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May 20, 1969 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 8 (October 9, 1989)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (1993)|
|French Open||QF (1989)|
|US Open||4R (1989)|
|Highest ranking||No. 79 (August 7, 1989)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|French Open||1R (1988, 1990)|
Alberto César Mancini (born May 20, 1969 in Posadas, Misiones) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina. He turned professional in 1987. In 1988, he won his first top-level singles title at Bologna, and his first tour doubles title at St. Vincent.
Mancini won the two most significant titles of his career in 1989. In April that year he won the Monte Carlo Open, defeating Boris Becker in the final 7–5, 2–6, 7–6, 7–5. In May he won the Italian Open, beating Andre Agassi in the final 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–1, saving match point in the fourth set. Both events were part of the Grand Prix Championship Series. Mancini also reached the quarter-finals of the 1989 French Open, his career-best performance at a Grand Slam event.
Mancini reached the final of the Italian Open again in 1991, but was forced to retire during the final against Emilio Sánchez with the score at 6–3, 6–1, 3–0. The last major final of Mancini's career was at the Lipton International players Championships in Florida in 1992, where he lost to Michael Chang 7–5, 7–5.
During his career, Mancini won three top-level singles titles and four tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 8 in singles and No. 79 in doubles (both in 1989). His career prize-money totalled $1,543,120. Mancini, a competitor at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, retired from the professional tour in 1994.
In February 2003, Mancini became the coach of Guillermo Coria. Under Mancini's guidance, Coria won the tournaments at 2003 Hamburg, 2003 Stuttgart, 2003 Kitzbühel, 2003 Sopot and 2003 Basel, as well as reaching the final of 2003 Monte Carlo, the semi finals of the 2003 French Open, and the quarter finals of the 2003 US Open. Coria finished 2003 as world number 5. Despite these successes, Coria surprisingly decided to part ways with Mancini in February 2004, soon after an upset first round loss at the 2004 Australian Open.
Mancini went on to become captain of the Argentina Davis Cup team, and led Argentina to the Davis Cup final in both 2006 and 2008. However, Argentina lost both finals. Mancini resigned his position as captain of the team after losing in Argentina to Spain in the 2008 Davis Cup final.
Singles (3 titles, 5 runner-ups)
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|Grand Prix Championship Series (2)|
|ATP Championship Series (0)|
|ATP Tour (3)|
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Date||Opponent in final||Score in final|
|Winner||1.||6 June 1988||Bologna, Italy||Clay||Emilio Sánchez||7–5, 7–6(7–4)|
|Winner||2.||24 April 1989||Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco||Clay||Boris Becker||7–5, 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5|
|Winner||3.||15 May 1989||Rome Masters, Italy||Clay||Andre Agassi||6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–1|
|Runner-up||1.||13 May 1991||Rome, Italy||Clay||Emilio Sánchez||3–6, 1–6, 0–3, retired|
|Runner-up||2.||8 July 1991||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Magnus Gustafsson||1–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||3.||15 July 1991||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Michael Stich||6–1, 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||4.||13 March 1992||Miami, USA||Hard||Michael Chang||5–7, 5–7|
|Runner-up||5.||20 July 1992||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Pete Sampras||3–6, 5–7, 3–6|
Doubles titles (4)
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0)|
|ATP Tour (4)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partnering||Opponent in the final||Score|
|1.||7 August 1988||Saint-Vincent, Italy||Clay||Christian Miniussi|| Paolo Canè
|6–4 5–7 6–3|
|2.||10 July 1989||Boston, USA||Clay||Andrés Gómez|| Todd Nelson
|3.||11 September 1989||Geneva, Switzerland||Clay||Andrés Gómez|| Mansour Bahrami
Guillermo Pérez Roldán
|4.||16 April 1990||Nice, France||Clay||Yannick Noah|| Marcelo Filippini
- Alberto Mancini at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Alberto Mancini at the International Tennis Federation
- Alberto Mancini at the Davis Cup
|Davis Cup Argentina captain