Fabrice Santoro

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Fabrice Santoro
Santoro Roland Garros 2009 1.jpg
Country (sports)Flag of France.svg  France
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Born (1972-12-09) 9 December 1972 (age 48)
Tahiti, French Polynesia, France
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Turned pro1989 (amateur tour from 1988)
Retired2010
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money$10,021,132
Singles
Career record470–444 (51.4%)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 17 (6 August 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2006)
French Open 4R (1991, 2001)
Wimbledon 3R (2001)
US Open 3R (1990, 1998, 1999, 2004)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games QF (1992)
Doubles
Career record377–257
Career titles24
Highest rankingNo. 6 (5 July 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2003, 2004)
French Open F (2004)
Wimbledon F (2006)
US Open SF (2003)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2005)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (2005)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1991, 2001)

Fabrice Vetea Santoro (born 9 December 1972) is a French retired tennis player from Tahiti. Successful in both singles and doubles, he had an unusually long professional career, with many of his accomplishments coming toward the end of his career, and he is popular among spectators and other players alike for his winning demeanor and shot-making abilities; he is also one of a rare breed of player who plays two-handed on both the forehand and backhand sides.

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Owing to his longevity on the tour and consistent ranking, Santoro holds several ATP records: the most career wins over top ten opponents for a player who never reached the top ten (40), the most French Open appearances (20), tied with Feliciano López, and the third-most appearances in singles competition at Grand Slam events (70) behind Roger Federer (79) and Feliciano López (75). He also has the second-most losses in singles play behind López (444).

In singles, Santoro won six titles, but reached the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam only once. His career-high ranking of world No. 17 belied his impressive record against top ten opposition.

He had greater success in doubles competition, with two Grand Slam doubles titles, one mixed doubles title, and 25 doubles championships overall to his name.

Since March 2019, Santoro has been the coach of Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic.

Career overview

Juniors

After having lost in the early rounds of the 1988 Jr French Open and 1988 Jr US Open, Santoro won the 1989 Jr French Open. He also had a semifinal appearance in the 1989 Jr US Open.

Pro tour

Fabrice Santoro volleys at US Open Fabrice Santoro Volley.JPG
Fabrice Santoro volleys at US Open

When Santoro successfully defended his 2007 title by winning the 2008 Newport tournament at the age of 35, he became the oldest tennis player to win back-to-back championships at an ATP singles event.

In addition, Santoro won what was, at the time, the longest singles match in the open era: at the 2004 French Open, he beat fellow Frenchman Arnaud Clément in a 6-hour 33 minute first-round match (6–4, 6–3, 6–7(5), 3–6, 16–14). The record stood until John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010, but still remains the French Open record.

As a singles tennis player, the 2006 Australian Open was Santoro's only Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance.

In singles play, Santoro defeated 18 players who were ranked world no. 1 at some time during their careers: Novak Djokovic, Jimmy Connors, Mats Wilander, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Thomas Muster, Marcelo Ríos, Gustavo Kuerten, Carlos Moyá, Pat Rafter, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, and Roger Federer (against whom he has a 2–9 record). Against other former world no. 1 players, Santoro is 0–6 against Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 0–1 against Ivan Lendl, 0–1 against Rafael Nadal, and 0-2 against Andy Murray. Santoro is famous for his winning record against Marat Safin (7–2); Safin himself has said, "Being told I would play Santoro was being told I was to die."

Santoro won the 2003 and 2004 Australian Opens doubles titles, partnering Michaël Llodra, a French compatriot, and was runner-up at the 2002 Australian Open, 2004 French Open and 2006 Wimbledon Championships. He also won the 2005 French Open mixed doubles title with Daniela Hantuchová. Santoro teamed with Michaël Llodra again to win the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, a competition that included the top eight doubles teams in the world.

In addition to his doubles prowess, Fabrice is noted for his cheery attitude on court and his vast arsenal of trick shots, making him a crowd favorite and gaining him the admiration of his peers. In recognition of Santoro's varied and innovative style of play, Pete Sampras has nicknamed him The Magician.

Santoro plays with two hands on forehand and backhand, and though he is right-handed, often slices his forehand with his left hand. He attributes this to having used racquets of the same weight throughout his career, which were too heavy for a six-year-old starting off a career to hold with one hand. Santoro was fast around the court and was a skilled defensive player.

With his participation in the 2008 Australian Open, he broke Andre Agassi's record in Grand Slam appearances over his career with a total of 62. Santoro retired at the end of the 2009 season at his hometown tournament at the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris (Bercy), losing his final singles match against James Blake and final doubles match against Johan Brunström and Jean-Julien Rojer while partnering with compatriot Sébastien Grosjean.

Santoro came out of retirement for one tournament at the 2010 Australian Open in order to obtain the record for having played in Grand Slam tournaments in four different decades, logging a total of 70 appearances in Grand Slam tournaments. At 37, he was the oldest player in the ATP top 100, being ranked 68 when he entered this last tournament. [1] He lost in the first round of the tournament – to Marin Čilić – ending his professional tennis career.

He was the first leader of the ATP Champions Race, winning the first tournament of the year in Doha in the year the race was introduced (2000).

According to the ATP website, since the 2019 Davis Cup Finals, Feliciano López has lost more singles matches (449) than any other professional player (active or not), surpassing the record previously held by Santoro. Overall, however, Santoro has won more than half of his matches, with a career record of 470–444.

Personal life

Santoro is a big fan of the late French comedian Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche. [2]

Santoro has a daughter named Djenae.

Since 2012, Santoro has featured as part of the television commentary and analysis team for British television channel ITV, at the French Open.

Grand Slam finals

Men's doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)

ResultYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss 2002 Australian OpenHard Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 2003 Australian Open (1)Hard Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win 2004 Australian Open (2)Hard Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Loss 2004 French OpenClay Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Xavier Malisse
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Olivier Rochus
5–7, 5–7
Loss 2006 Wimbledon Grass Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles: 1 title

ResultYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win 2005 French OpenClay Flag of Slovakia.svg Daniela Hantuchová Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova
Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
3–6, 6–3, 6–2

Career finals

Singles (6 titles, 6 runner-ups)

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0–0)
ATP Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (5–6)
ResultW/LDateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Loss0–1Oct 1990 Toulouse, FranceHard (i) Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Svensson 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Loss0–2Feb 1993 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Karel Nováček 4–6, 5–7
Loss0–3Aug 1994 Kitzbühel, AustriaClay Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Win1–3Oct 1997 Lyon, FranceCarpet (i) Flag of Germany.svg Tommy Haas 6–4, 6–4
Loss1–4Jan 1998 Doha, QatarHard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda 0–6, 3–6
Win2–4Feb 1999 Marseille, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Arnaud Clément 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Loss2–5Mar 1999 Copenhagen, DenmarkHard (i) Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Gustafsson 4–6, 1–6
Win3–5Jan 2000 Doha, QatarHard Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Schüttler 3–6, 7–5, 3–0 retired
Loss3–6Jun 2001 Halle, GermanyGrass Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas Johansson 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 2–6
Win4–6Feb 2002 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard Flag of Morocco.svg Younes El Aynaoui 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win5–6Jul 2007 Newport, United StatesGrass Flag of France.svg Nicolas Mahut 6–4, 6–4
Win6–6Jul 2008 Newport, United StatesGrass Flag of India.svg Prakash Amritraj 6–3, 7–5

Doubles (24 titles, 18 runner-ups)

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (2–3)
ATP Finals (1–1)
ATP Masters 1000 (3–7)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (3–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (15–6)
ResultW/LDateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win1.Sep 1995 Palermo, ItalyClay Flag of Spain.svg Álex Corretja Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hendrik Jan Davids
Flag of South Africa.svg Piet Norval
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Loss1.Feb 1997 Marseille, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of Sweden.svg Thomas Enqvist
Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Larsson
3–6, 4–6
Loss2.Oct 1997 Lyon, FranceCarpet (i) Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of South Africa.svg Ellis Ferreira
Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
Loss3.Nov 1997 Moscow, RussiaCarpet (i) Flag of South Africa.svg David Adams Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Damm
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Cyril Suk
4–6, 3–6
Loss4.Jan 1998 Doha, QatarHard Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of India.svg Mahesh Bhupathi
Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
Win2.Jul 1998 Stuttgart, GermanyClay Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joshua Eagle
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Grabb
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
Loss5.Aug 1998 Cincinnati, United StatesHard Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
1–6, 1–2 retired
Win3.Sep 1998 Toulouse, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of the Netherlands.svg Paul Haarhuis
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Siemerink
6–2, 6–4
Win4.Oct 1998 Basel, SwitzerlandHard (i) Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of South Africa.svg Piet Norval
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–6
Win5.Oct 1998 Lyon, FranceCarpet (i) Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of Spain.svg Tomás Carbonell
Flag of Spain.svg Francisco Roig
6–2, 6–2
Win6.Aug 1999 Long Island, United StatesHard Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître Flag of the United States.svg Jan-Michael Gambill
Flag of the United States.svg Scott Humphries
7–5, 6–4
Win7.Oct 2000 Toulouse, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Julien Boutter Flag of the United States.svg Donald Johnson
Flag of South Africa.svg Piet Norval
7–6(10–8), 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
Win8.Feb 2001 Marseille, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Julien Boutter Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Hill
Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Tarango
7–6(9–7), 7–5
Loss6.Jan 2002 Melbourne, AustraliaHard Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win9.Oct 2002 Paris, FranceCarpet (i) Flag of France.svg Nicolas Escudé Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Kuerten
Flag of France.svg Cédric Pioline
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Win10.Jan 2003 Melbourne, AustraliaHard Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Win11.Feb 2003 Marseille, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Sébastien Grosjean Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Cibulec
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vízner
6–1, 6–4
Loss7.Apr 2003 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of India.svg Mahesh Bhupathi
Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
4–6, 6–3, 6–7(6–8)
Loss8.May 2003 Rome, ItalyClay Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wayne Arthurs
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Hanley
1–6, 3–6
Loss9.Sep 2003 Metz, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of France.svg Julien Benneteau
Flag of France.svg Nicolas Mahut
6–7(2–7), 3–6
Loss10.Oct 2003 Paris, FranceCarpet (i) Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wayne Arthurs
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Hanley
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
Loss11.Nov 2003 Houston, United StatesHard Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 4–6
Win12.Jan 2004 Auckland, New ZealandHard Flag of India.svg Mahesh Bhupathi Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Novák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win13.Jan 2004 Melbourne, AustraliaHard Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win14.Mar 2004 Dubai, UAE Hard Flag of India.svg Mahesh Bhupathi Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Loss12.May 2004French Open, FranceClay Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Xavier Malisse
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Olivier Rochus
5–7, 5–7
Loss13.Feb 2005 Dubai, UAE Hard Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Damm
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek
2–6, 4–6
Win15.May 2005 Rome, ItalyClay Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–2
Loss14.May 2005 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–7(3–7)
Win16.Oct 2005 Metz, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of Argentina.svg José Acasuso
Flag of Argentina.svg Sebastián Prieto
5–2, 3–5, 5–4
Win17.Oct 2005 Lyon, FranceCarpet (i) Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of South Africa.svg Jeff Coetzee
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rogier Wassen
6–3, 6–1
Win18.Nov 2005 Shanghai, ChinaCarpet (i) Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Win19.Jan 2006 Sydney, AustraliaHard Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of the Czech Republic.svg František Čermák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Leoš Friedl
6–1, 6–4
Loss15.Apr 2006 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win20.Jun 2006 Halle, GermanyGrass Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of Germany.svg Michael Kohlmann
Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Schüttler
6–0, 6–4
Loss16.Jun 2006 Wimbledon, UKGrass Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
Win21.Oct 2006 Metz, FranceHard (i) Flag of France.svg Richard Gasquet Flag of Austria.svg Julian Knowle
Flag of Austria.svg Jürgen Melzer
3–6, 6–1, [11–9]
Win22.Oct 2006 Moscow, RussiaCarpet (i) Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of the Czech Republic.svg František Čermák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaroslav Levinský
6–1, 7–5
Loss17.Oct 2006 Paris, FranceCarpet (i) Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of France.svg Arnaud Clément
Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra
6–7(4–7), 2–6
Win23.Feb 2007 Dubai, UAE Hard Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of India.svg Mahesh Bhupathi
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek
7–5, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Win24.May 2007 Rome, ItalyClay Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [10–7]
Loss18.Jun 2007 Halle, GermanyGrass Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Aspelin
Flag of Austria.svg Julian Knowle
4–6, 6–7(5–7)

Performance timelines

Singles

Name1989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010SRW–L
Grand Slam events
Australian Open AA 1R A 2R 3R 2R 1R A 3R 4R 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R QF 3R 2R 3R 1R 0 / 1822–18
French Open 1R 2R 4R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 1R 3R 1R 2R 4R 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A0 / 2017–20
Wimbledon A 1R AAAA 1R A 1R A 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R A0 / 1411–14
US Open A 3R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A0 / 1813–18
Win–Loss0–13–33–31–21–34–21–40–10–36–36–42–47–42–45–46–42–45–44–42–43–40–10 / 7063–70
Masters Series
Indian Wells NMEA3R1RQF3R2RAA1RA3R2R3R1R1R4R1RAAAA0 / 1316–13
Miami NME2R2R1R3RAAAA4R3R2R4R2RA1RA2R3R3R2RA0 / 1415–14
Monte Carlo NME1R2R2R1RA3R3RSFQFA2R1R1R1R3R2R1RA1RAA0 / 1617–16
Rome NMEAQF3R3RA3RA2R1R3R3R2R1R1RA2R3RA1RAA0 / 1418–14
Hamburg NME2RAAAA1RAAQF2R1RQF1R1RA1R1RAANMENME0 / 108–10
Canada NMEAAAAAAAQF2RQF1RSFQF1RQF1R1RAAAA0 / 1017–10
Cincinnati NMEAAAAAAA2R1R2RQF2R1R2RQF2R1RAAAA0 / 1011–10
Stuttgart/Madrid NMEAAAAAAA3R1R2R2R1RSFAAAA1RAAA0 / 78–7
Paris NME1R1R1RAAAA2R2R2RQF2R1R2RA2R1R3RA1RA0 / 1410–14
Win–LossN/A2–47–53–56–42–15–42–112–610–910–712–913–99–92–78–57–73–84–32–31–20–00 / 108120–108
Year-end ranking235624343554610211829413431223562525852375268

Doubles

Tournament1988198919901991199219931994199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009SRW–L
Grand Slam events
Australian Open AAAAAAAA2RA3R3R1R1RFWWQF3RQFQF1R2 / 1333–11
French Open AA1R1R1R1R1R3RA3RA2R3R2R2R3RF2R1RSF1R1R0 / 1821–17
Wimbledon AAAAAAAAA2RASF3R2R1R3RAAFSF1R1R0 / 1019–10
US Open AAAAAAAAA1R1R2R2R1R2RSF2R1RQF1RA2R0 / 1212–11
Win–Loss0–00–00–10–10–10–10–12–11–13–32–28–35–42–37–414–312–24–310–411–43–31–42 / 5385–49
Masters Series
Indian Wells NMEAAAAAAAA2RA1RA2R2R1R2RQFAAA0 / 75–7
Miami NMEAAAAAAAA2R2R2R1R3RAQFA2RSF2RA0 / 99–9
Monte Carlo NMEAAAAAAA2R2RA1R1R2RF2RSFF2R1RA0 / 1112–11
Rome NMEAAAAA1RA2RASF1R1R2RFQFWQFWSFA2 / 1221–10
Hamburg NMEAAAAA2RAA2RSF1R2R1RAAFSFAANME0 / 810–8
Canada NMEAAAAAAA2R2RQFA2R1RQFSFAQFAAA0 / 88–7
Cincinnati NMEAAAAAAASFF2R1RA1RQFQFSFQFAAA0 / 911–9
Stuttgart/Madrid NMEAAAAAAAASF2RAAQFAASFQF1RAA0 / 67–5
Paris NMEAAAAAA2R1R2R2R2R1RWFA1RF2RA1R1 / 1213–10
Win–LossN/A0–00–00–00–00–01–21–16–512–86–71–62–511–711–66–613–615–97–44–30–13 / 8296–76
Year-end ranking9977731953631009111818412514735183460911891110102075165

Wins over top 10 players

#PlayerRankEventSurfaceRdScoreRank
1990
1. Flag of Ecuador.svg Andrés Gómez 5 Toulouse, FranceHard (i)1R6–2, 3–6, 6–385
1991
2. Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević 7 Indian Wells, United StatesHard2R6–0, 6–256
3. Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras 6 Rome, ItalyClay2R6–2, 4–6, 7–573
4. Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 6 Indianapolis, United StatesHard3R2–6, 7–5, 6–240
1992
5. Flag of Germany.svg Michael Stich 5 Rome, ItalyClay1R5–7, 2–1, retired48
6. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda 5 Gstaad, SwitzerlandClay2R1–6, 7–5, 6–254
7. Flag of Germany.svg Boris Becker 5 Olympics, BarcelonaClay3R6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 6–337
8. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Korda 8 New Haven, United StatesHardQF7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–344
1993
9. Flag of Germany.svg Michael Stich 10 Indian Wells, United StatesHard2R3–6, 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–5)27
1995
10. Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras 2 Rome, ItalyClay1R6–4, 6–339
1997
11. Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Muster 2 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay2R6–2, 7–6(7–3)90
12. Flag of Chile.svg Marcelo Ríos 8 Prague, Czech RepublicClayQF4–6, 6–3, 6–069
13. Flag of Austria.svg Thomas Muster 5 Montreal, CanadaHard3R6–2, 2–6, 6–450
14. Flag of Spain.svg Sergi Bruguera 8 Stuttgart, GermanyCarpet (i)2R7–5, 7–6(11–9)33
1998
15. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Greg Rusedski 6 Doha, QatarHardQF6–2, 3–6, 6–329
16. Flag of the United States.svg Pete Sampras 2 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay3R6–1, 6–125
2000
17. Flag of Germany.svg Nicolas Kiefer 6 Doha, QatarHardSF7–5, 6–434
18. Flag of Germany.svg Nicolas Kiefer 4 Indian Wells, United StatesHard1R6–1, 6–433
19. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Henman 10 Rome, ItalyClay2R7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–428
20. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lleyton Hewitt 9 Cincinnati, United StatesHard1R4–6, 6–4, 6–437
21. Flag of Russia.svg Marat Safin 6 Cincinnati, United StatesHard3R6–1, 7–6(7–3)37
22. Flag of Russia.svg Marat Safin 2 Olympics, SydneyHard1R1–6, 6–1, 6–435
23. Flag of Sweden.svg Magnus Norman 4 Paris, FranceHard (i)2R6–2, 6–437
2001
24. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Henman 9 Miami, United StatesHard2R4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–352
25. Flag of the United States.svg Andre Agassi 3 Hamburg, GermanyClay2R6–3, 5–7, 6–452
26. Flag of Russia.svg Marat Safin 2 Roland Garros, Paris, FranceClay3R6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 0–6, 6–143
27. Flag of France.svg Sébastien Grosjean 8 Halle, GermanyGrass2R7–5, 7–533
28. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Patrick Rafter 10 Halle, GermanyGrassSF7–5, 6–433
2002
29. Flag of France.svg Sébastien Grosjean 9 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard2R6–2, 7–526
30. Flag of France.svg Sébastien Grosjean 7 Indian Wells, United StatesHard1R6–3, 4–6, 7–520
31. Flag of Germany.svg Tommy Haas 3 Madrid, SpainHard (i)2R7–6(9–7), 4–1, retired50
32. Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer 7 Madrid, SpainHard (i)QF7–5, 6–350
2003
33. Flag of Spain.svg Carlos Moyá 7 Cincinnati, United StatesHard1R3–6, 6–3, 6–460
2004
34. Flag of Spain.svg Juan Carlos Ferrero 7 Toronto, CanadaHard1R3–2, retired58
35. Flag of Australia (converted).svg Lleyton Hewitt 10 Toronto, CanadaHard3R2–6, 6–3, 6–458
2005
36. Flag of Argentina.svg David Nalbandian 10 Rome, ItalyClay1R6–4, 1–6, 6–454
37. Flag of Argentina.svg Gastón Gaudio 10 Australian Open, MelbourneHard3R6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 1–6, 6–465
2007
38. Flag of Spain.svg Tommy Robredo 7 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard1R7–6(8–6), 6–463
39. Flag of the United States.svg Andy Roddick 5 Lyon, FranceCarpet (i)1R7–6(7–5), 2–6, 6–446
40. Flag of Serbia.svg Novak Djokovic 3 Paris, FranceHard (i)2R6–3, 6–239

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