Born on May 16, 1979, Sergio Andres Roitman is a professional tennis player from Argentina. He started to play tennis at the age of ten and turned pro in 1996. He currently ranks at 107 as of August, 2008.
Two years after turning pro, Roitman captured his first career FUTURES title in Brazil and in 1999 claimed another FUTURES title in Lima along with three doubles titles in four finals events. After his ATP debut in Amsterdam in 2000, he claimed two more titles in two Santiago FUTURES events by defeating Amir Hadad. In 2001, the Argentinean player won an ATP doubles title in Amsterdam with fellow Argentinean Andres Schneiter, who was also his partner during the year’s all four Grand Slams. He bagged a Challenger title in 2002 in St. Petersburg and won three more titles in Challenger doubles events. 2003 was his debut year at Roland Garros but Roitman lost to defending champ Albert Costa after five sets. A consolation was his victory over Rafael Nadal in March to win the Cherbourg Challenger title.
With two more Challenger doubles titles in 2004 and two singles titles in 2005 coupled with another four in doubles, this impressive streak landed Roitman in the top 100 of the ATP rankings for the first time in his career due to his consistent results in the Challengers. Still not satisfied, he added two more Challenger titles and reached three more finals in the Challengers before the year was out.
He qualified and won his first ATP Masters series match and captured another Challenger title in June. A month later he reached his second ATP QF in Kitzbuhel before finally losing to Spanish pro Fernando Verdasco after three sets. He added another Challenger title to his collection in September by defeating Filippo Volandri in Poland and closed the season with one more Challenger title after defeating Brazilian player Marcos Daniel in Buenos Aires.