Julian Alonso
Get Juli%C3%A1n Alonso essential facts below. View Videos or join the Juli%C3%A1n Alonso discussion. Add Juli%C3%A1n Alonso to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Juli%C3%A1n Alonso
Julián Alonso
Country (sports) Spain  United States
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Miami, United States
Born (1977-08-02) 2 August 1977 (age 45)
Canet de Mar, Spain
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1996
Retired2003
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$ 1.852,891
Singles
Career record52-64
Career titles2
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 30 (15 June 1998)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1998, 1999)
French Open1R (1998, 1999)
Wimbledon1R (1998, 1999)
US Open1R (1997, 1998)
Doubles
Career record34-48
Career titles2
2 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 53 (31 August 1998)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (1998, 1999)
French OpenQF (1998)
US Open1R (1998)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French Open1R (1998)
Last updated on: 3 April 2022.

Julián Alonso Pintor (born 2 August 1977) is a Spanish-American former professional tennis player, who turned professional in 1995 and retired in 2003. He was known in tennis because of his powerful serve, compared with the Goran Ivanisevic´s service. In 1997, playing against Ivanisevic (2nd seeded), in Long Island, beat him for first Top 10 victory en route to semifinal and in that match fired a 143 mph serve to become just third player (Philippoussis, Rusedski) to register a serve of at least 143. He is the founder of "Julian Alonso Team" Academy located in Palm Beach, FL and Barcelona (Club tennis Els Gorchs) focusing on junior development and also is Coaching pro players (Arantxa Rus ) since 2018 as many others before Like, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Nicolas Almagro, Sabine Lisicki, Ajla Tomljanovic and more.

Married to Arantxa Vivanco and father of two children.[1]

Tennis career

Alonso was awarded the ATP Newcomer of the Year prize after winning his first ATP title in Santiago and finishing in the Top 30 in 1997. In the final of the tournament, he defeated Marcelo Ríos, World No. 1 ranking 6-1, 6-2 in 46 min. Previously, that same year, Tim Henman after being defeated by Alonso at "The Lipton" Key Biscayne (current Miami open) declared: "Julian will be the next number 1 in the World before Wimbledon"[2]

After this promising start, however, his career is considered underwhelming; he only won one more title (Bologna, 1998) and retired in 2003 after half year playing only Challengers. He confessed that the decline of his career started with the relationship with Martina Hingis. The pressure of the media and his mother-in-law made Alonso's ranking and self-confidence fall.[2] He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 29 in June 1998 (after winning his second and final title). He used to play doubles in Davis Cup Spanish team with Joan Ballcells during Manolo Santana captaincy, and several single matches.

ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (2-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (2-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (2-1)
Indoors (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 1997 Kitzbühel, Austria World Series Clay Belgium Filip Dewulf 6-7(2-7), 4-6, 1-6
Win 1-1 Nov 1997 Santiago, Chile World Series Clay Chile Marcelo Ríos 6-2, 6-1
Win 2-1 Jun 1998 Bologna, Italy World Series Clay Morocco Karim Alami 6-1, 6-4

Doubles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (2-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (1-0)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (2-1)
Indoors (0-0)


Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Sep 1997 Marbella, Spain World Series Clay Morocco Karim Alami Spain Alberto Berasategui
Spain Jordi Burillo
4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Loss 1-1 Nov 1997 Santiago, Chile World Series Clay Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
6-7, 7-5, 4-6
Win 2-1 Aug 1998 Long Island, United States International Series Hard Spain Javier Sánchez United States Brandon Coupe
United States Dave Randall
6-4, 6-4

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 4 (2-2)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-2)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 1997 Dresden, Germany Challenger Clay Belgium Dick Norman 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-1 Jul 1997 Venice, Italy Challenger Clay Germany Marcello Craca 6-3, 6-7, 6-0
Win 2-1 Jul 1997 Contrexeville, France Challenger Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 6-4, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Jul 2001 Montauban, France Challenger Clay Germany Oliver Gross 0-6, 1-4 ret.

Doubles: 6 (2-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (2-3)
ITF Futures (0-1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (2-3)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 1996 Alicante, Spain Challenger Clay Spain Emilio Sanchez Spain Jose-Antonio Conde
Portugal Nuno Marques
4-6, 5-7
Win 1-1 Jun 1998 Zagreb, Croatia Challenger Clay Argentina Mariano Puerta Spain Eduardo Nicolas-Espin
Spain German Puentes-Alcaniz
6-1, 6-4
Win 2-1 Jul 2000 Venice, Italy Challenger Clay North Macedonia Aleksandar Kitinov Italy Andrea Gaudenzi
Italy Diego Nargiso
7-6(7-3), 7-5
Loss 2-2 Jun 2001 Weiden, Germany Challenger Clay United States Hugo Armando Czech Republic Petr Kovacka
Czech Republic Pavel Kudrnac
walkover
Loss 2-3 Jun 2001 Andorra la Vella, Andorra Challenger Hard Spain Jairo Velasco Russia Denis Golovanov
Finland Tuomas Ketola
3-6, 4-6
Loss 2-4 Apr 2007 Spain F15, Reus Futures Clay Spain Gerard Granollers-Pujol Spain David Marrero
Spain Pablo Santos-Gonzalez
4-6, 4-6

Performance timeline

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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 2R 1R Q1 0 / 3 2-3 40%
French Open Q2 1R 1R Q1 Q3 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Wimbledon A 1R 1R A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
US Open 1R 1R A A A 0 / 2 0-2 0%
Win-loss 0-1 1-4 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 / 9 2-9 18%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Miami 3R 1R A A A 0 / 2 2-2 50%
Monte Carlo A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Hamburg A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Rome A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 2-1 0-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 / 6 2-6 25%

Doubles

Tournament 1998 1999 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 0 / 2 0-2 0%
French Open QF 1R 0 / 2 3-2 60%
Wimbledon A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
US Open 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 3-3 0-2 0 / 5 3-5 38%
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Q2 A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Miami 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Monte Carlo 2R A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Hamburg 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Rome 1R A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Win-loss 1-4 0-0 0 / 4 1-4 20%

References

  1. ^ "Julian Alonso's career". ATP World tour. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b Silvia Taulés (14 May 2015). "Julián Alonso, una carrera truncada por el amor (a Martina Hingis)". El Mundo (in Spanish).

External links

Awards
Preceded by ATP Newcomer of the Year
1997
Succeeded by



  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Juli%C3%A1n_Alonso
 



 



 
Music Scenes