Spanish tennis player and coach celebrates his 47th birthday today Alex Corretja… Portal Editorial Board GoTennis.ru joins numerous congratulations to Alex and wishes him good health and success in all his endeavors.
Alex Corretja Verdegay was born on April 11, 1974 in Barcelona. The athlete’s parents are named Luis and Louise. Alex has two brothers: Sergio and Ivan. In his youth, the idol of the tennis player was American Ivan Lendl…
He began his professional career in 1991. During the performances won 17 ATP tournamentswhile earning $ 10.411 million in prize money.
Corretja twice became a finalist of Roland Garros – in 1998 he lost to his compatriot Carlos Moye, and in 2001 – BrazilGustavo Cuertenytsu. Also, Alex reached the quarterfinals of the US Open-1996, and in 1998 he became the winner of the ATP Final Championship. In February 1999, Corretja became the second racket of the world for the first time in his career.
In 2000, Alex took part in the Sydney Olympics, reaching the third round of the singles competition, and, along with Albert Costa, winning bronze medals in doubles. In the same season, as part of the Spanish national team, the tennis player won the first Davis Cup in the history of the team.
Corretja completed his professional career in 2005. He was engaged in business and coaching, from 2008 to 2011 coaching the Briton Andy Murray. At the end of the 2011 season, he replaces Albert Costa as captain of the Spanish Davis Cup teambut in 2013 left this post…
In December 2001, the wedding of Alex Korretha and his bride Martha took place.
Alex is a fan of the Spanish football club Barcelona.
At the moment, Corretja is often acts as a sports analyst for various publications, as well as works as a TV commentator during the Grand Slam tournaments…