12 May 1963 |
|Height||5'8" (173 cm)|
|Highest ranking||No. 38 (16 Apr 1984)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|French Open||2R (1985)|
|US Open||1R (1984, 1985)|
|Highest ranking||No. 109 (26 Nov 1984)|
Argüello was an ambidextrous player, capable of using right-handed shots for balls to his right and left-handed stokes for balls to the left of him. He however favoured a two-handed forehand and backhand.
Argüello returned to the Grand Prix tennis circuit in 1983 and made an immediate impression, winning the Venice Open, as a qualifier. The 20 year old defeated top seed Eliot Teltscher in the opening round and secured the tournament with a win over Jimmy Brown in the final. This made him just the fourth qualifier to ever win a Grand Prix title.
In 1985 he had his most consistent year on tour, reaching the quarter-finals of five tournaments, Buenos Aires, Nice, Bari, Palermo and Geneva. Another notables performances that season included beating world number six Anders Järryd in Hamburg and defeating Yannick Noah in Barcelona, when the Frenchman was also sixth in the world.
Argüello was a semi-finalist at Buenos Aires in 1986, the last time he would make it that far in a tournament. He did however make three further quarter-final appearances, at both Guarujá and Buenos Aires in 1988 and St Vincent in 1989.
While Argüello had success on the Grand Prix circuit, he struggled to make an impact in Grand Slam tournaments. He entered the main draw of six Grand Slams but only once made it past the first round, at the 1985 French Open, when he defeated Marty Davis in straight sets. The Argentine was then eliminated in the second round by Tomáš Šmíd.
His Davis Cup record for Argentina stands at 1-1. He had a win over Italian Francesco Cancellotti in 1983, to give Argentina a 5-0 clean-sweep of their World Group Quarter-final but lost to Raul Viver of Ecuador in 1985. Both matches were dead rubbers.
Grand Prix career finals
Singles: 1 (1–0)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||1983||Venice, Italy||Clay||Jimmy Brown||2–6, 6–2, 6–0|
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1990||Geneva, Switzerland||Clay||Daniel Orsanic||6–3, 6–0|