Marcelo Ingaramo

Marcelo Ingaramo (born 13 October 1962) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

Marcelo Ingaramo
Country (sports)Argentina Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires
Born (1962-10-13) 13 October 1962 (age 58)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1982
Prize money$276,559
Career record33-51
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 67 (24 Feb 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1985, 1986, 1990, 1991)
Wimbledon1R (1986)
US Open3R (1988)
Career record25-49
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 134 (26 Aug 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1988)


Ingaramo made his Grand Slam debut in the 1985 French Open and was beaten in five sets by countryman Eduardo Bengoechea in the opening round. At Wimbledon in 1986 he was again on the wrong side of a five set match, losing 6–8 in the fifth set to Hans Schwaier. He broke through for his first at the 1986 US Open, his four Grand Slam appearance, with a win over Luiz Mattar. The Argentine was defeated in the second round by sixth seed Yannick Noah. His best showing came in the 1988 US Open, winning matches over Horacio de la Peña and Andrew Burrow. He was due to meet Darren Cahill in the third round by forfeited the match in order to return to Argentina for the birth of his child.[1] His only doubles appearance came at the French Open in 1988, partnering Alberto Mancini. They lost to the American pairing of Eric Korita and Jon Levine in round one.[2]

The left hander competed on the Grand Prix tennis circuit and subsequent ATP Tour from 1984 to 1994. In his first Grand Prix appearance, at Barcelona, Ingaramo upset Guillermo Vilas. He made the quarter-finals at Buenos Aires, Florence and Madrid in 1985 but his best performance that year was in the Washington Classic, where he again defeated Vilas and also had a win over world number 13 Miloslav Mečíř en route to the semi-finals. In 1986 he was a quarter-finalist at Madrid and St Vincent and also made a semi-final appearance at St Vincent two years later. His only tour final in 1987, was in the doubles, at Bari, partnering Roberto Azar. The pair were defeated in the final by Christer Allgårdh and Ulf Stenlund.[3]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result W/L Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 1987 Bari, Italy Clay   Roberto Azar   Christer Allgårdh
  Ulf Stenlund
3–6, 3–6

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1991 Birmingham, United States Clay   Gabriel Markus 3–6, 6–4, 6–2
2. 1992 Santiago, Chile Clay   Sergio Cortes 6–4, 6–1
3. 1993 Vina Del Mar, Chile Clay   Mauricio Hadad 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1990 Hossegor, France Clay   Marcos Aurelio Gorriz   Eduardo Bengoechea
  Eduardo Masso
7–5, 6–2
2. 1991 Santiago, Chile Clay   Gustavo Garetto   Hans Gildemeister
  Felipe Rivera
6–2, 4–6, 6–4


  1. ^ The Evening News (Newburgh), "Connors, Agassi keep on rolling", Barry Wilner, 3 September 1988
  2. ^ ITF Tennis Profile
  3. ^ ATP World Tour Profile