Eduardo Jonatan Schwank

Eduardo Jonatan Schwank

Argentine tennis player.
Date of Birth: 23.04.1986
Country: Argentina

  1. Biography of Eduardo Jonathan Schwank
  2. Early Career
  3. Breakthrough at Roland Garros 2011

Biography of Eduardo Jonathan Schwank

Eduardo Jonathan Schwank, an Argentine tennis player, was born on April 23, 1986. He stands at 183 cm tall and weighs 83 kg. Schwank started playing tennis at the age of four and turned professional in 2005. His right hand is his dominant hand, and he uses a two-handed backhand.

Early Career

Schwank began his professional career in 2005 and steadily climbed the rankings. In 2010, he reached the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championships in the doubles event, partnering with Juan Ignacio Chela. After Wimbledon, he won his first ATP doubles title in Stuttgart alongside Carlos Berlocq. At the US Open that same year, Schwank once again reached the semifinals in the men's doubles, this time with Horacio Zeballos.

Breakthrough at Roland Garros 2011

In a surprising turn of events, Schwank partnered with Colombian tennis player Juan Sebastian Cabal at the 2011 French Open, a Grand Slam tournament. The duo reached the final after defeating strong opponents throughout the tournament. In the first round, they defeated the eighth-seeded duo of Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman with a score of 7-6(4), 6-3. In the second round, they defeated Philipp Marx and Colin Fleming with the same scoreline. In the quarterfinals, they overcame the experienced pairing of Simon Aspelin and Paul Hanley in three sets, winning 6-4, 6-7(7), 6-3. Schwank and Cabal continued their impressive run by defeating Italian duo Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace in a hard-fought match, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

In the semifinals, Schwank and Cabal faced the top-ranked pair in the ATP doubles rankings and favorites for the title, Americans Bob and Mike Bryan. However, Schwank and Cabal displayed exceptional skills and defeated the Bryan brothers in straight sets, winning 7-6(4), 6-3. In the final, they faced the second-seeded duo of Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. Although they lost the first set in a tiebreak, Schwank and Cabal fought back to win the second set 6-3. Ultimately, they were defeated in the decisive third set, losing 4-6. Despite the loss, Schwank's performance at the French Open helped him climb 17 places in the rankings, achieving a career-high doubles ranking of 17.

Overall, Eduardo Jonathan Schwank's career highlights include reaching the final of a Grand Slam tournament, winning an ATP doubles title, and achieving a career-high ranking in doubles. His skill and determination on the court have made him a respected player in the tennis world.