Omar Camporese
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Omar Camporese

Omar Camporese
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1968-05-08) 8 May 1968 (age 54)
Bologna, Italy
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1987
PlaysRight-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,610,475
Career record150-157
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 18 (10 February 1992)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open4R (1992)
French Open3R (1989, 1991)
Wimbledon3R (1991)
US Open3R (1992)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1992)
Career record109-114
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 27 (13 January 1992)

Omar Camporese (Italian pronunciation: ['?:mar kampo're:ze]; born 8 May 1968) is a former professional tennis player from Italy.


Born in Bologna, Camporese turned professional in 1987. He reached his first top-level singles final in 1990 at San Marino, where he lost to Guillermo Pérez Roldán 6-3, 6-3.

In 1991, Camporese won his first tour singles title in Rotterdam, defeating Ivan Lendl in the final 3-6, 7-6, 7-6. At the Australian Open the same year he lost against Boris Becker in a 311 minutes long match. Becker won 7-6, 7-6, 0-6, 4-6, 14-12 which is the fourth longest match in the tournament's history. 1992 saw Camporese win his second tour singles title at Milan, where he beat Goran Ivani?evi? in the final 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Camporese's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at the 1992 Australian Open, where he reached the fourth round before being knocked out by Lendl.

During his career, Camporese won two top-level singles titles and five tour doubles titles. His career high rankings were World No. 18 in singles and World No. 27 in doubles (both in 1992). His career prize-money totalled $1,609,837. Camporese retired from the professional tour in 1998.

Career finals

Singles (2 wins, 1 loss)

Grand Slam (0-0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Tour (2-1)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 1990 San Marino, San Marino Clay Argentina Guillermo Pérez Roldán 3-6, 3-6
Win 1-1 Feb 1991 Rotterdam, Netherlands Carpet (i) Czechoslovakia Ivan Lendl 3-6, 7-6, 7-6
Win 2-1 Feb 1992 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Croatia Goran Ivani?evi? 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

Doubles (5 wins, 4 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 1989 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Switzerland Claudio Mezzadri West Germany Udo Riglewski
West Germany Michael Stich
3-6, 6-4, 0-6
Win 1-1 Feb 1990 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Italy Diego Nargiso Netherlands Tom Nijssen
West Germany Udo Riglewski
6-4, 6-4
Loss 1-2. Apr 1990 Estoril, Portugal Clay Italy Paolo Canè Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
5-7, 6-4, 5-7
Win 2-2 Apr 1990 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Juan Carlos Báguena Ecuador Andrés Gómez
Spain Javier Sánchez
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 2-3 Jul 1990 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Javier Sánchez Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3-6, 6-3, 5-7
Win 3-3 Feb 1991 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivani?evi? Netherlands Tom Nijssen
Czechoslovakia Cyril Suk
6-4, 7-6
Win 4-3 May 1991 Rome, Italy Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivani?evi? United States Luke Jensen
Australia Laurie Warder
6-2, 6-3
Win 5-3 Jun 1991 Manchester, UK Grass Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivani?evi? United Kingdom Nick Brown
United Kingdom Andrew Castle
6-4, 6-3
Loss 5-4 Jul 1991 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivani?evi? Australia Wally Masur
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-4, 3-6, 4-6

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