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Víctor Pecci

Víctor Pecci
File:Víctor Pecci 1975.jpg
Country 23x15px Paraguay
Residence Asunción, Paraguay
Born (1955-10-15) 15 October 1955 (age 60)
Asunción, Paraguay
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Turned pro 1976
Retired 1990
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $994,408
Singles
Career record 358–243
Career titles 11
Highest ranking No. 9 (21 April 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1980)
French Open F (1979)
Wimbledon 3R (1990, 1980)
US Open 3R (1979)
Doubles
Career record 194–170
Career titles 12
Highest ranking No. 13 (9 April 1979)
File:Victor Pecci 1988 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Victor Pecci on a 1988 Portuguese stamp

Víctor Pecci (born October 15, 1955) is a former professional Paraguayan tennis player. Pecci was born in Asunción.

Pecci was ranked as high as World No. 9 in singles in 1980 and World No. 31 in doubles in 1984. Pecci is famous for reaching the 1979 French Open final. Pecci beat Guillermo Vilas 6–0, 6–2, 7–5 in the quarterfinals and Jimmy Connors 7–5, 6–4, 5–7, 6–3 in the semifinals, but lost to 3-time champion Björn Borg in the final, 6–3, 6–1, 6–7(6), 6–4. He also reached the semifinals in 1981 and was runner-up in Rome. Pecci and won the French Open boys' singles in 1973.

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1979 French Open Clay 23x15px Björn Borg 3–6, 1–6, 7–6(6), 4–6

Singles titles (10)

Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1976 Madrid, Spain Clay 23x15px Éric Deblicker 7–5, 7–6, 3–6, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 2. 1976 Berlin, Germany Hard 23x15px Hans-Jürgen Pohmann 6–1, 6–2, 5–7, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 1977 Munich, Germany Clay 23x15px Željko Franulović 1–6, 1–6, 7–6, 5–7
Winner 3. 1978 Bogotá, Colombia Clay 23x15px Rolf Gehring 6–4, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2. 1978 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay 23x15px José Luis Clerc 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 1978 Santiago, Chile Clay 23x15px José Luis Clerc 6–3, 3–6, 1–6
Winner 4. 1979 Nice, France Clay 23x15px John Alexander 6–3, 6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 1979 French Open, Paris Clay 23x15px Björn Borg 3–6, 1–6, 7–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1979 London/Queen's Club, England Grass 23x15px John McEnroe 7–6, 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 6. 1979 Washington, D.C., U.S. Clay 23x15px Guillermo Vilas 6–7, 6–7
Winner 5. 1979 Quito, Ecuador Clay 23x15px José Higueras 2–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 6. 1979 Bogotá, Colombia Clay 23x15px Jairo Velasco, Sr. 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 1979 Johannesburg, South Africa Hard 23x15px Andrew Pattison 6–2, 3–6, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 1980 Quito, Ecuador Clay 23x15px José Luis Clerc 4–6, 6–1, 8–10
Winner 7. 1980 Santiago, Chile Clay 23x15px Christophe Freyss 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 8. 1981 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay 23x15px José Higueras 6–4, 6–0
Runner-up 9. 1981 Mar del Plata, Argentina Clay 23x15px Guillermo Vilas 6–2, 3–6, 1–2, RET.
Winner 9. 1981 Bournemouth, England Clay 23x15px Balázs Taróczy 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 10. 1981 Rome, Italy Clay 23x15px José Luis Clerc 3–6, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 10. 1983 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay 23x15px Jaime Fillol 2–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 1984 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay 23x15px José Higueras 5–7, 6–3, 1–6
Runner-up 12. 1985 Nice, France Clay 23x15px Henri Leconte 4–6, 4–6

Doubles titles (12)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1976 North Conway, U.S. Clay 23x15px Ricardo Cano 23x15px Brian Gottfried
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 0–6
Winner 1. 1976 São Paulo, Brazil Carpet 23x15px Lito Álvarez 23x15px Ricardo Cano
23x15px Belus Prajoux
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 2. 1978 Milan WCT, Italy Carpet 23x15px José Higueras 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
5–7, 7–6, 7–6
Runner-up 2. 1978 Hamburg, Germany Clay 23x15px Antonio Muñoz 23x15px Wojtek Fibak
23x15px Tom Okker
2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 1978 Rome, Italy Clay 23x15px Belus Prajoux 23x15px Jan Kodeš
23x15px Tomáš Šmíd
6–7, 7–6, 6–1
Winner 4. 1978 Louisville, U.S. Clay 23x15px Wojtek Fibak 23x15px Victor Amaya
23x15px John James
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 5. 1978 Boston, U.S. Clay 23x15px Balázs Taróczy 23x16px Heinz Günthardt
23x15px Van Winitsky
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 6. 1978 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) 23x15px Balázs Taróczy 23x15px Bob Hewitt
23x15px Frew McMillan
6–3, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 3. 1978 Bogotá, Colombia Clay 23x15px Hans Gildemeister 23x15px Álvaro Fillol
23x15px Jaime Fillol
4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 1978 Santiago, Chile Clay 23x15px Hans Gildemeister 23x15px Álvaro Fillol
23x15px Jaime Fillol
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 1979 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 23x15px Balázs Taróczy 23x15px Ilie Năstase
23x15px Raúl Ramírez
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 1980 Palermo, Italy Clay 23x15px Balázs Taróczy 23x15px Gianni Ocleppo
23x15px Ricardo Ycaza
2–6, 2–6
Winner 8. 1981 Bournemouth, England Clay 23x15px Ricardo Cano 23x15px Buster Mottram
23x15px Tomáš Šmíd
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 9. 1983 Florence, Italy Clay 23x15px Francisco González 23x15px Dominique Bedel
23x15px Bernard Fritz
4–6, 6–4, 7–6
Winner 10. 1983 Rome, Italy Clay 23x15px Francisco González 23x15px Jan Gunnarsson
23x15px Mike Leach
6–2, 6–7, 6–4
Winner 11. 1983 Venice, Italy Clay 23x15px Francisco González 23x15px Steve Krulevitz
23x15px Zoltan Kuharszky
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 1984 Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Martín Jaite 23x15px Pavel Složil
23x15px Tomáš Šmíd
2–6, 0–6
Winner 12. 1985 Washington, D.C. Clay 23x15px Hans Gildemeister 23x15px David Graham
23x15px Balázs Taróczy
6–3, 1–6, 6–4

References


Awards
Preceded by
John McEnroe
ATP Most Improved Player
1979
Succeeded by
not awarded, 1980
Ivan Lendl, 1981


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