Olivier Delaître

Olivier Delaître (born 1 June 1967) is a former professional tennis player from France. He was semifinalist at the Wimbledon Championships in 1999 in doubles (partnering Fabrice Santoro), and reached the fourth round of the 1994 French Open and 1995 Australian Open in singles.

Olivier Delaître
Country (sports) France
ResidenceSuresnes, France
Born (1967-06-01) 1 June 1967 (age 53)
Metz, France
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1986
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,788,904
Singles
Career record130–179
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 33 (20 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1995)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon3R (1995)
US Open2R (1989)
Doubles
Career record225–179
Career titles15
Highest rankingNo. 3 (12 July 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1998, 1999)
French Open3R (1997)
WimbledonSF (1999)
US Open3R (1996, 1998)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (1991)

CareerEdit

Delaitre turned professional in 1986.

In singles, he reached four ATP-tour finals, and achieved a career-high ranking of 33 in February 1995.

In doubles, he won 15 titles during his career and reached a career-high ranking of 3 in July 1999. In 1998, he won four doubles titles with Fabrice Santoro and together they qualified for the end-of-year ATP Finals, where they reached the semifinals. In 1999, Delaitre and Santoro lost in the semifinals of Wimbledon 7-5 in the final set to eventual champions Mahesh Bhupati and Leander Paes. Delaitre's biggest title was the Monte Carlo Masters in 1999, where - unseeded - he and Tim Henman won the tournament without dropping a set.

Delaitre was the first person to defeat future World No. 1 Roger Federer at a Grand Slam, in the First Qualifying Round of the 1999 Australian Open.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (0–4)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP Tour World Championships (0–0)
ATP Super 9 (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (0–1)
ATP World Series (0–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 1991 Bordeaux, France Clay   Guy Forget 1–6, 3–6
Loss 2. Oct 1991 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Pete Sampras 1–6, 1–6
Loss 3. Jan 1993 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard   Richey Reneberg 3–6, 1–6
Loss 4. Aug 1994 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Wayne Ferreira 2–6, 1–6

Doubles: 26 (15–11)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP Tour World Championships (0–0)
ATP Super 9 (1–1)
ATP Championship Series (3–2)
ATP World Series (11–8)
Finals by surface
Hard (10–9)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (2–1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Feb 1991 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Rodolphe Gilbert   Shelby Cannon
  Greg Van Emburgh
6–2, 6–4
Win 2. Feb 1993 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Arnaud Boetsch   Ivan Lendl
  Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6
Loss 1. Aug 1993 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Arnaud Boetsch   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  David Prinosil
7–6, 5–7, 2–6
Win 3. Jan 1994 Doha, Qatar Hard   Stéphane Simian   Shelby Cannon
  Byron Talbot
6–3, 6–3
Win 4. Jun 1994 Halle, Germany Grass   Guy Forget   Henri Leconte
  Gary Muller
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Win 5. Aug 1994 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Guy Forget   Andrew Florent
  Mark Petchey
6–4, 7–6
Win 6. Sep 1994 Bordeaux, France Hard   Guy Forget   Diego Nargiso
  Guillaume Raoux
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Win 7. Jul 1995 Washington, D.C., U.S. Hard   Jeff Tarango   Petr Korda
  Cyril Suk
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 2. Apr 1996 Munich, Germany Clay   Diego Nargiso   Lan Bale
  Stephen Noteboom
6–4, 6–7, 4–6
Loss 3. Oct 1996 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Guillaume Raoux   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 5–7
Loss 4. Feb 1997 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Thomas Enqvist
  Magnus Larsson
3–6, 4–6
Win 8. Feb 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i)   David Adams   Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Loss 5. Oct 1997 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Loss 6. Jan 1998 Doha, Qatar Hard   Fabrice Santoro   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 7. Apr 1998 Chennai, India Hard   Max Mirnyi   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 8. Apr 1998 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Stefano Pescosolido   Sébastien Lareau
  Daniel Nestor
3–6, 4–6
Win 9. Jul 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Fabrice Santoro   Joshua Eagle
  Jim Grabb
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 9. Aug 1998 Cincinnati, U.S. Hard   Fabrice Santoro   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
1–6, 1–2, ret.
Win 10. Sep 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Paul Haarhuis
  Jan Siemerink
6–2, 6–4
Win 11. Oct 1998 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Piet Norval
  Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–6
Win 12. Oct 1998 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–2, 6–2
Win 13. Apr 1999 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Tim Henman   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–2, 6–3
Loss 10. Aug 1999 Indianapolis, U.S. Hard   Leander Paes   Paul Haarhuis
  Jared Palmer
3–6, 4–6
Win 14. Aug 1999 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Fabrice Santoro   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
7–5, 6–4
Win 15. Sep 1999 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Jeff Tarango   David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Loss 11. Jan 2000 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Jeff Tarango   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
5–7, 4–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open NH A A 1R 2R A A A 1R 1R 2R A 3R 3R 1R 0 / 8 6–8
French Open A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 14 7–14
Wimbledon A A A A A A A 3R 2R 3R A 1R A SF 3R 0 / 6 11–6
U.S. Open A A A 1R 2R A A 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 2R A 0 / 9 7–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 37 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 3–3 0–1 1–1 2–3 2–4 2–4 4–3 2–3 4–3 8–3 2–3 N/A 31–36
Masters Series
Indian Wells These Were Not

ATP Masters Series

Before 1990
A A 2R A A 2R A A A A 1R 0 / 3 2–3
Miami A A A 1R 2R 1R A A A 2R 2R 0 / 5 1–5
Monte Carlo A A A 2R QF 1R 1R 2R A W 2R 1 / 7 10–6
Rome A A A A A A A 2R A SF 1R 0 / 3 4–3
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A SF 1R 0 / 2 2–2
Canada A A A A QF 2R A 2R 2R QF A 0 / 5 6–5
Cincinnati A A A A 1R 1R A SF F 2R A 0 / 5 7–5
Stuttgart (Stockholm) A A A A A A A A SF 2R A 0 / 2 3–2
Paris A A QF 1R 2R A 1R 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 7 3–7
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 2 0 / 5 0 / 4 1 / 8 0 / 5 1 / 39 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 3–2 1–3 6–5 2–5 0–2 6–5 8–4 11–7 1–5 N/A 38–38
Year End Ranking 436 514 227 127 166 121 154 90 20 52 91 37 12 16 107 N/A

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