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Daniel Orsanic (Croatian: Daniel Oršanić, pronounced [dǎniel ǒrʃanitɕ]; born 11 June 1968)[1] is a former professional tennis player from Argentina. He is currently captain of the Argentina Davis Cup team.

Daniel Orsanic
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1968-06-11) 11 June 1968 (age 51)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2003
Prize moneyUS$ 1,000,200
Singles
Career record14–31
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 107 (15 November 1993)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1994)
French Open1R (1992)
Wimbledon1R (1991, 1993)
Doubles
Career record145–170
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 24 (11 May 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
French OpenSF (1997, 2000)
Wimbledon2R (2001)
US Open3R (2000)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon2R (1997, 2002)

Playing careerEdit

Orsanic was a left-hander with a double handed backhand. He was primarily a doubles specialist with his best tournament results in singles reaching three quarterfinals in 1993 at Buenos Aires and twice in 1994 at Birmingham, Alabama and Båstad.

In doubles Orsanic won eight titles and was a finalist on seven occasions all of these performances were on clay. 1998 was his most successful year with two titles at Majorca and Kitzbühel and a finalist in Palermo, Mexico City, and Gstaad. His last title came in 2001 Palermo with Spaniard Tomás Carbonell. Orsanic retired as an active player at the end of the 2003 season.

Coaching careerEdit

Orsanic was the former coach to Peruvian Luis Horna.[2] He was also the team captain for Argentina when they won the 2007 World Team Cup in Düsseldorf. Orsanic was the former coach of José Acasuso, they separated before Roland Garros.[3] He is now working with the Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (8 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1993 San Marino Clay   Olli Rahnasto   Juan Garat
  Roberto Saad
6–4, 1–6, 6–3
Win 2. 1994 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Jan Siemerink   David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
6–4, 6–2
Loss 1. 1997 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Hendrik Jan Davids   Luis Lobo
  Javier Sánchez
5–7, 5–7
Loss 2. 1997 Palermo, Italy Clay   Hendrik Jan Davids   Andrew Kratzmann
  Libor Pimek
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Win 3. 1997 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Nicolás Lapentti   Luis Herrera
  Mariano Sánchez
4–6, 6–3, 7–6
Loss 3. 1998 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Cyril Suk   Gustavo Kuerten
  Fernando Meligeni
4–6, 5–7
Win 4. 1998 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Tom Kempers   Joshua Eagle
  Mark Kratzmann
6–3, 6–4
Win 5. 1998 Majorca, Spain Clay   Pablo Albano   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
7–6, 6–3
Loss 4. 1998 Palermo, Italy Clay   Pablo Albano   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
4–6, 6–7
Loss 5. 1998 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   David Roditi   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
4–6, 2–6
Win 6. 1999 Munich, Germany Clay   Mariano Puerta   Massimo Bertolini
  Cristian Brandi
7–6, 3–6, 7–6
Win 7. 1999 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Jaime Oncins   Aleksandar Kitinov
  Jack Waite
6–2, 6–1
Loss 6. 2001 Munich, Germany Clay   Jaime Oncins   Petr Luxa
  Radek Štěpánek
7–5, 2–6, 6–7
Loss 7. 2001 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay   Jaime Oncins   Petr Pála
  David Rikl
3–6, 7–5, 5–7
Win 8. 2001 Palermo, Italy Clay   Tomás Carbonell   Enzo Artoni
  Emilio Benfele Álvarez
6–2, 2–6, 6–2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.croatiaweek.com/davis-cup-final-argentinas-captain-talks-about-his-croatian-roots
  2. ^ "Old Luis Horna profile" (in French). Sports Voila. 28 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Coria vuelve a Roland Garros" (in Spanish). La Nación. 28 May 2008.

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