Sebastian Baez
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Sebastián Báez
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Báez at the 2022 French Open
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (2000-12-28) 28 December 2000 (age 21)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2018
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachSebastián Gutiérrez
Prize moneyUS$ 1,008,718
Singles
Career record28-23 (54.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 32 (18 July 2022)
Current rankingNo. 32 (18 July 2022)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2022)
French Open2R (2022)
Wimbledon2R (2022)
US OpenQ3 (2021)
Doubles
Career record0-3 (0% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 514 (12 October 2020)
Current rankingNo. 1120 (13 June 2022)
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open1R (2022)
Wimbledon1R (2022)
Last updated on: 13 June 2022.

Sebastián Báez (Spanish pronunciation: [se?as'tjam 'ba.es];[a] born 28 December 2000) is an Argentine professional tennis player.

Báez has a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 32 achieved on 18 July 2022 and doubles ranking of world No. 514 achieved on 12 October 2020. Báez has won one ATP in 2022 and six ATP Challenger singles titles in 2021, 5 ITF titles and 1 ITF doubles title to date. Báez became the top-ranked junior in the ITF combined ranking on 12 March 2018.

Career

2021: ATP debut, six Challenger titles, NextGen finals and top 100 debut

Báez with his gold medal after winning the Boys' Doubles final at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics

Báez made his ATP debut at the 2021 Chile Open where he lost to 2019 Junior French Open champion Holger Vitus Nødskov Rune in straight sets.

He earned his first tour-level win at the 2021 Hamburg European Open, where he defeated Frenchman Corentin Moutet in the first round.

Baez became the youngest player in history to claim five ATP Challenger Tour titles in a season, lifting the trophy in Concepcion (d. F. Cerundolo), Santiago (d. Barrios Vera), Zagreb (d. Varillas), Santiago-3 (d. Meligeni Rodrigues Alves) and Buenos Aires (d. Monteiro).

He qualified for the 2021 Next Generation ATP Finals in Milan after the withdrawal of Jenson Brooksby due to an abdominal injury.[1] Baez advanced to the semi-finals with wins over third seed Lorenzo Musetti and eighth seed Hugo Gaston. He lost in the semifinals against top seed Carlos Alcaraz.[2][3][4]

He reached the top 100 for the first time in his career at World No. 97 in the ATP year-end rankings on 22 November 2021 after winning his sixth Challenger in Campinas, Brazil.[5]

2022: Grand Slam debut and first wins, Maiden title & Top 35 debut

Baez started the year in the 2022 Melbourne Summer Set 1 where he lost in the final round of qualifying and got in the main draw as a lucky loser. He was defeated by Emil Ruusuvuori in straight sets on the first round. The following week at the 2022 Sydney International, Baez got entry as a qualifier and defeated Christopher O'Connell in three sets. He lost in the second round to Lorenzo Sonego.

On his debut at the 2022 Australian Open he defeated Albert Ramos Viñolas for his first Grand Slam win in his career. In the second round he faced a top-10 opponent for the first time in his career, World No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas. He lost in four sets in a hard fought match. As a result he entered the top 80 at World No. 77 on 31 January 2022.

He reached his first ATP-level quarterfinal at the 2022 Córdoba Open, defeating Fernando Verdasco and World No. 18 and third seed Cristian Garín.[6] Baez received a wildcard in his hometown tournament, the 2022 Argentina Open, where he defeated Holger Rune and lost again to Lorenzo Sonego in the second round. The following week at the 2022 Rio Open, he surpassed the qualyifing stages with three-set wins against Nikola Milojevi? and Yannick Hanfmann. He was defeated by Thiago Monteiro in the first round.

At the 2022 Chile Open Baez was the 7th seed, the first time he was seeded in an ATP tournament. He reached his maiden ATP Tour final, defeating Juan Pablo Varillas, fellow countryman Juan Ignacio Londero, Thiago Monteiro and Albert Ramos-Viñolas in the semis.[7] He lost to Pedro Martínez in the final. As a result he reached the top 60 on 7 March 2022.

At the 2022 Estoril Open Baez reached the second semifinal of the season defeating third seed Marin Cilic and Richard Gasquet en route.[8] As a result of reaching the semifinals, he debuted in the top 50.[9][10] Next he defeated Albert Ramos Viñolas to reach his second final of the season and of his career.[11] He won his maiden title defeating third seed Frances Tiafoe and moved into the top 40 on 2 May 2022.[12]

He made his debut at the 2022 French Open and at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships and won his first match at each of the Majors defeating Dusan Lajovic and Taro Daniel respectively.

ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0-0)
ATP Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP Tour 250 Series (1-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (1-2)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2022 Chile Open, Chile Clay Spain Pedro Martínez 6-4, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Apr 2022 Estoril Open, Portugal Clay United States Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-2
Loss 1-2 Jul 2022 Swedish Open, Sweden Clay Argentina Francisco Cerúndolo 6-7(4-7), 2-6

Challenger and Futures/World Tennis Tour finals

Singles: 17 (11-6)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (6-3)
ITF Futures/World Tennis Tour (5-3)
Titles by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (10-6)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Apr 2019 M15 Buenos Aires, Argentina World Tennis Tour Clay Argentina Agustin Velotti 6-4, 6-0
Win 2-0 Jun 2019 M15 Tabarka, Tunisia World Tennis Tour Clay Italy Alexander Weis 6-2, 6-4
Loss 2-1 Jul 2019 M15 Tabarka, Tunisia World Tennis Tour Clay Italy Enrico Dalla Valle 6-3, 4-6, 4-6
Win 3-1 Jul 2019 M15 Tabarka, Tunisia World Tennis Tour Clay Italy Alexander Weis 6-2, 6-2
Loss 3-2 Sep 2019 M15 Santiago, Chile World Tennis Tour Clay Argentina Juan Manuel Cerúndolo 1-6, 6-2, 3-6
Win 4-2 Oct 2019 M25 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil World Tennis Tour Clay Argentina Tomás Martín Etcheverry 4-6, 6-4, 4-1 RET
Win 5-2 Jan 2020 M15 Monastir, Tunisia World Tennis Tour Hard Belgium Gauthier Onclin 6-1, 6-2
Loss 5-3 Sep 2020 M25 Prague, Czech Republic World Tennis Tour Clay Czech Republic Ji?í Lehe?ka 6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Win 6-3 Feb 2021 Concepción, Chile Challenger Clay Argentina Francisco Cerúndolo 6-3, 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5)
Win 7-3 Mar 2021 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Chile Marcelo Tomás Barrios Vera 6-3, 7-6(7-4)
Win 8-3 May 2021 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay Peru Juan Pablo Varillas 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Loss 8-4 June 2021 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Clay Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor 6-7(6-8), 3-6
Loss 8-5 Sep 2021 Kiev, Ukraine Challenger Clay Italy Franco Agamenone 5-7, 2-6
Loss 8-6 Oct 2021 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Peru Juan Pablo Varillas 4-6, 5-7
Win 9-6 Oct 2021 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Brazil Felipe Meligeni Alves 3-6, 7-6(8-6), 6-1
Win 10-6 Oct 2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Brazil Thiago Monteiro 6-4, 6-0
Win 11-6 Nov 2021 Campinas, Brazil Challenger Clay Brazil Thiago Monteiro 6-1, 6-4

Doubles: 3 (1-2)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-0)
ITF Futures/World Tennis Tour (1-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (1-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 2018 Turkey F3, Antalya Futures Clay Argentina Juan Pablo Paz Czech Republic Vít Kop?iva
Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospisil
2-6, 0-6
Loss 0-2 Jun 2019 M15 Tabarka, Tunisia World Tennis Tour Clay Spain Nikolás Sánchez Izquierdo Argentina Nicolas Bianchi
Argentina Genaro Alberto Olivieri
4-6, 7-5, [4-10]
Win 1-2 Sep 2020 M25 Prague, Czech Republic World Tennis Tour Clay Argentina Pedro Cachín Austria Lucas Miedler
Poland Jan Zieli?ski
7-6(7-4), 6-1

Junior Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 final)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 2018 French Open Clay Chinese Taipei Tseng Chun-hsin 6-7(5-7), 2-6

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.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current through the 2022 Miami Open.

Singles

Tournament 2021 2022 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
French Open Q1 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Wimbledon Q1 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
US Open Q3 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 3-3 0 / 3 3-3 50%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Miami Open A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Monte-Carlo Masters A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Madrid Open A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Italian Open A 2R 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Canadian Open A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Cincinnati Masters A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Shanghai Masters NH 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Paris Masters A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 0-0 1-4 0 / 4 1-4 20%
Career statistics
Tournaments 2 18 15
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 1 / 3 1 / 3
Overall win-loss 3-3 25-17 28-20
Win Percentage 50% 60% 58.33%
Year-end ranking 97 $1,008,718

Record against top 10 players

Báez's record against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who are active in boldface. Only ATP Tour main draw matches are considered:

Wins over 10 players

Season 2022 Total
Wins 1 1
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score SBR
2022
1. Russia Andrey Rublev 8 Swedish Open, Sweden Clay SF 6-2, 6-4 34

Notes

  1. ^ In isolation, Sebastián is pronounced [se?as'tjan].

References

  1. ^ "Baez-milan-2021-qualification-ng | Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals | Tennis".
  2. ^ "Baez Gaston Milan 2021 Thursday | Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals | Tennis". Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Korda Musetti Milan 2021 Thursday | Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals | Tennis". Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Alcaraz Baez Milan 2021 Friday | Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals | Tennis". Intesa Sanpaolo Next Gen ATP Finals. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Challenger Tour Weekly Recap: Molcan and Baez Break the Top 100". 22 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Sebastian Baez Brilliant to Upset Cristian Garin in Cordoba | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  7. ^ "Sebastian Baez Super in Santiago to Reach First ATP Tour Final | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  8. ^ "Tiafoe Rallies for Spirited Win in Estoril | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  9. ^ "Báez Alcanza el Top 50 Con las SF de Estoril | ATP Tour | Tenis".
  10. ^ "Ramos-Vinolas Runs Estoril Winning Streak to Eight". 29 April 2022.
  11. ^ "Frances Tiafoe & Sebastian Baez to Meet in Estoril Final | ATP Tour | Tennis".
  12. ^ "Sebastian Baez Wins First ATP Tour Title in Estoril | ATP Tour | Tennis".

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