Galo Blanco

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Galo Blanco
Country  Spain
Residence Andorra
Born (1976-10-08) October 8, 1976 (age 37)
Oviedo, Spain
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,832,691
Singles
Career record 122–175
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 40 (May 25, 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2004)
French Open QF (1997)
Wimbledon 2R (1999)
US Open 2R (1999, 2000)
Doubles
Career record 3–15
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 338 (March 8, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2004)
Last updated on: November 8, 2012.
Galo Blanco
Career record 122–175
Career record 3–15
Coaching career (2006–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 4 (Raonic)
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

Spain 2008 Davis Cup champion (Lopez)

Galo Blanco (born October 8, 1976) is a retired professional tennis player from Oviedo, Spain. Blanco is a member of the men's professional tour since 1995.

Tennis career[edit]

Most of Blanco's early professional tour appearances were earned by qualifying for tournaments. He would do so by winning the qualifier's rounds that are usually played before the tournaments themselves, to fill one last tournament spot. It was that way that he was able to participate at the Fairmonts tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. in 1996, for example.

Blanco eventually began to be invited to tournaments, and his name has gained reasonable importance in the men's professional circuit. He came closest to winning a Grand Slam title in 1997, reaching the quarterfinals of the French Open.

Blanco had two high profile wins in majors, beating former 2-time US Open Champion, Patrick Rafter, in the first round of the 2000 US Open, and in beating Pete Sampras in the second round of the 2001 French Open.

Blanco lost in the second round of the 2004 Australian Open. He announced his retirement after the 2006 Torneo Godó.[1]

Blanco was a prominent tennis coach. He has previously coached the rising Canadian star Milos Raonic. This partnership ended in May 2013. He is now coaching Canadian Filip Peliwo.[2]

ATP World Tour: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by surface
Outdoors (1–1)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. August 15, 1999 San Marino San Marino, San Marino Clay (o) Spain Albert Portas 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2. March 4, 2001 Mexico Acapulco, Mexico Clay (o) Brazil Gustavo Kuerten 4–6, 2–6

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