Alberto Tous

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Alberto Tous
Country (sports) Spain Spain
Residence Barcelona
Born (1962-08-03) August 3, 1962 (age 54)
Palma, Spain
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $200,221
Career record 40–61
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 52 (10 August 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (1983, 1988, 1989)
Wimbledon 1R (1983)
Career record 40–62
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 36 (15 June 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open SF (1987)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 3R (1988)

Alberto Tous (born 3 August 1962) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.[1]


Born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Tous was the top ranked Spanish junior in 1979, for the under 18s.[2] He made the final of the boy's singles event at the 1980 French Open, which he lost to Henri Leconte.[2]

He reached the quarter-finals at Madrid in 1983 and made two Grand Slam appearances that year.[2] In the French Open to lost to John McEnroe in the second round, after securing his maiden Grand Slam win, over Givaldo Barbosa.[2] He lost in the opening round at Wimbledon to Brad Drewett.[2] The Spaniard also took part in a Davis Cup tie for his country that year, against Yugoslavia. With Yugoslavia having already secured the tie, Tous played and won a dead rubber, against Goran Prpić.[3]

In 1984 he was beaten in the first round at the French Open, by Martín Jaite.[2] His best result of the year came in Bari, where he reached the quarter-finals.[2]

He made two Grand Prix finals in 1985, at Madrid and Bologna, both in the doubles.[2] As a singles player he did well in Bologna, making the semi-finals.[2] He was unable to progress part the opening round of the 1985 French Open, losing to Tomáš Šmíd.[2]

Tous had his most notable performance in the 1987 French Open, where he reached the semi-finals of the men's doubles, with José López-Maeso.[2] They only just missed out on a spot in the final, losing their semi-final in five sets, to eventual champions Anders Järryd and Robert Seguso.[2]

In 1988 he reached the second round of the French Open, beating Ramesh Krishnan, then losing to Slobodan Živojinović.[2] He also made quarter-finals at Madrid and Forest Hills that year.[2]

Tous competed with Catherine Tanvier in the mixed doubles at the 1989 French Open.[2] The pair made it to the round of 16.[2] In the singles, the Spaniard defeated Tom Nijssen in the first round.[2] He was eliminated in the second round by Carl-Uwe Steeb.[2]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Doubles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1985 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Jorge Bardou Brazil Givaldo Barbosa
Brazil Ivan Kley
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 1985 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Jordi Arrese Italy Paolo Canè
Italy Simone Colombo
5–7, 4–6

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1984 Agadir, Morocco Clay Belgium Bernard Boileau 6–1, 6–0
2. 1987 Cairo, Egypt Clay Spain David de Miguel 6–2, 6–3
3. 1987 Waiblingen, West Germany Clay Switzerland Roland Stadler W/O

Doubles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1982 Brussels, Belgium Clay Ecuador Raul Viver Australia David Graham
Australia Laurie Warder
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
2. 1987 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain José López-Maeso Italy Massimo Cierro
Italy Alessandro de Minicis
7–6, 6–2