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) since January 2020.[1]

Andrea Gaudenzi
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Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceLondon, United Kingdom
Born (1973-07-30) 30 July 1973 (age 49)
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, 2001)
US Open3R (1996)
Last updated on: 9 January 2022.

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]

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1990 French Open Clay   Thomas Enqvist 2–6, 7–6, 6–4
Win 1990 US Open Hard   Mikael Tillstrom 6–2, 4–6, 7–6


ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (3 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

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

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP World Series (1–3)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1–4)
Indoors (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 1995 Barcelona, Spain Championship Series Clay   Goran Ivanišević   Trevor Kronemann
  David Macpherson
2–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Feb 1996 Milan, Italy Championship Series Carpet   Goran Ivanišević   Jakob Hlasek
  Guy Forget
6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–2 Apr 1997 Estoril, Portugal World Series Clay   Filippo Messori   Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
2–6, 2–6
Win 2–2 Mar 1998 Casablanca, Morocco World Series Clay   Diego Nargiso   Cristian Brandi
  Filippo Messori
6–4, 7–6
Loss 2–3 May 2000 Sankt Pölten, Austria World Series Clay   Diego Nargiso   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Andrew Kratzmann
6–7(10–12), 7–6(7–2), 4–6
Loss 2–4 Jul 2000 Båstad, Sweden World Series Clay   Diego Nargiso   Nicklas Kulti
  Mikael Tillström
6–4, 2–6, 3–6


ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 12 (9–3)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (9–3)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (9–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jan 1993 Bangalore, India Challenger Clay   Srinivasan Vasudevan 6–1, 6–4
Win 2–0 Aug 1993 Poznań, Poland Challenger Clay   Milen Velev 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Win 3–0 Apr 1994 Monte Carlo, Monaco Challenger Clay   Gerard Solves 6–2, 6–1
Win 4–0 Sep 1995 Prostějov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Jiří Novák 6–4, 6–3
Loss 4–1 Jul 1997 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay   Davide Sanguinetti 6–4, 6–7, 3–6
Loss 4–2 Jul 1997 Contrexéville, France Challenger Clay   Julian Alonso 4–6, 3–6
Win 5–2 Aug 1997 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay   Alberto Martín 6–2, 6–1
Loss 5–3 Sep 1997 Edinburgh, United Kingdom Challenger Clay   Dinu-Mihai Pescariu 6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Win 6–3 Jun 1999 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay   Julien Boutter 6–1, 6–4
Win 7–3 Apr 2000 Cagliari, Italy Challenger Clay   Martin Rodriguez 2–6, 7–5, 6–2
Win 8–3 Apr 2000 Maia, Portugal Challenger Clay   Juan Ignacio Chela 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
Win 9–3 Jun 2001 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Younes El Aynaoui 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–4


Doubles: 5 (1–4)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger (1–4)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 1993 Ostend, Belgium Challenger Clay   Jean-Philippe Fleurian   Stephen Noteboom
  Jack Waite
7–6, 1–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 1997 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay   Georg Blumauer   Juan-Ignacio Carrasco
  Jordi Mas-Rodriguez
2–6, 6–7
Loss 0–3 Apr 2000 Cagliari, Italy Challenger Clay   Diego Nargiso   Tomas Cibulec
  Leos Friedl
1–6, 6–3, 5–7
Loss 0–4 Jul 2000 Venice, Italy Challenger Clay   Diego Nargiso   Julian Alonso
  Aleksandar Kitinov
6–7(3–7), 5–7
Win 1–4 Jun 2001 Prostějov, Czech Republic Challenger Clay   Sander Groen   Devin Bowen
  Mariano Hood
7–6(8–6), 6–4

Performance timelinesEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R A 1R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 9 5–9 36%
French Open Q2 4R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R A 3R Q2 0 / 8 10–8 56%
Wimbledon A 1R 1R 2R A A A 1R A 1R A 0 / 5 1–5 17%
US Open A 3R 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 4–8 33%
Win–loss 0–0 6–4 1–4 3–4 0–2 3–3 2–2 1–4 1–2 3–4 0–1 0 / 30 20–30 40%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held 3R Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 2–1 67%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R A Q1 1R 1R A 0 / 7 3–7 30%
Miami A A A 2R 1R A A Q1 A 2R A 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Monte Carlo A 3R SF 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R Q2 2R Q1 0 / 8 10–8 56%
Hamburg A A QF A A 1R A Q1 Q1 A A 0 / 2 3–2 60%
Rome 2R QF 2R QF 1R 1R 3R 1R Q2 2R 1R 0 / 10 11–10 52%
Canada A A A 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Cincinnati A 1R A A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Paris A 1R 2R A A A A A Q1 A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Stuttgart A A A A A A A Q1 Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–loss 1–1 6–5 9–5 5–5 1–4 2–4 2–2 1–3 0–1 3–4 0–1 0 / 35 30–35 46%

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
French Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
US Open A A A A A A 3R A A A 2R 1R A 0 / 3 3–3 50%
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 0–0 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Miami A A A A A A 1R 2R A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Monte Carlo A A A A A QF 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R A 0 / 7 5–7 42%
Hamburg A A A A A Q2 A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Rome 1R A A Q2 1R QF 2R 1R A A 2R A 1R 0 / 7 4–7 36%
Canada A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Paris A A A A A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–3 3–5 1–3 0–1 2–1 1–3 0–1 0–1 0 / 20 11–20 35%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gaudenzi Reflects On Unprecedented 12 Months & What Lies Ahead". ATPTour. 11 February 2022. Retrieved 11 February 2022.

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