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Todd Martin

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Todd Christopher Martin (b. July 8 1970, in Hinsdale, Illinois) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Martin played tennis for Northwestern University in Illinois for two years before turning professional in 1990. He won his first top-level singles title in 1993 at Coral Springs, Florida.

In 1994, Martin reached the men's singles final at the Australian Open, where he lost in straight sets to the World No. 1 Pete Sampras 7-6, 6-4, 6-4. Later that year, he reached the semi-finals at both Wimbledon and the US Open, and won singles titles at Queen's Club (where he also won the doubles) and Memphis.

Martin was a member of the US team which won the Davis Cup in 1995 (beating Russia 3-2 in the final). He also reached the final of the 1995 Grand Slam Cup, where he lost in straight sets to Goran Ivanisevic 7-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Martin reached the Wimbledon semi-finals again in 1996. He missed most of the 1997 season due to injury, but came back strongly in 1998 when he won two singles titles in Barcelona and Stockholm.

Martin reached his second Grand Slam final in 1999 at the US Open. He faced Andre Agassi in a very high-quality five-set final, which Agassi eventaully won 6-4, 6-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-2. Martin also won another singles title in Sydney that year, and reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 4.

Martin was named the ATP's Most Improved Player in 1993, and won its Sportsmanship Award in 1993 and 1994. He was President of ATP Players Council for 1995-97 and 1998-99.

During his career Martin won eight singles and five doubles titles, and earned prize money totalling US$8,254,455. He retired from the professional tour in 2003.


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  • Official ATP Profile (http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/default2.asp?playersearch=Todd+Martin)
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