Álex Calatrava

Álex Calatrava
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Andorra
Born (1973-06-14) 14 June 1973
Cologne, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 1993
Retired 2007
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) José Francisco Altur
Prize money $1,335,933
Career record 67–109 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 44 (12 February 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2001)
French Open 2R (2001, 2002)
Wimbledon 2R (2005)
US Open 2R (2004)
Career record 21–29 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 110 (10 October 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2005)
French Open 2R (2005)
US Open 1R (2005)

Alex Patricio Calatrava (born 14 June 1973) is a former tour tennis player from Spain, who turned professional in 1993. The right-hander won one singles title (2000, San Marino). He reached his highest ATP singles ranking of World No. 44 in February 2001.

Tennis career

Calatrava defeated up and coming British star Alex Bogdanovic in five sets at 2004 US Open.[1]

In July 2005 Calatrava was beaten by 18-year old Novak Djokovic. The Serb dispatched Calatrava in straight sets at the Umag tournament in Croatia.[2]

Career finals

Grand Slam
Tennis Masters Cup
ATP Masters Series
ATP Tour

Singles (1 title, 2 runners-up)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Category Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 30 March 1998 Casablanca, Morocco World Series Clay Italy Andrea Gaudenzi 4–6, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 6 March 2000 Delray Beach, United States International Series Hard Austria Stefan Koubek 1–6, 6–4, 4–6
Winner 1. 30 July 2000 San Marino, San Marino International Series Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 7–6(9–7), 1–6, 6–4


Calatrava was born in Germany while his parents lived there, returning to Spain live in 1980. His Spanish father, Jose, met his French mother, Gabrielle, while working Germany. Calatrava's uncle is the renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.[3]

Calatrava lived in California from 1989 to 1991 and attended a high school for one year in Palm Springs. He also lived a year in Indian Wells under the guidance of Spanish coach José Higueras. He was the number one ranked junior player in California in 1991.[3]


  1. "Bogdanovic bid ends". BBC Sport. 30 August 2004.
  2. Soper, Aaron (25 July 2005). "Match Facts". ATP World Tour. UK. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  3. 1 2 "Alex Calatrava – Tennis Players - Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2013-09-11.

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