Pablo Arraya

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Pablo Arraya
Full namePablo Guillermo Arraya
Country (sports) Peru
Born (1961-10-21) 21 October 1961 (age 57)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1980
Retired1 October 1991
Career record176–172
Highest rankingNo. 29 (13 August 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1992)
French Open3R (1984)
Wimbledon1R (1984, 1988, 1991)
US Open1R (1983, 1984, 1986, 1991)
Career record81–115
Highest rankingNo. 85 (25 June 1984)

Pablo Guillermo Arraya (born 21 October 1961), is a former tennis player from Peru.

Arraya was born in Córdoba, Argentina, and moved to Peru at a young age with his family. He began playing tennis at 9 years old and turned professional in 1980. He represented his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he was defeated in the first round by Argentina's Javier Frana. The right-hander won one career title in singles. He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 13 August 1984, when he became the number 29 of the world. He was the first player to be beaten by Andre Agassi in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the French Open in 1987. His sister is Laura Arraya, a former tennis player. He is now a trainer and owner of the Arraya Tennis Academy in Key Biscayne.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (1 title, 4 runner-ups)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. September 19, 1983 Bordeaux, France Clay Spain Juan Aguilera 7–5, 7–5

Singles finalist (4)[edit]

Doubles (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents in the final Score
1. September 12, 1983 Palermo, Italy Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc South Africa Tian Viljoen
South Africa Danie Visser
1–6, 6–4, 6–4

Doubles finalist (3)[edit]

Arraya Tennis Academy[edit]

Arraya Tennis Academy was first opened in Lima, Peru in 1980. Laura Arraya and Heinz Gildemeister direct the academy in Peru. The Key Biscayne location was opened in 1992 and is also directed by Gildemeister and Arraya. The academy offers training for beginners and advanced, an after school program, cardio tennis and a summer program.[1]


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