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13 August 1976 |
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Prize money||US$ 6,313,898|
|Career record||317-287 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 6 (22 November 1999)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1999)|
|French Open||4R (2000)|
|US Open||3R (2001)|
|Tour Finals||RR (1999)|
|Grand Slam Cup||QF (1999)|
|Olympic Games||1R (1996, 2004, 2008)|
|Career record||153-159 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 32 (10 May 1999)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (1999, 2001, 2003)|
|French Open||QF (1998)|
|US Open||3R (2003)|
|Davis Cup||1R (2001, 2010)|
Nicolás Alexander Lapentti Gómez (born 13 August 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Ecuador. His brothers, Giovanni and Leonardo, uncle Andrés, and cousins Roberto and Emilio also are or were on the pro circuit.
Lapentti began playing tennis at the age of six.
He first came to the tennis world's attention an outstanding junior player who won the Orange Bowl in Florida in 1994, when he also captured the junior doubles titles at the French Open (partnering with Gustavo Kuerten) and the US Open.
Lapentti turned professional in 1995 and won his first top-level singles title later that year at Bogotá.
In 1999, Lapentti was a semi-finalist at the Australian Open, defeating Thomas Johansson, Magnus Norman, Mikael Tillström, Andrew Ilie and Karol Ku?era before losing to Thomas Enqvist. He also won two tour singles titles that year and reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 6 that November.
In 2002, Lapentti won his fifth tour singles title at St Pölten, beating Fernando Vicente in straight sets in the final. In the second round of that tournament, his rival, Irakli Labadze, faced four match points but was not able to convert any of them. Lapentti finally won that tough match 5-7, 7-6(1), 7-6(6).
His brother, Giovanni, is also a professional tennis player, reaching a career-high singles ranking of World No. 110 in May 2005. In addition, another brother, Leonardo, has been active at the lower levels of professional tennis.
In the Cincinnati Open 2008, Lapentti defeated David Ferrer in second round, Fernando Verdasco in the third round and faced No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals where he lost in straight sets. With that victory over Lapentti, Nadal clinched the World No. 1 ranking for the first time.
He has also been a member of the Ecuador Davis Cup team since 1993. Representing his country in Davis Cup since he was 17, and won the deciding rubber against Great Britain (July 2000) to put Ecuador in the World Group. Moreover, he owns the Davis Cup record for most matches won in five sets, with a total of 13 victories.
|Grand Slam (0-0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0-0)|
|ATP International Series Gold (2-1)|
|ATP Tour (3-6)|
|Winner||1.||11 September 1995||Bogotá, Colombia||Clay||Miguel Tobón||2-6, 6-1, 6-4|
|Runner-up||1.||9 September 1996||Bogotá, Colombia||Clay||Thomas Muster||7-6(8-6), 2-6, 3-6|
|Runner-up||2.||27 October 1997||Bogotá, Colombia||Clay||Francisco Clavet||3-6, 3-6|
|Runner-up||3.||5 July 1999||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Albert Costa||6-7(4-7), 3-6, 4-6|
|Winner||2.||16 August 1999||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||Vincent Spadea||4-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|Winner||3.||18 October 1999||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Lleyton Hewitt||6-3, 6-2|
|Runner-up||4.||9 October 2000||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Sjeng Schalken||4-6, 6-3, 1-6|
|Winner||4.||23 July 2001||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Albert Costa||1-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5|
|Runner-up||5.||11 February 2002||Viña del Mar, Chile||Clay||Fernando González||3-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-7(4-7)|
|Winner||5.||20 May 2002||St. Pölten, Austria||Clay||Fernando Vicente||7-5, 6-4|
|Runner-up||6.||7 July 2003||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Mariano Zabaleta||3-6, 4-6|
|Runner-up||7.||25 September 2006||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Filippo Volandri||7-5, 1-6, 3-6|
|Winner||1.||24 July 1997||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Clay||Paul Kilderry|| Andrew Kratzmann
|3-6, 7-5, 7-6|
|Winner||2.||20 October 1997||Mexico City, Mexico||Hard||Daniel Orsanic|| Luis Herrera
|4-6, 6-3, 7-6|
|Winner||2.||4 January 1999||Adelaide, Australia||Hard||Gustavo Kuerten|| Jim Courier
1996--Bogotá; 1997--Santiago; 1999--Prague; 2004--Viña del Mar
|Australian Open||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||SF||2R||2R||4R||3R||2R||A||A||2R||A||1R||1R||0 / 11||15-11|
|French Open||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||2R||4R||2R||1R||3R||1R||A||2R||2R||3R||1R||1R||0 / 14||12-14|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||2R||1R||A||QF||2R||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||A||0 / 10||8-10|
|US Open||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||2R||2R||3R||1R||2R||A||1R||A||1R||1R||2R||A||0 / 12||7-12|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||1-4||2-3||1-4||8-4||5-4||4-3||7-4||6-4||1-2||0-1||1-1||3-4||2-3||1-4||0-2||0 / 47||42-47|
|Tennis Masters Cup||A||A||A||A||A||A||RR||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0 / 1||0-3|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||1R||A||3R||A||SF||QF||1R||1R||3R||A||A||A||LQ||3R||A||0 / 8||12-8|
|Miami||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||3R||QF||3R||QF||4R||2R||2R||1R||A||LQ||LQ||2R||0 / 12||14-12|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||1R||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||2R||3R||A||0 / 8||4-8|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||2R||SF||1R||1R||1R||A||A||A||2R||LQ||LQ||0 / 8||10-8|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||A||A||2R||SF||1R||3R||1R||1R||2R||A||A||LQ||A||NM1||0 / 7||8-7|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||1R||LQ||A||0 / 5||2-5|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||A||1R||3R||1R||1R||1R||1R||A||1R||A||LQ||QF||LQ||A||0 / 8||5-8|
|Madrid (Stuttgart)||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||2R||3R||3R||A||A||A||A||LQ||LQ||A||A||0 / 4||5-4|
|Paris||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||2R||3R||2R||2R||A||1R||A||LQ||LQ||A||A||0 / 6||7-6|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-2||0-1||3-6||16-7||8-9||15-9||7-9||3-8||4-4||1-3||0-1||0-0||5-4||4-2||1-1||0 / 66||67-66|
|Year End Ranking||326||632||109||121||63||90||7||24||23||29||57||122||95||67||109||86||97||447|
|ATP Most Improved Player