|Full name||Diego Ayala|
|Country (sports)||United States|
|Born||April 29, 1979|
|Highest ranking||No. 431 (August 28, 2000)|
|Highest ranking||No. 100 (July 28, 2003)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
Diego Ayala (born April 29, 1979) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.
Born in Argentina, Ayala grew up in southern Florida and competed for the University of Miami in college tennis.
Ayala turned professional in 1998 and played most of his top level tennis in the doubles format, in which he reached as high as 100 in the world.
At the 2003 RCA Championships in Indianapolis he made the first and only final of his ATP Tour career. He and Robby Ginepri defeated the second and third seeded pairings en route to the final, where they faced Mario An?i? and Andy Ram. Ayala and Ginepri took the first set, then lost the second in a tiebreak, before losing a close final 5-7 in the third set. He also made it into the singles main draw, as a qualifier.
He won a total of three Challenger titles, all in doubles.
Ayala has coached Robby Ginepri and Jelena Jankovi?. He worked with Eugenie Bouchard at the 2005 Australian Open where she reached the quarter-finals. His association with Bouchard had begun when she was a junior and Ayala coached her at the Saviano Academy.
|Runner-up||July 27, 2003||Indianapolis, U.S.||International Series||Hard||Robby Ginepri|| Mario An?i?
|6-2, 6-7(3), 5-7|
|1.||2002||San Antonio, U.S.A.||Hard||Robert Kendrick|| Hugo Armando
|2.||2003||Waikoloa, U.S.A.||Hard||Robert Kendrick|| Levar Harper-Griffith
|4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2|
|3.||2003||Fresno, U.S.A.||Hard||Travis Parrott|| Paul Goldstein
|7-5, 4-6, 6-3|