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Álex Calatrava
Country (sports) Spain
Born (1973-06-14) 14 June 1973 (age 48)
Cologne, West Germany
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro1993
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachJosé Francisco Altur
Prize money$1,335,933
Career record67-109
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 44 (12 February 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2001)
French Open2R (2001, 2002)
Wimbledon2R (2005)
US Open2R (2004)
Career record21-29
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 110 (10 October 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2005)
French Open2R (2005)
US Open1R (2005)

Alex Patricio Calatrava (born 14 June 1973) is a former tour tennis player from Spain, who turned professional in 1993. The right-hander won one singles title (2000, San Marino). He reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 44 in February 2001.

Tennis career

Calatrava defeated up and coming British star Alex Bogdanovic in five sets at 2004 US Open.[1]

In July 2005 Calatrava was beaten by 18-year old Novak Djokovic. The Serb dispatched Calatrava in straight sets at the Umag tournament in Croatia.[2]

Career finals

Grand Slam
Tennis Masters Cup
ATP Masters Series
ATP Tour

Singles (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Category Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 1998 Casablanca, Morocco World Series Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 4-6, 7-5, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Mar 2000 Delray Beach, United States International Series Hard Austria Stefan Koubek 1-6, 6-4, 4-6
Win 1-2 Jul 2000 San Marino, San Marino International Series Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 7-6(9-7), 1-6, 6-4


Calatrava was born in Germany while his parents lived there, returning to Spain live in 1980. His Spanish father, José, met his French mother, Gabrielle, while working Germany. Calatrava's uncle is the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.[3]

Calatrava lived in California from 1989 to 1991 and attended a high school for one year in Palm Springs. He also lived a year in Indian Wells under the guidance of Spanish coach José Higueras. He was the number one ranked junior player in California in 1991.[3]


  1. ^ "Bogdanovic bid ends". BBC Sport. 30 August 2004.
  2. ^ Soper, Aaron (25 July 2005). "Match Facts". ATP World Tour. UK. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Alex Calatrava - Tennis Players - Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved .

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