Sergi Bruguera Torner
Born: Jan 16, 1971 AD
Currently alive, at 44 years of age.
Categories: Tennis Player
1971 - Born on the 16th of January in Barcelona, Spain.
1987 - Bruguera was Spain's national junior champion.
1988 - He turned professional.
1989 - In his first full year on the tour, he won the Cairo Challenger title as a qualifier and reached the semi-finals in Rome.
1989 - He finished ranked World No. 26, and was named the ATP's Newcomer of Year.
1990 - Bruguera earned a reputation as a top clay court player.
1991 - Winning titles in Estoril, Monte Carlo and Athens.
1992 - In Madrid, Gstaad and Palermo.
1993 - Following wins over Pete Sampras and Andrei Medvedev, Bruguera reached his first Grand Slam final at the French Open, where he faced two-time defending champion and the current world's No. 1 player Jim Courier.
1994 - Bruguera defended his title at the French Open, defeating, once again, Courier and Medvedev, and fellow Spaniard Alberto Berasategui in the final, 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.
1996 - Bruguera won the men's singles Silver Medal at the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
1997 - Bruguera reached the French Open final for the third time and was considered the favourite to win his third title against the unseeded Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten.
- In Miami on the 28th of March, during the same tournament where he defeated World No. 1 Pete Sampras in the semi-finals, Bruguera sank three shots during a time-out of a game between the Lakers and the Miami Heat to earn $500.
1997 - Bruguera earned the ATP's Comeback Player of Year award after returning from an ankle injury the previous year and improving his ranking from No. 81 to No. 8.
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