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Leonardo Lavalle

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  • Pronounced: la-VAY-yeh
  • Age: 47 (14.07.1967)
  • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Residence: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
  • Weight: 175 lbs (79 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1985


As of 25.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




83-114 1 $903,200

Singles & Doubles combined





134-137 5 $903,200

Singles & Doubles combined

Residence: Mexico City, Mexico Single
Singles title: Doubles titles: 5, as follows:
1995--(1) Mexico City (w/Frana)
1991--(1) Tel Aviv 1993--(1) Mexico City (w/Oncins)
1990--(1) Rotterdam (w/Lozano)
1987--(1) Palermo (w/Panatta)
1986--(1) Scottsdale (w/M. Leach)
Year-by-Year Highlights:
1989- RD 16 at Australian Open; Doubles SF at Sydney/NSW (w/Saceanu), Monte
Carlo (w/J. Sanchez), Wimbledon (w/Frana); Doubles QF at Munich (w/Gustaf.)
1988- Runner-up at Frankfurt (l. Mayotte); Semifinalist at San Luis Ch.,
Salzburg Ch.; Quarterfinalist at Vienna Ch., Schenectady; Doubles Semi-
finalist at French Open (w/Moreno).
1987- Winner at San Luis Potosi Ch.; Quarterfinalist at Dortmund Ch.; Doubles
Semifinalist at Rye Brook (w/Goldie).
1986- Third Round at Philadelphia, Forest Hills-T.O.C., Rome; Doubles Semi-
finalist at Stockholm (w/Kohlberg).
1985- Winner at San Luis Potosi Ch.; Quarterfinalist at W. Palm Beach Ch.,
Geneva, Hong Kong.
Father, Luis, is the president of the Mexican Tennis Federation.
Coached by Gunther Bosch, former coach of Boris Becker.
Member of the Mexican Davis Cup team, winning crucial five-set matches
against West Germany's Michael Westphal in 1986 and Wally Masur of Australia
in 1988.
Captured the 1985 Wimbledon Junior singles title and teamed with Mihnea
Nastase to win the 1984 U.S. Open Junior doubles crown.
Turned professional after the 1985 U.S. Open.
Attended high school in the U.S., completing the ninth grade in Califor-
nia and grades 10-12 in Florida.
Reached his first Grand Prix final at Frankfurt in 1988, losing to Tim
Mayotte in three sets. Earlier defeated Anders Jarryd in the first round and
Henri Leconte in the semifinals.
Compiled a 11-10 match record and ranked No. 64 on the ATP computer in
1988, his best year-end finish. Fell to No. 132 in 1989, but earned a career
high $94,627.
Captured his first singles title (as a qualifier) at Tel Aviv on Oct. 12
1991, defeating Christo van Rensburg 62 36 63. He is the first Mexican to
win a title since Raul Ramirez in 1983.

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