| 23 October 1967 (age 48)
Lima, Peru (1967-10-23) |
Right-handed (1-handed backhand)
No. 18 (30 October 1989)
Jaime Yzaga Tori (born 23 October 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Peru.
As a junior, Yzaga won the French Open in 1985 and reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon (also in 1985) and of the US Open (1984).
Yzaga played on the professional tour from 1984 to 1996, reaching career-high rankings of World No. 18 in singles and World No. 54 in doubles (both in 1989).
He was a quarter-finalist at the Australian Open in 1991, and at the US Open in 1994, reaching the final eight by defeating in back-to-back matches finalists of the previous edition: Cédric Pioline and Pete Sampras in 5 sets. Yzaga came back from a 2-sets-to-0 deficit against Pioline and 2-sets-to-1 against Sampras, in both those matches he won fewer points. At 5' 7", he was the shortest Grand Slam tournament quarterfinalist until Diego Schwartzman, also 5' 7", at the 2017 U.S. Open.
He had earlier been the first-ever opponent of Sampras in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, in the first round of the 1988 US Open, also winning that match in 5 sets.
Since retiring as a player, Yzaga has served as captain of Peru's Davis Cup team.
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