General Eduardo A.
Zuleta
Male
Ecuador
1935-11-19
Guayaquil, Ecuador


About

He is a right-handed former noted Ecuadorian international tennis player. He competed in the Davis Cup in 1961 and 1963. Eduardo competed on the U.S. as well as the European summer tennis circuit in the late 1950s-to late 1970s, with notably more success on slow clay surfaces, on which he was a very steady and indefatigable retriever, than on the faster grass, which was a much more popular surface in his day than it is today. When not on the tournament circuit he practiced in Miami, where he was well known for hitting against a wall for hours, which gave him callouses on his racket hand a good quarter of an inch thick that he would shave down at night with a razor blade. He toured at times with Ecuadorians Washington Suarez and Davis Cupper Miguel Olvera. Zuleta had the nickname El Barco ("The Ship") in his home country because he invariably returned there from his tennis tours with suitcases full of tennis equipment and clothing that he received free from manufacturers as goodwill advertising. Perhaps his most conspicuous debut on the tennis stage was his first-round encounter on the grass of the U.S. Championships at Forest Hills, NY in 1963 with then U.S. No. 1 Chuck McKinley, who had just won Wimbledon two months earlier. The outcome was a foregone conclusion in straight sets, but Eduardo put up a creditable fight.



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Archive statistics 1959 - 1977
12
651
363


Tournament wins 1970 - La Baule September (Open)
1969 - Florida State Championship (Open)
1969 - South Florida (Open)
1968 - South Florida (Open)
1967 - South Florida (Open)
1967 - Florida State Championship (Open)
1966 - Miami (Open)
1966 - South Florida (Open)
1964 - Leverkusen International (Amateur)
1964 - Le Touquet (Open)
1964 - Austin Smith Championships (Amateur)
1960 - Tennessee Valley Invitation (Open)


Tournaments Karlsruhe - 1977 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1976 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1975 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1975 South Florida - 1974 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1974 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1974 West of Scotland Championships - 1974 Rambouillet - 1974 Wimbledon - 1973 Argentina International Championships - 1973 Kent Championships - 1973 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1973 Sicilian International Championships - 1973 Miami Invitational - 1973 Sao Paulo International - 1973 Santander - 1973 Bilbao International - 1973 Aviles - 1973 US Open - 1972 Miami - 1972 Argentina International Championships - 1972 Kent Championships - 1972 Florida State Championship - 1972 South Florida - 1972 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1972 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1972 Fort Lauderdale - 1972 Vina del Mar Spring - 1972 Roland Garros - 1971 US Open - 1971 Miami - 1971 Argentina International Championships - 1971 Kent Championships - 1971 Florida State Championship - 1971 South Florida - 1971 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1971 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1971 Bastad - 1971 Senigallia - 1971 Fort Lauderdale - 1971 Terracina - 1971 Grado Invitation - 1971 Wimbledon - 1970 Roland Garros - 1970 US Open - 1970 Nice - 1970 Miami - 1970 Kent Championships - 1970 Florida State Championship - 1970 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1970 South Florida - 1970 Roland Garros Qualifying - 1970 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1970 Aix-en-Provence - 1970 Chichester - 1970 Surrey Hard Court Championships - 1970 Austin Smith Championships - 1970 London Hard Courts - 1970 Bastad - 1970 La Baule-les-Pins - 1970 La Baule September - 1970 US Open Consolation - 1970 Wimbledon - 1969 US Open - 1969 Miami - 1969 Le Touquet - 1969 Conde de Godo - 1969 Florida State Championship - 1969 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1969 South Florida - 1969 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1969 Austin Smith Championships - 1969 Jacksonville Invitation - 1969 Porto - 1969 Ecuadorian Nationals - 1969 Wimbledon - 1968 Roland Garros - 1968 US Open - 1968 Miami - 1968 Italian International Championships - 1968 South of France Championships - 1968 Menton - 1968 Florida State Championship - 1968 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1968 South Florida - 1968 Wimbledon Qualifying - 1968 Napoli - 1968 Austin Smith Championships - 1968 Catania - 1968 Reggio Calabria - 1968 Vigo - 1968 Moroccan International - 1968 Monte Carlo - 1967 Roland Garros - 1967 US Open - 1967 St. Moritz - 1967 Swiss International Championships - 1967 Cannes Championships - 1967 Italian International Championships - 1967 South of France Championships - 1967 Florida State Championship - 1967 South Florida - 1967 Chilean National Championships - 1967 Mitre Cup - Semi-Final b - 1967 Aix-en-Provence - 1967 Sicilian International Championships - 1967 Napoli - 1967 Romanian International Championship - 1967 Austin Smith Championships - 1967 Catania - 1967 Reggio Calabria - 1967 South American Championship - 1967 Mitre Cup - First Round c - 1967 Sassari International - 1967 Ecuadorian Nationals - 1967 Locarno International - 1967 Wimbledon - 1966 Monte Carlo - 1966 Roland Garros - 1966 US Open - 1966 Nice - 1966 Paris International Championships - 1966 Miami - 1966 Queens Club Tournament - 1966 Netherlands International Championships - 1966 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1966 West of England Championships - 1966 Menton - 1966 Florida State Championship - 1966 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1966 South Florida - 1966 Heart of America - 1966 Chilean National Championships - 1966 Aix-en-Provence - 1966 Düsseldorf International Tournament - 1966 Austin Smith Championships - 1966 Stuttgart - 1966 Leverkusen International - 1966 Paris International - Qualifying - 1966 Chile International - 1966 Vina del Mar Spring - 1966 Wimbledon - 1965 Roland Garros - 1965 US Open - 1965 Swiss International Championships - 1965 Cannes Championships - 1965 Miami - 1965 Italian International Championships - 1965 International Championships of Egypt - Cairo - 1965 Montana-Vermala - 1965 International Championships of Egypt-Alexandria - 1965 West of England Championships - 1965 Évian-les-Bains - 1965 South Florida - 1965 Perth Amboy Invitation - 1965 Sicilian International Championships - 1965 Napoli - 1965 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1965 Austin Smith Championships - 1965 Catania - 1965 Viareggio - 1965 Leverkusen International - 1965 Campeonato Bolivariano - 1965 Mitre Cup - Quarter-Final a - 1965 Wimbledon - 1964 Roland Garros - 1964 US Open - 1964 Miami - 1964 Italian International Championships - 1964 Dixie Championships - 1964 Le Touquet - 1964 West of England Championships - 1964 Portuguese International Championships - 1964 Oostende - 1964 Florida State Championship - 1964 Wimbledon Plate (Consolation) - 1964 South Florida - 1964 Chilean National Championships - 1964 Mitre Cup - Semi-Final a - 1964 Mitre Cup - First Round a - 1964 Napoli - 1964 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1964 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1964 Austin Smith Championships - 1964 Altamira International Invitation - 1964 Colombia International - 1964 Reggio Calabria - 1964 Oslo International - 1964 Masters Invitation - 1964 Leverkusen International - 1964 Villars - 1964 Florida Gold Coast - 1964 Lago Mar Invitation - 1964 Caracas - Consolation - 1964 Trinidad International - 1964 Roland Garros - 1963 US Open - 1963 Miami - 1963 Cincinnati - 1963 US Clay Courts - 1963 Western States Championships - 1963 Dixie Championships - 1963 Ontario Championships - 1963 Eastern Canadian Championships - 1963 Florida State Championship - 1963 South Florida - 1963 Perth Amboy Invitation - 1963 Pan American Championships - 1963 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1963 Austin Smith Championships - 1963 Kingston International Invitation - 1963 Altamira International Invitation - 1963 Colombia International - 1963 Masters Invitation - 1963 Florida Gold Coast - 1963 Lago Mar Invitation - 1963 Wimbledon - 1962 Monte Carlo - 1962 Roland Garros - 1962 US Open - 1962 Swiss International Championships - 1962 Cannes Carlton - 1962 Cannes Championships - 1962 Nice - 1962 Miami - 1962 US Clay Courts - 1962 Queens Club Tournament - 1962 Italian International Championships - 1962 Dixie Championships - 1962 Argentina International Championships - 1962 West of England Championships - 1962 Cap d 'Antibes - 1962 Menton - 1962 Mitre Cup - Final - 1962 South Florida - 1962 Mitre Cup - Semi-Final b - 1962 US Open Qualifying - 1962 Aix-en-Provence - 1962 Sicilian International Championships - 1962 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1962 Austin Smith Championships - 1962 Mitre Cup - First Round c - 1962 Gstaad - 1962 Chile International - 1962 Ignis International - 1962 US Open - 1961 Miami - 1961 Newport Casino Tournament - 1961 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1961 Southern Championships - 1961 Tennessee Valley Invitation - 1961 Cincinnati - 1961 US Clay Courts - 1961 Dixie Championships - 1961 South Florida - 1961 Caribbean Championships - 1961 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1961 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1961 Austin Smith Championships - 1961 Kingston International Invitation - 1961 Colombia International - 1961 Masters Invitation - 1961 Dixieland - 1961 Minikahda Invitation - 1961 Florida Gold Coast - 1961 US Open - 1960 Canadian International Championships - 1960 Miami - 1960 Newport Casino Tournament - 1960 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1960 Tennessee Valley Invitation - 1960 Cincinnati - 1960 US Clay Courts - 1960 Western States Championships - 1960 River Oaks Tournament - 1960 Dixie Championships - 1960 Argentina International Championships - 1960 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1960 Florida State Championship - 1960 South Florida - 1960 Caribbean Championships - 1960 Caribe Hilton Championships - 1960 Miami Invitational - 1960 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1960 Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championship - 1960 Austin Smith Championships - 1960 Kingston International Invitation - 1960 Altamira International Invitation - 1960 Colombia International - 1960 Tulsa Invitation - 1960 Masters Invitation - 1960 Minikahda Invitation - 1960 Florida Gold Coast - 1960 Canadian International Championships - 1959 Southern Championships - 1959 Tennessee Valley Invitation - 1959 Cincinnati - 1959 Western States Championships - 1959 Ontario Championships - 1959 Province of Quebec Championships - 1959 Good Neighbor Tournament - 1959 Colombia International - 1959 Blue and Gray Invitation - 1959 Masters Invitation - 1959 Pan American Games - 1959

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