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- Age: 28 (27.04.1985)
- Birthplace: Mar del Plata, Argentina
- Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
- Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2003
- Coach: Horacio Zeballos
As of 20.05.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age six with father (also Horacio) who is a tennis coach and who coached him until the age of 18…Mother, Carolina, is a geography teacher…Has one younger sister, Carolina, who plays on the ITF Women's Circuit…Moved to Buenos Aires in January 2009…Favorite surface is hard, shot is forehand and tournaments, US Open and Acapulco…Idols growing up were Goran Ivanisevic and Thomas Muster, whom he both met at Graz, Austria, in 2008…Soccer fan of Boca Juniors and enjoys drinking mate on the Argentinean coast…Best friends on the ATP World Tour are Eduardo Schwank, Sergio Roitman and Pablo Cuevas…Ambition is to reach the Top 30…Won ATP's Newcomer Of The Year award for 2009.
Zeballos DEUCE Feature (Jan. 2010)
2012 -- The Argentine returned to the Top 100 with a 39-15 Challenger season, winning 3 titles in 4 finals...Best ATP Result was 2R at Viña del Mar, Houston and Roland Garros...Challenger titles came in Prague, Montevideo and São Leopoldo. Also reached final at Barranquilla...Won 5 Challenger doubles titles with 3 partners...
2011 -- Had 42-21 Challenger record, reaching finals in Salinas and Bordeaux and 5 SF. Won doubles title in Munich (w/Bolelli)...
2010 -- After four successive 1st RD exits to open the season, the Argentine got off the mark with a QF run in Buenos Aires (l. to Monaco)…He also teamed with countryman Prieto to win his first ATP World Tour doubles title (d. Greul-Luczak)… “I am very happy to win the title in Buenos Aires in front of my family, friends and fans. It just makes it extra special to win a title on the center court of the Buenos Aires Lawn Tennis Club. It is a very special moment for me”…Two weeks earlier he had finished runner-up (with Starace) in the Santiago doubles final...In March, at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells he fell to Mello 62 36 64 in 1st RD...At ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami, was presented ATP's Newcomer Of The Year award for 2009 on 23 March...He defeated Seppi, No. 20 seed Simon before losing to No. 16 seed Berdych 64 75 in 3rd RD...During the spring clay swing, he advanced to the Houston SFs (d. No. 11 Gonzalez in QFs; l. to Chela)…Compiled a 4-5 record in European clay events, ended with a Roland Garros 2nd RD loss to Nadal…Fell to Lu in Wimbledon 1st RD…Won one match (at Washington D.C.) in six North American summer events…At US Open he partnered Schwank to SFs (l. to Bopanna-Qureshi)…Represented Argentina in Davis Cup World Group SF loss to France in September…
2009 -- The No.3 Argentine (behind No. 5 del Potro, No. 30 Monaco) made one of biggest ranking jumps of any player in Top 50, climbing 164 positions from previous year…Compiled an outstanding 48-14 record on Challenger circuit with season-best five titles in eight finals…Late in year also advanced to his first ATP World Tour final…Opened season with a SF showing at Sao Paulo Challenger, then won his first career ATP Challenger title at Bucaramanga (d. Salamanca)…Then won title at Bogota Challenger (d. S. Gonzalez)…In May was runner-up at Pereira Challenger (l. to Falla)…Won two Challengers in three weeks at Manta (d. Millot) and Campos do Jordao (d. Alves)…Qualified for his first Grand Slam event at US Open, winning one round before losing to Berdych in four sets…Went back to Challengers and captured his first title on home soil in Buenos Aires (d. Gaudio)…In his fourth career entry into an ATP World Tour level event in St. Petersburg reached his first final, losing to qualifier Stakhovsky (after holding a match point in third set tie-break)...Played nine of his 10 matches on hard courts (5-4) and earned a career-high $253,637.
2008 -- Compiled his best results on Challenger circuit, winning first career title at Recanati (d. Zemlja) as a qualifier in June and reaching final at Bogota (l. to Daniel) in September…Also advanced to QF at Leon, Sassuolo, Cali and Puebla…
2007 -- Turned in SF efforts at San Luis Potosi and Tunica Resorts Challengers, both on clay and QF in four other tournaments…
2006 -- Compiled a 4-1 record in Futures finals, winning two titles in Argentina and France…Also runner-up in Spain…His best Challenger result was QF in Quito…
2005 -- Reached final at Italy and Colombia Futures events while advancing to SF in four other Futures…
2004 -- Reached first Futures final in Buenos Aires in September
On 10 February, captured his first ATP World Tour title and became seventh Argentinean to win in Vina del Mar after he beat four seeds…Beat Nadal, on his comeback from injury, in three-set final lasting 2 hrs, 47 mins…On 11 February, rose 30 spots to World No. 43…Two days later, he retired due to nausea and fatigue in the 3rd set versus Paul Capdeville in Sao Paulo 1R…Won doubles rubber (w/Nalbandian) versus France to help Argentina reach Davis Cup SFs…
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