Jordi Burillo

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Jordi Burillo
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Mataró, Spain
Born (1972-12-07) 7 December 1972 (age 43)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro 1991
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,198,126
Singles
Career record 92–129
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 43 (22 April 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1998)
French Open 1R (1994, 1997, 1998)
Wimbledon 3R (1994)
US Open 2R (1994)
Doubles
Career record 31–43
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 100 (2 February 1998)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Burillo and the second or maternal family name is Puig.

Jordi Burillo Puig (born 7 December 1972) is a retired professional tennis player from Spain. He won one singles title and a doubles title on the ATP Tour in his career. His style was very aggressive and powerful, hitting always the ball and serving very hard.

He won the title in Bologna and play the final of Florence in 1993. In 1995 played his last final of ATP level until his retirement, in Palermo. In 1997 won the Open Castilla y León, considered best challenger of the world by this date. And, this year, the court was so fast (and consequently his game, and his hits) that only Francisco Clavet (semifinals) could end his match against Burillo. All his other rivals in the tournament gave up due to injuries.[1]

His more notable victories include Boris Becker (1992, clay)[2] and Mark Philippoussis (1998, grass).[3] After retiring from professional tennis, he became Julián Alonso's coach.

ATP Career finals[edit]

Singles (1 title – 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 17 May 1993 Bologna, Italy Clay Russia Andrei Cherkasov 7–6(7-4), 6–7(7-9), 6–1
Runner-up 2. 7 June 1993 Florence, Italy Clay Austria Thomas Muster 1–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 25 September 1995 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Francisco Clavet 7–6(7-2), 3–6, 6–7(1-7)

Doubles titles (1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Pareja Opponents in the final Score
1. 14 April 1997 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui Argentina Pablo Albano
Spain Àlex Corretja
6–3, 7–5

Doubles finalist (2)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ducamp, José María (1997-08-12). "Mundo Deportivo" (PDF). Hemeroteca Mundo Deportivo. Retrieved 2016-03-11. 
  2. ^ País, Ediciones El (1992-04-10). "Burillo fulmina a Becker en el Godó". EL PAÍS (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015-11-17. 
  3. ^ Clarey, Christopher (1998-09-10). "U.S. OPEN; Philippoussis Is Ready To Move Up the Ranks". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-11-17. 

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