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Andrea Gaudenzi (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa ɡauˈdɛntsi]); born 30 July 1973 is a former tennis player from Italy, who turned professional in 1990 after becoming Junior World Champion winning both Roland Garros and US Open.

Andrea Gaudenzi
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceMontecarlo, Monaco
Born (1973-07-30) 30 July 1973 (age 46)
Faenza, Italy
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,063,479
Singles
Career record219–231
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 18 (27 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon2R (1996)
US Open3R (1994)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record86–113
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 59 (3 February 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996, 1997)
US Open3R (1996)

Gaudenzi was born in Faenza, Italy, reached his career-high ATP singles ranking in February 1995, when he became World No. 18. He has victories over Roger Federer in 2002 Rome, Pete Sampras in the first round of the 2002 French Open, Jim Courier in the US Open 1994 and Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Muster, Michael Stich, Yevgeny Kafelnikov. A right-hander, he represented his native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he was defeated in the third round by the eventual winner, Andre Agassi and reached the Davis Cup Final in 1998, semifinals in 1995 and 1996, playing both singles and doubles. Great clay court player, very consistent on this surface. He won 3 ATP Tour Titles and 6 Finals. Also reached the semi-final in the Monte Carlo Master Series in 1995, losing to Thomas Muster.

Gaudenzi graduated in law from University of Bologna and obtained an MBA at IUM. He currently serves as ATP Media board member and Chief Revenues Officer at Musixmatch, the leading music data & lyrics platform destination based in Bologna, London and San Francisco. He also co-founded Soldo, an innovative startup in the fintech industry and is a partner in AI Labs, an R&D Lab focused on Artificial Intelligence research and deployment.


Career finalsEdit

Singles (3 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jul 1994 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Alberto Berasategui 5–7, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 2. Feb 1995 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Wayne Ferreira 3–6, 3–6
Loss 3. Aug 1995 San Marino Clay   Thomas Muster 2–6, 0–6
Loss 4. Apr 1996 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Thomas Muster 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss 5. Sep 1997 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Richard Fromberg 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 1. Mar 1998 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Álex Calatrava 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Loss 6. Jul 1998 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Albert Costa 2–6, 6–1, 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win 2. May 2001 St. Poelten, Austria Clay   Markus Hipfl 6–0, 7–5
Win 3. Jul 2001 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Bohdan Ulihrach 7–5, 6–3

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