Eric Taino

Eric Taino ( born March 18, 1975 in Jersey City, United States ) is a former Filipino tennis player.


Eric Taino already celebrated in his junior time greater success. Together with Jimmy Jackson, he won the 1992 doubles competition of the U.S. Open. His professional career began in 1997 and won a total of twelve tournaments on the ATP Challenger Tour, including three in singles and nine in doubles with various partners. In doubles, he was able to repeatedly reach a playoff on the World Tour. In 1998, he moved to Bogotá with Gábor Köves first time into final, which they lost to Diego Del Río and Mariano Puerta in three sets. In June and July 1999 followed by two more runners-up in Merano with Marc -Kevin Goellner and in Gstaad with Aleksandar Kitinov. Both matches lost Eric Taino and its respective partners in straight sets. In October of the same year he won with Max Mirny his first and only title on the tour. In Singapore, a tournament in the World Tour 500, they defeated Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde 6-3, 6-4. 2000 was followed by another two runners-up in San José with Lucas Arnold Ker and in Queen's Club with Jonathan Stark. In the 2001 season, Eric Taino again reached the final with David Wheaton in Queen's Club. His highest placings in the world rankings, he reached rank 122 in a single on November 3, 2003 and rank 52 in a double on 24 April 2000. At Grand Slam tournaments he came in individual never go beyond the first round, but he came only 2000 and 2001 in the main draw at the U.S. Open. Between 1999 us 2002, he reached the doubles competition at the Australian Open, the French Open and the U.S. Open several times the second round. At Wimbledon, he always failed in the opening round. Eric Taino participated in the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, where he won the bronze medal in the doubles competition. On the side of Cecil Mamiit he was beaten in the semifinals of the Indian pairing of Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes.

Between 2006 and 2008, denied Eric Taino ten encounters for the Philippine Davis Cup team. From a total of ten individual lots, he won eight in a double he could win four of its six games. He denied all his dual roles on the side of Cecil Mamiit. His last game he played in April 2008 against Uzbekistan.