Albert Portas
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Albert Portas
Albert Portas
Albert Portas US Open.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1973-11-15) 15 November 1973 (age 49)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2007
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,972,633
Singles
Career record142-198
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 19 (1 October 2001)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2000, 2002)
French Open3R (1997, 2000, 2002)
Wimbledon3R (2000)
US Open3R (2001)
Doubles
Career record73-109
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 56 (14 April 2003)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2003)
French Open2R (2001, 2002, 2006)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001, 2003, 2006)
US Open1R (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2001)
Medal record
Last updated on: 18 November 2021.

Albert Portas Soy (Catalan: [?l' 'pt?s 's?j], Spanish: [al'?e? 'po?tas 'soj]; born 15 November 1973) is a Spanish former professional tennis player.

Career

Portas turned professional in 1994. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19 in October 2001.

His only top-level singles title came at the 2001 Hamburg Masters, a tournament in which his mastery of the drop shot (key to his defeat of Juan Carlos Ferrero in the final) earned him the nickname "Drop Shot Dragon". According to the BBC, Lleyton Hewitt said of Portas that "He sure hits a lot of drop shots, but he hits them so well, as well as anyone I have faced.".[1] His final at Barcelona Open in 1997 was also very remarkable. En route to the final he defeated Gustavo Kuerten (eventual champion this same year of French Open), Marcelo Rios, and Carlos Moya, but lost in the final to Albert Costa. In 1999, Portas lost the final of San Marino defeated by his countryman Galo Blanco.

He coached WTA player Daniela Hantuchová in 2008-2009.[2]

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (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); (W-L) win-loss record.


Singles

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 7 2-7 22%
French Open A Q1 Q1 3R 1R 2R 3R 1R 3R 2R 1R Q1 1R Q1 0 / 9 8-9 47%
Wimbledon Q2 A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R Q1 0 / 7 2-7 22%
US Open A A A 1R A 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R A Q1 A A 0 / 6 2-6 25%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-3 1-4 5-4 2-4 3-4 1-4 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0 / 29 14-29 33%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A 1R A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Miami A A A A A A A 1R 3R A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Monte Carlo A 2R A A 1R Q1 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R A Q1 1R 0 / 8 3-8 27%
Hamburg A A A A 1R Q1 Q2 W 1R A 2R A Q1 A 1 / 4 7-3 70%
Rome A Q1 A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q2 A A A 0 / 7 2-7 22%
Canada A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati A A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Stuttgart A A A 1R A A A 1R Not Masters Series 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Paris A A A 1R A A A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-3 0-4 0-1 0-2 9-7 1-5 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 / 29 14-28 33%

Doubles

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 1R QF 2R A A 0 / 5 6-5 55%
French Open A A 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 2R 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R A 1R A A 1R 0 / 4 0-4 0%
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A A 0 / 5 0-5 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 1-4 2-4 1-3 3-4 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 / 19 9-19 32%
ATP Masters Series
Miami A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Monte Carlo A A Q1 A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Hamburg Q1 A 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Rome 1R A A Q1 1R A A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Stuttgart A A A 1R Not Masters Series 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Paris A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 7 1-7 13%


ATP career finals

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 (1-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-1)
ATP 250 Series (0-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-3)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1997 Barcelona, Spain Championship Series Clay Spain Albert Costa 5-7, 4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Aug 1999 San Marino, San Marino World Series Clay Spain Galo Blanco 6-4, 4-6, 3-6
Win 1-2 May 2001 Hamburg, Germany Masters 1000 Clay Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 4-6, 6-2, 0-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-5
Loss 1-3 Jul 2001 Sopot, Poland World Series Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 6-1, 5-7, 6-7(2-7)


Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-0)
ATP 250 Series (1-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-3)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Nov 1996 Santiago, Chile World Series Clay Romania Dinu Pescariu Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
4-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 Jul 2000 Umag, Croatia World Series Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i?
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6-1, 7-6(7-2)
Loss 1-2 Jul 2002 Umag, Croatia World Series Clay Spain Fernando Vicente Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Austria Julian Knowle
4-6, 4-6
Loss 1-3 Jul 2006 Umag, Croatia World Series Clay Spain Guillermo García López Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Czech Republic David ?koch
4-6, 4-6


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 19 (8-11)

Legend
ATP Challenger (8-11)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (8-11)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 1994 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Czech Republic Jiri Novak 2-6, 5-7
Win 1-1 Jul 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Morocco Hicham Arazi 6-7, 6-4, 6-4
Win 2-1 Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Spain Fernando Vicente 6-1, 6-4
Loss 2-2 Aug 1997 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay Czech Republic Radomir Vasek 1-6, 3-6
Loss 2-3 Aug 1998 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay Spain Carlos Costa 5-7, 6-7
Win 3-3 Oct 1998 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Spain Alberto Martín 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Win 4-3 Oct 2000 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Óscar Serrano 3-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 5-3 Oct 2000 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Czech Republic Ji?í Van?k 7-5, 6-3
Loss 5-4 Aug 2002 San Marino, San Marino Challenger Clay Argentina José Acasuso 6-3, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 5-5 Oct 2002 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay France Olivier Mutis 3-6, 5-7
Loss 5-6 Oct 2002 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6-4, 4-6, 1-6
Loss 5-7 Oct 2002 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Italy Stefano Galvani 2-6, 7-6, 6-1
Loss 5-8 Mar 2003 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 2-6, 6-7(2-7)
Loss 5-9 Sep 2003 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 4-6, 3-6
Win 6-9 Oct 2003 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Albert Montañés 6-4, 6-4
Win 7-9 Jun 2005 Furth, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(7-5), 6-2
Loss 7-10 Jul 2005 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Simon Greul 5-7, 2-6
Win 8-10 Aug 2005 Vigo, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Ivan Navarro 6-4, 6-4
Loss 8-11 Oct 2005 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Fernando Vicente 2-6, 2-6


Doubles: 22 (12-10)

Legend
ATP Challenger (12-10)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (12-9)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 1996 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Clay Argentina Marcelo Charpentier Russia Andrey Cherkasov
Italy Laurence Tieleman
6-1, 6-2
Loss 1-1 Apr 1997 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Alberto Martín Portugal Nuno Marques
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
3-6, 4-6
Loss 1-2 Aug 1997 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay Spain Alberto Martín Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
1-6, 2-6
Win 2-2 Jun 1998 Furth, Germany Challenger Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Spain Juan-Ignacio Carrasco
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
6-4, 6-4
Win 3-2 Aug 1998 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay Romania Dinu Pescariu South Africa Lan Bale
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Neboj?a ?or?evi?
6-3, 6-4
Win 4-2 Oct 1998 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Salvador Navarro-Gutierrez
4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Win 5-2 Jun 1999 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Spain Germán Puentes Spain Tomas Carbonell
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Neboj?a ?or?evi?
6-4, 6-7(3-7), 6-3
Win 6-2 Jul 1999 Venice, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Germán Puentes Argentina Diego del Rio
Argentina Mariano Hood
6-4, 6-0
Loss 6-3 Jul 1999 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay Spain Germán Puentes Portugal Nuno Marques
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
2-6, 2-6
Loss 6-4 Oct 1999 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Spain Juan-Ignacio Carrasco
Spain Jairo Velasco
7-6, 4-6, 6-7
Loss 6-5 Jun 2000 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Germany Jens Knippschild
United States Jeff Tarango
2-6, 2-6
Win 7-5 Oct 2000 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Tomas Carbonell Germany Marcus Hilpert
Germany Jens Knippschild
5-7, 6-1, 6-4
Win 8-5 Oct 2000 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Czech Republic Petr Kovacka
Czech Republic Pavel Kudrnac
6-4, 6-3
Loss 8-6 Oct 2002 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Argentina Mariano Hood
Peru Luis Horna
6-4, 1-6, 4-6
Loss 8-7 Oct 2002 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Czech Republic Tomas Behrend
Germany Karsten Braasch
6-7(3-7), 4-6
Loss 8-8 Mar 2003 Cagliari, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Juan-Ignacio Carrasco Spain Alex Lopez-Moron
Argentina Andres Schneiter
7-5, 4-6, 5-7
Loss 8-9 Jul 2003 Córdoba, Spain Challenger Hard Spain Juan-Ignacio Carrasco United States Brandon Coupe
Israel Noam Okun
4-6, 6-1, 4-6
Win 9-9 Oct 2003 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Óscar Hernández Italy Enzo Artoni
Argentina Sergio Roitman
6-4, 4-6, 6-4
Win 10-9 Sep 2004 Kyiv, Ukraine Challenger Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Russia Yuri Schukin
6-1, 6-1
Win 11-9 May 2005 Ettlingen, Germany Challenger Clay Spain Marc López Belgium Jeroen Masson
Spain Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
3-6, 6-1, 7-5
Loss 11-10 Jun 2005 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Alex Lopez-Moron Spain Óscar Hernández
Spain Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
5-7, 4-6
Win 12-10 Mar 2007 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Spain David Marrero Italy Alessandro Motti
Italy Flavio Cipolla
6-4, 6-4

Wins over top 10 players

Season 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Total
Wins 3 0 0 1 4 0 2 10
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
1997
1. Chile Marcelo Ríos 9 Barcelona, Spain Clay 2R 7-5, 7-6(7-3)
2. Spain Carlos Moyá 9 French Open, Paris, France Clay 2R 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3
3. Austria Thomas Muster 4 Stuttgart, Germany Clay 2R 6-4, 7-5
2000
4. Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 5 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 1R 4-6, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(8-6), 6-4
2001
5. Sweden Magnus Norman 5 Barcelona, Spain Clay 2R 1-1, ret.
6. Sweden Magnus Norman 6 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 7-6(7-5), 7-6(9-7)
7. Australia Lleyton Hewitt 7 Hamburg, Germany Clay SF 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
8. Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero 9 Hamburg, Germany Clay F 3-6, 6-2, 0-6, 7-6(7-5), 7-5
2003
9. United States Andy Roddick 6 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 1R 7-6(7-5), 6-3
10. Spain Carlos Moyá 4 Sopot, Poland Clay 1R 7-6(7-4), 6-7(6-8), 6-4

References

  1. ^ "Hewitt flops against qualifier". BBC News. 19 May 2001. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ "Brisbane International 2009: Day 2". Retrieved 2011.[permanent dead link]

External links


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