Pablo Arraya

Pablo Guillermo Arraya (born 21 October 1961) is a former tennis player from Peru.

Pablo Arraya
Full namePablo Guillermo Arraya
Country (sports) Peru
Born (1961-10-21) 21 October 1961 (age 59)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1980
Retired1 October 1991
Career record176–172
Highest rankingNo. 29 (13 August 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1992)
French Open3R (1984)
Wimbledon1R (1984, 1988, 1991)
US Open1R (1983, 1984, 1986, 1991)
Career record81–115
Highest rankingNo. 85 (25 June 1984)

Arraya was born in Córdoba, Argentina, and moved to Peru at a young age with his family. He began playing tennis at 9 years old and turned professional in 1980. He represented his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he was defeated in the first round by Argentina's Javier Frana. He won one career title in singles. He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 13 August 1984, when he became the number 29 of the world. He was the first player beaten by Andre Agassi in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament at the French Open in 1987. His sister is Laura Arraya, a former tennis player. He is now a trainer and owner of the Arraya Tennis Academy in Key Biscayne.

Career finalsEdit

Singles (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. Sep 1981 Madrid, Spain Clay   Ivan Lendl 3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2. Sep 1982 Bordeaux, France Clay   Hans Gildemeister 5–7, 1–6
Win 1. Sep 1983 Bordeaux, France Clay   Juan Aguilera 7–5, 7–5
Loss 3. Nov 1983 Toulouse, France Carpet   Heinz Günthardt 0–6, 2–6
Loss 4. Sep 1986 Palermo, Italy Clay   Ulf Stenlund 2–6, 3–6

Doubles (1 title, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Jul 1982 North Conway, U.S. Clay   Eric Fromm   Sherwood Stewart
  Ferdi Taygan
2–6, 6–7
Win 1. Sep 1983 Palermo, Italy Clay   José Luis Clerc   Tian Viljoen
  Danie Visser
1–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 2. Jun 1988 Athens, Greece Clay   Karel Nováček   Rikard Bergh
  Per Henricsson
4–6, 5–7
Loss 3. Jul 1991 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Dimitri Poliakov   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
7–6, 2–6, 4–6

Arraya Tennis AcademyEdit

Arraya Tennis Academy was first opened in Lima, Peru in 1980. Laura Arraya and Heinz Gildemeister direct the academy in Peru. The location in Key Biscayne was opened in 1992 and is managed by Gildemeister and Arraya. The academy offers training for beginners and advanced, an after school program, cardio tennis and a summer program.[1]


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