Álex Calatrava

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Álex Calatrava
Country  Spain
Residence Andorra
Born (1973-06-14) 14 June 1973 (age 41)
Cologne, West Germany
Height 6'3" (190 cm)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2007
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) José Francisco Altur
Prize money $1,335,933
Career record 67–109 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 44 (12 February 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2001)
French Open 2R (2001, 2002)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open 2R (2004)
Career record 21–29 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 110 (10 October 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2005)
French Open 2R (2005)
US Open 1R (2005)

Alex Patricio Calatrava (born 14 June 1973 in Cologne, West Germany) is a former tour tennis player from Spain, who turned professional in 1993. The right-hander won one singles title (2000, San Marino). He reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 44 in February 2001.

Pro tour[edit]

Calatrava defeated up and coming British star Alex Bogdanovic in 5 sets at Wimbledon Championships in 2004.

In July 2005 Calatrava was humbled by an emerging young talent from Serbia. The player in question was Novak Djokovic. The Serb dispatched Calatrava nonchalantly 6-1, 6-4 success in Umag, Croatia.[1]


Calatrava was born in Germany while his parents lived there, returning to Spain live in 1980. His Spanish father, Jose, met his French mother, Gabrielle, while working Germany. Calatrava's uncle is the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.[2]

Calatrava lived in California from 1989 to 1991 and attended a high school for one year in Palm Springs. He also lived a year in Indian Wells under the guidance of Spanish coach José Higueras. He was the number one ranked junior player in California in 1991.[2]


  1. ^ Soper, Aaron (25 July 2005). "Match Facts". ATP World Tour (UK). Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Alex Calatrava – Tennis Players - Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2013-09-11. 

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