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Omar Camporese : biography

8 May 1968 -

Omar Camporese ( born 8 May 1968) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.

Career

Born in Bologna, Camporese turned professional in 1987. He reached his first top-level singles final in 1990 at San Marino, where he lost to Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6–3, 6–3.

In 1991, Camporese won his first tour singles title in Rotterdam, defeating Ivan Lendl in the final 3–6, 7–6, 7–6. At the Australian Open the same year he lost against Boris Becker in a 311 minutes long match. Becker won 7-6, 7-6, 0-6, 4-6, 14-12 which is the second longest match in the tournament's history. 1992 saw Camporese win his second tour singles title at Milan, where he beat Goran Ivanišević in the final 3–6, 6–3, 6–4.

Camporese's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1992 Australian Open, where he reached the fourth round before being knocked out by Lendl.

During his career, Camporese won two top-level singles titles and five tour doubles titles. His career high rankings were World No. 18 in singles and World No. 27 in doubles (both in 1992). His career prize-money totalled $1,609,837. Camporese retired from the professional tour in 1998.

Doubles finals

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 3 October 1989 Basel Carpet SUI}} Claudio Mezzadri FRG}} Udo Riglewski Michael Stich 3-6, 6-4, 0-6
Winner 1. 5 February 1990 Milan Carpet (i) ITA}} Diego Nargiso NED}} Tom Nijssen Udo Riglewski 6-4, 6-4
Runner-up 2. 2 April 1990 Estoril Clay ITA}} Paolo Canè ESP}} Sergio Casal Emilio Sánchez 5-7, 6-4, 5-7
Winner 2. 30 April 1990 Madrid Clay ESP}} Juan Carlos Báguena ECU}} Andrés Gómez Javier Sánchez 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Runner-up 3. 9 July 1990 Gstaad Clay ESP}} Javier Sánchez ESP}} Sergio Casal Emilio Sánchez 3-6, 6-3, 5-7
Winner 3. 4 February 1991 Milan Carpet (i) CRO}}Goran Ivanišević NED}}Tom Nijssen Cyril Suk 6-4, 7-6
Winner 4. 13 May 1991 Rome Clay CRO}}Goran Ivanišević USA}} Luke JensenLaurie Warder 6-2, 6-3
Winner 5. 17 June 1991 Manchester Grass CRO}}Goran Ivanišević GBR}} Nick Brown Andrew Castle 6-4, 6-3
Runner-up 4. 15 July 1991 Stuttgart Clay YUG}} Goran Ivanišević AUS}} Wally Masur Emilio Sánchez 6-4, 3-6, 4-6

Singles finals

Legend
Grand Slam (0-0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Tour (2-1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 20 August 1990 San Marino Clay ARG}} Guillermo Pérez-Roldán 3-6, 3-6
Winner 1. 25 February 1991 Rotterdam Carpet (i) TCH}} Ivan Lendl 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
Winner 2. 25 February 1992 Milan Carpet (i) CRO}} Goran Ivanišević 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
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