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Manuel Jorquera (born 12 June 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Manuel Jorquera
Full nameManuel Jorquera
Country (sports) Italy
Born (1978-06-12) 12 June 1978 (age 41)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Prize money$92,176
Highest rankingNo. 305 (26 November 2007)
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 136 (21 June 2004)



Jorquera comes from Argentina originally, born and raised in Bahía Blanca until the age of 11, when he moved to Italy.[1]

Throughout his career he battled many injuries as he competed on the Satellite and Challenger circuits.[1]

He is the highest ranked player to ever beat Novak Djokovic in a professional match, which he did at a Satellite tournament in Serbia and Montenegro in 2003, the Serbian's first month on tour.[2]

In doubles he won two Challenger titles and was runner-up in a further 14 tournaments. It was in doubles that he had only main draw appearance on the ATP Tour, at the 2004 Croatia Open Umag, where he partnered with Victor Hănescu.[3]

Since retiring he spent a year as the director of Tennis Club Este, then in 2013 moved to China to coach the country's junior talent.[1]

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 2003 Recanati, Italy Hard   Frank Moser   Rodolphe Cadart
  Dudi Sela
6–4, 7–5
2. 2005 Rome, Italy Clay   Dmitry Tursunov   Victor Ioniță
  Răzvan Sabău
1–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4


  1. ^ a b c "Manuel Jorquera: "Sin lesiones, seguramente hubiese llegado más lejos"" (in Spanish). Tenisay. March 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  2. ^ Simon, Nik (7 July 2013). "Need any pointers, Andy? Sportsmail gets a coaching clinic from the lowest ranked player ever to beat Djokovic". Mail Online. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Victor Hanescu, eliminat in primul tur la Umag". Curierul Național (in Romanian). 21 July 2004. Retrieved 17 April 2017.

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