Salvador Navarro, Coach and US Open Champion with Flavia Penetta



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Salvador Navarro, Coach and US Open Champion with Flavia Penetta

Navarro qualified for his only Grand Slam in 1997, at the French Open. He won his opening round match against countryman Marcos Aurelio Gorriz, in five sets, but would lose to Jan Siemerink in the second round. He never made a quarter-final during his singles career on the ATP Tour but did have a win over world number 27 Sébastien Grosjean at the 2000 Torneo Godó, held in his hometown of Barcelona.

The right-hander also played doubles and was a semi-finalist, with partner Óscar Hernández, in the 2003 CAM Open Comunidad Valenciana. Despite only entering the tournament after another team withdrew, the Spanish pairing were able to upset third seeds Gastón Etlis and Martin Rodríguez in the quarter-finals.

Salvador Navarro is a GPTCA A* Level International Coach from Barcelona, Spain.
His career highlights include:
2013, 2014, 2015: Flavia Pennetta's coach; won Fed Cup 2013 with Italy, reached semis at US Open 2013, won Indian Wells 2014 and US Open 2015
2011, 2012: Coached Tommy Robredo (winner of ATP Santiago de Chile and Casablanca) and Marc López (4 ATP doubles trophies, Davis Cup finalist with Spain in 2012, WTF London doubles champion)
2010: Coached Pablo Andujar, ATP Career High #32
2008, 2009: Coached Juan Carlos Ferrero, former ATP #1
2006, 2007: Coached Guillermo Garcia Lopez, ATP Career High #23
2005: Coached Santiago Ventura, ATP Career High #65 and Ruben Ramirez, ATP Career High #50
Apart from his incredibly successfull coaching career Salvador was also a professional tennis player for 10 years (best ranking in singles #156, in doubles #137)
He now is the technical director of MASTER TENNIS BARCELONA Academy, which he operates with Óscar Hernandez; MASTER TENNIS BARCELONA is a high-performance center specialized in coaching players of all level and ages.

It is an amazing facility which offers 20 tennis courts, with 4 GreenSets and 16 badida clay courts, a large high-performance gym, which includes a stretching, cycling and Pilates room, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, 10 paddle tennis courts, 2 soccer fields, 1 multisport court for fitness training, a bar and a restaurant.

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