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José Luis Clerc : biography

August 16, 1958 -

José Luis Clerc (born August 16, 1958 in Buenos Aires) is a former Argentine professional tennis player, and one of the most important Argentine players in history.

Right handed, Batata Clerc started playing professionally in 1977, and won 25 ATP Titles, and retired in 1988. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 4 on August 4, 1981, following a run of 27 victories and 4 titles in one month, and had year-ending world rankings of No. 8 in 1980, No. 5 in 1981, No. 6 in 1982, and No. 8 in 1983.

Tennis career

Clerc represented Argentina for the Davis Cup from 1976 to 1989. With team mate Guillermo Vilas, Argentina was runner up of the 1981 Davis Cup losing 3–1 to United States in Cincinnati. He defeated Roscoe Tanner 7-5, 6-3, 8-6 in a singles match, but lost to John McEnroe in five sets, and to Fleming/McEnroe in doubles with Vilas.

Also with Vilas and Carlos Gattiker, Argentina won the 1980 World Team Cup, defeating Adriano Panatta 7-6, 6-3 to beat Italy 3–0 in the finals in Düsseldorf.

He received the ATP Sportsmanship Award of 1981, and Argentine Konex Awards in 1980 and 1990 for Merit in Tennis.

Clerc runs a tennis school in Argentina, participates in Senior tournaments, and regularly serves as a tennis analyst for ESPN Latin America and ESPN Deportes. He also coaches Julia Cohen, a top American junior player.

Clerc is currently developing and will serve as director of the "José Luis Clerc Tennis Academy" at Algodon Wine Estates in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina. He also serves as Ambassador to the "Algodon" brand.Where to Go Next. September 16, 2008. "Argentine Tennis Great, Jose Luis Clerc, Partners with Algodon Wine Estates To Develop Professional Tennis Academy. Retrieved on December 22, 2008 from http://www.wheretogonext.com/release.html?releaseID=135811

Titles (25)

Singles (25)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (1)
ATP Tour (24)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in Final Score in Final
1. May 21, 1978 Florence, Italy Clay FRA}} Patrice Dominguez 6–4, 6–2, 6–1
2. November 26, 1978 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay PAR}} Víctor Pecci 6–4, 6–4
3. December 4, 1978 Santiago de Chile, Chile Clay PAR}} Víctor Pecci 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
4. April 16, 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard RSA|1928}} Deon Joubert 6–2, 6–1
5. March 10, 1980 San José de Costa Rica, Costa Rica Hard USA}} Jimmy Connors 4–6, 2–6, retired
6. July 28, 1980 South Orange, New Jersey, U.S. Clay USA}} John McEnroe 6–3, 6–2
7. August 4, 1980 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay USA}} Mel Purcell 7–5, 6–3
8. September 29, 1980 Madrid, Spain Clay ARG}} Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 1–6, 1–6, 6–4, 6–2
9. November 3, 1980 Quito, Ecuador Clay PAR}} Víctor Pecci 6–4, 1–6, 10–8
10. November 17, 1980 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay FRG}} Rolf Gehring 6–7, 2–6, 7–5, 6–0, 6–3
11. May 11, 1981 Florence, Italy Clay MEX}} Raúl Ramírez 6–1, 6–2
12. May 18, 1981 Italian Open, Rome Clay PAR}} Víctor Pecci 6–3, 6–4, 6–0
13. July 13, 1981 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Clay CHI}} Hans Gildemeister 0–6, 6–2, 6–2
14. July 20, 1981 Washington D.C. Clay ARG}} Guillermo Vilas 7–5, 6–2
15. July 28, 1981 North Conway, New Hampshire, U.S. Clay ARG}} Guillermo Vilas 6–3, 6–2
16. August 3, 1981 Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S. Clay TCH}} Ivan Lendl 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
17. February 8, 1982 Richmond, Virginia, U.S. Carpet USA}} Fritz Buehning 3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
18. June 7, 1982 Venice, Italy Clay AUS}} Peter McNamara 7–6, 6–1
19. July 5, 1982 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay ARG}} Guillermo Vilas 6–1, 6–3, 6–2
20. July 12, 1982 Zell am See, Austria Clay SUI}} Heinz Günthardt 6–0, 3–6, 6–2, 6–1
21. November 15, 1982 Sao Paulo, Brazil Clay BRA|1968}} Marcos Hocevar 6–2, 6–7, 6–3
22. January 24, 1983 Guarujá, Brazil Hard SWE}} Mats Wilander 3–6, 7–5, 6–1
23. July 11, 1983 Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Clay USA}} Jimmy Arias 6–3, 6–1
24. July 18, 1983 Washington D.C., U.S. Clay USA}} Jimmy Arias 6–3, 3–6, 6–0
25. July 25, 1983 North Conway, New Hampshire, U.S. Clay ECU}} Andrés Gómez 6–3, 6–1

Personal

Jose Luis Clerc is married to Annalie and has two sons & a daughter, Juan Pablo 9/23/81, Dominique 1/12/84 & Nicolas 10/19/90.

Living octopus

Living octopus

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