Alberto Mancini

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Alberto Mancini
Country  Argentina
Residence Rosario, Argentina
Born (1969-05-20) May 20, 1969 (age 46)
Misiones, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1987
Retired 1994
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,543,120
Singles
Career record 134–132
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 8 (October 9, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1993)
French Open QF (1989)
US Open 4R (1989)
Doubles
Career record 34–32
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 79 (August 7, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1988, 1990)

Alberto César Mancini (born May 20, 1969 in Posadas, Misiones) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina. He turned professional in 1987. In 1988, he won his first top-level singles title at Bologna, and his first tour doubles title at St. Vincent.

Mancini won the two most significant titles of his career in 1989. In April that year he won the Monte Carlo Open, defeating Boris Becker in the final 7–5, 2–6, 7–6, 7–5. In May he won the Italian Open, beating Andre Agassi in the final 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–1, saving match point in the fourth set. Both events were part of the Grand Prix Championship Series. Mancini also reached the quarter-finals of the 1989 French Open, his career-best performance at a Grand Slam event.

Mancini reached the final of the Italian Open again in 1991, but was forced to retire during the final against Emilio Sánchez with the score at 6–3, 6–1, 3–0. The last major final of Mancini's career was at the Lipton International players Championships in Florida in 1992, where he lost to Michael Chang 7–5, 7–5.

During his career, Mancini won three top-level singles titles and four tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 8 in singles and No. 79 in doubles (both in 1989). His career prize-money totalled $1,543,120. Mancini, a competitor at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, retired from the professional tour in 1994.

In February 2003, Mancini became the coach of Guillermo Coria. Under Mancini's guidance, Coria won the tournaments at 2003 Hamburg, 2003 Stuttgart, 2003 Kitzbühel, 2003 Sopot and 2003 Basel, as well as reaching the final of 2003 Monte Carlo, the semi finals of the 2003 French Open, and the quarter finals of the 2003 US Open. Coria finished 2003 as world number 5. Despite these successes, Coria surprisingly decided to part ways with Mancini in February 2004, soon after an upset first round loss at the 2004 Australian Open.

Mancini went on to become captain of the Argentina Davis Cup team, and led Argentina to the Davis Cup final in both 2006 and 2008. However, Argentina lost both finals. Mancini resigned his position as captain of the team after losing in Argentina to Spain in the 2008 Davis Cup final.

Career finals[edit]

Singles[edit]

Wins (3)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
Grand Prix Championship Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in final
1. June 6, 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
2. April 24, 1989 Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco Clay Germany Boris Becker 7–5, 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
3. May 15, 1989 Rome Masters, Italy Clay United States Andre Agassi 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–1
Runner-ups (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in final
1. May 13, 1991 Rome, Italy Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez 3–6, 1–6, 0–3, retired
2. July 8, 1991 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 1–6, 2–6
3. July 15, 1991 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Germany Michael Stich 6–1, 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 2–6
4. March 13, 1992 Miami, USA Hard United States Michael Chang 5–7, 5–7
5. July 20, 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay United States Pete Sampras 3–6, 5–7, 3–6

Doubles titles (4)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. August 8, 1988 Saint-Vincent, Italy Clay Argentina Christian Miniussi Italy Paolo Canè
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6–4 5–7 6–3
2. July 10, 1989 Boston, USA Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez United States Todd Nelson
United States Phillip Williamson
7–6 6–2
3. September 11, 1989 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez Iran Mansour Bahrami
Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán
6–3 7–5
4. April 16, 1990 Nice, France Clay France Yannick Noah Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
Austria Horst Skoff
6–4 7–6

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Preceded by
Argentina Gustavo Luza
Davis Cup Argentina captain
2005-2008
Succeeded by
Spain Modesto Vázquez