Sébastien Lareau

Sébastien Lareau (French pronunciation: ​[sebastjɛ̃ laʁo]; born April 27, 1973) is a former professional tennis player. He became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title by winning the 1999 US Open men's doubles with his American partner Alex O'Brien.

Sébastien Lareau
Country (sports) Canada
ResidenceCanada
Born (1973-04-27) April 27, 1973 (age 48)
Montreal, Quebec
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$2,879,682
Singles
Career record99–137
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 76 (April 17, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998)
French Open2R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1993, 1998, 1999, 2000)
US Open2R (1995, 1998, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record266–142
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 4 (October 11, 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1996, 1997)
French OpenQF (2000)
WimbledonSF (1998)
US OpenW (1999)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1999)
Olympic GamesW (2000)
Olympic medal record
Men's tennis
Representing  Canada
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Men's doubles

As a singles playerEdit

The right-handed Lareau achieved a career best singles ranking of world No. 76 in April 1995. He has a career ATP Tour event win-loss record of 99-137. Lareau's best singles tour results were:

  • in 1995, the quarterfinals of the Philadelphia and St. Petersburg Grand Prix events;
  • in 1996, the fourth round of the Key Biscayne Grand Prix event;
  • in 1997, the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Grand Prix event;
  • in 1998, the third round of the Australian Open; the semifinals of the Philadelphia, the quarterfinals of the Scottsdale, the semifinals of the Hong Kong, the quarterfinals of the Washington and Moscow International Series events;
  • in 1999, the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Outdoor International Series event; and
  • in 2001, the semifinals of the Memphis International Series event.

As a doubles playerEdit

Lareau reached a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 4 in October 1999. He won 16 doubles titles on the ATP Tour. His victories included the 1996 and 1998 Stuttgart Masters, the 1999 London Queen's Club International Series, the 1999 US Open, the 1999 Paris Indoor Tennis Masters, and the 1999 ATP Doubles Championships events, all partnering Alex O'Brien; the 1999 Washington International Series and 2000 Memphis International Series Gold events, partnering Justin Gimelstob; and the 2000 Montreal/Toronto Tennis Masters and Sydney Olympics, partnering compatriot Daniel Nestor. Lareau was also a finalist in the 1996 Australian Open and ATP Doubles Championships, 1997 Australian Open, both partnering O'Brien.

Significant finalsEdit

Olympics: 1 gold medalEdit

Result Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2000 Sydney Hard   Daniel Nestor   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 31 (16 titles, 15 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (1–2)
Tennis Masters Cup (1–1)
ATP Masters Series (4–1)
ATP Championship Series (4–5)
ATP Tour (6–6)
Finals by surface
Hard (11–9)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (4–3)
Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Apr 1994 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard   Patrick McEnroe   Henrik Holm
  Anders Järryd
6–7, 1–6
Loss 2. Apr 1994 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Kent Kinnear   Stéphane Simian
  Kenny Thorne
4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Loss 3. Nov 1994 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet   Hendrik Jan Davids   Jan Apell
  Jonas Björkman
6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Win 1. May 1995 Seoul, South Korea Hard   Jeff Tarango   Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
6–3, 6–2
Win 2. Oct 1995 Beijing, China Carpet (i)   Tommy Ho   Dick Norman
  Fernon Wibier
7–6, 7–6
Loss 4. Jan 1996 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Alex O'Brien   Stefan Edberg
  Petr Korda
5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 1–6
Loss 5. Jun 1996 Queen's Club, England Grass   Alex O'Brien   Mark Woodforde
  Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–7
Loss 6. Apr 1996 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet (i)   Alex O’Brien   Mark Woodforde
  Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 7–5, 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 3. Oct 1996 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet (i)   Alex O'Brien   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 7. Jan 1997 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Alex O'Brien   Mark Woodforde
  Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 5–7, 5–7, 3–6
Win 4. Mar 1997 Philadelphia, United States Hard (i)   Alex O'Brien   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 6–3
Win 5. Jul 1997 Los Angeles, United States Hard   Alex O'Brien   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Rick Leach
7–6, 6–4
Loss 8. Aug 1997 Montreal, Canada Hard   Alex O’Brien   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–7, 3–6
Loss 9. Aug 1997 New Haven, United States Hard   Alex O'Brien   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Win 6. Apr 1998 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Daniel Nestor   Olivier Delaître
  Stefano Pescosolido
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Loss 10. Jun 1998 Nottingham, England Grass   Daniel Nestor   Justin Gimelstob
  Byron Talbot
5–7, 7–6, 4–6
Loss 11. Aug 1998 New Haven, United States Hard   Alex O'Brien   Wayne Arthurs
  Peter Tramacchi
6–7, 6–1, 3–6
Win 7. Nov 1998 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i)   Alex O'Brien   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Win 8. Jan 1999 Sydney, Australia Hard   Daniel Nestor   Patrick Galbraith
  Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–4
Loss 12. Feb 1999 Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Alex O’Brien   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 4–6
Win 9. Jun 1999 Queen's Club, England Grass   Alex O'Brien   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–3, 7–6
Win 10. Aug 1999 Washington, D.C., United States Hard   Justin Gimelstob   David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 6–7, 6–3
Win 11. Sep 1999 US Open, New York Hard   Alex O'Brien   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
7–6(9–7), 6–4
Win 12. Oct 1999 Shanghai, China Hard   Daniel Nestor   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
7–5, 6–3
Win 13. Nov 1999 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Alex O'Brien   Jared Palmer
  Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 7–5
Win 14. Nov 1999 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet (i)   Alex O'Brien   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Win 15. Feb 2000 Memphis, United States Hard (i)   Justin Gimelstob   Jim Grabb
  Richey Reneberg
6–2, 6–4
Loss 13. Mar 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i)   Jonas Björkman   Martin Damm
  David Prinosil
1–6, 7–5, 5–7
Loss 14. May 2000 Orlando, United States Clay   Justin Gimelstob   Leander Paes
  Jan Siemerink
3–6, 4–6
Win 16. Aug 2000 Toronto, Canada Hard   Daniel Nestor   Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Florent
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 15. Aug 2001 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Mark Knowles
  Brian MacPhie
6–7, 7–5, 4–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A QF 2R F F 1R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 8 16–8
French Open A A A A A A 3R 3R 2R 3R 1R QF A A 0 / 6 10–6
Wimbledon A A A A A 3R 2R 3R 1R SF QF QF 1R A 0 / 8 15–8
U.S. Open A A A A SF 2R 1R QF 2R 1R W QF 2R A 1 / 9 18–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 31 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–1 6–3 4–4 12–4 7–4 6–4 9–3 9–4 3–3 0–0 N/A 59–30
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A QF A A QF 1R 1R 3R A A 0 / 5 5–5
Miami NME A A A A 1R A QF 3R 2R 2R QF 2R A 0 / 7 6–7
Monte Carlo NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada NME A QF 1R QF 1R 1R QF F QF 2R W 1R A 1 / 11 17–10
Cincinnati NME A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R SF QF 2R SF 1R A 0 / 9 12–9
Stuttgart NME A A A A 1R A W SF W QF 2R A A 2 / 6 12–4
Paris NME A A A A A A 2R A 2R W A A A 1 / 3 5–2
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 5 0 / 2 1 / 5 0 / 5 1 / 6 1 / 6 1 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 0 4 / 41 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–5 1–2 9–4 10–5 11–5 7–5 10–3 1–4 0–0 N/A 57–37
Year-end ranking 659 861 287 332 67 42 55 17 15 17 4 17 118 1536 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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