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Todd Martin
Todd Martin
Todd Martin 2008.jpg
Country (sports) United States
ResidencePonte Vedra Beach, Florida, United States
Born (1970-07-08) July 8, 1970 (age 51)[1]
Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
Height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Turned pro1990
Retired2004
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$8,232,355
Singles
Career record411-234
Career titles8
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 4 (13 September 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1994)
French Open4R (1991)
WimbledonSF (1994, 1996)
US OpenF (1999)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1999)
Grand Slam CupF (1995)
Olympic Games1R (2000)
Doubles
Career record100-85
Career titles5
0 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 30 (29 April 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1994)
French Open3R (1993)
Wimbledon3R (1994)
US Open2R (1990, 1991, 1992)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open3R (1998)
Last updated on: 3 November 2021.

Todd Martin (born July 8, 1970) is an American retired tennis player. He reached the men's singles final at the 1994 Australian Open and the 1999 US Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 4.

Playing career

Martin was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and played tennis for two years at Northwestern University before turning professional in 1990. His parents lived in Lansing, Michigan, where Martin went to nearby East Lansing High School. At Northwestern, he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He won his first top-level singles title in 1993 at Coral Springs, Florida. Martin traveled with good friend David Helfer for much of the '92 season. Helfer went on to play at Kalamazoo College.

Coached by Robert Van't Hof, 1994 proved to be a breakout year for Martin. At the year's first Grand Slam tournament, he reached the men's singles final at the Australian Open, where he lost in straight sets to No. 1 Pete Sampras. At Wimbledon, he made it to the semifinals, before falling to the eventual champion Sampras; the set that Martin took from Sampras in the match was the only set that Sampras lost during the entire tournament. Martin's third Grand Slam semifinal of 1994 came at the US Open, where he again fell to the eventual champion, this time Andre Agassi. He also captured singles titles at Queen's Club and the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis, the latter of which was the first back-to-back titles.

Martin was a member of the US team Davis Cup for nine consecutive years and part of the championship squad in 1995 (beating Russia 3-2 in the final). He also reached the final of the 1995 Grand Slam Cup, where he lost in straight sets to Goran Ivani?evi?. He reached the Wimbledon semifinals again in 1996, but eventually lost 10-8 in the fifth set against MaliVai Washington, after holding a 5-1 lead in the final set and serving for the match twice. Martin would later reflect on the outcome and admit that he choked during the crucial moments of the match.[1] He missed most of the 1997 season due to injury, but came back to win two singles titles in Barcelona and Stockholm in 1998.

In 1999, Martin had a solid year, reaching the quarterfinals of both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and reached his second Grand Slam final at the US Open. Along the way, Martin had a memorable battle with Greg Rusedski in the fourth round, in which Rusedski held numerous advantages, including a two sets to love lead, serving for the match in the third set, and a 4-1 advantage in the fifth. Yet, Martin was able to prevail in five sets. Martin won 20 of the final 21 points of the match, despite playing with a heavily bandaged leg and dealing with dehydration.[2] In the final, he faced Andre Agassi in a five-set contest, which Agassi eventually won. Martin won another singles title in Sydney that year, and reached his career-high singles ranking of No. 4.

In 2000, Martin again turned in a strong performance at the US Open, reaching the semifinals before falling to the eventual champion, Marat Safin, in straight sets. As with the previous year's tournament, Martin made another grueling comeback from a two-set deficit in the fourth round, this time against Carlos Moyà.

Martin was named the ATP's Most Improved Player in 1993, and won its Sportsmanship Award in 1993 and 1994. He was president of ATP Players Council for 1995-97 and 1998-99.

From 1994 to 1996, Martin was coached by Robert Van't Hof, from 1997 to 2002, he was coached by Dean Goldfine.

In his career, Martin won eight singles and five doubles titles. He retired from the professional tour in 2004. He is currently the CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Martin serving at the 2006 U.S. Open.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 2 (0-2)

Result Date Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1994 Australian Open Hard United States Pete Sampras 6-7(4-7), 4-6, 4-6
Loss 1999 US Open Hard United States Andre Agassi 4-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-2), 3-6, 2-6

Other significant finals

Grand Slam Cup finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1995 Grand Slam Cup Carpet (i) Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 6-7(4-7), 3-6, 4-6

Masters Series finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1993 Canada Masters Hard Sweden Mikael Pernfors 6-2, 2-6, 5-7

ATP career finals

Singles: 20 (8 titles, 12 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-2)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-1)
ATP Masters Series (0-1)
ATP Championship Series (3-4)
ATP World Series (5-4)
Titles by surface
Hard (5-7)
Clay (2-3)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-2)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0-0)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 1993 Memphis, United States Championship Series Hard United States Jim Courier 7-5, 6-7(4-7), 6-7(4-7)
Win 1-1 May 1993 Coral Springs, United States World Series Clay United States David Wheaton 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-2 Jul 1993 Washington, United States Championship Series Hard Israel Amos Mansdorf 6-7(3-7), 5-7
Loss 1-3 Aug 1993 Montreal, Canada Masters Series Hard Sweden Mikael Pernfors 6-2, 2-6, 5-7
Loss 1-4 Oct 1993 Tokyo, Japan Championship Series Carpet United States Ivan Lendl 4-6, 4-6
Loss 1-5 Jan 1994 Melbourne, Australia Grand Slam Hard United States Pete Sampras 6-7(4-7), 4-6, 4-6
Win 2-5 Feb 1994 Memphis, United States Championship Series Hard United States Brad Gilbert 6-4, 7-5
Loss 2-6 May 1994 Atlanta, United States World Series Clay United States Michael Chang 7-6(7-4), 6-7(4-7), 0-6
Loss 2-7 May 1994 Pinehurst, United States World Series Clay United States Jared Palmer 4-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 3-7 Jun 1994 Queen's, United Kingdom World Series Grass United States Pete Sampras 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4)
Win 4-7 Feb 1995 Memphis, United States Championship Series Hard Netherlands Paul Haarhuis 7-6(7-2), 6-4
Loss 4-8 Dec 1995 Grand Slam Cup, Germany ATP Finals Carpet Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 6-7(4-7), 3-6, 4-6
Win 5-8 Jan 1996 Sydney, Australia World Series Hard Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 5-7, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 5-9 Feb 1996 Memphis, United States Championship Series Hard United States Pete Sampras 4-6, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 5-10 Nov 1996 Stockholm, Sweden World Series Hard Sweden Thomas Enqvist 5-7, 4-6, 6-7(0-7)
Win 6-10 Apr 1998 Barcelona, Spain Championship Series Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2
Win 7-10 Nov 1998 Stockholm, Sweden World Series Hard Sweden Thomas Johansson 6-3, 6-4, 6-4
Win 8-10 Jan 1999 Sydney, Australia World Series Hard Spain Alex Corretja 6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 8-11 Apr 1999 Estoril, Portugal World Series Clay Spain Albert Costa 6-7(4-7), 6-2, 3-6
Loss 8-12 Sep 1999 New York, United States Grand Slam Hard United States Andre Agassi 4-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-2), 3-6, 2-6

Doubles: 10 (5 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (1-2)
ATP Championship Series Gold (1-1)
ATP World Series (3-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-3)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (5-3)
Indoor (0-2)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 May 1993 Atlanta, United States World Series Clay United States Jared Palmer United States Paul Annacone
United States Richey Reneberg
4-6, 6-7
Win 1-1 May 1993 Tampa, United States World Series Clay United States Derrick Rostagno United States Kelly Jones
United States Jared Palmer
6-3, 6-4
Win 2-1 Aug 1993 Indianapolis, United States Championship Series Hard United States Scott Davis United States Ken Flach
United States Rick Leach
6-4, 6-4
Win 3-1 Apr 1995 Paget, Bermuda World Series Clay Canada Grant Connell New Zealand Brett Steven
Australia Jason Stoltenberg
7-6, 2-6, 7-5
Win 4-1 Jun 1995 Queen's, United Kingdom World Series Grass United States Pete Sampras Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Jonas Björkman
7-6, 6-4
Loss 4-2 Aug 1995 Indianapolis, United States Championship Series Hard United States Scott Davis Canada Daniel Nestor
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
4-6, 4-6
Loss 4-3 Nov 1995 Paris, France Masters Series Carpet United States Jim Grabb Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
2-6, 2-6
Loss 4-4 Nov 1996 Stockholm, Sweden World Series Hard United States Chris Woodruff United States Jonathan Stark
United States Patrick Galbraith
6-7, 4-6
Loss 4-5 Mar 1998 Indian Wells, United States Masters Series Hard United States Richey Reneberg Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
4-6, 6-7
Win 5-5 Aug 2002 Cincinnati, United States Masters Series Hard United States James Blake India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7-5, 6-3


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 4 (2-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-2)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-2)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)


Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Aug 1989 New Haven, United States Challenger Hard United States Buff Farrow 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Aug 1989 Winnetka, United States Challenger Hard United States Brian Garrow 4-6, 2-6
Loss 1-2 Aug 1991 Winnetka, United States Challenger Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black 4-6, 6-4, 2-6
Win 2-2 Sep 1997 Delray Beach, United States Challenger Hard Israel Eyal Ran 6-2, 6-0


Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R F 4R 3R A 2R QF 2R QF 3R A 3R 0 / 10 25-10 71%
French Open A 4R A 1R 3R 3R 3R A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 11 11-11 50%
Wimbledon A Q1 2R QF SF 4R SF A 4R QF 2R 4R 2R 3R 2R 0 / 12 33-12 73%
US Open 1R 3R 3R 3R SF 4R 3R 2R 2R F SF 2R 1R 4R 1R 0 / 15 33-15 69%
Win-Loss 0-1 5-2 3-2 6-4 18-4 11-4 11-4 1-1 5-4 14-3 7-4 8-4 4-4 6-3 3-4 0 / 48 102-48 68%
Year-end championships
Tennis Masters Cup Did Not Qualify RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 1 1-2 33%
Grand Slam Cup Did Not Qualify 1R SF F Did Not Qualify Not Held 0 / 3 5-3 63%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A 3R 3R QF 3R A 2R QF A A SF 1R 1R 0 / 9 15-9 63%
Miami Open A A A 2R 2R 2R 4R A 3R A A 1R 2R QF 4R 0 / 9 13-9 59%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A 1R A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Rome A A A A A 2R 3R A 2R A 1R 1R A A 1R 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 1R A A 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Canada Masters A A 2R F 2R 3R SF A 2R QF 1R 3R 3R Q1 A 0 / 10 18-10 64%
Cincinnati Masters A A 2R 1R A 3R 2R A 3R 2R QF 2R 1R 3R A 0 / 10 13-10 57%
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A A 3R 3R 2R 3R QF 3R QF A A A A A 0 / 7 11-7 61%
Paris Masters A A A 3R 3R 3R 3R 1R SF 2R A A Q2 A A 0 / 7 8-7 53%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 2-2 10-6 3-5 9-7 12-8 3-2 13-8 8-5 4-4 4-5 7-5 6-3 3-3 0 / 63 84-63 57%
Year-end ranking 269 134 87 13 10 18 12 81 16 7 55 57 47 68 145 Career Earnings: $8,232,355


Doubles

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
French Open A A A 3R A A A A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Wimbledon A Q1 A A 3R A A A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
US Open 2R 2R 2R 1R A 1R A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 6 3-6 33%
Win-Loss 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 / 11 9-11 45%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A QF A 2R A F A A A A A A 0 / 3 7-3 70%
Miami Open A A A 2R A 2R 2R A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A SF A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Rome A A A A A QF 2R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canada Masters A A A 1R 1R 1R A A 2R A QF A 1R A A 0 / 6 3-6 33%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A 2R A A QF A Q1 2R W 2R A 1 / 5 10-4 71%
Stuttgart A A A A A A A 1R A A A A Not Held 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Paris Masters A A A A A F A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 4-1 80%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-2 8-5 4-4 0-1 7-3 0-0 2-1 1-2 5-1 1-1 0-1 1 / 24 31-23 57%


Top 10 wins

Season 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Total
Wins 0 0 0 5 5 3 3 1 5 4 1 2 4 1 0 34
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score MR
1993
1. United States Andre Agassi 8 Memphis, United States Hard (i) QF 6-1, 7-6(7-4) 96
2. United States Michael Chang 7 Memphis, United States Hard (i) SF 7-6(7-4), 6-4 96
3. Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 6 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 3R 2-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-7(4-7), 7-5, 6-0 30
4. Germany Boris Becker 4 Montreal, Canada Hard 3R 7-5, 7-6(7-3) 20
5. Sweden Stefan Edberg 6 Tokyo, Japan Carpet (i) QF 6-4, 6-4 16
1994
6. Sweden Stefan Edberg 4 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard SF 3-6, 7-6(9-7), 7-6(9-7), 7-6(7-4) 12
7. Sweden Stefan Edberg 3 Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass QF 6-3, 6-4 9
8. United States Pete Sampras 1 Queen's Club, United Kingdom Grass F 7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4) 9
9. Sweden Stefan Edberg 5 Davis Cup, Gothenburg, Sweden Carpet (i) RR 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 6
10. Spain Sergi Bruguera 4 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet (i) QF 6-4, 7-6(7-5) 10
1995
11. United States Pete Sampras 1 Memphis, United States Hard (i) SF 4-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-4 16
12. Sweden Thomas Enqvist 8 Davis Cup, Las Vegas Hard RR 7-5, 7-5, 7-6(7-2) 19
13. Germany Boris Becker 4 Grand Slam Cup, Munich Carpet (i) SF 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(7-4) 18
1996
14. Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 10 Sydney, Australia Hard F 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 17
15. Sweden Thomas Enqvist 6 Memphis, United States Hard (i) QF 6-4, 6-4 22
16. Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 5 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) QF 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 13
1997
17. Spain Carlos Moyá 7 Stuttgart, Germany Carpet (i) 2R 6-3, 7-6(7-2) 64
1998
18. Czech Republic Petr Korda 5 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i) 2R 6-3, 7-6(7-2) 29
19. Slovakia Karol Ku?era 7 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) 2R 6-2, 6-4 28
20. Australia Patrick Rafter 3 Paris, France Carpet (i) 3R 5-7, 7-6(7-5), 7-6(8-6) 26
21. United States Andre Agassi 5 Paris, France Carpet (i) QF 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 26
22. United Kingdom Tim Henman 10 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) SF 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 21
1999
23. Spain Àlex Corretja 3 Sydney, Australia Hard F 6-3, 7-6(7-5) 16
24. Chile Marcelo Ríos 6 Indian Wells, United States Hard 3R 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 11
25. United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 8 US Open, New York Hard 4R 5-7, 0-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-4, 6-4 7
26. Sweden Thomas Enqvist 4 ATP Tour World Championships, Hanover Hard (i) RR 6-4, 6-1 7
2000
27. France Cédric Pioline 10 US Open, New York Hard 3R 7-6(7-5), 6-3, 6-2 32
2001
28. United States Pete Sampras 3 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard 4R 6-7(2-7), 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 54
29. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6 Montreal, Canada Hard 1R 3-6, 7-6(7-3), 6-4 33
2002
30. United States Pete Sampras 10 Adelaide, Australia Hard 1R 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 57
31. Germany Tommy Haas 6 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 6-4, 6-2 64
32. Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 3 Indian Wells, United States Hard QF 7-6(7-5), 6-3 64
33. Sweden Thomas Johansson 9 Toronto, Canada Hard 2R 7-6(7-5), 6-3 47
2003
34. United States Andy Roddick 6 Miami, United States Hard 3R 7-6(7-3), 6-4 114

Post-playing

Martin participates on the Outback Champions Series tennis event for the former members of the ATP tour.[1] Martin finished 2006 ranked third and 2007 ranked first in the Outback Series.

Senior tour titles

  • 2006: Champions Cup Boston - defeated John McEnroe 6-3, 4-6, [10-8]
  • 2007: Gibson Guitars Champions Cup - defeated McEnroe 7-5, 7-5
  • 2008: The Oliver Group Champions Cup - defeated McEnroe 6-3, 6-1

Coaching

After his playing career, Martin coached Mardy Fish, World #18 from 2004-2007 then Novak Djokovic, World#1 from 2009-2010. Martin credits his own development to coaches Rick Ferman, youth coach and mentor; Jose Higueras, coach and teacher throughout professional career; and Dean Goldfine who coached Martin for seven years.

In 1993, he founded Todd Martin Youth Leadership, in his hometown of Lansing, Michigan that serves at risk youth and provides tennis, education and leadership programming to over 10,000 children to date. He continues to volunteer his time and visits when able.

CEO, International Tennis Hall of Fame

The ITHF stewards the history of tennis, honors the players and contributors to the sport of tennis. As CEO, Martin drives globalization, leading all elements of the 501c3 nonprofit business, strategic planning, revenue generation, and ambassadorial duties. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the seven-acre national historic landmark including an American Alliance of Museums accredited museum, a 20 court public tennis facility, an ATP Tour professional tournament, and enshrinement process.

Volunteer Service

Martin's foray into leadership came as President of the ATP Player's Council. Elected by the players, Martin served as the primary player advisor to ATP player relations, executive leadership and Board of Directors. He was the media spokesperson for all ATP Tour players' affairs and led meetings of the Player council and General Player body. Martin volunteered his time for the Board of Directors of the USTA (post-playing career) for more than a decade.

Martin serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennis Industry Association, and he is on the Oracle US Tennis Awards Advisory Council.

After his playing career, he did public speaking for corporations and organizations such as Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville, USTA and ITA. He was a booth and studio analyst for various television, radio and web broadcasters to include CBS Sports Net, ESPN.com, and Tennis Channel. Martin wrote several publications for USA Today and Tennis Magazine. He participated and consulted for a variety of events for charities, schools and corporations to include Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and Fidelity Investments.

He remains as Board Director of the Tennis Industry Association and is a member of Advisory Staff for RacquetFit.

Honors/Awards

Martin has been inducted into several Hall of Fames including those of Northwestern University (2001), Greater Lansing Sports (2002), Intercollegiate Tennis Association (2007), and the USTA Midwest (2008).

Martin was the recipient of the ATP's Most Improved Player Award (1993), ATP Sportsmanship Award (1993, 1994) and the International Club's prestigious Jean Borotra Sportsmanship Award (2002) and the ATP World Team Cup Fair Play Award (2003).

Family

Martin married his wife in December of 2000. Together, the pair have three children, the most notable of which being first-born Jack (b. 2003), who boasts an IQ score above the 160-point threshold, which is widely used to define geniuses.

References

  1. ^ "Yahoo UK & Ireland - Sports News - Live Scores - Results". Yahoo Sports.

External links

Awards
Preceded by ATP Most Improved Player
1993
Succeeded by

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