Whatever Happened To … Alberto Berasategui?

Alberto Berasategui

A heck of a clay court player, his extreme western forehand grip (aka The Hawaiian Grip) was only going to last for a short time until his wrist crapped out, which it did by 1998. However, he made the most of his clay court prowess in 1994, his career year.

What are they doing now?: Coaching Feliciano Lopez, Playing backgammon, dancing and skiing.
Career titles: 14
Win/Loss Record: 278/199
Career High Ranking: 7 (1994)
Finest moment: In 1994 he won 7 of 9 finals and reached the French Open final, losing to Bruguera in 4 sets.
Famous For: His frying pan grip, striking the ball on the same side of the racket on both sides. One can assume he is a dab hand at frying an egg too.

Watch: French Open highlights 1994

Advertisements

2 comments on “Whatever Happened To … Alberto Berasategui?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s