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Santiago Ventura

TMJordan
04-30-2007, 04:39 AM
No thread for him? :scratch:

Well Santiago has had injury trouble in the past year or so which saw his ranking plummet to the 400's but after reaching the Valencia semifinal earlier this month where he played Almagro very tough he has brought it back up to 235. Santiago's highest ranking was 71 in the peek of clay season 2 years ago.

Playing some solid tennis as he defeated two players ranked in the top 150 in Santiago Giraldo and Mathieu Montcourt as he has qualifies for Estoril.

He plays Roitman in the first round, should be a tough match, Santiago beat Rotiman in ther loan meeting at Buenos Aires Challanger 05 7-6(4) 6-4

If he could beat Sergio then it is most likley Djokovic so that would be a huge challange.


[1] Nikolay Davydenko v Olivier Patience [Q]
Teimuraz Gabashvili v Vincent Spadea
[WC] Frederico Gil v Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo
Max Mirnyi v Richard Gasquet [5]

[4] Fernando Gonzalez v Paul-Henri Mathieu
Igor Kunitsyn v Pedro Sousa [WC]
Luis Horna v Sam Querrey
Juan Monaco v Gael Monfils [8]


[6] Dmitry Tursunov v Florent Serra
Michael Russel v Guillermo Garcia-Lopez
Sergio Roitman v Santiago Ventura [Q]
Igor Andreev v Novak Djokovic [3]

[7] Augustin Calleri v Danai Udomchoke
[Q] Alejandro Falla v Juan Martin del Potro
Evgeny Korolev v Qualifier
Albert Montanes v Tommy Robredo [2-WC]



The countdown too the top 100 is on :yeah:

Good Luck Santiago :)

~EMiLiTA~
04-30-2007, 05:44 AM
yeah I was wondering why I hadn't seen his name for ages. great to see him back again in Estoril...he's a funny guy. I saw him play at the Australian Open a few years ago and everyone was calling him "Ace" because of Ace Ventura lol. He and Ferrero didn't play badly in doubles then either. But the main thing is for him to work on his singles ranking now...mucha suerte!

TMJordan
04-30-2007, 08:32 AM
Oh :lol: I knew I heard somthing about him being nicknamed Ace but was not quite sure :D

Ace Venture :banana:

TMJordan
04-30-2007, 08:29 PM
Santiago beat Roitman 7-5 6-2 and meets Djokovic in the second round. :D

~EMiLiTA~
05-01-2007, 12:51 AM
yeah i saw that result...it's pretty good for him...djokovic will be tough..

TMJordan
05-01-2007, 12:54 AM
Djokovic may be number 6 in the world but Santiago beat him in ther only meeting at Freudenstadt Challanger in 2004; 7-6(6) 6-4 (but Nole was ranked 294 at the time :p)

TMJordan
05-13-2007, 05:02 AM
Santiago had a nice week at Mas Palomas challanger in Spain.

But he fell up short in the finals losing in 3 sets to Peter Luczak.

~EMiLiTA~
05-14-2007, 06:45 AM
yes i saw he made the final there..a great result for him!

VolandriFan
06-23-2007, 09:06 AM
I like Santiago, and he's nice too. It was fantastic seeing him and JC playing doubles for a while.

~EMiLiTA~
06-23-2007, 09:35 AM
yeah I know...they weren't too bad together actually!

~EMiLiTA~
06-25-2007, 05:06 AM
congrats to Santi for winning Milan :yeah: ...and good luck in Reggio Emilia :)

~EMiLiTA~
08-06-2007, 05:19 AM
Santi hasn't been doing too badly lately...he made the Timisoara final, where he lost to Hanescu, but he and Granollers-Pujol won the doubles there, so a good week overall!

~EMiLiTA~
09-03-2007, 11:51 AM
Santi continues his good form: made the final of Cherkassy last week losing 5-7 6-7(7) to Pashanski. And won the doubles with Muñoz de la Nava (another Spanish guy)...so a good week in Ukraine for him. Now it's off to Holland where he'll be the #2 seed at Alphen...vamos!

LeChuck
01-28-2008, 10:55 AM
The Ace Ventura won the Copa Petrobas title at Montevideo in early November last year, to re-enter the top 100 where he belongs. He is currently ranked at world no. 88. He narrowly lost in the 1st round at Doha to Tipsarevic at the start of the season, and Del Potro was too strong for him in the 1st round at Melbourne.
Santi has been draw against wildcard entry and 2005 champion Gaudio in the 1st round at Vina Del Mar this week. Hopefully he'll end his 4 match losing streak and seal his first victory list the Montevideo final last year.

16681
01-30-2008, 03:38 AM
The Ace Ventura won the Copa Petrobas title at Montevideo in early November last year, to re-enter the top 100 where he belongs. He is currently ranked at world no. 88. He narrowly lost in the 1st round at Doha to Tipsarevic at the start of the season, and Del Potro was too strong for him in the 1st round at Melbourne.
Santi has been draw against wildcard entry and 2005 champion Gaudio in the 1st round at Vina Del Mar this week. Hopefully he'll end his 4 match losing streak and seal his first victory list the Montevideo final last year.
Well he defeated Gaudio and now faces Roitman. I admit this is where my lack of tennis knowledge shows up :o I don't know either Roitman or Ventura :shrug:

~EMiLiTA~
02-03-2008, 04:09 AM
Hey all, a couple pics of Santi from AO. You can see all my pics on my website (http://www.geocities.com/atp_chica) :) Btw well done to him for reaching the semis at Viña! :yeah:

LeChuck
02-04-2008, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the pics Emilita :).
Santi had a great run at Vina Del Mar, reaching the 3rd ATP level SF of his career, beating Gaudio, Roitman and Fognini along the way.
Thanks to those victories, he is now sitting in his career best ranking at world no. 70 this week.

anita86
02-04-2008, 07:23 PM
Good player, yes
and a good person.
I have a pic with him

VolandriFan
02-05-2008, 07:42 AM
Cutie :hearts:

Good result last week. He's still improving.

LeChuck
02-25-2008, 07:10 AM
Santi is in action at Acapulco this week.
He has been drawn to face the Mexican wildcard entry Cesar Ramirez in the 1st round. Ramirez is ranked at no. 635, and will be appearing in his first ever ATP level match. Hopefully Santi can come through that match without too many problems.

LeChuck
02-27-2008, 02:30 PM
Santi eased through his 1st round match 6-3 6-1, and will face the top seed Nalbandian in the 2nd round.

LeChuck
03-27-2008, 11:11 AM
Santi is action at Miami, and will face Chucho in the 1st round today.

Sexysova
08-28-2008, 10:22 AM
US Open R1 - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga def. Santiago Ventura 6-7 6-4 6-2 6-3

MATCHPOINT: http://forum.vaidisova-nicole.com/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=4426&p=7434#p7434

anita86
08-28-2008, 12:22 PM
Poor.
He will play the Challenger of Dusseldorf in Germany (01/09/08)

rrfnpump
09-05-2008, 12:48 PM
Here is all my stuff from Düsseldorf Challenger. :)

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more pictures here (http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m117/rrfnpump/2008%20Challenger%20Dusseldorf/?start=all)

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more videos here (http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=ghgroups&p=r)

Craciunik
09-29-2008, 07:00 PM
I have seen Santi playing in Bucharest and he was really good! He won the challenger without any problem, btw...
I hope him a fast recovery...and to come back in the first 100 ASAP!
Congrats Santi!

Craciunik
09-29-2008, 08:01 PM
Hey, Santi won the challenger in Bucharest too! He defeated Crivoi in the finals! :cool:
I saw him there and he is a cutie! :hearts::bigclap::smooch::banana::inlove::inlove:: inlove::inlove:

Filo V.
01-13-2010, 01:23 AM
I hope Santiago can make the AO main draw this year. He has a pretty nice draw to do so, I think he can. A couple of nice results early in the year can place him solidly in the top 100, so I hope he plays well and makes that happen!

carlos pera
02-09-2010, 07:54 PM
Santi lost yesterday in R1 at Costa Do Sauipe

Filo V.
04-25-2010, 11:09 PM
Santi hasn't had a very good season this year. He's lost in the first round in all but 2 tournaments. He was scheduled to play this upcoming week in a challenger in the Czech Republic, but withdrew.

His planned schedule is Estoril/Munich/Belgrade either MD or Q, *challenger* Zagreb, and then FO qualifying. Let's hope for some better fortune for Santi in these next months!

Filo V.
05-07-2010, 12:22 AM
Santi won a match this week at Munich, defeating Dolgopolov Jr. 6-7(5) 6-3 6-3, and lost to Kohlschreiber 2-6 1-6 but played pretty decently in the match. His ranking should move up 5 or so positions for his victory this week. He plays in Zagreb next week and then RG qualifying. Good luck these next weeks Santi!

KohlschreiberFan
05-07-2010, 11:49 AM
Doubles win today with Marach in Munich QF vs. Chardy/Robert 6-3 6-4
Good Luck in Semis

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 04:37 AM
Santi and Marach made the semifinals of the doubles event in Munich, defeating the French pair of Chardy/Robert 6-3 6-4. They will play Ancic/Knowle in the semifinals.

Good luck to Santi and Oliver!

Filo V.
05-08-2010, 09:54 PM
Santi/Marach made the finals of Munich defeating Ancic/Knowle 10-5 in the match tiebreaker. They will play Butorac/Kohlmann in the finals tomorrow.

Good luck to Santi and Oliver!

Filo V.
05-10-2010, 01:49 AM
Santi and Oliver won the doubles final today 5-7 6-3 16-14!!!!! A long match tiebreaker and the pair saved 5 match points, were down 0-6 in the tiebreaker, and were ahead 5-2 in the first set and lost 5 straight games, but the boys got through in the end, great job and congrats to Santi and Oliver! It's Santi's second doubles title on the season, along with Chennai with Marcel. Hopefully he can start translating these results on the singles circuit.

Filo V.
05-10-2010, 01:54 AM
Santi is now going to Zagreb to compete at the challenger there. Here is the draw:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2010/588/mds.pdf

Santi is playing a local player, Roko Karanusic, in R1. Winnable match, but dangerous. His second round match would be the winner of the match between Decoud/Dodig, so Santi has good chances at a QF or SF is he plays well. He played pretty well in the two matches in Munich, hopefully he can translate that to wins and a deep run at this event.

Good luck in Croatia, Santi!

Jedan Bjelorus
02-10-2011, 01:39 PM
Where is he disappeared?