Sonchat Ratiwatana

Last updated
Sonchat Ratiwatana
สนฉัตร รติวัฒน์
Sonchat Ratiwatana RG13 (9).JPG
Sonchat Ratiwatana at Roland Garros 2013
Country (sports)Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Residence Bangkok, Thailand
Born (1982-01-23) January 23, 1982 (age 39)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro2004
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$427,877
Singles
Career record2–5
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 655 (3 May 2004)
Doubles
Career record54–71
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 39 (28 April 2008)
Current rankingNo. 91 (31 October 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2008, 2011, 2013, 2018)
French Open 1R (2008, 2013)
Wimbledon 3R (2010)
US Open 1R (2008, 2012)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2016)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon 1R (2008)
Medal record
Tennis
Representing Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Asian Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2006 Doha Men's Doubles
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2006 Doha Team Event
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2014 Incheon Men's Doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2005 Manila Men's Doubles
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Korat Team Event
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Vientiane Men's Doubles
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Vientiane Mixed Doubles
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Singapore Men's Doubles
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2015 Singapore Team Event
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2017 Kuala Lumpur Men's Doubles
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2009 Vientiane Team Event
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2015 Singapore Mixed Doubles
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2005 Manila Team Event
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2005 Manila Mixed Doubles
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Korat Men's Doubles
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2007 Korat Mixed Doubles
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2011 Palembang Team Event
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2017 Kuala Lumpur Mixed Doubles
Universiade
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2007 Bangkok Men's Doubles
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2003 Daegu Men's Doubles
Last updated on: 3 November 2016.

Sonchat Ratiwatana (Thai : สนฉัตร รติวัฒน์, pronounced [sǒn.tɕʰàt rá.tì.wát] ), nicknamed Ton (ต้น, [tôn] ; born January 23, 1982 in Bangkok) is a professional tennis player from Thailand. In 2007, Sonchat and his twin brother Sanchai Ratiwatana won their first ATP doubles title in Bangkok in their home country. In the final, the team beat 2007 Wimbledon men's doubles winner Michaël Llodra and 2007 U.S. Open men's doubles semifinalist Nicolas Mahut. He reached his highest doubles ranking at world number 39 as of 28 April 2008. He plays right-handed and turned professional in 2004. He and his twin brother played in their first grand slam tournament during the Australian Open in 2008, where they lost to the eventual finalist pairing of Arnaud Clément & Michaël Llodra of France in the first round.

Contents

ATP career finals

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-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 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (1–1)
ResultW–L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1–0 Sep 2007 Thailand Open, ThailandInternationalHard (i) Flag of Thailand.svg Sanchai Ratiwatana Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra
Flag of France.svg Nicolas Mahut
3–6, 7–5, [10–7]
Win2–0 Jan 2008 Chennai Open, IndiaInternationalHard Flag of Thailand.svg Sanchai Ratiwatana Flag of Cyprus.svg Marcos Baghdatis
Flag of France.svg Marc Gicquel
6–4, 7–5
Loss2–1 Feb 2008 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, USIntl. GoldHard (i) Flag of Thailand.svg Sanchai Ratiwatana Flag of India.svg Mahesh Bhupathi
Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
6–7(5–7), 2–6

Grand Slam doubles timeline

Key
W F SFQF#RRRQ#ANH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (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.
Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Australian Open AA 1R AA 1R A 1R 0–3
French Open AA 1R AAAA 1R 0–2
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 2R 6–8
US Open AA 1R AAA 1R A0–2
Win–Loss1–10–10–41–12–10–21–21–36–15

Related Research Articles

Paradorn Srichaphan Thai tennis player

Paradorn Srichaphan is a retired professional tennis player from Thailand. He was the first men's singles player from Asia to be ranked in the top 10 of the ATP rankings, reaching a career high world no. 9. His nickname is "Ball". He graduated as a Bachelor of Social Science from Ramkhamhaeng University.

Nenad Zimonjić Serbian tennis player and tennis coach

Nenad Zimonjić is a Serbian professional tennis player who was ranked World No. 1 in 2008 in doubles. He is the second tennis doubles player from Serbia to hold the World No. 1, after Slobodan Živojinović. While Zimonjić is known as a doubles specialist, he has recorded two big wins in his singles career. A 22-year span consisting of 54 Davis Cup ties including 43 victories has resulted in him becoming the most accomplished Davis Cup player in his nation's history. He has a very powerful first serve that he can hit at up to 235 km/h (146 mph).

Arnaud Clément French tennis player

Arnaud Clément is a retired tennis player and former captain of the France Davis Cup team. He reached the final of the 2001 Australian Open and achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 10 in April the same year. Partnering with Michael Llodra, he won Wimbledon in 2007 and two Masters 1000.

Xavier Malisse Belgian tennis player

Xavier Malisse is a Belgian retired professional tennis player. Born in the north-western Flemish city of Kortrijk and nicknamed X-Man, he is only one of two players from Belgium to have been ranked in the top 20 of the ATP tour, with a career-high singles ranking of World No. 19.

Mike Bryan American tennis player

Michael Carl Bryan is an American former professional tennis player. The right-hander turned pro in 1998. With his twin brother Bob, he has been world No. 1 doubles player for more than nine years, first achieving the top ranking in September 2003, and they became the second men's doubles team to complete the career Golden Slam by winning the 2012 Summer Olympics. He holds the records for the most Grand Slam doubles titles at 18, the most ATP men's doubles titles (123), and the most weeks (506) ranked number one. He won all but five of his doubles titles with his brother; with Jack Sock, he won two majors and the year-end championship in 2018, as well as the 2018 ATP World Tour Fans' Favorite Doubles Team. His father is Wayne Bryan.

Fabrice Santoro French tennis player

Fabrice Vetea Santoro is a French retired tennis player from Tahiti. Successful in both singles and doubles, he had an unusually long professional career, with many of his accomplishments coming toward the end of his career, and he is popular among spectators and other players alike for his winning demeanor and shot-making abilities; he is also one of a rare breed of player who plays two-handed on both the forehand and backhand sides.

Michaël Llodra French tennis player

Michaël Llodra is a French former professional tennis player. He was a successful doubles player with three Grand Slam championships and an Olympic silver medal, and has also had success in singles, winning five career titles and gaining victories over Novak Djokovic, Juan Martín del Potro, Tomáš Berdych, Robin Söderling, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nikolay Davydenko, Janko Tipsarević and John Isner. Llodra has been called "the best volleyer on tour".

Thailand Open (ATP)

The Thailand Open was a professional tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was part of the ATP World Tour 250 series of the ATP Tour. It was held annually in Bangkok, Thailand, in the third week of September, since 2003.

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Pakistani tennis player

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is a Pakistani professional tennis player. He is currently Pakistan's top player. A top-10 doubles player, his highest singles ranking was no. 125. He is the only Pakistani tennis player to reach the final of a Grand Slam, which he did in 2010, competing in both mixed doubles and men's doubles at the US Open.

Simon Aspelin Swedish tennis player

Simon Aspelin is a former professional tennis doubles player from Sweden who turned professional in 1998. His success mainly came in doubles, winning 12 titles and reaching World No. 7 in March 2008. In men's doubles, Aspelin won the 2007 US Open and the Silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Édouard Roger-Vasselin French tennis player

Édouard Roger-Vasselin is a professional tennis player from France. He won the men's doubles title at Roland Garros in 2014, partnering Julien Benneteau. He is the son of 1983 French Open semifinalist Christophe Roger-Vasselin.

The 2004 ATP Tour was the global elite men's professional tennis circuit organised by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for the 2004 tennis season. The ATP Tour is the elite tour for professional tennis organised by the ATP. The ATP Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Tennis Masters Cup, the ATP Masters Series, the International Series Gold and the International Series tournaments.

Sanchai Ratiwatana Thai tennis player

Sanchai Ratiwatana, nicknamed Tong, is a professional tennis player from Thailand. He turned professional in 2004.

The 2007 Thailand Open was a tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 5th edition of the Thailand Open, and was part of the International Series of the 2007 ATP Tour. It took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, from September 24 through September 30, 2007.

The 2008 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 36th edition of the event known that year as the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, and was part of the ATP International Series Gold of the 2008 ATP Tour. It took place at the Rotterdam Ahoy indoor sporting arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands, from 18 February through 24 February 2008. Michaël Llodra won the singles title.

The 2008 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup were tennis tournaments played on indoor hard courts. It was the 33rd edition of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, the 23rd edition of the Cellular South Cup, and was part of the International Series Gold of the 2008 ATP Tour, and of the Tier III Series of the 2008 WTA Tour. Both the men's and the women's events took place at the Racquet Club of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee, United States, from February 24 through March 2, 2008.

Christopher Rungkat Indonesian tennis player

Christopher Benjamin Rungkat is an Indonesian tennis player. He is the grandson of Benny Rungkat, former chairman of the Indonesian Air Carriers Association. Christopher's father, Michael Alexander Fritz Rungkat, is of Dutch and Indonesian descent and his mother, Elfia Mirlianti, is full Indonesian descent. In 2008, he won the final stage of French Open 2008 Boys' Doubles Juniors category with Finnish tennis player Henri Kontinen. He is the youngest ever Indonesian to be the All Indonesian Champion, and by the end of his junior career, he was awarded for Indonesian best promising athlete 2008.

Grega Žemlja Slovenian tennis player

Grega Žemlja is a retired Slovenian tennis player. He has won five singles titles and one doubles title on the ATP Challenger Tour. In 2012, he reached the third round of the US Open, the first Slovenian male player ever to reach that stage in a Grand Slam tournament. He is also the first Slovenian ATP player who in 2013 reached third round at Wimbledon. He reached his highest ATP ranking of World No. 43 in singles in May 2013, becoming the first Slovene ATP player to reach the top 50. Žemlja also became the first Slovene player earning over 1 million US dollars in prize money, and he is the highest-paid Slovene player in history. He represents his country as a member of Slovenia Davis Cup team.

The 2012 PTT Thailand Open was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 10th edition of the Thailand Open, and part of the ATP World Tour 250 Series of the 2012 ATP World Tour. It took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22 September through 30 September 2012. Richard Gasquet won the singles title.

Ramkumar Ramanathan Indian tennis player

Ramkumar Ramanathan is a professional Indian tennis player. He is the first Indian player to reach an ATP world tour singles final since Somdev Devvarman. He achieved his highest singles ranking of 111 on 30 July 2018, and represents India in the Davis Cup.

References