Mariano Hood

Mariano Hood (born 14 August 1973) is a retired left-handed professional Argentine tennis player who specialized in doubles.

Mariano Hood
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1973-08-14) 14 August 1973 (age 47)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2009
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize moneyUS$847,665
Singles
Career record4–7
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 153 (15 May 2000)
Doubles
Career record170–149
Career titles13
Highest rankingNo. 20 (27 October 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2002, 2005)
French OpenQF (2003, 2005)
Wimbledon2R (2004, 2005)
US Open3R (2003)

In his career, Hood won 13 out of the 26 top level doubles finals he was in. He turned professional in 1993, and currently resides in his city of birth, Buenos Aires. He won $US806,888 in earnings and was coached by Daniel Orsanic. He won his first doubles title in Santiago, Chile in 1998 and Palermo in 2005 was his last title. On October 27, 2003, Hood reached his highest doubles ranking of World Number 20. He partnered either Sebastián Prieto or Lucas Arnold Ker to win most of his doubles titles, although he did have other partnerships as well.

Hood was banned by the ITF of the illegal use of Finasteride after he had made the French Open quarterfinals in 2005.[1] He thus planned to retire from the professional circuit. Hood, however, made a comeback in 2008. He last played on the tour in 2009.

2008 comebackEdit

In his first tournament of the year, he went to the semifinals with José Acasuso at the 2008 Copa Telmex. A week later, Hood teamed with Eduardo Schwank to win the Santiago, Chile Challenger on the ITF Men's Circuit. After two weeks' early losses alongside fellow Argentine partners in Challenger tournaments, he teamed with Guillermo Coria to reach the Naples Challenger semifinals, and then with Luis Horna to reach the Monza Challenger semifinals. Directly after this, he won a second title, at Chiasso located in Switzerland with Alberto Martín in a Challenger event. Two weeks later, a third Challenger triumph arrived with a victory over Marc Fornell and Caio Zampieri alongside Guillermo García López. After a few more tournaments, he received a wildcard entry with Rafael Nadal at the 2008 Queen's Club Championships.[2]

Career titlesEdit

Doubles: 26 (13 wins, 13 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Pertner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1996 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Pablo Albano
  Lucas Arnold Ker
1–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Aug 1998 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
4–6, 6–7
Win 1–2 Nov 1998 Santiago, Chile Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Massimo Bertolini
  Devin Bowen
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Win 2–2 Aug 1999 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–2
Win 3–2 Oct 1999 Palermo, Italy Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Lan Bale
  Alberto Martín
6–3, 6–1
Loss 3–3 Sep 2000 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Devin Bowen   Alberto Martín
  Eyal Ran
6–7, 1–6
Win 4–3 Feb 2001 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Martín Rodríguez
  André Sá
6–2, 6–4
Loss 4–4 Feb 2001 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Tomás Carbonell
  Lucas Arnold Ker
4–6, 6–2, 3–6
Loss 4–5 Feb 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Tomás Carbonell
  Lucas Arnold Ker
7–5, 5–7, 6–7(5–7)
Win 5–5 Feb 2003 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Agustín Calleri   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
6–3, 1–6, 6–4
Win 6–5 Feb 2003 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Lucas Arnold Ker
  David Nalbandian
6–2, 6–2
Loss 6–6 Apr 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
1–6, 2–6
Win 7–6 May 2003 Valencia, Spain Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Brian MacPhie
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–1, 6–7(7–9), 6-4
Loss 7–7 Jul 2003 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Simon Aspelin
  Massimo Bertolini
7–6, 0–6, 4–6
Win 8–7 Sep 2003 Palermo, Italy Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
7-6(8–6), 6–7(3–7), 6–3
Loss 8–8 Oct 2003 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Lucas Arnold Ker   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
4–6, 2–6
Win 9–8 Feb 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Federico Browne
  Diego Veronelli
7–5, 6–7(2–7), 6–4
Loss 9–9 May 2004 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Sebastián Prieto   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 10–9 May 2004 St. Poelten, Austria Clay   Petr Pála   Tomáš Cibulec
  Leoš Friedl
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win 11–9 Sep 2004 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   José Acasuso
  Óscar Hernández
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Win 12–9 Oct 2004 Palermo, Italy Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
7–5, 6–2
Loss 12–10 Oct 2004 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Lucas Arnold Ker   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7, 2–6
Loss 12–11 Apr 2005 Valencia, Spain Clay   Lucas Arnold Ker   Fernando González
  Martín Rodríguez
4–6, 4–6
Loss 12–12 May 2005 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay   Martin Damm   Paul Hanley
  Lucas Arnold Ker
3–6, 4–6
Loss 12–13 Jul 2005 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Tommy Robredo   José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 13–13 Oct 2005 Palermo, Italy Clay   Martín García   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
6–2, 6–3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Anti-Doping - Press Release - Decision in the case of Mariano Hood". ITF Tennis. 2006-08-02. Retrieved 2012-08-17.
  2. ^ Queen's Club doubles draw

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