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Jaime Fillol

Jaime Fillol is a retired Chilean professional tennis player who was born on February 3, 1951, in Santiago, Chile. He was one of the top South American players of the 1970s and early 1980s.

Fillol turned professional in 1973 and quickly established himself as a top player on the tour. He won his first ATP Tour singles title at the 1974 Madrid Open, defeating Brian Gottfried in the final. He went on to win a total of 9 singles titles during his career, including the 1976 Italian Open, where he defeated Adriano Panatta in the final.

Fillol was known for his aggressive baseline game and his ability to hit powerful groundstrokes from both sides. He was a popular player among fans and was known for his sportsmanship on the court.

Fillol represented Chile in Davis Cup competition for many years, helping his country reach the final of the competition in 1976. He retired from professional tennis in 1987 and became a successful coach, working with players such as Marcelo Rios and Fernando Gonzalez. His son, Jaime Fillol Jr., also became a professional tennis player and played on the ATP tour in the 1990s.

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