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Alberto Mancini : biography

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Alberto César Mancini (born May 20, 1969 in Posadas, Misiones) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina. He turned professional in 1987. In 1988, he won his first top-level singles title at Bologna, and his first tour doubles title at St. Vincent.

Mancini won the two most significant titles of his career in 1989. In April that year he won the Monte Carlo Open, defeating Boris Becker in the final 7–5, 2–6, 7–6, 7–5. In May he won the Italian Open, beating Andre Agassi in the final 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6, 6–1, saving match point in the fourth set. Both events were part of the Grand Prix Championship Series. Mancini also reached the quarter-finals of the 1989 French Open, his career-best performance at a Grand Slam event.

Mancini reached the final of the Italian Open again in 1991, but was forced to retire during the final against Emilio Sánchez with the score at 6–3, 6–1, 3–0. The last major final of Mancini's career was at the Lipton International players Championships in Florida in 1992, where he lost to Michael Chang 7–5, 7–5.

During his career, Mancini won three top-level singles titles and four tour doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 8 in singles and No. 79 in doubles (both in 1989). His career prize-money totalled $1,543,120. Mancini, a competitor at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, retired from the professional tour in 1994.

Mancini resigned his position as captain of the Argentine Davis Cup team after losing to Spain in the 2008 Davis Cup final.

Doubles titles (4)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (4)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
1. August 8, 1988 Saint-Vincent, Italy Clay ARG}} Christian Miniussi ITA}} Paolo Canè Balázs Taróczy 6–4 5–7 6–3
2. July 10, 1989 Boston, USA Clay ECU}} Andrés Gómez USA}} Todd Nelson Phillip Williamson 7–6 6–2
3. September 11, 1989 Geneva, Switzerland Clay ECU}} Andrés Gómez IRN}} Mansour Bahrami Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–3 7–5
4. April 16, 1990 Nice, France Clay FRA}} Yannick Noah URU}} Marcelo Filippini Horst Skoff 6–4 7–6

Career finals

Singles

Wins (3)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
Grand Prix Championship Series (2)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in final
1. June 6, 1988 Bologna, Italy Clay ESP}} Emilio Sánchez 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
2. April 24, 1989 Monte Carlo Masters, Monaco Clay GER}} Boris Becker 7–5, 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–5
3. May 15, 1989 Rome Masters, Italy Clay USA}} Andre Agassi 6–3, 4–6, 2–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–1
Runner-ups (5)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in final
1. May 13, 1991 Rome, Italy Clay ESP}} Emilio Sánchez 3–6, 1–6, 0–3, retired
2. July 8, 1991 Båstad, Sweden Clay SWE}} Magnus Gustafsson 1–6, 2–6
3. July 15, 1991 Stuttgart, Germany Clay GER}} Michael Stich 6–1, 6–7(9–11), 4–6, 2–6
4. March 13, 1992 Miami, USA Hard USA}} Michael Chang 5–7, 5–7
5. July 20, 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay USA}} Pete Sampras 3–6, 5–7, 3–6
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