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Sébastien Lareau

Sébastien Lareau
Country (sports)  Canada
Residence Canada
Born (1973-04-27) April 27, 1973
Montreal, Quebec
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1991
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $2,879,682
Singles
Career record 99–137
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 76 (April 17, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1998)
French Open 2R (1997)
Wimbledon 2R (1993, 1998, 1999, 2000)
US Open 2R (1995, 1998, 1999)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 266–142
Career titles 17
Highest ranking No. 4 (October 11, 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1996, 1997)
French Open QF (2000)
Wimbledon SF (1998)
US Open W (1999)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (1999)
Olympic Games Gold Medal (2000)
Last updated on: October 23, 2007.
Olympic medal record
Men's tennis
Competitor for  Canada
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney Men's doubles

Sébastien Lareau (born April 27, 1973 in Montreal, Quebec) is a former touring professional tennis player. He became the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam title by winning the 1999 U.S. Open Men's Doubles with his American partner Alex O'Brien.

Contents

  • As a singles player 1
  • As a doubles player 2
  • ATP career finals 3
    • Doubles: 32 (17 titles, 15 runners-up) 3.1
  • Doubles performance timeline 4
  • External links 5

As a singles player

The right-handed Lareau achieved a career best singles ranking of World No. 76 in April 1995. He had a career ATP tour event win-loss record of 99-137. Lareau's best singles tour results were:

  • in 1995, the quarterfinals of the Philadelphia and St. Petersburg Grand Prix events;
  • in 1996, the fourth round of the Key Biscayne Grand Prix event;
  • in 1997, the quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Grand Prix event;
  • in 1998, the third round of the Australian Open; the semifinals of the Philadelphia, the quarterfinals of the Scottsdale, the semifinals of the Hong Kong, the quarterfinals of the Washington and Moscow International Series events;
  • in 1999, the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Outdoor International Series event; and
  • in 2001, the semifinals of the Memphis International Series event.

As a doubles player

The 6'0 (1.83m), 175 lb (79 kg) Lareau reached a career high doubles ranking of world no. 4 in October 1999. He won 17 doubles titles on the ATP tour. His victories included the 1996 and 1998 Stuttgart Masters Series, the 1999 London/Queen's Club International Series, the 1999 U.S. Open, the 1999 Paris Indoor Tennis Masters Series, and the 1999 ATP Doubles Championships events, all partnering Alex O'Brien; the 1999 Washington International Series and 2000 Memphis International Series Gold events partnering Justin Gimelstob; and the 2000 Montreal/Toronto Tennis Masters Series and Sydney Olympics partnering compatriot Daniel Nestor. Lareau was also a finalist in the 1996 Australian Open and ATP Doubles Championship, 1997 Australian Open both partnering O'Brien.

ATP career finals

Doubles: 32 (17 titles, 15 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (1–2)
Olympic Gold (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (1–1)
ATP Masters Series (4–1)
ATP Championship Series (4–5)
ATP Tour (6–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (12–9)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (4–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 11 April 1994 Tokyo Outdoor, Japan Hard Patrick McEnroe Henrik Holm
Anders Järryd
6–7, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 25 April 1994 Seoul, South Korea Hard Kent Kinnear Stephane Simian
Kenny Thorne
4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 14 November 1994 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet Hendrik Jan Davids Jan Apell
Jonas Björkman
6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Winner 1. 1 May 1995 Seoul, South Korea Hard Jeff Tarango Joshua Eagle
Andrew Florent
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. 23 October 1995 Beijing, China Carpet Tommy Ho Dick Norman
Fernon Wibier
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 4. 29 January 1996 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Alex O'Brien Stefan Edberg
Petr Korda
5–7, 5–7, 6–4, 1–6
Runner-up 5. 17 June 1996 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Alex O'Brien Mark Woodforde
Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 20 April 1996 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet Alex O’Brien Mark Woodforde
Todd Woodbridge
4–6, 7–5, 2–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 3. 28 October 1996 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Alex O'Brien Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 27 January 1997 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Alex O'Brien Mark Woodforde
Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 5–7, 5–7, 3–6
Winner 4. 3 March 1997 Philadelphia, United States Hard (i) Alex O'Brien Ellis Ferreira
Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 6–3
Winner 5. 28 July 1997 Los Angeles, United States Hard Alex O'Brien Mahesh Bhupathi
Rick Leach
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 4 August 1997 Montreal, Canada Hard Alex O’Brien Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 18 August 1997 New Haven, United States Hard Alex O'Brien Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
4–6, 7–6, 2–6
Winner 6. 20 April 1998 Tokyo, Japan Hard Daniel Nestor Olivier Delaître
Stefano Pescosolido
6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 22 June 1998 Nottingham, England Grass Daniel Nestor Justin Gimelstob
Byron Talbot
5–7, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 24 August 1998 New Haven, United States Hard Alex O'Brien Wayne Arthurs
Peter Tramacchi
6–7, 6–1, 3–6
Winner 7. 2 November 1998 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Hard (i) Alex O'Brien Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 8. 18 January 1999 Sydney, Australia Hard Daniel Nestor Patrick Galbraith
Paul Haarhuis
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 12. 22 February 1999 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Alex O’Brien Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 14 June 1999 London/Queen's Club, England Grass Alex O'Brien Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–3, 7–6
Winner 10. 23 August 1999 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Justin Gimelstob David Adams
John-Laffnie de Jager
7–5, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 11. 13 September 1999 U.S. Open, New York Hard Alex O'Brien Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
7–6(9–7), 6–4
Winner 12. 11 October 1999 Shanghai, China Hard Daniel Nestor Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
7–5, 6–3
Winner 13. 8 November 1999 Paris, France Carpet Alex O'Brien Jared Palmer
Paul Haarhuis
7–6, 7–5
Winner 14. 22 November 1999 Doubles Championships, Hartford Carpet Alex O'Brien Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–3, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 15. 21 February 2000 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Justin Gimelstob Jim Grabb
Richey Reneberg
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 6 March 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark Carpet Jonas Björkman Martin Damm
David Prinosil
1–6, 7–5, 5–7
Runner-up 14. 8 May 2000 Orlando, United States Clay Justin Gimelstob Leander Paes
Jan Siemerink
3–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 7 August 2000 Toronto, Canada Hard Daniel Nestor Joshua Eagle
Andrew Florent
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 17. 2 October 2000 Sydney Olympics, Australia Hard Daniel Nestor Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
5–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 15. 20 August 2001 Indianapolis, United States Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Mark Knowles
Brian MacPhie
6–7, 7–5, 4–6

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A QF 2R F F 1R 1R 1R 3R A 0 / 8 16–8
French Open A A A A A A 3R 3R 2R 3R 1R QF A A 0 / 6 10–6
Wimbledon A A A A A 3R 2R 3R 1R SF QF QF 1R A 0 / 8 15–8
U.S. Open A A A A SF 2R 1R QF 2R 1R W QF 2R A 1 / 9 18–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 31 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–1 6–3 4–4 12–4 7–4 6–4 9–3 9–4 3–3 0–0 N/A 59–30
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A QF A A QF 1R 1R 3R A A 0 / 5 5–5
Miami NME A A A A 1R A QF 3R 2R 2R QF 2R A 0 / 7 6–7
Monte Carlo NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg NME A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada NME A QF 1R QF 1R 1R QF F QF 2R W 1R A 1 / 11 17–10
Cincinnati NME A A A 2R 2R 2R 2R SF QF 2R SF 1R A 0 / 9 12–9
Stuttgart NME A A A A 1R A W SF W QF 2R A A 2 / 6 12–4
Paris NME A A A A A A 2R A 2R W A A A 1 / 3 5–2
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 5 0 / 2 1 / 5 0 / 5 1 / 6 1 / 6 1 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 0 4 / 41 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 2–1 0–1 3–2 3–5 1–2 9–4 10–5 11–5 7–5 10–3 1–4 0–0 N/A 57–37
Year End Ranking 659 861 287 332 67 42 55 17 15 17 4 17 118 1536 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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