Martin Lee (tennis)
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Martin Lee Tennis

Martin Lee
Country (sports) United Kingdom
ResidenceMarlow, England
Born (1978-01-13) 13 January 1978 (age 44)
London, England
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2006
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachDavid Sammel
Prize money$561,085
Singles
Career record21-46
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 94 (11 March 2002)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
French Open1R (2002)
Wimbledon2R (1997, 2000, 2001, 2006)
US Open1R (2001)
Doubles
Career record6-19
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 145 (30 October 2006)
Grand Slam doubles results
Wimbledon2R (2003, 2004)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Wimbledon1R (2003)
Last updated on: 17 October 2021.

Martin Lee (born 13 January 1978) is an English former professional tennis player. Born in London, he resides in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Tennis career

Lee was a promising junior, reaching No. 1 in the world junior rankings. In 1995 he won the Boys Doubles at Wimbledon. A left-hander, he turned pro in 1996. He struggled with constant knee and groin problems throughout his career, which eventually forced his retirement from the professional circuit in November 2006.[1]

Lee's best singles result on the ATP Tour was to reach the final of the Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, Rhode Island in 2001. On 11 March 2002, Lee achieved his career-high singles ranking of World No. 94, establishing himself as the British number three behind Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski. It was the first time in 23 years that Britain had three players in the Top 100. However, in November 2002 he underwent knee surgery and was out of action for 10 months, and his ranking never recovered.

Lee reached the second round of the men's singles at Wimbledon four times, in 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2006. He appeared in the US Open in 2001, and managed to take two sets off of seeded player Sjeng Schalken, however the Dutchman prevailed 6-3 in the deciding set. Lee's ranking also ensured automatic qualification for the main draw of the Australian and French Opens in 2002, but he lost in the first round on both occasions. Overall he won 21 and lost 46 ATP Tour matches.

Lee won two of his three matches for Great Britain in the Davis Cup, however these were only dead rubbers. Lee lost his only live match against Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan in straight sets.

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour World Series (0-1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0-1)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2001 Newport, United States International Series Grass South Africa Neville Godwin 1-6, 4-6


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 6 (2-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (0-3)
ITF Futures (2-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-3)
Clay (0-0)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Sep 1998 Great Britain F7, Sunderland Futures Hard United Kingdom Ross Matheson 4-6, 7-5, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Jul 2000 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Italy Mosé Navarra 4-6, 3-6
Loss 1-2 Aug 2000 Gramado, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Alexandre Simoni 4-6, 5-7
Loss 1-3 Mar 2001 Hamilton, New Zealand Challenger Hard Sweden Bjorn Rehnquist 6-3, 2-6, 0-6
Loss 1-4 Sep 2005 Great Britain F12, Glasgow Futures Hard United Kingdom Matthew Smith 4-6, 6-3, 1-6
Win 2-4 Mar 2006 Great Britain F3, Sunderland Futures Hard United Kingdom James Auckland 6-7(5-7), 6-1, 6-2


Doubles: 15 (5-10)

Legend
ATP Challenger (4-5)
ITF Futures (1-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-5)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (3-2)
Carpet (0-1)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 1998 Great Britain F7, Sunderland Futures Hard United Kingdom Jamie Delgado United Kingdom Ross Matheson
United Kingdom Tom Spinks
3-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 May 1999 Great Britain F7, Edinburgh Futures Clay United Kingdom Arvind Parmar Australia Ben Ellwood
United Kingdom Miles MacLagan
2-6, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Jul 1999 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Jamie Delgado South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Neville Godwin
4-6, 2-6
Loss 0-4 Aug 1999 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard United Kingdom Jamie Delgado Brazil Daniel Melo
Brazil Antonio Prieto
2-6, 6-3, 5-7
Loss 0-5 Dec 1999 Lucknow, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Jamie Delgado Denmark Kristian Pless
Thailand Paradorn Srichaphan
7-5, 3-6, 5-7
Loss 0-6 Apr 2000 Great Britain F3, London Futures Clay United Kingdom Oliver Freelove United Kingdom James Davidson
Finland Ville Liukko
5-7, 2-6
Loss 0-7 Aug 2000 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Challenger Hard United Kingdom Jamie Delgado Brazil Daniel Melo
Brazil Alexandre Simoni
4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-8 Feb 2001 Hull, United Kingdom Challenger Carpet United Kingdom Barry Cowan Germany Michael Kohlmann
France Michael Llodra
2-6, 3-6
Win 1-8 Jul 2003 Manchester, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Arvind Parmar United Kingdom Daniel Kiernan
United Kingdom David Sherwood
6-3, 2-6, 6-2
Win 2-8 Apr 2005 Great Britain F6, Bath Futures Hard United Kingdom Ross Hutchins United Kingdom Lee Childs
Germany Alexander Flock
7-6(7-4), 6-3
Win 3-8 Jul 2005 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Josh Goodall France Jean-Michel Pequery
Pakistan Aisam Qureshi
6-4, 7-6(7-0)
Loss 3-9 Sep 2005 Great Britain F11, Nottingham Futures Hard United Kingdom Lee Childs Norway Frederick Sundsten
France Olivier Charroin
3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Loss 3-10 Mar 2006 Great Britain F4, Manchester Futures Hard United Kingdom David Sherwood France Jean-Francois Bachelot
Pakistan Aisam Qureshi
1-6, 6-3, 2-6
Win 4-10 Jul 2006 Nottingham, United Kingdom Challenger Grass United Kingdom Jonathan Marray United Kingdom Josh Goodall
United Kingdom Ross Hutchins
3-6, 6-3, [10-3]
Win 5-10 Aug 2006 Bronx, United States Challenger Hard Israel Harel Levy United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
6-4, 7-5


Performance timeline

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 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A Q2 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
French Open A A A Q1 A A Q2 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R A A 2R 0 / 8 4-8 33%
US Open A A A A Q1 Q3 1R Q2 Q2 A A Q1 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-2 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 / 11 4-11 27%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Miami Open A A A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Canadian Open A A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati Masters A A A 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 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 2 0-2 0%


Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partnet Opponents Score
Win 1995 Wimbledon Grass United Kingdom James Trotman Mexico Alejandro Hernandez
Argentina Mariano Puerta
7-6, 6-4
Loss 1996 Australian Open Hard United Kingdom James Trotman Canada Jocelyn Robichaud
Italy Daniele Bracciali
2-6, 4-6


References

  1. ^ "Briton Lee announces retirement". BBC Sport. 20 November 2006. Retrieved 2008.

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