Lucas Arnold Ker
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Lucas Arnold Ker
Lucas Arnold Ker
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1974-10-12) 12 October 1974 (age 45)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2016
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$ 1,635,992
Singles
Career record22-31
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 77 (20 July 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1999)
French Open2R (1998)
Wimbledon1R (1998)
US Open3R (1998)
Doubles
Career record301-258
Career titles15
Highest rankingNo. 21 (8 March 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2002, 2008, 2009)
French OpenSF (1997)
Wimbledon3R (2001)
US Open3R (2003)

Lucas Arnold Ker (Spanish pronunciation: ['lukas a?'nol 'ke?];[1] born 12 October 1974) is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina. Arnold Ker started playing tennis in the Olivos Tenis Club of Buenos Aires, under coach Malcolm Campbell. He is the younger brother of Patricio Arnold.

He is right-handed and turned professional in 1994. He has played several times for the Argentine Davis Cup team, where he made his debut in 1997 against Venezuela. He was Roger Federer's opponent in the Swiss' first professional match in 1998, beating the 17-year-old future great in straight sets.

Cancer

In August 2006, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. The testicle was removed, and he successfully underwent chemotherapy. In 2008, he was in remission and returned to playing professional tennis.[2]

Career titles

Doubles: 33 (15 wins, 18 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Pertner Opponents Score
Win 1. Aug 1996 San Marino, San Marino Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6-1, 6-3
Loss 1. Oct 1996 Marbella, Spain Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Australia Lucas Arnold
United States Jack Waite
7-6, 3-6, 4-6
Win 2. Jun 1999 Merano, Italy Clay Brazil Jaime Oncins Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Philippines Eric Taino
6-4, 7-6(7-1)
Win 3. Aug 1999 San Marino, San Marino Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6-3, 6-2
Win 4. Sep 1999 Mallorca, Spain Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Francisco Roig
6-1, 6-4
Win 5. Oct 1999 Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Martín García Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
United States Francisco Montana
6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Loss 2. Feb 2000 San Jose, U.S. Hard Philippines Eric Taino United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Humphries
1-6, 4-6
Win 6. Mar 2000 Bogotà, Colombia Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Spain Joan Balcells
Colombia Mauricio Hadad
7-6(7-4), 1-6, 6-2
Loss 3. Jul 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay United States Donald Johnson Czech Republic Ji?í Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
7-5, 2-6, 3-6
Win 7. Feb 2001 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Win 8. Feb 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 4. Feb 2002 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
3-6, 4-6
Loss 5. Apr 2002 Barcelona, Spain Clay Argentina Gastón Etlis Australia Michael Hill
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
4-6, 4-6
Loss 6. Jul 2002 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Àlex Corretja South Africa Robbie Koenig
Japan Thomas Shimada
6-7, 4-6
Win 9. Sep 2002 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Loss 7. Feb 2003 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina David Nalbandian Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
2-6, 2-6
Loss 8. Apr 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay Argentina Mariano Hood India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
1-6, 2-6
Win 10. May 2003 Valencia, Spain Clay Argentina Mariano Hood United States Brian MacPhie
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonji?
6-1, 6-7(7-9), 6-4
Loss 9. Jul 2003 Båstad, Sweden Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Sweden Simon Aspelin
Italy Massimo Bertolini
7-6, 0-6, 4-6
Win 11. Sep 2003 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
7-6(8-6), 6-7(3-7), 6-3
Loss 10. Oct 2003 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Argentina Mariano Hood The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4-6, 2-6
Win 12. Feb 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Argentina Federico Browne
Argentina Diego Veronelli
7-5, 6-7(2-7), 6-4
Loss 11. Jul 2004 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Martín García Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
3-6, 5-7
Win 13. Sep 2004 Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Argentina José Acasuso
Spain Óscar Hernández
7-6(7-5), 6-1
Win 14. Oct 2004 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
7-5, 6-2
Loss 12. Oct 2004 Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) Argentina Mariano Hood United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-7, 2-6
Loss 13. Apr 2005 Valencia, Spain Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Chile Fernando González
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
4-6, 4-6
Win 15. May 2005 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Australia Paul Hanley Czech Republic Martin Damm
Argentina Mariano Hood
6-3, 6-4
Loss 14. Aug 2005 Sopot, Poland Clay Argentina Sebastián Prieto Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6-7(7-9), 4-6
Loss 15. Apr 2006 Estoril, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Leo? Friedl Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
3-6, 1-6
Loss 16. Jul 2006 Amersfoort, Netherlands Clay Germany Christopher Kas Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Fernando Vicente
4-6, 3-6
Loss 17. Jul 2008 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Belgium Olivier Rochus United States James Cerretani
Romania Victor H?nescu
3-6, 5-7
Loss 18. Feb 2009 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Argentina Juan Mónaco Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Tommy Robredo
4-6, 5-7

References

  1. ^ dariozatra (2009-09-14). "Testimonio Lucas Arnold Ker". YouTube (in Spanish). Retrieved .
  2. ^ Davis, Robert (2008-08-22). "Lucas Learns to Live Again". Association of Tennis Professionals.

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