Rafael Arévalo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Arévalo and the second or maternal family name is González.
Rafael Arévalo
Country (sports)  El Salvador
Residence Sonsonate, El Salvador
Born (1986-07-04) July 4, 1986 (age 30)
Sonsonate, El Salvador
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $34,239
Career record 13–7
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 374 (August 18, 2008)
Current ranking No. 1674 (November 18, 2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (2008)
Career record 7–6
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 520 (February 27, 2006)
Last updated on: July 16, 2008.

Rafael Arévalo González (born July 4, 1986) is a professional tennis player from El Salvador. The majority of Arévalo's professional career has been restricted to playing on the Futures (ITF) circuit, with a further 22 appearances for the El Salvador Davis Cup team; he also encountered modest success in the juniors, reaching a peak of No. 10 in 2004. However, in 2008, aided by the Salvadoran Tennis Federation (Federación Salvadoreña de Tenis), he was awarded an invitation to the 2008 Beijing Olympics tennis tournament. The Tripartite Commission, which issued the invitation, is composed of representatives from International Olympic Committee (IOC), National Olympic Committees (NOCs), and the International Tennis Federation (ITF), and it is standard practice to award such invitations (of which there were two for the men's singles tennis event) to countries with small Olympic teams. Arévalo was the first player from El Salvador to represent the country, in a tennis competition, at the Olympics.[1] Arévalo defeated Lee Hyung-taik in three sets in the first round, before being beaten by Swiss World No. 1 Roger Federer in the second.[2]


  1. ^ International Tennis Federation (2008-03-31). "Olympic Tripartite Invitation places announced". Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Easy wins for Federer and Nadal". BBC Sport. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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