Alberto Tous (born 3 August 1962) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.[1]

Alberto Tous
Country (sports)Spain Spain
ResidenceBarcelona
Born (1962-08-03) 3 August 1962 (age 57)
Palma, Spain
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$200,221
Singles
Career record40–61
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 52 (10 August 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1983, 1988, 1989)
Wimbledon1R (1983)
Doubles
Career record40–62
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 36 (15 June 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French OpenSF (1987)
Mixed doubles
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open3R (1988)

CareerEdit

Born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Tous was the top ranked Spanish junior in 1979, for the under 18s.[2] He made the final of the boys' singles event at the 1980 French Open, which he lost to Henri Leconte.[2]

He reached the quarter-finals at Madrid in 1983 and made two Grand Slam appearances that year.[2] In the French Open to lost to John McEnroe in the second round, after securing his first Grand Slam win, over Givaldo Barbosa.[2] He lost in the opening round at Wimbledon to Brad Drewett.[2] The Spaniard also took part in a Davis Cup tie for his country that year, against Yugoslavia. With Yugoslavia having already secured the tie, Tous played and won a dead rubber, against Goran Prpić.[3]

In 1984, he was beaten in the first round at the French Open, by Martín Jaite.[2] His best result of the year came in Bari, where he reached the quarter-finals.[2]

He made two Grand Prix finals in 1985, at Madrid and Bologna, both in the doubles.[2] As a singles player he did well in Bologna, making the semi-finals.[2] He was unable to progress part the opening round of the 1985 French Open, losing to Tomáš Šmíd.[2]

Tous had his most notable performance in the 1987 French Open, where he reached the semi-finals of the men's doubles, with José López-Maeso.[2] They lost their semi-final in five sets, to eventual champions Anders Järryd and Robert Seguso.[2]

In 1988, he reached the second round of the French Open, beating Ramesh Krishnan, then losing to Slobodan Živojinović.[2] He also made quarter-finals at Madrid and Forest Hills that year.[2]

Tous competed with Catherine Tanvier in the mixed doubles at the 1989 French Open.[2] The pair made it to the round of 16.[2] In the singles, the Spaniard defeated Tom Nijssen in the first round.[2] He was eliminated in the second round by Carl-Uwe Steeb.[2]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (0–2)Edit

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 1985 Madrid, Spain Clay   Jorge Bardou   Givaldo Barbosa
  Ivan Kley
6–7, 4–6
Loss 0–2 1985 Bologna, Italy Clay   Jordi Arrese   Paolo Canè
  Simone Colombo
5–7, 4–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1984 Agadir, Morocco Clay   Bernard Boileau 6–1, 6–0
2. 1987 Cairo, Egypt Clay   David de Miguel 6–2, 6–3
3. 1987 Waiblingen, West Germany Clay   Roland Stadler W/O

Doubles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1982 Brussels, Belgium Clay   Raúl Viver   David Graham
  Laurie Warder
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
2. 1987 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   José López-Maeso   Massimo Cierro
  Alessandro de Minicis
7–6, 6–2

ReferencesEdit