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Andres Schneiter (born 8 April 1976), nicknamed 'El Gringo', due to his blond hair and blue eyed complexion, is a former professional tennis player from Argentina and works as a coach on ATP tour. His career-high ATP Entry singles ranking was No.219 in 1998 and No. 62 in doubles in 2003.

Andres Schneiter
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1976-04-08) 8 April 1976 (age 43)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Turned pro1994
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$217,041
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 219 (21 September 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQ2 (1998, 1999)
Career record24–40
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 62 (31 March 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2001, 2002, 2003)
French Open3R (2002)
Wimbledon1R (2001, 2002, 2003)
US Open2R (2001)
Mixed doubles
Career record0–4
Career titles0
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2003)
Wimbledon1R (2001, 2002, 2003)

Playing careerEdit

On the futures tour, Schneiter won four singles titles, three on clay and the other on carpet.

He was a doubles specialist who won two doubles titles with Sergio Roitman at Amsterdam in 2000 and at Umag in 2001. Schneiter was a runner up at Bucharest in 2002 with Emilio Benfele Álvarez. His best Grand Slam doubles result was reaching the third round of the French Open with Sergio Roitman. Schneiter retired in 2004.

Coaching careerEdit

Schneiter was the former coach of Mariano Puerta [1] and was his coach when Puerta reached the 2005 French Open final, where Puerta tested positive for drugs.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (2 titles)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jul 2000 Amsterdam, Netherlands Clay   Sergio Roitman   Edwin Kempes
  Dennis van Scheppingen
4–6, 6–4, 6–1
Win 2. Jul 2001 Umag, Croatia Clay   Sergio Roitman   Ivan Ljubičić
  Lovro Zovko
6–2, 7–5


  1. ^ "Carga con el peso de otros" (in Spanish). ESPN Deportes. 2009-06-19.

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