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Eric Taino

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Eric Taino (born March 18, 1975, in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States) is a retired ATP Tour American tennis player, who later represented the Philippines in international competition.

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Eric Taino
Country (sports)Flag_of_the_Philippines.svg Philippines
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Born (1975-03-18) 18 March 1975 (age 48)
Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Turned pro1997
Prize money$542,367
Career record14-20 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 122 (3 November 2003)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2001, 2003)
French OpenQ1 (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
WimbledonQ2 (2002)
US Open1R (2001, 2002)
Career record50-65 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 52 (24 April 2000)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (1999, 2000)
French Open2R (2001)
Wimbledon1R (2000, 2001)
US Open2R (2002)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
WimbledonQF (2000)
Medal record
Representing Flag_of_the_Philippines.svg Philippines
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Doha Doubles
Southeast Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2005 Manila Team
Silver medal – second place 2005 Manila Doubles
Silver medal – second place 2007 Korat Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Manila Singles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Korat Doubles
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Korat Team
Last updated on: 26 June 2021.

Before turning pro, he was the #1 player and captain of the then #2 nationally ranked UCLA tennis team and achieved All-American honors. His teammates included fellow pros Justin Gimelstob and Kevin Kim.

As a junior player, he won the 1992 US Open – Boys' Doubles with Jimmy Jackson by defeating the Chileans future World no. 1 singles player Marcelo Ríos and Gabriel Silberstein. He started a professional career in 1997 and achieved the highest ranking of World No. 122 as a singles player on the ATP Tour in November 2003. He was also ranked as high as 52nd in the world in April 2000 as a doubles player. He won a doubles title in 1999 Singapore Open with Belarusian partner and future World no. 1 doubles player Max Mirnyi beating The Woodies in the final.

In 2006, Taino won the bronze medal in the men's doubles tournament at the Asian Games held in Doha, Qatar together with his fellow Filipino-American partner Cecil Mamiit, losing to Indian pair and top doubles players Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes.

He played for the Philippines Davis Cup team until 2008. Since his retirement, Taino returned to UCLA to finish his degree and remains active in tennis, coaching and playing in Los Angeles, where he resides with his family.

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