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Gianluca Pozzi (born 17 June 1965) is a former tennis player from Italy, who turned professional in 1984.

Gianluca Pozzi
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceBari, Italy
Born (1965-06-17) 17 June 1965 (age 54)
Bari, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired2004
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,272,035
Singles
Career record175–259
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 40 (29 January 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1999)
French Open2R (1992, 1998)
Wimbledon4R (2000)
US Open4R (1994)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (2000)
Doubles
Career record39–71
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 107 (16 September 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1990)
French Open1R (1992)
Wimbledon2R (1992)
US Open2R (1992)

Pozzi won one singles title (1991, Brisbane) and one doubles title (1991, Newport) during his career. The left-hander reached his highest individual ranking on the ATP Tour on 29 January 2001, when he became World No. 40.

During his career, Pozzi notably defeated Grand Slam champions Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl, Marat Safin, Sergi Bruguera and Roger Federer. And in 2000 Pozzi, at the age of 37, memorably reached the Round of 16 on grass at Wimbledon, prompting Italian tennis journalist Dr. Giovanni Clerici to write that "Nonno" Gianluca ("Grandfather" Gianluca) had won a great victory there.

Singles titles (12)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Challengers (11)
No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1987 Dublin Clay   Alexandre Hocevar 7–5, 4–6, 6–2
2. 1991 Brisbane Hard   Aaron Krickstein 6–3, 7–6
3. 1993 Kuala Lumpur Hard   Jonas Björkman 3–5, RET.
4. 1994 Taipei Hard   Mark Kaplan 6–4, 6–0
5. 1995 Cherbourg Hard (i)   Kenneth Carlsen 1–6, 7–6, 6–4
6. 1996 Wolfsburg Carpet   Thomas Johansson 4–6, 7–6, 7–6
7. 1996 Portoroz Hard   Ján Krošlák 7–6, 6–7, 6–2
8. 1997 Flushing Meadows Hard   Tommy Ho 6–1, 6–4
9. 1997 Winnetka Hard   Wayne Black 6–4, 6–2
10. 1997 Andorra Hard (i)   Nicolas Escudé 7–6, 4–6, 6–3
11. 1998 Surbiton Grass   Kevin Ullyett 6–4, 6–3
12. 1998 Tel Aviv Hard   Lior Mor 6–1, 6–7, 6–3

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