Antonio Muñoz (tennis)

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Antonio Muñoz
Country (sports)Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1951-03-01) 1 March 1951 (age 69)
Barcelona, Spain
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record98–166 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix, and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 74 (15 October 1973)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 3R (1974)
Wimbledon 2R (1979)
US Open 2R (1972, 1974, 1975, 1977)
Doubles
Career record108–129 (Grand Slam, Grand Prix and WCT level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open QF (1972)
Wimbledon 2R (1970)
US Open QF (1972)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (1972)

Antonio Muñoz (born 1 March 1951) is a former professional tennis player from Barcelona, Spain.

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During his career, Muñoz reached seven ATP doubles finals, winning on three occasions. He reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 74 in 1973. As a junior, Muñoz won the boys' singles at the French Open in 1969.

Career finals

Doubles (3 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
ResultNo.DateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1.May 1974 Munich, West GermanyClay Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Manuel Orantes Flag of Germany.svg Jürgen Fassbender
Flag of Germany.svg Hans-Jürgen Pohmann
2–6, 6–4, 7–6, 6–2
Win2.Oct 1974 Madrid, Spain Clay Flag of France.svg Patrice Dominguez Flag of the United States.svg Brian Gottfried
Flag of Mexico.svg Raúl Ramírez
6–1, 6–3
Win3.Jul 1977 Hilversum, NetherlandsGrass Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg José Higueras Flag of France.svg Jean-Louis Haillet
Flag of France.svg François Jauffret
6–1, 6–4, 2–6, 6–1

Doubles finalist (4)


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