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Victor Estrella Burgos
Víctor Estrella Burgos
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Víctor Estrella Burgos at the 2013 US Open
Country (sports) Dominican Republic
ResidenceSantiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Born (1980-08-02) August 2, 1980 (age 41)
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2002
Retired2019
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,163,776
Singles
Career record84-81 (50.9%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 43 (13 July 2015)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (2017)
French Open2R (2016, 2017)
Wimbledon2R (2015)
US Open3R (2014)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Doubles
Career record37-46
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 135 (13 July 2015)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2018)
French Open1R (2015, 2017)
Wimbledon1R (2015)
US Open3R (2016)
Team competitions
Davis CupWG-PO (2015)
Medal record
Representing  Dominican Republic
Pan American Games
Bronze medal - third place Singles
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal - first place Singles
Gold medal - first place Singles
Gold medal - first place Singles
Gold medal - first place Men's Doubles
Gold medal - first place Team
Silver medal - second place Team
Silver medal - second place Men's Doubles
Bronze medal - third place Singles
Bronze medal - third place Mixed Doubles
Bronze medal - third place Mixed Doubles
Last updated on: 21 April 2021.

Víctor Estrella Burgos (American Spanish: ['bikto? es't?e?a '?uos];[1][a] born August 2, 1980) is a retired Dominican professional tennis player. In 2014, Estrella became the first Dominican to reach the top 100 in the ATP rankings. He also became the first Dominican player to reach the semifinals in an ATP 250 tournament in Bogota. In 2015, he also became the first tennis player from his country to participate in all four Grand Slams, playing in the Australian Open.[2] In February 2015, he won his first career ATP title at the Ecuador Open, becoming the oldest first-time ATP tour winner in the Open Era.[3] He successfully defended his title with a 100% winning record at the event in 2016 and 2017, but lost in the second round in 2018.

Estrella has been a member of the Davis Cup team from the Dominican Republic since 1998, posting a record of 41-17 in singles and 21-22 in doubles. Since 2014 he belongs to the Dominican olympic program CRESO.[4]

Estrella Burgos reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 43, achieved on July 13, 2015. He achieved a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 135, achieved on the same date.

Junior career

Estrella Burgos began playing tennis at the age of 8.

Estrella Burgos played his first junior match in July 1996 at the age of 15 at a grade 5 tournament in the Dominican Republic. He did not play much junior tennis as he play just six tournaments in singles and five tournaments in doubles. His best result was a semifinal appearance at a grade 4 tournament in El Salvador in singles and a final appearance at a grade 4 tournament in the Dominican Republic in doubles. He did not play in any junior Grand Slams or any major junior tournaments.

Estrella Burgos ended his junior career with a high ranking of 360 in singles and 292 in doubles. He had an overall win-loss record of 9-6 in singles and 10-5 in doubles.[5]

Career

2002-2013: Slow rise

Although playing his first ITF event in 2000, Estrella Burgos officially turned pro in 2002 at the age of 22. He reportedly did not take his career seriously until he was 26 when he decided that a career on the ATP Tour was the best option. For the first few years of his career, he played tournaments only located in The Americas. It wasn't until 2011 where he started to play in other parts of the world. Throughout 2002-2013, he earned a handful of ITF titles while also improving his year-end ranking.

Highlights during this period include qualifying for his first ATP tournament, the 2008 Cincinnati Masters which he qualified for but lost to Fernando Verdasco in the first round, winning his first challenger title in 2011, and winning a gold medal at the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games and a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, both in singles.

In October 2012, Estrella Burgos suffered an elbow injury. He was contemplating retirement during this time but returned to tennis in April 2013.

At the age of 32, Estrella Burgos picked up his first ATP win at the 2013 Colombia Open defeating Facundo Argüello in the first round.

2014: Breakout year

In early 2014, he became the first Dominican player to break into the top 100 and he started to qualify for ATP events and grand slams. His first grand slam was the 2014 French Open where he got an automatic qualification due to ranking but lost in the first round to 22nd seed Jerzy Janowicz in 4 sets.

At the 2014 Colombia Open, he went into the tournament as 8th seed and made the semifinals defeating the 1st seed and world number 14 Richard Gasquet along the way. He lost to eventual champion Bernard Tomic.

At the 2014 US Open, he made the third round which remains as his best result in a slam. He lost to Milos Raonic in straight sets which all went to tiebreaks.

At the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games, Estrella Burgos repeated his gold medal feat from 2010 in singles and also won a bronze medal in mixed doubles.

Estrella Burgos would finish 2014 with a year-end ranking of 78 and a win-loss record of 9-10.

2015: Best year of career

At the 2015 Ecuador Open, Estrella Burgos made his first ATP final. In the final, he defeated top seed and world No. 14 Feliciano López to win his first ATP title. Not only did he become the first Dominican to win an ATP title, but the oldest first-time ATP champion in Open Era history. He also made the final of the doubles draw partnering João Souza but lost to Gero Kretschmer and Alexander Satschko in straight sets.

At the 2015 Barcelona Open, he recorded his only win over a top 10 player when he defeated world number 9 Marin ?ili?. He also beat future world number 3 Dominic Thiem during the tournament.

On July 13, 2015, he reach his career-high ranking of 43 and would finish 2015 with his best year-end rankings of 56 and a win-loss record of 20-20.

2016-2017: More success on tour

Estrella Burgos made his second final in doubles at the 2016 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship partnering Santiago González but lost to the Bryan brothers (Bob and Mike) in three sets.

He defended his title the Ecuador Open two more times in 2016 and 2017. He also played in the 2016 Summer Olympics but lost in the first round to Fabio Fognini in three sets.

He won his last challenger title in August 2017 against Damir D?umhur at the 2017 Santo Domingo Open in his home country of the Dominican Republic.

2018: Downfall

At the 2018 Australian Open, he played his last grand slam match against world number 1 Rafael Nadal. He lost in straight sets.

His win streak at the Ecuador Open ended at the 2018 edition with a second round loss to Gerald Melzer.

He played his last ATP match after qualifying for the 2018 Hall of Fame Open after qualifying for the main draw where he lost in the first round against eventual finalist Ramkumar Ramanathan in straight sets.

At the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games, Estrella Burgos won three gold medals for singles, doubles, and team event. It would be the last time he attended the games.

At the 2018 US Open qualifying, Estrella Burgos defeated 2nd seed Jürgen Zopp and Bjorn Fratangelo to make the qualifying competition. He lost to Stefano Travaglia in straight sets.

Estrella Burgos' ranking dropped to a low of 326 in November and he ended the year with a win-loss record of 2-9 and a year-end ranking of 278. A severe dip from his win-loss record of 9-10 and year-end ranking of 83 in 2017.

2019: Retirement

On 5 August 2019, after playing in a few more challenger events and his ranking having dropped to 665 in the world, Estrella Burgos announced that he will retire from professional tennis. His last tournament was the Santo Domingo Open, which was played in October.[6]

On October 7, he won his last match against Marcelo Arévalo. On October 8, Estrella Burgos played his last match against Thiago Monteiro.[7] He was honored as one of the biggest retirees in 2019.[8][9]

Davis Cup

Estrella Burgos made his Davis Cup debut in 1998 at the age of 17. During his time with the Dominican Davis Cup team, he posted a win-loss record of 43-17 in singles, 22-23 in doubles, and 65-40 overall.

In 2015, the Dominican Republic entered the world group playoff for the first time in their history and were paired up against Germany. Estrella Burgos won the opening match in the series when he defeated Dustin Brown in four sets. He would lose his second singles match against Philipp Kohlschreiber in straight sets and the Dominican Republic would lose the series 4-1.

Personal life

Estrella Burgos was born in Santiago de los Caballeros to father Elgio Felix and mother Ana. He also has three brothers; Hector, Henry and Felix.

Estrella Burgos' nickname is "Viti"

Estrella Burgos is also a big baseball fan and like to go to many games.[10]

ATP career finals

Singles: 3 (3 titles)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (3-0)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1-0 Feb 2015 Ecuador Open, Ecuador 250 Series Clay Spain Feliciano López 6-2, 6-7(5-7), 7-6(7-5)
Win 2-0 Feb 2016 Ecuador Open, Ecuador (2) 250 Series Clay 4-6, 7-6(7-5), 6-2
Win 3-0 Feb 2017 Ecuador Open, Ecuador (3) 250 Series Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6-7(2-7), 7-5, 7-6(8-6)

Doubles: 2 (2 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0-0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0-0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0-2)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (0-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Feb 2015 Ecuador Open, Ecuador 250 Series Clay Brazil João Souza Germany Gero Kretschmer
Germany Alexander Satschko
5-7, 6-7(3-7)
Loss 0-2 Apr 2016 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, US 250 Series Clay Mexico Santiago González United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6-4, 3-6, [8-10]

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 39 (28-11)

Legend
ATP Challenger (7-4)
ITF Futures (21-7)
Finals by surface
Hard (15-6)
Clay (13-5)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 May 2006 USA F9, Vero Beach Futures Clay The Bahamas Ryan Sweeting 3-6, 0-6
Win 1-1 Jul 2006 USA F15, Buffalo Futures Clay United States Marcus Fugate 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Win 2-1 Jul 2006 USA F16, Pittsburgh Futures Clay Slovakia Matej Bocko 7-6, 6-3
Loss 2-2 Jul 2006 USA F17, Peoria Futures Clay United States Denis Zivkovic 2-6, 1-6
Loss 2-3 Mar 2007 USA F5, Harlingen Futures Hard United States Alex Bogomolov Jr. 4-6, 1-6
Win 3-3 May 2007 USA F11, Tampa Futures Clay Italy Stefano Ianni 6-2, 6-2
Loss 3-4 Oct 2007 Venezuela F5, Caracas Futures Hard Ecuador Julio-Cesar Campozano 3-6, 3-6
Win 4-4 Oct 2007 Nicaragua F1, Managua Futures Hard Germany Alexander Satschko 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Win 5-4 Nov 2007 Dominican Republic F1, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Hungary Ádám Kellner 6-4, 6-4
Win 6-4 Dec 2007 Dominican Republic F2, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Argentina Nicolás Todero 6-3, 6-3
Win 7-4 Dec 2007 Dominican Republic F3, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Spain Óscar Burrieza-López 7-6, 6-3
Win 8-4 Jun 2008 USA F12, Loomis Futures Hard Brazil Ricardo Hocevar 6-4, 0-6, 7-6
Loss 8-5 Dec 2008 Dominican Republic F3, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Austria Philipp Oswald 6-7(2-7), 4-6
Win 9-5 Dec 2008 Dominican Republic F4, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Russia Andrey Kumantsov 7-6, 6-4
Win 10-5 Dec 2008 Dominican Republic F5, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Dominican Republic Jhonson García 7-6, 6-4
Win 11-5 Nov 2009 Dominican Republic F1, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Lithuania Ri?ardas Berankis 7-5, 6-1
Win 12-5 Dec 2009 Dominican Republic F2, Santo Domingo Futures Hard United States Adam El Mihdawy 7-6, 6-3
Loss 12-6 Dec 2009 Dominican Republic F3, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Romania Catalin-Ionut Gard 4-6, 6-0, 4-6
Loss 12-7 Feb 2010 USA F4, Palm Coast Futures Clay Austria Marco Mirnegg 1-6, 3-6
Win 13-7 Feb 2010 USA F5, Brownsville Futures Hard Canada Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 6-3
Win 14-7 Sep 2010 Colombia F3, Manizales Futures Clay Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal 6-4, 6-4
Win 15-7 Nov 2010 Dominican Republic F1, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Netherlands Matwe Middelkoop 6-1, 2-6, 6-1
Win 16-7 Dec 2010 Dominican Republic F2, Santo Domingo Futures Hard France Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-1, 6-3
Win 17-7 Dec 2010 Dominican Republic F3, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Netherlands Matwe Middelkoop 6-4, 6-2
Win 18-7 Feb 2011 Panama F1, Panama City Futures Clay Argentina Martín Alund 6-3, 6-0
Win 19-7 Nov 2011 Medellin, Colombia Challenger Clay Colombia Alejandro Falla 6-7(2-7), 6-4, 6-4
Win 20-7 Feb 2012 Mexico F2, Mexico City Futures Hard Uruguay Marcel Felder 7-6, 3-6, 6-2
Win 21-7 Aug 2012 Colombia F1, Bogota Futures Clay Colombia Nicolás Barrientos 7-5, 6-4
Win 22-7 Aug 2013 Colombia F3, Medellin Futures Clay Peru Mauricio Echazú 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
Win 23-7 Sep 2013 Quito, Ecuador Challenger Clay Argentina Marco Trungelliti 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
Win 24-7 Nov 2013 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay Brazil Thomaz Bellucci 6-2, 3-0, ret.
Loss 24-8 Feb 2014 Morelos, Mexico Challenger Hard Austria Gerald Melzer 1-6, 4-6
Win 25-8 Mar 2014 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Clay Argentina Andrea Collarini 6-3, 6-4
Win 26-8 Sep 2014 Pereira, Colombia Challenger Clay Brazil João Souza 7-6(7-5), 3-6, 7-6(8-6)
Loss 26-9 Oct 2014 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6-4, 3-6, 3-6
Win 27-9 Feb 2015 Morelos, Mexico Challenger Hard Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir D?umhur 7-5, 6-4
Loss 27-10 Nov 2015 Monterrey, Mexico Challenger Hard Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 6-7(1-7), 6-4, 3-6
Loss 27-11 Jul 2016 Cali, Colombia Challenger Clay Barbados Darian King 7-5, 4-6, 5-7
Win 28-11 Aug 2017 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Challenger Clay Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir D?umhur 7-6(7-4), 6-4

Doubles: 24 (9-15)

Legend
ATP Challenger (4-9)
ITF Futures (5-6)
Finals by surface
Hard (5-8)
Clay (4-7)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jan 2003 Guatemala F1, Guatemala City Futures Hard Dominican Republic Jhonson García Brazil Bruno Soares
Brazil Márcio Torres
6-7(4-7), 6-4, 7-6(15-13)
Loss 1-1 Jun 2007 Carson, United States Challenger Hard United States Alberto Francis United States Rajeev Ram
United States Bobby Reynolds
6-7(8-10), 2-6
Win 2-1 Oct 2007 Venezuela F6, Caracas Futures Hard Venezuela Román Recarte Venezuela Piero Luisi
Venezuela Roberto Maytín
5-7, 6-2, [10-6]
Loss 2-2 Oct 2007 Nicaragua F1, Managua Futures Hard Bolivia Jose-Roberto Velasco Colombia Alejandro Gonzalez
Argentina Nicolas Todero
5-7, 4-6
Loss 2-3 Jun 2008 USA F12, Loomis Futures Hard Brazil Ricardo Hocevar Australia G.D. Jones
Australia Daniel King-Turner
2-6, 3-6
Loss 2-4 Jul 2008 Manta, Ecuador Challenger Hard Argentina Alejandro Fabbri Colombia Alejandro Gonzalez
Colombia Eduardo Struvay
5-7, 6-3, [7-10]
Loss 2-5 Nov 2008 Medellin, Colombia Challenger Clay Argentina Juan-Pablo Amado Colombia Juan-Sebastian Cabal
Colombia Alejandro Falla
4-3 ret.
Win 3-5 Dec 2008 Dominican Republic F5, Santo Domingo Futures Hard Dominican Republic Jhonson García Russia Andrey Kuznetsov
United States Ryan Young
6-4, 6-0
Loss 3-6 Feb 2009 Colombia F1, Medellin Futures Clay Argentina Juan-Pablo Amado Colombia Alejandro Gonzalez
Colombia Eduardo Struvay
2-6, 7-6(8-6), [5-10]
Loss 3-7 Apr 2009 Mexico City, Mexico Challenger Hard Brazil Joao Souza Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
3-6, 3-6
Win 4-7 May 2009 Pereira, Colombia Challenger Clay Brazil João Souza Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Alejandro Falla
6-4, 6-4
Win 5-7 May 2009 Sarasota, United States Challenger Clay Mexico Santiago González India Harsh Mankad
United States Kaes Van't Hof
6-2, 6-4
Loss 5-8 Jan 2010 USA F2, Hollywood Futures Clay Spain Arnau Brugues-Davi Italy Stefano Ianni
Italy Matteo Viola
7-6(7-1), 1-6, [7-10]
Win 6-8 Feb 2010 USA F5, Brownsville Futures Hard Spain Arnau Brugués Davi United States Brett Joelson
Canada Chris Klingemann
7-6, 6-3
Loss 6-9 Jul 2010 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay Colombia Alejandro Gonzalez Colombia Juan-Sebastian Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
6-7(6-8), 4-6
Win 7-9 Nov 2010 Cancun, Mexico Challenger Clay Mexico Santiago González Austria Rainer Eitzinger
Mexico César Ramírez
6-1, 7-6(7-3)
Loss 7-10 Oct 2011 Aguascalientes, Mexico Challenger Clay Ecuador Julio-Cesar Campozano Mexico Santiago González
Mexico Daniel Garza
4-6, 7-5, [7-3]
Loss 7-11 Feb 2012 Mexico F2, Mexico City Futures Hard Venezuela Piero Luisi United States Austin Krajicek
United States Devin Britton
3-6, 4-6
Win 8-11 Jul 2012 Bogota, Colombia Challenger Clay Brazil Marcelo Demoliner Italy Thomas Fabbiano
Italy Riccardo Ghedin
6-4, 6-2
Loss 8-12 Aug 2012 Manta, Ecuador Challenger Hard Brazil Joao Souza Peru Duilio Beretta
Argentina Renzo Olivo
3-6, 0-6
Loss 8-13 Aug 2012 Colombia F1, Bogota Futures Clay Colombia Michael Quintero Peru Mauricio Echazu
Mexico César Ramírez
4-6, 5-7
Win 9-13 Apr 2013 Mexico F5, Cordoba Futures Hard Puerto Rico Alex Llompart Philippines Ruben Gonzales
Australia Chris Letcher
6-3, 6-3
Loss 9-14 Sep 2013 Porto Alegre, Brazil Challenger Clay Brazil Joao Souza Argentina Guillermo Duran
Argentina Maximo Gonzalez
6-3, 2-6, [5-10]
Loss 9-15 Jan 2014 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard Colombia Nicolas Barrientos Germany Alexander Satschko
Germany Gero Kretschmer
6-4, 5-7, [6-10]

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Record against top 10 players

Estrella Burgos's match record against players who have been ranked in the top 10,with those who are active in boldface.
Only ATP Tour and Challenger main draw matches are considered.

Wins over top 10 players

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score EB rank
2015
1. Croatia Marin ?ili? 9 Barcelona, Spain Clay 2R 6-4, 6-4 53

Notes

  1. ^ In isolation, Burgos is pronounced ['buos].

References

  1. ^ "The pronunciation by Víctor Estrella Burgos himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Victor Estrella".
  3. ^ "HISTORY MADE: ESTRELLA BURGOS WINS FIRST TITLE IN QUITO". ATP Tour, inc. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Víctor Estrella entra al portafolio de CRESO - Diario Libre".
  5. ^ "Victor Estrella Burgos junior profile". ITF Tennis. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "El tenista dominicano Víctor Estrella Burgos anuncia su retiro oficial de las canchas" [Dominican tennis player Víctor Estrella Burgos announces his official retirement from the courts] (in Spanish). Dominican Republic: Deportes al Límite. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Emotional Estrella Burgos Bids Farewell At Home In Santo Domingo". ATP Tour. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Berdych, Ferrer, Baghdatis, Youzhny Among Retirees Honoured At Nitto ATP Finals". ATP Tour. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "Best Of 2019: Player Retirements (Part Two)". ATP Tour. 14 December 2019. Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ "Victor Estrella Burgos ATP bio". ATP Tour. Retrieved 2022.

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