Alejandro Ganzábal

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Alejandro Ganzábal
Country (sports)  Argentina
Born (1960-02-16) 16 February 1960 (age 58)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $151,882
Career record 46–68
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 58 (28 January 1985)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1981)
US Open 1R (1985)
Career record 18–35
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 89 (7 April 1986)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1981, 1982)

Alejandro Román Ganzábal (born 16 February 1960) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.[1]


Ganzabal made his Grand Slam debut in the 1981 French Open and managed to reach the third round, beating former finalist Manuel Orantes and American Steve Krulevitz.[2]

In 1982 he was runner-up in the Buenos Aires Grand Prix tournament and made quarter-finals at Venice, Boston and Quito.[2] He had an upset win over third seed Eliot Teltscher in Boston.[2] At the French Open that year, Ganzabal defeated Júlio Góes in the opening round but was unable to overcome Mike Myburg in the second round, losing in five sets.[2]

His best result in 1983 was at Aix-En-Provence in France, where he was a quarter-finalist.[2] He was defeated by Fernando Luna in the opening round of that year's French Open.[2]

The Argentine didn't make an appearance on the 1984 Grand Prix season until July, as he had been ill with hepatitis.[2] He finished the year well, making the quarter-finals in North Conway, semi-finals in Geneva and quarter-finals in Indianapolis.[2] At these tournaments he secured two wins over top 20 player Tomáš Šmíd and also defeated world number 11 Henrik Sundström.[2]

Ganzabal beat Russell Simpson in the opening round of the 1985 French Open, then lost to countryman José Luis Clerc.[2] He was however unable to progress past the first round at the 1985 US Open, losing to Brian Teacher.[2]

As a doubles player, he made two Grand Slam appearances, both with Gustavo Guerrero.[2] He and partner Claudio Panatta won the 1985 Kim Top Line Trophy, held in Bari.[2]

He took part in three Davis Cup ties for Argentina, all while they were in the World Group. In 1982 he played a doubles rubber with Guillermo Vilas, which they lost to the French pairing of Gilles Moretton and Yannick Noah. He other two matches were dead rubbers and he lost both, against Michael Westphal of West Germany and American player Gene Mayer.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 2–6, 4–6

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1985 Bari, Italy Clay Italy Claudio Panatta United States Marcel Freeman
Australia Laurie Warder
6–4, 6–2

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1982 Bari, Italy Clay Argentina Gustavo Guerrero Italy Luca Bottazzi
Switzerland Ivan Dupasquier
6–3, 6–2