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Sam Barry (tennis)

Sam Barry
Country (sports)  Ireland
Residence Limerick, Ireland
Born (1992-01-27) 27 January 1992 (age 25)
Limerick, Ireland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2011
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $116,474
Singles
Career record 2–7
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 255 (28 November 2016)
Current ranking No. 365 (16 October 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Junior 2R (2010)
French Open Junior 1R (2010)
Wimbledon Junior Q1 (2009, 2010)
US Open Junior 2R (2010)
Doubles
Career record 3–2
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 221 (10 August 2015)
Current ranking No. 676 (16 October 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open Junior 2R (2010)
French Open Junior 1R (2010)
Wimbledon Junior 2R (2010)
US Open Junior 2R (2010)
Last updated on: 16 October 2017.

Sam Barry (born 27 January 1992) is an Irish professional tennis player. He was born and raised in Limerick, Ireland.[1]

Career

Juniors

In 2008, Barry won the under-18 boy's title at the National Junior Tennis Championships[2] and the ITF U-18 boys' singles title in Tallinn, Estonia.[3] This was his first ITF under-18 title following defeats in the finals of similar events in Qatar and Turkmenistan the previour year. Barry had a strong finish to 2008, winning both the Semen Gresik Widjojo Soejono Junior Championships in Surabaya and the Solo Open International Junior Championships in Java in November. The following year, Barry was successful at the Torneig ITF Andorra La Vella, defeating Andrés Artuñedo in the final. Throughout 2010, he competed in the Boys Singles at the Australian Open, French Open and U.S. Open. His 2nd round defeat to Damir Dzumhur at the U.S. Open was to be his last match in the under-18 category. As a junior player, Barry reached a career-high ranking of 60th in the world U-18 boys' singles.[4]

Professional

He turned professional in October 2010 and immediately reached the quarter-final of his first tournament, the F29 Futures in Naples. Barry continued to show promise in 2010 with notable wins over Jiri Kosler in the Thalassa Cup, and followed this up in 2011 with the strongest performance on his senior career in the Thailand F2 Futures, reaching the semi-finals and defeating Joshua Milton along the way.

Barry initially chose to focus on doubles. He has won 9 doubles tournaments on the Futures circuit and finished runner-up in 14 others, as well as reaching the final of the 2011 Aegon Pro-Series Loughborough tournament on the ATP Challenger Tour in November 2011 with Daniel Glancy, losing to the top 100 ranked British duo of Jamie Delgado and Jonathan Marray. Barry usually partners compatriots Glancy, James Cluskey and Colin O'Brien in tournaments.

From 2012 onwards, Barry's energies were more focussed on the singles game, and he reached the singles main draw of a challenger for the first time in September 2013 at the ATP Roller Open, where he lost in the first round to former top-20 player Paul-Henri Mathieu. He completed the year with victory in his first Futures final in December, defeating Liam Broady to claim the Qatar F3 Futures title in Doha.[5]

In March 2014, Barry reached the final of the Great Britain F8 Futures, however he finished runner-up to Marcus Willis.[6] This propelled him to a career-high ranking of 392 on March 23, 2014. He followed this up on May 11 with victory over Adrien Bossel at the Israel F5 Futures in Ashkelon, reaching the final without dropping a set. Barry then went on an impressive run in doubles, winning three consecutive tournaments. He then picked up his second futures title of the year, winning another Israeli futures event, this time in Herzliya.

His subsequent rise up the rankings enabled him to gain direct acceptance to challenger level tournaments and he competed at the OEC Kaohsiung but was defeated in his first round match.[7]

Barry reached his highest ranking of 280th in the world and became Irish no.1 on 15 May 2015 after reaching the final of the Bangkok Challenger.

Davis Cup

Barry has played ten rubbers for the Ireland Davis Cup team, winning five and losing five. He pulled off an impressive win over 2010 Wimbledon junior champion Márton Fucsovics in a tie against Hungary in February 2012. This win did come in a dead rubber, however, with Ireland 3–1 down at the time.

Singles titles

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (0)
ITF Futures (6)
Wins (6)
Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
8 December 2013 Futures Doha, F3 Hard United Kingdom Liam Broady 7–6(7–2), 6–4
11 May 2014 Futures Ashkelon, F5 Clay Switzerland Adrien Bossel 4–6, 6–1, 6–2
14 June 2014 Futures Herzlia, F8 Hard United States Peter Kobelt 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
31 August 2014 Futures Libreville, F2 Hard South Africa Ruan Roelofse 6–3, 7–5
29 November 2015 Futures Tel Aviv, F16 Hard Israel Amir Weintraub 6–3, 6–4
14 February 2016 Futures Surbiton, F2 Hard(i) France Maxime Teixeira 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up (6)
Date Category Tournament Surface Opponent Score
16 March 2014 Futures Manchester, F8 Hard United Kingdom Marcus Willis 6–7(4–7), 4–6
24 August 2014 Futures Libreville, F1 Hard France Arthur Surreaux 7–5, 6–7(3–7), 1–6
19 October 2014 Futures Ponta Delgada, F10 Hard Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva 4–6, 3–6
16 August 2015 Futures Hyvinkää, F2 Clay Chile Gonzalo Lama 2–6, 3–6
6 December 2015 Futures Tel Aviv, F16 Hard United States Peter Kobelt 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
22 May 2016 Challenger Bangkok, Thailand Hard Australia James Duckworth 6–7(5–7), 4–6

Doubles titles

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (0)
ITF Futures (14)

Wins (14)

Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
5 November 2010 Futures Heraklion, F4 Hard Latvia Mikelis Libietis Slovenia Rok Jarc
Slovenia Tom Kocevar-Desman
7–6(8–6), 6–7(4–7), [11–9]
15 May 2011 Futures Samsun, F17 Hard Republic of Ireland Barry King Syria Issam Al Taweel
Egypt Mohamed Safwat
6–2, 6–2
27 August 2011 Futures Nastola, F3 Clay Republic of Ireland Daniel Glancy Finland Herkko Pollanen
Finland Max Wennakoski
6–4, 6–2
19 March 2012 Futures Fujairah, F1 Hard United Kingdom James Marsalek Germany Alexander Satschko
Russia Mikhail Vasiliev
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
26 March 2012 Futures Manama, F1 Hard Republic of Ireland James McGee Germany Jeremy Jahn
United Kingdom Matthew Short
7–5, 4–6, [10–8]
11 March 2013 Futures Guimarães, F4 Hard Republic of Ireland Colin O'Brien Portugal Goncalo Pereira
Portugal Danyal Sualehe
6–1, 6–1
29 April 2013 Futures Ashkelon, F8 Hard New Zealand Sebastian Lavie Japan Takuto Niki
Japan Arata Onozawa
7–6(9–7), 2–6, [12–10]
17 June 2013 Futures Herzliya, F12 Hard France Elie Rousset United Kingdom Ashley Hewitt
United Kingdom George Morgan
6–1, 6–1
30 August 2013 Futures Libreville, F2 Hard France Elie Rousset India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
India Vishnu Vardhan
6–0, 6–0
17 May 2014 Futures Akko, F6 Hard United States Evan Song Argentina Matias Franco Descotte
Brazil Gustavo Guerses
6–2, 6–0
25 May 2014 Futures Sousse, F2 Hard Italy Claudio Grassi Tunisia Moez Echargui
Tunisia Slim Hamza
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
1 June 2014 Futures Sousse, F3 Hard Italy Claudio Grassi France Remi Boutillier
France Maxime Tchoutakian
6–2, 6–4
24 August 2014 Futures Libreville, F1 Hard India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan South Africa Ruan Roelofse
Zimbabwe Mark Fynn
6–2, 6–2
31 August 2014 Futures Libreville, F2 Hard India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan South Africa Ruan Roelofse
Zimbabwe Mark Fynn
7–6(7–5), 6–3

Runner-up (15)

Date Category Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
25 October 2010 Futures Heraklion, F3 Carpet Republic of Ireland Colin O'Brien Republic of Ireland Daniel Glancy
United Kingdom Marcus Willis
5–7, 7–5, [8–10]
14 March 2011 Futures Albufeira, F3 Hard Republic of Ireland Daniel Glancy Spain Augustin Boje-Ordonez
United Kingdom Morgan Phillips
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
16 May 2011 Futures Samsun, F18 Clay Republic of Ireland Barry King Moldova Andrei Ciumac
Ukraine Denis Molchanov
3–6, 2–6
10 October 2011 Futures Saint-Dizier, F18 Hard Republic of Ireland James Cluskey Germany Holger Fischer
Czech Republic Jan Mertl
4–6, 5–7
7 November 2011 Challenger Loughborough Hard Republic of Ireland Daniel Glancy United Kingdom Jamie Delgado
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
2–6, 2–6
11 June 2012 Futures Martos, F16 Hard Republic of Ireland James Cluskey Spain Ivan Arenas-Gualda
Spain Jaime Pulgar-Garcia
6–7(4–7), 6–7(7–9)
20 August 2012 Futures Enschede, F5 Clay Republic of Ireland Daniel Glancy Netherlands Antilles Alexander Blom
Netherlands Kevin Griekspoor
3–6, 6–7(8–10)
24 September 2012 Futures Pozzuoli, F28 Hard Colombia Cristian Rodriguez Italy Enrico Fioravante
Italy Matteo Volante
4–6, 2–6
29 October 2012 Futures Ashkelon, F12 Hard New Zealand Sebastian Lavie Netherlands Stephan Fransen
Netherlands Wesley Koolhof
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [9–11]
21 January 2013 Futures Sheffield, F2 Hard Republic of Ireland Colin O'Brien United Kingdom Ken Skupski
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
6–3, 3–6, [5–10]
25 February 2013 Futures Loulé Municipality, F2 Hard Republic of Ireland Colin O'Brien Spain Ivan Arenas-Gualda
Spain Enrique Lopez-Perez
7–6(7–2), 6–7(5–7), [4–10]
6 May 2013 Futures Ramat HaSharon, F9 Hard Republic of Ireland Daniel Glancy Japan Takuto Niki
Japan Arata Onozawa
3–6, 4–6
10 June 2013 Futures Herzliya, F11 Hard Czech Republic Michal Konečný France Albano Olivetti
France Elie Rousset
4–6, 7–6(7–5) [4–10]
19 August 2013 Futures Libreville, F1 Hard France Elie Rousset India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
India Vishnu Vardhan
4–6, 6–7(4–7)
29 September 2013 Futures Marathon, F12 Hard Brazil Tiago Fernandes Netherlands Kevin Griekspoor
Netherlands Scott Griekspoor
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [5–10]

References

  1. ^ Hickey, Paddy (10 December 2008). "High-flying Barry now sets sights on Australian Open". Irish Independent. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Naughton, Lindie (28 August 2008). "Brilliant Barry backs up his top-seed status in the Nationals". Evening Herald. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tennis: Barry dismisses rival to land title". Irish Independent. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Hickey, Paddy (11 February 2009). "Barry eyes top 50 after assured Czech outing". Irish Independent. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  5. ^ [www.qatartennis.org]
  6. ^ [www.bracknellnews.co.uk]
  7. ^ "2014 OEC KAOHSIUNG ATP CHALLENGER" (PDF). ATP. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 

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