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Dr. Ángel Ruiz Cotorro

  • Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santander in 1982.
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies in Biology and Sports Medicine from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris in 1985.
  • Doctor in Physical Education and Sports Medicine by the University of Barcelona in 1990.
  • Master's degree in Orthopaedic Surgery from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, in collaboration with Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, in 1995.

Professional experience with tennis players

  • Doctor for the Biology and Sports Medicine Unit at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris between 1984 and 1986.
  • Doctor for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation since 1987.
  • Head doctor for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation since 1992.
  • Head of the medical team for the tennis competition in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
  • Head doctor for the men's and women's tennis teams at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), London (2012), Rio de Janeiro (2016) and Tokyo (2020).
  • Member of the Sports Science and the Medicine Commission at the International Tennis Federation (ITF)
  • Member of the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science.
  • Medical director for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell since 2009.
  • Founder and director of Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2009 and 2022.
  • Medical director of the official medical team for the 2019 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals.
  • Head of Quirónsalud’s official medical team for the 2021 and 2022 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals.
  • Head doctor for the Carles Ferrer Salat Tennis Empowerment Center since 2021.
  • Head doctor for the medical team at Rafa Nadal Academy since 2022.
  • Director of Clínica Tenis Teknon since January 2023.

Dr. Ignacio Pérez Buendía

  • Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada. Doctor in Family and Community Medicine by the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital and the Huétor Tájar Healthcare Centre in Granada.
  • Primary care doctor in Mancha Real and emergency medicine doctor at Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, Campus de la Salud Hospital, and the Neurotrauma Hospital in Granada, with sub-speciality in urgent care for trauma and sports injuries.

Professional experience with tennis players

  • Doctor for the 2017 Granada Open. Since 2018, doctor for the Sánchez-Casal Cup in Barcelona, the Spanish women's team tennis tournaments, and the Spanish U23 Championship organised by the Rafa Nadal Academy.
  • Doctor at Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2019 and 2022. Doctor for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell since 2019, for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation tournaments, and for the 2022 and 2023 Mallorca Championships, the 2022 Gijón Open, and the Davis Cup since 2020.
  • Head doctor for the tournaments in the ITF and ATP Challenger Tour circuits where Clínica Tenis Teknon is the chief medical provider.
  • Doctor at the Carles Ferrer Salat Tennis Empowerment Centre between 2021 and 2022.
  • Doctor at the Rafa Nadal Academy since 2022.

Dr. Mindaugas Gudelis

  • Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Lleida. Doctor in Family and Community Medicine. 
  • Specialisation in Sports Medicine from the Professional School of Physical Education and Sports Medicine of the University of Barcelona, after passing the Spanish Medical Intern Residency (MIR) exam.
  • Doctorate programme in Surgery and Emergency Medicine from the University of Lleida.
  • Doctor in Medicine and Surgery (with honours) from the University of Lleida.
  • Master's degree in Emergency Medicine and Surgery.
  • Experience in sports medicine as clinical fellow at the High-Performance Sports Centre in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona).
  • Doctor for the FC Barcelona handball team, the FC Barcelona football academy, and FC Barcelona’s first team for roller hockey and basketball.

Professional experience in tennis

  • Final 8. 2022 Davis Cup. Malaga. November 2022.
  • Doctor for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell since 2016.
  • Doctor at Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2015 and 2022.

Dr. Jaume Vilaró Angulo

  • Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona. Doctor in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology by the Sagrado Corazón Hospital, Barcelona.
  • Master's degree in Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and in Healthcare Management from EADA Business School.
  • Medical director and head of the Traumatology department at Activa (formerly FIMAC Mutua). Doctor in Trauma and Emergency Care at the Hospital del Mar between 1994 and 1995. Head of Traumatology at Policlínica Verge de Gràcia in Mahón (Menorca). Doctor at Mataró Hospital. Orthopedic surgeon and traumatologist, member of the Arthroscopic Surgery Unit and the Tissue Regeneration Therapy Institute at Clínica del Tenis Teknon.
  • Trainer in arthroscopic surgery for the Spanish Arthroscopy Association. Advisor for the Santa María de Lleida, Alt Penedès, and Mateu Orfila Hospitals. Advisor on hip and wrist arthroscopy for Moisés Broggi Hospital.
  • Author of three papers awarded first prize by the Spanish Arthroscopy Association: Arthroscopic suprascapular nerve neurolysis, Arthroscopic Bankart Repair: method and results, and Anterior capsulolabral repair, and first prize in Sports Traumatology. Published in Mundo Deportivo.
  • Traumatologist at Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis under Dr Ruiz Cotorro’s leadership since 1987. Doctor for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation.

Dr. Ricard Serra Grima

  • Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery. Doctor in Cardiology and Sports Medicine with extensive experience in cardiovascular examination, stress tests and functional assessments for athletes.
  • Member of the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Department at Sant Pau Hospital.
  • Sports cardiology consultant for the High-Performance Sports Centre in Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) and for FC Barcelona. Member of the Catalan Sports Council and scientific advisor for the international training centre EEB Sport Training Barcelona.

Professional experience in tennis

  • External consultant for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell since 2009.
  • Doctor of the Sports Cardiology Unit at the Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2009 and 2022.
  • Head of research at Clínica Tenis Teknon.

Dr. Pedro A. Galilea Ballarini

  • Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona. Doctor in Physical Education and Sports Medicine by the School of Physical Education and Sports Medicine, attached to the School of Medicine of the University of Barcelona.
  • Doctor in the Physiology Department of the High Performance Sports Centre in Sant Cugat del Vallès. Specialised in the fields of functional assessment, exercise prescription and high-altitude adaptation.
  • Doctor collaborating with the Catalan Cycling Federation. Head of the anti-doping unit at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, the 2018 Mediterranean Games in Tarragona, and the 2019 World Skate Games in Barcelona.
  • Member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the Catalan Association of Sports Medicine and the Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine since 1989.

Professional experience with tennis players

  • Doctor of Physical Education and Sports Medicine at the Sports Medicine and Traumatology Unit of Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis, between 2009 and 2022.
  • Physiotherapist for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell since 2009.

Julián Casanova Uclés

  • Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from the Gimbernat University Centre (affiliated with the Autonomous University of Barcelona) and Postgraduate degree in Sports Physiotherapy from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • Awarded in 1996-97 for his final year project “Treatment with functional bandages as an alternative to conventional bandages. A clinical case study”. Also awarded at the 2009 Sports Night in Mataró for his contribution to sports as a physiotherapist for different events.

Professional experience in tennis

  • Head of the Physiotherapy Unit of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation since 2008 and a member since 2002. He worked as a physiotherapist for the Summer Olympic Games in Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), London (2012), Rio de Janeiro (2016) and Tokyo (2020).
  • Physiotherapist of the Spanish teams at the Davis Cup since 2004 and the Billie Jean King Cup from 2002 to 2008 and from 2016 to 2022.
  • Physiotherapist for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation at the Australian Open (2007, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2020), the French Open (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2022), Wimbledon (2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016) and the US Open (2009, 2013, 2015 and 2017). Physiotherapist at several national tournaments since 2002.
  • Physiotherapist and head of the physiotherapy unit for the 2003 and 2004 Madrid Open.
  • Physiotherapist for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell since 2000.
  • Physiotherapist at Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2009 and 2022.
  • Physiotherapist and coordinator at the Carles Ferrer Salat Tennis Empowerment Centre in Sant Joan Despí (Barcelona).

Alejandro Lobeto Santamaría

  • Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from the Gimbernat University Centre and Master's degree in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for the Locomotor System from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
  • Trained in cranial, visceral, and temporomandibular joint osteopathy, pilates, manual therapy and dry needling for myofascial pain syndrome, myofascial trigger points, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Professional experience in tennis

  • Personal physiotherapist for the Women's Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation professional tennis circuits, in particular, Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
  • Physiotherapist within the medical team for the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation and the ATP professional tennis circuit, the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell (since 2011) and the Valencia Open (2010 to 2015).
  • Physiotherapist at Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2014 and 2022.

Luisa Trasmonte Mancera

  • Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from the Physiotherapy and Nursing School at the Gimberbat University Centre and Bachelor’s in Psychology from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • Postgraduate training in the Sohier and Bobath approaches and in neuromuscular reeducation in adults at the Gimbernat University Centre.
  • Training in pelvic floor physiotherapy and the hypopressive method from the Blanquerna University Centre. LAB. Training in myofascial pain and dry needling by Marzel Caufriez in 2018. Member of the College of Physiotherapists for dry needling. Training in kinesiology taping for sports injuries from the Blanquerna University Centre.

Professional experience in tennis

  • Physiotherapist for the FIATC Healthcare Centre. Member of Dr. Ruiz Cotorro's team between 1994 and 2011.
  • Physiotherapist at Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2020 and 2022. Specialisation in acute sports injuries, surgery, and injury prevention.
  • Physiotherapist for the medical team at the 2021 Davis Cup Finals.

Lluís Rueda Pelàez

  • Bachelor’s in Podiatry from the University of Barcelona and Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from Ramon Llull University.
  • Qualified as a radiobiology and radiation protection technician at the University of Barcelona. Member of the Academy of Medical and Health Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands since 2016.
  • Member of the medical team for FC⁠ Barcelona between 2007 and 2019.
  • Member of the Catalan Sports Council, the Arquer Institute, which specialises in the locomotor system, and the Martín Rueda Centre, which specialises in podiatry.

Professional experience in tennis

  • Member of Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2009 and 2022.

Marta Rueda

  • Bachelor’s in Podiatry from the University of Barcelona and Bachelor’s in Physiotherapy from the International University of Catalonia.
  • Diploma in Interpretation of Diagnostic Imaging from the University of Barcelona.
  • Member of the Academy of Medical and Health Science of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. Member of the Multidisciplinary Group on Biomechanics at the Sports Medicine Association of Catalonia.
  • Collaboration with Mizuno as an expert podiatrist for the Barcelona Marathon (between 2007 and 2010) and with Nike for the Fireman's Race in Barcelona.
  • Podiatrist at the Martín Rueda Podiatry Clinic.

Professional experience in tennis

  • Collaboration and consultancy in tennis shoe design for elite players.
  • Member of the Functional Biomechanics and Podiatry Unit at Clínica MAPFRE de Medicina del Tenis between 2014 and 2022.

Cristian Lascio

  • Bachelor’s in Kinesiology and Physiatry (Physiotherapy) from the University of Buenos Aires. Trained as a sports physical trainer at the European Centre for Physical Education.
  • Experience in physical therapy, reconditioning and rehabilitation for professional athletes in several disciplines. Physiotherapist at the World Padel Tour, providing on-court and off-court assistance, and injury assessment and treatment for the professional players participating in the 2018 Buenos Aires Padel Master. Physiotherapist for the first team of the Club Atlético Platense.

Professional experience with tennis players

  • Head of rehabilitation and readaptation for professional and semi-professional tennis players at the Carles Ferrer Salat Tennis Empowerment Centre. In charge of managing and implementing injury prevention and physical rehabilitation protocols, from return-to-play to return-to-performance.
  • Physiotherapist for the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell.