Javier Sánchez

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Javier Sánchez
Country  Spain
Residence Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Born (1968-02-01) 1 February 1968 (age 46)
Pamplona, Spain
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1986
Retired 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $4,427,811
Singles
Career record 327–335
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 23 (6 June 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1990)
French Open 4R (1990)
Wimbledon 2R (1991, 1992, 1997)
US Open QF (1991, 1996)
Doubles
Career record 379–311
Career titles 26
Highest ranking No. 9 (30 April 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (1993, 1998)
French Open QF (1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1988, 1991, 1996, 1999)
US Open QF (1993, 1996, 1998)

Javier Sánchez Vicario (born 1968 in Pamplona, Spain) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.

Sánchez won the US Open junior title in 1986, and then turned professional. He won his first professional doubles titles in 1987. His first top-level singles title came in 1988 at Buenos Aires. During his career he won a total of four top-level singles titles and 26 doubles titles. He reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in 1991 and 1996. His career-high rankings were World No. 23 in singles (in 1994) and No. 9 in doubles (in 1992).

Sánchez is a member of one of the world's most successful tennis families. His younger sister Arantxa Sánchez Vicario became the youngest-ever winner of the women's singles title at the French Open at age 17 in 1989, and went on to win several more Grand Slam titles. His older brother Emilio Sánchez was also a very successful player who won several Grand Slam doubles titles. In Javier's first career singles final in 1987 in Madrid, he faced Emilio. It was the first time that two brothers had met each other in the final of a top-level tour tournament. Emilio won the match 6–3, 3–6, 6–2. (Emilio and Javier faced each other a total of 12 times during their careers. Javier won two of their matches, and Emilio won ten.)

Doubles titles (26)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (3)
ATP Tour (21)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6)
Clay (20)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 3 August 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez Sweden Stefan Edberg
Sweden Anders Järryd
6–7, 3–6
Winner 1. 21 September 1987 Madrid, Spain Clay Peru Carlos di Laura Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 26 October 1987 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Spain Emilio Sánchez United States Mel Purcell
United States Tim Wilkison
3–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 16 November 1987 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Israel Gilad Bloom Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Sergio Casal
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 3. 13 June 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez Switzerland Rolf Hertzog
Switzerland Marc Walder
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 7 November 1988 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Chile Ricardo Acuña United States Jay Berger
Argentina Horacio de la Peña
7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 14 November 1988 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Carlos Costa Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea
Argentina José Luis Clerc
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 8 May 1989 Munich, Germany Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Australia Peter Doohan
Australia Laurie Warder
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Winner 6. 15 May 1989 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez Germany Boris Becker
Germany Eric Jelen
6–4, 6–1
Winner 7. 19 June 1989 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal Sweden Tomas Nydahl
Sweden Jorgen Windahl
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 26 June 1989 Bari, Italy Clay Spain Sergio Casal Italy Simone Colombo
Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri
6–0, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 8. 7 August 1989 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez Czech Republic Petr Korda
Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 7–6
Winner 9. 16 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 5. 30 April 1990 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez Czech Republic Tomáš Šmíd
Czech Republic Petr Korda
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 6. 7 May 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez Spain Juan Carlos Baguena
Italy Omar Camporese
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 16 July 1990 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Italy Omar Camporese Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 10. 6 August 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay France Eric Winogradsky Spain Francisco Clavet
Austria Horst Skoff
7–6, 6–2
Winner 11. 8 October 1990 Athens, Greece Clay Spain Sergio Casal Netherlands Tom Kempers
Netherlands Richard Krajicek
6–4, 6–3
Winner 12. 11 March 1991 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard United States Jim Courier France Guy Forget
France Henri Leconte
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 13. 20 May 1991 Umag, Croatia Clay Israel Gilad Bloom United States Richey Reneberg
United States David Wheaton
7–6, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 14. 26 August 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Hard Australia Todd Woodbridge Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 8. 30 September 1991 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Tom Kempers
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 15. 13 April 1992 Barcelona, Spain Clay Ecuador Andrés Gómez Czech Republic Ivan Lendl
Czech Republic Karel Nováček
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 9. 25 May 1992 Bologna, Italy Clay Argentina Javier Frana United States Luke Jensen
Australia Laurie Warder
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 10. 26 October 1992 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Switzerland Marc Rosset United States Glenn Layendecker
South Africa Byron Talbot
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 15 November 1993 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet South Africa Wayne Ferreira Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–7
Runner-up 12. 11 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay United States Jim Courier Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic David Rikl
7–5, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 16. 18 April 1994 Nice, France Clay Australia Mark Woodforde Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
South Africa Piet Norval
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 13. 16 May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay South Africa Wayne Ferreira Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic David Rikl
1–6, 5–7
Winner 17. 10 October 1994 Athens, Greece Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Federico Mordegan
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 16 January 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Argentina Luis Lobo Canada Grant Connell
United States Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 6 March 1995 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Argentina Luis Lobo United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 16. 1 May 1995 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 17 July 1995 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Argentina Luis Lobo France Arnaud Boetsch
Switzerland Marc Rosset
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 19. 28 August 1995 Umag, Croatia Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Sweden David Ekerot
Hungary László Markovits
6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 17. 26 October 1995 Munich, Germany Clay Argentina Luis Lobo United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
3–6, 4–6
Winner 20. 22 April 1996 Barcelona, Spain Clay Argentina Luis Lobo United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Piet Norval
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 18. 6 May 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Czech Republic Daniel Vacek
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Winner 21. 13 January 1997 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard Argentina Luis Lobo Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Netherlands Jan Siemerink
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Winner 22. 10 March 1997 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard Argentina Luis Lobo Sweden Jonas Björkman
United States Rick Leach
6–3, 6–3
Winner 23. 12 May 1997 Hamburg, Germany Clay Argentina Luis Lobo United Kingdom Neil Broad
South Africa Piet Norval
6–3, 7–6
Winner 24. 6 October 1997 Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
7–5, 7–5
Winner 25. 31 August 1998 Long Island, U.S. Hard Spain Julián Alonso United States Brandon Coupe
United States Dave Randall
6–4, 6–4
Winner 26. 2 August 1999 Umag, Croatia Clay Argentina Mariano Puerta Italy Massimo Bertolini
Italy Cristian Brandi
3–6, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A NH A A A 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 2R 3R QF 1R A 0 / 10 11–10
French Open A A 2R 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 3R A 0 / 13 12–13
Wimbledon A A A 1R A A 1R A A A A 1R A A 1R A 0 / 4 0–4
U.S. Open A A 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R QF 2R QF 1R A 0 / 13 14–13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 5–2 2–3 0–4 1–3 7–3 1–3 0–3 6–4 4–3 7–3 2–4 0–0 N/A 37–40
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
1R W 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R QF QF A 1 / 10 11–9
Key Biscayne 2R 2R A 2R 1R QF 3R SF 2R 2R A 0 / 9 9–8
Monte Carlo F QF 1R 1R 1R F SF QF 1R 1R A 0 / 10 13–10
Rome 2R A 2R 2R F 2R QF QF SF 1R A 0 / 9 15–9
Hamburg 2R SF 1R 1R 2R 2R QF W 2R 1R A 1 / 10 12–8
Montreal / Toronto A A A A A A SF A A A A 0 / 1 2–1
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid (Stuttgart) 1R A 2R A QF A 1R A 1R A A 0 / 5 3–5
Paris 1R A 1R A 1R A 1R A 2R A A 0 / 5 1–5
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 7 1 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 8 1 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 0 2 / 59 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 4–7 11–3 3–6 1–4 7–7 9–4 10–8 12–4 6–7 3–5 0–0 N/A 66–55
Year End Ranking 442 351 67 76 22 30 36 48 45 26 25 31 22 36 70 257 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

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