Ramón Delgado

Ramón Delgado (Spanish pronunciation: [raˈmon delˈɣaðo]; born 14 November 1976) is a retired tennis player and current tennis coach from Paraguay. He turned professional in 1995 and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 52 in April 1999. He reached the ATP final at Bogotá in 1998 and the fourth round of the 1998 French Open, defeating Pete Sampras in the second round.

Ramón Delgado
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Country (sports) Paraguay
ResidenceAsuncion, Paraguay
Born (1976-11-14) November 14, 1976 (age 44)
Asuncion, Paraguay
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1995
RetiredMay 2011
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,385,410
Singles
Career record103–108
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 52 (April 26, 1999)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2002)
French Open4R (1998)
Wimbledon1R (1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2010)
US Open3R (2001, 2002)
Doubles
Career record19–28
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 91 (June 18, 2007)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon3R (2006)

Tennis careerEdit

2002Edit

In April 2002, Delgado lost in the first round of the Mallorca Open to a 15-year-old Rafael Nadal in Nadal's first ever ATP match. Nadal would go on to win 20 grand slams as of the 2020 French Open.

2006Edit

Delgado also nearly qualified for the 2006 Wimbledon Championships, but was defeated in the third, and final, qualifying round by Roko Karanušić.

2010Edit

In October 2010, Delgado defeated Chilean Nicolás Massú in three sets (7-5, 2-6 y 6-3) to advance and face Spanish player Peré Riba at the last 16 stage of the Copa Petrobras.[1]

2011Edit

He announced his retirement from tennis in May 2011.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

In 2011, Delgado began coaching tennis.[3]

Delgado was captain of Paraguay's 2015 Fed Cup team, which was made up of Verónica Cepede Royg, Sarita Giménez, Camila Giangreco y Montserrat González.[4]

Singles titlesEdit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (9)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1997 Cali Clay   Sebastián Prieto 6–3, 1–6, 7–6
2. 2001 Tallahassee Hard   Justin Gimelstob 7–5, 6–3
3. 2001 Campos Do Jordão-2 Hard   Daniel Melo 7–6, 6–2
4. 2004 Bogotá Clay   Mariano Puerta 6–4, 7–5
5. 2005 Lubbock Hard   Bobby Reynolds 2–6, 7–6, 6–3
6. 2006 Mexico City Clay   Alejandro Falla 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
7. 2007 Mexico City-1 Clay   Adrián García 6–3, 6–3
8. 2009 Asunción Clay   Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7–6, 1–6, 6–3
9. 2009 Puebla Clay   Andre Begemann 6–3, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://m.paraguay.com/deportes/ramon-delgado-marcha-seguro-rumbo-al-bicampeonato-50994
  2. ^ "Delgado anunció su retiro del tenis en emotivo acto". La Nación. 25 May 2011. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  3. ^ http://m.paraguay.com/deportes/delgado-y-toda-una-vida-al-ritmo-del-tenis-72059
  4. ^ https://www.hoy.com.py/deportes/presentan-a-nuestras-tenistas-para-mxico

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