Andrea Gaudenzi
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Andrea Gaudenzi
Andrea Gaudenzi
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceLondon, UK
Born (1973-07-30) 30 July 1973 (age 48)
Faenza, Italy
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1990
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,063,479
Career record219-231
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 18 (27 February 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1998)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon2R (1996)
US Open3R (1994)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games3R (1996)
Career record86-113
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 59 (3 February 1997)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1996, 1997)
US Open3R (1996)

Andrea Gaudenzi (Italian pronunciation: [an'dr?:a ?au'd?ntsi]; born 30 July 1973) is an Italian former tennis player and the current chairman of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).

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.[]

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.[]

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.[]

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)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 1994 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 5-7, 3-6, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 0-2 Feb 1995 Dubai, UAE Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira 3-6, 3-6
Loss 0-3 Aug 1995 San Marino Clay Austria Thomas Muster 2-6, 0-6
Loss 0-4 Apr 1996 Estoril, Portugal Clay Austria Thomas Muster 6-7(4-7), 4-6
Loss 0-5 Sep 1997 Bucharest, Romania Clay Australia Richard Fromberg 1-6, 6-7(2-7)
Win 1-5 Mar 1998 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Álex Calatrava 6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Loss 1-6 Jul 1998 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Albert Costa 2-6, 6-1, 2-6, 6-3, 1-6
Win 2-6 May 2001 St. Poelten, Austria Clay Austria Markus Hipfl 6-0, 7-5
Win 3-6 Jul 2001 Båstad, Sweden Clay Czech Republic Bohdan Ulihrach 7-5, 6-3

Doubles (2 wins, 4 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Apr 1995 Barcelona, Spain Clay Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? United States Trevor Kronemann
Australia David Macpherson
2-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Feb 1996 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? Switzerland Jakob Hlasek
France Guy Forget
6-4, 7-5
Loss 1-2 Apr 1997 Estoril, Portugal Clay Italy Filippo Messori Brazil Gustavo Kuerten
Brazil Fernando Meligeni
2-6, 2-6
Win 2-2 Mar 1998 Casablanca. Morocco Clay Italy Diego Nargiso Italy Cristian Brandi
Italy Filippo Messori
6-4, 7-6
Loss 2-3 May 2000 Sankt Pölten, Austria Clay Italy Diego Nargiso India Mahesh Bhupathi
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6-7(10-12), 7-6(7-2), 4-6
Loss 2-4 Jul 2000 Båstad, Sweden Clay Italy Diego Nargiso Sweden Nicklas Kulti
Sweden Mikael Tillström
6-4, 2-6, 3-6

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