José Francisco Altur

José Francisco Altur Gascón (born 24 March 1968) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.

José Francisco Altur
Country (sports)Spain Spain
Born (1968-03-24) 24 March 1968 (age 52)
Valencia, Spain
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1985
Prize money$471,853
Career record31–66
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 88 (9 Apr 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1990, 1991)
French Open1R (1990, 1991)
Wimbledon1R (1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)
US Open1R (1990, 1991, 1993)
Career record11–23
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 189 (7 May 1990)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1990)


Pro tourEdit

Altur won the 1989 San Marino Open, as a qualifier, although he didn't have to face a single top 100 player. It was his only tournament win on the ATP Tour.[1]

He played 11 Grand Slam singles matches during his career, but lost them all. His most noteworthy efforts were taking a set off Jim Courier at the 1990 French Open and winning the opening set against Michael Chang at that year's Wimbledon.

Altur did however make it into the second round of the Men's Doubles at the 1990 Australian Open, his only Grand Slam appearance in that format. Partnering South African David Adams, they defeated the Spanish pairing of Jordi Arrese and Francisco Clavet.

His best performance in 1992 came at the Croatia Open, where he reached the quarterfinals.

In 1993 he made the semifinals of the BMW Open in Munich. Although he lost the first set, Altur was able to defeat world number five and top seed Petr Korda in the second round.

He made the quarterfinals of the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in 1994.[2]


Altur currently coaches Taro Daniel, whilst having previously coached David Ferrer and Igor Andreev.[3]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1989 San Marino Clay   Roberto Azar 6–7, 6–4, 6–1

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1994 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Martín Rodríguez 7–6, 6–4

Top 10 winsEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score Altur Rank
1.   Petr Korda 5 Munich, Germany Clay 2R 5–7, 6–3, 6–3 171