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Leonardo Mayer

Leonardo Mayer
File:Leonardo Mayer at the 2010 US Open 02.jpg
Country 23x15px Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 28)
Corrientes, Argentina
Height Script error: No such module "convert".
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Francisco Yunis
Prize money $2,891,268
Singles
Career record 90-99
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 22 (May 25, 2015)
Current ranking No. 22 (May 25, 2015)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014, 2015)
French Open 3R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Wimbledon 4R (2014)
US Open 3R (2012, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 40-55
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 63 (February 16, 2015)
Current ranking No. 77 (May 25, 2015)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2010)
French Open 3R (2015)
Wimbledon 2R (2010)
US Open QF (2014)
Last updated on: January 19, 2015.

Leonardo Martin Mayer (born May 15, 1987) is an Argentine professional tennis player.

Mayer achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 22 in May 2015 and World No. 88 in doubles in June 2010.[2] He is coached by Francisco Yunis.[2] He was born in Corrientes and resides in Buenos Aires.

Career

Early career

He started playing tennis at age nine.[2]

ITF

As a junior, he won the 2005 French Open Boys Doubles and the Orange Bowl with Emiliano Massa, reaching as high as No.2 in the combined world rankings in June 2005.

Junior Grand Slam Results:

Singles

French Open: 1R (2005)

Wimbledon: 3R (2005)

US Open: QF (2005)

Doubles

French Open: W (2005)

Wimbledon: 1R (2005)

US Open: 2R (2005)

He won one Challenger singles title in 2008, against Sergio Roitman, and lost in three other finals.[2]

2009-2013

He qualified for his first Grand Slam at the 2009 French Open, and beat 15th seed James Blake in straight sets in the first round. He lost to Tommy Haas in five sets in the second round. At Wimbledon, he beat Óscar Hernández in straight sets in the first round. He lost to Fernando González in four sets in the second round.

Mayer had a successful American summer, reaching the semifinals of the LA Tennis Open (lost to Carsten Ball) and the quarterfinals of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament in New Haven (lost to Igor Andreev. At the 2009 US Open, Mayer reached the second round, losing to Radek Štěpánek in straight sets.

In 2011, Mayer qualified for the Brasil Open and defeated world no. 73, Russian Igor Andreev in the first round of the main draw. In the second round, he played seventh seed, Italian Potito Starace and lost.

Leonardo reached the third round of the French Open for the third time and the US Open in 2012, losing to Nicolás Almagro in straight sets at Roland Garros and Juan Martín del Potro in New York.[3]

2014: First title and top 30

In February 2014, he reached his first career ATP final at Viña del Mar, defeating second seed Tommy Robredo en route. Mayer lost to top seed Fabio Fognini in straight sets.

In Oeiras and Niza, he reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier in both. He was defeated in the third round of the French Open again, this time by Rafael Nadal.

In Wimbledon, he reached the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time. He defeated No. 25 seed Andreas Seppi, former Wimbledon semifinalist and Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis, and former junior champion Andrey Kuznetsov before being defeated by Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets. With this run, Mayer was ranked in the top 50 for the first time in his career.

Next, Mayer played in the 2014 MercedesCup, where he lost in the second round to Mikhail Youzhny. Then he played at the 2014 International German Open, where he beat Guillermo García-López and Philipp Kohlschreiber, reaching the final without dropping a set. In the final, he defeated top seed David Ferrer in three sets, winning his maiden ATP title.

After an one-month break, Mayer participated at the 2014 Winston-Salem Open as the fourth seed. He lost in his opening match against qualifier David Goffin in straight sets.

Seeded 23rd at the 2014 US Open, Mayer reached the third round, being defeated by Kei Nishikori. In the doubles tournament, he partnered with compatriot Carlos Berlocq and made it to the quarterfinals, beating the reigning Wimbledon champions, Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil en route.

Mayer won his two singles rubbers against Israel in the Davis Cup Play-offs, helping Argentina to secure a place in the 2015 World Group.

He lost in the second round at the Malaysian Open to Jarkko Nieminen, an in the first round of the China Open to Martin Klizan. He lost in the second round of the Shanghai Masters to Roger Federer, who saved five match points against Mayer.

2015

Mayer started the year at Doha, where he lost in the first round in a tight three-setter match against Andreas Seppi. Then he competed in the Apia International Sydney, where he reached the semifinals, being defeated by Mikhail Kukushkin.

In the Australian Open, he was defeated by Viktor Troicki in four sets. Next, he reached the quarterfinals at the Brasil Open, being defeated by local favourite João Souza in a controversial match.

On March 8 2015, he played in the longest singles match in Davis Cup history, beating João Souza in 6 hours and 42 minutes, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–5), 5–7, 5–7, 15–13.

Mayer do not compete at Indian Wells, and was defeated in the third round of the Miami Masters by Kevin Anderson.

The argentine started the european clay-court swing with a first round loss in Barcelona.Then, he reached the third round at Madrid, and the second round in the Rome Masters.

In the Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, he reached the third ATP final of his carrer, losing to Dominic Thiem in a contested match.

Leonardo reached the third round of the French Open for the fifth time, being defeated by Marin Cilic in straight sets.

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 2 runners-up)

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 (0–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 9, 2014 Chile Open, Viña del Mar, Chile Clay 23x15px Fabio Fognini 2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. July 20, 2014 German Open, Hamburg, Germany Clay 23x15px David Ferrer 6–7(3–7), 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. May 23, 2015 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France Clay 23x15px Dominic Thiem 7–6(10–8), 5–7, 6–7(2–7)

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)

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 (1–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 14, 2010 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard (i) 23x15px Benjamin Becker 23x15px Mardy Fish
23x15px Sam Querrey
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Winner 1. February 20, 2011 Copa Claro, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay 23x15px Oliver Marach 23x15px Franco Ferreiro
23x15px André Sá
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Runner-up 2. August 25, 2012 Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States Hard 23x15px Pablo Andújar 23x15px Santiago González
23x15px Scott Lipsky
3–6, 6–4, [2–10]

Challenger and Futures finals

Legend(Singles)
Challengers (5)
Futures (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. November 16, 2008 Medellín Hard 23x15px Sergio Roitman 6–4, 7–5
2. July 31, 2011 Dortmund Clay 23x15px Thomas Schoorel 6–3, 6–2
3. October 2, 2011 Napoli Clay 23x15px Alessandro Giannessi 6–3, 6–4
1. November 6, 2011 São Leopoldo Clay 23x15px Nikola Ćirić 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
1. November 10, 2012 Guayaquil Clay 23x15px Paolo Lorenzi 6–2, 6–4

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current through the 2015 Mutua Madrid Open.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 0 / 6 2–6 25%
French Open Q1 A 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 0 / 7 11–7 61%
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 2R 1R Q1 1R 2R 4R 0 / 5 5–5 50%
US Open Q2 Q2 2R 1R A 3R 2R 3R 0 / 5 6–5 55%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–3 2–4 2–2 4–4 2–4 8–4 3–2 0 / 23 24–23 51%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A 1R A 2R 3R A A 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Miami A A Q1 1R A 1R 1R A 3R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Monte Carlo A A A A A Q1 A Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Madrid A A A 2R A A A Q1 3R 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Rome A A A 1R A A A A 2R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Canada A A 2R 1R A Q1 A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Cincinnati A A A A A Q2 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Shanghai NH Q1 A A A A 2R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Paris A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–5 0–0 1–2 2–1 1–2 4–3 0 / 14 10–14 42%
National Representation
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Davis Cup Singles
World Group A A QF SF A A SF PO QF 0 / 5 6–3 100%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0 / 5 6–3 67%
Career statistics
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 1 18 21 7 14 18 21 13 112
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 1–1 17–18 13–21 4–7 14–14 13–18 28–20 17–13 1 / 113 107–112 49%
Win %  –  50% 49% 38% 36% 50% 42% 58% 57% 49%
Year End Ranking 179 115 75 94 78 71 94 28 $3,090,464

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
23x15px Australian Open A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 4–6
23x15px French Open A 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1–4
23x15px Wimbledon 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1–5
23x15px US Open 1R 2R A 2R 1R QF 4–5
Win–Loss 0–2 5–4 0–1 2–4 0–4 2–4 1–1 10–20

Top-10 wins per season

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2014
1. 23x15px Rafael Nadal 7 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Clay F 6-7(3-7), 6-1, 7–6(7–4)

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