Leonardo Mayer

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Leonardo Mayer
Leonardo Mayer 1, 2015 Wimbledon Championships - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports)Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1987-05-15) 15 May 1987 (age 31)
Corrientes, Argentina
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach Mariano Hood
Leo Alonso
Prize money US$6,065,217
Official website leonardomayer.net
Singles
Career record168–177 (48.7%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 21 (22 June 2015)
Current rankingNo. 62 (18 March 2019) [1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
French Open 3R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Wimbledon 4R (2014)
US Open 3R (2012, 2014, 2017)
Doubles
Career record80–108 (42.55%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 48 (28 January 2019)
Current rankingNo. 55 (25 February 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2019)
French Open 3R (2015, 2018)
Wimbledon 3R (2018)
US Open QF (2014, 2015)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2016)
Last updated on: 1 March 2019.

Leonardo Martín Mayer [2] (locally  [leoˈnaɾðo maɾˈtim ˈmaʝeɾ] ; [lower-alpha 1] German: [ˈmaɪ̯ɐ] ; born May 15, 1987) is a professional tennis player from Argentina. Mayer achieved a career-high singles ranking of world no. 21 in June 2015 and world no. 48 in doubles in January 2019. [3] He is coached by Mariano Hood and Leo Alonso. [3] He was born in Corrientes and resides in Buenos Aires.

Tennis ball sport with racket and net

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent (singles) or between two teams of two players each (doubles). Each player uses a tennis racket that is strung with cord to strike a hollow rubber ball covered with felt over or around a net and into the opponent's court. The object of the game is to maneuver the ball in such a way that the opponent is not able to play a valid return. The player who is unable to return the ball will not gain a point, while the opposite player will.

Mariano Hood is a retired left-handed professional Argentine tennis player who specialized in doubles.

Corrientes City in Argentina

Corrientes is the capital city of the province of Corrientes, Argentina, located on the eastern shore of the Paraná River, about 1,000 km (621 mi) from Buenos Aires and 300 km (186 mi) from Posadas, on National Route 12. It has a population of 346,334 according to the 2010 Census. It lies opposite its twin city, Resistencia, Chaco.

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Career

Early career

Mayer started playing tennis at age nine. [3]

ITF

As a junior, Mayer 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. He won one Challenger singles title in 2008 and lost in three other finals. [3]

2005 French Open 2005 French Open Tennis Championships

The 2005 French Open was the 109th edition of the tournament. Rafael Nadal, seeded fourth at his first French Open, was a strong favorite to win the men's title after winning the Monte Carlo and Rome Masters, with Guillermo Coria, a 2004 finalist and 2005 runner-up to Nadal in both Monaco and Rome, calling Nadal the best clay-court player in the world prior to the tournament. After defeating top seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals, Nadal defeated Argentina's Mariano Puerta to claim his first French Open title, and the first of four won consecutively from 2005 until 2008. Nadal would go on to win the tournament a record eleven times.

The Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, known as the Dunlop Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2008 to 2013 with Dunlop as the title sponsor, and renamed the Metropolia Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships from 2013 onwards, is a prestigious junior tennis tournament, one of five that are rated by the ITF as 'Grade A'. Established in 1947 in Miami Beach, the tournament has for years featured both boys and girls singles and doubles draws at both '18 and under' (under-19) and '16 and under' (under-17) age categories. From 1999 to 2010, the tournament had been held each December at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Florida. Since 2011, it has been held at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Florida.

Emiliano Massa is a former professional tennis player from Argentina who won two junior grand slam boys' doubles titles at the French Open.

2009-2013: Becoming a professional Tennis Player

Mayer at the Winston-Salem Open Leonardo Mayer Winston Salem Open 2014.JPG
Mayer at the Winston-Salem Open

Mayer 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.

Rafael Nadal was the four-time defending champion, but lost in the fourth round to Robin Söderling in a huge upset. This was Nadal's first defeat at the French Open, having won the title in all four of his previous appearances at Roland Garros since debuting in 2005. With Nadal's loss, there would be a first time French Open champion for 2009.

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Tommy Haas German tennis player

Thomas Mario Haas is a German former professional tennis player. He competed on the ATP Tour from 1996 to 2017. After breaking into the world top 100 in 1997, and reaching a career-high singles ranking of world No. 2 in May 2002, Haas's career was interrupted by injuries: he twice dropped out of the world rankings due to being unable to play for twelve months. His first period of injury saw him miss the whole of the 2003 season, and he did not return to the world's top 10 until 2007. He also missed over a year's tennis between February 2010 and June 2011, but afterwards returned to play on the tour. He returned to world No. 11 in 2013 after reaching the quarterfinals at the French Open for the first time in his career.

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.

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2009 US Open (tennis) 2009 edition of the US Open Tennis Championships

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

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Mayer 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. [4]

2012 French Open 2012 French Open Tennis Championships

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2014: First ATP title and top 30

In February 2014, Mayer 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. At Oeiras and Niza, he reached the quarterfinals as a qualifier in both. He was defeated in the third round of the French Open by Rafael Nadal.

At 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 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 first ATP title.

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.

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.

Mayer lost in the second round at the Malaysian Open to Jarkko Nieminen and 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: Career High Ranking of 21

Mayer started the year at Doha, where he lost in the first round in a tight three-set match against Andreas Seppi. Then, he competed in the Apia International Sydney, where he reached the semifinals but was defeated by Mikhail Kukushkin. In the Australian Open, he was seeded 27th but was defeated by Viktor Troicki in four sets in the second round.

Next, Mayer reached the quarterfinals at the Brasil Open, being defeated by local favourite João Souza. 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 was unable to recover in time for the Indian Wells Masters 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 career, losing to Dominic Thiem. Mayer reached the third round of the French Open as the 23rd seed, being defeated by Marin Čilić in straight sets.

In the grass court season, Mayer reached the quarterfinals at Nottingham (lost to Denis Istomin) and the third round of Wimbledon where he was the 24th seed before he (lost to Kevin Anderson) in straight sets.

2016: Davis Cup Champion

Mayer lost in the first round of the 2016 Australian Open and the 2016 French Open. He had minor success in the 2016 Indian Wells Masters beating Sam Groth and 20th seed Viktor Troicki before losing to Marin Čilić in the third round. In the 2016 Wimbledon Championships, he lost in the first round to Donald Young.

In the Davis Cup semifinal between Great Britain and Argentina, Mayer beat Daniel Evans in the fifth and deciding rubber 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, sending Argentina into its fifth Davis Cup Final. Mayer teamed with Juan Martín del Potro for doubles in the Davis Cup Final against Croatia. They lost to Marin Čilić and Ivan Dodig. However, Argentina won their first championship 3 to 2.

2017: Second ATP title

Mayer lost in the second round of the 2017 Argentina Open and the 2017 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships (lost to John Isner). In July he lost in the 2nd round of qualifying to a teenager in the 2017 German Open only to enter the MD as Lucky Loser and win his first tournament as a father (his son Valentino was born in February 2017). He became the first lucky loser to win an ATP 500 tournament. In the final, he defeated Florian Mayer in three sets, winning his second ATP 500 title. Due to winning his second Hamburg title, Mayer climbed 89 spots, breaking into the top 50 for the first time since 2016, at number 49. [5]

2018: 3rd Hamburg Final

Defeated 3 players ranked outside Top 100 to reach ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 4R (lost to his boyhood friend Juan Martin del Potro in 3 sets). Reached QFs at Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo. Improved to 2-29 vs. Top 10 players by beating Kevin Anderson in 3rd-set TB at London/Queen’s Club. Fell to A. Zverev in ATP Masters 1000 Madrid 3R, but earned only break point faced by German en route to title. Squandered 6 MPs vs. Nicolas Jarry in the ATP Estoril 1R (most of all players to lose a match this season). Blew a 2-set lead for 1st time in career at Wimbledon (lost to Struff in 1R). Finished as Brisbane doubles runner-up in 1st event with Zeballos since 2010 Wimbledon (l. to Kontinen/Peers).

ATP career finals

Singles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–3)
Indoor (0–0)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1 Feb 2014 Chile Open, Chile250 SeriesClay Flag of Italy.svg Fabio Fognini 2–6, 4–6
Win1–1 Jul 2014 German Open, Germany500 SeriesClay Flag of Spain.svg David Ferrer 6–7(3–7), 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Loss1–2 May 2015 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France250 SeriesClay Flag of Austria.svg Dominic Thiem 7–6(10–8), 5–7, 6–7(2–7)
Win2–2 Jul 2017 German Open, Germany (2)500 SeriesClay Flag of Germany.svg Florian Mayer 6–4, 4–6, 6–3
Loss2–3 Jul 2018 German Open, Germany500 SeriesClay Flag of Georgia.svg Nikoloz Basilashvili 4–6, 6–0, 5–7

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

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 (1–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–2)
Indoor (0–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1 Feb 2010 Pacific Coast Championships, US250 SeriesHard (i) Flag of Germany.svg Benjamin Becker Flag of the United States.svg Mardy Fish
Flag of the United States.svg Sam Querrey
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Win1–1 Feb 2011 Argentina Open, Argentina250 SeriesClay Flag of Austria.svg Oliver Marach Flag of Brazil.svg Franco Ferreiro
Flag of Brazil.svg André Sá
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Loss1–2 Aug 2012 Winston-Salem Open, US250 SeriesHard Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Andújar Flag of Mexico.svg Santiago González
Flag of the United States.svg Scott Lipsky
3–6, 6–4, [2–10]
Loss1–3 Jan 2018 Brisbane International, Australia250 SeriesHard Flag of Argentina.svg Horacio Zeballos Flag of Finland.svg Henri Kontinen
Flag of Australia (converted).svg John Peers
6–3, 3–6, [2–10]

Team competitions finals

Davis Cup: 1 (1 title)

OutcomeDateTournamentSurfacePartner(s)OpponentsScore
Win Nov 2016 Davis Cup, Zagreb, CroatiaHard (i) Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Martín del Potro
Flag of Argentina.svg Federico Delbonis
Flag of Argentina.svg Guido Pella
Flag of Croatia.svg Marin Čilić
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivo Karlović
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Dodig
Flag of Croatia.svg Franko Škugor
3–2

Challenger finals

Singles (9-12)

OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Runner-up1.November 26, 2006 Puebla, MexicoHard Flag of the United States.svg Robert Kendrick 5–7, 4–6
Winner1.July 22, 2007 Cuenca, Ecuador Clay Flag of Brazil.svg Thomaz Bellucci 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up2.August 19, 2007 Graz, AustriaClay Flag of Romania.svg Victor Hănescu 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner2.November 25, 2007 Puebla, MexicoHard Flag of Poland.svg Dawid Olejniczak 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up3.August 17, 2008 Bronx, USAHard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Dlouhý 0–6, 1–6
Runner-up4.September 21, 2008 Cali, ColombiaClay Flag of Brazil.svg Marcos Daniel 2–6 RET
Runner-up5.October 12, 2008 Asunción, ParaguayClay Flag of Argentina.svg Martín Vassallo Argüello 6–3, 3–6, 6–7(2–7)
Winner3.November 16, 2008 Medellín, ColombiaClay Flag of Argentina.svg Sergio Roitman 6–4, 7–5
Winner4.July 31, 2011 Dortmund, GermanyClay Flag of the Netherlands.svg Thomas Schoorel 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up6.August 7, 2011 Trani, ItalyClay Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Steve Darcis 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up7.September 11, 2011 Genova, ItalyClay Flag of Slovakia.svg Martin Kližan 3–6, 1–6
Winner5.October 2, 2011 Napoli, ItalyClay Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Giannessi 6–3, 6–4
Winner6.November 6, 2011 São Leopoldo, BrazilClay Flag of Serbia.svg Nikola Ćirić 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up8.November 4, 2012 Medellín, ColombiaClay Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Lorenzi 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–4), 4–6
Winner7.November 11, 2012 Guayaquil, EcuadorClay Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Lorenzi6–2, 6–4
Runner-up9.September 29, 2013 Orléans, FranceHard(i) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek 3–6, 4–6
Winner8.November 17, 2013 Guayaquil, EcuadorClay Flag of Portugal.svg Pedro Sousa 6–4, 7–5
Winner9.August 26, 2016 Manerbio, ItalyClay Flag of Serbia.svg Filip Krajinović 7–6 (7–3), 7–5
Runner-up10.October 16, 2016 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaClay Flag of Argentina.svg Renzo Olivo 6–2, 6–7(3–7), 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up11.March 19, 2017 Tigre, ArgentinaHard Flag of Japan.svg Taro Daniel 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up12.July 15, 2017 Båstad, SwedenClay Flag of Serbia.svg Dušan Lajović 6–2, 7–6(7–4)

Performance timelines

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#APZ#POGF-SSF-BNMSNH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Singles

Current through the 2019 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters.

Tournament2007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019SRW–LWin %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 AA 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A 2R 2R 0 / 94–931%
French Open Q1 A 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R Q2 1R 0 / 911–955%
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 2R 1R Q1 1R 2R 4R 3R 1R A 1R 0 / 87–847%
US Open Q2 Q2 2R 1R A 3R 2R 3R 1R A 3R 1R 0 / 88–850%
Win–Loss0–00–03–32–42–24–42–48–45–40–32–11–41-10 / 3430–3447%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells AAA 1R A 2R 3R AA 3R A 4R 2R 0 / 69–660%
Miami AA Q1 1R A 1R 1R A 3R 1R A 2R 3R 0 / 75–742%
Monte Carlo AAAAA Q1 A Q1 AAAA Q1 0 / 00–0  
Madrid AAA 2R AAA Q1 3R 1R A 3R 0 / 45–456%
Rome AAA 1R AAAA 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 41–420%
Canada AA 2R 1R A Q1 AA 2R AAA0 / 32–340%
Cincinnati AAAAA Q2 AA 1R AA 3R 0 / 22–250%
Shanghai NH Q1 AAAA 2R 2R A Q2 1R 0 / 32–340%
Paris AAAAAAA 1R 2R AAA0 / 21–233%
Win–Loss0–00–01–11–50–01–22–21–28–72–40–08–63–20 / 3127–3147%
National representation
Davis Cup AA QF SF AA SF PO SF W 1R A
Win–Loss0–00–00–01–20–00–01–12–04–03–00–00–00–01 / 611–379%
Career statistics
2007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019Career
Tournaments0118197141821231592510178
Titles / Finals0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 01 / 20 / 10 / 01 / 10 / 10 / 02 / 5
Overall Win–Loss0–01–117–1813–214–714–1413–1828–2028–2312–1511–822–259-102 / 180172–18049%
Win %  50%49%38%36%50%42%58%55%44%58%47%47%49%
Year-end ranking179115759478729528351395256

Doubles

Tournament20092010201120122013201420152016201720182019SRW–LWin %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 2R SF 0 / 99–950%
French Open A 2R A 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R A 3R 0 / 76–746%
Wimbledon 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 3R 0 / 83–827%
US Open 1R 2R A 2R 1R QF QF A 3R 2R 0 / 810–856%
Win–Loss0–25–40–12–40–43–46–41–32–16–44-10 / 3228–3247%

Top-10 wins per season

#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreLM Rank
2014
1. Flag of Spain.svg David Ferrer 7 Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyClayF6–7(3–7), 6–1, 7–6(7–4)46
2018
2. Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson 8 Queen's Club Championships, London, United KingdomGrass1R7–6(7–4), 4–6, 7–6(7–3)36

Notes

  1. In isolation, Martín is pronounced [maɾˈtin] .

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