Louis has now completed his first year as a professional tennis player. A summary of his results:Year-End W/L Record (Singles)
: 28-21 (57.1%)Year-End W/L Record (Doubles)
: 23-25 (47.9%)Year-End Singles Ranking
: 472Year-End Doubles Ranking
A Message from Louis from "Futures Tennis Magazine"
: Hi guys, Lou here. Just recapping my first year as a pro, there were some ups and downs. I took a long time to get into the groove, especially in singles. But at the end of the year I won a Futures title in singles, and only reached a final in doubles during the year, so there was a bit of a shift in balance. I think the fact that me and Todd (Perry) had some issues during the year, a bit of tension when we were playing might have been the reason we didn't really become the kind of force on the Futures tour the way we would've liked. Me and Todd have now parted ways, and I will be testing new doubles partners during the first part of the year. Anyway, my goals for both singles and doubles during the next year (2001) are just to keep climbing the ranks, and hopefully qualify for my first Grand Slam main draw. It'll be hard to get the results that fast but I think I can do it. See you next year!
:Major Tournament Results
: Pete Sampras (USA) def. Cedric Pioline (FRA) 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3French Open
: Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) def. Thomas Enqvist (SWE) 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(6)Wimbledon
: Pete Sampras (USA) def. Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4)US Open
: Andre Agassi (USA) def. Gustavo Kuerten (BRA) 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-7(4), 6-2, 6-4Shanghai Masters
: Andre Agassi (USA) def. Marat Safin (RUS) 7-5, 7-5, 6-4Doubles
: Jared Palmer (USA)/David Adams (RSA) def. Patrick Rafter (AUS)/Wayne Arthurs (AUS) 6-4, 6-4French Open
: Todd Woodbridge (AUS)/Mark Woodforde (AUS) def. Cedric Pioline (FRA)/Andrei Medvedev (UKR) 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3Wimbledon
: Jared Palmer (USA)/David Adams (RSA) def. Alex O'Brien (USA)/Rick Leach (USA) 7-6(5) 6-3US Open
: [Q]Sandon Stolle (AUS)/Olivier Deltaire (FRA) def. Jared Palmer (USA)/David Adams (RSA) 7-6(6), 3-6, 6-4Shanghai Masters
: Alex O'Brien (USA)/Rick Leach (USA) def. Nicolas Lapentti (ECU)/Pete Sampras (USA) 7-6(5), 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3Year-End #1
: It wasn't Sampras who won two slams during the year, nor was it Agassi who won a slam plus the Masters Cup. It wasn't even Kuerten who reached three out of the four slam finals during the year. Instead, it was Marat Safin, who despite not winning a slam had solid results such as 8 tournament victories during 2000, including the Monte Carlo and Montreal Masters, reaching the semifinals of 3/4 slams and reaching the final of the Masters Cup.