Victor Pecci
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Victor Pecci
Víctor Pecci
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Country (sports) Paraguay
ResidenceAsunción, Paraguay
Born (1955-10-15) 15 October 1955 (age 65)
Asunción
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1976
Retired1990
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$994,408
Singles
Career record358-243
Career titles10
Highest rankingNo. 9 (24 March 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1980)
French OpenF (1979)
Wimbledon3R (1990, 1980)
US Open3R (1979)
Doubles
Career record194-170
Career titles12
Highest rankingNo. 13 (9 April 1979)
Team competitions
Davis Cup28-17

Víctor Pecci Sr. (born October 15, 1955) is a former professional tennis player from Paraguay.

He was ranked as high as world No. 9 in singles in 1980 and world No. 31 in doubles in 1984. Pecci is famous for reaching the 1979 French Open final. He beat Guillermo Vilas 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 in the quarterfinals and Jimmy Connors 7-5, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the semifinals, but lost to three-time champion Björn Borg in the final. He also reached the semifinals in 1981 and was runner-up in Rome. Pecci won the French Open boys' singles in 1973.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1979 French Open Clay Sweden Björn Borg 3-6, 1-6, 7-6(8-6), 4-6

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 Career W-L
Australian Open A A A A A A A 2R A 1R A A A NH 1-2
French Open 1R Q3 A 1R 4R F 2R SF 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 17-11
Wimbledon Q3 2R 2R A 1R 3R 3R 1R A A A 1R A 6-7
US Open A 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R A A A A 1R A 5-7
Win-Loss 0-1 1-2 2-2 0-2 4-3 10-3 5-4 5-2 1-2 1-1 0-1 0-3 0-1

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

Career finals

Singles: 22 (10 titles, 12 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. 1976 Madrid, Spain Clay France Éric Deblicker 7-5, 7-6, 3-6, 2-6, 6-4
Win 2. 1976 Berlin, Germany Hard West Germany Hans-Jürgen Pohmann 6-1, 6-2, 5-7, 6-3
Loss 1. 1977 Munich, Germany Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia ?eljko Franulovi? 1-6, 1-6, 7-6, 5-7
Win 3. 1978 Bogotá, Colombia Clay West Germany Rolf Gehring 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Loss 2. 1978 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 4-6, 4-6
Loss 3. 1978 Santiago, Chile Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 6-3, 3-6, 1-6
Win 4. 1979 Nice, France Clay Australia John Alexander 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
Loss 4. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay Sweden Björn Borg 3-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6
Loss 5. 1979 London Queen's Club, UK Grass United States John McEnroe 7-6, 1-6, 1-6
Loss 6. 1979 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6-7(4-7), 6-7(3-7)
Win 5. 1979 Quito, Ecuador Clay Spain José Higueras 2-6, 6-4, 6-2
Win 6. 1979 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Jairo Velasco Sr. 6-3, 6-4
Loss 7. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard Zimbabwe Rhodesia Andrew Pattison 6-2, 3-6, 2-6, 3-6
Loss 8. 1980 Quito, Ecuador Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 4-6, 6-1, 8-10
Win 7. 1980 Santiago, Chile Clay France Christophe Freyss 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
Win 8. 1981 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Spain José Higueras 6-4, 6-0
Loss 9. 1981 Mar del Plata, Argentina Clay Argentina Guillermo Vilas 6-2, 3-6, 1-2 ret.
Win 9. 1981 Bournemouth, England Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy 6-3, 6-4
Loss 10. 1981 Rome, Italy Clay Argentina José Luis Clerc 3-6, 4-6, 0-6
Win 10. 1983 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Chile Jaime Fillol 2-6, 7-5, 6-4
Loss 11. 1984 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Spain José Higueras 5-7, 6-3, 1-6
Loss 12. 1985 Nice, France Clay France Henri Leconte 4-6, 4-6

Doubles: 18 (12 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Result No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1976 North Conway, U.S. Clay Argentina Ricardo Cano United States Brian Gottfried
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
3-6, 0-6
Win 1. 1976 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet (i) Argentina Lito Álvarez Argentina Ricardo Cano
Chile Belus Prajoux
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Win 2. 1978 Milan, Italy Carpet (i) Spain José Higueras Poland Wojciech Fibak
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
5-7, 7-6, 7-6
Loss 2. 1978 Hamburg, Germany Clay Spain Antonio Muñoz Poland Wojciech Fibak
Netherlands Tom Okker
2-6, 4-6
Win 3. 1978 Rome Masters, Italy Clay Chile Belus Prajoux Czechoslovakia Jan Kode?
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
6-7, 7-6, 6-1
Win 4. 1978 Louisville, United States Clay Poland Wojciech Fibak United States Victor Amaya
Australia John James
6-4, 6-7, 6-4
Win 5. 1978 Boston, United States Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Switzerland Heinz Günthardt
United States Van Winitsky
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Win 6. 1978 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Hungary Balázs Taróczy South Africa Bob Hewitt
South Africa Frew McMillan
6-3, 6-7, 6-4
Loss 3. 1978 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Chile Álvaro Fillol
Chile Jaime Fillol
4-6, 3-6
Win 7. 1978 Santiago, Chile Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Chile Álvaro Fillol
Chile Jaime Fillol
6-4, 6-3
Loss 4. 1979 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Romania Ilie N?stase
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
3-6, 4-6
Loss 5. 1980 Palermo, Italy Clay Hungary Balázs Taróczy Italy Gianni Ocleppo
Ecuador Ricardo Ycaza
2-6, 2-6
Win 8. 1981 Bournemouth, England Clay Argentina Ricardo Cano United Kingdom Buster Mottram
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
6-4, 3-6, 6-3
Win 9. 1983 Florence, Italy Clay Paraguay Francisco González France Dominique Bedel
France Bernard Fritz
4-6, 6-4, 7-6
Win 10. 1983 Rome Masters, Italy Clay Paraguay Francisco González Sweden Jan Gunnarsson
United States Mike Leach
6-2, 6-7, 6-4
Win 11. 1983 Venice, Italy Clay Paraguay Francisco González United States Steve Krulevitz
Hungary Zoltán Kuhárszky
6-1, 6-2
Loss 6. 1984 Barcelona, Spain Clay Argentina Martín Jaite Czechoslovakia Pavel Slo?il
Czechoslovakia Tomá? ?míd
2-6, 0-6
Win 12. 1985 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay Chile Hans Gildemeister Australia David Graham
Hungary Balázs Taróczy
6-3, 1-6, 6-4

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Awards
Preceded by
John McEnroe
ATP Most Improved Player
1979
Succeeded by
not awarded, 1980
Ivan Lendl, 1981

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