Vincent Spadea is an American professional tennis player. He was born on July 19, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Vincent, Sr., has been a huge influence in Spadea’s career. His mother, Hilda, is Colombian-born, and travels during the year. Spadea is known to have won 1992 Orange Bowl title – making him the first American, since Courier (1987), to win the title. Before turning pro, Spadea even reached No. 4 rank in world junior rankings. He has two sisters, Diana and Luanne, who also play tennis, and are top junior players as well as collegiate players for Duke. Spadea also participated in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. He works occasionally with Pete Fischer, Pete Sampras’ former mentor.
Spadea turned pro in 1993, and he became the youngest American (he was 20 years old then) to finish in Top 100 in 1994. By 1995, he made his second finish as the youngest American in the Top 100. She advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open, and was highlighted by his first Top 10 win over the No. 7 ranked Kafelnikov.
2004 was considered to be his best season playing professional tennis. That year, he finished at No. 19, as well as capturing his first career title in ATP, at an event held in Scottsdale. He also won his professional high of 40 matches. He also defeated Blake, Roddick, and Kiefer, and earned his first ATP title. That year, he had a record of 6-3 on grass, 5-4 on carpet, 5-8 on clay, and 24-14 on hard courts.
Over the course of his career, Spadea has a record of 307-344 titles in singles, and 65-112 in doubles. He has 1 career title in singles, and 3 career titles in doubles. Although he has performed well in Grand Slam events, he has yet to win a single tournament. He has reached his highest rank at No. 18 (achieved on February 28, 2005) in singles, and for doubles, he reached No. 90 (achieved on June 12, 2006).