Javier Sánchez (tennis)

Javier Sánchez Vicario (Spanish pronunciation: [xaˈβjeɾ ˈsantʃeθ]; born 1 February 1968) is a former top-ten doubles professional tennis player from Spain. Sánchez won the US Open junior singles and doubles title in 1986, and reached the quarterfinal stage in the US Open men's singles event twice - in 1991 and 1996.

Javier Sánchez
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceAndorra la Vella, Andorra
Born (1968-02-01) 1 February 1968 (age 53)
Pamplona, Spain
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Turned pro1986
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$4,427,811
Singles
Career record327–335
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 23 (6 June 1994)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1990)
French Open4R (1990)
Wimbledon2R (1991, 1992, 1997)
US OpenQF (1991, 1996)
Doubles
Career record379–311
Career titles26
Highest rankingNo. 9 (30 April 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1993, 1998)
French OpenQF (1989)
Wimbledon1R (1988, 1991, 1996, 1999)
US OpenQF (1993, 1996, 1998)

CareerEdit

Sánchez won the US Open junior singles and doubles title in 1986, partnering with Tomás Carbonell, and became world no. 1 junior that same year.[1]

In Javier's first career singles final in 1987 in Madrid, he faced his brother Emilio Sanchez. Emilio won the match in three sets. Emilio and Javier would play each other a total of 12 times during their careers, Emilio winning ten of their encounters and Javier winning two. They also partnered together to win three doubles titles.

Sanchez won his first professional doubles titles in 1987 and his first singles title in 1988 in Buenos Aires. His best grand slam performances included reaching the quarterfinals of the US Open in 1991 (defeating world no. 5 Sergi Bruguera) and 1996. Sanchez also reached the semifinals of the 1994 Hamburg Masters. He won a career total of four singles titles and 26 doubles titles, and reached a career-high ranking of no. 23 in singles (in 1994) and no. 9 in doubles (in 1992).

Personal lifeEdit

Sánchez is a member of one of the world's most successful tennis families. His younger sister Arantxa Sánchez Vicario achieved the world no. 1 ranking in both singles and doubles, and won four Grand Slam singles titles; and his older brother Emilio Sánchez reached world no. 1 in doubles and won five Grand Slam doubles titles. They also have an older sister - Marisa - who also played professional tennis, peaking at world no. 368 in 1990.

Sanchez married his wife Isabel in September 1994. They have two daughters, Alba (born July 1998) and Julia (born March 2000).[1]

In 2012, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario sued Javier Sanchez (and their father) for the alleged mishandling and embezzlement of her $60 million career earnings. The court case continued over three years, and in 2015 concluded in a private settlement.[2]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles: 44 (26 wins, 18 losses)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
ATP Masters Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (3)
ATP Tour (21)
Titles by surface
Hard (6)
Clay (20)
Grass (0)
Carpet (0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Aug 1987 Båstad, Sweden Clay   Emilio Sánchez   Stefan Edberg
  Anders Järryd
6–7, 3–6
Win 1. Sep 1987 Madrid, Spain Clay   Carlos di Laura   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 2. Oct 1987 Vienna, Austria Carpet (i)   Emilio Sánchez   Mel Purcell
  Tim Wilkison
3–6, 5–7
Win 2. Nov 1987 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Gilad Bloom   Tomás Carbonell
  Sergio Casal
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
Win 3. Jun 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay   Emilio Sánchez   Rolf Hertzog
  Marc Walder
6–1, 7–6
Loss 3. Nov 1988 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Ricardo Acuña   Jay Berger
  Horacio de la Peña
7–5, 4–6, 3–6
Win 4. Nov 1988 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Carlos Costa   Eduardo Bengoechea
  José Luis Clerc
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Win 5. May 1989 Munich, Germany Clay   Balázs Taróczy   Peter Doohan
  Laurie Warder
7–6, 6–7, 7–6
Win 6. May 1989 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Emilio Sánchez   Boris Becker
  Eric Jelen
6–4, 6–1
Win 7. Jun 1989 Bologna, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Tomas Nydahl
  Jorgen Windahl
6–2, 6–3
Loss 4. Jun 1989 Bari, Italy Clay   Sergio Casal   Simone Colombo
  Claudio Mezzadri
6–0, 3–6, 3–6
Win 8. Aug 1989 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Emilio Sánchez   Petr Korda
  Tomáš Šmíd
7–5, 7–6
Win 9. Apr 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Andrés Gómez   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 7–5
Loss 5. Apr 1990 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Andrés Gómez   Tomáš Šmíd
  Petr Korda
4–6, 6–7
Loss 6. May 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay   Andrés Gómez   Juan Carlos Baguena
  Omar Camporese
4–6, 6–3, 3–6
Loss 7. Jul 1990 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Omar Camporese   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win 10. Aug 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Eric Winogradsky   Francisco Clavet
  Horst Skoff
7–6, 6–2
Win 11. Oct 1990 Athens, Greece Clay   Sergio Casal   Tom Kempers
  Richard Krajicek
6–4, 6–3
Win 12. Mar 1991 Indian Wells, U.S. Hard   Jim Courier   Guy Forget
  Henri Leconte
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Win 13. May 1991 Umag, Croatia Clay   Gilad Bloom   Richey Reneberg
  David Wheaton
7–6, 2–6, 6–1
Win 14. Aug 1991 Schenectady, U.S. Hard   Todd Woodbridge   Andrés Gómez
  Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 7–6, 7–6
Loss 8. Sep 1991 Palermo, Italy Clay   Emilio Sánchez   Jacco Eltingh
  Tom Kempers
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Win 15. Apr 1992 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Andrés Gómez   Ivan Lendl
  Karel Nováček
6–4, 6–4
Loss 9. May 1992 Bologna, Italy Clay   Javier Frana   Luke Jensen
  Laurie Warder
2–6, 3–6
Loss 10. Oct 1992 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay   Marc Rosset   Glenn Layendecker
  Byron Talbot
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 11. Nov 1993 Antwerp, Belgium Carpet (i)   Wayne Ferreira   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
3–6, 6–7
Loss 12. Apr 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Jim Courier   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  David Rikl
7–5, 1–6, 4–6
Win 16. Apr 1994 Nice, France Clay   Mark Woodforde   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Piet Norval
7–5, 6–3
Loss 13. May 1994 Rome, Italy Clay   Wayne Ferreira   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  David Rikl
1–6, 5–7
Win 17. Oct 1994 Athens, Greece Clay   Luis Lobo   Cristian Brandi
  Federico Mordegan
5–7, 6–1, 6–4
Loss 14. Jan 1995 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Luis Lobo   Grant Connell
  Patrick Galbraith
4–6, 3–6
Loss 15. Mar 1995 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Luis Lobo   Trevor Kronemann
  David Macpherson
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 16. May 1995 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Luis Lobo   Jacco Eltingh
  Paul Haarhuis
3–6, 4–6
Win 18. Jul 1995 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Luis Lobo   Arnaud Boetsch
  Marc Rosset
6–7, 7–6, 7–6
Win 19. Aug 1995 Umag, Croatia Clay   Luis Lobo   David Ekerot
  László Markovits
6–4, 6–0
Loss 17. Oct 1995 Munich, Germany Clay   Luis Lobo   Trevor Kronemann
  David Macpherson
3–6, 4–6
Win 20. Apr 1996 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Luis Lobo   Neil Broad
  Piet Norval
6–1, 6–3
Loss 18. May 1996 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Luis Lobo   Yevgeny Kafelnikov
  Daniel Vacek
3–6, 7–6, 3–6
Win 21. Jan 1997 Sydney Outdoor, Australia Hard   Luis Lobo   Paul Haarhuis
  Jan Siemerink
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Win 22. Mar 1997 Scottsdale, U.S. Hard   Luis Lobo   Jonas Björkman
  Rick Leach
6–3, 6–3
Win 23. May 1997 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Luis Lobo   Neil Broad
  Piet Norval
6–3, 7–6
Win 24. Oct 1997 Bucharest, Romania Clay   Luis Lobo   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Daniel Orsanic
7–5, 7–5
Win 25. Aug 1998 Long Island, U.S. Hard   Julián Alonso   Brandon Coupe
  Dave Randall
6–4, 6–4
Win 26. Aug 1999 Umag, Croatia Clay   Mariano Puerta   Massimo Bertolini
  Cristian Brandi
3–6, 6–2, 6–3

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Career SR Career W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A NH A A A 2R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R 2R 3R QF 1R A 0 / 10 11–10
French Open A A 2R 1R QF 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 2R 3R A 0 / 13 12–13
Wimbledon A A A 1R A A 1R A A A A 1R A A 1R A 0 / 4 0–4
US Open A A 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R QF 1R 1R QF 2R QF 1R A 0 / 13 14–13
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 40 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 5–2 2–3 0–4 1–3 7–3 1–3 0–3 6–4 4–3 7–3 2–4 0–0 N/A 37–40
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Tournaments Were Not

Masters Series Events

Before 1990
1R W 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R QF QF A 1 / 10 11–9
Key Biscayne 2R 2R A 2R 1R QF 3R SF 2R 2R A 0 / 9 9–8
Monte Carlo F QF 1R 1R 1R F SF QF 1R 1R A 0 / 10 13–10
Rome 2R A 2R 2R F 2R QF QF SF 1R A 0 / 9 15–9
Hamburg 2R SF 1R 1R 2R 2R QF W 2R 1R A 1 / 10 12–8
Montreal / Toronto A A A A A A SF A A A A 0 / 1 2–1
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Madrid (Stuttgart) 1R A 2R A QF A 1R A 1R A A 0 / 5 3–5
Paris 1R A 1R A 1R A 1R A 2R A A 0 / 5 1–5
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 7 1 / 4 0 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 8 1 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 0 2 / 59 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 4–7 11–3 3–6 1–4 7–7 9–4 10–8 12–4 6–7 3–5 0–0 N/A 66–55
Year-end ranking 442 351 67 76 22 30 36 48 45 26 25 31 22 36 70 257 N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "ATP Javier Sanchez Bio". ATP Website. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  2. ^ Lynch, Donal (30 June 2018). "Game, set and... cash troubles: how Wimbledon stars like Becker, Borg and Sanchez courted controversies". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 18 July 2020.

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