Tito Vázquez

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Tito Vázquez
Full nameModesto Vázquez
Country (sports)Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina
Born (1949-01-01) 1 January 1949 (age 73)
Galicia, Spain
Career recordNo. 85 (5 March 1975)
Career titles0
Grand Slam singles results
French Open 2R (1973, 1974)
Wimbledon 1R (1972, 1975)
US Open 4R (1970)
Career titles2
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open QF (1974)
Wimbledon 1R (1974, 1975, 1977)
US Open 1R (1971, 1975)

Modesto "Tito" Vázquez (born 1 January 1949) is a tennis coach and former professional player from Argentina.



Vázquez, born in Galicia region of Spain, emigrated to Buenos Aires with his family at a young age. [1] They were one of many Spanish families to move to Argentina after the Civil War. [1] He had his third birthday while on the ship to South America. [1]

Playing career

A successful junior in Argentina, he went to UCLA and played NCAA tennis from 1967 to 1971 on a team that featured Jimmy Connors. [2] He played for Argentina during the 1968 Davis Cup for a tie against Venezuela in Caracas and in the 1970 Davis Cup when he played Chile in Buenos Aires. These were his only two appearances in the tournament. He made it to the fourth round of the 1970 US Open and en route defeated Pancho Segura, who was making his final singles appearance in a Grand Slam. [3] [4] At the 1974 French Open, Vázquez partnered Guillermo Vilas in the men's doubles and the pair reached the quarter-finals. It was with Vilas that he won his first title on the Grand Prix circuit, the doubles at Hilversum in 1974. His only other title came in Buenos Aires with Carlos Kirmayr in 1976. He reached another Grand Slam quarterfinal at the 1977 French Open with Raquel Giscafré in the mixed doubles.


As a coach, he led Víctor Pecci to the final of the 1979 French Open. [2] During his coaching career, he was the captain of the Davis Cup teams for Argentina, Paraguay, and Venezuela. He first captained Argentina in the late 1980s and again from 2009 to 2011. [5] Under Vázquez, Argentina finished second in the World Group in 2011. [6]

Grand Prix career finals

Doubles: 4 (2–2)

Loss0–11973 Jackson, United StatesHard Flag of Chile.svg Jaime Pinto-Bravo Flag of the United States.svg Zan Guerry
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Frew McMillan
2–6, 4–6
Loss0–21973 Kitzbühel, AustriaClay Flag of Brazil.svg José Edison Mandarino Flag of the United States.svg Jim McManus
Flag of Mexico.svg Raúl Ramírez
2–6, 2–6, 3–6
Win1–21974 Hilversum, NetherlandsClay Flag of Argentina.svg Guillermo Vilas Flag of Argentina.svg Lito Álvarez
Flag of Argentina.svg Julián Ganzábal
6–2, 3–6, 6–1, 6–2
Win2–21976 Buenos Aires, ArgentinaClay Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Kirmayr Flag of Argentina.svg Ricardo Cano
Flag of Chile.svg Belus Prajoux
6–4, 7–5

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