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Jaime Yzaga : biography

October 23, 1967 -

Jaime Yzaga Tori (born October 23, 1967 in Lima, Peru) is a former professional tennis player from Peru.

Tennis career

Juniors

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: - French Open: W (1985) Wimbledon: SF (1985) US Open: SF (1984)

Pro tour

Yzaga played on the professional tour from 1984 to 1996, reaching career-high rankings of World No. 18 in singles and World No. 54 in doubles (both in 1989). He was a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open in 1991, and at the US Open in 1994, reaching the final eight by defeating in back-to-back matches finalists of the previous edition: Cédric Pioline and Pete Sampras in 5 sets. Yzaga came back from a 2-sets-to-0 deficit against Pioline and 2-sets-to-1 against Sampras, in both those matches he won fewer points. He had earlier been the first ever opponent of Sampras in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of the 1988 US Open, also winning that match in 5 sets. Since retiring as a player, Yzaga has served as captain of Peru's Davis Cup team.

Singles titles (8)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1987 Schenectady, U.S. Hard USA}} Jim Pugh 0–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Winner 2. 1987 São Paulo, Brazil Hard BRA|1968}} Luiz Mattar 6–2, 4–6, 6–2
Winner 3. 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard ARG}} Javier Frana 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Runner-up 1. 1989 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay TCH}} Ivan Lendl 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 1990 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet USA}} Robbie Weiss 6–3, 6–7(7–9), 3–6
Winner 4. 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay USA}} Jimmy Arias 6–3, 7–5
Winner 5. 1992 Auckland, New Zealand Hard USA}} MaliVai Washington 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Winner 6. 1992 Tampa, U.S. Clay USA}} MaliVai Washington 3–6, 6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 1993 Charlotte, U.S. Clay ARG}} Horacio de la Peña 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 7. 1993 Tampa, U.S. Clay AUS}} Richard Fromberg 6–4, 6–2
Winner 8. 1993 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) CZE}} Petr Korda 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7)
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