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Alberto Martín
Alberto Martín at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Date of birth 20 August 1978 (1978-08-20) (age 31)
Place of birth Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 74 kg (160 lb; 11.7 st)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money $3,552,638
Career record 208–250
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 34 (1 June 2001)
Current ranking No. 98 (28 September 2009)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 3R (2002, 2003)
French Open 4R (2006)
Wimbledon 3R (1999)
US Open 3R (2003)
Career record 89–128
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 64 (2 October 2000)
Australian Open 2R (2001, 2002, 2004, 2007)
French Open QF (2006)
Wimbledon 2R (2000)
US Open 2R (2004)
Last updated on: 23 February, 2009.

Alberto Martín Magret (born August 20, 1978 in Barcelona) is a tennis player from Spain, who turned professional in 1995.

He reached a career high singles ranking of 34 in 2001, but as of October 2007 had fallen out of the top 100 in the ATP rankings. He has earned more than $3,500,000 in prize money, having won three singles titles and three doubles titles. Martín plays right-handed, and is 1.75 m tall.

Martin's best Grand Slam performance was reaching the fourth round of Roland Garros in 2006. En route to this performance, Martín's first round win was his first victory over former World number 1 Andy Roddick in their fifth encounter. Martín led by two sets when Roddick retired with an ankle injury. Martín also beat Lleyton Hewitt in the first round where Hewitt was seeded first at the 2002 Australian Open, 1–6, 6–1, 6–4, 7–6 (4). However, Hewitt had been recovering from chickenpox at the time of his victory.

Martin also has the sad distinction of having suffered the heaviest defeat in the history of the Australian Open. Andy Murray beat him in the first round of the 2007 tournament, 6-0, 6-0, 6-1. In fact, Martin had to wait until the penultimate game of the match before winning his only game.


Career Finals (11)


Singles (5)

Wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 22 March 1999 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Fernando Vicente 6–3, 6–4
2. 27 September 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay Morocco Karim Alami 6–2, 6–3
3. 7 May 2001 Majorca, Spain Clay Argentina Guillermo Coria 6–3, 3–6, 6–2

Runners-up (2)

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 20 February 2005 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 6–0, 62–7, 6–1
2. 26 February 2006 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 6–3, 6–4

Doubles (6)

Wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 18 September 2000 Bucharest, Romania Clay Israel Eyal Ran United States Devin Bowen
Argentina Mariano Hood
7–64, 6–1
2. 17 July 2006 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Spain Fernando Vicente Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Germany Christopher Kas
6–4, 6–3
3. 22 February 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Marcel Granollers Spain Nicolás Almagro
Spain Santiago Ventura
6–3, 5–7, [10-8]

Runners-up (3)

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 14 September 1997 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson United States Kent Kinnear
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov
7–67, 6–2
2. 4 October 1999 Palermo, Italy Clay South Africa Lan Bale Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–3, 6–1
3. 1 May 2000 Majorca, Spain Clay Spain Fernando Vicente France Michaël Llodra
Italy Diego Nargiso
7–62 7–63

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