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Sergio Roitman
Sergio Roitman
S Roitman 2006 Kremlin Cup.jpg
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1979-05-16) 16 May 1979 (age 43)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2009
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,296,022
Singles
Career record25-62
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 62 (8 October 2007)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2007, 2008)
French Open1R (2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
Wimbledon1R (2007, 2008, 2009)
US Open1R (2007, 2008)
Doubles
Career record43-66
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 45 (8 September 2008)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (2007)
French Open3R (2002)
Wimbledon1R (2001, 2002, 2003, 2009)
US OpenSF (2008)
Last updated on: 8 July 2021.

Sergio Andres Roitman (born 16 May 1979), nicknamed 'Motoneta' (Shotgun in Spanish)[1] is a retired professional tennis player from Argentina.

He achieved a career-high rankings of world No. 62 in singles in October 2007, and world No. 45 in doubles in September 2008.

He won several Challenger and Futures singles titles in his career. In addition, Roitman won two ATP doubles titles - at Amsterdam in 2000, and Umag in 2001.

Early and personal life

Roitman was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is Jewish.[2][3] Roitman, along with Dudi Sela, Diego Schwartzman, and Camila Giorgi was one of a number of recent Jewish tennis players ranked in the top 100.[4][5]

His father (Hugo) is an executive salesman for a plastic enterprise company, and his mother (Lidia) is a retired financial adviser.[6] He has an older brother who teaches tennis, named Ivan.[6]

Roitman studied classical piano between the ages of 6 and 12, but chose tennis instead.[7] At the age of 17, he was at a Hermética concert and was shot in the stomach with a rubber bullet.[8] He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English and Italian.[9]

Tennis career

Roitman began playing tennis at age 10 and turned professional in 1996.[10]

Between 1998 and 2000 Roitman won seven futures singles titles, all of them in South America on clay.[11] On 2000-07-23 he won the ATP doubles title with fellow countryman Andres Schneiter in Amsterdam in his debut at that level.[11]

In 2001, once again with Schneiter, he won his second ATP doubles title in Umag.[11] Roitman won four Challenger singles titles between 2002 and 2005, in the process defeating Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 in the $50,000 ATP Challenger final in Cherbourg in 2003.[12][11] At the 2003 Roland Garros Roitman played defending champion Albert Costa in the first round and was leading 2 sets to 0 and 4-1 (with a break point for 5-1), but ended up losing in 5 sets.[13]

2006 saw Roitman finish in the Top 100 of ATP rankings for the first time in his career, he compiled a 41-19 match record, and won two titles in Challenger action.[11] In November he won the title at Challengers in Aracaju and Guayaquil.[11]

2007 was the most successful season for Roitman, where he reached his highest ranking and finished in the top 75 for the second straight year, highlighted by a career-best 11 ATP match wins and three Challenger titles.[11] In June he captured the Prost?jov Challenger title. In September he picked up another Challenger title in Szczecin, Poland.[11] He closed the season with the title at the Buenos Aires Challenger.[14] He had wins over world # 41 José Acasuso of Argentina, 7-6 (4), 6-1, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In April he defeated world # 76 Jan Hernych, 7-5, 7-6 (7), in Valencia, Spain, and world # 29 Jürgen Melzer of Austria on clay, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in Monte Carlo. In June he beat world # 28 Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany, 6-2, Ret, in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands on grass. In July he defeated world # 65 Nicolás Massú of Chile 7-5, 6-2, and twice defeated world # 18 (and 20) Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, and 6-1, 6-2, on clay.[11]

In the 2009 Buenos Aires tournament Roitman lost 6-0, 6-0 to Juan Mónaco. In June 2009 at Wimbledon, he retired from his first round match due to a recurring injury to the acromion in his right shoulder.[15][16]

On September 25, 2009, he announced that the Copa Petrobas Challenger in Buenos Aires would be his last professional tournament, citing injuries as the main reason for his retirement.[17]

Career after retiring from tennis

After retiring from tennis, in 2015 Roitman and two partners started a company (GO Events) that supplies turnkey customized accommodations, cleaning staff, drivers, mobiles, and services for media work teams attending large-scale sporting events.[18]

ATP career finals

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

Legend (doubles)
Grand Slam (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (2-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (2-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (2-0)
Indoor (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jul 2000 Amsterdam, Netherlands World Series Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Netherlands Edwin Kempes
Netherlands Dennis van Scheppingen
4-6, 6-4, 6-1
Win 2-0 Jul 2001 Umag, Croatia World Series Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Croatia Ivan Ljubi?i?
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6-2, 7-5

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 32 (17-15)

Legend
ATP Challenger (10-10)
ITF Futures (7-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (16-15)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jul 1998 Brazil F1, Londrina Futures Clay Brazil Paulo Taicher 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Aug 1998 Ecuador F1, Guayaquil Futures Clay Peru Luis Horna 1-6, 6-7
Loss 1-2 Aug 1998 Ecuador F3, Ibarra Futures Clay Colombia Miguel Tobon 1-6, 2-6
Win 2-2 Nov 1998 Paraguay F2, Asuncion Futures Clay Peru Alejandro Aramburu Acuna 6-1, 6-3
Win 3-2 Nov 1998 Paraguay F3, Asuncion Futures Clay Spain Ivan Rodrigo-Marin 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
Win 4-2 Sep 1999 Peru F3, Lima Futures Clay Greece Solon Peppas 6-3, 7-5
Loss 4-3 Oct 1999 Bolivia F2, Cochabamba Futures Clay Argentina Rodrigo Cerdera 6-3, 3-6, 5-7
Loss 4-4 Nov 1999 Argentina F5, Lanus Futures Clay Argentina Mariano Delfino 6-7, 3-6
Win 5-4 Apr 2000 Chile F4, Santiago Futures Clay Colombia Mauricio Hadad 6-4, 6-3
Win 6-4 May 2000 Chile F6, Santiago Futures Clay Chile Adrián García 6-3, 6-3
Win 7-4 May 2000 Argentina F4, Mendoza Futures Clay Argentina Jose Acasuso 1-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-2
Loss 7-5 Aug 2000 Bressanone, Italy Challenger Clay Czech Republic Frantisek Cermak 7-5, 4-6, 1-6
Loss 7-6 Apr 2001 Argentina F3, Santa Fe Futures Clay Argentina Leonardo Olguin 6-1, 2-6, 5-7
Loss 7-7 Aug 2001 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Gaston Etlis 5-7, 3-6
Win 8-7 Aug 2002 Saint Petersburg, Russia Challenger Clay Russia Andrei Stoliarov 7-6(7-3), 6-2
Win 9-7 Mar 2003 Cherbourg, France Challenger Hard Spain Rafael Nadal 6-3, 5-7, 6-4
Loss 9-8 Apr 2004 San Luis Potosi, Mexico Challenger Clay Argentina Mariano Delfino 4-6, 4-6
Win 10-8 Jun 2005 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Russia Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-2, 6-3
Win 11-8 Sep 2005 Freudenstadt, Germany Challenger Clay Italy Flavio Cipolla 7-5, 6-4
Loss 11-9 Apr 2006 Aguascalientes, Mexico Challenger Clay Argentina Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 4-6, 3-6
Loss 11-10 Jul 2006 Reggio Emilia, Italy Challenger Clay France Olivier Patience 4-6, 7-5, 2-6
Loss 11-11 Aug 2006 San Marino, San Marino Challenger Clay Spain Albert Montanes 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5), 3-6
Win 12-11 Nov 2006 Aracaju, Brazil Challenger Clay Serbia and Montenegro Boris Pashanski 6-1, 6-3
Win 13-11 Nov 2006 Guayaquil, Ecuador Challenger Clay Argentina Mariano Zabaleta 6-3, 4-6, 6-1
Win 14-11 Jun 2007 Prostejov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Germany Florian Mayer 7-6(7-1), 6-4
Win 15-11 Sep 2007 Szczecin, Poland Challenger Clay Czech Republic Ivo Miná? 6-2, 7-5
Win 16-11 Nov 2007 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Brazil Marcos Daniel 6-1, 6-4
Loss 16-12 Jun 2008 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay France Nicolas Devilder 4-6, 4-6
Loss 16-13 Aug 2008 Graz, Austria Challenger Clay France Jeremy Chardy 2-6, 1-6
Win 17-13 Nov 2008 Guayaquil, Ecuador Challenger Clay Argentina Brian Dabul 7-6, 6-4
Loss 17-14 Nov 2008 Medellin, Colombia Challenger Clay Argentina Leonardo Mayer 4-6, 5-7
Loss 17-15 Nov 2008 Lima, Peru Challenger Clay Argentina Martin Vassallo Arguello 2-6, 6-4, 4-6

Doubles: 48 (29-19)

Legend
ATP Challenger (23-17)
ITF Futures (6-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-2)
Clay (29-17)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 1998 Ecuador F1, Guayaquil Futures Clay Argentina Rodrigo Pena Peru Luis Horna
United States Rudy Rake
4-6, 1-6
Win 1-1 Aug 1999 Uruguay F2, Jose-Ignacio Futures Clay Argentina Andres Zingman Argentina Patricio Arquez
Argentina Emiliano Redondi
6-3, 6-1
Win 2-1 Sep 1999 Peru F2, Lima Futures Clay Argentina Enzo Artoni Peru Ivan Miranda
Peru Américo Venero
6-4, 6-2
Loss 2-2 Oct 1999 Bolivia F2, Cochabamba Futures Clay Argentina Rodrigo Pena Chile Adrián García
Chile Jaime Fillol
3-6, 6-4, 3-6
Win 3-2 Oct 1999 Paraguay F3, Asuncion Futures Clay Argentina Enzo Artoni Argentina Daniel Caracciolo
Argentina Leonardo Olguin
6-4, 6-4
Win 4-2 Mar 2000 Chile F2, Temuco Futures Clay Argentina Eduardo Medica Uruguay Alejandro Olivera
Brazil Julio Silva
6-4, 6-4
Win 5-2 Mar 2000 Chile F3, Santiago Futures Clay Argentina Eduardo Medica Brazil Adriano Ferreira
Brazil Flavio Saretta
6-3, 6-2
Win 6-2 May 2000 Argentina F4, Mendoza Futures Clay Argentina Juan-Pablo Guzman Argentina Juan-Pablo Brzezicki
Chile Miguel Miranda
6-3, 6-4
Win 7-2 Aug 2000 Sopot, Poland Challenger Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Spain Oscar Hernandez
Spain German Puentes-Alcaniz
6-4, 6-2
Win 8-2 Sep 2000 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Czech Republic David Miketa
Czech Republic David Skoch
6-3, 6-3
Win 9-2 Sep 2000 Skopje, Macedonia Challenger Clay Argentina Enzo Artoni Australia Dejan Petrovic
Argentina Sebastian Prieto
7-5, 5-7, 6-3
Loss 9-3 Nov 2000 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Pablo Albano
3-6, 6-4, 2-6
Win 10-3 Apr 2001 San Luis Potosi, Mexico Challenger Clay Argentina Edgardo Massa Australia Paul Hanley
Australia Nathan Healey
6-4, 5-7, 7-6(7-3)
Win 11-3 May 2001 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay Brazil Daniel Melo Australia Jordan Kerr
South Africa Damien Roberts
6-2, 6-4
Loss 11-4 Jul 2001 Budaörs, Hungary Challenger Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Czech Republic Petr Dezort
Czech Republic Radomir Vasek
3-6, 7-5, 6-7(6-8)
Loss 11-5 Aug 2001 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Brazil Adriano Ferreira
Brazil Antonio Prieto
1-6, 7-6(8-6), 4-6
Loss 11-6 May 2002 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Romania Gabriel Trifu
Belarus Vladimir Voltchkov
1-6, 2-6
Loss 11-7 Jun 2002 Weiden, Germany Challenger Clay Argentina Andres Schneiter Germany Jens Knippschild
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dusan Vemic
6-7(5-7), 2-6
Loss 11-8 Jul 2002 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay Argentina Patricio Arquez Chile Jaime Fillol
Brazil Ricardo Schlachter
2-6, 4-6
Win 12-8 Sep 2002 Brindisi, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Mariano Delfino Spain Marc Lopez
Spain Salvador Navarro
7-6(7-4), 6-7(3-7), 6-4
Win 13-8 Sep 2002 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay Australia Paul Baccanello Norway Jan Frode Andersen
Germany Oliver Gross
6-4, 6-7(5-7), 6-5 ret.
Win 14-8 Sep 2002 Maia, Portugal Challenger Clay Argentina Sebastian Prieto Australia Paul Baccanello
Australia Todd Perry
6-4, 6-4
Loss 14-9 Nov 2002 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay Peru Luis Horna Argentina Mariano Hood
Argentina Sebastian Prieto
3-6, 4-6
Loss 14-10 Nov 2002 Knoxville, United States Challenger Hard United States Hugo Armando Russia Dmitry Tursunov
Netherlands Martin Verkerk
3-6, 4-6
Win 15-10 Mar 2003 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay Argentina Sebastian Prieto Italy Massimo Bertolini
Italy Giorgio Galimberti
6-3, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 15-11 Jun 2003 Prostejov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Spain Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinsky
Czech Republic David Skoch
2-6, 2-6
Loss 15-12 Oct 2003 Seville, Spain Challenger Clay Italy Enzo Artoni Spain Oscar Hernandez
Spain Albert Portas
4-6, 6-4, 4-6
Loss 15-13 Oct 2003 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay Italy Enzo Artoni Spain Juan-Ignacio Carrasco
Argentina Mariano Delfino
5-7, 3-6
Win 16-13 Sep 2004 Kyiv, Ukraine Challenger Clay Spain Albert Portas Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Russia Yuri Schukin
6-1, 6-1
Win 17-13 Nov 2004 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay Spain Santiago Ventura United Kingdom Richard Barker
Germany Frank Moser
7-5, 6-4
Loss 17-14 Dec 2004 Guadalajara, Mexico Challenger Clay Spain Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo Mexico Alejandro Hernandez
Mexico Santiago Gonzalez
6-7(5-7), 6-1, 3-6
Loss 17-15 Mar 2005 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Hard Argentina Juan-Pablo Guzman Argentina Juan-Pablo Brzezicki
Argentina Cristian Villagran
2-6, 4-6
Win 18-15 May 2005 Turin, Italy Challenger Clay Brazil Franco Ferreiro Italy Francesco Aldi
Italy Alessio Di Mauro
6-7(4-7), 7-5, 7-6(7-2)
Win 19-15 Sep 2005 Genoa, Italy Challenger Clay Italy Leonardo Azzaro Italy Marco Pedrini
Italy Andrea Stoppini
6-1, 6-4
Win 20-15 Sep 2005 Budapest, Hungary Challenger Clay Italy Leonardo Azzaro Germany Philipp Petzschner
Germany Lars Uebel
6-3, 5-7, 6-3
Win 21-15 Nov 2005 Aracaju, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Germany Martin Vassallo Arguello
6-4, 6-7(7-9), 6-3
Win 22-15 Jan 2006 Santiago, Chile Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González Chile Jorge Aguilar
Chile Felipe Parada
6-4, 6-3
Win 23-15 Apr 2006 Florianópolis, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González Brazil Thiago Alves
Brazil Julio Silva
6-2, 3-6, [10-5]
Loss 23-16 May 2006 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Paraguay Ramon Delgado Czech Republic Petr Pala
Czech Republic David Skoch
0-6, 0-6
Loss 23-17 Jun 2006 Lugano, Switzerland Challenger Clay Italy Leonardo Azzaro Austria Oliver Marach
Italy Giorgio Galimberti
5-7, 3-6
Loss 23-18 Jun 2006 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González Germany Tomas Behrend
Germany Christopher Kas
6-7(5-7), 4-6
Win 24-18 Aug 2006 San Marino, San Marino Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González France Jerome Haehnel
France Julien Jeanpierre
6-3, 6-4
Win 25-18 Oct 2006 Montevideo, Uruguay Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González Argentina Guillermo Canas
Argentina Martin Garcia
6-3, 7-6(7-5)
Win 26-18 Nov 2006 Aracaju, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González Germany Tomas Behrend
Spain Marcel Granollers
7-6(8-6), 3-6, [10-6]
Win 27-18 May 2008 Bordeaux, France Challenger Clay Argentina Diego Hartfield Poland Tomasz Bednarek
Serbia Dusan Vemic
6-4, 6-4
Loss 27-19 Jun 2009 Lugano, Switzerland Challenger Clay Argentina Máximo González Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
Sweden Johan Brunström
walkover
Win 28-19 Jul 2009 Poznan, Poland Challenger Clay France Alexandre Sidorenko Germany Michael Kohlmann
Netherlands Rogier Wassen
6-4, 6-4
Win 29-19 Oct 2009 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Brian Dabul Argentina Máximo González
Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
6-7(4-7), 6-0, [10-8]

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 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q1 A Q1 A A 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
French Open A A 1R Q1 Q2 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 0-5 0%
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 A Q2 Q1 A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0-3 0%
US Open A A Q2 Q1 Q1 A 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-4 0-4 0-2 0 / 12 0-12 0%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A Q1 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Miami A A A A A A 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Win-loss 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 / 5 1-5 17%

Doubles

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 SR W-L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R A A A A 2R 1R A 0 / 4 1-4 20%
French Open 1R 3R 2R A A A 2R 2R 2R 0 / 6 6-6 50%
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 1R 0 / 4 0-4 0%
US Open 2R A A A A A 1R SF 1R 0 / 4 5-4 56%
Win-loss 1-4 2-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 5-3 1-3 0 / 18 12-18 40%

See also

References

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  15. ^ [1] Archived June 26, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
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