Emilio Sanchez

Emilio Sanchez

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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Cultivating the Triad Environment

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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.

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.

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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