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Emilio Sánchez

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Prize money
US$ 5,339,395

74 kg

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Emilio Sanchez

Arantxa Sanchez Vicario

Turned pro

Tennis player

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1.80 m

Arantxa Santacana

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29 May 1965 (age 59) Madrid, Spain (

Right-handed (one-handed backhand)

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Emilio Ángel Sánchez Vicario (born 29 May 1965) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He won three Grand Slam doubles titles and the men's doubles silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games. He is the brother of multiple Grand Slam winner Arantxa. Sanchez since retiring captained his nation to Davis Cup success in 2008. In 2012 Sanchez was a tournament director for two wheelchair tennis events.


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Playing career

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Born in Madrid, Spain, Sánchez turned professional in 1984 and won his first top-level singles title in Nice, France in 1986. He won 15 singles titles during his career, including the Italian Open (Tennis Masters Series event) in 1991. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 7.

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In men's doubles, Sánchez captured 50 men's doubles titles, including three at Grand Slam events. In 1988, he won the men's doubles titles at both the French Open (with Andrés Gómez) and the US Open (with Sergio Casal). He won the French Open title again (with Casal) in 1990. Sánchez and Casal were also the men's doubles runners-up at Wimbledon in 1987, and the pair won the silver medal for Spain at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. Sánchez was ranked World No. 1 in men's doubles in 1989.

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Sánchez won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in 1987, at the French Open (with Pam Shriver) and the US Open (with Martina Navratilova).

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Sánchez often played for Spain in international team events. He was a member of Spain's Davis Cup team from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, compiling a 32–23 record. And he was part of the Spanish teams that won the Hopman Cup in 1990 and the World Team Cup in 1992.

Sánchez is the brother of Javier Sánchez Vicario and former World No. 1 Arantxa Sánchez Vicario. In 1987, Emilio and Javier met in the final at Madrid, with Emilio winning the match 6–3, 3–6, 6–2. Emilio and Javier faced each other 12 times during their professional careers, with Emilio winning 10 of their matches. In the third round of the 1992 US Open, Emilio defeated Javier 5–7, 6–1, 6–7, 7–6, 6–4.

Sánchez retired from the professional tour in 1997.

Coaching career

He was the captain of the Spanish Davis Cup team for three years; his tenure there culminated in Spain's 2008 Davis Cup championship. He resigned as captain after the win.

In 2009, he signed a contract with the Brazilian tennis confederation to coordinate the sport in Brazil.

Grand Slam record

French Open

  • Singles quarterfinalist: 1988
  • Doubles champion: 1988 (partnering Andrés Gómez), 1990 (partnering Sergio Casal)
  • Mixed doubles champion: 1987 (partnering Pam Shriver)
  • US Open

  • Singles quarterfinalist: 1988
  • Doubles champion: 1988 (partnering Casal)
  • Mixed doubles champion: 1987 (partnering Martina Navratilova)
  • Wimbledon

  • Doubles finalist: 1987
  • Doubles performance timeline

    A = did not attend tournament
    NH = tournament not held


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