33 Facts About Go Soeda


Go Soeda started playing tennis at the age of four and turned professional in April 2003.

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Go Soeda has won 18 singles titles on the ATP Challenger Tour, and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No 47 on 23 July 2012.

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Go Soeda rose steadily through his ATP ranking over the next three years.

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In 2005, Go Soeda won two Futures tournament in Japan and Sri Lanka, and he made his debut in an ATP World Tour event in Ho Chi Minh City, losing to top seed Mariano Puerta in the first round.

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The following year, Go Soeda had a very steady year at the Challenger level, reaching the quarterfinals or better seven times, including his first Challenger final in Aptos.

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Go Soeda entered the world's top 200 in August and finished 2006 ranked No 182.

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In 2008, Go Soeda won four Challenger titles at Kyoto, Busan, New Delhi, and Toyota.

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Go Soeda won the most singles title in the ATP Challenger Series.

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Go Soeda lost to third seed Fernando Gonzalez in three sets.

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In October 2009, Go Soeda earned his sixth Challenger title in Tiburon by beating Ilija Bozoljac in the final.

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Go Soeda participated in the Wimbledon Championships main draw as a lucky loser, but he fell in the first round to Martin Fischer.

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Go Soeda reached the second round of the SA Tennis Open, beating seventh seed Rainer Schuttler.

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Go Soeda took part in the French Open, losing to 12th seed Mikhail Youzhny in the first round.

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Go Soeda beat Frederico Gil and fifth seed Ivan Dodig respectively to reach the quarterfinals, and he upset defending champion Stan Wawrinka in straight sets.

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Go Soeda was beaten by ninth seed Juan Martin del Potro in four sets.

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Go Soeda broke him into world's top 50 for the first time in his career, ranked No 47 after the tournament.

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Go Soeda represented Japan at his maiden Olympics in London 2012.

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Go Soeda began the 2013 season in Chennai, reaching the quarterfinals for the second straight year.

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Go Soeda defeated Evgeny Donskoy and Prakash Amritraj in the first two rounds, but he lost to eventual champion Janko Tipsarevic.

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Go Soeda then participated in the Australian Open and won over wildcard Luke Saville in the first round, before losing to world No 8, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

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Go Soeda bounced back from a first-round loss in the French Open by qualifying for the Wimbledon Championships without losing a set, and he beat Andreas Haider-Maurer to reach the second round for two consecutive years in this event.

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Go Soeda was then defeated by world No 9 Richard Gasquet in four sets.

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Go Soeda managed to qualify for the US Open, but fell in the first round to Marcos Baghdatis.

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Go Soeda faced world No 4 and the previous year's finalist, Andy Murray, in the Australian Open first round, losing in straight sets.

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Go Soeda recorded nine semifinal or better results at Challenger events in the year.

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Go Soeda ended 2014 ranked within the top 100 for the second time in his career.

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Go Soeda started 2015 season by playing in Australia and won through the opening round of the Australian Open, beating qualifier Elias Ymer.

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Go Soeda was beaten by 31st seed Fernando Verdasco in the second round.

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In Houston, Go Soeda defeated former world No 1 Lleyton Hewitt in the first round.

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Go Soeda played in the singles rubber and beat Sanchai Ratiwatana in straight sets.

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Go Soeda received the Davis Cup Commitment Award in April 2014.

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Go Soeda scored another notable win in the 2013 Davis Cup World Group Play-offs against Colombia.

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Go Soeda lost to Santiago Giraldo in five sets, but defeated Alejandro Falla in the deciding rubber to put Japan back in the World Group for 2014.

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