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Gastón Etlis (born 4 November 1974) is a former tennis player from Argentina.

The right-hander won four career titles in doubles, and reached his highest ATP rankings of World No. 114 in singles May 2000 and World No. 17 in doubles in January 2005. Etlis' greatest success in singles came in the final tournament of his singles career, reaching the semifinals of Costa do Sauípe in 2003.

Tennis career

Etlis turned professional in 1993. He is of Jewish descent.[1]

Singles

Highlight victories include wins over World No. 40 Carlos Costa in 1995 and World No. 24 Marc Rosset in 1997.

Etlis competed in the singles events at the 1996 Australian Open and the 1996 and 1997 French Open. He then primarily focussed on doubles.[1]

Doubles

From 2000, Etlis's primary doubles partner was Martin Rodriguez.

In 2000 and 2002, he reached the third round of the French Open.

Etlis competed in the doubles competition of the 2003 Australian Open; he and partner Rodriguez reached the semifinals. After defeating Leander Paes and David Rikl (6–3, 6–3) in the quarterfinals, they lost 3–6, 4–6 played to # 1 seed Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor.[1] At the 2003 French Open Etlis and Rodriquez reached the quarterfinals, losing to Paul Haarhuis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov.[1] Etlis also competed in mixed doubles with Clarisa Fernández at Roland Garros in 2003. They lost in the quarterfinals to # 4 seed Cara Black and Wayne Black, 6–3, 6–3.[1] Etlis and Rodriguez reached the 3rd round at the 2003 Wimbledon tournament.

In 2004, Etlis and Rodriguez made it to the semifinals at the 2004 Australian Open, where they were defeated 6–2, 7–5 by Michaël Llodra and Fabrice Santoro.[1] They reached the quarterfinal of the 2004 French Open, where they were defeated 6–4, 6–4 by the Belgian team of Xavier Malisse and Olivier Rochus.[1] Etlis and Rodriguez won the Valencia International Series in April 2004.[1]

Olympics

He represented Argentina at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, where he was defeated in the first round by South Africa's Wayne Ferreira.

In the 2004 Olympics he competed in the doubles event with partner Martin Rodriguez, defeating Tommy Robredo and Feliciano López of Spain in the first round and losing to the eventual gold medallists Fernando González and Nicolás Massú in the second.

Davis Cup

Etlis split two Davis Cup matches in 1996.[1]

Career finals

Doubles (4 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold (0–0)
ATP International Series (4–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (3)
Carpet (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in final Score in final
Winner 1. 11 February 2002 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Argentina Martín Rodríguez Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Luis Lobo
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2. 18 February 2002 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Martín Rodríguez Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Winner 3. 19 April 2004 Valencia, Spain Clay Argentina Martín Rodríguez Spain Feliciano López
Spain Marc López
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 4. 22 August 2005 New Haven, United States Hard Argentina Martín Rodríguez United States Rajeev Ram
United States Bobby Reynolds
6–4, 6–3

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Etlis, Gaston". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 15 May 2014.