Sergi Bruguera i Torner is a former professional tennis player from Spain.
23 Facts About Sergi Bruguera
Sergi Bruguera won consecutive men's singles titles at the French Open in 1993 and 1994, a silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in men's singles and reached a career-high ranking of No 3 in August 1994.
Sergi Bruguera was selected to captain the Spain Davis Cup team in 2018.
Sergi Bruguera became coach of Alexander Zverev in May 2022.
Sergi Bruguera won a total of 14 top-level singles titles and 3 doubles titles.
Sergi Bruguera is currently the director of the Bruguera Tennis Academy Top Team.
Sergi Bruguera reached 4th round in the French Open in 1989 and finished the year ranked world No 26, and was named the ATP's newcomer of the year.
Sergi Bruguera then defeated Pete Sampras in 4 sets and Andrei Medvedev in straight sets in the semifinals, Bruguera reached his first Grand Slam final at the French Open, where he faced two-time defending champion and then World No 2 Jim Courier.
Courier was overwhelmingly favoured to win his third title, but ultimately Sergi Bruguera won a gruelling five-set final that lasted 4 hours, becoming the first Spaniard to win French Open since Andres Gimeno in 1972.
Sergi Bruguera continued his top clay court player reputation by reaching finals at Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, and Palermo, while capturing an additional 4 titles at Monte Carlo, Gstaad, Prague, and Bordeaux besides Roland Garros.
Sergi Bruguera reached finals at Dubai, Monte Carlo, and Madrid, and captured titles at Gstaad and Prague besides Roland Garros.
Sergi Bruguera was the first Spaniard to finish 2 consecutive years in Top 5.
Sergi Bruguera only reached 1 top-level final, which is his 4th Masters 1000 final, his first in Rome, where he was defeated in 4 sets by Muster.
In 1996 French Open Sergi Bruguera was taken out by Sampras in an epic 5-set match in the second round.
The highlight of the year was when Sergi Bruguera won the men's singles silver medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Sergi Bruguera was defeated in straight sets in the final by Andre Agassi.
Sergi Bruguera's Year-End Ranking slipped from previous year's No 13 to No 81 much thanks to his injuries.
Opening 1997 Sergi Bruguera was the first ever opponent of Lleyton Hewitt in the main draw of a Grand Slam tournament, at the Australian Open.
Sergi Bruguera played an excellent tournament at the French Open reaching the final for the third time, en route to the final he defeated former champion and 2nd Seed Michael Chang in the fourth round, then rising star and future World No 1 Patrick Rafter in the semifinals.
Sergi Bruguera earned the ATP's Comeback Player of Year award in 1997 after returning from an ankle injury the previous year and improving his Year-End Ranking from World No 81 to World No 8.
Sergi Bruguera lost concentration and started to increase his errors during his matches, losing one of his great virtues, his solid style.
Sergi Bruguera is a long-time fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and would often attend their games while playing at tournaments in the United States.
Sergi Bruguera withdrew due to a lower back injury at Round Robin Stage after playing the first 2 matches, and was replaced by then World No 10 Tim Henman.