Martin Wostenholme

Martin Wostenholme
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Birthdate October 11, 1962
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario, Canada
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6’0” (1,83m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 1985
Retired 1992
Best ATP singles ranking No. 84 (November 11, 1985)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 312 (September 9, 1985)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Martin Wostenholme (born October 11, 1962 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 84 on November 11, 1985 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 312 on September 9, 1985.

Wostenholme was from 1981 to 1984 a four-time All-Ivy Leaguer in singles at Yale University. He had his best results on clay; a semifinal appearance at the Guarujá, Brazil Grand Prix event in 1988 and 1991; a quarterfinal showing at the Stuttgart Outdoor Grand Prix event in 1989; and a semifinal at the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix event in 1990. Wostenholme was the first Canadian to win a match at each of the four Grand Slam events, reaching the second rounds of the 1985 US Open, the 1986 French Open and Wimbledon, and the 1990 Australian Open. He was named Tennis Canada male player of the year in 1984. He retired in 1992 and was inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2003.

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)

Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Sep 1985 West Palm, United States $25,000 Clay Jaime Yzaga (PER) 6–2, 1–6, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Feb 1989 São Paulo, Brazil $25,000 Clay (i) Stefan Lochbihler (AUT) 3–6, 5–7
Loss 1–2 May 1989 Raleigh, United States $25,000 Clay Jimmy Brown (USA) 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Loss 1–3 Jul 1991 Porto, Portugal $100,000 Clay Bart Wuyts (BEL) 3–6, 5–7

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A NH A A A 2R A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
French Open A 2R A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Wimbledon A 2R A A A 1R Q1 Q2 0 / 2 1–2 33%
US Open 2R A A A A A A Q1 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 1–1 2–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 6 4–6 40%

Wins over top-10 opponents

Wostenholme has a 1–7 (13%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Wostenholme
Rank
1989
1. Alberto Mancini (ARG) 10 Stuttgart Open, Germany Clay 3R 6–2, 6–2 142

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