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Lucas Arnold Ker

Lucas Arnold Ker
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBarcelona, Spain
Born (1974-10-12) 12 October 1974 (age 47)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2016
PlaysRight-handed
Prize moneyUS$ 1,745,936
Singles
Career record22-31
Career titles0
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 77 (20 July 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1998, 1999)
French Open2R (1998)
Wimbledon1R (1998)
US Open3R (1998)
Doubles
Career record299-258
Career titles15
19 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 21 (8 March 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1999, 2002, 2008, 2009)
French OpenSF (1997)
Wimbledon3R (2001)
US Open3R (2003)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2002, 2004)
French OpenQF (2004)
Wimbledon2R (2001, 2004, 2005, 2009)
US Open2R (2001)
Last updated on: 7 August 2021.

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]


ATP Tour career finals

Doubles: 33 (15 titles, 18 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-5)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (15-13)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (15-15)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-2)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (15-16)
Indoor (0-2)


Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Aug 1996 San Marino, San Marino World Series Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6-1, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Oct 1996 Valencia Open, Spain World Series Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Australia Lucas Arnold
United States Jack Waite
7-6, 3-6, 4-6
Win 2-1 Jun 1999 Merano Open, Italy World Series Clay Brazil Jaime Oncins Denmark Marc-Kevin Goellner
Philippines Eric Taino
6-4, 7-6(7-1)
Win 3-1 Aug 1999 San Marino, San Marino World Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6-3, 6-2
Win 4-1 Sep 1999 Majorca Open, Spain World Series Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Francisco Roig
6-1, 6-4
Win 5-1 Oct 1999 Bucharest, Romania World Series Clay Argentina Martín García Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
United States Francisco Montana
6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Loss 5-2 Feb 2000 Pacific Coast Championships, United States World Series Hard Philippines Eric Taino United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Scott Humphries
1-6, 4-6
Win 6-2 Mar 2000 Bogotà, Colombia International Series Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Spain Joan Balcells
Colombia Mauricio Hadad
7-6(7-4), 1-6, 6-2
Loss 6-3 Jul 2000 Stuttgart Open, Germany International Gold Clay United States Donald Johnson Czech Republic Ji?í Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
7-5, 2-6, 3-6
Win 7-3 Feb 2001 Movistar Open, Chile International Series Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Win 8-3 Feb 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina International Series Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
5-7, 7-5, 7-6(7-5)
Loss 8-4 Feb 2002 Movistar Open, Chile International Series Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
3-6, 4-6
Loss 8-5 Apr 2002 Barcelona, Spain International Gold Clay Argentina Gastón Etlis Australia Michael Hill
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
4-6, 4-6
Loss 8-6 Jul 2002 Kitzbühel, Austria International Gold Clay Spain Àlex Corretja South Africa Robbie Koenig
Japan Thomas Shimada
6-7(3-7), 4-6
Win 9-6 Sep 2002 Palermo, Italy International Series Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
6-4, 4-6, 6-2
Loss 9-7 Feb 2003 Buenos Aires, Argentina International Series Clay Argentina David Nalbandian Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
2-6, 2-6
Loss 9-8 Apr 2003 Estoril, Portugal International Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
1-6, 2-6
Win 10-8 May 2003 Valencia, Spain International Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood United States Brian MacPhie
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonji?
6-1, 6-7(7-9), 6-4
Loss 10-9 Jul 2003 Båstad, Sweden International Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Sweden Simon Aspelin
Italy Massimo Bertolini
7-6(7-3), 0-6, 4-6
Win 11-9 Sep 2003 Palermo, Italy International Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
7-6(8-6), 6-7(3-7), 6-3
Loss 11-10 Oct 2003 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland International Series Carpet Argentina Mariano Hood The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4-6, 2-6
Win 12-10 Feb 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina International Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Argentina Federico Browne
Argentina Diego Veronelli
7-5, 6-7(2-7), 6-4
Loss 12-11 Jul 2003 Kitzbühel, Austria International Gold Clay Argentina Martín García Czech Republic Franti?ek ?ermák
Czech Republic Leo? Friedl
3-6, 5-7
Win 13-11 Sep 2004 Bucharest, Romania International Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Argentina José Acasuso
Spain Óscar Hernández
7-6(7-5), 6-1
Win 14-11 Oct 2004 Palermo, Italy International Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
7-5, 6-2
Loss 14-12 Oct 2004 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland International Series Carpet Argentina Mariano Hood United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-7(9-11), 2-6
Loss 14-13 Apr 2005 Valencia, Spain International Series Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Chile Fernando González
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
4-6, 4-6
Win 15-13 May 2005 Sankt Pölten, Austria International Series Clay Australia Paul Hanley Czech Republic Martin Damm
Argentina Mariano Hood
6-3, 6-4
Loss 15-14 Aug 2005 Sopot, Poland International Series Clay Argentina Sebastián Prieto Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6-7(7-9), 4-6
Loss 15-15 Apr 2006 Estoril, Portugal International Series Clay Czech Republic Leo? Friedl Czech Republic Luká? Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
3-6, 1-6
Loss 15-16 Jul 2006 Amersfoort, Netherlands International Series Clay Germany Christopher Kas Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Fernando Vicente
4-6, 3-6
Loss 15-17 Jul 2008 Kitzbühel, Austria International Gold Clay Belgium Olivier Rochus United States James Cerretani
Romania Victor H?nescu
3-6, 5-7
Loss 15-18 Feb 2009 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay Argentina Juan Mónaco Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Tommy Robredo
4-6, 5-7

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 5 (2-3)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-3)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (2-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 1996 Merano, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Juan-Albert Viloca-Puig 6-7, 4-6
Win 1-1 Aug 1997 Merano, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Vincenzo Santopadre 6-1, 6-4
Win 2-1 Sep 1997 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay Brazil Fernando Meligeni 6-4, 1-0 ret.
Loss 2-2 Apr 1998 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay Argentina Hernan Gumy 6-7, 6-4, 2-6
Loss 2-3 Jun 1998 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Argentina Franco Squillari 2-6, 6-4, 1-6


Doubles: 28 (20-8)

Legend
ATP Challenger (19-7)
ITF Futures (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-1)
Clay (19-7)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jan 1994 Mar del Plata, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Patricio Arnold Italy Filippo Messori
Italy Federico Mordegan
6-4, 7-5
Win 2-0 May 1994 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay Ecuador Pablo Campana Brazil Danilo Marcelino
Portugal Nuno Marques
3-6, 7-6, 7-6
Loss 2-1 Mar 1995 Punta Del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Argentina Christian Miniussi
Uruguay Diego Pérez
6-4, 5-7, 1-6
Win 3-1 Jul 1995 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard Argentina Pablo Albano Brazil Otavio Della
Brazil Marcelo Saliola
6-2, 4-6, 6-1
Win 4-1 May 1996 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Sweden Rikard Bergh
United States Shelby Cannon
6-1, 3-6, 6-1
Loss 4-2 Jun 1996 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay Argentina Patricio Arnold United States Brett Hansen-Dent
United States T J Middleton
4-6, 3-6
Win 5-2 Jul 1996 Ostend, Belgium Challenger Clay Czech Republic David ?koch Belgium Wim Neefs
Belgium Yuri Soberon
7-6, 6-1
Loss 5-3 Apr 1997 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay Argentina Daniel Orsanic The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Argentina Javier Frana
3-6, 7-6, 3-6
Win 6-3 May 1997 Ljubljana, Slovenia Challenger Clay Argentina Daniel Orsanic Czech Republic David ?koch
Netherlands Fernon Wibier
6-0, 6-4
Win 7-3 Aug 1997 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay Belgium Tom Vanhoudt Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Albert Portas
6-1, 6-2
Win 8-3 Oct 1997 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Brazil Jaime Oncins Argentina Diego del Rio
Argentina Mariano Puerta
6-2, 6-2
Win 9-3 Nov 1997 Palmar, Puerto Rico Challenger Clay Argentina Daniel Orsanic Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastian Prieto
7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Win 10-3 Feb 1999 Punta Del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay Uruguay Marcelo Filippini Paraguay Paulo Carvallo
Uruguay Gonzalo Rodríguez
6-1, 6-4
Loss 10-4 Mar 1999 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Hard Argentina Daniel Orsanic Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastian Prieto
2-6, 6-7
Win 11-4 Nov 2000 Montevideo, Uruguay Challenger Clay Argentina Gaston Etlis Spain Joan Balcells
Spain Germán Puentes
6-4, 6-4
Win 12-4 Nov 2000 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Argentina Sergio Roitman
Argentina Andres Schneiter
6-3, 4-6, 6-2
Win 13-4 May 2003 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
6-1, 6-3
Win 14-4 Jul 2003 Ko?ice, Slovakia Challenger Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Spain Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
Spain Salvador Navarro
2-1 ret.
Win 15-4 Sep 2004 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Argentina Mariano Hood Spain Oscar Hernandez
Spain Alberto Martín
6-0, 6-4
Loss 15-5 Sep 2005 Argentina F12, Buenos Aires Futures Clay Argentina Diego Cristin Argentina Emiliano Massa
Argentina Leonardo Mayer
6-7(4-7), 3-6
Loss 15-6 Oct 2005 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Ecuador Giovanni Lapentti Austria Daniel Koellerer
Austria Oliver Marach
4-6, 3-6
Win 16-6 Nov 2005 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Sebastian Prieto Spain Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo
Spain Santiago Ventura
6-0, 6-4
Win 17-6 Jul 2006 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Agustin Calleri Argentina Juan Martin del Potro
Argentina Martin Vassallo Arguello
7-6(7-5), 6-2
Win 18-6 Oct 2007 Argentina F18, Tandil Futures Clay Argentina Lionel Noviski Argentina Maximo Gonzalez
Argentina Diego Junqueira
6-3, 6-2
Win 19-6 Jul 2009 Scheveningen, Netherlands Challenger Clay Argentina Maximo Gonzalez Netherlands Thomas Schoorel
Netherlands Nick van der Meer
7-5, 6-2
Win 20-6 Aug 2009 San Marino, San Marino Challenger Clay Argentina Sebastian Prieto Sweden Johan Brunstrom
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
7-6(7-4), 2-6, [10-7]
Loss 20-7 Oct 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González Argentina Brian Dabul
Argentina Sergio Roitman
7-6(7-4), 0-6, [8-10]
Loss 20-8 Nov 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Guido Andreozzi Argentina Horacio Zeballos
Chile Julio Peralta
2-6, 5-7

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 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0-2 0%
French Open A A A Q1 2R Q3 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
US Open A A A A 3R A 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-1 0 / 5 3-5 38%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A Q1 Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami Open Q1 A A 2R 2R A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Hamburg A A A A Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Italian Open A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Stuttgart A A A Q1 Q1 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-Loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 0 / 3 1-3 25%


Doubles

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 3R A 2R 3R 1R 1R A A A 3R 3R 2R A 0 / 9 10-9 53%
French Open SF 1R 1R 2R QF 3R QF 1R 3R 1R A 3R 1R A 1R 0 / 13 17-13 57%
Wimbledon A A A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R A A 0 / 9 4-9 31%
US Open A 2R A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R A 1R 0 / 11 7-11 39%
Win-Loss 4-1 1-3 2-2 2-3 7-4 4-4 5-4 2-4 2-3 0-3 0-0 6-4 2-4 1-1 0-2 0 / 42 38-42 48%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters Q1 1R A A 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 6 2-6 25%
Miami Open 2R QF A A 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R A A A 1R A A 0 / 8 6-8 43%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R A A 0 / 7 2-7 22%
Rome Masters A 1R A 1R SF 2R A 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Hamburg A QF A QF 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A A NMS 0 / 6 4-6 40%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Stuttgart 2R 2R A Q2 2R Not Held 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Madrid Masters Not Held 1R 2R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Paris Masters A A A A 2R 1R 1R A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Win-Loss 2-2 5-5 0-0 3-3 6-8 5-8 1-5 0-5 1-5 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 / 44 24-44 35%

Mixed Doubles

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 5 2-5 29%
French Open 2R A A 1R A 1R A QF 1R A A A A 0 / 5 3-5 38%
Wimbledon A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R A A 2R 0 / 8 3-8 27%
US Open A A A 1R 2R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-Loss 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-3 2-3 1-3 0-2 3-3 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 / 20 9-20 31%


References

  1. ^ dariozatra (14 September 2009). "Testimonio Lucas Arnold Ker". YouTube (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Davis, Robert (22 August 2008). "Lucas Learns to Live Again". Association of Tennis Professionals.

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