|Country (sports)||Dominican Republic|
|Residence||Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic|
|Born||August 2, 1980|
Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Career record||84-81 (50.9%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 43 (13 July 2015)|
|Grand Slam singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2017)|
|French Open||2R (2016, 2017)|
|US Open||3R (2014)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2016)|
|Highest ranking||No. 135 (13 July 2015)|
|Grand Slam doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016, 2018)|
|French Open||1R (2015, 2017)|
|US Open||3R (2016)|
|Davis Cup||WG-PO (2015)|
|Last updated on: 21 April 2021.|
Víctor Estrella Burgos (American Spanish: ['bikto? es't?e?a '?uos];[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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On October 7, he won his last match against Marcelo Arévalo. On October 8, Estrella Burgos played his last match against Thiago Monteiro. He was honored as one of the biggest retirees in 2019.
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.
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.
|Win||1-0||Feb 2015||Ecuador Open, Ecuador||250 Series||Clay||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||Paolo Lorenzi||6-7(2-7), 7-5, 7-6(8-6)|
|Loss||0-1||Feb 2015||Ecuador Open, Ecuador||250 Series||Clay||João Souza|| Gero Kretschmer
|Loss||0-2||Apr 2016||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, US||250 Series||Clay||Santiago González|| Bob Bryan
|6-4, 3-6, [8-10]|
|Loss||0-1||May 2006||USA F9, Vero Beach||Futures||Clay||Ryan Sweeting||3-6, 0-6|
|Win||1-1||Jul 2006||USA F15, Buffalo||Futures||Clay||Marcus Fugate||4-6, 6-3, 6-2|
|Win||2-1||Jul 2006||USA F16, Pittsburgh||Futures||Clay||Matej Bocko||7-6, 6-3|
|Loss||2-2||Jul 2006||USA F17, Peoria||Futures||Clay||Denis Zivkovic||2-6, 1-6|
|Loss||2-3||Mar 2007||USA F5, Harlingen||Futures||Hard||Alex Bogomolov Jr.||4-6, 1-6|
|Win||3-3||May 2007||USA F11, Tampa||Futures||Clay||Stefano Ianni||6-2, 6-2|
|Loss||3-4||Oct 2007||Venezuela F5, Caracas||Futures||Hard||Julio-Cesar Campozano||3-6, 3-6|
|Win||4-4||Oct 2007||Nicaragua F1, Managua||Futures||Hard||Alexander Satschko||6-4, 3-6, 6-4|
|Win||5-4||Nov 2007||Dominican Republic F1, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Ádám Kellner||6-4, 6-4|
|Win||6-4||Dec 2007||Dominican Republic F2, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Nicolás Todero||6-3, 6-3|
|Win||7-4||Dec 2007||Dominican Republic F3, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Óscar Burrieza-López||7-6, 6-3|
|Win||8-4||Jun 2008||USA F12, Loomis||Futures||Hard||Ricardo Hocevar||6-4, 0-6, 7-6|
|Loss||8-5||Dec 2008||Dominican Republic F3, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Philipp Oswald||6-7(2-7), 4-6|
|Win||9-5||Dec 2008||Dominican Republic F4, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Andrey Kumantsov||7-6, 6-4|
|Win||10-5||Dec 2008||Dominican Republic F5, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Jhonson García||7-6, 6-4|
|Win||11-5||Nov 2009||Dominican Republic F1, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Ri?ardas Berankis||7-5, 6-1|
|Win||12-5||Dec 2009||Dominican Republic F2, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Adam El Mihdawy||7-6, 6-3|
|Loss||12-6||Dec 2009||Dominican Republic F3, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Catalin-Ionut Gard||4-6, 6-0, 4-6|
|Loss||12-7||Feb 2010||USA F4, Palm Coast||Futures||Clay||Marco Mirnegg||1-6, 3-6|
|Win||13-7||Feb 2010||USA F5, Brownsville||Futures||Hard||Vasek Pospisil||6-4, 6-3|
|Win||14-7||Sep 2010||Colombia F3, Manizales||Futures||Clay||Juan Sebastián Cabal||6-4, 6-4|
|Win||15-7||Nov 2010||Dominican Republic F1, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Matwe Middelkoop||6-1, 2-6, 6-1|
|Win||16-7||Dec 2010||Dominican Republic F2, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Pierre-Hugues Herbert||6-1, 6-3|
|Win||17-7||Dec 2010||Dominican Republic F3, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Matwe Middelkoop||6-4, 6-2|
|Win||18-7||Feb 2011||Panama F1, Panama City||Futures||Clay||Martín Alund||6-3, 6-0|
|Win||19-7||Nov 2011||Medellin, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||Alejandro Falla||6-7(2-7), 6-4, 6-4|
|Win||20-7||Feb 2012||Mexico F2, Mexico City||Futures||Hard||Marcel Felder||7-6, 3-6, 6-2|
|Win||21-7||Aug 2012||Colombia F1, Bogota||Futures||Clay||Nicolás Barrientos||7-5, 6-4|
|Win||22-7||Aug 2013||Colombia F3, Medellin||Futures||Clay||Mauricio Echazú||6-4, 0-6, 6-3|
|Win||23-7||Sep 2013||Quito, Ecuador||Challenger||Clay||Marco Trungelliti||2-6, 6-4, 6-4|
|Win||24-7||Nov 2013||Bogota, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||Thomaz Bellucci||6-2, 3-0, ret.|
|Loss||24-8||Feb 2014||Morelos, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Gerald Melzer||1-6, 4-6|
|Win||25-8||Mar 2014||Salinas, Ecuador||Challenger||Clay||Andrea Collarini||6-3, 6-4|
|Win||26-8||Sep 2014||Pereira, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||João Souza||7-6(7-5), 3-6, 7-6(8-6)|
|Loss||26-9||Oct 2014||Cali, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||Paolo Lorenzi||6-4, 3-6, 3-6|
|Win||27-9||Feb 2015||Morelos, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Damir D?umhur||7-5, 6-4|
|Loss||27-10||Nov 2015||Monterrey, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Thiemo de Bakker||6-7(1-7), 6-4, 3-6|
|Loss||27-11||Jul 2016||Cali, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||Darian King||7-5, 4-6, 5-7|
|Win||28-11||Aug 2017||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||Challenger||Clay||Damir D?umhur||7-6(7-4), 6-4|
|Win||1-0||Jan 2003||Guatemala F1, Guatemala City||Futures||Hard||Jhonson García|| Bruno Soares
|6-7(4-7), 6-4, 7-6(15-13)|
|Loss||1-1||Jun 2007||Carson, United States||Challenger||Hard||Alberto Francis|| Rajeev Ram
|Win||2-1||Oct 2007||Venezuela F6, Caracas||Futures||Hard||Román Recarte|| Piero Luisi
|5-7, 6-2, [10-6]|
|Loss||2-2||Oct 2007||Nicaragua F1, Managua||Futures||Hard||Jose-Roberto Velasco|| Alejandro Gonzalez
|Loss||2-3||Jun 2008||USA F12, Loomis||Futures||Hard||Ricardo Hocevar|| G.D. Jones
|Loss||2-4||Jul 2008||Manta, Ecuador||Challenger||Hard||Alejandro Fabbri|| Alejandro Gonzalez
|5-7, 6-3, [7-10]|
|Loss||2-5||Nov 2008||Medellin, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||Juan-Pablo Amado|| Juan-Sebastian Cabal
|Win||3-5||Dec 2008||Dominican Republic F5, Santo Domingo||Futures||Hard||Jhonson García|| Andrey Kuznetsov
|Loss||3-6||Feb 2009||Colombia F1, Medellin||Futures||Clay||Juan-Pablo Amado|| Alejandro Gonzalez
|2-6, 7-6(8-6), [5-10]|
|Loss||3-7||Apr 2009||Mexico City, Mexico||Challenger||Hard||Joao Souza|| Sonchat Ratiwatana
|Win||4-7||May 2009||Pereira, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||João Souza|| Juan Sebastián Cabal
|Win||5-7||May 2009||Sarasota, United States||Challenger||Clay||Santiago González|| Harsh Mankad
Kaes Van't Hof
|Loss||5-8||Jan 2010||USA F2, Hollywood||Futures||Clay||Arnau Brugues-Davi|| Stefano Ianni
|7-6(7-1), 1-6, [7-10]|
|Win||6-8||Feb 2010||USA F5, Brownsville||Futures||Hard||Arnau Brugués Davi|| Brett Joelson
|Loss||6-9||Jul 2010||Bogota, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||Alejandro Gonzalez|| Juan-Sebastian Cabal
|Win||7-9||Nov 2010||Cancun, Mexico||Challenger||Clay||Santiago González|| Rainer Eitzinger
|Loss||7-10||Oct 2011||Aguascalientes, Mexico||Challenger||Clay||Julio-Cesar Campozano|| Santiago González
|4-6, 7-5, [7-3]|
|Loss||7-11||Feb 2012||Mexico F2, Mexico City||Futures||Hard||Piero Luisi|| Austin Krajicek
|Win||8-11||Jul 2012||Bogota, Colombia||Challenger||Clay||Marcelo Demoliner|| Thomas Fabbiano
|Loss||8-12||Aug 2012||Manta, Ecuador||Challenger||Hard||Joao Souza|| Duilio Beretta
|Loss||8-13||Aug 2012||Colombia F1, Bogota||Futures||Clay||Michael Quintero|| Mauricio Echazu
|Win||9-13||Apr 2013||Mexico F5, Cordoba||Futures||Hard||Alex Llompart|| Ruben Gonzales
|Loss||9-14||Sep 2013||Porto Alegre, Brazil||Challenger||Clay||Joao Souza|| Guillermo Duran
|6-3, 2-6, [5-10]|
|Loss||9-15||Jan 2014||Sao Paulo, Brazil||Challenger||Hard||Nicolas Barrientos|| Alexander Satschko
|6-4, 5-7, [6-10]|
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.
|1.||Marin ?ili?||9||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||2R||6-4, 6-4||53|