Emilio Montaño (born 18 December 1953) is a former professional tennis player from Mexico.

Emilio Montaño
Full nameEmilio Montaño
Country (sports) Mexico
Born (1953-12-18) 18 December 1953 (age 70)
Mexico City, Mexico
Career record18–47
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 120 (2 July 1977)
Grand Slam singles results
French Open2R (1977)
Wimbledon1R (1977)
Career record29–45
Career titles1
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open2R (1973, 1977, 1980)
Wimbledon2R (1976)
US Open1R (1977)



Montaño, who won the Junior Orange Bowl in 1967, was Guillermo Vilas's opponent when the Argentine won the Under-16s Orange Bowl title in 1968.[1]

He attended Rice University in the early 1970s and played for a highly ranked collegiate tennis team which included Harold Solomon.[2]

Following college, Montaño competed professionally on the Grand Prix and WCT circuits. His best singles performances at Grand Prix tournaments were quarter-final appearances at Hong Kong in 1976 and South Orange in 1979. As a doubles player he won a Grand Prix title at Bogotá in 1979, with local player Jairo Velasco.[3]

In Grand Slam competition he made the second round of the singles once, at the 1977 French Open. He defeated Werner Zirngibl in the first round, only dropping five games, but was unable to get past his second round opponent Brian Fairlie.[4]

He also represented the Mexico Davis Cup team, in a total of six matches, which included a 1976 tie against the United States in Tucson.[5] In 1979 he won a five-set reverse singles match against Canada's Robert Bettauer which secured a tie for Mexico.[6]

Grand Prix career finals


Doubles: 1 (1–0)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 1979 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Jairo Velasco   Bruce Nichols
  Charles Owens
6–2, 6–4

See also



  1. ^ "Ranking Junior Wins Net Title In Orange Bowl". The Kansas City Times. 30 December 1968. p. 19. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  2. ^ Smith, Eileen (26 May 1978). "Country Club Tournament Begins Today". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. p. C1. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Bogota - 12 November - 18 November 1979". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Paris (AP)". San Antonio Express. 28 May 1977. p. 27. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  5. ^ "US Captain Predicts Davis Cup Win In Tucson". Kingman Daily Miner. 17 December 1976. p. 11. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Cawley Victorious In Oldsmar Event". Ocala Star-Banner. 29 October 1979. p. 4B. Retrieved 2 January 2016.