Ángel Giménez

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Ángel Giménez
Ángel Giménez 1976.jpg
Country  Spain
Born (1955-10-10) 10 October 1955 (age 59)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Career record 82-107
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 42 (31 December 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1981)
Wimbledon 2R (1981)
Doubles
Career record 45-94
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 145 (3 January 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (1981)

Ángel Giménez (born 10 October 1955) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.[1]

Career[edit]

Giménez twice made the second round in the singles draw of a Grand Slam draw, both times in 1981. At the French Open he defeated Bolivian Mario Martinez, before losing to Paul Torre. Then at Wimbledon that year he had a win over Jörgen Windahl and was then beaten by Andrew Pattison in five sets. His best doubles performance came in the 1981 French Open, when he and Ricardo Cano reached the third round.[2] He never competed in the Australian Open or US Open.

He won two titles on the Grand Prix tennis circuit, at Vienna in 1980 and then the British Hard Court Championships later that year. As a doubles player he reached three finals, but lost them all. He had one of the best wins of his career in 1981 when he defeated Vitas Gerulaitis at Hamburg.[3]

In the Davis Cup, Giménez took part in seven ties for Spain, from 1976 to 1982. The Spaniard won six of his 10 rubbers, two in singles and four in doubles.[4]

As a coach he has worked with many players, including Gabriela Sabatini,[5] Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Daniela Hantuchová. He now works at the Academia Sanchez Casal Vicario in Barcelona, Spain.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1980 Vienna, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 1–6 RET
Winner 2. 1980 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay Israel Shlomo Glickstein 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1982 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 2–6, 0–6

Doubles: 3 (0–3)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1981 Mar del Plata, Argentina Clay Colombia Jairo Velasco, Sr. Australia David Carter
Australia Paul Kronk
7–6, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 1982 Viña Del Mar, Chile Clay Argentina Guillermo Aubone Spain Manuel Orantes
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
DEF
Runner-up 3. 1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Manuel Orantes Austria Hans Kary
Hungary Zoltan Kuharszky
5–7, 2–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Pais El tenista español Ángel Giménez 5 February 1982.
  2. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  3. ^ ATP World Tour Profile
  4. ^ Davis Cup Profile
  5. ^ Gabriela Sabatini "Tenía como coach primero a Ángel Giménez y luego, en la etapa de los.."