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Emilio Ángel Sánchez Vicario (born 29 May 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He won three Grand Slam doubles titles and the men's doubles silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. He is the brother of multiple Grand Slam winner Arantxa, with whom he teamed up to win the 1990 Hopman Cup. Sanchez since retiring captained his nation to Davis Cup success in 2008. In 2012 Sanchez was a tournament director for two wheelchair tennis events.[1]

Emilio Sánchez
Emilio Sanchez Roland Garros 2012.JPG
Emilio Sánchez in 2012
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1965-05-29) 29 May 1965 (age 54)
Madrid, Spain
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1998
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$5,339,395
Singles
Career record431–291
Career titles15
Highest rankingNo. 7 (30 April 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1992)
French OpenQF (1988)
Wimbledon4R (1987)
US OpenQF (1988)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (1990)
Olympic GamesQF (1992)
Doubles
Career record532–273
Career titles50
Highest rankingNo. 1 (3 April 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996)
French OpenW (1988, 1990)
WimbledonF (1987)
US OpenW (1988)
Olympic GamesSilver medal.svg Silver Medal (1988)
Mixed doubles
Career titles2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW(1987)
WimbledonSF (1986)
US OpenW (1987)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (1987)
Hopman CupW (1990)

CareerEdit

Playing careerEdit

Born in Madrid, Spain, Sánchez turned professional in 1984 and won his first top-level singles title in Nice, France in 1986. He won 15 singles titles during his career, including the Italian Open (Tennis Masters Series event) in 1991. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7.

In men's doubles, Sánchez captured 50 men's doubles titles, including three at Grand Slam events. In 1988, he won the men's doubles titles at both the French Open (with Andrés Gómez) and the US Open (with Sergio Casal). He won the French Open title again (with Casal) in 1990. Sánchez and Casal were also the men's doubles runners-up at Wimbledon in 1987, and the pair won the silver medal for Spain at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. Sánchez was ranked World No. 1 in men's doubles in 1989.

Sánchez won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in 1987, at the French Open (with Pam Shriver) and the US Open (with Martina Navratilova).

Sánchez often played for Spain in international team events. He was a member of Spain's Davis Cup team from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, compiling a 32–23 record. And he was part of the Spanish teams that won the Hopman Cup in 1990 and the World Team Cup in 1992.

Sánchez is the brother of Javier Sánchez Vicario and former World No. 1 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.[2] In 1987, Emilio and Javier met in the final at Madrid, with Emilio winning the match 6–3, 3–6, 6–2. Emilio and Javier faced each other 12 times during their professional careers, with Emilio winning 10 of their matches. In the third round of the 1992 US Open, Emilio defeated Javier 5–7, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, 6–4.

Sánchez retired from the professional tour in 1998.

Coaching careerEdit

He was the captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team for three years; his tenure there culminated in Spain's 2008 Davis Cup championship. He resigned as captain after the win.[3]

In 2009, he signed a contract with the Brazilian tennis confederation to coordinate the sport in Brazil.[4]

Grand Slam recordEdit

French Open

  • Singles quarterfinalist: 1988
  • Doubles champion: 1988 (partnering Andrés Gómez), 1990 (partnering Sergio Casal)
  • Mixed doubles champion: 1987 (partnering Pam Shriver)

US Open

  • Singles quarterfinalist: 1988
  • Doubles champion: 1988 (partnering Casal)
  • Mixed doubles champion: 1987 (partnering Martina Navratilova)

Wimbledon

  • Doubles finalist: 1987
  • Mixed doubles semifinalist: 1986

Men's doubles finals (79)Edit

Wins (50)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (3)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (3)
ATP Championship Series (3)
ATP Tour (41)
Titles by Surface
Hard (7)
Clay (40)
Grass (0)
Carpet (3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 8 April 1985 Munich, West Germany Clay   Sergio Casal   Mark Edmondson
  Kim Warwick
6–4, 5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 22 July 1985 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Sergio Casal   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
0–6, 6–7
Winner 1. 12 August 1985 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sergio Casal   Paolo Canè
  Claudio Panatta
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Runner-up 3. 16 September 1985 Palermo, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Colin Dowdeswell
  Joakim Nyström
4–6, 7–6, 6–7
Winner 2. 23 September 1985 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Sergio Casal   Carlos Kirmayr
  Cássio Motta
6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 3. 30 September 1985 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Sergio Casal   Jan Gunnarsson
  Michael Mortensen
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 25 November 1985 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Sergio Casal   Mike De Palmer
  Gary Donnelly
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 14 April 1986 Bari, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Gary Donnelly
  Tomáš Šmíd
6–2, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 12 May 1986 Munich, West Germany Clay   Sergio Casal   Broderick Dyke
  Wally Masur
6–3, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 12 May 1986 Florence, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Mike De Palmer
  Gary Donnelly
6–4, 7–6
Winner 6. 14 July 1986 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Sergio Casal   Stefan Edberg
  Joakim Nyström
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 7. 28 July 1986 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Sergio Casal   Craig Campbell
  Joey Rive
6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 22 September 1986 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Sergio Casal   Boris Becker
  Eric Jelen
6–4, 6–1
Winner 9. 9 February 1987 Philadelphia, U.S. Carpet   Sergio Casal   Christo Steyn
  Danie Visser
3–6, 6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 16 February 1987 Memphis, U.S. Hard (i)   Sergio Casal   Anders Järryd
  Jonas Svensson
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 7. 6 April 1987 Milan, Italy Carpet   Sergio Casal   Boris Becker
  Slobodan Živojinović
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 20 April 1987 Nice, France Clay   Sergio Casal   Claudio Mezzadri
  Gianni Ocleppo
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 8. 11 May 1987 Munich, Germany Clay   Sergio Casal   Jim Pugh
  Blaine Willenborg
6–7, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 11. 15 June 1987 Bologna, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Claudio Panatta
  Blaine Willenborg
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 6 July 1987 Wimbledon, London Grass   Sergio Casal   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
6–3, 7–6, 6–7, 1–6, 4–6
Winner 12. 20 July 1987 Bordeaux, France Clay   Sergio Casal   Darren Cahill
  Mark Woodforde
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 3 August 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Javier Sánchez   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
6–7, 3–6
Winner 13. 10 August 1987 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sergio Casal   Miloslav Mečíř
  Tomáš Šmíd
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 11. 21 September 1987 Madrid, Spain Clay   Sergio Casal   Carlos di Laura
  Javier Sánchez
3–6, 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 26 October 1987 Vienna, Austria Hard (i)   Javier Sánchez   Mel Purcell
  Tim Wilkison
3–6, 5–7
Winner 14. 30 November 1987 Itaparica, Brazil Hard   Sergio Casal   Jorge Lozano
  Diego Pérez
6–2, 6–2
Winner 15. 18 April 1988 Madrid, Spain Clay   Sergio Casal   Jason Stoltenberg
  Todd Woodbridge
6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 16. 25 April 1988 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Sergio Casal   Henri Leconte
  Ivan Lendl
6–1, 6–3
Winner 17. 6 June 1988 French Open, Paris Clay   Andrés Gómez   John Fitzgerald
  Anders Järryd
6–3, 6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 18. 13 June 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay   Javier Sánchez   Rolf Hertzog
  Marc Walder
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 13. 11 July 1988 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Andrés Gómez   Petr Korda
  Milan Šrejber
6–7, 6–7
Winner 19. 18 July 1988 Stuttgart Outdoor, West Germany Clay   Sergio Casal   Anders Järryd
  Michael Mortensen
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 20. 1 August 1988 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Sergio Casal   Magnus Gustafsson
  Guillermo Pérez Roldán
7–6, 6–3
Winner 21. 8 August 1988 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sergio Casal   Joakim Nyström
  Claudio Panatta
6–4, 7–5
Winner 22. 12 September 1988 US Open, New York City Hard   Sergio Casal   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
W/O
Winner 23. 19 September 1988 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Sergio Casal   Claudio Mezzadri
  Diego Pérez
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 26 September 1988 Seoul Olympics, South Korea Hard   Sergio Casal   Ken Flach
  Robert Seguso
3–6, 4–6, 7–6, 7–6, 7–9
Winner 24. 28 November 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard   Sergio Casal   Jorge Lozano
  Todd Witsken
7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 15. 11 December 1988 Masters Doubles, London Carpet   Sergio Casal   Rick Leach
  Jim Pugh
4–6, 3–6, 6–2, 0–6
Winner 25. 15 May 1989 Hamburg, West Germany Clay   Javier Sánchez   Boris Becker
  Eric Jelen
6–4, 6–1
Winner 26. 7 August 1989 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Javier Sánchez   Petr Korda
  Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 16. 8 January 1990 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Sergio Casal   Kelly Evernden
  Nicolás Pereira
4–6, 6–7
Winner 27. 19 February 1990 Brussels, Belgium Carpet   Slobodan Živojinović   Goran Ivanišević
  Balázs Taróczy
7–5, 6–3
Winner 28. 9 April 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Sergio Casal   Omar Camporese
  Paolo Canè
7–5, 4–6, 7–5
Runner-up 17. 16 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Sergio Casal   Andrés Gómez
  Javier Sánchez
6–7, 5–7
Winner 29. 21 May 1990 Rome, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Jim Courier
  Martin Davis
7–6, 7–5
Winner 30. 11 June 1990 French Open, Paris Clay   Sergio Casal   Goran Ivanišević
  Petr Korda
7–5, 6–3
Winner 31. 16 July 1990 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Sergio Casal   Omar Camporese
  Javier Sánchez
6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 32. 30 July 1990 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Sergio Casal   Paul Haarhuis
  Mark Koevermans
7–5, 7–5
Winner 33. 1 October 1990 Palermo, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Carlos Costa
  Horacio de la Peña
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 18. 25 November 1990 Doubles Championships, Sanctuary Cove Hard   Sergio Casal   Guy Forget
  Jakob Hlasek
4–6, 6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 34. 14 January 1991 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Sergio Casal   Grant Connell
  Glenn Michibata
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 35. 25 February 1991 Stuttgart Indoor, Germany Carpet   Sergio Casal   Jeremy Bates
  Nick Brown
6–3, 7–5
Winner 36. 13 May 1991 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Sergio Casal   Cássio Motta
  Danie Visser
4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 37. 22 July 1991 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Wally Masur   Omar Camporese
  Goran Ivanišević
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 19. 26 August 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Andrés Gómez   Javier Sánchez
  Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–7, 6–7
Runner-up 20. 30 September 1991 Palermo, Italy Clay   Javier Sánchez   Jacco Eltingh
  Tom Kempers
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 38. 4 November 1991 Búzios, Brazil Hard   Sergio Casal   Javier Frana
  Leonardo Lavalle
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 39. 13 January 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Sergio Casal   Scott Davis
  Kelly Jones
3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 10 February 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet   Sergio Casal   Neil Broad
  David Macpherson
7–5, 5–7, 4–6
Winner 40. 11 May 1992 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Sergio Casal   Carl-Uwe Steeb
  Michael Stich
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 41. 27 July 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sergio Casal   Horacio de la Peña
  Vojtěch Flégl
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 22. 31 August 1992 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Sergio Casal   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 4–6
Winner 42. 21 September 1992 Bordeaux, France Clay   Sergio Casal   Arnaud Boetsch
  Guy Forget
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 23. 12 April 1993 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Sergio Casal   Shelby Cannon
  Scott Melville
6–7, 1–6
Winner 43. 21 June 1993 Genova, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Mark Koevermans
  Greg Van Emburgh
6–3, 7–6
Winner 44. 4 October 1993 Palermo, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Juan Garat
  Jorge Lozano
6–3, 6–3
Winner 45. 18 October 1993 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard   Sergio Casal   Mike Bauer
  David Rikl
6–4, 6–4
Winner 46. 8 November 1993 São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Sergio Casal   Pablo Albano
  Javier Frana
4–6, 7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 24. 15 November 1993 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Sergio Casal   Tomás Carbonell
  Carlos Costa
4–6, 4–6
Winner 47. 11 July 1994 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Sergio Casal   Menno Oosting
  Daniel Vacek
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 25. 8 August 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Sergio Casal   David Adams
  Andrei Olhovskiy
7–6, 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 26. 7 November 1994 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Sergio Casal   Marcelo Filippini
  Luiz Mattar
6–7, 4–6
Winner 48. 14 November 1994 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Sergio Casal   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–3, 6–2
Winner 49. 8 May 1995 Atlanta, U.S. Clay   Sergio Casal   Jared Palmer
  Richey Reneberg
6–7, 6–3, 7–6
Runner-up 27. 22 May 1995 Coral Springs, U.S. Clay   Sergio Casal   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
3–6, 1–6
Winner 50. 6 November 1995 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Sergio Casal   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
2–6, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 28. 11 March 1996 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Nicolás Pereira   Donald Johnson
  Francisco Montana
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 29. 30 September 1996 Palermo, Italy Clay   Cristian Brandi   Andrew Kratzmann
  Marcos Ondruska
6–7, 4–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A NH A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R A 2R A A 0 / 6 5–6
French Open 1R 1R QF 2R W A W 3R 1R QF QF 2R A 1R A 2 / 12 25–10
Wimbledon A 1R QF F 2R A A A A A A A A 2R A 0 / 5 10–5
US Open A A 1R SF W 2R 2R 3R QF 1R 2R SF A A A 1 / 10 21–9
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 2 / 3 0 / 1 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 3 / 33 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–1 0–2 6–3 10–3 12–1 1–1 8–2 4–3 4–3 4–3 5–3 5–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 N/A 61–30
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells These Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 7 2–7
Key Biscayne QF QF 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 1R A 0 / 8 7–8
Monte Carlo 2R SF 2R SF SF 2R 1R A A 0 / 7 9–6
Rome W QF 1R 2R 1R A 2R A A 1 / 6 9–5
Hamburg 2R W W SF 2R A A A A 2 / 5 13–3
Montreal / Toronto A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Madrid (Stuttgart) 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris 2R A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Masters Series SR N/A 1 / 7 1 / 6 1 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 0 3 / 37 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 8–6 10–5 6–5 9–5 4–5 1–3 2–3 0–1 0–0 N/A 40–33
Year End Ranking 115 27 29 8 5 27 9 13 22 24 29 34 75 208 821 N/A

A = did not attend tournament
NH = tournament not held

Singles finals (27)Edit

 
Emilio Sánchez in a 1989 Paraguay stamp.

Wins (15)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 21 April 1986 Nice, France Clay   Paul McNamee 6–1, 6–3
2. 12 May 1986 Munich, West Germany Clay   Ricki Osterthun 6–1, 6–3
3. 28 July 1986 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Mats Wilander 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–4
4. 13 July 1987 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Ronald Agénor 6–2, 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
5. 20 July 1987 Bordeaux, France Clay   Ronald Agénor 5–7, 6–4, 6–4
6. 10 August 1987 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Miloslav Mečíř 6–4, 6–1, 4–6, 6–1
7. 21 September 1987 Madrid, Spain Clay   Javier Sánchez 6–3, 3–6, 6–2
8. 1 August 1988 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–3, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3
9. 7 August 1989 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Martín Jaite 7–6(7–1), 6–1, 2–6, 6–2
10. 8 January 1990 Wellington, New Zealand Hard   Richey Reneberg 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
11. 9 April 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Franco Davín 6–3, 6–1
12. 15 April 1991 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Sergi Bruguera 6–4, 7–6(9–7), 6–2
13. 20 May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay   Alberto Mancini 6–3, 6–1, 3–0, ret.
14. 15 July 1991 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Sergi Bruguera 6–1, 6–4, 6–4
15. 13 January 1992 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Guy Forget 6–3, 6–4

Runners-up (12)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. 19 May 1986 Rome, Italy Clay   Ivan Lendl 7–5, 4–6, 6–1, 6–1
2. 20 April 1987 Nice, France Clay   Kent Carlsson 7–6(9–7), 6–3
3. 15 June 1987 Bologna, Italy Clay   Kent Carlsson 6–2, 6–1
4. 7 March 1988 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard   Boris Becker 7–5, 6–4, 2–6, 6–4
5. 13 June 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay   Alberto Mancini 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
6. 8 August 1988 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Kent Carlsson 6–1, 6–1, 4–6, 4–6, 6–3
7. 31 July 1989 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Karel Nováček 6–2, 6–4
8. 2 October 1989 Bordeaux, France Clay   Ivan Lendl 6–2, 6–2
9. 19 May 1991 Schenectady, United States Hard   Michael Stich 6–2, 6–4
10. 30 September 1991 Palermo, Italy Clay   Frédéric Fontang 1–6, 6–3, 6–3
11. 5 October 1992 Palermo, Italy Clay   Sergi Bruguera 6–1, 6–3
12. 1 November 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay   Javier Frana 7–5, 3–6, 6–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Emilio Sanchez backs wheelchair tennis. itftennis.com. 16 April 2012
  2. ^ Emilio Sánchez Vicario Archived 4 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Sanchez Vicario Quits as Davis Cup Captain Yahoo! Sports, 25 November 2008
  4. ^ Emilio Sanchez Vicario to Reinvigorate Brazilian Tennis SI.com, 10 February 2009

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