Lucas Arnold Ker

Lucas Arnold Ker (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlukas aɾˈnol ˈkeɾ];[1] born 12 October 1974) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. Arnold Ker started playing tennis in the Olivos Tenis Club of Buenos Aires, under coach Malcolm Campbell. He is the younger brother of Patricio Arnold.

Lucas Arnold Ker
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1974-10-12) 12 October 1974 (age 46)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2016
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$ 1,635,992
Singles
Career record22–31
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 77 (20 July 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1999)
French Open2R (1998)
Wimbledon1R (1998)
US Open3R (1998)
Doubles
Career record301–258
Career titles15
Highest rankingNo. 21 (8 March 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2002, 2008, 2009)
French OpenSF (1997)
Wimbledon3R (2001)
US Open3R (2003)

He is right-handed and turned professional in 1994. He has played several times for the Argentine Davis Cup team, where he made his debut in 1997 against Venezuela. He was Roger Federer's opponent in the Swiss' first professional match in 1998, beating the 17-year-old future great in straight sets.

CancerEdit

In August 2006, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. The testicle was removed, and he successfully underwent chemotherapy. In 2008, he was in remission and returned to playing professional tennis.[2]

Career titlesEdit

Doubles: 33 (15 wins, 18 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Pertner Opponents Score
Win 1. Aug 1996 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Pablo Albano   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
6–1, 6–3
Loss 1. Oct 1996 Marbella, Spain Clay   Pablo Albano   Lucas Arnold
  Jack Waite
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win 2. Jun 1999 Merano, Italy Clay   Jaime Oncins   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Eric Taino
6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Win 3. Aug 1999 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Mariano Hood   Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–2
Win 4. Sep 1999 Mallorca, Spain Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Alberto Berasategui
  Francisco Roig
6–1, 6–4
Win 5. Oct 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Martín García   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Francisco Montana
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 2. Feb 2000 San Jose, U.S. Hard   Eric Taino   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
1–6, 4–6
Win 6. Mar 2000 Bogotà, Colombia Clay   Pablo Albano   Joan Balcells
  Mauricio Hadad
7-6(7–4), 1–6, 6–2
Loss 3. Jul 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Donald Johnson   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Win 7. Feb 2001 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Win 8. Feb 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 4. Feb 2002 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Luis Lobo   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
3–6, 4–6
Loss 5. Apr 2002 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Gastón Etlis   Michael Hill
  Daniel Vacek
4–6, 4–6
Loss 6. Jul 2002 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Àlex Corretja   Robbie Koenig
  Thomas Shimada
6–7, 4–6
Win 9. Sep 2002 Palermo, Italy Clay   Luis Lobo   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 7. Feb 2003 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   David Nalbandian   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
2–6, 2–6
Loss 8. Apr 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Mariano Hood   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
1–6, 2–6
Win 10. May 2003 Valencia, Spain Clay   Mariano Hood   Brian MacPhie
  Nenad Zimonjić
6-1, 6–7(7–9), 6-4
Loss 9. Jul 2003 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Mariano Hood   Simon Aspelin
  Massimo Bertolini
7–6, 0–6, 4–6
Win 11. Sep 2003 Palermo, Italy Clay   Mariano Hood   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
7-6(8–6), 6–7(3–7), 6–3
Loss 10. Oct 2003 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Mariano Hood   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
4–6, 2–6
Win 12. Feb 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Mariano Hood   Federico Browne
  Diego Veronelli
7–5, 6–7(2–7), 6–4
Loss 11. Jul 2004 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Martín García   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
3–6, 5–7
Win 13. Sep 2004 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Mariano Hood   José Acasuso
  Óscar Hernández
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 14. Oct 2004 Palermo, Italy Clay   Mariano Hood   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
7-5, 6–2
Loss 12. Oct 2004 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Mariano Hood   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7, 2–6
Loss 13. Apr 2005 Valencia, Spain Clay   Mariano Hood   Fernando González
  Martín Rodríguez
4–6, 4–6
Win 15. May 2005 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay   Paul Hanley   Martin Damm
  Mariano Hood
6–3, 6–4
Loss 14. Aug 2005 Sopot, Poland Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
6–7(7–9), 4–6
Loss 15. Apr 2006 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Leoš Friedl   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Vízner
3–6, 1–6
Loss 16. Jul 2006 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay   Christopher Kas   Alberto Martín
  Fernando Vicente
4–6, 3–6
Loss 17. Jul 2008 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Olivier Rochus   James Cerretani
  Victor Hănescu
3–6, 5–7
Loss 18. Feb 2009 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay   Juan Mónaco   Marcel Granollers
  Tommy Robredo
4–6, 5–7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ dariozatra (14 September 2009). "Testimonio Lucas Arnold Ker". YouTube (in Spanish). Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Davis, Robert (22 August 2008). "Lucas Learns to Live Again". Association of Tennis Professionals.

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