Óscar Martínez (tennis)

Óscar Martínez Diéguez (born 9 March 1974) is a former professional tennis player from Spain and now a coach.[1]

Óscar Martínez
Country (sports)Spain Spain
Born (1974-03-09) 9 March 1974 (age 47)
Valencia, Spain
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1992
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$240,000
Singles
Career record19-27
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 68 (10 Apr 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1995)
Wimbledon1R (1995)

CareerEdit

Martinez made his debut on the ATP Tour at the 1994 Casablanca Open, where he defeated two top 100 players, Carl-Uwe Steeb and Franco Davín, en route to a quarter-final appearance. He was runner-up in the 1994 Athens International, beating the second and third seeds, before losing the final to Alberto Berasategui. The Spaniard also reached the quarter-finals in Prague that year.[2]

In 1995, Martinez was a quarter-finalist in Mexico City. He had a win that year over world number 13 Alberto Berasategui in Stuttgart's Mercedes Cup and appeared in two Grand Slam tournaments. In the 1995 French Open he was beaten in the first round by Daniel Vacek and in Wimbledon he lost again in the opening round, to Stefan Edberg.[3]

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1994 Athens, Greece Clay   Alberto Berasategui 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 Neu-Ulm, Germany Clay   Václav Roubíček 6–1, 6–1
2. 1995 Agadir, Morocco Clay   Bohdan Ulihrach 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
3. 1996 Salinas, Ecuador Hard   Luis Adrian Morejon 6–2, 6–7, 6–3

ReferencesEdit