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Guillermo Pérez-Roldán : biography

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Guillermo Pérez-Roldán (born October 20, 1969 in Tandil, Argentina) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

Pérez-Roldán was known particularly as a strong clay court player. He turned professional in 1986. Between 1987 and 1993, he won nine top-level singles titles. His best Grand Slam performance came at the 1988 French Open, where he reached the quarter-finals before being knocked-out by Andre Agassi.

Tennis career

Juniors

Pérez-Roldán had an excellent junior career, winning the French Open Boys' Singles championship on his favored red clay in both 1986 and 1987 – he is the only individual to have captured the Boys' Singles championship at the French Open more than once.

Junior Grand Slam results:

Australian Open: - French Open: W (1986, 1987) Wimbledon: 2R (1985) US Open: 3R (1985)

Pro tour

He burst onto the scene as a teenager in 1988 by reaching the final of the Italian Open, where he battled Ivan Lendl in five grueling sets. Later that year, at the US Open, John McEnroe famously expressed outrage at being seeded significantly lower than Pérez-Roldán, who had not yet won a match on hard courts. However, Pérez-Roldán silenced critics by progressing further in the tournament than McEnroe. He was named Rolex Rookie of the Year in 1988, influenced no doubt by his run to the finals of the Italian Open and the quarter-finals of the French Open that year.

Pérez-Roldán is currently tied for tenth on the list of most titles won by a teenager in the Open Era (five).

His career-high singles ranking was World No. 13 (in 1988), and his career prize-money earnings totalled $1,686,341. In the early 1990s, his career was hamstrung by injuries, and he finally retired from the professional tour in 1996.

Doubles finals

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 July 1988 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay SWE}} Magnus Gustafsson ESP}} Sergio Casal Emilio Sánchez Vicario 6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 19 September 1988 Geneva, Switzerland Clay ARG}} Gustavo Luza IRI}} Mansour Bahrami Tomáš Šmíd 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2. 11 September 1989 Geneva, Switzerland Clay IRI}} Mansour Bahrami ECU}} Andrés Gómez Alberto Mancini 3–6, 5–7

Singles finals

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (9)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 4 May 1987 Munich, Germany Clay Slovakia}} Marián Vajda 6–3, 7–6
Winner 2. 15 June 1987 Athens, Greece Clay GER}} Tore Meinecke 6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 27 July 1987 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay CZE}} Miloslav Mečíř 4–6, 6–1, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 3. 16 November 1987 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay USA}} Jay Berger 3–2 ret.
Winner 4. 2 May 1988 Munich, Germany Clay SWE}} Jonas Svensson 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 9 May 1988 Rome, Italy Clay USA}} Ivan Lendl 6–2, 4–6, 2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 25 July 1988 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay ESP}} Emilio Sánchez 3–6, 1–6, 6–3, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 8 August 1988 Prague, Czechoslovakia Clay AUT}} Thomas Muster 4–6, 7–5, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 7 November 1988 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay ESP}} Javier Sánchez 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 11 September 1989 Geneva, Switzerland Clay SUI}} Marc Rosset 4–6, 5–7
Winner 5. 25 September 1989 Palermo, Italy Clay ITA}} Paolo Canè 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 5 March 1990 Casablanca, Morocco Clay AUT}} Thomas Muster 1–6, 7–6(6), 2–6
Runner-up 8. 9 April 1990 Barcelona, Spain Clay ECU}} Andrés Gómez 0–6, 6–7(1), 6–3, 6–0, 2–6
Runner-up 9. 16 July 1990 Stuttgart Outdoor, Germany Clay CRO}} Goran Ivanišević 7–6(2), 1–6, 4–6, 6–7(5)
Winner 6. 20 August 1990 San Marino Clay ITA}} Omar Camporese 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 29 April 1991 Munich, Germany Clay SWE}} Magnus Gustafsson 6–3, 3–6, 3–4, ret.
Winner 7. 29 July 1991 San Marino Clay FRA}} Frédéric Fontang 6–3, 6–1
Winner 8. 16 March 1992 Casablanca, Morocco Clay ESP}} Germán López 2–6, 7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 11. 15 June 1992 Genova, Italy Clay UKR}} Andrei Medvedev 3–6, 4–6
Winner 9. 15 March 1993 Casablanca, Morocco Clay MAR}} Younes El Aynaoui 6–4, 6–3
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