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Carlos Gattiker (6 June 1956 – 19 May 2010) was a professional tennis player from Argentina.[1]

Carlos Gattiker
Country (sports)Argentina Argentina
Born(1956-06-06)6 June 1956
Buenos Aires,
Argentina
Died19 May 2010(2010-05-19) (aged 53)
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$121,831
Singles
Career record2–25
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 89 (26 Dec 1979)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1980, 1981, 1983)
Wimbledon1R (1980)
Doubles
Career record23–40
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 110 (9 Jul 1984)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1980, 1981, 1984)
Wimbledon1R (1980)
US Open1R (1979)

CareerEdit

Gattiker made four Grand Prix doubles semi-finals during his career, at Buenos Aires in 1977, Indianapolis in 1980, Kitzbuhel in 1981 and Bahia in 1983.[2] His partner in Kitzbuhel was his brother Alejandro Gattiker.[2]

He also partnered his brother at Grand Slam level.[2] One of their three Grand Slam appearances together was at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships, where they lost a five-set match to another pair of brothers, John and Tony Lloyd.[2] Gattiker played in five further Grand Slam tournaments, as either a singles of doubles player, but was never able to progress past the first round.[2]

The Argentinian represented his country in a 1980 Davis Cup tie against the United States. He and Ricardo Cano took part in the doubles rubber, which they lost to Peter Fleming and John McEnroe.[3]

Post-retirementEdit

After retiring, Gattiker turned to coaching. Gattiker worked mostly with players from Argentina, including Pablo Albano and Luis Lobo, but also coached Morocco's Karim Alami. He died in 2010 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which he had been suffering for 12 years.[4]

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1979 Ribeirão Preto, Brazil Clay   Carlos Kirmayr 6–4, 2–6, 6–2

Doubles: (5)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1980 Cuneo, Italy Clay   Ricardo Cano   Mario Martinez
  Pedro Rebolledo
4–6, 7–6, 6–2
2. 1981 Galatina, Italy Clay   Patrizio Parrini   Roberto Carruthers
  Fernando Dalla-Fontana
6–4, 5–7, 7–5
3. 1983 Le Touquet, France Clay   Alejandro Gattiker   Tarik Benhabiles
  Jean-Louis Haillet
7–6, 6–2
4. 1983 Messina, Italy Clay   Alejandro Gattiker   Juan Aguilera
  Pablo Arraya
7–5, 6–2
5. 1984 Vina Del Mar, Chile Clay   Gustavo Tiberti   Hans Gildemeister
  Belus Prajoux
6–4, 5–7, 6–3

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