Santiago Ventura Bertomeu

Santiago Ventura Bertomeu (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo βenˈtuɾa βeɾtoˈmew];[a] born 5 January 1980) is a retired tennis player from Spain. He was born in Castellón, Spain and lives in Burriana, Spain. He is a clay court specialist and is known for the considerable use of drop shots during his matches.[1][2][3]

Santiago Ventura
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Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBurriana, Spain
Born (1980-01-05) 5 January 1980 (age 42)
Castellón, Spain
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2001
Retired2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,240,224
Singles
Career record38–59
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 65 (3 March 2008)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2005)
French Open1R (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Wimbledon1R (2005, 2008, 2010)
US Open1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record43–40
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 37 (7 July 2008)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008)
French Open3R (2010)
WimbledonQF (2008)
US Open2R (2010)
Last updated on: 10 April 2021.

Ventura reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 65 on 3 March 2008. He reached a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 37 on 7 July 2008.

He was the first player to be beaten by Andy Murray on the ATP Tour, in the first round of the Aegon Championships tournament in 2005.[4]

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (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 (1–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2004 Casablanca, Morocco International Clay   Dominik Hrbatý 6–3, 1–6, 6–4

Doubles (5 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (4–3)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (5–3)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 2005 Viña del Mar, Chile International Clay   David Ferrer   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
6–3, 6–4
Win 2–0 Feb 2005 Acapulco, Mexico Intl. Gold Clay   David Ferrer   Jiří Vaněk
  Tomáš Zíb
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 2–1 Feb 2008 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil International Clay   Albert Montañés   Marcelo Melo
  André Sá
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]
Win 3–1 May 2008 Casablanca, Morocco International Clay   Albert Montañés   James Cerretani
  Todd Perry
6–1, 6–2
Loss 3–2 Feb 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina International Clay   Nicolás Almagro   Marcel Granollers
  Alberto Martín
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Win 4–2 Jan 2010 Chennai, India International Hard   Marcel Granollers   Lu Yen-hsun
  Janko Tipsarević
7–5, 6–2
Win 5–2 May 2010 Munich, Germany International Clay   Oliver Marach   Eric Butorac
  Michael Kohlmann
5–7, 6–3, [16–14]
Loss 5–3 Sep 2010 Bucharest, Romania International Clay   Marcel Granollers   Juan Ignacio Chela
  Łukasz Kubot
6–2, 5–7, [13–11]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

 
Ventura, at the 2009 São Paulo Challenger

Singles: 22 (13–9)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (4–8)
ITF Futures (9–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (11–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2001 Spain F9, Oviedo Futures Clay   Adrian Cruciat 6–2, 7–5
Win 2–0 Sep 2001 Spain F10, Madrid Futures Hard   Luke Bourgeois 7–5, 7–6(7-4)
Win 3–0 Jun 2002 Morocco F2, Marrakesh Futures Clay   Mike Scheidweiler 6–4, 6–4
Win 4–0 Jun 2002 Morocco F3, Agadir Futures Clay   Karim Maamoun 7–5, 7–6(7-5)
Win 5–0 Jun 2003 Spain F11, Lanzarote Futures Hard   Lamine Ouahab 7–6(7-2), 2–6, 7–6(7-4)
Win 6–0 Aug 2003 Spain F20, Santander Futures Clay   Diego Hipperdinger 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
Win 7–0 Dec 2003 Spain F29, Pontevedra Futures Clay   Juan-Albert Viloca-Puig 6–2, 6–3
Win 8–0 Feb 2004 Spain F3, Murcia Futures Clay   Marco Mirnegg 6–2, 6–2
Loss 8–1 Apr 2004 Italy F1, Frascati Futures Clay   Daniele Giorgini 6–7(4-7), 4–6
Win 9–1 Sep 2004 Freudenstadt, Germany Challenger Clay   Jan-Frode Andersen 6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Loss 9–2 Oct 2004 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay   Oscar Hernandez 3–6, 6–3, 1–5 ret,
Win 10–2 Feb 2007 Spain F5, Murcia Futures Clay   Javier Genaro-Martinez 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Loss 10–3 May 2007 Gran Canaria, Spain Challenger Clay   Peter Luczak 7–6(8-6), 3–6, 5–7
Win 11–3 Jun 2007 Milan, Italy Challenger Clay   Victor Hanescu 6–3, 7–5
Loss 11–4 Aug 2007 Timisoara, Romania Challenger Clay   Victor Hanescu 6–7(2-7), 3–6
Loss 11–5 Sep 2007 Cherkassy, Ukraine Challenger Clay   Boris Pashanski 5–7, 6–7(7-9)
Win 12–5 Nov 2007 Montevideo, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Marcel Granollers 4–6, 6–0, 6–4
Loss 12–6 Jun 2008 Sassuolo, Italy Challenger Clay   Fred Gil 2–6, 3–6
Win 13–6 Sep 2008 Bucharest, Romania Challenger Clay   Victor Crivoi 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 13–7 Mar 2009 Rabat, Morocco Challenger Clay   Laurent Recouderc 0–6, 2–6
Loss 13–8 Mar 2009 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay   Ivo Minar 4–6, 3–6
Loss 13–9 May 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay   Yuriy Schukin 3–6, 5–7

Doubles: 55 (38–17)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (23–10)
ITF Futures (15–7)
Finals by surface
Hard (8–0)
Clay (30–17)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1998 Spain F4, Denia Futures Clay   Jose-Ezequiel Lido-Mico   Pedro Canovas-Garcia
  Juan Giner
walkover
Win 1–1 Jul 2000 Spain F1, Alicante Futures Clay   Javier Perez-Vazquez   Oscar Hernandez
  Marcos Roy-Girardi
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Loss 1–2 Sep 2000 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay   Tommy Robredo   Eduardo Nicolas-Espin
  German Puentes-Alcaniz
3–6, 2–6
Win 2–2 Jan 2001 France F3, Feucherolles Futures Clay   Marc Lopez   Relja Dulić Fišer
  Nir Welgreen
7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 2–3 May 2001 Austria F2, Telfs Futures Clay   Marc Fornell-Mestres   Alexander Peya
  Thomas Strengberger
6–4, 3–6, 0–6
Win 3–3 Sep 2001 Spain F8, Santander Futures Clay   A-J Martin Arroyo   Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
  C. Rexach-Itoiz
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 3–4 Sep 2001 Spain F9, Oviedo Futures Clay   A-J Martin Arroyo   Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
  C. Rexach-Itoiz
6–4, 6–1
Loss 3–5 Sep 2001 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay   Marc Lopez   Stefano Galvani
  Vincenzo Santopadre
4–6, 4–6
Win 4–5 Jan 2002 France F3, Feucherolles Futures Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Jan Weinzierl
  Krzysztof Kwinta
walkover
Loss 4–6 Jul 2002 Spain F5, Alicante Futures Clay   Ivan Esquerdo-Andreu   Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
  Oscar Hernandez
3–6, 3–6
Loss 4–7 Sep 2002 Brasov, Romania Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Christopher Kas
  Herbert Wiltschnig
7–5, 4–6, 5–7
Win 5–7 Dec 2002 Spain F20, Gran Canaria Futures Clay   Ivan Navarro   David Marrero
  G. Rodriguez-Ruano
6–3, 1–2 ret.
Win 6–7 Feb 2003 Spain F1, Murcia Futures Hard   Salvador Navarro-Gutierrez   Artemon Apostu-Efremov
  Vitali Shvets
6–7(6–8), 6–2, 6–2
Win 7–7 Mar 2003 Portugal F5, Faro Futures Hard   Guillermo Garcia-Lopez   Helder Lopes
  Bernardo Mota
7–6(7-4), 6–7(6–8), 6–4
Win 8–7 Jul 2003 Spain F13, Alicante Futures Hard   Guillermo Garcia-Lopez   Francesco Aldi
  Alessandro Da Col
6–2, 7–5
Win 9–7 Sep 2003 Spain F22, Madrid Futures Hard   E. Carril-Caso   Giuseppe Menga
  Alessandro Da Col
6–0, 3–6, 6–3
Win 10–7 Sep 2003 Spain F23, Madrid Futures Hard   M-A Lopez-Jaen   Mustafa Ghouse
  Federico Torresi
7–5, 6–7(4–7),, 6–2
Win 11–7 Sep 2003 Spain F24, Madrid Futures Hard   E. Carril-Caso   Eduardo Bohrer
  Marcio Carlsson
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Win 12–7 Nov 2003 Spain F28, Gran Canaria Futures Clay   Ivan Navarro   Lassi Ketola
  Johannes Ager
6–3, 6–3
Loss 12–8 Dec 2003 Spain F29, Pontevedra Futures Clay   Ivan Navarro   Eduardo Nicolas-Espin
  German Puentes-Alcaniz
4–6, 4–6
Win 13–8 Feb 2004 Spain F3, Murcia Futures Clay   Ivan Navarro   Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
  Salvador Navarro-Gutierrez
7–6(7-3), 6–1
Win 14–8 Feb 2004 Spain F4, Murcia Futures Clay   Ivan Navarro   Marc Fornell-Mestres
  Salvador Navarro-Gutierrez
6–4, 6–1
Loss 14–9 May 2004 Great Britain F2, Edinburgh Futures Clay   Richard Brooks   Andrew Derer
  Joseph Sirianni
walkover
Loss 14–10 Sep 2004 Freudenstadt, Germany Challenger Clay   Salvador Navarro-Gutierrez   Gabriel Trifu
  Alexander Waske
3–6, 7–6(7-5), 2–6
Win 15–10 Nov 2004 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay   Sergio Roitman   Richard Barker
  Frank Moser
7–5, 6–4
Loss 15–11 Dec 2004 Aracaju, Brazil Challenger Clay   Juan-Pablo Guzman   Enzo Artoni
  Ignacio Gonzalez-King
4–6, 2–6
Win 16–11 Aug 2005 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Stephane Bohli
  Roman Valent
6–3, 7–5
Loss 16–12 Nov 2005 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Sebastian Prieto
0–6, 4–6
Win 17–12 Mar 2006 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay   Fernando Vicente   Flavio Cipolla
  Alessandro Motti
7–6(7-2), 4–6, [10–8]
Loss 17–13 Sep 2006 Tarragona, Spain Challenger Clay   Alex Lopez-Moron   Hugo Armando
  Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
3–6, 6–7(3-7)
Loss 17–14 Jan 2007 Spain F2, Calvia Futures Clay   J-A Sanchez-de Luna   David Marrero
  M-A Lopez-Jaen
5–7, 7–6(7-5), 6–7(6-8)
Win 18–14 Jan 2007 Spain F3, Mallorca Futures Hard   Pedro Rico Garcia   Pedro Clar
  Pedro Villar-Almiron
6–3, 6–4
Win 19–14 Jul 2007 Cordoba, Argentina Challenger Hard   Fernando Vicente   Paul Capdeville
  Leonardo Mayer
6–4, 6–3
Win 20–14 Jul 2007 Poznan, Poland Challenger Clay   Marc Lopez   Flavio Cipolla
  Ivo Klec
6–2, 5–7, [10–3]
Win 21–14 Aug 2007 Timisoara, Romania Challenger Clay   Marcel Granollers   Lazar Magdinchev
  Predrag Rusevski
6–1, 6–4
Win 22–14 Sep 2007 Cherkassy, Ukraine Challenger Clay   Daniel Munoz-De La Nava   Sergei Bubka
  Alexander Kudryavstev
6–2, 7–6(7-4)
Win 23–14 Sep 2007 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay   Marcel Granollers   J-A Sanchez de Luna
  M. P. Puigdomenech
6–3, 6–2
Win 24–14 Sep 2007 Bucharest, Spain Challenger Clay   Marcel Granollers   Horia Tecau
  Florin Mergea
6–2, 6–1
Win 25–14 Oct 2007 Tarragona, Spain Challenger Clay   Marcel Granollers   Pablo Andujar
  Daniel Munoz-De La Nava
6–4, 7–6(7-3)
Loss 25–15 Oct 2007 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay   Marcel Granollers   Thomaz Bellucci
  Bruno Soares
4–6, 6–4, [9-11]
Win 26–15 Oct 2007 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Clay   Marcel Granollers   Adrian Garcia
  Leonardo Mayer
6–3, 6–3
Loss 26–16 Nov 2007 Montevideo, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Marcel Granollers   Pablo Cuevas
  Luis Horna
walkover
Win 27–16 Sep 2008 Bucharest, Romania Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Andrea Arnaboldi
  Maximo Gonzalez
6–3, 5–7, [10–6]
Win 28–16 Mar 2009 Rabat, Morocco Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Philipp Marx
  Michael Kohlmann
6–4, 7–6(7–5)
Win 29–16 Mar 2009 Marrakesh, Morocco Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Alberto Martin
  Daniel Munoz-De La Nava
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 30–16 Mar 2009 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Pablo Cuevas
  Luis Horna
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Win 31–16 Jun 2009 Furth, Germany Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Simon Greul
  Alessandro Motti
4–6, 6–1, [10–6]
Win 32–16 Jun 2009 Kosice, Slovakia Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Dominik Hrbaty
  Martin Klizan
6–2, 7–6(7–5)
Win 33–16 Oct 2009 Asuncion, Paraguay Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Maximo Gonzalez
  Eduardo Schwank
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 34–16 Jan 2010 Bucaramanga, Colombia Challenger Clay   Pere Riba   Marcelo Demoliner
  Rodrigo Guidolin
6–2, 6–2
Win 35–16 Mar 2010 Caltanissetta, Italy Challenger Clay   David Marrero   Martin Klizan
  Uladzimir Ignatik
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Win 36–16 Mar 2010 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay   David Marrero   Daniele Bracciale
  Ilija Bozoljak
6–3, 6–3
Loss 36–17 May 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay   Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo   Andre Begemann
  Matthew Ebden
6–7(5-7), 7–5, [3–10]
Win 37–17 Aug 2010 San Sebastian, Spain Challenger Clay   David Marrero   Brian Battistone
  Andreas Siljestrom
6–4, 7–6(7-3)
Win 38–17 Sep 2010 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay   Daniel Munoz-De La Nava   Nikola Ciric
  Guillermo Olaso
6–2, 7–5

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Ventura and Bertomeu are pronounced [benˈtuɾa] and [beɾtoˈmew] respectively.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tennis birthdays - Jan. 5, 2012".
  2. ^ "Ace Ventura". 23 May 2004.
  3. ^ "Ace Ventura wins title on first appearance". ABC News. 23 May 2004.
  4. ^ Andy Murray to bid for third Queen's title in Wimbledon warm-up | Sport | The Guardian

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