Clinica Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis

Dr. Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro

General Manager
Specialty: Sports Medicine and Traumatology


Dr. Ángel Ruiz-Cotorro is an internationally acclaimed doctor and surgeon in Sports Medicine and Traumatology. He is the General Manager of the Clinical Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis which he founded with the aim of providing specialized care to tennis players of all categories as well as other athletes.
Dr. Ruiz-Cotorro also heads up the Medical Services of the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation. He has been responsible medically for the male and female tennis teams at seven Olympic games, the Spanish Davis Cup, Fed Cup and the Grand Slam tournaments: Wimbledon, Roland Garros, US Open and Australian Open.

He is the personal doctor of Rafael Nadal and has treated other tennis greats such as Arantxa Sanchez and Juan Martin del Potro as well as amateurs and non-athletes of all ages.

Dr. Ruiz-Cotorro is passionate about sports, good food and is especially fond of his hometown Santander.


Master’s Degree in Orthopaedic Surgery endorsed by the Teaching Unity of the Santa Cruz y San Pablo Hospital of the UAB (1995).

Specialist in Physical Education Medicine and Sports from the University of Barcelona (1990).

C.E.S in Biology and Sports Medicine from the Pierre and Marie Curie University Paris (1985).

Graduate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Santander (1982).


General Manager and Head of the Medical Team at Clínica Mapfre de Medicina del Tenis which provides medical care to tennis schools, clubs, federations and patients related to tennis and other sports (since 2008).

Head of the Medical Services of the RFET (since 1992).

Medical Commission Member of the IFT (International Tennis Federation).

Doctor responsible for the male and female tennis teams at the Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996, Sidney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Responsible for the assistance service of tennis competition at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games.

Assistant doctor at the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (1987-1992).

Member of the working team of Dr. Cugat at the Mutualidad Catalana de Futbolistas (1987-2000).

Medical assistant at the “Biologie et Medicine du Sport” service at the Pitie Salpetriere Hospital in Paris (1984-1986).

The Team at Barcelona
The Team at Madrid