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Alberto César Mancini (born 20 May 1969) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina. He won three top-level singles titles and four tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 8 in singles and No. 79 in doubles (both in 1989). His career prize-money totalled $1,543,120.

Alberto Mancini
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceRosario, Argentina
Born (1969-05-20) 20 May 1969 (age 50)
Misiones, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1987
Retired1994
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,535,520
Singles
Career record134–132
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 8 (9 October 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
French OpenQF (1989)
US Open4R (1989)
Doubles
Career record34–32
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 79 (7 August 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1988, 1990)

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Player careerEdit

Mancini turned professional in 1987. In 1988, he won his first top-level singles title at Bologna, and his first tour doubles title at St. Vincent.

Mancini won the two most significant titles of his career in 1989. In April that year he won the Monte Carlo Open, defeating Boris Becker in the final 7–5, 2–6, 7–6, 7–5. In May he won the Italian Open, beating Andre Agassi in the final 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–1, saving match point in the fourth set. Both events were part of the Grand Prix Championship Series. Mancini also reached the quarter-finals of the 1989 French Open, his career-best performance at a Grand Slam event. He defeated Simon Youl, Martín Jaite, Paul Haarhuis and Jakob Hlasek before losing to Stefan Edberg.

Mancini reached the final of the Italian Open again in 1991, but was forced to retire during the final against Emilio Sánchez with the score at 6–3, 6–1, 3–0. The last major final of Mancini's career was at the Lipton International players Championships in Florida in 1992, where he lost to Michael Chang 7–5, 7–5.

Mancini, a competitor at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, retired from the professional tour in 1994.

Coaching careerEdit

In February 2003, Mancini became the coach of Guillermo Coria. Under Mancini's guidance, Coria won the tournaments at 2003 Hamburg, 2003 Stuttgart, 2003 Kitzbühel, 2003 Sopot and 2003 Basel, as well as reaching the final of 2003 Monte Carlo, the semi finals of the 2003 French Open, and the quarter finals of the 2003 US Open. Coria finished 2003 as world number 5. Despite these successes, Coria surprisingly decided to part ways with Mancini in February 2004, soon after an upset first round loss at the 2004 Australian Open.

Mancini went on to become captain of the Argentina Davis Cup team, and led Argentina to the Davis Cup final in both 2006 and 2008. However, Argentina lost both finals. Mancini resigned his position as captain of the team after losing in Argentina to Spain in the 2008 Davis Cup final.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (3 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
Grand Prix Championship Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 6 June 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay   Emilio Sánchez 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2. 24 April 1989 Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco Clay   Boris Becker 7–5, 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
Win 3. 15 May 1989 Rome Masters, Italy Clay   Andre Agassi 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–1
Loss 1. 13 May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay   Emilio Sánchez 3–6, 1–6, 0–3, retired
Loss 2. 8 July 1991 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Magnus Gustafsson 1–6, 2–6
Loss 3. 15 July 1991 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Michael Stich 6–1, 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 2–6
Loss 4. 13 March 1992 Miami, United States Hard   Michael Chang 5–7, 5–7
Loss 5. 20 July 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Pete Sampras 3–6, 5–7, 3–6

Doubles titles (4)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. 7 August 1988 Saint-Vincent, Italy Clay   Christian Miniussi   Paolo Canè
  Balázs Taróczy
6–4 5–7 6–3
2. 10 July 1989 Boston, United States Clay   Andrés Gómez   Todd Nelson
  Phillip Williamson
7–6 6–2
3. 11 September 1989 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Andrés Gómez   Mansour Bahrami
  Guillermo Pérez Roldán
6–3 7–5
4. 16 April 1990 Nice, France Clay   Yannick Noah   Marcelo Filippini
  Horst Skoff
6–4 7–6

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