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Emilio Benfele Álvarez
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceMunich, Germany
Born (1972-11-15) 15 November 1972 (age 49)
Figueres, Spain
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Turned pro1989
Retired2005
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$898,962
Singles
Career record45-67
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 81 (5 May 1997)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (1998)
French Open2R (1995, 1998)
Wimbledon2R (1997)
US Open1R (1997)
Doubles
Career record20-46
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 91 (5 July 2004)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2002)
French Open1R (2000)
WimbledonQ1 (1995)

Emilio Benfele Álvarez (born 15 November 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Spain who retired in 2005. His favourite surface was clay, and he achieved his only ATP final in 2000 in Kitzbühel. At the same tournament he reached the semifinals in 1996, he got into Kitzbühel draw after losing in the last round of qualifying and beat specialists at clay: Santoro, Clavet, Medvedev and top seed Muster before losing in three sets to Berasategui in the semifinals. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 81 in 1997 (and No. 91 in doubles in 2004).

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2000 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain Àlex Corretja 3-6, 1-6, 0-3, ret.

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-ups)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 2001 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Enzo Artoni Spain Tomás Carbonell
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
2-6, 6-2, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Sep 2002 Bucharest, Romania Clay Argentina Andrés Schneiter Germany Jens Knippschild
Sweden Peter Nyborg
3-6, 3-6

Top 10 wins

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Benfele Rank
1996
1. Austria Thomas Muster 2 Austrian Open, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay QF 6-1, 7-5 160

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