Horacio de la Peña

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Horacio Armando de la Peña
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Country  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Santiago, Chile
Born (1966-08-01) 1 August 1966 (age 48)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1984
Retired 1994
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,234,768
Singles
Career record 190–180
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 31 (6 April 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1989)
French Open 4R (1986)
Wimbledon 1R (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993)
US Open 3R (1985)
Doubles
Career record 84–92
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 53 (22 April 1991)
Last updated on: 11 October 2012.
Horacio de la Peña
Career record 190–180
Career record 84–92
Coaching career (1994–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 6(G)-3(Sq)-1(A)
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 1(K)

Horacio Armando de la Peña, born 1 August 1966[1] and nicknamed "el Pulga" ("the Flea"),[6] is a tennis coach and a former tennis player from Argentina, who reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 31.[1]

De la Peña was born in Buenos Aires. He began playing on the ATP circuit professionally in 1984, when he was 17.[1] He won four ATP World Tour titles in his career, all of which were on clay.[7] He also won six doubles titles – five on clay.[7]

De la Peña is most well known as the former coach of Chilean Fernando González.[8] He was also considered the unofficial captain of the Chilean Davis Cup team.[8][9]

As well as González, de la Peña has coached other tennis players, like Franco Squillari,[10] Martín Rodríguez,[11] Guillermo Coria,[12] and a number of other Chilean and Argentine tennis players.

De la Peña currently runs occasional tennis clinics in Santiago, Chile, and has his own tennis academy.[9]

Singles titles[edit]

[13]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 22 April 1985 Marbella, Spain Clay United States Lawson Duncan 6–0 6–3
2. 22 May 1989 Florence, Italy Clay Croatia Goran Ivanišević 6–4 6–3
3. 30 July 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček 6–4 7–6(7–4) 2–6 6–2
4. 12 April 1993 Charlotte, North Carolina Clay Peru Jaime Yzaga 3–6 6–3 6–4

Losing finalist[edit]

[13]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 7 April 1986 Bari, Italy Clay Sweden Kent Carlsson 5–7 7–6 5–7
2. 31 October 1988 São Paulo, Brazil Hard United States Jay Berger 4–6 4–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Profile)". Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Marilyn August (7 June 2000). "Coach Horacio De la Pena on Squillari". The Independent. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tenis.- Guillermo Coria y Horacio De la Peña ponen fin a su relación deportiva" [Horacio de la Peña and Fernando González end employment]. interbusca.com. Hispanetwork Publicidad y Servicios. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Reuters. "Guillermo Coria and Horacio de la Pena end their sport relationship" [Horacio de la Peña and Fernando González end employment]. ClickAqui.com. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Curriculum Vitae of Horacio de la Peña" (pdf). University of Chile. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Horacio de la Peña's blog". Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Match record)". Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Emol.com (9 July 2010). "Horacio de la Peña augura futuro poco "auspicioso" para el tenis chileno" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Punto Vital writing team (2006). "Chile no es un país orientado al deporte" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  10. ^ Marilyn August (7 June 2000). "Coach Horacio de la Peña on Squillari". The Independent. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  11. ^ menstennisblog.info (13 December 2008). "Fernando Gonzalez blogs about his new coach: Martin Rodriguez". Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  12. ^ Jay Jarrahi (9 January 2007). "The fall and fall of Guillermo Coria". Sportingo. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  13. ^ a b Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Titles/finals)". Retrieved 28 August 2010. 

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