Lucas Arnold Ker

Lucas Arnold Ker (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlukas aɾˈnol ˈkeɾ];[1] born 12 October 1974) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina.

Lucas Arnold Ker
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1974-10-12) 12 October 1974 (age 47)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2016
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$ 1,745,936
Singles
Career record22–31
Career titles0
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 77 (20 July 1998)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (1998, 1999)
French Open2R (1998)
Wimbledon1R (1998)
US Open3R (1998)
Doubles
Career record299–258
Career titles15
19 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 21 (8 March 2004)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open3R (1999, 2002, 2008, 2009)
French OpenSF (1997)
Wimbledon3R (2001)
US Open3R (2003)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open2R (2002, 2004)
French OpenQF (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2009)
US Open2R (2001)
Last updated on: 7 August 2021.

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.

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]

ATP Tour career finalsEdit

Doubles: 33 (15 titles, 18 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 (0–5)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (15–13)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (15–15)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–2)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (15–16)
Indoor (0–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 1996 San Marino, San Marino World Series Clay   Pablo Albano   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
6–1, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Oct 1996 Valencia Open, Spain World Series Clay   Pablo Albano   Lucas Arnold
  Jack Waite
7–6, 3–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Jun 1999 Merano Open, Italy World Series Clay   Jaime Oncins   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Eric Taino
6–4, 7–6(7–1)
Win 3–1 Aug 1999 San Marino, San Marino World Series Clay   Mariano Hood   Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–2
Win 4–1 Sep 1999 Majorca Open, Spain World Series Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Alberto Berasategui
  Francisco Roig
6–1, 6–4
Win 5–1 Oct 1999 Bucharest, Romania World Series Clay   Martín García   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  Francisco Montana
6–3, 2–6, 6–3
Loss 5–2 Feb 2000 Pacific Coast Championships, United States World Series Hard   Eric Taino   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
1–6, 4–6
Win 6–2 Mar 2000 Bogotà, Colombia International Series Clay   Pablo Albano   Joan Balcells
  Mauricio Hadad
7-6(7–4), 1–6, 6–2
Loss 6–3 Jul 2000 Stuttgart Open, Germany International Gold Clay   Donald Johnson   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
7–5, 2–6, 3–6
Win 7–3 Feb 2001 Movistar Open, Chile International Series Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Win 8–3 Feb 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina International Series Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
5–7, 7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 8–4 Feb 2002 Movistar Open, Chile International Series Clay   Luis Lobo   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
3–6, 4–6
Loss 8–5 Apr 2002 Barcelona, Spain International Gold Clay   Gastón Etlis   Michael Hill
  Daniel Vacek
4–6, 4–6
Loss 8–6 Jul 2002 Kitzbühel, Austria International Gold Clay   Àlex Corretja   Robbie Koenig
  Thomas Shimada
6–7(3–7), 4–6
Win 9–6 Sep 2002 Palermo, Italy International Series Clay   Luis Lobo   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 9–7 Feb 2003 Buenos Aires, Argentina International Series Clay   David Nalbandian   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
2–6, 2–6
Loss 9–8 Apr 2003 Estoril, Portugal International Series Clay   Mariano Hood   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
1–6, 2–6
Win 10–8 May 2003 Valencia, Spain International Series Clay   Mariano Hood   Brian MacPhie
  Nenad Zimonjić
6-1, 6–7(7–9), 6-4
Loss 10–9 Jul 2003 Båstad, Sweden International Series Clay   Mariano Hood   Simon Aspelin
  Massimo Bertolini
7–6(7–3), 0–6, 4–6
Win 11–9 Sep 2003 Palermo, Italy International Series Clay   Mariano Hood   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
7-6(8–6), 6–7(3–7), 6–3
Loss 11–10 Oct 2003 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland International Series Carpet   Mariano Hood   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
4–6, 2–6
Win 12–10 Feb 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina International Series Clay   Mariano Hood   Federico Browne
  Diego Veronelli
7–5, 6–7(2–7), 6–4
Loss 12–11 Jul 2003 Kitzbühel, Austria International Gold Clay   Martín García   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
3–6, 5–7
Win 13–11 Sep 2004 Bucharest, Romania International Series Clay   Mariano Hood   José Acasuso
  Óscar Hernández
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 14–11 Oct 2004 Palermo, Italy International Series Clay   Mariano Hood   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
7-5, 6–2
Loss 14–12 Oct 2004 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland International Series Carpet   Mariano Hood   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(9–11), 2–6
Loss 14–13 Apr 2005 Valencia, Spain International Series Clay   Mariano Hood   Fernando González
  Martín Rodríguez
4–6, 4–6
Win 15–13 May 2005 Sankt Pölten, Austria International Series Clay   Paul Hanley   Martin Damm
  Mariano Hood
6–3, 6–4
Loss 15–14 Aug 2005 Sopot, Poland International Series Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
6–7(7–9), 4–6
Loss 15–15 Apr 2006 Estoril, Portugal International Series Clay   Leoš Friedl   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Pavel Vízner
3–6, 1–6
Loss 15–16 Jul 2006 Amersfoort, Netherlands International Series Clay   Christopher Kas   Alberto Martín
  Fernando Vicente
4–6, 3–6
Loss 15–17 Jul 2008 Kitzbühel, Austria International Gold Clay   Olivier Rochus   James Cerretani
  Victor Hănescu
3–6, 5–7
Loss 15–18 Feb 2009 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay   Juan Mónaco   Marcel Granollers
  Tommy Robredo
4–6, 5–7

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (2–3)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (2–3)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1996 Merano, Italy Challenger Clay   Juan-Albert Viloca-Puig 6–7, 4–6
Win 1–1 Aug 1997 Merano, Italy Challenger Clay   Vincenzo Santopadre 6–1, 6–4
Win 2–1 Sep 1997 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay   Fernando Meligeni 6–4, 1–0 ret.
Loss 2–2 Apr 1998 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay   Hernan Gumy 6–7, 6–4, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Jun 1998 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Franco Squillari 2–6, 6–4, 1–6

Doubles: 28 (20–8)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (19–7)
ITF Futures (1–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (19–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Jan 1994 Mar del Plata, Argentina Challenger Clay   Patricio Arnold   Filippo Messori
  Federico Mordegan
6–4, 7–5
Win 2–0 May 1994 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay   Pablo Campana   Danilo Marcelino
  Nuno Marques
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 2–1 Mar 1995 Punta Del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Pablo Albano   Christian Miniussi
  Diego Pérez
6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Win 3–1 Jul 1995 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard   Pablo Albano   Otavio Della
  Marcelo Saliola
6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Win 4–1 May 1996 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay   Pablo Albano   Rikard Bergh
  Shelby Cannon
6–1, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 4–2 Jun 1996 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay   Patricio Arnold   Brett Hansen-Dent
  T J Middleton
4–6, 3–6
Win 5–2 Jul 1996 Ostend, Belgium Challenger Clay   David Škoch   Wim Neefs
  Yuri Soberon
7–6, 6–1
Loss 5–3 Apr 1997 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay   Daniel Orsanic   Mark Knowles
  Javier Frana
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Win 6–3 May 1997 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay   Daniel Orsanic   David Škoch
  Fernon Wibier
6–0, 6–4
Win 7–3 Aug 1997 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay   Tom Vanhoudt   Alberto Martín
  Albert Portas
6–1, 6–2
Win 8–3 Oct 1997 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay   Jaime Oncins   Diego del Rio
  Mariano Puerta
6–2, 6–2
Win 9–3 Nov 1997 Palmar, Puerto Rico Challenger Clay   Daniel Orsanic   Mariano Hood
  Sebastian Prieto
7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Win 10–3 Feb 1999 Punta Del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Marcelo Filippini   Paulo Carvallo
  Gonzalo Rodríguez
6–1, 6–4
Loss 10–4 Mar 1999 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Hard   Daniel Orsanic   Mariano Hood
  Sebastian Prieto
2–6, 6–7
Win 11–4 Nov 2000 Montevideo, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Gaston Etlis   Joan Balcells
  Germán Puentes
6–4, 6–4
Win 12–4 Nov 2000 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay   Pablo Albano   Sergio Roitman
  Andres Schneiter
6–3, 4–6, 6–2
Win 13–4 May 2003 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay   Mariano Hood   Simon Aspelin
  Todd Perry
6–1, 6–3
Win 14–4 Jul 2003 Košice, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Mariano Hood   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
  Salvador Navarro
2–1 ret.
Win 15–4 Sep 2004 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay   Mariano Hood   Oscar Hernandez
  Alberto Martín
6–0, 6–4
Loss 15–5 Sep 2005 Argentina F12, Buenos Aires Futures Clay   Diego Cristin   Emiliano Massa
  Leonardo Mayer
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Loss 15–6 Oct 2005 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay   Giovanni Lapentti   Daniel Koellerer
  Oliver Marach
4–6, 3–6
Win 16–6 Nov 2005 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay   Sebastian Prieto   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
  Santiago Ventura
6–0, 6–4
Win 17–6 Jul 2006 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay   Agustin Calleri   Juan Martin del Potro
  Martin Vassallo Arguello
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Win 18–6 Oct 2007 Argentina F18, Tandil Futures Clay   Lionel Noviski   Maximo Gonzalez
  Diego Junqueira
6–3, 6–2
Win 19–6 Jul 2009 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay   Maximo Gonzalez   Thomas Schoorel
  Nick van der Meer
7–5, 6–2
Win 20–6 Aug 2009 San Marino, San Marino Challenger Clay   Sebastian Prieto   Johan Brunstrom
  Jean-Julien Rojer
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–7]
Loss 20–7 Oct 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay   Máximo González   Brian Dabul
  Sergio Roitman
7–6(7–4), 0–6, [8–10]
Loss 20–8 Nov 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay   Guido Andreozzi   Horacio Zeballos
  Julio Peralta
2–6, 5–7

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open A A A Q1 2R Q3 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
US Open A A A A 3R A 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–4 0–1 0 / 5 3–5 38%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A Q1 Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Miami Open Q1 A A 2R 2R A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Hamburg A A A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Italian Open A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Stuttgart A A A Q1 Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 0 / 3 1–3 25%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 3R A 2R 3R 1R 1R A A A 3R 3R 2R A 0 / 9 10–9 53%
French Open SF 1R 1R 2R QF 3R QF 1R 3R 1R A 3R 1R A 1R 0 / 13 17–13 57%
Wimbledon A A A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R A A 0 / 9 4–9 31%
US Open A 2R A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 11 7–11 39%
Win–loss 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–3 7–4 4–4 5–4 2–4 2–3 0–3 0–0 6–4 2–4 1–1 0–2 0 / 42 38–42 48%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters Q1 1R A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 6 2–6 25%
Miami Open 2R QF A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R A A A 1R A A 0 / 8 6–8 43%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R A A 0 / 7 2–7 22%
Rome Masters A 1R A 1R SF 2R A 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 6 4–6 40%
Hamburg A QF A QF 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A A NMS 0 / 6 4–6 40%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Stuttgart 2R 2R A Q2 2R Not Held 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Madrid Masters Not Held 1R 2R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Paris Masters A A A A 2R 1R 1R A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Win–loss 2–2 5–5 0–0 3–3 6–8 5–8 1–5 0–5 1–5 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 0 / 44 24–44 35%

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 5 2–5 29%
French Open 2R A A 1R A 1R A QF 1R A A A A 0 / 5 3–5 38%
Wimbledon A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 2R 0 / 8 3–8 27%
US Open A A A 1R 2R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–loss 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–3 2–3 1–3 0–2 3–3 1–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0 / 20 9–20 31%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ dariozatra (14 September 2009). "Testimonio Lucas Arnold Ker". YouTube (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 19 December 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Davis, Robert (22 August 2008). "Lucas Learns to Live Again". Association of Tennis Professionals.

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