Jaume Munar

Jaume Munar is a Spanish professional tennis player, who competes on the ATP Tour since 2014.

Date of Birth: 5 May 1997
Birthplace: Santanyi, Mallorca, Spain
Residence: Barcelona, Spain
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned Pro: 2014

Jaume Munar was born on May 5, 1997, in Santany, Spain, to Blai and Maria Antonia Munar. He began playing tennis at the age of 8 on hard courts before leaving to train in Barcelona when he was 14 years old, continuing there until he was 20. His idols growing up were Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer.

Munar’s only ATP Tour victory until the end of 2017 came at the German Open, but this was due to Guillermo Garcia Lopez retiring after three games. The rest of his early years were spent competing on the ITF Futures Circuit and the ATP Challenger Tour.

His first Challenger title came on the hard courts in Segovia, where he beat Alex de Minaur in the final. The Spaniard claimed his first ATP Tour victories in 2018, with two of these coming at Grand Slams at the French Open and the US Open respectively. His triumph at Roland-Garros was a particularly memorable one against the 2013 runner-up and one of his idols David Ferrer.

Munar won 17 ATP Tour matches in 2019. None of these were at Grand Slams. However, he did obtain his first two wins at the Masters 1000 level in Miami and Monte Carlo. His 2019 season also contained a first Top 10 victory against Alexander Zverev.

After 2020 was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Munar reached his maiden ATP final on home soil at the Andalucia Open in April 2021. His run included overcoming the future world No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz in the semifinal. Munar lost the final 1-6, 6-2, 4-6 to Pablo Carreno Busta.

Munar made his first third-round appearance at a Masters 1000 event at the 2022 Indian Wells Open. He avenged his Andalucia final loss to Pablo Carreno Busta in the second round before losing a very tight match to the eventual champion Taylor Fritz 4-6, 6-2, 6-7.

The following year, Munar went a step further at the Masters 1000 tournament in Madrid. He defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis, Tallon Griekspoor, and Matteo Arnaldi before being knocked out by Daniel Altmaier.

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