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- Pronounced: mar-TEEN HIGH-te
- Age: 50 (09.10.1964)
- Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1983
As of 15.12.2014
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Martin Jaite used his superior fitness and tactical nous to make up for a lack of power during his playing career.
Having spent his formative years in Buenos Aires and Barcelona, Jaite fine-tuned his single-handed backhand and defensive game to great effect, on clay courts, before turning pro in 1983. He rose more than 100 places in the space of 12 months and by 1985 ranked inside the Top 20.
Jaite’s best Grand Slam championship result came at 1985 Roland Garros, when he lost to Ivan Lendl in the quarter-finals. Ten of his 12 singles titles came on clay and, on 9 July 1990, he became just the sixth South American in ATP history to rank in the Top 10.
Jaite, who reached the 1988 Seoul Olympics quarter-finals (l. to Gilbert), has played an important role in tennis in Argentina since his retirement. He has served as an ATP Challenger Tour and an ITF Futures tournament director, as coach to David Nalbandian and since 2011 has been Argentina’s Davis Cup captain.
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1988- Runner-up at Monte Carlo (l. Lendl); Semifinalist at Bologna, Itaparica Quarterfinalist at Orlando, St. Vincent;Doubles Semifinalist at St. Vincent (w/Ingaramo). Quarterfinalist at 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
1987- Runner-up at Rome; Semifinalist at Bologna, Boston, Hilversum, Itaparica; Quarterfinalis at Nice, Monte Carlo, Hamburg, Tournament of Champions-N.Y., Indianapolis, Buenos Aires; RD 16 at French Open. Won back-to-back titles at Barcelona and Palermo in 1987, defeating Wilander in the Spanish final and avenging an earlier loss to him at Rome.
1986- Runner-up at Boston; Semifinalist at Indianapolis, Tournament of Champions-N.Y.; Quarterfinalist at Washington, Kitzbuhel; RD 16 at French Open.
1985- Runner-up at Boston, Washington; Semifinalist at Barcelona; Quarter-finalist at French Open, Bari, Indianapolis, Vienna.
1984- Quarterfinalist at Indianapolis, Barcelona; Winner at Curitiba Challenger; Runner-up at Messina Ch.; Doubles Runner-up at Barcelona (w/Pecci).
Member of the Argentine Davis Cup team, 1984-1992. Made his Davis Cup debut in 1984 when Guillermo Vilas withdrew from the tie against the U.S. due to an injury.
1983- Turned pro. Quarterfinalist at Bordeaux; Winner at Spanish Satellite.
1982- Reach semi-finals of Orange Bowl and French Open Juniors.
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