Óscar Burrieza

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Óscar Burrieza López
Country (sports) Spain Spain
Residence Lugo, Spain
Born (1975-07-22) 22 July 1975 (age 43)
Lugo, Spain
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1994
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$319,190
Career record 4–17 (19.05%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 126 (17 Nov 1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (1997)
Wimbledon 1R (1997)
Career record 2–5 (28.57%)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 298 (3 Nov 1997)

Óscar Burrieza López (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoskaɾ βuˈrjeθa ˈlopeθ];[a] born 22 July 1975) is a Spanish tennis coach, former professional tennis player and sports columnist for the sports newspaper Marca.[1][2] Known as "the best Galician tennis player of all time."[3]


Burrieza López struggled with injuries early in his career.[4] In 1995 he required three operations on his left knee and on his Grand Slam debut, at the 1997 Australian Open, he had to retire after just four games against Richey Reneberg, having twisted his ankle.[5]

The Spaniard lost in the opening round of the 1997 Wimbledon Championships, to Jason Stoltenberg .[4]

He reached the quarter-finals of the 1998 Hong Kong Open.[4]

In the 1999 Gerry Weber Open, Burrieza-Lopez had a win over world number 39 Magnus Larsson.[4] At the same tournament the following year, he defeated Karim Alami, then ranked 30 in the world.[4]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1997 Manchester, Great Britain Grass Italy Stefano Pescosolido 7–6, 2–6, 6–1

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1997 Newcastle, Great Britain Clay Switzerland Filippo Veglio France Arnaud Clément
France Rodolphe Gilbert
7–5, 4–0 RET


  1. ^ In isolation, Burrieza is pronounced [buˈrjeθa].


  1. ^ Óscar Burrieza ofrece una reflexión sobre el tenis y la profesión en Marca 17/04/2012
  2. ^ ITF Pro Circuit Profile
  3. ^ RT Sport Management - Oscar Burrieza López "Nació en Lugo en Julio de 1975. El mejor tenista gallego de todos los tiempos."
  4. ^ a b c d e ATP World Tour Profile
  5. ^ St. Petersburg Times,"Graf wins in first set; Chang rolls to victory Series", 13 January 1997

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