Open main menu

Ángel Giménez (born 10 October 1955) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.[1]

Ángel Giménez
Tenniskampioenschappen Melkhuisje, Gimenez in aktie, Bestanddeelnr 928-6927.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
Born (1955-10-10) 10 October 1955 (age 63)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record82–107
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 42 (31 December 1978)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1981)
Wimbledon2R (1981)
Doubles
Career record45–94
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 145 (3 January 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1981)

Contents

CareerEdit

Giménez twice made the second round in the singles draw of a Grand Slam draw, both times in 1981. At the French Open he defeated Bolivian Mario Martinez, before losing to Paul Torre. Then at Wimbledon that year he had a win over Jörgen Windahl and was then beaten by Andrew Pattison in five sets. His best doubles performance came in the 1981 French Open, when he and Ricardo Cano reached the third round.[2] He never competed in the Australian Open or US Open.

He won two titles on the Grand Prix tennis circuit, at Vienna in 1980 and then the British Hard Court Championships later that year. As a doubles player he reached three finals, but lost them all. He had one of the best wins of his career in 1981 when he defeated Vitas Gerulaitis at Hamburg.[3]

In the Davis Cup, Giménez took part in seven ties for Spain, from 1976 to 1982. The Spaniard won six of his 10 rubbers, two in singles and four in doubles.[4]

As a coach he has worked with many players, including Gabriela Sabatini,[5] Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Daniela Hantuchová. He now works at the Academia Sanchez-Casal in Barcelona, Spain.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 1980 Vienna, Austria Clay   Tomáš Šmíd 1–6, 1–1 ret.
Winner 2. 1980 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay   Shlomo Glickstein 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 1982 Bournemouth, Great Britain Clay   Manuel Orantes 2–6, 0–6

Doubles: 3 (0–3)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 1981 Mar del Plata, Argentina Clay   Jairo Velasco, Sr.   David Carter
  Paul Kronk
7–6, 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 2. 1982 Viña Del Mar, Chile Clay   Guillermo Aubone   Manuel Orantes
  Raúl Ramírez
Default
Runner-up 3. 1982 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Manuel Orantes   Hans Kary
  Zoltan Kuharszky
5–7, 2–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "El tenista español Angel Giménez" (in Spanish). El País. 5 February 1982.
  2. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  3. ^ ATP World Tour Profile
  4. ^ Davis Cup Profile
  5. ^ Gabriela Sabatini "Tenía como coach primero a Ángel Giménez y luego, en la etapa de los.."

External linksEdit