Sergi Bruguera Torner won the national junior championship title in 1987. He was known for winning successive men’s singles titles at the 1993 and 1994 French Opens. Born on January 16, 1971 in Barcelona Spain, Sergi is also known to be one of the top players in the clay court during his generation.
Sergi became a professional player in 1988. During the first year of his tour, he defeated Jordi Arrese in the finals of the 1989 Cairo Challenger and advanced to the semi-final game in Rome. Finishing in the top 26 that year, he was recognized as the ATP’s Newcomer of the Year. He continued to win titles in Athens and Estoril, Monte Carlo and in Palermo and Madrid, Gsteed in 1992.
In 1993, Sergi competed in the French Open, his first Grand Slam final. Bruguera won the five-set victory over defending champion and number 1 player Jim Courier. In the 1994, Sergi successfully defended his French Open title against Courier, Medvedev and Alberto Berasategui.
Sergi also won the silver medal for the men’s singles at the Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996. He lost a game to Andre Agassi for the first place. In 1997, Sergi was able to reach the finals of the French Open for the third time but was defeated by Gustavo Kuerten. That same year, he was awarded the Comeback Player of the Year by the ATP which improved his rank from number 81 to number 8. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 3. In total, Sergi kept a record of 14 singles titles and 3 doubles titles.
Sergi set up his Bruguera Tennis Academy Top Team where he is elected as the director. Aside from tennis, Sergi is an avid and top fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and oftentimes attend and watch their tournaments.