Sebastien Lareau
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Sebastien Lareau
Sébastien Lareau
Country (sports) Canada
ResidenceCanada
Born (1973-04-27) April 27, 1973 (age 47)
Montreal, Quebec
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2001
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$2,879,682
Singles
Career record99-137
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 76 (April 17, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998)
French Open2R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (1993, 1998, 1999, 2000)
US Open2R (1995, 1998, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record266-142
Career titles16
Highest rankingNo. 4 (October 11, 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1996, 1997)
French OpenQF (2000)
WimbledonSF (1998)
US OpenW (1999)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1999)
Olympic GamesW (2000)
Olympic medal record
Men's tennis
Representing  Canada
Gold medal - first place Men's doubles

Sébastien Lareau (French pronunciation: ​[sebastj la?o]; born April 27, 1973) is a former professional tennis player. He became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title by winning the 1999 US Open men's doubles with his American partner Alex O'Brien.

As a singles player

The right-handed Lareau achieved a career best singles ranking of world No. 76 in April 1995. He has a career ATP Tour event win-loss record of 99-137. Lareau's best singles tour results were:

  • in 1995, the quarterfinals of the Philadelphia and St. Petersburg Grand Prix events;
  • in 1996, the fourth round of the Key Biscayne Grand Prix event;
  • in 1997, the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Grand Prix event;
  • in 1998, the third round of the Australian Open; the semifinals of the Philadelphia, the quarterfinals of the Scottsdale, the semifinals of the Hong Kong, the quarterfinals of the Washington and Moscow International Series events;
  • in 1999, the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Outdoor International Series event; and
  • in 2001, the semifinals of the Memphis International Series event.

As a doubles player

Lareau reached a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 4 in October 1999. He won 16 doubles titles on the ATP Tour. His victories included the 1996 and 1998 Stuttgart Masters, the 1999 London Queen's Club International Series, the 1999 US Open, the 1999 Paris Indoor Tennis Masters, and the 1999 ATP Doubles Championships events, all partnering Alex O'Brien; the 1999 Washington International Series and 2000 Memphis International Series Gold events, partnering Justin Gimelstob; and the 2000 Montreal/Toronto Tennis Masters and Sydney Olympics, partnering compatriot Daniel Nestor. Lareau was also a finalist in the 1996 Australian Open and ATP Doubles Championships, 1997 Australian Open, both partnering O'Brien.

Significant finals

Olympics: 1 gold medal

Result Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2000 Sydney Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6

ATP career finals

Doubles: 31 (16 titles, 15 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam (1-2)
Tennis Masters Cup (1-1)
ATP Masters Series (4-1)
ATP Championship Series (4-5)
ATP Tour (6-6)
Finals by surface
Hard (11-9)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (1-2)
Carpet (4-3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 April 1994 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard United States Patrick McEnroe Sweden Henrik Holm
Sweden Anders Järryd
6-7, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 25 April 1994 Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Kent Kinnear France Stéphane Simian
United States Kenny Thorne
4-6, 6-3, 5-7
Runner-up 3. 14 November 1994 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
6-4, 1-6, 2-6
Winner 1. 1 May 1995 Seoul, South Korea Hard United States Jeff Tarango Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
6-3, 6-2
Winner 2. 23 October 1995 Beijing, China Carpet (i) United States Tommy Ho Belgium Dick Norman
Netherlands Fernon Wibier
7-6, 7-6
Runner-up 4. 29 January 1996 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Alex O'Brien Sweden Stefan Edberg
Czech Republic Petr Korda
5-7, 5-7, 6-4, 1-6
Runner-up 5. 17 June 1996 Queen's Club, England Grass United States Alex O'Brien Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
3-6, 6-7
Runner-up 6. 20 April 1996 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet (i) United States Alex O'Brien Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
4-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-7(3-7)
Winner 3. 28 October 1996 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet (i) United States Alex O'Brien Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 7. 27 January 1997 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard United States Alex O'Brien Australia Mark Woodforde
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 3-6
Winner 4. 3 March 1997 Philadelphia, United States Hard (i) United States Alex O'Brien South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Patrick Galbraith
6-3, 6-3
Winner 5. 28 July 1997 Los Angeles, United States Hard United States Alex O'Brien India Mahesh Bhupathi
United States Rick Leach
7-6, 6-4
Runner-up 8. 4 August 1997 Montreal, Canada Hard United States Alex O'Brien India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6-7, 3-6
Runner-up 9. 18 August 1997 New Haven, United States Hard United States Alex O'Brien India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
4-6, 7-6, 2-6
Winner 6. 20 April 1998 Tokyo, Japan Hard Canada Daniel Nestor France Olivier Delaître
Italy Stefano Pescosolido
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Runner-up 10. 22 June 1998 Nottingham, England Grass Canada Daniel Nestor United States Justin Gimelstob
South Africa Byron Talbot
5-7, 7-6, 4-6
Runner-up 11. 24 August 1998 New Haven, United States Hard United States Alex O'Brien Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Peter Tramacchi
6-7, 6-1, 3-6
Winner 7. 2 November 1998 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) United States Alex O'Brien India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Winner 8. 18 January 1999 Sydney, Australia Hard Canada Daniel Nestor United States Patrick Galbraith
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6-3, 6-4
Runner-up 12. 22 February 1999 Memphis, United States Hard (i) United States Alex O'Brien Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
3-6, 4-6
Winner 9. 14 June 1999 Queen's Club, England Grass United States Alex O'Brien Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6-3, 7-6
Winner 10. 23 August 1999 Washington, D.C., United States Hard United States Justin Gimelstob South Africa David Adams
South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager
7-5, 6-7, 6-3
Winner 11. 13 September 1999 US Open, New York Hard United States Alex O'Brien India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
7-6(9-7), 6-4
Winner 12. 11 October 1999 Shanghai, China Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7-5, 6-3
Winner 13. 8 November 1999 Paris, France Carpet (i) United States Alex O'Brien United States Jared Palmer
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
7-6, 7-5
Winner 14. 22 November 1999 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet (i) United States Alex O'Brien India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6-3, 6-2, 6-2
Winner 15. 21 February 2000 Memphis, United States Hard (i) United States Justin Gimelstob United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
6-2, 6-4
Runner-up 13. 6 March 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman Czech Republic Martin Damm
Germany David Prinosil
1-6, 7-5, 5-7
Runner-up 14. 8 May 2000 Orlando, United States Clay United States Justin Gimelstob India Leander Paes
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
3-6, 4-6
Winner 16. 7 August 2000 Toronto, Canada Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Florent
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Runner-up 15. 20 August 2001 Indianapolis, United States Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Brian MacPhie
6-7, 7-5, 4-6

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A QF 2R F F 1R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 8 16-8
French Open A A A A A A 3R 3R 2R 3R 1R QF A A 0 / 6 10-6
Wimbledon A A A A A 3R 2R 3R 1R SF QF QF 1R A 0 / 8 15-8
U.S. Open A A A A SF 2R 1R QF 2R 1R W QF 2R A 1 / 9 18-8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 31 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-1 6-3 4-4 12-4 7-4 6-4 9-3 9-4 3-3 0-0 N/A 59-30
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A QF A A QF 1R 1R 3R A A 0 / 5 5-5
Miami NME A A A A 1R A QF 3R 2R 2R QF 2R A 0 / 7 6-7
Monte Carlo NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Rome NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Hamburg NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0
Canada NME A QF 1R QF 1R 1R QF F QF 2R W 1R A 1 / 11 17-10
Cincinnati NME A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R SF QF 2R SF 1R A 0 / 9 12-9
Stuttgart NME A A A A 1R A W SF W QF 2R A A 2 / 6 12-4
Paris NME A A A A A A 2R A 2R W A A A 1 / 3 5-2
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 5 0 / 2 1 / 5 0 / 5 1 / 6 1 / 6 1 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 0 4 / 41 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0-0 2-1 0-1 3-2 3-5 1-2 9-4 10-5 11-5 7-5 10-3 1-4 0-0 N/A 57-37
Year-end ranking 659 861 287 332 67 42 55 17 15 17 4 17 118 1536 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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