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Olivier Delaître (born 1 June 1967) is a former tennis player from France. He won 15 doubles titles during a fourteen-year career becoming the world's 3rd ranked doubles player on 12 July 1999.

Olivier Delaître
Country (sports) France
ResidenceSuresnes, France
Born (1967-06-01) 1 June 1967 (age 52)
Metz, France
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 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)

Delaitre turned professional in 1986. A right-hander, he reached his highest singles ranking on the ATP Tour on February 20, 1995, when he became World No. 33.

He 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.

Contents

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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 September 1991 Bordeaux, France Clay   Guy Forget 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 14 October 1991 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Pete Sampras 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 4 January 1993 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard   Richey Reneberg 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 4. 15 August 1994 Indianapolis, United States 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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 4 February 1991 Guarujá, Brazil Hard   Rodolphe Gilbert   Shelby Cannon
  Greg Van Emburgh
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. 1 February 1993 Marseille, France Carpet (i)   Arnaud Boetsch   Ivan Lendl
  Christo van Rensburg
6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 1. 23 August 1993 Long Island, United States Hard   Arnaud Boetsch   Marc-Kevin Goellner
  David Prinosil
7–6, 5–7, 2–6
Winner 3. 3 January 1994 Doha, Qatar Hard   Stéphane Simian   Shelby Cannon
  Byron Talbot
6–3, 6–3
Winner 4. 13 June 1994 Halle, Germany Grass   Guy Forget   Henri Leconte
  Gary Muller
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 5. 22 August 1994 Long Island, United States Hard   Guy Forget   Andrew Florent
  Mark Petchey
6–4, 7–6
Winner 6. 12 September 1994 Bordeaux, France Hard   Guy Forget   Diego Nargiso
  Guillaume Raoux
6–2, 2–6, 7–5
Winner 7. 17 July 1995 Washington, D.C., United States Hard   Jeff Tarango   Petr Korda
  Cyril Suk
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 29 April 1996 Munich, Germany Clay   Diego Nargiso   Lan Bale
  Stephen Noteboom
6–4, 6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 14 October 1996 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Guillaume Raoux   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 4. 11 February 1997 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Thomas Enqvist
  Magnus Larsson
3–6, 4–6
Winner 8. 17 February 1997 Antwerp, Belgium Hard (i)   David Adams   Sandon Stolle
  Cyril Suk
3–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 13 October 1997 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 5 January 1998 Doha, Qatar Hard   Fabrice Santoro   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 6 April 1998 Chennai, India Hard   Max Mirnyi   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–6, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 8. 13 April 1998 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Stefano Pescosolido   Sébastien Lareau
  Daniel Nestor
3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 20 July 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Fabrice Santoro   Joshua Eagle
  Jim Grabb
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 10 August 1998 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Fabrice Santoro   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
1–6, 1–2, ret.
Winner 10. 28 September 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Paul Haarhuis
  Jan Siemerink
6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. 6 October 1998 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Piet Norval
  Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–6
Winner 12. 19 October 1998 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Fabrice Santoro   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–2, 6–2
Winner 13. 19 April 1999 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Tim Henman   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 16 August 1999 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Leander Paes   Paul Haarhuis
  Jared Palmer
3–6, 4–6
Winner 14. 23 August 1999 Long Island, United States Hard   Fabrice Santoro   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
7–5, 6–4
Winner 15. 27 September 1999 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Jeff Tarango   David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 10 January 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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