(born 19 February 1981, in Malmö
) is a tennis player
, who turned professional in 1998. He was an impressive junior, winning the European junior championships and making the final of the junior Australian Open
when he was 17, when he finished number 6 in the junior rankings.
Vinciguerra is of Italian
origin on his father's side.
He experienced significant problems with a back injury
, but in 2006 made a comeback, which has seen him edge towards the top 100 in the ATP rankings.
Has played 9 Davis Cup
matches in singles, and won 3 of them.
In the 2009 World Group Playoffs in March 2009, Sweden faced Israel in Vinciguerra's hometown. Dudi Sela
first defeated Vinciguerra 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9. Harel Levy
then beat Vinciguerra in the decisive final match, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 3-6, 8-6 in a marathon 3 hour, 44 minutes to lead the Israeli team to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the 7-time Davis Cup champion Swedes at Baltic Hall in Malmö, Sweden
, and allow Israel to advance in the 2009 Davis Cup.
After the Davis Cup, Vinciguerra decided to continue playing and reached in his first tournament of the year the final at the Rome Challenger. He then received a Wild Card to the Swedish Open where he made it to the semifinals.