Last weekend the ATP Masters Tournament in London honored Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal, former ATP players who competed in the Masters events in the 80’s.
The Sánchez-Casal doubles team go down in history as 5th best All-Time World Doubles players, winning 2 Grand Slams (US Open and Roland Garros) and the Men’s doubles silver medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.
The ATP also invited Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal to be part of the “Finals Club”, an exclusive club that celebrates the heritage of the ATP World Tour finals, honoring the players who had an important role in the event’s success.
Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal (who played four Masters in the 80s and another four in the 90s) are part of this great historic event and have become a benchmark for the Spanish team in the Davis Cup.
Video courtesy ATP
Emilio Sánchez played the Davis Cup for 12 years and was also the Captain of the Spanish Davis Cup Team, bringing them to victory in 2008. In 2011 he was presented with the Davis Cup Award of Excellence by The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum and the International Tennis Federation (ITF).e las finales”, creado el pasado año por la ATP para dar un reconocimiento a todos los jugadores de individuales y de dobles que se han clasificado para el torneo de final de temporada del circuito desde el inaugural en Tokio en 1970.
Sergio Casal played the Davis Cup for 14 years, and received the ITF Davis Cup “Commitment Award” during the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Trofeo Conde Godó in recognition of his important role and dedication to the Davis Cup.
Emilio Sánchez Vicario and Sergio Casal are an excellent team both on and off the court, running the successful Sánchez-Casal Academy since its foundation in 1998.
Daniel Muñoz Pozo
Head of Communications & Media at Sánchez-Casal Academy.