Horacio de la Peña

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Horacio de la Peña
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Full nameHoracio Armando de la Peña
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Santiago, Chile
Born (1966-08-01) 1 August 1966 (age 54)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1984
Retired1994
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,234,768
Singles
Career record190–180
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 31 (6 April 1987)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1989)
French Open4R (1986)
Wimbledon1R (1988, 1989, 1992, 1993)
US Open3R (1985)
Doubles
Career record84–92
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 53 (22 April 1991)
Horacio de la Peña
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Career record190–180
Career record84–92
Coaching career (1994–)
Coaching achievements
Coachee Singles Titles total6(G)-3(Sq)-1(A)
Coachee(s) Doubles Titles total1(K)

Horacio Armando de la Peña (born 1 August 1966[1]), nicknamed "el Pulga" ("the Flea"),[6] is a tennis coach and a former tennis player from Argentina, who reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 31.[1]

De la Peña was born in Buenos Aires. He began playing on the ATP circuit professionally in 1984, when he was 17.[1] He won four ATP World Tour titles in his career, all of which were on clay.[7] He also won six doubles titles – five on clay.[7]

De la Peña is most well known as the former coach of Chilean Fernando González.[8] He was also considered the unofficial captain of the Chilean Davis Cup team.[8][9]

As well as González, de la Peña has coached other tennis players, like Franco Squillari,[10] Martín Rodríguez,[11] Guillermo Coria,[12] and a number of other Chilean and Argentine tennis players.

De la Peña currently runs occasional tennis clinics in Santiago, Chile, and has his own tennis academy.[9]

Career finals[edit]

Singles (4 wins, 2 losses)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
Grand Prix / ATP Tour (4–2)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Apr 1985 Marbella, Spain Clay United States Lawson Duncan 6–0, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Apr 1986 Bari, Italy Clay Sweden Kent Carlsson 5–7, 7–6, 5–7
Loss 1–2 Oct 1988 São Paulo, Brazil Hard United States Jay Berger 4–6, 4–6
Win 2–2 May 1989 Florence, Italy Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Goran Ivanišević 6–4, 6–3
Win 3–2 Jul 1990 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czechoslovakia Karel Nováček 6–4, 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–2
Win 4–2 Apr 1993 Charlotte, North Carolina Clay Peru Jaime Yzaga 3–6, 6–3, 6–4

Source: ATP [13]

Doubles (6 wins, 5 losses)[edit]

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 1987 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay United States Jay Berger Spain Tomás Carbonell
Spain Sergio Casal
Withdrew
Win 1–1 Nov 1988 São Paulo, Brazil Hard United States Jay Berger Chile Ricardo Acuña
Spain Javier Sánchez
5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 2–1 Jun 1990 Florence, Italy Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera Brazil Luiz Mattar
Uruguay Diego Pérez
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Sep 1990 Palermo, Italy Clay Spain Carlos Costa Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
3–6, 4–6
Win 3–2 Apr 1991 Barcelona, Spain Clay Italy Diego Nargiso Germany Boris Becker
Germany Eric Jelen
3–6, 7–6, 6–4
Win 4–2 Mar 1992 Casablanca, Morocco Clay Mexico Jorge Lozano Latvia Ģirts Dzelde
United States T. J. Middleton
2–6, 6–4, 7–6
Loss 4–3 Jul 1992 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Czech Republic Vojtěch Flégl Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 5–7, 3–6
Win 5–3 Sep 1992 Cologne, Germany Clay Argentina Gustavo Luza Sweden Ronnie Båthman
Belgium Libor Pimek
6–7, 6–0, 6–2
Loss 5–4 Oct 1992 Palermo, Italy Clay Czech Republic Vojtěch Flégl Sweden Johan Donar
Sweden Ola Jonsson
7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 5–5 Feb 1993 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Mexico Jorge Lozano Mexico Leonardo Lavalle
Brazil Jaime Oncins
6–7, 4–6
Win 6–5 Oct 1993 Athens, Greece Clay Mexico Jorge Lozano South Africa Royce Deppe
United States John Sullivan
3–6, 6–1, 6–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Profile)". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  2. ^ Marilyn August (7 June 2000). "Coach Horacio De la Pena on Squillari". The Independent. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Tenis.- Guillermo Coria y Horacio De la Peña ponen fin a su relación deportiva" [Horacio de la Peña and Fernando González end employment]. interbusca.com. Hispanetwork Publicidad y Servicios. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  4. ^ Reuters. "Guillermo Coria and Horacio de la Pena end their sport relationship" [Horacio de la Peña and Fernando González end employment]. ClickAqui.com. Archived from the original on 9 July 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Curriculum Vitae of Horacio de la Peña" (PDF). University of Chile. Archived from the original (pdf) on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Horacio de la Peña's blog". Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  7. ^ a b Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Match record)". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  8. ^ a b Emol.com (9 July 2010). "Horacio de la Peña augura futuro poco "auspicioso" para el tenis chileno" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  9. ^ a b Punto Vital writing team (2006). "Chile no es un país orientado al deporte" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 13 March 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  10. ^ Marilyn August (7 June 2000). "Coach Horacio de la Peña on Squillari". The Independent. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  11. ^ menstennisblog.info (13 December 2008). "Fernando Gonzalez blogs about his new coach: Martín Rodríguez". Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  12. ^ Jay Jarrahi (9 January 2007). "The fall and fall of Guillermo Coria". Sportingo. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  13. ^ Association of Tennis Professionals. "Tennis – ATP World Tour – Players – Horacio De La Pena (Titles/finals)". Retrieved 28 August 2010.

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