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Davide Sanguinetti, another player after Pim-Pim, although 10 years older, has retired this year. The Italian had an interesting style and intriguing career. He won his first ATP match very late, at the age of 25, but won two ATP tournaments, beating two potential No. 1 (Federer, Roddick) in the finals, was in the last 8 at Wimbledon and played singles rubber in the Davis Cup final...

After beating Moya at the US Open 2005



Win/loss
Career Singles (Tour Level Only) 173 - 251 (.408)
Career Doubles (Tour Level Only) 45 - 87 (.340)

Career Singles (Incl. Futures, Challengers and Satellites) 436 - 401 (.502)
Career Doubles (Incl. Futures, Challengers and Satellites) 144 - 172 (.455)

Number of tournaments he has played:
- Main Tour (Grand Slams and ATP Tour): 235
- Challengers: 125
- Satellites: 15 *
- Futures: 1

* Played a little bit more tourneys but results before 1991 don't exist on the ITF website.

CAREER TITLES in singles: (2 ATP, 10 Challengers, 5 Satellites):
92 - Italy #2 (Satellite)
93 - Italy #2, Italy #3
96 - Cuba/Mexico, Italy #5
97 - Furth, Oberstaufen (Challengers)
98 - Naples
99 - Prague
00 - Salinas, Bratislava
02 - Milan (116), Delray Beach (120), Wroclaw
03 - Helsinki
05 - Recanati
06 - Recanati

Finalist: 4 ATP + 6 Challengers

The best GS result in singles:
Wimbledon (quarterfinalist 1998)

CAREER TITLES in doubles: (1 ATP + 5 Challengers):
95 - Goa (P.Pennisi)
97 - Umag (D.Pescariu)
99 - Poznan, Sofia (M.Ardinghi)
03 - Milan (T.Suzuki)
06 - Recanati (S.Bolelli)

Finalist: 1 ATP + 2 Challengers

* Helped Italy (as a singles player) to reach Davis Cup final (1998).

Career High Singles: 42 (31 Oct 2005)
Career High Doubles: 78 (01 Dec 2003)

Singles ranking history at the end of the year (1990-2007):
941 - 1131 - 544 - 250 - 177 - 290 - 284 - 95 - 48 - 121 - 65 - 91 - 46 - 65 - 110 - 44 - 107 - 270.
* No. 468 at the end of career.

Prize Money: $2,933,922

* Detailed singles statistic (including Challengers and Satellites):
5-setters: 6-9 (.400)
Tie-breaks: 162-155 (.511)
TB's in the deciding set: 20-16 (.555)
The longest winning match: 4 hours 24 minutes; P.Srichaphan 6-3 4-6 6-7 7-6 7-6 (US Open 2005)
The longest losing match: 4 hours 3 minutes; C.Rochus 2-6 5-7 7-6 6-1 5-7 (Davis Cup 2000)
The longest winning tie-break: J.Vanek 6-2 7-6(11) (Prague/CH 1999)
The longest losing tie-break: A.Seppi 6-7(12) 5-7 (Halle 2006)
The most served aces: 23 - defeated V.Voltchkov (Wimbledon '98) and A.Portas (Wimbledon '01)


The other tributes:

Greg Rusedski
Sjeng Schalken
Wayne Arthurs
Tim Henman
Kenneth Carlsen
Joachim Johansson

Davide :wavey:
 

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

:eek: 1994 Nice 1R, S.Edberg 6-4 2-6 4-6
* It was Sanguinetti's debut in an ATP tournament. Edberg was top-seeded.
:eek: 1997 Monte Carlo 1R, A.Boetsch 2-6 7-6(6) 4-6
* Davide (q) in his 6th ATP tournament was very close to win first match on the Monte Carlo's centre court. He saved MP in the TB and was leading 4:2 in the 3rd set but had cramps and lost another 4 games
:eek: 1997 Scheveningen 1R (CH), M.Safin 7-5 0-6 6-7(4)
* 17 year-old, unknown Safin ended amazing Sanguinetti's streak of winning 14 tie-breaks in a row (all levels + qualifying). It was a sensation because one week earlier Davide won Challenger in Oberstaufen.
:eek: 1998 Atlanta 1R, P.Sampras 3-6 7-5 5-7
* Sampras was No. 1. The match lasted two days because of bad weather, was interrupted at 3:2 for Sampras in the 1st set and finished next day.
:) 1998 Wimbledon 4R, F.Clavet 7-6(3) 6-1 6-4
* Davide advanced to Wimbledon's quarterfinal playing first tournament on grass :crazy:
:) 1998 Milwaukee, Davis Cup, SF, T.Martin 7-6(0) 6-3 7-6(8)
* Martin saved 4 match points in the 3rd set but lost his own set point and 5th match point a moment later. After this rubber Italy was leading 2-0 against USA...
:eek: 2000 Venice, Davis Cup, C.Rochus 2-6 5-7 7-6(6) 6-1 5-7
* Rochus won first two sets and was leading 5:2 in the 3rd set. However, Sanguinetti saved 3 match points and tied the match at 2 sets apiece. Finally Davide lost on 6th match point after 4 hours, with tears on the face.
:) 2002 Milan F, R.Federer 7-6(2) 4-6 6-1
* The biggest success in career! Davide was on a verge of defeat in the 1st round (was losing 2:4 in the 3rd set to Vinck).
:) 2002, Delray Beach F, A.Roddick 6-4 4-6 6-4
* After many years, these two final wins over Federer and Roddick are definitely more valuable because they reached later the peak in men's tennis
:eek: 2003, San Jose F, A.Agassi 3-6 1-6
* Another final against one of the greatest players in history. Davide on route to the final won two matches in which had lost a set after wasting match point (Krajan, Gimelstob).
:eek: 2003, 's-Hertogenbosch 1R, F.Vicente 6-0 6-7(10) 2-6
* Began the match with winning first nine games (6-0 3:0) to lose after wasting 3 match points
:) 2005, US Open 3R, P.Srichaphan 6-3 4-6 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 7-6(5)
* Night Session on the Luis Armstrong Stadium. The longest and probably the most spectacular match in Sanguinetti's career. The Italian was two points away from loss in the 4th set and saved a couple mini-match points at 5:5 in the 5th set - that game went on deuce 6 times.
:eek: 2006, Toronto 3R, J.Nieminen 6-3 3-6 6-7(10)
* Qualified to the main draw, beat Nalbandian in the 1st round 6-1 6-2 (!) and was 5 times only one point away from reaching quarterfinal, for the first time in Masters Series.
 

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He was an interesting player for sure.

Take care David :)
 

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That match against Srichaphan was amazing :worship:
 

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thanks Voo
 

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Have a nice life Davide :wavey:
 

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Go Davide !!!
 

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Thanks. It's nice to look down memory lane sometimes. :)
 

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Voodoo man- you are so amazing with these threads. Thanks :worship:
And best to DS :yeah:
That 2005 USOpen match :banana:
 

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Davicho you legend :bowdown:

thanks Voo :yeah:
 
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