Davide Sanguinetti

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Davide Sanguinetti
Country (sports)  Italy
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1972-08-25) 25 August 1972 (age 45)
Viareggio, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired March 13, 2008
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,935,323
Career record 170–244
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 42 (31 October 2005)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1998, 1999, 2006)
French Open 3R (1999)
Wimbledon QF (1998)
US Open 4R (2005)
Career record 44–80
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 78 (1 December 2003)
Coaching career (2008–)

Davide Sanguinetti (born 25 August 1972) is an Italian former professional male tennis player.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Viareggio in Tuscany, he attended the Harry Hopman academy in Florida and then UCLA. He now resides in Monte Carlo.

Tennis career[edit]

Sanguinetti has won two ATP singles titles in 2002, defeating Roger Federer and Andy Roddick in the finals, and one doubles titles (Umag 1997). His career-high singles ranking was World No. 42 (31 December 2005), and he has represented Italy in the Davis Cup since 1998.

In 1998, Sanguinetti made a run to the Wimbledon quarter-finals, defeating Johan Van Herck, Franco Squillari, Vladimir Voltchkov and Francisco Clavet before losing to Richard Krajicek in straight sets. At the 2005 US Open, Sanguinetti achieved one of the most memorable runs of his career, reaching the fourth round. He defeated Carlos Moyà and Paradorn Srichaphan - the latter in a four-and-a-half-hour match - before losing to David Nalbandian. However, he gained a bit of redemption when he upset Nalbandian in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on 7 August 2006.

So far in 2007, Sanguinetti has got to the quarter-finals in the Chennai Open (knocked out by Rafael Nadal 6–2, 6–3) and in the International Tennis Championships got as far as the quarter-finals (knocked out by Benjamin Becker 7–6, 6–3.) In his other two tournaments he was knocked out in Round One.

Davide has a .500 record in Davis Cup matches, last playing against Zimbabwe in 2003, defeating Nigel Badza and losing to Wayne Black.

Coaching career[edit]

He was the coach of Vince Spadea 2008-11,[1] and is the new coach of Go Soeda[2] and Dinara Safina.[3]

Singles titles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 28 January 2002 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Switzerland Roger Federer 7–6(7–2), 4–6, 6–1
2. 4 March 2002 Delray Beach, United States Hard United States Andy Roddick 6–4, 4–6, 6–4

Doubles titles[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 27 July 1997 Umag, Croatia Clay Romania Dinu Pescariu Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý
Slovakia Karol Kučera
7–6, 6–4


  1. ^ a b http://www.vincespadea.com
  2. ^ a b 添田豪 公式ブログ - Go! Soeda! - (2010-01-05). "新年!!". Retrieved 2010-04-16. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.tennisteen.it/news/11214-davide-sanguinetti-coach-di-dinara-safina.html

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