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David Sanchez

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David Sanchez
  • Age: 35 (20.04.1978)
  • Birthplace: Zamora, Spain
  • Residence: Zamora, Spain
  • Height: 6' (183 cm)
  • Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1997
  • Coach: Jose Luis Aparisi
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Spain

Spain

As of 14.04.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

41

24.02.2003

86-118 2 $1,451,767

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

180

04.10.2004

9-21 0 $1,451,767

Singles & Doubles combined

2004 IN REVIEW

The Spaniard finished in Top 100 for fifth consecutive season in INDESIT ATP Entry Ranking after reaching two SF…Produced career-best ATP Masters Series performance in Rome, reaching 3rd RD…Began season with 2nd RD showings in Auckland and Australian Open, before turning to South American clay in February…In attempt to defend Vina del Mar title, advanced to SF (d. Gaudio in QF, l. to Kuerten)…On hard courts, reached 2nd RD at AMS tournaments in Indian Wells (l. to Agassi) and Miami (l. to Moya)…Enjoyed successful European clay season, advancing to 3rd RD at Foro Italico in Rome for first time with wins over Andreev and Canas before losing to Pavel in two tie-breaks…Two weeks later, advanced to second SF of season in St. Poelten (l. to eventual champion Volandri)…At Roland Garros, came back from two sets down against Koubek in 1st RD but eventually lost in five…Played lone grass court event at Wimbledon, losing in 1st RD to Hrbaty…Returned to clay and reached QF in Amersfoort (l. to eventual champion Verkerk)…Advanced to 2nd RD at US Open for first time in career (l. to Mello)…Went back to clay in September and reached final at Szczecin Challenger (l. to Massa)…Finished season indoors with 1st RD losses in Moscow and Madrid…In doubles, reached SF in Valencia (w/Andreev).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1997-Winner at Spain #7 Satellite (55 points) and Spain #9 Satellite (50 points)...Advanced to 2nd RD at Merano and Seville Challengers...1998-Reached his first QF at Merano Challenger...1999-Won first Challenger title in Brasov (d. Guardiola) to finish in Top 200...2000-Finished in Top 100 for first time with outstanding Challenger results and breakthrough in ATP tournaments...Compiled 31-11 record in Challenger play, winning titles in Lisbon (d. Vanek) and Lugano (d. Savolt)...Also reached final in Ulm Challenger...Made ATP debut in June in Umag, defeating Sargsian and Blanco before losing to eventual champion Rios in QF...2001-Reached 3rd RD in first ever appearance at Roland Garros...Came back from two sets down for first time in his career to defeat M. Norman in first five-set match and defeated '98 champion Moya also in five sets in 2nd RD (l. to Federer)...Enjoyed successful summer campaign on clay, reaching 3rd RD in Stuttgart, QF in Sopot and San Marino Challenger in successive weeks...Also advanced to QF in Palermo and final of Cagliari Challenger (l. to Vicente)...2002-Finished in Top 100 for third straight year and reached QF or better in six clay tournaments, including SF in Bucharest..Also captured one Challenger title in Braunschweig (d. Acasuso)...Finished season with SF showing in Bucharest (l. to Ferrer), final at Szczecin Challenger (l. to Davydenko) and QF in Palermo…2003- A breakthrough season, winning two ATP titles and finishing in Top 50 for first time...Won a personal-best 23 matches, 20 coming on his favorite clay surface...In first clay outing of season in Vina del Mar, captured his first ATP title (d. Rios)...Returned to hard courts in March and reached QF in Scottsdale...In May, reached SF in St. P÷lten (ret. vs. Roddick) and two months later reached QF in Gstaad...Put together his best stretch in August-September with a runner-up at San Marino Challenger (l. to Di Mauro), ATP title in Bucharest (d. Massu) and SF at Szczecin Challenger...Compiled a 20-14 record on clay...Earned a career-high $375,204.

PERSONAL

Began playing tennis at age 10 in his hometown and then went to Barcelona to train at Catalan Federation... Nickname is "Don Quixote"...Won Spanish junior championship...Parents Francisco and Elena...Has one older brother...No relation to former ATP stars Emilio and Javier Sanchez...His dream as a child was to be a policeman...Played soccer and karate as a youngster...Big fan of Real Madrid soccer team...His favorite athlete was track star Ben Johnson...Considers clay as favorite surface and best shot his forehand...Coached by countryman and former ATP pro Jose Luis Aparisi.

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