Lucas Arnold Ker
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- Age: 39 (12.10.1974)
- Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Residence: Barcelona, Spain
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1994
As of 15.09.2014
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age four with his parents, Henri, a former president of Argentine Davis Cup committee in 1983-84, and Lindsay, a former junior player is a housewife...Older brother, Patricio, who also played on the tour and now lives in Sao Paulo...Enjoys spending time with his sister, Claudine, and her three children...Has three stepbrothers living in the U.S. (Philippe in Houston, Pierre and Paul in Fort Lauderdale)...Enjoyed an outstanding junior career, reaching SF at Italian Open juniors in 1993 and Orange Bowl 16s SF in 1992...Won Orange Bowl doubles title (w/Etlis) in '92...Has a 6-1 career Davis Cup record (3-0 in singles) in five ties...Moved to Barcelona, Spain in April 2001 to cut down on his travel...Trains at Spanish Federation Tennis Center in Barcelona...Wife Yannina (married Dec. 7, 1999).
Ker DEUCE Feature (Aug. 2008)
1992 – Finished third at Chile Satellite (13 points)...
1993 – Reached first career Challenger SF at Sao Paulo-2...Doubles Winner at Chile Satellite (w/brother Patricio, 38 points) and at Argentina #2 Satellite (w/Lobo, 50 points)...
1994 – In doubles, won titles at Mar del Plata (w/brother Patricio) and Bogota-2 (w/Campana) Challengers...Also winner at Argentina #2 Satellite and Argentina #3 Satellite (both w/Hood, 59 points each)...
1995 – QF at Bogota Challenger and runner-up at Argentina #2 Satellite (48 points)...Doubles winner at Sao Paolo Challenger (w/brother Patricio), Argentina #2 Satellite (w/Patricio, 60 points) and Argentina B Satellite (w/Prieto, 58 points)...
1996 – Advanced to his first Tour SF in Bogota...In doubles, won first Tour title in San Marino and advanced to final in Marbella (both w/Albano)...
1997 – Enjoyed most success in Challenger play (20-15 record), winning titles in Merano (d. Santopadre) and Sao Paulo (d. Meligeni)...In doubles, won three Challenger titles and advanced to SF in four Tour stops, including French Open (w/Orsanic)...
1998 – Cracked Top 100 for first time behind consistent Challenger and Tour results...Won Bermuda Challenger title and won first Grand Slam match at French Open and reached U.S. Open 3rd RD...Best doubles result was Mexico City SF (w/Puerta)...
1999 – Captured four doubles titles at Merano (w/Oncins), San Marino (w/Hood), Mallorca (w/Carbonell) and Bucharest (w/Garcia)...Also won Challenger title in Este (w/Filippini)...Finished No. 44 in doubles with 26-10 record...
2000 – Opened season with runner-up in San Jose (w/Taino) and one month later won title in Bogota (w/Albano)...Later reached final at Stuttgart-outdoor (w/Johnson)...Closed year with Challenger titles in Montevideo (w/Etlis) and Buenos Aires (w/Albano).