Miguel Ángel López Jaén

Miguel Ángel López Jaén[1] (Spanish pronunciation: [miɣel ˈaŋxel ˈlopeθ xaˈen]; born 29 November 1982 in Elche, Spain) is a professional tennis player from Spain.

Miguel Ángel López Jaén
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceElche, Alicante, Spain
Born (1982-11-29) 29 November 1982 (age 37)
Elche, Alicante, Spain
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$186,036
Singles
Career record1–2
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 173 (11 August 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2008)
French Open2R (2008)
WimbledonQ1 (2008)
US OpenQ1 (2008)
Doubles
Career record0–1
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 175 (16 February 2009)
Last updated on: 15 July 2014.

Junior careerEdit

López Jaén had a brief career at the top level of Juniors play, reaching a high of No. 76 in April 2000 before turning his sights on pro tournaments.[2]

Professional careerEdit

2000 to 2007Edit

López Jaén cracked the top-300 as a 20-year-old in 2003, but was sidelined by injury early in 2004. He regained his form in 2007, when he again cracked the top-300 late in the year.

2008Edit

From January through March, López Jaén met with limited success, failing to qualify in his ATP attempts, and having limited success at the Futures level.

However, in April, López Jaén qualified into his first ATP tournament, beating No. 161 Dušan Vemić in the qualifying round before bowing out to No. 27 Nicolás Almagro in the main draw in Valencia, Spain. After failing to qualify the next week in Barcelona, he beat his first top-100 opponent, No. 97 Peter Luczak, at a Challenger in Spain in May.

Later in May, López Jaén qualified for the 2008 French Open, beating No. 118 Brian Dabul and No. 242 Alex Bogdanovic to gain entry into his first Grand Slam main draw. He then won his first round match against No. 111 Frank Dancevic in four tight sets, losing to World No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the second round.

López Jaén last played in the 2015 Kazakhstan F4 Futures tournament, losing to George Tsivadze in the Round of 32.

López Jaén has earned a total of $208,271 in his ATP career. [3]

Titles (1)Edit

SinglesEdit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (0)
ITF Futures (0)

Runner-up (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. 9 June 2008 Košice Clay   Lukáš Rosol 5–7, 1–6

Doubles (1)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP World Tour 500 (0)
ATP World Tour 250 (0)
ATP Challenger Tour (1)
ITF Futures (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 10 March 2008 Tanger Clay   Iván Navarro   Marc López
  Trujillo-Soler
6–3, 65–7, [11–9]

Runners-up (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. 5 May 2008 Telde Clay   José Antonio Sánchez   Daniel Gimeno
  Daniel Muñoz
3–6, 1–6
2. 9 June 2008 Košice Clay   Carles Poch   Tomasz Bednarek
  Igor Zelenay
1–6, 6–4, [11–13]
3. 29 January 2012 Bucaramanga Clay   Paolo Lorenzi   Ariel Behar
  Horacio Zeballos
4–6, 6–7(5–7)

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