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Hicham Arazi
Hicham Arazi
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Country (sports) Morocco
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1973-10-19) 19 October 1973 (age 47)
Casablanca, Morocco
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1993
Retired2007
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,602,644
Singles
Career record221-226
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 22 (5 November 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (2000, 2004)
French OpenQF (1997, 1998)
Wimbledon3R (1998, 2000, 2001, 2004)
US Open3R (1999, 2000, 2001)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1996, 2004)
Doubles
Career record37-60
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 144 (21 June 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2004)
French Open1R (2001, 2004)
Wimbledon2R (2003)
US Open1R (2003, 2004)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (1999)

Hicham Arazi (Arabic: ? ‎; born 19 October 1973) is a former male tennis player from Morocco. He played professionally from 1993 to the end of 2007. The left-hander reached his career-high ATP Tour singles ranking of world No. 22 on November 5, 2001. During his career, Arazi captured one singles title, in Casablanca. "The Moroccan Magician" reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open twice and the French Open twice. As well as the aforementioned nickname, some tennis analysts called him "The Moroccan McEnroe" due to his talent - he played with incredible touch, and often enjoyed the support of the crowd even when not at home. He led Patrick Rafter, winner of the US Open in 1997 and 1998, two sets to love during the first round of the latter tournament. In the fourth set he was upset with several line calls, telling umpire Norm Chryst to "get out of here", which sparked the beginning of Arazi's meltdown (and Rafter's comeback).[1] During his career, he notably gained victories over former World No. 1s and Grand Slam champions Roger Federer, Andre Agassi, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moyá and Jim Courier.

ATP Masters Series finals

Singles (1 runner-up)

Outcome Year Tournament Opponent Score
Runner-up 2001 Monte Carlo Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 3-6, 2-6, 4-6

Career finals

Legend
Grand Slam
Tennis Masters Cup
ATP Masters Series
ATP Tour

Singles (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Mar 1997 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Argentina Franco Squillari 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
Loss 1-1 Jun 1999 Merano, Italy Clay Spain Fernando Vicente 2-6, 6-3, 6-7
Loss 1-2 Apr 2001 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 3-6, 2-6, 4-6

Doubles (2 runners-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 1997 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Morocco Karim Alami Portugal João Cunha e Silva
Portugal Nuno Marques
6-7, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Sep 1997 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard Israel Eyal Ran Italy Vincenzo Santopadre
United States Vince Spadea
4-6, 7-6, 0-6

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 SR W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 4R 1R QF 1R 2R 1R QF A 0 / 8 12-8
French Open A A QF QF 3R 3R 2R 3R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 16-8
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 9 9-9
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R 2R 2R A 0 / 10 9-10
Win-Loss 0-1 1-2 4-4 9-4 4-4 10-4 5-4 4-4 2-4 7-4 0-0 0 / 35 46-35
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A 2R QF 1R A A 3R 1R 0 / 5 6-5
Miami A A A A 1R 2R 2R 3R A 1R A 0 / 5 2-5
Monte Carlo A A 1R 2R 3R 2R F 2R A 1R A 0 / 7 10-7
Hamburg A A QF 3R 3R 1R 3R 1R A 1R A 0 / 7 9-7
Rome A A 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 2R A 0 / 7 5-7
Canada A A A A A 1R 3R A A 1R A 0 / 3 2-3
Cincinnati A 1R A A A 2R 3R A 3R 2R A 0 / 5 6-5
Madrid1 A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R A A 1R A 0 / 6 3-6
Paris A A 1R 1R A A QF A QF 1R A 0 / 5 6-5
Win-Loss 0-0 0-1 4-5 4-5 6-6 6-8 18-9 2-4 5-2 4-9 0-1 0 / 50 49-50
Year End Ranking 141 79 38 36 36 30 25 90 52 62 897

1This event was held in Essen in 1995, and in Stuttgart from 1996 through 2001.

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