Sergio Andres Roitman
(born May 16, 1979) in Buenos Aires
, nicknamed Escopeta
in Spanish) is a professional tennis player
Roitman's achieved his career-high singles ranking of # 62 on October 8, 2007, and his career-high doubles ranking of # 45 as of September 8, 2008. His singles ranking as of April 27, 2009, was # 107, and his doubles ranking was # 57.
He has no singles titles to date, but has won several Challenger
singles titles in his career. In addition Roitman has won two ATP doubles titles in his career, at Amsterdam
in 2000 and Umag
At the age of 17 Roitman was at a Hermetica
concert and was shot in the stomach with a rubber bullet. Roitman studied classical piano between the ages of 6 and 12, but chose tennis instead.
Roitman began playing tennis at age 10 and turned professional in 1996.
Between 1998 and 2000 Roitman won seven futures
singles titles all of these were in South America on clay. On 2000-07-23 he won the ATP doubles title with fellow countryman Andres Schneiter in Amsterdam
at his debut at that level.
In 2001, once again with Schneiter he won his second ATP doubles title in Umag
. Roitman won four challenger singles titles between 2002–05, in the process defeating Rafael Nadal