Jaime Yzaga

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Jaime Yzaga
Country  Peru
Residence Lima, Peru
Born (1967-10-23) October 23, 1967 (age 46)
Lima, Peru
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1985
Retired 1997
Plays Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,235,560
Singles
Career record 265–223
Career titles 8
Highest ranking No. 18 (October 30, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1991)
French Open 4R (1994)
Wimbledon 2R (1991, 1992, 1994)
US Open QF (1994)
Doubles
Career record 55–55
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 54 (November 20, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (1989)
US Open 1R (1989, 1990)
Last updated on: October 11, 2012.

Jaime Yzaga Tori (born October 23, 1967 in Lima, Peru) is a former professional tennis player from Peru.

Tennis career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: W (1985)
Wimbledon: SF (1985)
US Open: SF (1984)

Pro tour[edit]

Yzaga played on the professional tour from 1984 to 1996, reaching career-high rankings of World No. 18 in singles and World No. 54 in doubles (both in 1989). He was a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open in 1991, and at the US Open in 1994, reaching the final eight by defeating in back-to-back matches finalists of the previous edition: Cédric Pioline and Pete Sampras in 5 sets. Yzaga came back from a 2-sets-to-0 deficit against Pioline and 2-sets-to-1 against Sampras, in both those matches he won fewer points. He had earlier been the first ever opponent of Sampras in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of the 1988 US Open, also winning that match in 5 sets. Since retiring as a player, Yzaga has served as captain of Peru's Davis Cup team.

Singles titles (8)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1987 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh 0–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 2. 1987 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Brazil Luiz Mattar 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Argentina Javier Frana 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1989 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1990 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet United States Robbie Weiss 6–3, 6–7(7–9), 3–6
Winner 4. 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Arias 6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 1992 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States MaliVai Washington 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 6. 1992 Tampa, U.S. Clay United States MaliVai Washington 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 1993 Charlotte, U.S. Clay Argentina Horacio de la Peña 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1993 Tampa, U.S. Clay Australia Richard Fromberg 6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 1993 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Czech Republic Petr Korda 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7)

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