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Srichaphan's career has been finished prematurely (actually in 2006 when he was 27) but started his pro-adventure very early, appeared on the ATP ranking for the first time already as a 15 year-old kid in 1994. Paradorn was playing 90% of his tournaments in Asia (on different levels) until 2000. In years 2000-2001 was drifting around Top 100 between Challengers and ATP tournaments. A breakthrough year came in 2002 when Srichaphan within a season jumped from position No. 120 into Top 20, beating many top players in the second part of the season...

Shot-maker, all-rounder, one of the best players to watch in years 2002-2004 (except clay-courts, couldn't deal with them, overall tour record: 10-34), a pride of Asia, after matches greeting tennis fans with his hands together in prayer-like fashion, bowing graciously to all four sides... In my opinion deserved to play at least one Grand Slam quarterfinal (lost three times in the round 16).

Srichaphan celebrating in unusual style his win over Nieminen in Indian Wells QF '06, arguably the biggest success of his career.



Win/loss
Career Singles (Tour Level Only): 252 - 197 (.561)
Career Doubles (Tour Level Only): 28 - 66 (.297)

Career Singles (incl. ITF Challengers and ITF Pro Circuits): 369 - 263 (.583)
Career Doubles (incl. ITF Challengers and ITF Pro Circuits): 88 - 114 (.435)

Number of tournaments played in singles:
- Main Tour (Grand Slams and ATP Tour): 189
- Challengers: 30
- Futures: 16
- Satellites: 6

CAREER TITLES in singles: (5 ATP + 1 Challenger, 2 Futures & 1 Satellite)
97 - Satellite (Thailand)
98 - Thailand F1
99 - India F3
01 - Bangkok
02 - Long Island (58), Stockholm (64)
03 - Chennai (66), Long Island (87)
04 - Nottingham (109)

Finalist: 6 ATP + 4 Challengers & 1 Futures

The best results in Masters Series:
Indian Wells (semifinalist 2006)
Miami (semifinalist 2003)
Madrid (quarter-finalist 2002 & 2003)
Paris (semifinalist 2002)


CAREER TITLES in doubles: 0

Finalist: 1 Challenger

Career High Singles: 9 (12.05.2003)
Career High Doubles: 79 (08.09.2003)

Singles ranking history at the end of the year (1994-2007):
1219 - 935 - 1038 - 460 - 404 - 98 - 109 - 120 - 16 - 11 - 27 - 42 - 53 - 628.

Prize Money: $3,459,655

* Detailed singles statistic (including Challengers, Futures & Satellites):
5-setters: 12-7 (.631)
Tie-breaks: 148-115 (.562)
TB's in the deciding set: 19-12 (.612)
The longest winning match: 4 hours 44 minutes; Aisam Qureshi 6-7 7-6 4-6 7-5 12-10 (Davis Cup 1998)
The longest losing match: 4 hours 24 minutes; Davide Sanguinetti 3-6 6-4 7-6 6-7 6-7 (US Open 2005)
The longest winning tie-break: P.Luxa 6-1 7-6(11) (Hong Kong 1999)
The longest losing tie-break: 12-14 twice: J.Monaco (Munich 2005) & A.Waske (Davis Cup 2006)
The most served aces: 30 - beat Marcelo Rios in 4 sets (Stockholm 2002)


The other tributes:

Mariano Zabaleta
Guillermo Canas
Fabrice Santoro
Marat Safin
Thomas Johansson
Andrei Pavel
Jonas Bjorkman
Gustavo Kuerten
Felix Mantilla
Davide Sanguinetti
Kenneth Carlsen
Tim Henman
Wayne Arthurs
Sjeng Schalken
Greg Rusedski


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Re: The statistical tribute to Paradorn Srichaphan (1994-2007)

The most interesting matches in Srichaphan's career in my subjective view:

1997 Singapore, 1R: J.Courier 6-2 4-6 3-6

18 year-old "wild card" Srichaphan (No. 768), before that match had little experience in Satellite circuit and hadn't even played a single match in a Challenger! Former No. 1 in the world Courier was 22nd then... "I'm happy to play such a big name. I am playing this tournament for experience rather than seeking victory" said Srichaphan, and this surprising scoreline definitely increased his self-confidence what allowed him to win a Satellite in Thailand right after.

Davis Cup 1998, Lahore: Pakistan def. Thailand 3-2

On a grass court in Pakistan, Srichaphan beat M.Siddiq 6-3 6-4 1-6 6-7(6) 10-8 and A.Qureshi 6-7(5) 7-6(1) 4-6 7-5 12-10 - it happens very rarely that a player during a Davis Cup weekend wins two marathons, a good sign of Srichaphan's teenage mentality...

San Jose 2002, 2R: L.Hewitt 7-6(2) 4-6 6-7(6)

First encounter against best player in the world and almost a sensational win! Srichaphan was close to win on three different occasions in the third set: 5:2* (30-0), match point on serve at 5:3 and 6:3 in the tie-break! The more bitter defeat for the Thai looking at his record in final set tie-break before that match... 9-0!

Wimbledon 2002, 2R: A.Agassi 6-4 7-6(5) 6-2

Centre Court in a GS event for the first time, Srichaphan's first big scalp (Agassi was No. 4 then). "He served so big, so tough to read, it just put me on my heels," Agassi said. "I'm still a little stunned. You know why it feels so good to win, because it feels like this to lose." Srichaphan said: "I had no idea what to do when I went out there. Somebody told me, 'Just follow Andre. Do what he does.' "

US Open 2002, 2R: G.Rusedski 6-3 6-7(2) 6-7(5) 7-6(3) 4-6

3 hours 49 minutes of exciting tennis under the floodlights on Luis Armstrong Stadium. Second and third set without breaks, Rusedski led 4:0 and 5:1* in the fifth set but Srichaphan had double break point at 4:5 (!) - Rusedski fought off with 20th ace and backhand volley.

Wimbledon 2003, 2R: O.Mutis 4-6 1-6 7-6(4) 7-5 7-5

One of those sparse matches when a loser was close to win a match in three different sets. Srichaphan led 4:0 and 5:1 in the third set but Mutis won 5 games in a row (at 5:5 the match was suspended due to rain for 32 minutes)! The Thai saved double match point on return at 4:5 (15-40) in the fourth set and triple mini-MP at 5:5 (0-40) in the final set.

Chennai 2004, SF: T.Robredo 1-6 7-6(10) 7-5

Robredo began the match with 5:0* after 15 minutes! Srichaphan saved three match points in the tie-break: 4:6*, 7:8 i 9:10 and another two at *4:5 (15-40) in the third set; broke Robredo's serve for the first time in the match in the following game (the funny thing: Robredo a couple days later beat Srichaphan 4-6 6-1 7-6 in Sydney saving two match points in progress)... Srichaphan played the Chennai final in years 2002-2005 but won the title only in 2003, in impressive style (10-0 in sets, didn't even play a tie-break).

Nottingham 2004, F: T.Johansson 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3

Fifth and last title, but first on grass, completely out of nowhere... ToJo led 6-1 5:2* after 50 minutes winning all service games without any problems... The Swede won 14 points more... "It's a dream to come back and win the match because he was playing really well in the beginning," Paradorn said.

US Open 2005: D.Sanguinetti 3-6 6-4 7-6(2) 6-7(6) 6-7(5)

Again Night Session on Luis Armstrong Stadium, again five-setter with three tie-breaks and Paradorn lost again... The most entertaining match of US Open 2005. The Italian was two points away from the loss in the 4th set and saved a couple mini-match points at 5:5 in the 5th set - that game went to "deuce" 6 times.

Tokyo 2005, 3R: J.Nieminen 6-2 6-7(6) 5-7

Srichaphan led 6-2 *4:2 when lost his serve for the first time, later 6:5* (40-0), had adv-MP and wasted a 6:2 lead in the tie-break - 8 match points in all... Nieminen obtained his second and decisive break in the 12th game of the final set.

Basel 2006, SF: R.Federer 4-6 6-3 6-7(5)

Srichaphan's last match showed on TV (who would have expected it then?)... Federer dropped his first set in 11 matches and was twice a mini-break down in the tie-break during that semifinal. The Thai had *5:4 in the tie-break when served an ace (it was clear on TV replay) but a linesman called it "out" and instead double match point for the underdog, chair-umpire said "5 all" a moment later. At 5:5 the other linesman called "out" after Srichaphan's forehand winner which would have been good (unfortunately there was no hawk-eye)...
After that match, Srichaphan played only 6 tournaments, won 1 match (S.Bolelli), lost 6, all in straight sets, retiring three times... After more than 2 years-break played a doubles match in Bangkok last year, along with D.Udomchoke lost to M.Kohlmann/A.Peya 6-2 1-6 [6-10].

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Re: The statistical tribute to Paradorn Srichaphan (1994-2007)

Thanks Voo, great to remember of Paradorn.

Still remember that match against Sanguinetti, it was really exciting. At one moment both were jumping and raising their hands like saying "bring it on".
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Nottingham 2004, F: T.Johansson 1-6 7-6(4) 6-3

Fifth and last title, but first on grass, completely out of nowhere... ToJo led 6-1 5:2* after 50 minutes winning all service games without any problems... The Swede won 14 points more... "It's a dream to come back and win the match because he was playing really well in the beginning," Paradorn said.
Thanks for great stats as always, Voo.

I liked Paradorn. Seemed like a genuine guy and it was nice to have an asian at the top.

But the figures about Tojo must be wrong. From that score he must have won at very least 20 more points in the match (if the set scores are right) - not 14.
Nonetheless, a great comeback from Srichaphan.

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but you had just enough pathos to keep me hypnotized"

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But the figures about Tojo must be wrong. From that score he must have won at very least 20 more points in the match (if the numbers are right) - not 14.
Nonetheless, a great comeback from Srichaphan. :thumbsup:
Won 14 points more in that match (95 to 81) but it's my fault - the sentence is ambiguous

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Won 14 points more in that match (95 to 81) but it's my fault - the sentence is ambiguous
Ah, now I get it. Don't know how I could blame you for getting the numbers wrong. Should know better.

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His best points:

Ferrer 6-3 5-7 6-3 (Cincinnati '04)



Saulnier 2-6 4-6 (Monte Carlo '05)


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Highlights of his "farewell" match in Basel '06 but without controversial decisions of linesmen which would have helped Federer to win this match


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Thanks very much for this thread, Voo de Mar.
It's great to see all the stats of his career layout, and also for the tribute to other retired players as well.

At this moment I really want to see Paradorn play at his best like when he was in top form, reaching No.9 in the world. I remember these news but back then I wasn't totally in to or have easy access to watching tennis matches like I do these days. All the best to him, hope he will stay involved in promoting and helping the growth of this sport, especially in Asia.

And I still have his autography from an ATP toruney probably back in 2004/05!

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I always liked this guy's game. A true allrounder, but sadly master of none. I always wondered what happened to him after 05 or so (injuries?)
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Good stuff, thx Voo.

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Basel 2006, SF: R.Federer 4-6 6-3 6-7(5)

Srichaphan's last match showed on TV (who would have expected it then?)... Federer dropped his first set in 11 matches and was twice a mini-break down in the tie-break during that semifinal. The Thai had *5:4 in the tie-break when served an ace (it was clear on TV replay) but a linesman called it "out" and instead double match point for the underdog, chair-umpire said "5 all" a moment later. At 5:5 the other linesman called "out" after Srichaphan's forehand winner which would have been good (unfortunately there was no hawk-eye)...
After that match, Srichaphan played only 6 tournaments, won 1 match (S.Bolelli), lost 6, all in straight sets, retiring three times... After more than 2 years-break played a doubles match in Bangkok last year, along with D.Udomchoke lost to M.Kohlmann/A.Peya 6-2 1-6 [6-10].
An electrifying match.
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Good work! Esp. the part of his most memorable matches.

I kind of feel that this guy was a bit of an underachiever.
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Still to this day feel Paradorn was cheated out of beating Federer in Basel. Oh well.

Great player, very entertaining to watch. H

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His match against Sanguinetti was

See you Paradorn, have fine time with your wife
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