Torneo Tenis Playa

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Torneo Tenis Playa
Tournament information
Founded 1971
Location Luanco
Spain
Venue Playa de La Ribera
Surface Sand beach
Website Official Page

The Torneo Tenis Playa, also named as Trofeo Juan Avendaño is an exhibition tennis tournament played annually in La Ribera beach in Luanco, Asturias, Spain.

It is the only tennis tournament in the world organized over the sand of a beach, during the low tide of the sea. On the beach, are installed stands for 2,000 seats.

History[edit]

The first tournament was played in 1971, by initiative of a group of friends who didn't have any court to play in the town. In 1973, Juan Avendaño played his first tournament and since that year, it grows in popularity. In 1995, the tournament is re-organized thank to Avendaño and professional players start to play it.

The tournament is played between July and August, when the low tide comes in the night. In 2006, the Torneo Tenis Playa is declared as tourist interest activity and it is broadcast on TV by Asturian TPA.

In 2014, the board of the Torneo Tenis Playa did not reach any agreement for the organization of the tournament and it was not played.[1] This agreement arrived in January 2015, and it was announced the tournament would be recovered for July 2015,[2][3] but finally the tournament did not take place.

Tournament winners[edit]

Feliciano López, before the final of the 2005 edition.
Year Winner Runner-up Score
1971 Spain José A. Fernández Badalla Spain Francisco Artime
1972 Spain Francisco Artime Spain Chema Ayala
1973 Spain Jacinto Aramendi Spain Luis García Sanz
1974 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Guillermo Ocio
1975 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Horacio Arias
1976 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Rufino Orejas
1977 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Luis Orejas
1978 Spain Juan Manuel Hidalgo Spain Juan Avendaño
1979 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Carlos Landó
1980 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Juan Manuel Hidalgo
1981 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Miguel Mir
1982 Chile Jaime Fillol Spain Miguel Mir
1983 Spain Juan Avendaño Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea
1984 Spain Juan Avendaño Spain Javier Soler
1985 Spain Sergio Casal Spain Juan Avendaño
No tournament between 1986 and 1994
1995 Spain Francisco Clavet Spain Carlos Moyá
1996 Spain Francisco Clavet Spain Carlos Moyá
1997 Spain Félix Mantilla Spain Albert Portas 6–1, 6–3
1998 Spain Àlex Corretja Spain Alberto Martín
1999 Spain Carlos Moyá Spain Fernando Vicente 6–3, 7–6
2000 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Spain Alberto Berasategui 6–4, 6–3
2001 Spain Albert Portas Spain Francisco Clavet 6–2, 6–2
2002 Spain Francisco Clavet France Cédric Pioline 6–3, 6–4
2003 Morocco Younes El Aynaoui Spain Alberto Martín 6–3, 6–3
2004 Spain Alberto Martín Spain Àlex Corretja 6–1, 6–3
2005 Spain Fernando Verdasco Spain Feliciano López 7–5, 7–5
2006 Argentina Guillermo Cañas Spain Nicolás Almagro 7–6, 6–7, [7–5]
2007 Spain Feliciano López Spain Félix Mantilla 7–6, 3–6, 7–6
2008 Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero Spain Carlos Moyá 7–6, 6–4
2009 Spain David Ferrer Argentina Guillermo Cañas 10–9(7–5)
2010 Spain Nicolás Almagro Spain David Ferrer 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
2011 Spain Albert Montañés Spain Carlos Moyá 1–6, 6–3, 6–2
2012 Spain Albert Ramos Spain Daniel Muñoz 7–6(7–4), 7–5
2013 Spain Tommy Robredo Spain Nicolás Almagro 6–4, 7–6(7–3)

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