard   Wu Di   Lim Yong-kyu
  Nam Ji-sung
6–4, 6–4
Win 33–16 Apr 2014 China F4, Chengdu Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Huang Liang-chi
  Hung Jui-chen
6–3, 6–4
Win 34–16 Apr 2014 China F5, Chengdu Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Victor Baluda
  Ilya Ivashka
0–1 ret.
Win 35–16 May 2014 Thailand F4, Bangkok Futures Hard   Christopher Rungkat   Phassawit Burapharitta
  Grittaboon Prahmanee
6–0, 6–1
Win 36–16 Jun 2014 China F7, Putian Futures Hard   Gong Maoxin   Peng Hsien-yin
  Yang Tsung-hua
6–1, 6–3
Loss 36–17 Jan 2015 Turkey F2, Antalya Futures Hard   Kim Cheong-eui   Artem Smirnov
  Volodymyr Uzhylovskyi
3–6, 0–6
Loss 36–18 Jan 2015 Turkey F3, Antalya Futures Hard   Ruan Roelofse   Lucas Miedler
  Maximilian Neuchrist
4–6, 4–6
Win 37–18 Feb 2015 Turkey F4, Antalya Futures Hard   Ruan Roelofse   Jan Choinski
  Kevin Krawietz
6–3, 4–6, [10–2]
Win 38–18 Mar 2015 Japan F3, Kōfu Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Takashi Saito
  Yusuke Watanuki
6–0, 6–7(4–7), [10–1]
Win 39–18 Apr 2015 China F4, Yuxi Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Kim Cheong-eui
  Boy Westerhof
6–4, 6–4
Win 40–18 May 2015 China F6, Wuhan Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Bai Yan
  Arata Onozawa
7–5, 6–3
Win 41–18 Jun 2015 Gimcheon, Korea, Rep. Challenger Hard   Jose Statham   Dean O'Brien
  Ruan Roelofse
6–4, 6–2
Win 42–18 Jul 2015 China F10, Xi'an Futures Hard   Sriram Balaji   Bai Yan
  Chen Ti
4–6, 7–6(7–2), [13–11]
Loss 42–19 Jul 2015 China F11, Xi'an Futures Hard   Sriram Balaji   Bai Yan
  Hsieh Cheng-peng
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [7–10]
Loss 42–20 Sep 2015 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   Chen Ti   Bai Yan
  Riccardo Ghedin
2–6, 5–7
Win 43–20 Oct 2015 Australia F6, Alice Springs Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Alex Bolt
  Jordan Thompson
3–6, 6–3, [10–1]
Win 44–20 Oct 2015 Australia F7, Cairns Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Finn Tearney
  Yusuke Watanuki
6–1, 6–2
Win 45–20 May 2016 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Bai Yan   Sander Arends
  Tristan-Samuel Weissborn
6–3, 3–6, [11–9]
Win 46–20 Jul 2016 China F10, Longyan Futures Hard   Bai Yan   Sun Fajing
  Wang Aoran
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 46–21 Aug 2016 Chengdu, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Gao Xin   Gong Maoxin
  Zhang Ze
3–6, 6–4, [11–13]
Loss 46–22 Sep 2016 Shanghai, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Gao Xin   Hsieh Cheng-peng
  Yi Chu-huan
6–7(6–8), 7–5, [0–10]
Win 47–22 Apr 2017 China F4, Luzhou Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Peng Hsien-yin
  Jimmy Wang
4–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Loss 47–23 May 2017 China F7, Wuhan Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Shintaro Imai
  Kaichi Uchida
6–4, 4–6, [8–10]
Win 48–23 Jul 2017 China F10, Kunshan Futures Hard   Gao Xin   He Yecong
  Zhang Zhizhen
6–3, 6–2
Win 49–23 Jul 2017 China F11, Shenzhen Futures Hard   Gao Xin   Wu Hao
  Xia Zihao
7–6(7–4), 6–2
Win 50–23 Oct 2017 Australia F6, Toowoomba Futures Hard   Bradley Mousley   Nathan Pasha
  Darren Polkinghorne
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Win 51–23 Jul 2018 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard   Alex Lawson   JC Aragone
  Liam Broady
7–6(7–2), 6–3
Loss 51–24 Nov 2018 Kobe, Japan Challenger Hard (i)   Go Soeda   Gonçalo Oliveira
  Akira Santillan
6–2, 4–6, [10–12]
Win 52–24 Feb 2019 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard   Gonçalo Oliveira   Enrique López Pérez
  Hiroki Moriya
6–2, 6–1
Loss 52–25 Mar 2019 Shenzhen, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Gonçalo Oliveira   Hsieh Cheng-peng
  Christopher Rungkat
4–6, 6–3, [6–10]

RankingsEdit

Year end ATP rankingsEdit

Year Singles Doubles
2012 385 359
2011 374 181
2010 449 146
2009 753 396
2008 552 548
2007 894 600
2006 968 453
2005 1187 666
2004 n/a  n/a

SponsorshipEdit

In November 2010, Zhe Li signed as a spokesperson for Dunlop Sport, after gaining recognition as the captain of the Chinese national men's tennis team and winning the China Tennis Grand Prix men's doubles title.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The pronunciation by Li Zhe himself". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  2. ^ a b "Zhe Li – Tennis Players - Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2019-05-20.
  3. ^ https://www.tennisworldusa.org/amp_tennis/news/On_the_ATP_results_with/63491/-2019-ao-asiapac-wildcard-playoff-zhe-li-makes-grand-slam-debut-at-32/
  4. ^ "Pro Circuit - Player Profile - LI, Zhe (CHN)". ITF Tennis. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  5. ^ "Google Translate". Translate.google.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05.
  6. ^ "Google Translate". Translate.google.com. Retrieved 2013-09-05.

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