Andrea Gaudenzi

Andrea Gaudenzi (Italian pronunciation: [anˈdrɛːa ɡauˈdɛntsi]; born 30 July 1973) is an Italian former tennis player and the current chairman of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

Andrea Gaudenzi
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceLondon, UK
Born (1973-07-30) 30 July 1973 (age 47)
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, and turned professional in 1990 after becoming Junior World Champion by winning both the French Open and US Open junior titles. He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 18 in 1995.

He has victories over Roger Federer in 2002 Rome, Pete Sampras in the 2002 French Open, Jim Courier in the 1994 US Open as well as Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Muster, Michael Stich and Yevgeny Kafelnikov. He represented Italy at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he was defeated in the third round by the eventual champion Andre Agassi, and reached the Davis Cup Final in 1998, semifinals in 1995 and 1996, playing both singles and doubles. He won three ATP Tour titles and six finals, and he reached the semifinals in the Monte Carlo Master Series in 1995, losing to Thomas Muster.

Gaudenzi graduated in law from University of Bologna and obtained an MBA with Honors at IUM.[citation needed]

He currently serves as Executive Chairman of the ATP Tour, the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour, and is a board member of ATP Media.[citation needed]

Previously, he was a partner and Chief Revenues Officer at Musixmatch, a music data company, and also co-founded and was CMO at Soldo, a financial services company.[citation needed]

Career finalsEdit

Singles (3 wins, 6 losses)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1994 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Alberto Berasategui 5–7, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 0–2 Feb 1995 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Wayne Ferreira 3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Aug 1995 San Marino Clay   Thomas Muster 2–6, 0–6
Loss 0–4 Apr 1996 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Thomas Muster 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss 0–5 Sep 1997 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Richard Fromberg 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 1–5 Mar 1998 Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Álex Calatrava 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Loss 1–6 Jul 1998 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Albert Costa 2–6, 6–1, 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win 2–6 May 2001 St. Poelten, Austria Clay   Markus Hipfl 6–0, 7–5
Win 3–6 Jul 2001 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Bohdan Ulihrach 7–5, 6–3

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