Germán Puentes

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Germán Puentes
Country Spain Spain
Born 18 December 1972
Barcelona, Spain
Height 5'8" (173 cm)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money $481,369
Singles
Career record 13–28
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 90 (20 November 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2001)
French Open 1R (1999)
Wimbledon 2R (2001)
US Open 1R (1999, 2001)
Doubles
Career record 14–29
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 73 (22 November 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2001)
French Open 1R (1999, 2000, 2001)
Wimbledon 1R (1999, 2000)
US Open 1R (1999, 2001)

Germán Puentes Alcañiz (born 18 December 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.[1]

Career[edit]

Puentes was the runner-up in the 1989 Spanish Junior Championships.

The Spaniard appeared in the main singles draw of five Grand Slams during his career but only once made the second round, at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, with a win over Mariano Puerta. He also won just one Grand Slam doubles match, which was against South Africans Jeff Coetzee and Marcos Ondruska in the 2001 Australian Open, partnering Juan Balcells.[2]

His best singles showing on the ATP Tour came at Prague in 1999 when he reached the semi-finals and he was also a quarter-finalist in the Swedish Open that year and again in the 2001 Grand Prix Hassan II.

As a doubles player he teamed up with countryman Eduardo Nicolás to make the semi-final stage of the 1999 Swedish Open. That effort was matched in the 2001 Mexican Open with Albert Portas. The pair also had a win that year over the fifth seeds in the 2001 Hamburg Masters, Wayne Ferreira and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, although it was due to a first set retirement.[3]

Challenger Titles[edit]

Singles: (4)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2000 Italy Barletta, Italy Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2. 2000 Germany Ulm, Germany Clay Spain David Sánchez 6–3, 6–3
3. 2000 Austria Linz, Austria Clay Netherlands Edwin Kempes 7–6(9–7), 6–1
4. 2001 Germany Fürth, Germany Clay Denmark Kristian Pless 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: (10)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1996 Egypt Cairo, Egypt Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui Slovakia Branislav Galik
Slovenia Borut Urh
6–0, 6–0
2. 1998 France Montauban, France Clay Spain Eduardo Nicolás Netherlands Edwin Kempes
Netherlands Rogier Wassen
7–6, 7–6
3. 1998 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Budva, Yugoslavia Clay Spain Eduardo Nicolás Portugal Emanuel Couto
Portugal João Cunha-Silva
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
4. 1998 Republic of Macedonia Skopje, Macedonia Clay Spain Eduardo Nicolás Russia Andrei Merinov
Russia Andrei Stoliarov
7–5, 3–6, 7–6
5. 1999 Germany Braunschweig, Germany Clay Spain Albert Portas Spain Tomás Carbonell
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nebojsa Djordjevic
6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
6. 1999 Italy Venice, Italy Clay Spain Albert Portas Argentina Diego del Río
Argentina Mariano Hood
6–4, 6–0
7. 1999 Spain Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Eduardo Nicolás Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Javier Sánchez
7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–5)
8. 2000 Germany Fürth, Germany Clay Spain Eduardo Nicolás United States Devin Bowen
United States Brandon Coupe
6–4, 6–2
9. 2000 Spain Sevilla, Spain Clay Spain Eduardo Nicolás Spain Tommy Robredo
Spain Santiago Ventura
6–3, 6–2
10. 2001 Italy Barletta, Italy Clay Spain Jairo Velasco, Jr. Germany Tomas Behrend
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
6–1, 1–0 RET

References[edit]

  1. ^ emol.com "Croacia, tras vencer al español Germán Puentes (128°) por parciales de 6–3 y 6- 2, en...y lo obtuvo el europeo. "
  2. ^ IFT Tennis Profile
  3. ^ ATP World Tour Profile