Andrea Gaudenzi was born in Faenza on July 30, 1973.
He has been CEO of the ATP since 1 January 2020.
As a tennis player, he was a specialist on red clay, the surface on which in singles he won his three ATP titles out of the nine finals played.
He was the fifth Italian tennis player out of a total of twelve to have entered the top 20 players in the world since the introduction of the computerized ranking. With 18th place in February 1995 he boasts the eighth best ATP ranking achieved by an Italian tennis player, on a par with Omar Camporese, Andreas Seppi and Lorenzo Musetti, and was number one in Italy for 214 weeks.
In 1995, 12 years after Corrado Barazzutti, he was a semi-finalist in Monte Carlo, a feat then achieved only on two other occasions by an Italian tennis player.
In 1998 he led the Italian national team to the Davis Cup final against Sweden, losing to Magnus Norman in a match in which he had to retire with an injury on a score of 6-6 in the fifth set.
He was junior world number one in 1990, the year he won the category title at Roland Garros and the US Open.