Christian Miniussi
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Christian Miniussi
Christian Miniussi
Full nameChristian Carlos Miniussi Ventureira
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1967-07-05) 5 July 1967 (age 55)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1995
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$651,069
Singles
Career record58-82
Career titles1
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 57 (18 May 1992)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (1987, 1992)
French Open4R (1991)
Wimbledon1R (1990, 1992)
US Open1R (1992)
Doubles
Career record97-94
Career titles5
5 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 37 (15 August 1988)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (1991, 1992)
French Open3R (1991)
Wimbledon1R (1990)
US Open2R (1990)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1991)
Medal record
Last updated on: 28 December 2021.

Christian Carlos Miniussi Ventureira (born 5 July 1967) is a former tennis player from Argentina.

Miniussi turned professional in 1984. He started playing tennis at the Adrogué Tennis Club and he also represented his native country as a lucky loser at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he was defeated in the first round by France's Fabrice Santoro. In the doubles competition Miniussi claimed the bronze medal alongside Javier Frana.

The right-hander won one career title in singles (São Paulo, 1991). He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 18 May 1992, when he became the number 57 of the world.

ATP career finals

Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (1-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (0-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (1-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Nov 1991 São Paulo, Brazil World Series Hard Brazil Jaime Oncins 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 1-1 Feb 1992 Maceió, Brazil World Series Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell 6-7(12-14), 7-5, 2-6

Doubles: 10 (5 titles, 5 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP International Series (5-5)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (5-5)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (5-5)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Feb 1985 Buenos Aires, Argentina Grand Prix Clay Argentina Martín Jaite Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea
Uruguay Diego Pérez
6-4, 6-3
Loss 1-1 Sep 1987 Barcelona, Spain Grand Prix Clay Argentina Javier Frana Czechoslovakia Miloslav Me?í?
Czech Republic Tomá? ?míd
1-6, 2-6
Loss 1-2 May 1988 Munich, Germany Grand Prix Clay Argentina Alberto Mancini United States Rick Leach
United States Jim Pugh
1-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 2-2 May 1988 Florence, Italy Grand Prix Clay Argentina Javier Frana Italy Claudio Pistolesi
Austria Horst Skoff
7-6, 6-4
Loss 2-3 Jul 1988 Bordeaux, France Grand Prix Clay Italy Diego Nargiso Sweden Joakim Nyström
Italy Claudio Panatta
1-6, 4-6
Win 3-3 Aug 1988 St. Vincent, Italy Grand Prix Clay Argentina Alberto Mancini Italy Paolo Canè
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6-4, 5-7, 6-3
Loss 3-4 Oct 1988 Palermo, Italy Grand Prix Clay Argentina Alberto Mancini Austria Carlos di Laura
Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
3-6, 5-7
Win 4-4 Sep 1989 Barcelona, Spain Grand Prix Clay Argentina Gustavo Luza Spain Sergio Casal
Czech Republic Tomá? ?míd
7-6, 5-7, 6-3
Loss 4-5 Aug 1991 San Marino, San Marino World Series Clay Uruguay Diego Pérez Spain Jordi Arrese
Spain Carlos Costa
3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 5-5 Jul 1992 Båstad, Sweden World Series Clay Spain Tomás Carbonell Sweden Christian Bergström
Sweden Magnus Gustafsson
6-4, 7-5

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures Finals

Singles: 6 (2-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-4)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (2-4)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 1989 Santos, Brazil Challenger Clay Argentina Gabriel Markus 2-6, 2-6
Win 1-1 Feb 1990 Nairobi, Kenya Challenger Clay Peru Pablo Arraya 2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Win 2-1 Feb 1990 Nairobi II, Kenya Challenger Clay Netherlands Menno Oosting 6-2, 7-6
Loss 2-2 Apr 1990 Estoril, Portugal Challenger Clay France Thierry Tulasne 2-6, 2-3 ret.
Loss 2-3 Oct 1993 Curitiba, Brazil Challenger Clay Austria Gilbert Schaller 4-6, 0-6
Loss 2-4 Jul 1994 Pozna?, Poland Challenger Clay Austria Horst Skoff 7-6, 3-6, 4-6

Doubles: 11 (5-6)

Legend
ATP Challenger (5-6)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (5-6)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Mar 1989 Casablanca, Morocco Challenger Clay Argentina Marcelo Ingaramo Czech Republic Josef Cihak
Netherlands Mark Koevermans
4-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Feb 1990 Nairobi, Kenya Challenger Clay Belgium Eduardo Masso Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva
Netherlands Menno Oosting
3-6, 7-5, 7-6
Loss 1-2 Mar 1990 Cairo, Egypt Challenger Clay Belgium Eduardo Masso Czech Republic Tomas Anzari
Czech Republic David Rikl
3-6, 7-6, 5-7
Win 2-2 Apr 1990 Oporto, Portugal Challenger Clay Argentina Eduardo Bengoechea Spain José Clavet
Spain Francisco Roig
6-0, 6-3
Win 3-2 Aug 1991 Cervia, Italy Challenger Clay Uruguay Diego Perez Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
6-3, 6-4
Loss 3-3 Aug 1991 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay Argentina Roberto Arguello Soviet Union Vladimir Gabrichidze
Czech Republic Martin Strelba
6-1, 3-6, 4-6
Win 4-3 Sep 1991 Merano, Italy Challenger Clay Spain Carlos Costa Czech Republic Josef Cihak
Czech Republic Tomas Anzari
6-3, 6-3
Loss 4-4 Aug 1993 Geneva, Switzerland Challenger Clay Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri Sweden Jan Apell
Sweden Nicklas Utgren
4-6, 2-6
Loss 4-5 Feb 1994 Punta del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Uruguay Marcelo Filippini
Uruguay Diego Perez
7-6, 6-7, 6-7
Loss 4-6 Jun 1994 Furth, Germany Challenger Clay Argentina Gaston Etlis Czech Republic Vojtech Flegl
Australia Andrew Florent
6-7, 1-6
Win 5-6 Mar 1995 Punta del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay Uruguay Diego Perez Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Patricio Arnold
4-6, 7-5, 6-1

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A A A Q2 1R A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
French Open 3R A 1R A 1R 4R 1R A Q1 0 / 5 5-5 50%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R A 1R A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
US Open A A A A A A 1R A Q1 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 2-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-2 3-1 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 / 10 5-10 33%
ATP Masters Series
Miami A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Hamburg A 1R A A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Rome A A A A 1R 3R QF A A 0 / 3 5-3 63%
Win-loss 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 2-1 3-4 0-0 0-0 0 / 7 5-7 42%

Doubles

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R A A A 2R 2R 0 / 3 2-3 40%
French Open 1R A A 2R 2R 2R 3R 1R 0 / 6 5-6 45%
Wimbledon A A A A A 1R A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
US Open A A A A A 2R A 1R 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-loss 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 1-1 2-3 3-2 1-3 0 / 12 8-12 40%
ATP Masters Series
Miami A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 1R 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Hamburg A QF 2R A 2R A A 1R 0 / 4 4-4 50%
Rome A A 2R A A QF A 2R 0 / 3 4-3 57%
Win-loss 0-0 2-1 2-2 0-0 1-1 2-1 0-0 1-4 0 / 9 8-9 47%

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