Thierry Guardiola

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Thierry Guardiola
Country (sports) France France
Residence Paris
Born (1971-08-07) 7 August 1971 (age 46)
Toulouse, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 1989
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $525,936
Career record 13–46
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 106 (19 June 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1995)
French Open 2R (1992, 1995)
US Open 1R (2000)
Career record 0–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 375 (13 July 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1993, 1995, 2000)

Thierry Guardiola (born 7 August 1971) is a former professional tennis player from France.[1]


Guardiola, aged 15, broke a thigh bone playing in the juniors and was told that he would never play tennis again. He however went on to win the Under-18 French National Championships in 1989.[2]

In 1994 he upset world number 11 Magnus Gustafsson at the Philips Open in Nice, en route to the quarter-finals, where he lost to Slava Doseděl.[2] The biggest win however was over four-time Grand Slam champion Jim Courier in the first round of the 1995 Italian Open, one of that year's ATP Super 9 tournaments.[2] The Frenchman was a quarter-finalist on one further occasion during his tour career, in the Marseille Open 13.[2]

His first three Grand Slam appearances were all in his home event, the French Open, where he made the second round in 1992 and lost five set opening round matches in 1994 and 1995, to Bernd Karbacher and rising star Yevgeny Kafelnikov.[2] Guardiola reached the second round of the 1995 Australian Open, defeating Jason Stoltenberg, the world number 20.[2] He managed to make the second round again in the 1995 French Open but never won another Grand Slam match.[2] In his remaining three Grand Slams he had the misfortune of having to start the tournaments against two third seeds (Thomas Muster and Magnus Norman) and at the 2000 US Open had to play eventual champion Marat Safin.[2]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1993 Rome, Italy Clay France Jean-Philippe Fleurian 6–4, 6–2
2. 1994 Cherbourg, France Carpet France Lionel Roux 6–4, 6–4