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Lito Álvarez
Country (sports)Argentina Argentina
ResidenceSanta Monica, California
Born (1947-12-05) 5 December 1947 (age 73)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
PlaysRight-handed
Singles
Career record47-115
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 104 (15 Dec 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (1975, 1976, 1978)
Wimbledon2R (1977)
US Open2R (1975)
Doubles
Career record87-121
Career titles1
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (1976, 1978)
Wimbledon3R (1973, 1978)
US Open2R (1979)

Elio "Lito" Álvarez (born 5 December 1947) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.[1]

Career

Álvarez played collegiate tennis for the UCLA Bruins, on the same team as Jimmy Connors, in the early 1970s.[2]

He appeared in eight Davis Cup ties for Argentina from 1970 to 1978.[3] He played mainly in doubles rubbers but had two wins in the singles, against Carlos Kirmayr and Luis Felipe Tavares, both of Brazil.[3] His doubles record was 4/4 and his partners included Guillermo Vilas and José Luis Clerc.[3]

Álvarez made the second round of the singles draw at a Grand Slam tournament five times, from 14 attempts, but was unable to progress any further.[4]

As well as being runner-up at the Dutch Open in 1977, Álvarez made six Grand Prix/WCT doubles finals, for one win, at Sao Paulo in 1976.[5]

Grand Prix/WCT career finals

Singles: 1 (0-1)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 1977 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay France Patrick Proisy 0-6, 2-6, 0-6

Doubles: 6 (1-5)

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1974 Dublin, Ireland Venezuela Jorge Andrew Rhodesia Colin Dowdeswell
South Africa John Yuill
3-6, 2-6
Loss 2. 1974 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Argentina Julián Ganzábal Argentina Tito Vázquez
Argentina Guillermo Vilas
2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 2-6
Win 3. 1976 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet Paraguay Víctor Pecci Argentina Ricardo Cano
Chile Belus Prajoux
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 4. 1976 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Belus Prajoux Chile Patricio Cornejo
Chile Hans Gildemeister
3-6, 6-7
Loss 5. 1977 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas Poland Wojtek Fibak
Romania Ion ?iriac
5-7, 6-0, 6-7
Loss 6. 1978 Cairo, Egypt Clay United States George Hardie Egypt Ismail El-Shafei
New Zealand Brian Fairlie
3-6, 5-7, 2-6

References


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