Jordi Burillo

Jordi Burillo Puig (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɟʝoɾði βuˈɾijo];[a] born 7 December 1972) is a retired tennis player from Spain. He won one singles title and a doubles title on the ATP Tour in his career. His style was very aggressive and powerful, hitting always the ball and serving very hard.

Jordi Burillo
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceMataró, Spain
Born (1972-12-07) 7 December 1972 (age 48)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Turned pro1991
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,198,126
Singles
Career record92–129
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 43 (22 April 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1998)
French Open1R (1994, 1997, 1998)
Wimbledon3R (1994)
US Open2R (1994)
Doubles
Career record31–43
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 100 (2 February 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1998)
French Open3R (1998)
Wimbledon1R (1998)

He won the title in Bologna and played the final of Florence in 1993. In 1995, he played his last final of ATP level until his retirement, in Palermo. In 1997, Burillo won the Open Castilla y León, considered best Challenger of the world by this date. And, this year, the court was so fast (and consequently his game, and his hits) that only Francisco Clavet (semifinals) could end his match against Burillo. All his other rivals in the tournament gave up due to injuries.[1]

His more notable victories include Boris Becker (1992, clay)[2] and Mark Philippoussis (1998, grass).[3] After retiring from professional tennis, he became Julián Alonso's coach.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–2)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 1993 Bologna, Italy Clay   Andrei Cherkasov 7–6(7–4), 6–7(7–9), 6–1
Loss 1–1 Jun 1993 Florence, Italy Clay   Thomas Muster 1–6, 5–7
Loss 1–2 Sep 1995 Palermo, Italy Clay   Francisco Clavet 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 6–7(1–7)

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1990 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Marcos Górriz   Vojtěch Flégl
  Daniel Vacek
1–6, 6–4, 6–7
Win 1–1 Apr 1997 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Alberto Berasategui   Pablo Albano
  Àlex Corretja
6–3, 7–5
Loss 1–2 Sep 1997 Marbella, Spain Clay   Alberto Berasategui   Karim Alami
  Julián Alonso
6–4, 3–6, 0–6

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Burillo is pronounced [buˈɾijo].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ducamp, José María (1997-08-12). "Mundo Deportivo" (PDF). Hemeroteca Mundo Deportivo.
  2. ^ País, Ediciones El (1992-04-10). "Burillo fulmina a Becker en el Godó". EL PAÍS (in Spanish).
  3. ^ Clarey, Christopher (1998-09-10). "U.S. OPEN; Philippoussis Is Ready To Move Up the Ranks". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.

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