Andreas Vinciguerra

Andreas Vinciguerra (Italian pronunciation: [anˌdreːaz vintʃiˈɡwɛrra]; born 19 February 1981) is a tennis player from Sweden, who turned professional in 1998. He won 1 singles title in Copenhagen; reached the semi-finals of the 2001 Rome Masters and 2001 Paris Masters; and attained a career-high singles ranking of World No. 33 in November 2001.

Andreas Vinciguerra
Country (sports) Sweden
ResidenceMalmö, Sweden
Born (1981-02-19) 19 February 1981 (age 39)
Malmö, Sweden
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1998
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,371,733
Career record87–102
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 33 (5 November 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2001)
French Open2R (2001)
Wimbledon2R (2000, 2001)
US Open2R (2003)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Career record11–22
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 261 (19 February 2001)

Tennis careerEdit

Vinciguerra is of Italian origin on his father's side.

Junior careerEdit

As a junior Vinciguerra reached as high as No. 6 in the world in 1998.

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: F (1998)
French Open: SF (1998)
Wimbledon: -
US Open: 1R (1998)

Pro careerEdit

He experienced significant problems with a back injury, but in 2006 made a comeback, which has seen him edge towards the top 100 in the ATP rankings.

Has played 9 Davis Cup matches in singles, and won 3 of them.

In the 2009 World Group Playoffs in March 2009, Sweden faced Israel in Vinciguerra's hometown. Dudi Sela first defeated Vinciguerra 11–9 in the fifth. Harel Levy then beat Vinciguerra in the decisive final match in a marathon 3-hour, 44 minutes, 8–6 in the fifth, to lead the Israeli team to a come-from-behind 3–2 victory over the 7-time Davis Cup champion Swedes at Baltic Hall in Malmö, Sweden, and allow Israel to advance in the 2009 Davis Cup.[1]

After the Davis Cup, Vinciguerra decided to continue playing and reached in his first tournament of the year the final at the Rome Challenger. He then received a Wild Card to the Swedish Open where he made it to the semifinals.

Singles finalsEdit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–3)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Jul 1999 Båstad, Sweden Clay (o)   Juan Antonio Marín 4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 2. Mar 2000 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i)   Magnus Larsson 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Loss 3. Jul 2000 Båstad, Sweden Clay (o)   Magnus Norman 1–6, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 4. Feb 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i)   Tim Henman 3–6, 4–6


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