Little about the man.
Mancini is from Misiones and surprisingly he has an Italian ethnic background and there were moves trying to getting him to play for Italy, but he chose not to.
He won 3 titles and 2 of them were Monte Carlo and Rome in 1989 and he made the top 10 without ever playing on grass, what a guy. He made some other finals here and then, but was never the same due to injuries and a love of the good life and retired in 1994.
He coached Coria and was the best coach for him, but they split up and what was Coria's loss has been the gain of the Argentine Davis Cup team who were in turmoil after 2003 and then the players signed a letter saying that they either wanted Mancini or Jaite to do the job and the players voted for Mancini and he commands great respect amongst them.
He lives in Rosario and supports Newells Old Boys and his wife is pregnant.
Mancini was born in Misiones like Chucho Acasuso, but was raised in Rosario, in Santa Fe (the province of Coria).
My sister (older than me), was a HUGE fan of him when she was a teenager.
She used to have a real size photograph, that she asked for at a sports clothing shop.
A clay court specialist, could also play on hard. In 1989 he made the Top Ten, after winning Rome and Monte Carlo. He was probably the best in Argentina in the eighties, along with Martín Jaite. But while Mancini only stayed on that level a couple of years, Jaite was able to keep it up for much long.
He had VERY heavy and powerful strokes (on both sides).
After retiring, he went away from the public eye. A very good guy, very humble, is liked by most of the Argentine tennis players, coaches, journalists.
I still remember the song in Davis Cup:
Vení, Vení, cantá conmigo, que un amigo vas a encontrar, que de la mano, del Misionero, todos la vuelta vamos a dar...
By the way, great thread.