Julián Alonso

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Julián Alonso
Country  Spain
Residence Monte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1977-08-02) 2 August 1977 (age 37)
Canet de Mar
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1996
Retired 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $852,531
Career record 52–64
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 30 (15 June 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1998, 1999)
French Open 1R (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon 1R (1998, 1999)
US Open 1R (1997, 1998)
Career record 34–48
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 53 (31 August 1998)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Alonso and the second or maternal family name is Pintor.

Julián Alonso Pintor (born 2 August 1977 in Canet de Mar) is a retired tennis player from Catalonia, Spain, who turned professional in 1996 and retired in 2001.

Tennis career[edit]

Alonso was awarded the ATP Newcomer of the Year prize after winning his first ATP title in Santiago and finishing in the Top 40 in 1997. In the final of the tournament, he defeated Marcelo Ríos, who went on to reach the World No. 1 ranking less than four months later.

After this very promising start, however, his career is considered underwhelming; he only won one more title (Bologna, 1998) and retired in 2001 after one and a half years playing only Challengers. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 30 in June 1998 (after winning his second and final title).

Titles (4)[edit]

Singles Titles (2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 3 November 1997 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Marcelo Ríos 6–2, 6–1
2. 8 June 1998 Bologna, Italy Clay Morocco Karim Alami 6–1, 6–4

Doubles Titles (2)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. 8 September 1997 Marbella, Spain Clay Morocco Karim Alami Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Jordi Burillo
4–6, 6–3, 6–0
2. 24 August 1998 Long Island, United States Hard Spain Javier Sánchez United States Brandon Coupe
United States Dave Randall
6–4, 6–4

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Preceded by
Dominik Hrbatý
ATP Newcomer of the Year
Succeeded by
Marat Safin