Jaime Yzaga

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Jaime Yzaga
Country (sports) Peru
ResidenceLima, Peru
Born (1967-10-23) 23 October 1967 (age 51)
Lima, Peru
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired1997
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,235,560
Singles
Career record265–223
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 18 (30 October 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1991)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon2R (1991, 1992, 1994)
US OpenQF (1994)
Doubles
Career record55–55
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 54 (20 November 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1989)
US Open1R (1989, 1990)

Jaime Yzaga Tori (born 23 October 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Peru.

Tennis career[edit]

As a junior, Yzaga won the French Open in 1985 and reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon (also in 1985) and of the US Open (1984).

Yzaga played on the professional tour from 1984 to 1996, reaching career-high rankings of World No. 18 in singles and World No. 54 in doubles (both in 1989).

He was a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open in 1991, and at the US Open in 1994, reaching the final eight by defeating in back-to-back matches finalists of the previous edition: Cédric Pioline and Pete Sampras in 5 sets. Yzaga came back from a 2-sets-to-0 deficit against Pioline and 2-sets-to-1 against Sampras, in both those matches he won fewer points. At 5' 7", he was the shortest Grand Slam tournament quarterfinalist until Diego Schwartzman, also 5' 7", at the 2017 U.S. Open.[1]

He had earlier been the first-ever opponent of Sampras in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of the 1988 US Open, also winning that match in 5 sets.

Since retiring as a player, Yzaga has served as captain of Peru's Davis Cup team.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (8 titles - 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1987 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh 0–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Win 2. 1987 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Brazil Luiz Mattar 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Win 3. 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Argentina Javier Frana 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Loss 1. 1989 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 2–6, 1–6
Loss 2. 1990 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet United States Robbie Weiss 6–3, 6–7(7–9), 3–6
Win 4. 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Arias 6–3, 7–5
Win 5. 1992 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States MaliVai Washington 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Win 6. 1992 Tampa, U.S. Clay United States MaliVai Washington 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Loss 3. 1993 Charlotte, U.S. Clay Argentina Horacio de la Peña 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Win 7. 1993 Tampa, U.S. Clay Australia Richard Fromberg 6–4, 6–2
Win 8. 1993 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Czech Republic Petr Korda 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7)

Doubles (2 runner-ups)[edit]

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. May 1989 Charleston, U.S. Clay Mexico Agustín Moreno Sweden Mikael Pernfors
Sweden Tobias Svantesson
4–6, 6–4, 5–7
Loss 3. Oct 1989 Bordeaux, France Clay Mexico Agustín Moreno Spain Tomás Carbonell
Peru Carlos di Laura
4–6, 3–6

References[edit]

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