Leonardo Lavalle
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Leonardo Lavalle
Leonardo Lavalle
Country (sports) Mexico
ResidenceMexico City, Mexico
Born (1967-07-14) 14 July 1967 (age 54)
Mexico City, Mexico
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1985
Retired1998
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$903,200
Singles
Career record83-114
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 51 (17 March 1986)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1989)
French Open3R (1989)
Wimbledon2R (1992)
US Open2R (1986, 1992)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (1992)
Doubles
Career record134-137
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 23 (27 April 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1985)
French OpenSF (1988, 1991)
WimbledonF (1991)
US Open3R (1991)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1988, 1992)

Leonardo Lavalle Moreno (born 14 July 1967) is a former tennis player from Mexico, who turned professional in 1985. He represented his native country at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Spain's eventual runner up Jordi Arrese. The left-hander won one career title in singles (Tel Aviv, 1991). He reached his highest singles ATP-ranking on 17 March 1986, when he became world No. 51.

Lavalle won the Wimbledon boys' junior singles and doubles title in 1985. His singles win was notable for the fact that the men's singles winner that year Boris Becker was younger than Leonardo. He was later a runner-up in doubles at Wimbledon in 1991 and a Wimbledon doubles semifinalist in 1989 and 1990.

Career finals

Singles (1 win, 1 loss)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 1988 Frankfurt, Germany Carpet (i) United States Tim Mayotte 6-4, 4-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Oct 1991 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard South Africa Christo van Rensburg 6-2, 3-6, 6-3

Doubles (5 wins, 5 losses)

Result W-L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Oct 1986 Scottsdale, US Hard United States Mike Leach United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
7-6, 6-4
Win 2-0 Oct 1987 Palermo, Italy Clay Italy Claudio Panatta Czechoslovakia Petr Korda
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
3-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 3-0 Feb 1990 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet Mexico Jorge Lozano Italy Diego Nargiso
Venezuela Nicolás Pereira
6-3, 7-6
Loss 3-1 May 1990 Kiawah Island, U.S. Clay United States Jim Grabb United States Scott Davis
United States David Pate
2-6, 3-6
Loss 3-2 Jul 1991 Wimbledon, UK Grass Argentina Javier Frana Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 1-6
Loss 3-3 Oct 1991 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Argentina Javier Frana Czechoslovakia David Rikl
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
2-6, 7-6, 3-6
Loss 3-4 Nov 1991 Búzios, Brazil Hard Argentina Javier Frana Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-4, 3-6, 4-6
Win 4-4 Feb 1993 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Brazil Jaime Oncins Argentina Horacio de la Peña
Mexico Jorge Lozano
7-6, 6-4
Loss 4-5 Apr 1993 Charlotte, U.S. Clay Argentina Javier Frana Sweden Rikard Bergh
United States Trevor Kronemann
1-6, 2-6
Win 5-5 Feb 1995 Acapulco, Czech Republic Clay Argentina Javier Frana Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Italy Diego Nargiso
7-5, 6-3

External links

  • Leonardo Lavalle at the Association of Tennis Professionals Edit this at Wikidata
  • Leonardo Lavalle at the International Tennis Federation Edit this at Wikidata
  • Leonardo Lavalle at the Davis Cup Edit this at Wikidata
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Leonardo Lavalle". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.



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