Galo Blanco Career record 122-175 Career record 3-15 Coachee singles titles total 4 (Raonic), 1 (Melzer), 1 (Khachanov) Coachee(s) doubles titles total 1 (Melzer) List of notable tournaments (with champion)
Galo Blanco ( Spanish pronunciation: ; ['?alo '?la?ko] born 8 October 1976) is a retired professional [a] tennis player from Oviedo, Spain. After many years as a professional tennis coach Blanco joined the Davis Cup steering committee in 2018.
Most of Blanco's early professional tour appearances were earned by qualifying for tournaments. He would do so by winning the qualifier's rounds that are usually played before the tournaments themselves, to fill one last tournament spot. It was that way that he was able to participate at the
Fairmonts tournament in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S. in 1996, for example.
Blanco eventually began to be invited to tournaments, and his name has gained reasonable importance in the men's professional circuit. He came closest to winning a Grand Slam title in 1997, reaching the quarterfinals of the
French Open by defeating Neville Godwin, Magnus Gustafsson, Chris Woodruff and Petr Korda before losing to Pat Rafter. He won his only title in 1999 San Marino GO&FUN Open to his countryman Albert Portas and reached the final ( 2001 Mexican Open) and the semifinals in 2000 Majorca Open losing to eventual champion Marat Safin.
Blanco had two high-profile wins in majors, beating former 2-time US Open Champion,
Patrick Rafter, in the first round of the 2000 US Open, and in beating Pete Sampras in the second round of the 2001 French Open.
Blanco lost in the second round of the
2004 Australian Open. He announced his retirement after the 2006 Torneo Godó.
Blanco is a prominent tennis coach.
He has previously coached the rising Canadian star  Milos Raonic. This partnership ended in May 2013. He coached Canadian Filip Peliwo. He coached  Karen Khachanov until November 2017. He coached  Dominic Thiem from December 2017 until November 2018.
Life after tennis
Since the beginning of 2019 Blanco has been working on the new format Davis Cup event.
In June 2021, Kosmos announced the launch of an athlete management agency to be headed up by Blanco. 
ATP career finals
Singles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up)
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP 500 Series (0-1)
ATP 250 Series (1-0)
Finals by surface
Finals by setting
ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals
Singles: 9 (4-5)
ATP Challenger (4-5)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Prague, Czech Republic
7-5, 1-6, 7-5
(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.
Wins over top 10 ranked players
Wins over Top 10s per season
4-6, 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
7-6 (7-4), 7-5
Juan Carlos Ferrero
6-2, 7-6 (7-3)
French Open, Paris, France
7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-2