Vincent Spadea turned professional in 1993 and in 1999, he broke into the Top 20 players in the world for the first time.
He is credited with overcoming the longest losing streak in pro tennis history (21 matches). Working hard on the challenger circuit after his fall, he successfully recovered and eventually won his first career ATP Tour tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2004.
His career-high ranking is World No. 18, achieved in February 2005. Spadea has ATP career singles wins over Federer, Sampras, Agassi, Nadal, Roddick, Rafter, Kraijcek, Kafelnikov, Courier, Chang, and Kuerten. He is a 2-time Olympian team member (2000 Sydney/2004 Athens).
Spadea has had an injury stricken season so far in 2009. Hit with an overuse tendonitis arm issue, as well as a lower extremity staph infection. Only winning two singles ATP level singles matches before the start of the clay season, while he got to the semi-final of the Carson challenger. 2009 marks his 17th season on the ATP tour.
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