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Germán Puentes

Germán Puentes
Country Spain
Born 18 December 1972
Barcelona, Spain
Height 5'8" (173 cm)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money $481,369
Singles
Career record 13–28
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 90 (20 November 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2001)
French Open 1R (1999)
Wimbledon 2R (2001)
US Open 1R (1999, 2001)
Doubles
Career record 14–29
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 73 (22 November 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2001)
French Open 1R (1999, 2000, 2001)
Wimbledon 1R (1999, 2000)
US Open 1R (1999, 2001)

Germán Puentes Alcañiz (born 18 December 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.[1]

Career

Puentes was the runner-up in the 1989 Spanish Junior Championships.

The Spaniard appeared in the main singles draw of five Grand Slams during his career but only once made the second round, at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, with a win over Mariano Puerta. He also won just one Grand Slam doubles match, which was against South Africans Jeff Coetzee and Marcos Ondruska in the 2001 Australian Open, partnering Juan Balcells.[2]

His best singles showing on the ATP Tour came at Prague in 1999 when he reached the semi-finals and he was also a quarter-finalist in the Swedish Open that year and again in the 2001 Grand Prix Hassan II.

As a doubles player he teamed up with countryman Eduardo Nicolás to make the semi-final stage of the 1999 Swedish Open. That effort was matched in the 2001 Mexican Open with Albert Portas. The pair also had a win that year over the fifth seeds in the 2001 Hamburg Masters, Wayne Ferreira and Yevgeny Kafelnikov, although it was due to a first set retirement.[3]

Challenger Titles

Singles: (4)

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2000 Barletta, Italy Clay Tommy Robredo 6–4, 7–6(7–3)
2. 2000 Ulm, Germany Clay David Sánchez 6–3, 6–3
3. 2000 Linz, Austria Clay Edwin Kempes 7–6(9–7), 6–1
4. 2001 Fürth, Germany Clay Kristian Pless 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: (10)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1996 Cairo, Egypt Clay Alberto Berasategui Branislav Galik
Borut Urh
6–0, 6–0
2. 1998 Montauban, France Clay Eduardo Nicolás Edwin Kempes
Rogier Wassen
7–6, 7–6
3. 1998 Budva, Yugoslavia Clay Eduardo Nicolás Emanuel Couto
João Cunha-Silva
3–6, 6–1, 6–3
4. 1998 Skopje, Macedonia Clay Eduardo Nicolás Andrei Merinov
Andrei Stoliarov
7–5, 3–6, 7–6
5. 1999 Braunschweig, Germany Clay Albert Portas Tomás Carbonell
Nebojsa Djordjevic
6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
6. 1999 Venice, Italy Clay Albert Portas Diego del Río
Mariano Hood
6–4, 6–0
7. 1999 Barcelona, Spain Clay Eduardo Nicolás Alberto Martín
Javier Sánchez
7–6(7–1), 7–6(7–5)
8. 2000 Fürth, Germany Clay Eduardo Nicolás Devin Bowen
Brandon Coupe
6–4, 6–2
9. 2000 Sevilla, Spain Clay Eduardo Nicolás Tommy Robredo
Santiago Ventura
6–3, 6–2
10. 2001 Barletta, Italy Clay Jairo Velasco, Jr. Tomas Behrend
Mikhail Youzhny
6–1, 1–0 RET

References

  1. ^ emol.com "Croacia, tras vencer al español Germán Puentes (128°) por parciales de 6–3 y 6- 2, en...y lo obtuvo el europeo. "
  2. ^ IFT Tennis Profile
  3. ^ ATP World Tour Profile
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