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Horacio Armando de la Peña (born 1 August 1966[1]), nicknamed "el Pulga" ("the Flea"),[6] is a tennis coach and a former tennis player from Argentina, who reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 31.[1]

Horacio Armando de la Peña
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Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Santiago, Chile
Born (1966-08-01) 1 August 1966 (age 53)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1994
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,234,768
Singles
Career record190–180
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 31 (6 April 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open4R (1986)
Wimbledon1R (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993)
US Open3R (1985)
Doubles
Career record84–92
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 53 (22 April 1991)
Last updated on: 11 October 2012.
Horacio de la Peña
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Career record190–180
Career record84–92
Coaching career (1994–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total6(G)-3(Sq)-1(A)
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total1(K)

De la Peña was born in Buenos Aires. He began playing on the ATP circuit professionally in 1984, when he was 17.[1] He won four ATP World Tour titles in his career, all of which were on clay.[7] He also won six doubles titles – five on clay.[7]

De la Peña is most well known as the former coach of Chilean Fernando González.[8] He was also considered the unofficial captain of the Chilean Davis Cup team.[8][9]

As well as González, de la Peña has coached other tennis players, like Franco Squillari,[10] Martín Rodríguez,[11] Guillermo Coria,[12] and a number of other Chilean and Argentine tennis players.

De la Peña currently runs occasional tennis clinics in Santiago, Chile, and has his own tennis academy.[9]

Career finalsEdit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
Grand Prix / ATP Tour (4–2)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Win 1. Apr 1985 Marbella, Spain Clay   Lawson Duncan 6–0, 6–3
Loss 1. Apr 1986 Bari, Italy Clay   Kent Carlsson 5–7, 7–6, 5–7
Loss 2. Oct 1988 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Jay Berger 4–6, 4–6
Win 2. May 1989 Florence, Italy Clay   Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 6–3
Win 3. Jul 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Karel Nováček 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–2
Win 4. Apr 1993 Charlotte, North Carolina Clay   Jaime Yzaga 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Source: ATP [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Profile)". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  2. ^ Marilyn August (7 June 2000). "Coach Horacio De la Pena on Squillari". The Independent. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Tenis.- Guillermo Coria y Horacio De la Peña ponen fin a su relación deportiva" [Horacio de la Peña and Fernando González end employment]. interbusca.com. Hispanetwork Publicidad y Servicios. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  4. ^ Reuters. "Guillermo Coria and Horacio de la Pena end their sport relationship" [Horacio de la Peña and Fernando González end employment]. ClickAqui.com. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Curriculum Vitae of Horacio de la Peña" (PDF). University of Chile. Archived from the original (pdf) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Horacio de la Peña's blog". Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  7. ^ a b Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Match record)". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  8. ^ a b Emol.com (9 July 2010). "Horacio de la Peña augura futuro poco "auspicioso" para el tenis chileno" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  9. ^ a b Punto Vital writing team (2006). "Chile no es un país orientado al deporte" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  10. ^ Marilyn August (7 June 2000). "Coach Horacio de la Peña on Squillari". The Independent. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  11. ^ menstennisblog.info (13 December 2008). "Fernando Gonzalez blogs about his new coach: Martín Rodríguez". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  12. ^ Jay Jarrahi (9 January 2007). "The fall and fall of Guillermo Coria". Sportingo. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  13. ^ Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Titles/finals)". Retrieved 28 August 2010.

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