José Higueras

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José Higueras
Jose Higueras US Open.JPG
Country  Spain
Residence Palm Springs, CA
Born (1953-02-28) February 28, 1953 (age 61)
Diezma, Spain
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Turned pro 1973
Retired 1986
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,406,355
Singles
Career record 438-225
Career titles 16
Highest ranking No. 6 (June 13, 1983)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open SF (1982, 1983)
Wimbledon 2R (1974, 1979)
US Open 4R (1977)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals QF (1983)
Doubles
Career record 119-165
Career titles 3
José Higueras
Career record 439–223
Career record 119–164
Coaching career (1989–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total 1(Ch)-18(C)-1(M)-2(F)
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total 4(C)-1(M)-1(P)
List of notable tournaments
(with champion)

1989 French Open (Chang)
United States 1992 1995 Davis Cup champion (Courier)
1991 1992 French Open (Courier)
1992 1993 Australian Open (Cour)
1992 1993 Rome Masters (Cour.)
1991 (S,D) 1993 Indian Wells Masters (Courier)
1991 Miami Masters (Courier)
1990 Hamburg Masters (Courier D.)
1993 Canada Masters (Courier D.)
2002 Cincinnati Masters(Martin D)
Russia 2006 Davis Cup champion (Tursunov)
2007 Bank of the West Classic (Peer Doubles)[16]
2008 US Open (Federer)

Coaching awards and records
Records

Youngest Grand Slam winner (Chang)

José Higueras (born February 28, 1953, in Diezma, Andalusia, Spain) is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from Spain.

Between 1976 and 1984, Higueras won 16 top-level singles titles. A semi-finalist at the French Open in 1982 and 1983, he reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 6 in 1983. He was also a member of the Spanish team which won the inaugural World Team Cup in 1978.

Higueras retired from the professional tour in 1986. After retiring as a player, he became a successful, world renowned tennis coach. He helped coach Michael Chang to the 1989 French Open title, and later, along with Brad Stine, coached Jim Courier to help him reach the World No. 1 singles ranking in 1992, as well as coaching Courier to two French Open titles (1991 and 1992) and two Australian Open titles (1992 and 1993). Higueras has also coached Todd Martin, Sergi Bruguera, Carlos Moyá, Pete Sampras, Dmitry Tursunov, Guillermo Coria, Robby Ginepri, Roger Federer and Shahar Pe'er, and created the José Higueras Tennis Training Center in Palm Springs, California, where he resides.

In 2008, already the coach of Robby Ginepri, Higueras was hired by Roger Federer to help him through the clay court season. The partnership was extended during the grass court and hard court season, when Higueras was chosen to become the director of coaching for elite player development at the United States Tennis Association (USTA).[17] The USTA position will reportedly force Higueras to end his coaching roles with Ginepri.

Singles titles (16)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1975 Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Manuel Orantes 0–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 1976 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet Argentina Guillermo Vilas 3–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 1976 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Carlos Kirmayr 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. 1977 Murcia, Spain Clay United Kingdom Buster Mottram 6–4, 6–0, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1977 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 1–6, 2–6, 3–6
Winner 3. 1978 Cairo, Egypt Clay Sweden Kjell Johansson 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 4. 1978 Nice, France Clay France Yannick Noah 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 1978 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Connors 0–6, 3–6
Winner 5. 1978 Bournemouth, England Clay Italy Paolo Bertolucci 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
Winner 6. 1978 Madrid, Spain Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 6–7, 6–3, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 1979 Houston, U.S. Clay United States Gene Mayer 6–3, 2–6, 7–6
Winner 8. 1979 Hamburg, Germany Clay United States Harold Solomon 3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 5. 1979 North Conway, U.S. Clay United States Harold Solomon 7–5, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 9. 1979 Boston, U.S. Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 6. 1979 Quito, Ecuador Clay Paraguay Víctor Pecci 6–2, 4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 1979 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister 5–7, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 1981 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Paraguay Víctor Pecci 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 9. 1982 Linz, Austria Clay Sweden Anders Järryd 4–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 10. 1982 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Peter McNamara 4–6, 6–7, 7–6, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 10. 1982 North Conway, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3–6, 2–6
Winner 11. 1982 Indianapolis, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Arias 7–5, 5–7, 6–3
Winner 12. 1983 La Quinta, U.S. Hard United States Eliot Teltscher 6–4, 6–2
Winner 13. 1983 Bournemouth, England Clay Czechoslovakia Tomáš Šmíd 2–6, 7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 1983 Hamburg, Germany Clay France Yannick Noah 6–3, 5–7, 2–6, 0–6
Runner-up 12. 1983 Rome, Italy Clay United States Jimmy Arias 2–6, 7–6, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 14. 1983 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay Switzerland Heinz Günthardt 6–1, 6–1, 7–6
Winner 15. 1984 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Paraguay Víctor Pecci 7–5, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 16. 1984 Bordeaux, France Clay Italy Francesco Cancellotti 7–5, 6–1

Doubles titles (3)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1974 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Manuel Orantes Australia Roy Emerson
Brazil Thomaz Koch
7–5, 0–6, 6–1, 9–8
Runner-up 1. 1975 Rotterdam WCT, Netherlands Carpet Hungary Balázs Taróczy South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
2–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 1977 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Spain Antonio Muñoz France Jean-Louis Haillet
France François Jauffret
6–1, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 3. 1978 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet Paraguay Víctor Pecci Poland Wojtek Fibak
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1978 French Open, Paris Clay Spain Manuel Orantes United States Gene Mayer
United States Hank Pfister
3–6, 2–6, 2–6

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