Eric Taino
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Eric Taino

Eric Taino
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Country (sports) Philippines
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, USA
Born (1975-03-18) 18 March 1975 (age 46)
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Height5'9"
Turned pro1997
Retired2008
PlaysLeft-handed
CollegeUCLA
Prize money$542,367
Singles
Career record14-20 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 122 (3 November 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2001, 2003)
French OpenQ1 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
WimbledonQ2 (2002)
US Open1R (2001, 2002)
Doubles
Career record50-65 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
9 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 52 (24 April 2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1999, 2000)
French Open2R (2001)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001)
US Open2R (2002)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
WimbledonQF (2000)
Medal record
Tennis
Representing  Philippines
Asian Games
Bronze medal - third place Doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal - first place Team
Silver medal - second place Doubles
Silver medal - second place Doubles
Bronze medal - third place Singles
Bronze medal - third place Doubles
Bronze medal - third place Team
Last updated on: 26 June 2021.

Eric Taino (born March 18, 1975 in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States) is a retired ATP Tour American tennis player, who later represented the Philippines in international competition.

Before turning pro, he was the #1 player and captain of the then #2 nationally ranked UCLA tennis team and achieved All-American honors. His teammates included fellow pros Justin Gimelstob and Kevin Kim.

As a junior player, he won the 1992 US Open - Boys' Doubles with Jimmy Jackson by defeating the Chileans future World no. 1 singles player Marcelo Ríos and Gabriel Silberstein. He started a professional career in 1997 and achieved the highest ranking of World No. 122 as a singles player on the ATP Tour in November 2003. He was also ranked as high as 52nd in the world in April 2000 as a doubles player. He won a doubles title in 1999 Singapore Open with Belarusian partner and future World no. 1 doubles player Max Mirnyi beating The Woodies in the final.

In 2006, Taino won the bronze medal in the men's doubles tournament at the Asian Games held in Doha, Qatar together with his fellow Filipino-American partner Cecil Mamiit, losing to Indian pair and top doubles players Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes.

He played for the Philippines Davis Cup team until 2008. Since his retirement, Taino returned to UCLA to finish his degree and remains active in tennis, coaching and playing in Los Angeles, where he resides with his family.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1992 US Open Hard United States Jimmy Jackson Chile Marcelo Rios
Chile Gabriel Silberstein
6-3, 3-6, 6-1

ATP Career Finals

Doubles: 7 (1 title, 6 runner-ups)

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (1-0)
ATP World Series (0-6)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (0-3)
Grass (0-2)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0-0)
Indoor (1-6)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Nov 1998 Bogota, Colombia World Series Clay Hungary Gabor Koves Argentina Diego del Rio
Argentina Mariano Puerta
7-6, 3-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Jun 1999 Merano Open, Italy World Series Clay Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Brazil Jaime Oncins
4-6, 6-7
Loss 0-3 Jul 1999 Gstaad, Switzerland World Series Clay North Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov United States Donald Johnson
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
5-7, 6-7
Win 1-3 Oct 1999 Singapore Open, Singapore Championship Series Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-4 Feb 2000 San Jose, United States International Series Hard Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker United States Scott Humphries
United States Jan-Michael Gambill
1-6, 4-6
Loss 1-5 Jun 2000 Queen's, United Kingdom International Series Grass United States Jonathan Stark Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
7-6(7-5), 3-6, 6-7(1-7)
Loss 1-6 Jun 2001 Queen's, United Kingdom International Series Grass United States David Wheaton United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3-6, 6-3, 1-6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 7 (3-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (3-3)
ITF Futures (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-4)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (1-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Nov 1999 USA F20, Clearwater Futures Hard United States James Blake 4-6, 7-6, 6-7
Win 1-1 Nov 2000 Yokohama, Japan Challenger Carpet Austria Julian Knowle 7-6(7-5), 6-4
Win 2-1 Aug 2001 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Flavio Saretta 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
Win 3-1 Aug 2002 Tarzana, United States Challenger Hard United States Brian Vahaly 6-2, 7-6(8-6)
Loss 3-2 Nov 2002 Champaign-Urbana, United States Challenger Hard United States Robby Ginepri 1-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 3-3 Mar 2003 Besancon, France Challenger Hard France Cyril Saulnier 6-7(8-10), 4-6
Loss 3-4 Jul 2003 Granby, Canada Challenger Hard Canada Frank Dancevic 6-7(10-12), 1-6

Doubles: 21 (10-11)

Legend
ATP Challenger (9-11)
ITF Futures (1-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (7-10)
Clay (3-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 1997 Sedona, United States Challenger Hard United States Adam Peterson South Africa John-Laffnie De Jager
South Africa Robbie Koenig
2-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 Mar 1998 Philippines F1, Manila Futures Hard United States Cecil Mamiit France Maxime Boye
France Thierry Guardiola
4-6, 6-2, 6-1
Loss 1-2 Apr 1998 Birmingham, United States Challenger Clay Israel Eyal Erlich United States Doug Flach
United States David Witt
4-6, 5-7
Win 2-2 Jun 1998 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Diego del Rio Portugal Emanuel Couto
Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva
7-6, 5-7, 6-2
Loss 2-3 Aug 1998 Tijuana, Mexico Challenger Hard United States Mitch Sprengelmeyer Australia Michael Hill
United States Scott Humphries
3-6, 2-6
Win 3-3 Jun 1999 Prostejov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Romania Dinu-Mihai Pescariu United States Devin Bowen
Israel Eyal Ran
6-3, 6-3
Win 4-3 Aug 2000 Gramado, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Andre Sa Brazil Daniel Melo
Brazil Alexandre Simoni
7-6(9-7), 7-6(7-3)
Loss 4-4 Nov 2000 Osaka, Japan Challenger Hard Japan Yaoki Ishii Czech Republic Frantisek Cermak
Czech Republic Ota Fukarek
1-6, 6-7(5-7)
Win 5-4 Feb 2001 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Challenger Hard Japan Takao Suzuki Italy Filippo Messori
Italy Vincenzo Santopadre
7-6(9-7), 2-6, 6-4
Loss 5-5 Aug 2001 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard United Kingdom Barry Cowan Australia Dejan Petrovic
Israel Andy Ram
3-6, 4-6
Win 6-5 May 2002 Rocky Mount, United States Challenger Clay The Bahamas Mark Merklein United States Huntley Montgomery
United States Brian Vahaly
6-3, 6-4
Loss 6-6 Aug 2002 Lexington, United States Challenger Hard United States Brandon Coupe United States Glenn Weiner
United States Jack Brasington
2-6, 6-4, 5-7
Loss 6-7 Nov 2002 Champaign-Urbana, United States Challenger Hard Netherlands Martin Verkerk United States Glenn Weiner
Romania Gabriel Trifu
3-6, 2-6
Loss 6-8 Feb 2004 Dallas, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Rik De Voest Australia Jordan Kerr
Australia Todd Perry
5-7, 3-6
Loss 6-9 Jul 2004 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard United States Diego Ayala United States Tripp Phillips
United States Huntley Montgomery
6-7(3-7), 5-7
Loss 6-10 Oct 2004 Burbank, United States Challenger Hard India Prakash Amritraj United States Nick Rainey
United States Brian Wilson
2-6, 3-6
Win 7-10 Jan 2005 Waikoloa, United States Challenger Hard Brazil Andre Sa Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
7-6(7-2), 3-6, 7-6(7-2)
Win 8-10 Mar 2005 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Challenger Hard United States Cecil Mamiit Pakistan Aisam Qureshi
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
6-3, 2-6, 6-4
Win 9-10 Jul 2005 Aptos, United States Challenger Hard Australia Nathan Healey Israel Noam Okun
Israel Harel Levy
7-5, 7-6(7-4)
Win 10-10 Jul 2006 Winnetka, United States Challenger Hard United States Cecil Mamiit United States Scoville Jenkins
United States Rajeev Ram
6-2, 6-4
Loss 10-11 Apr 2007 Valencia, United States Challenger Hard Philippines Cecil Mamiit United States Sam Warburg
Israel Harel Levy
2-6, 4-6

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 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q2 Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
French Open A Q1 Q1 Q1 Q1 A Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Wimbledon A Q1 Q2 Q1 Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
US Open A 1R 1R Q1 Q1 A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 2 0-2 0%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A Q1 A Q2 Q1 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami Open A A A Q1 Q2 A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 0 0-0  - 

Doubles

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 2-4 33%
French Open A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Wimbledon A A A A A A 1R 1R Q1 0 / 2 0-2 0%
US Open Q1 Q1 A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 5 1-5 17%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-3 1-4 1-4 1-3 0 / 15 4-15  - 
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Miami Open A A A A A Q1 2R Q1 A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Monte Carlo A A A A A Q1 2R A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Canada Masters A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A Q1 A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 / 3 2-3 40%

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