Sergi Bruguera

Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain


Sergi Bruguera ushered in the golden age of Spanish tennis in the early ‘90s. With precision groundstrokes and an extra dose of determination, Bruguera captured back-to-back French Open titles (in ’93 and ’94) and launched the armada of classic clay courters, who invaded the Top 10 and dominated the clay court season.

Career Highlights

-In 1989, his first full year on tour, Bruguera won a Challenger in Cairo, advanced to the semifinals in Rome and rose to No. 26 in the world. He was named Newcomer of the Year.

-His best results came at the French Open where he was an underdog in the ’93 final, but won a hard-fought, five-set victory over then World No. 1 Jim Courier. He repeated as Champion the next year, defeating countryman Alberto Berasategui.

-Bruguera played Davis Cup for Spain six times between 1990 and 1995, compiling a record of 12-11 in singles and doubles.

-He won the Silver Medal for Spain in singles at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, losing to Andre Agassi.

-Sergi achieved his highest singles ranking in 1994 at No. 3 and his highest doubles ranking in 1991 at No. 49.

-17 career titles: 14 in singles; 3 in doubles.

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