Andrea Gaudenzi

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Andrea Gaudenzi
Country (sports)Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
ResidenceLondon, UK
Born (1973-07-30) 30 July 1973 (age 47)
Faenza, Italy
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2003
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,063,479
Singles
Career record219–231
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 18 (27 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1998)
French Open 4R (1994)
Wimbledon 2R (1996)
US Open 3R (1994)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 3R (1996)
Doubles
Career record86–113
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 59 (3 February 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1996, 1997)
US Open 3R (1996)

Andrea Gaudenzi (Italian pronunciation:  [anˈdrɛːa ɡauˈdɛntsi] ; born 30 July 1973) is an Italian former tennis player and the current chairman of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

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Gaudenzi was born in Faenza, Italy, and turned professional in 1990 after becoming Junior World Champion by winning both the French Open and US Open junior titles. He reached a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 18 in 1995.

He has victories over Roger Federer in 2002 Rome, Pete Sampras in the 2002 French Open, Jim Courier in the 1994 US Open as well as Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Muster, Michael Stich and Yevgeny Kafelnikov. He represented Italy at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he was defeated in the third round by the eventual champion Andre Agassi, and reached the Davis Cup Final in 1998, semifinals in 1995 and 1996, playing both singles and doubles. He won three ATP Tour titles and six finals, and he reached the semifinals in the Monte Carlo Master Series in 1995, losing to Thomas Muster.

Gaudenzi graduated in law from University of Bologna and obtained an MBA with Honors at IUM.[ citation needed ]

He currently serves as Executive Chairman of the ATP Tour, the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuits - the ATP Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour, and is a board member of ATP Media.[ citation needed ]

Previously, he was a partner and Chief Revenues Officer at Musixmatch, a music data company, and also co-founded and was CMO at Soldo, a financial services company.[ citation needed ]

Career finals

Singles (3 wins, 6 losses)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
ResultW/LDateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Jul 1994 Stuttgart, GermanyClay Flag of Spain.svg Alberto Berasategui 5–7, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss0–2Feb 1995 Dubai, UAEHard Flag of South Africa.svg Wayne Ferreira 3–6, 3–6
Loss0–3Aug 1995 San Marino Clay Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Muster 2–6, 0–6
Loss0–4Apr 1996 Estoril, PortugalClay Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Muster6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss0–5Sep 1997 Bucharest, RomaniaClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Richard Fromberg 1–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win1–5Mar 1998 Casablanca, MoroccoClay Flag of Spain.svg Álex Calatrava 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Loss1–6Jul 1998 Kitzbühel, AustriaClay Flag of Spain.svg Albert Costa 2–6, 6–1, 2–6, 6–3, 1–6
Win2–6May 2001 St. Poelten, AustriaClay Flag of Austria.svg Markus Hipfl 6–0, 7–5
Win3–6Jul 2001 Båstad, SwedenClay Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Bohdan Ulihrach 7–5, 6–3

Doubles (2 wins, 4 losses)

ResultW/LDateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss0–1Apr 1995 Barcelona, SpainClay Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević Flag of the United States.svg Trevor Kronemann
Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Macpherson
2–6, 4–6
Win1–1Feb 1996 Milan, ItalyCarpet (i) Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević Flag of Switzerland.svg Jakob Hlasek
Flag of France.svg Guy Forget
6–4, 7–5
Loss1–2Apr 1997 Estoril, PortugalClay Flag of Italy.svg Filippo Messori Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Kuerten
Flag of Brazil.svg Fernando Meligeni
2–6, 2–6
Win2–2Mar 1998 Casablanca. MoroccoClay Flag of Italy.svg Diego Nargiso Flag of Italy.svg Cristian Brandi
Flag of Italy.svg Filippo Messori
6–4, 7–6
Loss2–3May 2000 Sankt Pölten, AustriaClay Flag of Italy.svg Diego Nargiso Flag of India.svg Mahesh Bhupathi
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Andrew Kratzmann
6–7(10–12), 7–6(7–2), 4–6
Loss2–4Jul 2000 Båstad, SwedenClay Flag of Italy.svg Diego Nargiso Flag of Sweden.svg Nicklas Kulti
Flag of Sweden.svg Mikael Tillström
6–4, 2–6, 3–6

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