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Eric Butorac

Eric Butorac
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Cambridge, Massachusetts
Born

(1981-05-22) May 22, 1981


Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
College Ball State Cardinals/Gustavus Adolphus College
Prize money $1,517,906
Singles
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 935 (January 16, 2006)
Doubles
Career record 233–211 (in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 17
Highest ranking No. 17 (August 29, 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (2014)
French Open 3R (2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2007, 2014)
US Open QF (2014)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open SF (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2013, 2014)
US Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2014)
Last updated on: May 22, 2015.

Eric "Booty" Butorac (born May 22, 1981 in Rochester, Minnesota) is an American tennis player. He is a doubles specialist, and has achieved success being the No. 3 ranked American doubles player for the bulk of the past six years. His biggest result has been reaching the 2014 Australian Open finals with partner Raven Klaasen. Their run to the final included a victory over the World No. 1 team of Bob and Mike Bryan.

He attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he played on the men's tennis team for one year before transferring to Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, where he graduated in 2003.

Family

Eric's parents, Jan and Tim Butorac, are directors of the Rochester Tennis Connection (Indoor & Outdoor site) in Rochester, Minnesota. Eric's brother, Jeff Butorac, is a basketball coach at Burnsville High School. Tim is a USPTA Professional, teaching tennis at the Rochester Indoor Tennis Club during the winter and at the Kutzky/Rochester Outdoor Tennis Center during the summer months.

College Career

Eric played at Ball State University for one year before transferring to Gustavus Adolphus College. Eric has a long history with Gustavus: his father played for coach Steve Wilkinson, and Eric attended tennis camp with Steve starting at age 5. Eric closed out his senior season of 2003 by winning both the NCAA Division III singles and doubles championships, with Kevin Whipple as his partner. [1]

Recent Activity

Butorac is currently in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open with partner Sam Groth

In 2014, Butorac started his year with reaching the final of the Australian Open. He then went on to win titles in Memphis and Stockholm. All of these were with partner Raven Klaasen.

In 2013, Butorac made it to the Round of 16 at the Australian Open and won the doubles title in Kuala Lumpur with Raven Klaasen.

In 2012, Butorac made the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and won the doubles title in São Paulo (with Bruno Soares).

In 2011, Butorac had his best season reaching a career-high ranking of no. 17, and finishing as the no. 9 team in the world with partner Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands. They won three titles and made the semifinals of the Australian Open.

In 2010, Butorac paired with Rajeev Ram to make the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. He also won titles in Chennai (with Ram), Tokyo and Stockholm (with Rojer). He was on the 2010 roster of the Boston Lobsters in the World Team Tennis pro league.

In April, May, and June 2009, Butorac and American Scott Lipsky won the Tallahassee Tennis Challenger, the Estoril Open in Portugal, and a tournament in Nottingham, England.[2]

In early February 2007, the US-Scots pair claimed their first doubles title in a Regions Morgan Keegan Championships at the Racquet Club of Memphis.

In July 2006, Butorac and Jamie Murray reached their first ATP Tour doubles final, in Los Angeles, losing in straight sets to the Bryan brothers, who were the world's top-ranked doubles team.

Off court

Butorac is the president of the ATP Player's Council. He succeeded Roger Federer as president (whom he served under as VP for the previous term).

Starting in 2010, Butorac has been the volunteer assistant coach at Harvard University.

He is one of only three players from the NCAA Division III ranks to ever make a living on the tour.

In 2009 Butorac started the Minnesota Tennis Challenge, a charity event to benefit St. Paul Urban Tennis. Participants included Bob and Mike Bryan, Justin Gimblestob, Rajeev Ram, Melanie Oudin, and Somdev Devvarman.

Butorac is a regular speaker at coaching conventions and USTA showcases around the country.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2014 Australian Open Hard Raven Klaasen Łukasz Kubot
Robert Lindstedt
3–6, 3–6

ATP career finals

Doubles: 27 (17 titles, 10 runners-up)

Legend ( Doubles)
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (2–2)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (15–7)
Titles by Surface
Hard (12–8)
Clay (4–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. July 30, 2006 LA Tennis Open, Los Angeles, United States Hard Jamie Murray Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
2–6, 4–6
Winner 1. February 18, 2007 SAP Open, San Jose, United States Hard Jamie Murray Chris Haggard
Rainer Schüttler
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 2. February 25, 2007 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup, Memphis, United States Hard Jamie Murray Julian Knowle
Jürgen Melzer
7–5, 6–3
Winner 3. June 23, 2007 Nottingham Open, Nottingham, Great Britain Grass Jamie Murray Joshua Goodall
Ross Hutchins
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Winner 4. August 10, 2008 LA Tennis Open, Los Angeles, United States Hard Rohan Bopanna Travis Parrott
Dušan Vemić
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
Winner 5. January 11, 2009 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Rajeev Ram Jean-Claude Scherrer
Stanislas Wawrinka
6–3, 6–4
Winner 6. May 10, 2009 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Scott Lipsky Martin Damm
Robert Lindstedt
6–3, 6–2
Winner 7. October 4, 2009 PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard Rajeev Ram Guillermo García-López
Mischa Zverev
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 2. May 9, 2010 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Michael Kohlmann Oliver Marach
Santiago Ventura
7–5, 3–6, [14–16]
Runner-up 3. August 1, 2010 Los Angeles Open, Los Angeles, United States Hard Jean-Julien Rojer Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(8–6), 2–6, [7–10]
Winner 8. October 10, 2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard Jean-Julien Rojer Andreas Seppi
Dmitry Tursunov
6–3, 6–2
Winner 9. October 24, 2010 If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Jean-Julien Rojer Johan Brunström
Jarkko Nieminen
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. February 20, 2011 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Jean-Julien Rojer Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor
2–6, 7–6(8–6), [3–10]
Winner 10. May 1, 2011 Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Jean-Julien Rojer Marc López
David Marrero
6–3, 6–4
Winner 11. May 21, 2011 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France Clay Jean-Julien Rojer Santiago González
David Marrero
6–3, 6–4
Winner 12. October 2, 2011 Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Jean-Julien Rojer František Čermák
Filip Polášek
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 5. November 6, 2011 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Jean-Julien Rojer Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–4, 7–6(11–9)
Winner 13. February 19, 2012 Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil Clay (i) Bruno Soares Michal Mertiňák
André Sá
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 6. September 30, 2012 PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Paul Hanley Lu Yen-hsun
Danai Udomchoke
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. January 5, 2013 Brisbane International, Brisbane, Australia Hard Paul Hanley Marcelo Melo
Tommy Robredo
6–4, 1–6, [5–10]
Runner-up 8. May 5, 2013 BMW Open, Munich, Germany Clay Marcos Baghdatis Jarkko Nieminen
Dmitry Tursunov
1–6, 4–6
Winner 14. September 29, 2013 Proton Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Raven Klaasen Pablo Cuevas
Horacio Zeballos
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 9. January 25, 2014 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Raven Klaasen Łukasz Kubot
Robert Lindstedt
3–6, 3–6
Winner 15. February 16, 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, Memphis, United States Hard (i) Raven Klaasen Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
Winner 16. October 19, 2014 If Stockholm Open, Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Raven Klaasen Treat Huey
Jack Sock
6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 10. August 29, 2015 Winston-Salem Open, Winston-Salem, United States Hard Scott Lipsky Dominic Inglot
Robert Lindstedt
2–6, 4–6
Winner 17. November 1, 2015 Valencia Open, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Scott Lipsky Feliciano López
Max Mirnyi
7–6(7–4), 6–3

Doubles Performance Timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup - / Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

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

Current till 2015 US Open.
Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R 3R 1R QF SF QF 3R F 3R 0 / 9 22–9
French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 9 4–9
Wimbledon 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 0 / 9 9–9
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R QF 3R 0 / 9 9–9
Win–Loss 4–4 3–4 1–4 3–4 6–4 7–4 4–4 11–4 5–4 0 / 35 44–36

References


-- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

function p.formatPageTables(...) -- Takes a list of page/display tables and returns it as a list of -- formatted links. Nil values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local links = {} for i, t in ipairs(pages) do checkType('formatPageTables', i, t, 'table') local link = t[1] local display = t[2] links[i] = p._formatLink(link, display) end return links end

function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
%s
', table.concat(classes, ' '), s )

end

return p
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  3. ^ "Jamie Murray wins doubles title"
  4. ^ "San Jose Continues To Be Kind To Murray" (last paragraph)

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