Martín Rodríguez (tennis)

Martín Rodríguez (American Spanish: [maɾˈtin roˈðɾiɣes]; born 18 December 1969) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

Martín Rodríguez
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1969-12-18) 18 December 1969 (age 50)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2008
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$1,221,361
Singles
Career record16–40
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 71 (14 June 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2000)
French Open2R (1999)
Wimbledon1R (1999)
US Open1R (1998, 1999)
Doubles
Career record143–151
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 15 (25 October 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2003, 2004)
French OpenQF (2003, 2004)
Wimbledon3R (2003, 2005)
US Open1R (1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2004)

Rodríguez turned professional in 1991. He reached his career-high singles ranking when he became World Number 71 on June 14, 1999. On 25 October 2004, he reached his career-high doubles rank, when he became World Number 15.

Rodríguez won six doubles titles in his career, but failed to win a singles title in his career which gave him $US1,220,943. Although he played with many doubles partners, he played most of the time with fellow Argentine Gastón Etlis.

Rodríguez's coach was Horacio de la Peña. He currently resides in Buenos Aires.

After testing positive for an excessive amount of caffeine, Rodríguez forfeited prize money and ranking points from the 2002 ATP tournament in Basel.[1]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (6 wins, 8 losses)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2000 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Gastón Etlis   Byron Black
  Donald Johnson
3–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 Feb 2001 Bogota, Colombia Clay   André Sá   Mariano Hood
  Sebastián Prieto
6–2, 6–4
Win 1–2 Feb 2002 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Gastón Etlis   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Luis Lobo
6–3, 6–4
Win 2–2 Feb 2002 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Gastón Etlis   Simon Aspelin
  Andrew Kratzmann
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Win 3–2 Aug 2003 Long Island, New York, U.S. Hard   Robbie Koenig   Cyril Suk
  Martin Damm
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 3–3 Feb 2004 Santiago, Chile Clay   Nicolás Lapentti   Juan Ignacio Chela
  Gastón Gaudio
6–7(2–7), 6–7(3–7)
Win 4–3 Apr 2004 Valencia, Spain Clay   Gastón Etlis   Feliciano López
  Marc López
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 4–4 Apr 2004 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Gastón Etlis   Tim Henman
  Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 2–6
Loss 4–5 Sep 2004 Delray Beach, U.S. Clay   Gastón Etlis   Leander Paes
  Radek Štěpánek
0–6, 3–6
Loss 4–6 Sep 2004 Palermo, Italy Clay   Gastón Etlis   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Mariano Hood
5–7, 2–6
Loss 4–7 Oct 2004 Vienna, Austria Hard   Gastón Etlis   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 4–8 Feb 2005 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   Gastón Etlis   David Ferrer
  Santiago Ventura
3–6, 4–6
Win 5–8 Aug 2005 New Haven, United States Hard   Gastón Etlis   Rajeev Ram
  Bobby Reynolds
6–4, 6–3
Win 6–8 Apr 2005 Valencia, Spain Clay   Fernando González   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Mariano Hood
6–4, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit