Marcos Ondruska
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Marcos Ondruska

Marcos Ondruska
Country (sports) South Africa
Born (1972-12-18) 18 December 1972 (age 49)
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,835,129
Singles
Career record118-147
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 27 (10 May 1993)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (1996)
French Open3R (1991)
Wimbledon2R (1993, 1994, 1997)
US Open3R (1994, 1995)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record113-133
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 34 (2 August 1993)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1993)
French Open2R (1993)
Wimbledon3R (1993, 1994, 1995)
US Open3R (1999)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French Open2R (1993)
Wimbledon3R (1996)
Last updated on: 20 December 2021.

Marcos Ondruska (born 18 December 1972) is a former tennis player from South Africa, who turned professional in 1989. He represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where he defeated Goran Ivani?evi? in the first round before falling to Norway's Christian Ruud. The right-hander won four career titles in doubles, and reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 10 May 1993, when he became the number 27 of the world and reached the semi-finals at the Miami Open.

Ondruska has a 13-7 career Davis Cup record in 11 ties.

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1990 Wimbledon Grass India Leander Paes 5-7, 6-2, 4-6

Doubles: 2 (2 runner=ups)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1990 French Open Clay South Africa Clinton Marsh Canada Sebastien Lareau
Canada Sébastien Leblanc
6-7, 7-6, 7-9
Loss 1990 Wimbledon Grass South Africa Clinton Marsh Canada Sebastien Lareau
Canada Sébastien Leblanc
6-7(5-7), 6-4, 3-6


ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (0-3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (0-3)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 1992 Cologne, Germany World Series Clay Germany Bernd Karbacher 6-7(4-7), 4-6
Loss 0-2 Mar 1993 Scottsdale, United States World Series Hard United States Andre Agassi 2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Oct 1996 Tel Aviv, Israel World Series Hard Spain Javier Sánchez 4-6, 5-7

Doubles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-1)
ATP World Series (4-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (3-1)
Clay (1-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-1)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (4-1)
Indoors (0-1)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 1993 Philadelphia, United States Championship Series Carpet United States Brad Pearce United States Jim Grabb
United States Richey Reneberg
7-6, 3-6, 0-6
Loss 0-2 Mar 1993 Durban, South Africa World Series Hard South Africa Johan de Beer South Africa Lan Bale
Zimbabwe Wayne Black
6-7, 2-6
Win 1-2 Jan 1996 Auckland, New Zealand World Series Hard United States Jack Waite Sweden Jonas Björkman
New Zealand Brett Steven
walkover
Win 2-2 Sep 1996 Palermo, Italy World Series Clay Australia Andrew Kratzmann Italy Cristian Brandi
Spain Emilio Sánchez
7-6, 6-4
Win 3-2 Oct 1996 Tel Aviv, Israel World Series Hard South Africa Grant Stafford Israel Noam Behr
Israel Eyal Erlich
6-3, 6-2
Win 4-2 Aug 1997 Long Island, United States International Series Hard Germany David Prinosil United States Mark Keil
United States T. J. Middleton
6-4, 6-4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures Finals

Singles: 8 (7-1)

Legend
ATP Challenger (7-1)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-0)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Aug 1989 Durbam, South Africa Challenger Hard Italy Ugo Colombini 6-4, 6-4
Win 2-0 Sep 1991 Azores, Portugal Challenger Hard Sweden Henrik Holm 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
Win 3-0 Jul 1992 Neu-Ulm, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner 7-6, 6-1
Loss 3-1 Sep 1992 Bucharest, Romania Challenger Clay Argentina Horacio De La Pena 3-6, 0-6
Win 4-1 Nov 1992 Brest, France Challenger Hard Germany Bernd Karbacher 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
Win 5-1 May 1998 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay Italy Davide Sanguinetti 4-6, 7-5, 7-6
Win 6-1 Oct 1999 Houston, United States Challenger Hard Australia James Sekulov 7-6, 6-1
Win 7-1 Nov 1999 Miami, United States Challenger Hard Czech Republic Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-2


Doubles: 27 (14-13)

Legend
ATP Challenger (13-12)
ITF Futures (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (6-3)
Clay (7-5)
Grass (1-2)
Carpet (0-3)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 1991 Salerno, Italy Challenger Clay Venezuela Nicolas Pereira Spain Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Italy Pietro Pennisi
6-4, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Oct 1991 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic David Rikl
2-6, 3-6
Win 2-1 Sep 1992 Bucharest, Romania Challenger Clay Argentina Horacio De La Pena France Jean-Philippe Fleurian
Germany Markus Naewie
6-4, 6-2
Loss 2-2 Nov 1992 Munich, Germany Challenger Carpet South Africa Grant Stafford Netherlands Sander Groen
Germany Arne Thoms
4-6, 6-7
Loss 2-3 May 1994 Dresden, Germany Challenger Clay United States Trevor Kronemann South Africa Royce Deppe
United States Jack Waite
4-6, 6-1, 3-6
Loss 2-4 Dec 1994 naples, United States Challenger Clay South Africa Grant Stafford United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
3-6, 6-7
Win 3-4 Sep 1996 Bad Saarow, Germany Challenger Clay Germany Jens Knippschild South Africa Paul Rosner
Netherlands Joost Winnink
6-3, 6-3
Loss 3-5 Mar 1998 Magdeburg, Germany Challenger Carpet United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson Israel Eyal Erlich
Italy Mose Navarra
6-4, 1-6, 4-6
Loss 3-6 May 1998 Ko?ice, Slovakia Challenger Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nebojsa Djordjevic Czech Republic Jiri Novak
Czech Republic David Rikl
6-7, 4-6
Win 4-6 Jul 1998 Venice, Italy Challenger Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nebojsa Djordjevic Netherlands Sander Groen
Italy Massimo Bertolini
1-6, 6-1, 6-2
Loss 4-7 Sep 1998 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Challenger Clay United Kingdom Chris Wilkinson Netherlands Edwin Kempes
Netherlands Peter Wessels
7-6, 3-6, 2-6
Win 5-7 Nov 1998 Brest, France Challenger Hard South Africa Neville Godwin United States Justin Gimelstob
United States Brian Macphie
6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Win 6-7 Nov 1998 Las Vegas, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Byron Talbot United States David Di Lucia
United States Michael Sell
7-6, 6-3
Loss 6-8 Feb 1999 Lucknow, India Challenger Grass United Kingdom Andrew Richardson Portugal Nuno Marques
Belgium Tom Vanhoudt
4-6, 7-5, 1-6
Win 7-8 Apr 1999 Napoli, Italy Challenger Clay United States Jack Waite Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Massimo Bertolini
6-4, 7-6
Win 8-8 Jun 1999 Fürth, Germany Challenger Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nebojsa Djordjevic Argentina Diego del Rio
Argentina Martin Rodriguez
4-6, 6-3, 6-4
Win 9-8 Jul 1999 Ostend, Belgium Challenger Clay Australia Steven Randjelovic Belgium Xavier Malisse
Belgium Wim Neefs
6-2, 6-4
Win 10-8 Sep 1999 Austin, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Wesley Whitehouse United States Paul Goldstein
United States Adam Peterson
7-5, 4-6, 6-2
Win 11-8 Jun 2000 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass South Africa Jeff Coetzee United States Jared Palmer
United States Jonathan Stark
7-6(7-3), 7-6(8-6)
Win 12-8 Sep 2000 Houston, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Brent Haygarth United States James Blake
United States Kevin Kim
6-4, 6-2
Win 13-8 Nov 2000 Las Vegas, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Jeff Coetzee United States Mardy Fish
United States Andy Roddick
6-7(9-11), 7-6(8-6), 6-1
Loss 13-9 Nov 2000 Knoxville, United States Challenger Hard South Africa Jeff Coetzee Germany Karsten Braasch
Germany Michael Kohlmann
0-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 13-10 Jun 2001 Surbiton, United Kingdom Challenger Grass South Africa Jeff Coetzee South Africa David Adams
Australia Ben Ellwood
6-7(5-7), 4-6
Loss 13-11 Aug 2001 Segovia, Spain Challenger Hard South Africa Neville Godwin South Africa Wesley Moodie
South Africa Shaun Rudman
6-7(5-7), 3-6
Loss 13-12 Nov 2001 Aachen, Germany Challenger Carpet Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner Austria Julian Knowle
Germany Michael Kohlmann
3-6, 6-7(4-7)
Loss 13-13 May 2003 USA F11, Orange Park Futures Clay United States Brendan Evans United States Brian Baker
United States Phillip Simmonds
6-4, 5-7, 4-6
Win 14-13 May 2005 Korea F1, Seogwipo Futures Hard Slovenia Luka Gregorc South Korea Kyu-Tae Im
New Zealand Mark Nielsen
7-5, 3-6, 6-2

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 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 A 1R 2R 3R 4R 1R 1R 1R Q3 1R 0 / 8 6-8 43%
French Open A 3R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R A Q2 Q2 2R 0 / 7 5-7 42%
Wimbledon Q3 Q1 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R A A Q2 Q3 0 / 6 3-6 33%
US Open A 1R Q1 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R Q1 Q1 Q1 0 / 7 5-7 42%
Win-loss 0-0 2-2 0-1 2-4 4-4 4-4 3-4 3-4 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-2 0 / 28 19-28 40%
National Representation
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 2R Not Held A NH 0 / 1 1-1 50%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A 2R A 2R Q3 Q1 Q2 A A 1R Q1 0 / 3 2-3 40%
Miami A A 1R SF 1R 3R 2R 1R Q1 A Q2 A 0 / 6 8-6 57%
Monte Carlo A A A 2R 1R A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Hamburg A A A 3R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Rome A A A 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canada A A A A A A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Cincinnati 2R 2R A A A A A A 2R A Q2 A 0 / 3 3-3 50%
Paris A A A 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 1-1 1-1 1-2 8-5 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 / 19 17-19 47%


Doubles

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A SF 1R QF 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 9 10-9 53%
French Open A A 2R 1R A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 1-7 13%
Wimbledon A 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R 2R A A 1R Q2 0 / 7 8-7 53%
US Open A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 8 3-8 27%
Win-loss 0-0 1-1 7-4 2-4 5-3 1-3 2-4 1-2 2-3 1-4 0-3 0 / 31 22-31 42%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A 1R 1R QF 1R A A Q1 A 0 / 4 2-4 33%
Miami A 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 1R A 0 / 8 4-8 33%
Monte Carlo A A 1R SF A A A A A A A 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Rome A A QF A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Canada A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati 2R A A A A A A 1R A Q2 A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Paris A A 2R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 1-1 1-1 3-4 3-3 1-2 3-2 1-3 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 / 19 13-19 41%

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