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Santiago Ventura Bertomeu (Spanish pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo βenˈtuɾa βeɾtoˈmeu];[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[citation needed].

Santiago Ventura
RO B Open Romania 2009 Ventura 1.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBurriana, Spain
Born (1980-01-05) 5 January 1980 (age 39)
Castellón, Spain
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,240,224
Singles
Career record38–59
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 65 (3 March 2008)
Current rankingNo. 244 (14 February 2011)
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)
Current rankingNo. 42 (8 November 2010)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2008)
French Open3R (2010)
WimbledonQF (2008)
US Open2R (2010)

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.[1]

Contents

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 23 May 2004 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Dominik Hrbatý 6–3, 1–6, 6–4

Doubles (5 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

 
Ventura, at the 2009 São Paulo Challenger
Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 6 February 2005 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay   David Ferrer   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
6–3, 6–4
2. 27 February 2005 Acapulco, Mexico Clay   David Ferrer   Jiří Vaněk
  Tomáš Zíb
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
3. 24 May 2008 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Albert Montañés   James Cerretani
  Todd Perry
6–1, 6–2
4. 10 January 2010 Chennai, India Hard   Marcel Granollers   Lu Yen-hsun
  Janko Tipsarević
7–5, 6–2
5. 8 May 2010 Munich, Germany Clay   Oliver Marach   Eric Butorac
  Michael Kohlmann
5–7, 6–3, [16–14]

Runners-up (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 17 February 2008 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay   Albert Montañés   Marcelo Melo
  André Sá
6–4, 2–6, [7–10]
2. 22 February 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Nicolás Almagro   Marcel Granollers
  Alberto Martín
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
3. 26 September 2010 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Marcel Granollers   Juan Ignacio Chela
  Łukasz Kubot
6–2, 5–7, [13–11]

NotesEdit

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

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