Emilio Sánchez Vicario

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Emilio Sánchez Tennis player
Emilio Sánchez
Nation: SpainSpain Spain
Birthday: May 29, 1965
Size: 180 cm
1st professional season: 1984
Resignation: 1998
Playing hand: Right
Prize money: $ 5,339,395
Career record: 428: 292
Career title: 15th
Highest ranking: 7 (April 30 1990)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 532: 273
Career title: 50
Highest ranking: 1 (April 3 1989)
Weeks as No. 1: 6th
Grand Slam record
Grand Slam record
Olympic games
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Emilio Sánchez Vicario (born May 29, 1965 in Madrid ) is a former Spanish tennis player .

In his career he won three Grand Slam tournaments in doubles and two in mixed and also the silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games .

Sánchez turned pro in 1984 and won his first individual title in Nice in 1986 . In his career he won a total of 15 tournaments in singles. The highlight was winning the Italian Open in Rome in 1991. His highest position in the individual world rankings was 7th.

With changing partners, he won a total of 50 double tournaments, such as the 1988 French Open with Andrés Gómez and the US Open with Sergio Casal , with whom he also won the French Open in 1990 . In mixed he won in 1987 in Roland Garros with Pam Shriver and in the same year at the US Open with Martina Navrátilová . In 1989 he was ranked number 1 in the world in doubles for six weeks.

With Spanish teams he won the Hopman Cup in 1990 and the World Team Cup in 1992 .

Sánchez is one of the most successful tennis families in the world. His sister Arantxa Sánchez Vicario and brother Javier Sánchez were also professional tennis players. In 1987 the two brothers faced each other in the final of the Spanish Open in Madrid, Emilio won the final in three sets. The family balance was a total of 10: 2 in favor of Emilio.

In 1998 Emilio Sánchez ended his career as a professional tennis player. From October 2005 he was captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team for two years .

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