José Francisco Altur

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José Francisco Altur
Country (sports) Spain Spain
Born (1968-03-24) 24 March 1968 (age 49)
Valencia, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1985
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $471,853
Career record 31–66
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 88 (9 Apr 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1990, 1991)
French Open 1R (1990, 1991)
Wimbledon 1R (1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)
US Open 1R (1990, 1991, 1993)
Career record 11–23
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 189 (7 May 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1990)

José Francisco Altur (born 24 March 1968) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.


Pro tour[edit]

Altur won the 1989 San Marino Open, as a qualifier, although he didn't have to face a single top 100 player. It was his only tournament win on the ATP Tour.[1]

He played 11 Grand Slam singles matches during his career, but lost them all. His most noteworthy efforts were taking a set off Jim Courier at the 1990 French Open and winning the opening set against Michael Chang at that year's Wimbledon.

Altur did however make it into the second round of the Men's Doubles at the 1990 Australian Open, his only Grand Slam appearance in that format. Partnering South African David Adams, they defeated the Spanish pairing of Jordi Arrese and Francisco Clavet.

His best performance in 1992 came at the Croatia Open, where he reached the quarterfinals.

In 1993 he made the semifinals of the BMW Open in Munich. Although he lost the first set, Altur was able to defeat world number five and top seed Petr Korda in the second round.

He made the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in 1994.[2]


Altur currently coaches Taro Daniel, whilst having previously coached David Ferrer and Igor Andreev.[3]

Grand Prix career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1989 San Marino Clay Argentina Roberto Azar 6–7, 6–4, 6–1

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Argentina Martín Rodríguez 7–6, 6–4