Steven Diez

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Steven Diez
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Birthdate March 17, 1991
Birthplace Toronto, Ontario, Canada
From Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Residence Lliçà d'Amunt, Spain
Height 5’9” (1,75m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2008
Best ATP singles ranking No. 134 (November 18, 2019)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 267 (February 8, 2021)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Steven Diez (born March 17, 1991 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Spanish-Canadian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 134 on November 18, 2019 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 267 on February 8, 2021.

Raised primarily in and competing for Spain early in his career, Diez has since gone on to represent the country of his birth Canada. In 2014, he reached his first ATP Challenger final but lost to Alejandro Falla in Nouméa. He advanced to the second ATP Challenger final of his career in 2016, losing to Mikhail Kukushkin in Moscow. Also in 2016, he reached the second round of the ATP Masters 1000 Rogers Cup with a win over Kyle Edmund in the first round. He lost to the 12th seed Bernard Tomic in the next round. In 2019, Diez won his first ATP Challenger title at the tournament in Burnie, Australia. Also in 2019, he reached his biggest singles final to date, losing to Yasutaka Uchiyama at the ATP Challenger 125 in Ningbo.

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Singles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger 125 (0–1)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (1–1)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour prior to 2019 (0–2)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2014 Nouméa, New Caledonia $75,000 Hard Alejandro Falla (COL) 2–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Jun 2016 Moscow, Russia $75,000 Clay Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) 3–6, 3–6
Win 1–2 Jan 2019 Burnie, Australia 80 Series Hard Maverick Banes (AUS) 7–5, 6–1
Loss 1–3 Oct 2019 Ningbo, China 125 Series Hard Yasutaka Uchiyama (JPN) 1–6, 3–6
Loss 1–4 Feb 2021 Las Palmas, Spain 80 Series Clay Enzo Couacaud (FRA) 6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
ATP Challenger 125 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 110 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 100 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 90 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 80 (0–0)
ATP Challenger 50 (0–0)
ATP Challenger Tour prior to 2019 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2014 Como, Italy $40,000 Clay Enrique López-Pérez (ESP) Guido Andreozzi (ARG)
Facundo Argüello (ARG)
2–6, 2–6

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 34 (22 titles, 12 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (1–1)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (4–4)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (17–7)
Titles by surface
Hard (5–5)
Clay (17–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 2009 Spain F23, Elche $10,000 Clay David Cañudas-Fernández (ESP) 6–1, 6–4
Win 2–0 May 2010 Spain F15, Balaguer $10,000 Clay David Estruch (ESP) 6–2, 6–1
Win 3–0 Apr 2011 Brazil F11, Aracaju $10,000 Clay (i) Roman Vogeli (CZE) 6–1, 6–2
Loss 3–1 Jul 2011 Canada F3, Mississauga $15,000 Hard Zhe Li (CHN) 2–6, 3–6
Win 4–1 Oct 2011 Spain F39, Vilafranca $10,000 Clay Jordi Samper-Montana (ESP) 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Win 5–1 Nov 2011 Spain F41, Madrid $10,000 Clay Matthew Pierot (NED) 6–0, 6–2
Loss 5–2 Jan 2012 Turkey F3, Antalya $10,000 Hard Dimitar Kutrovsky (BUL) 3–6, 0–6
Win 6–2 Feb 2012 Spain F3, Murcia $10,000 Clay Pedro Sousa (POR) 2–6, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 6–3 May 2012 Spain F11, Lleida $10,000 Clay Sergio Gutiérrez Ferrol (ESP) 6–3, 1–6, 5–7
Win 7–3 May 2012 Poland F1, Sobota $15,000 Clay Andriej Kapaś (POL) 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 8–3 Oct 2012 Algeria F1, Annaba $10,000 Clay Gerald Melzer (AUT) 6–2, 6–3
Win 9–3 Oct 2012 Algeria F2, Annaba $10,000 Clay Alexander Slabinsky (GBR) 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Win 10–3 Oct 2012 Algeria F3, Alger $10,000 Clay Francesco Picco (ITA) 6–1, 4–6, 6–2
Loss 10–4 May 2013 Spain F14, Valldoreix $10,000 Clay Taro Daniel (JPN) 3–6, 2–6
Win 11–4 Jun 2013 Spain F16, Barcelona $10,000 Hard Jose Checa-Calvo (ESP) 6–1, 6–2
Win 12–4 Jun 2013 Spain F17, Martos $10,000 Hard Ramkumar Ramanathan (IND) 7–5, 6–7(4–7), 6–4
Win 13–4 Aug 2015 Switzerland F4, Sion $10,000 Clay Federico Coria (ARG) 5–7, 7–5, 6–1
Win 14–4 Oct 2015 Spain F32, Sant Cugat del Vallès $10,000 Clay Marcos Giraldi Requena (ESP) 6–1, 6–0
Loss 14–5 Oct 2015 Greece F8, Heraklion $10,000 Hard Václav Šafránek (CZE) 6–7(8–10), 4–6
Win 15–5 Nov 2015 Greece F9, Heraklion $10,000 Hard Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 6–2, 6–0
Loss 15–6 Jan 2016 Spain F1, Castelldefels $10,000 Clay Gerard Granollers (ESP) 3–6, 1–6
Win 16–6 Feb 2016 Spain F2, Peguera $10,000 Clay Paweł Ciaś (POL) 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(9–7)
Win 17–6 Feb 2016 Spain F4, Murcia $10,000 Clay Alex de Minaur (AUS) 6–3, 6–4
Win 18–6 Mar 2016 Spain F6, Tarragona $10,000 Clay Gerard Granollers (ESP) 5–7, 6–1, 6–0
Loss 18–7 Mar 2016 Morocco F2, Beni Mellal $10,000 Clay Lamine Ouahab (MAR) 2–6, 6–4, 2–6
Loss 18–8 Apr 2016 Spain F7, Madrid $10,000 Hard Akira Santillan (JPN) 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 18–9 Oct 2017 Spain F31, Sabadell $25,000 Clay Sergio Gutiérrez Ferrol (ESP) 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 19–9 Oct 2017 Spain F32, Melilla $15,000 Clay Miguel Semmler (ESP) 6–2, 6–0
Loss 19–10 Oct 2017 Tunisia F31, Hammamet $15,000 Clay Nino Serdarušić (CRO) 3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Loss 19–11 Jan 2018 China F2, Anning $15,000 Clay Yang Tsung-hua (TPE) 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(4–7)
Win 20–11 Apr 2018 Spain F10, Majadahonda $25,000 Clay Pedro Cachín (ARG) 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 20–12 Nov 2018 Tunisia F39, Monastir $15,000 Hard Ivan Gakhov (RUS) 6–3, 2–6, 1–6
Win 21–12 Dec 2018 Tunisia F43, Monastir $15,000 Hard Gabriel Petit (FRA) 6–2, 6–3
Win 22–12 Dec 2018 Tunisia F45, Monastir $15,000 Hard Clément Tabur (FRA) 6–3, 7–6(7–3)

Doubles: 20 (9 titles, 11 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $25,000 tournaments (0–1)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (3–4)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (6–6)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–8)
Clay (7–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Mar 2009 Spain F7, Terrassa $10,000 Clay José Checa Calvo (ESP) Francesco Aldi (ITA)
Alessandro Piccari (ITA)
0–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2009 Spain F34, Córdoba $15,000 Hard Juan Lizariturry (ESP) Agustín Boje-Ordóñez (ESP)
Pablo Martín-Adalia (ESP)
3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Jan 2011 Israel F1, Eilat $10,000 Hard Fernando Vicente (ESP) Jozef Kovalík (SVK)
Adrian Sikora (SVK)
6–2, 3–6, [10–12]
Loss 0–4 Jan 2011 Israel F2, Eilat $10,000 Hard Nikola Čačić (SRB) Damir Džumhur (BIH)
Ismar Gorčić (BIH)
3–6, 4–6
Win 1–4 Mar 2011 Portugal F1, Faro $10,000 Hard Fernando Vicente (ESP) Agustín Boje-Ordóñez (ESP)
Pablo Martín-Adalia (ESP)
6–3, 6–4
Win 2–4 Apr 2011 Brazil F9, Santa Maria $10,000 Clay Roman Vogeli (CZE) Daniel-Alejandro Lopez (PAR)
Martín Ríos-Benítez (ARG)
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win 3–4 Apr 2011 Brazil F11, Aracaju $10,000 Clay (i) Roman Vogeli (CZE) Mauricio Doria-Medina (BOL)
Daniel-Alejandro Lopez (PAR)
6–1, 7–6(7–0)
Loss 3–5 Jun 2011 Spain F20, Martos $15,000 Hard Ilya Belyaev (RUS) Harri Heliövaara (FIN)
Denys Molchanov (UKR)
3–6, 4–6
Win 4–5 Oct 2011 Spain F35, Seville $10,000 Clay Fernando Vicente (ESP) Axel Álvarez Llamas (ESP)
Ricardo Ojeda Lara (ESP)
6–2, 6–1
Win 5–5 Oct 2011 Spain F38, Sabadell $15,000 Clay João Sousa (POR) Miguel Ángel López Jaén (ESP)
Gabriel Trujillo-Soler (ESP)
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Win 6–5 Oct 2012 Algeria F2, Annaba $10,000 Clay Marc Giner (ESP) Francesc Montañés-Roca (ESP)
Ronald Slobodchikov (RUS)
6–4, 6–2
Win 7–5 Mar 2013 Croatia F5, Rovinj $10,000 Clay Tomislav Brkić (BIH) Nikolaus Moser (AUT)
Tristan-Samuel Weissborn (AUT)
6–2, 6–2
Loss 7–6 Jun 2013 Russia F8, Moscow $15,000 Clay Vladislav Dubinsky (RUS) Aliaksandr Bury (BLR)
Vladimir Uzhylovsky (UKR)
0–6, 1–6
Loss 7–7 Oct 2015 Spain F32, Sant Cugat del Vallès $10,000 Clay Andrés Artuñedo (ESP) Sergio Martos Gornés (ESP)
Pol Toledo Bague (ESP)
2–6, 3–6
Loss 7–8 Nov 2015 Cyprus F2, Limassol $10,000 Hard Andrés Artuñedo (ESP) Pétros Chrysochós (CYP)
Nino Serdarušić (CRO)
6–1, 4–6, [3–10]
Loss 7–9 Dec 2015 Cyprus F3, Larnaca $10,000 Hard Andrés Artuñedo (ESP) Konstantinos Economidis (GRE)
Markos Kalovelonis (RUS)
6–4, 3–6, [5–10]
Win 8–9 Oct 2017 Tunisia F31, Hammamet $15,000 Clay Bruno Mardones (ESP) Guy den Heijer (NED)
Sidane Pontjodikromo (NED)
6–2, 6–4
Loss 8–10 Mar 2018 Portugal F6, Lisbon $25,000 Hard Bruno Mardones (ESP) Kenneth Raisma (EST)
Emil Ruusuvuori (FIN)
6–7(2–7), 2–6
Win 9–10 Nov 2018 Tunisia F40, Monastir $15,000 Hard Sergio Martos Gornes (ESP) Mikalai Haliak (BLR)
Alexander Zgirovsky (BLR)
6–3, 6–1
Loss 9–11 Dec 2018 Tunisia F43, Monastir $15,000 Hard Marco Bortolotti (ITA) Evan Hoyt (GBR)
Luke Johnson (GBR)
4–6, 2–6

Singles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q2 Q1 A A Q1 A A Q2 Q2 0 / 0 0–0
French Open Q1 Q1 A A Q2 A A 1R Q2 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 A Q1 Q2 A Q2 NH Q1 0 / 0 0–0
US Open Q1 A A Q3 A A Q3 A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0 / 1 0–1 0%

Notes

  • NB The French Open was played in September and after the US Open due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

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