Jaime Yzaga
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Jaime Yzaga
Jaime Yzaga
Country (sports) Peru
ResidenceLima, Peru
Born (1967-10-23) 23 October 1967 (age 53)
Lima, Peru
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1985
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,235,560
Career record265-222
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 18 (30 October 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1991)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon2R (1991, 1992, 1994)
US OpenQF (1994)
Career record55-55
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 54 (20 November 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1989)
US Open1R (1989, 1990)

Jaime Yzaga Tori (born 23 October 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Peru.

Tennis career

As a junior, Yzaga won the French Open in 1985 and reached the semifinals of Wimbledon (also in 1985) and of the US Open (1984).

Yzaga played on the professional tour from 1984 to 1996, reaching career-high rankings of world No. 18 in singles and world No. 54 in doubles (both in 1989).

He was a quarterfinalist at the Australian Open in 1991, and at the US Open in 1994, reaching the final eight by defeating in back-to-back matches finalists of the previous edition: Cédric Pioline and Pete Sampras in five sets. Yzaga came back from a 2-sets-to-0 deficit against Pioline and 2-sets-to-1 against Sampras. At 5'7" / 1.70m, he was the shortest Grand Slam tournament quarterfinalist until Diego Schwartzman, also 5'7", at the 2017 U.S. Open.[1]

He had earlier been the first-ever opponent of Sampras in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of the 1988 US Open, also winning that match in 5 sets.

Since retiring as a player, Yzaga has served as captain of Peru's Davis Cup team.

Career finals

Singles (8 wins - 3 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Jul 1987 Schenectady, U.S. Hard United States Jim Pugh 0-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-1
Win 2-0 Nov 1987 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Brazil Luiz Mattar 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Win 3-0 Nov 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Argentina Javier Frana 7-6(7-4), 6-2
Loss 3-1 May 1989 Forest Hills, U.S. Clay Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 2-6, 1-6
Loss 3-2 Oct 1990 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet United States Robbie Weiss 6-3, 6-7(7-9), 3-6
Win 4-2 May 1991 Charlotte, U.S. Clay United States Jimmy Arias 6-3, 7-5
Win 5-2 Jan 1992 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States MaliVai Washington 7-6(8-6), 6-4
Win 6-2 Apr 1992 Tampa, U.S. Clay United States MaliVai Washington 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Loss 6-3 Apr 1993 Charlotte, U.S. Clay Argentina Horacio de la Peña 6-3, 3-6, 4-6
Win 7-3 May 1993 Tampa, U.S. Clay Australia Richard Fromberg 6-4, 6-2
Win 8-3 Oct 1993 Sydney Indoor, Australia Hard (i) Czech Republic Petr Korda 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 7-6(9-7)

Doubles (3 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 May 1988 Boston, U.S. Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bruno Ore?ar Mexico Jorge Lozano
United States Todd Witsken
6-3, 5-7, 2-6
Loss 0-1 May 1989 Charleston, U.S. Clay Mexico Agustín Moreno Sweden Mikael Pernfors
Sweden Tobias Svantesson
4-6, 6-4, 5-7
Loss 0-2 Oct 1989 Bordeaux, France Clay Mexico Agustín Moreno Spain Tomás Carbonell
Peru Carlos di Laura
4-6, 3-6


  1. ^ "Denis Shapovalov's New York adventure comes to an end". The Irish Times. 4 September 2017.

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