Jairo Velasco Jr.
21 January 1974 |
|Height||6' (183 cm)|
|Highest ranking||No. 59 (10 Jul 2000)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2000, 2001)|
|French Open||3R (2000)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1999, 2000)|
|US Open||1R (1999)|
Velasco was a doubles specialist, usually teaming up with countryman Juan Ignacio Carrasco. The pair appeared together in the main draw of six Grand Slams, but only once made it past the opening round. That was at the 2000 French Open, where they upset ninth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and David Prinosil to make the third round. The pair had previously played four Grand Slam matches together without a win, although they did have the misfortune of drawing Bhupathi/Paes at the French Open and The Woodies at Wimbledon for their first two Grand Slam appearances together in 1999. They had their best ATP Tour performance at Marseille, in 2000, when they finished runners-up. The Spaniards also reached semi-finals in the 1999 Majorca Open and 2000 Colombia Open.
Before teaming up with Carrasco in 1998, Velasco made the semi-finals of the Campionati Internazionali di San Marino, with Joan Balcells, in 1996. He also played Grand Slam tennis with Virginia Ruano Pascual at the 2000 Wimbledon Championships and Mariano Hood in the 2001 Australian Open.
He played World Team Cup tennis for Spain in 1999 and 2000.
ATP Career Finals
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Outcome||No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|Runner-up||1.||2000||Marseille, France||Hard||Juan Ignacio Carrasco|| Simon Aspelin
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Partner||Opponents in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1998||Brașov, Romania||Clay||Juan Ignacio Carrasco|| Tomáš Cibulec
|6–4, 3–6, 6–2|
|2.||1998||Maia, Portugal||Clay||Juan Ignacio Carrasco|| Cristian Brandi
|3.||1999||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam||Hard||Juan Ignacio Carrasco|| Justin Bower
|4.||1999||Besançon, France||Hard||Juan Ignacio Carrasco|| Martín García
|5.||1999||Cairo, Egypt||Clay||Juan Ignacio Carrasco|| Álex López Morón
|6–7(6–8), 6–4, 7–6(7–5)|
|6.||1999||Andorra||Hard||Juan Ignacio Carrasco|| Scott Humphries
|7.||2001||Barletta, Italy||Clay||Germán Puentes|| Tomas Behrend
|6–1, 1–0 RET|
|8.||2001||Monchengladbach, Germany||Clay||Jens Knippschild|| Wim Neefs