Sebastián Decoud

Sebastián Decoud (Spanish pronunciation: [seβasˈtjan deˈku];[1][2] born 18 September 1981, in Curuzú Cuatiá, Argentina) is a professional Argentine tennis player.

Sebastián Decoud
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1981-09-18) 18 September 1981 (age 39)
Curuzú Cuatiá, Argentina
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysLeft-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$328,980
Career record4–4
Career titles0
4 Challengers, 12 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 132 (August 17, 2009)
Current rankingNo. 442 (November 12, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2008)
French Open2R (2008)
WimbledonQ1 (2009, 2010)
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 177 (May 10, 2010)
Last updated on: November 18, 2012.

Tennis careerEdit

Decoud starting playing tennis relatively late, taking it up as a 10-year-old.[3]


In his brief career as a junior, he lost his only matches against future top pros Guillermo Coria and Nicolas Mahut, split his two matches with Paul-Henri Mathieu, and won his only encounter with Boris Pašanski.

Decoud reached as high as No. 32 in the junior world singles rankings in 1999.[3]

2000 to 2006Edit

Decoud began playing professionally in 2000, but he progressed very slowly as a pro player. He broke into the top-400 in the world for the first time late in 2006 as a 25-year-old, finishing the year ranked #384.


Decoud made more career progress in 2007, finishing the year at #289. He had moderate success in Futures and Challenger tournaments, and got his ranking high enough to try qualifying at two ATP stops in July, but lost both matches.


Decoud won his first ATP match as a 26-year-old in February 2008 in Brazil. After qualifying into the main draw, he took out #50 José Acasuso in the first round, but then lost to #112 Nicolás Lapentti. That got his ranking to a career-high of #254.

He retired in qualifying the next week in Buenos Aires, with an injury that kept him off the tour for 3 months. But he came back strong in his next two matches, in the qualifying for the French Open, beating #124 Christophe Rochus and making his first Grand Slam main draw as a Lucky Loser after losing in the final qualifying round.


  1. ^ provalten (2010-10-08). "Entrevista a Sebatian Decoud previo a la Semifinal en el Club Premium Open". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  2. ^ CHALLENGER ECUADOR (2012-10-02). "Sebastián Decoud 1". YouTube. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  3. ^ a b Decoud's ITF Junior Profile

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