Emilio Sánchez

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Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sanchez Roland Garros 2012.JPG
Country  Spain
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1965-05-29) 29 May 1965 (age 49)
Madrid, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1997
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $5,339,395
Singles
Career record 428–292
Career titles 15
Highest ranking No. 7 (30 April 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (1992)
French Open QF (1988)
Wimbledon 4R (1987)
US Open QF (1988)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals RR (1990)
Olympic Games QF (1992)
Doubles
Career record 532–273
Career titles 50
Highest ranking No. 1 (3 April 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996)
French Open W (1988, 1990)
Wimbledon F (1987)
US Open W (1988)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (1987)
Hopman Cup W (1990)
Last updated on: 1 May 2012.
Olympic medal record
Men's tennis
Silver 1988 Seoul Doubles
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Sánchez and the second or maternal family name is Vicario.

Emilio Ángel Sánchez Vicario (born 29 May 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He won three Grand Slam doubles titles and the men's doubles silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. He is the brother of multiple Grand Slam winner Arantxa. Sanchez since retiring captained his nation to Davis Cup success in 2008. In 2012 Sanchez was a tournament director for two wheelchair tennis events.[1]

Career[edit]

Playing career[edit]

Born in Madrid, Spain, Sánchez turned professional in 1984 and won his first top-level singles title in Nice, France in 1986. He won 15 singles titles during his career, including the Italian Open (Tennis Masters Series event) in 1991. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7.

In men's doubles, Sánchez captured 50 men's doubles titles, including three at Grand Slam events. In 1988, he won the men's doubles titles at both the French Open (with Andrés Gómez) and the US Open (with Sergio Casal). He won the French Open title again (with Casal) in 1990. Sánchez and Casal were also the men's doubles runners-up at Wimbledon in 1987, and the pair won the silver medal for Spain at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. Sánchez was ranked World No. 1 in men's doubles in 1989.

Sánchez won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in 1987, at the French Open (with Pam Shriver) and the US Open (with Martina Navrátilová).

Sánchez often played for Spain in international team events. He was a member of Spain's Davis Cup team from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, compiling a 32–23 record. And he was part of the Spanish teams that won the Hopman Cup in 1990 and the World Team Cup in 1992.

Sánchez is the brother of Javier Sánchez Vicario and former World No. 1 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. In 1987, Emilio and Javier met in the final at Madrid, with Emilio winning the match 6–3, 3–6, 6–2. Emilio and Javier faced each other 12 times during their professional careers, with Emilio winning 10 of their matches. In the third round of the 1992 US Open, Emilio defeated Javier 5–7, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, 6–4.

Sánchez retired from the professional tour in 1997.

Coaching career[edit]

He was the captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team for three years; his tenure there culminated in Spain's 2008 Davis Cup championship. He resigned as captain after the win.[2]

In 2009, he signed a contract with the Brazilian tennis confederation to coordinate the sport in Brazil.[3]

Grand Slam record[edit]

French Open

  • Singles quarterfinalist: 1988
  • Doubles champion: 1988 (partnering Andrés Gómez), 1990 (partnering Sergio Casal)
  • Mixed doubles champion: 1987 (partnering Pam Shriver)

US Open

  • Singles quarterfinalist: 1988
  • Doubles champion: 1988 (partnering Casal)
  • Mixed doubles champion: 1987 (partnering Martina Navrátilová)

Wimbledon

  • Doubles finalist: 1987

Men's doubles finals (79)[edit]

Wins (50)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (3)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (3)
ATP Championship Series (3)
ATP Tour (41)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7)
Clay (40)
Grass (0)
Carpet (3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 8 April 1985 Munich, West Germany Clay Spain Sergio Casal Australia Mark Edmondson
Australia Kim Warwick
6–4, 5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 22 July 1985 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Sergio Casal Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
0–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 12 August 1985 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Sergio Casal Italy Paolo Canè
Italy Claudio Panatta
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 16 September 1985 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal United Kingdom Colin Dowdeswell
Sweden Joakim Nyström
4–6, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 2. 23 September 1985 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Spain Sergio Casal Brazil Carlos Kirmayr
Brazil Cassio Motta
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 30 September 1985 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Sergio Casal Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
Denmark Michael Mortensen
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 25 November 1985 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Spain Sergio Casal United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 14 April 1986 Bari, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal United States Gary Donnelly
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 12 May 1986 Munich, West Germany Clay Spain Sergio Casal Australia Broderick Dyke
Australia Wally Masur
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 12 May 1986 Florence, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal United States Mike De Palmer
United States Gary Donnelly
6–4, 7–6
Winner 6. 14 July 1986 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Sergio Casal Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Joakim Nyström
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 28 July 1986 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Sergio Casal South Africa Craig Campbell
United States Joey Rive
6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 22 September 1986 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Sergio Casal West Germany Boris Becker
West Germany Eric Jelen
6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 9 February 1987 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet Spain Sergio Casal South Africa Christo Steyn
South Africa Danie Visser
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 16 February 1987 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i) Spain Sergio Casal Sweden Anders Järryd
Sweden Jonas Svensson
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 6 April 1987 Milan, Italy Carpet Spain Sergio Casal West Germany Boris Becker
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 20 April 1987 Nice, France Clay Spain Sergio Casal Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri
Italy Gianni Ocleppo
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 11 May 1987 Munich, Germany Clay Spain Sergio Casal United States Jim Pugh
United States Blaine Willenborg
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 11. 15 June 1987 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal Italy Claudio Panatta
United States Blaine Willenborg
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 6 July 1987 Wimbledon, London Grass Spain Sergio Casal United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
6–3, 7–6, 6–7, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 20 July 1987 Bordeaux, France Clay Spain Sergio Casal Australia Darren Cahill
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 3 August 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–7, 3–6
Winner 13. 10 August 1987 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Sergio Casal Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 21 September 1987 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Sergio Casal Peru Carlos di Laura
Spain Javier Sánchez
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 26 October 1987 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Spain Javier Sánchez United States Mel Purcell
United States Tim Wilkison
3–6, 5–7
Winner 14. 30 November 1987 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Spain Sergio Casal Mexico Jorge Lozano
Uruguay Diego Pérez
6–2, 6–2
Winner 15. 18 April 1988 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Sergio Casal Australia Jason Stoltenberg
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 16. 25 April 1988 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Spain Sergio Casal France Henri Leconte
Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl
6–1, 6–3
Winner 17. 6 June 1988 French Open, Paris Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 18. 13 June 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Switzerland Rolf Hertzog
Switzerland Marc Walder
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 13. 11 July 1988 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Czechoslovakia Milan Šrejber
6–7, 6–7
Winner 19. 18 July 1988 Stuttgart Outdoor, West Germany Clay Spain Sergio Casal Sweden Anders Järryd
Denmark Michael Mortensen
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 20. 1 August 1988 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Spain Sergio Casal Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán
7–6, 6–3
Winner 21. 8 August 1988 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Sergio Casal Sweden Joakim Nyström
Italy Claudio Panatta
6–4, 7–5
Winner 22. 12 September 1988 US Open, New York City Hard Spain Sergio Casal United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
W/O
Winner 23. 19 September 1988 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Sergio Casal Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri
Uruguay Diego Pérez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 26 September 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea Hard Spain Sergio Casal United States Ken Flach
United States Robert Seguso
3–6, 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 7–9
Winner 24. 28 November 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Spain Sergio Casal Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 15. 11 December 1988 Masters Doubles, London Carpet Spain Sergio Casal United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
4–6, 3–6, 6–2, 0–6
Winner 25. 15 May 1989 Hamburg, West Germany Clay Spain Javier Sánchez West Germany Boris Becker
West Germany Eric Jelen
6–4, 6–1
Winner 26. 7 August 1989 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 16. 8 January 1990 Wellington, New Zealand Hard Spain Sergio Casal New Zealand Kelly Evernden
Venezuela Nicolás Pereira
4–6, 6–7
Winner 27. 19 February 1990 Brussels, Belgium Carpet Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Živojinović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
7–5, 6–3
Winner 28. 9 April 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Sergio Casal Italy Omar Camporese
Italy Paolo Canè
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 17. 16 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Sergio Casal Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Spain Javier Sánchez
6–7, 5–7
Winner 29. 21 May 1990 Rome, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal United States Jim Courier
United States Martin Davis
7–6, 7–5
Winner 30. 11 June 1990 French Open, Paris Clay Spain Sergio Casal Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević
Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
7–5, 6–3
Winner 31. 16 July 1990 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Sergio Casal Italy Omar Camporese
Spain Javier Sánchez
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 32. 30 July 1990 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Spain Sergio Casal Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
7–5, 7–5
Winner 33. 1 October 1990 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal Spain Carlos Costa
Argentina Horacio de la Peña
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 25 November 1990 Doubles Championships, Sanctuary Cove Hard Spain Sergio Casal France Guy Forget
Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
4–6, 6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 34. 14 January 1991 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Spain Sergio Casal Canada Grant Connell
Canada Glenn Michibata
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 35. 25 February 1991 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet Spain Sergio Casal United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
United Kingdom Nick Brown
6–3, 7–5
Winner 36. 13 May 1991 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Sergio Casal Brazil Cassio Motta
South Africa Danie Visser
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 37. 22 July 1991 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Australia Wally Masur Italy Omar Camporese
Croatia Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 26 August 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Ecuador Andrés Gómez Spain Javier Sánchez
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 20. 30 September 1991 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Tom Kempers
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 38. 4 November 1991 Búzios, Brazil Hard Spain Sergio Casal Argentina Javier Frana
Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 39. 13 January 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Spain Sergio Casal United States Scott Davis
United States Kelly Jones
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 10 February 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet Spain Sergio Casal United Kingdom Neil Broad
Australia David Macpherson
7–5, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 40. 11 May 1992 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Sergio Casal Germany Carl-Uwe Steeb
Germany Michael Stich
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 41. 27 July 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Sergio Casal Argentina Horacio de la Peña
Czechoslovakia Vojtěch Flégl
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 22. 31 August 1992 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Spain Sergio Casal Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 4–6
Winner 42. 21 September 1992 Bordeaux, France Clay Spain Sergio Casal France Arnaud Boetsch
France Guy Forget
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 12 April 1993 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Sergio Casal United States Shelby Cannon
United States Scott Melville
6–7, 1–6
Winner 43. 21 June 1993 Genova, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal Netherlands Mark Koevermans
United States Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 7–6
Winner 44. 4 October 1993 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal Argentina Juan Garat
Mexico Jorge Lozano
6–3, 6–3
Winner 45. 18 October 1993 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Spain Sergio Casal United States Mike Bauer
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
Winner 46. 8 November 1993 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Spain Sergio Casal Argentina Pablo Albano
Argentina Javier Frana
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 24. 15 November 1993 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Sergio Casal Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Carlos Costa
4–6, 4–6
Winner 47. 11 July 1994 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Sergio Casal Netherlands Menno Oosting
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 8 August 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Sergio Casal South Africa David Adams
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 26. 7 November 1994 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Spain Sergio Casal Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
Brazil Luiz Mattar
6–7, 4–6
Winner 48. 14 November 1994 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Sergio Casal Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
6–3, 6–2
Winner 49. 8 May 1995 Atlanta, U.S. Clay Spain Sergio Casal United States Jared Palmer
United States Richey Reneberg
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 27. 22 May 1995 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay Spain Sergio Casal Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
3–6, 1–6
Winner 50. 6 November 1995 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Spain Sergio Casal Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Czech Republic David Rikl
2–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 28. 11 March 1996 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Venezuela Nicolás Pereira United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 29. 30 September 1996 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Cristian Brandi Australia Andrew Kratzmann
South Africa Marcos Ondruska
6–7, 4–6

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A NH A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R A 2R A A 0 / 6 5–6
French Open 1R 1R QF 2R W A W 3R 1R QF QF 2R A 1R A 2 / 12 25–10
Wimbledon A 1R QF F 2R A A A A A A A A 2R A 0 / 5 10–5
US Open A A 1R SF W 2R 2R 3R QF 1R 2R SF A A A 1 / 10 21–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 2 / 3 0 / 1 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 3 / 33 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–2 6–3 10–3 12–1 1–1 8–2 4–3 4–3 4–3 5–3 5–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 N/A 61–30
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 7 2–7
Key Biscayne QF QF 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 7–8
Monte Carlo 2R SF 2R SF SF 2R 1R A A 0 / 7 9–6
Rome W QF 1R 2R 1R A 2R A A 1 / 6 9–5
Hamburg 2R W W SF 2R A A A A 2 / 5 13–3
Montreal / Toronto A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid (Stuttgart) 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris 2R A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 7 1 / 6 1 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 0 3 / 37 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 8–6 10–5 6–5 9–5 4–5 1–3 2–3 0–1 0–0 N/A 40–33
Year End Ranking 115 27 29 8 5 27 9 13 22 24 29 34 75 208 821 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

Singles finals (27)[edit]

Wins (15)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 21 April 1986 Nice, France Clay Australia Paul McNamee 6–1, 6–3
2. 12 May 1986 Munich, West Germany Clay West Germany Ricki Osterthun 6–1, 6–3
3. 28 July 1986 Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Mats Wilander 7–6(5), 4–6, 6–4
4. 13 July 1987 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Haiti Ronald Agénor 6–2, 6–3, 7–6(5)
5. 20 July 1987 Bordeaux, France Clay Haiti Ronald Agénor 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
6. 10 August 1987 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Miloslav Mečíř 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 6–1
7. 21 September 1987 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Javier Sánchez 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
8. 1 August 1988 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez-Roldán 6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
9. 7 August 1989 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Martín Jaite 7–6(1), 6–1, 2–6, 6–2
10. 8 January 1990 Wellington, New Zealand Hard United States Richey Reneberg 6–7(3), 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
11. 9 April 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay Argentina Franco Davín 6–3, 6–1
12. 15 April 1991 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–4, 7–6(7), 6–2
13. 20 May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay Argentina Alberto Mancini 6–3, 6–1, 3–0, ret.
14. 15 July 1991 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
15. 13 January 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard France Guy Forget 6–3, 6–4

Runners-up (12)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 19 May 1986 Rome, Italy Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 7–5, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
2. 20 April 1987 Nice, France Clay Sweden Kent Carlsson 7–6(7), 6–3
3. 15 June 1987 Bologna, Italy Clay Sweden Kent Carlsson 6–2, 6–1
4. 7 March 1988 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard West Germany Boris Becker 7–5, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
5. 13 June 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay Argentina Alberto Mancini 7–5, 7–6(4)
6. 8 August 1988 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Sweden Kent Carlsson 6–1, 6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3
7. 31 July 1989 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček 6–2, 6–4
8. 2 October 1989 Bordeaux, France Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 6–2, 6–2
9. 19 May 1991 Schenectady, United States Hard Germany Michael Stich 6–2, 6–4
10. 30 September 1991 Palermo, Italy Clay France Frédéric Fontang 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
11. 5 October 1992 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–1, 6–3
12. 1 November 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina Javier Frana 7–5, 3–6, 6–3

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