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Javier Sánchez Vicario (b. February 1 1968, in Pamplona, Spain) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.

Sánchez turned professional in 1986. He won his first professional doubles titles in 1987. His first top-level singles title came in 1988 at Buenos Aires. During his career he won a total of four singles titles and 26 doubles titles. His career-high rankings were World No. 23 in singles (in 1994) and No. 9 in doubles (in 1990).

Sánchez is a member of one of the world's most successful tennis families. His sister younger sister Arantxa Sánchez Vicario became the youngest-ever winner of the women's singles title at the French Open at age 17 in 1989, and went on to win several more Grand Slam titles. His older brother Emilio Sánchez was also a very successful player who won several Grand Slam doubles titles. In Javier's first career singles final in 1987 in Madrid, he faced Emilio. It was the first time that two brothers had met each other in the final of a top-level tour tournament. Emilio won the match 6-3, 3-6, 6-2. (Emilio and Javier faced each other a total of 12 times during their careers. Javier won two of their matches, and Emilio won 10.)

Javier Sánchez won his final career singles title in 1996 in Tel Aviv. His last doubles title came in 1999 at Umag. His career prize-money earnings totalled US$4,427,811.


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