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Matthew Barton (born 18 December 1991) is an Australian professional tennis player. Barton made his grand slam singles debut at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships having qualified for the main draw.

Matthew Barton
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Country (sports)Australia Australia
ResidenceCollaroy, Australia
Born (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 27)
Sydney, Australia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachWally Masur[1]
Prize money$269,379
Singles
Career record4-4 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 4 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 188 (18 July 2016)
Current rankingNo. 188 (18 July 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2013)
French OpenQ2 (2016)
Wimbledon2R (2016)
US OpenQ2 (2016)
Doubles
Career record2-2 (in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
0 Challenger, 3 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 306 (18 March 2013)
Current rankingNo. 790 (11 July 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2013, 2017)
Last updated on: 11 July 2016.

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PersonalEdit

Barton grew up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. He attended St Luke's Grammar School.[2]

Professional careerEdit

2012Edit

Barton won his first ITF Futures title defeating Samuel Groth in the final 7-6(3) 6-3.

Barton played the 2013 Australian Open Wildcard Playoff defeating Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios.[3]

2013Edit

Barton defeated Croatian Ivo Karlović 6–7(0) 7–6(5) 7–6(5) in the opening round of the Apia International Sydney, Then beat Tatsuma Ito 7–5 6–1. Before losing to Björn Phau of Germany.

Barton reached the 2nd round of the Australian Open with John Millman defeating Marinko Matosevic and Daniel Gimeno-Traver in the opening round. Before losing to Kevin Anderson and Jonathan Erlich.

Barton won his first ATP Challenger Tour Title in West Lakes defeating the number 2 British player James Ward in the final 6–2 6–3.[4]

Barton lost round 1 of qualification at the French Open, Wimbledon and lost to Donald Young at the US Open. Before suffering a knee injury which forced him out for the rest of the season.[5]

2014Edit

Barton lost in round 1 of qualifying at the 2014 Brisbane International, 2014 Apia International Sydney and 2014 Australian Open in January, before returning to the Challenger and Futures circuit in Australia and Croatia. He ended 2014 with a ranking of 524.

2015Edit

Barton played Challengers and Futures in 2015, making three finals and winning two of them. He ended 2015 with a ranking of 299.

2016Edit

Barton commenced 2016 by qualifying for the Auckland. He defeated Steve Johnson first round 6-3 3-6 6-3. Barton then lost second round to top seed and world number 8 David Ferrer in straight sets. Barton qualified for Houston. He defeated Francis Tiafoe in the opening round before losing to defending champion Jack Sock second round. In June, Barton then went on to qualify for his first main draw grand slam event at 2016 Wimbledon Championships, defeating the number 1 seed Karen Khachanov in the final round of qualifying.[6] In the main draw, Barton recorded his first ever grand slam victory over Frenchman Albano Olivetti in 5 thrilling sets 6-7(7) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-7(5) 14-12. Barton was defeated by John Isner second round 6-7(8) 6-7(3) 6-3 7-5 13-15. Barton ended 2016 with a ranking of 197.

2017Edit

In January, Barton qualified for the 2017 Apia International Sydney alongside fellow Northern Beaches local Christopher O'Connell. He upset Kyle Edmund in the opening round on centre court 7-6(3) 7-6(5). Before losing to eventual champion Gilles Muller in the second round.

Professional career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (5–1)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–0)
ITF Futures Tour (4–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 September 2012 Alice Springs, Australia Hard   Samuel Groth 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner 2. 4 February 2013 West Lakes, Australia Hard   James Ward 6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. 3 March 2015 Port Pirie, Australia Hard   Alexander Sarkissian 6-3 6-4
Winner 4. 10 March 2015 Mildura, Australia Grass   Harry Bourchier 6-4 6-2
Runner-up 5. 1 April 2015 Mornington, Australia Clay   Rubin Statham 6-2 3-6 4-6

Grand Slam resultsEdit

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q1 A A 0–0
French Open Q1 A A Q2 0-0
Wimbledon Q1 A A 2R 1-1
US Open Q1 A A Q2 0–0
Win–Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0
Year-End Ranking 253 524 299 197

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Matthew Barton". itftennis.com.
  2. ^ "NSWCIS major award winners". aisnsw.edu.au. Retrieved 12 November 2002. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Dramatic finish launches Barton into play off semifinal". tennis.com.au. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Barton in breakthrough". tennis.com.au. Retrieved 11 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Barton makes successful return from injury". acelandtennis.com.au. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Wimbledon 2016: Sam Groth flags a grasscourt upset of Kei Nishikori". Sydney Morning Herald. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.

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