|Born||9 December 1972|
Tahiti, French Polynesia, France
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)|
|Turned pro||1989 (amateur tour from 1988)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed both sides)|
|Career record||470–444 (51.4%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 17 (6 August 2001)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2006)|
|French Open||4R (1991, 2001)|
|US Open||3R (1990, 1998, 1999, 2004)|
|Olympic Games||QF (1992)|
|Highest ranking||No. 6 (5 July 1999)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2003, 2004)|
|French Open||F (2004)|
|US Open||SF (2003)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||W (2005)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|French Open||W (2005)|
|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.
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.
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.
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.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.
Santoro is a big fan of the late French comedian Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche.
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.
|Loss||2002||Australian Open||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Mark Knowles |
|Win||2003||Australian Open (1)||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Mark Knowles|
|6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||2004||Australian Open (2)||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan |
|Loss||2004||French Open||Clay||Michaël Llodra|| Xavier Malisse |
|Loss||2006||Wimbledon||Grass||Nenad Zimonjić|| Bob Bryan |
|3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6|
|Win||2005||French Open||Clay||Daniela Hantuchová|| Martina Navratilova |
|3–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|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)|
|Loss||0–1||Oct 1990||Toulouse, France||Hard (i)||Jonas Svensson||6–7(5–7), 2–6|
|Loss||0–2||Feb 1993||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Karel Nováček||4–6, 5–7|
|Loss||0–3||Aug 1994||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Goran Ivanišević||2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6|
|Win||1–3||Oct 1997||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Tommy Haas||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||1–4||Jan 1998||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Petr Korda||0–6, 3–6|
|Win||2–4||Feb 1999||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Arnaud Clément||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
|Loss||2–5||Mar 1999||Copenhagen, Denmark||Hard (i)||Magnus Gustafsson||4–6, 1–6|
|Win||3–5||Jan 2000||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Rainer Schüttler||3–6, 7–5, 3–0 retired|
|Loss||3–6||Jun 2001||Halle, Germany||Grass||Thomas Johansson||3–6, 7–6(7–5), 2–6|
|Win||4–6||Feb 2002||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Younes El Aynaoui||6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||5–6||Jul 2007||Newport, United States||Grass||Nicolas Mahut||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||6–6||Jul 2008||Newport, United States||Grass||Prakash Amritraj||6–3, 7–5|
|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)|
|Win||1.||Sep 1995||Palermo, Italy||Clay||Álex Corretja|| Hendrik Jan Davids |
|6–7, 6–4, 6–3|
|Loss||1.||Feb 1997||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Olivier Delaître|| Thomas Enqvist |
|Loss||2.||Oct 1997||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Olivier Delaître|| Ellis Ferreira |
|6–3, 2–6, 4–6|
|Loss||3.||Nov 1997||Moscow, Russia||Carpet (i)||David Adams|| Martin Damm |
|Loss||4.||Jan 1998||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Olivier Delaître|| Mahesh Bhupathi |
|4–6, 6–3, 4–6|
|Win||2.||Jul 1998||Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Olivier Delaître|| Joshua Eagle |
|6–1, 3–6, 6–3|
|Loss||5.||Aug 1998||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Olivier Delaître|| Mark Knowles |
|1–6, 1–2 retired|
|Win||3.||Sep 1998||Toulouse, France||Hard (i)||Olivier Delaître|| Paul Haarhuis |
|Win||4.||Oct 1998||Basel, Switzerland||Hard (i)||Olivier Delaître|| Piet Norval |
|Win||5.||Oct 1998||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Olivier Delaître|| Tomás Carbonell |
|Win||6.||Aug 1999||Long Island, United States||Hard||Olivier Delaître|| Jan-Michael Gambill |
|Win||7.||Oct 2000||Toulouse, France||Hard (i)||Julien Boutter|| Donald Johnson |
|7–6(10–8), 4–6, 7–6(7–5)|
|Win||8.||Feb 2001||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Julien Boutter|| Michael Hill |
|Loss||6.||Jan 2002||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Mark Knowles |
|Win||9.||Oct 2002||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||Nicolas Escudé|| Gustavo Kuerten |
|Win||10.||Jan 2003||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Mark Knowles |
|6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Win||11.||Feb 2003||Marseille, France||Hard (i)||Sébastien Grosjean|| Tomáš Cibulec |
|Loss||7.||Apr 2003||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Michaël Llodra|| Mahesh Bhupathi |
|4–6, 6–3, 6–7(6–8)|
|Loss||8.||May 2003||Rome, Italy||Clay||Michaël Llodra|| Wayne Arthurs |
|Loss||9.||Sep 2003||Metz, France||Hard (i)||Michaël Llodra|| Julien Benneteau |
|Loss||10.||Oct 2003||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||Michaël Llodra|| Wayne Arthurs |
|3–6, 6–1, 3–6|
|Loss||11.||Nov 2003||Houston, United States||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan |
|7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 4–6|
|Win||12.||Jan 2004||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Jiří Novák |
|4–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|Win||13.||Jan 2004||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan |
|Win||14.||Mar 2004||Dubai, UAE||Hard||Mahesh Bhupathi|| Jonas Björkman |
|6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|Loss||12.||May 2004||French Open, France||Clay||Michaël Llodra|| Xavier Malisse |
|Loss||13.||Feb 2005||Dubai, UAE||Hard||Jonas Björkman|| Martin Damm |
|Win||15.||May 2005||Rome, Italy||Clay||Michaël Llodra|| Bob Bryan |
|Loss||14.||May 2005||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Michaël Llodra|| Jonas Björkman |
|6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–7(3–7)|
|Win||16.||Oct 2005||Metz, France||Hard (i)||Michaël Llodra|| José Acasuso |
|5–2, 3–5, 5–4|
|Win||17.||Oct 2005||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||Michaël Llodra|| Jeff Coetzee |
|Win||18.||Nov 2005||Shanghai, China||Carpet (i)||Michaël Llodra|| Leander Paes |
|6–7(6–8), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)|
|Win||19.||Jan 2006||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Nenad Zimonjić|| František Čermák |
|Loss||15.||Apr 2006||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Nenad Zimonjić|| Jonas Björkman |
|Win||20.||Jun 2006||Halle, Germany||Grass||Nenad Zimonjić|| Michael Kohlmann |
|Loss||16.||Jun 2006||Wimbledon, UK||Grass||Nenad Zimonjić|| Bob Bryan |
|3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6|
|Win||21.||Oct 2006||Metz, France||Hard (i)||Richard Gasquet|| Julian Knowle |
|3–6, 6–1, [11–9]|
|Win||22.||Oct 2006||Moscow, Russia||Carpet (i)||Nenad Zimonjić|| František Čermák |
|Loss||17.||Oct 2006||Paris, France||Carpet (i)||Nenad Zimonjić|| Arnaud Clément |
|Win||23.||Feb 2007||Dubai, UAE||Hard||Nenad Zimonjić|| Mahesh Bhupathi |
|7–5, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]|
|Win||24.||May 2007||Rome, Italy||Clay||Nenad Zimonjić|| Bob Bryan |
|6–4, 6–7(4–7), [10–7]|
|Loss||18.||Jun 2007||Halle, Germany||Grass||Nenad Zimonjić|| Simon Aspelin |
|Grand Slam events|
|Australian Open||A||A||1R||A||2R||3R||2R||1R||A||3R||4R||1R||2R||1R||3R||2R||1R||QF||3R||2R||3R||1R||0 / 18||22–18|
|French Open||1R||2R||4R||1R||1R||3R||1R||A||1R||3R||1R||2R||4R||2R||2R||3R||1R||1R||1R||2R||1R||A||0 / 20||17–20|
|Wimbledon||A||1R||A||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||A||2R||2R||3R||2R||2R||2R||2R||2R||2R||1R||2R||A||0 / 14||11–14|
|US Open||A||3R||1R||2R||1R||A||1R||A||1R||3R||3R||1R||2R||1R||2R||3R||2R||1R||2R||1R||1R||A||0 / 18||13–18|
|Win–Loss||0–1||3–3||3–3||1–2||1–3||4–2||1–4||0–1||0–3||6–3||6–4||2–4||7–4||2–4||5–4||6–4||2–4||5–4||4–4||2–4||3–4||0–1||0 / 70||63–70|
|Indian Wells||NME||A||3R||1R||QF||3R||2R||A||A||1R||A||3R||2R||3R||1R||1R||4R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 13||16–13|
|Miami||NME||2R||2R||1R||3R||A||A||A||A||4R||3R||2R||4R||2R||A||1R||A||2R||3R||3R||2R||A||0 / 14||15–14|
|Monte Carlo||NME||1R||2R||2R||1R||A||3R||3R||SF||QF||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||3R||2R||1R||A||1R||A||A||0 / 16||17–16|
|Rome||NME||A||QF||3R||3R||A||3R||A||2R||1R||3R||3R||2R||1R||1R||A||2R||3R||A||1R||A||A||0 / 14||18–14|
|Hamburg||NME||2R||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||QF||2R||1R||QF||1R||1R||A||1R||1R||A||A||NME||NME||0 / 10||8–10|
|Canada||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||2R||QF||1R||SF||QF||1R||QF||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 10||17–10|
|Cincinnati||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||2R||QF||2R||1R||2R||QF||2R||1R||A||A||A||A||0 / 10||11–10|
|Stuttgart/Madrid||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||3R||1R||2R||2R||1R||SF||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||0 / 7||8–7|
|Paris||NME||1R||1R||1R||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||QF||2R||1R||2R||A||2R||1R||3R||A||1R||A||0 / 14||10–14|
|Win–Loss||N/A||2–4||7–5||3–5||6–4||2–1||5–4||2–1||12–6||10–9||10–7||12–9||13–9||9–9||2–7||8–5||7–7||3–8||4–3||2–3||1–2||0–0||0 / 108||120–108|
|Grand Slam events|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||3R||3R||1R||1R||F||W||W||QF||3R||QF||QF||1R||2 / 13||33–11|
|French Open||A||A||1R||1R||1R||1R||1R||3R||A||3R||A||2R||3R||2R||2R||3R||F||2R||1R||SF||1R||1R||0 / 18||21–17|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||SF||3R||2R||1R||3R||A||A||F||SF||1R||1R||0 / 10||19–10|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||2R||1R||2R||SF||2R||1R||QF||1R||A||2R||0 / 12||12–11|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–1||0–1||0–1||0–1||0–1||2–1||1–1||3–3||2–2||8–3||5–4||2–3||7–4||14–3||12–2||4–3||10–4||11–4||3–3||1–4||2 / 53||85–49|
|Indian Wells||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||1R||A||2R||2R||1R||2R||QF||A||A||A||0 / 7||5–7|
|Miami||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||2R||1R||3R||A||QF||A||2R||SF||2R||A||0 / 9||9–9|
|Monte Carlo||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||A||1R||1R||2R||F||2R||SF||F||2R||1R||A||0 / 11||12–11|
|Rome||NME||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||A||SF||1R||1R||2R||F||QF||W||QF||W||SF||A||2 / 12||21–10|
|Hamburg||NME||A||A||A||A||A||2R||A||A||2R||SF||1R||2R||1R||A||A||F||SF||A||A||NME||0 / 8||10–8|
|Canada||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||QF||A||2R||1R||QF||SF||A||QF||A||A||A||0 / 8||8–7|
|Cincinnati||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||F||2R||1R||A||1R||QF||QF||SF||QF||A||A||A||0 / 9||11–9|
|Stuttgart/Madrid||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||2R||A||A||QF||A||A||SF||QF||1R||A||A||0 / 6||7–5|
|Paris||NME||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||2R||2R||2R||1R||W||F||A||1R||F||2R||A||1R||1 / 12||13–10|
|Win–Loss||N/A||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–2||1–1||6–5||12–8||6–7||1–6||2–5||11–7||11–6||6–6||13–6||15–9||7–4||4–3||0–1||3 / 82||96–76|
|1.||Andrés Gómez||5||Toulouse, France||Hard (i)||1R||6–2, 3–6, 6–3||85|
|2.||Goran Ivanišević||7||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||2R||6–0, 6–2||56|
|3.||Pete Sampras||6||Rome, Italy||Clay||2R||6–2, 4–6, 7–5||73|
|4.||Andre Agassi||6||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||3R||2–6, 7–5, 6–2||40|
|5.||Michael Stich||5||Rome, Italy||Clay||1R||5–7, 2–1, retired||48|
|6.||Petr Korda||5||Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||2R||1–6, 7–5, 6–2||54|
|7.||Boris Becker||5||Olympics, Barcelona||Clay||3R||6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3||37|
|8.||Petr Korda||8||New Haven, United States||Hard||QF||7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3||44|
|9.||Michael Stich||10||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||2R||3–6, 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–5)||27|
|10.||Pete Sampras||2||Rome, Italy||Clay||1R||6–4, 6–3||39|
|11.||Thomas Muster||2||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||2R||6–2, 7–6(7–3)||90|
|12.||Marcelo Ríos||8||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||QF||4–6, 6–3, 6–0||69|
|13.||Thomas Muster||5||Montreal, Canada||Hard||3R||6–2, 2–6, 6–4||50|
|14.||Sergi Bruguera||8||Stuttgart, Germany||Carpet (i)||2R||7–5, 7–6(11–9)||33|
|15.||Greg Rusedski||6||Doha, Qatar||Hard||QF||6–2, 3–6, 6–3||29|
|16.||Pete Sampras||2||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||3R||6–1, 6–1||25|
|17.||Nicolas Kiefer||6||Doha, Qatar||Hard||SF||7–5, 6–4||34|
|18.||Nicolas Kiefer||4||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||1R||6–1, 6–4||33|
|19.||Tim Henman||10||Rome, Italy||Clay||2R||7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–4||28|
|20.||Lleyton Hewitt||9||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||1R||4–6, 6–4, 6–4||37|
|21.||Marat Safin||6||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||3R||6–1, 7–6(7–3)||37|
|22.||Marat Safin||2||Olympics, Sydney||Hard||1R||1–6, 6–1, 6–4||35|
|23.||Magnus Norman||4||Paris, France||Hard (i)||2R||6–2, 6–4||37|
|24.||Tim Henman||9||Miami, United States||Hard||2R||4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3||52|
|25.||Andre Agassi||3||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||2R||6–3, 5–7, 6–4||52|
|26.||Marat Safin||2||Roland Garros, Paris, France||Clay||3R||6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 0–6, 6–1||43|
|27.||Sébastien Grosjean||8||Halle, Germany||Grass||2R||7–5, 7–5||33|
|28.||Patrick Rafter||10||Halle, Germany||Grass||SF||7–5, 6–4||33|
|29.||Sébastien Grosjean||9||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||2R||6–2, 7–5||26|
|30.||Sébastien Grosjean||7||Indian Wells, United States||Hard||1R||6–3, 4–6, 7–5||20|
|31.||Tommy Haas||3||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||2R||7–6(9–7), 4–1, retired||50|
|32.||Roger Federer||7||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||QF||7–5, 6–3||50|
|33.||Carlos Moyá||7||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||1R||3–6, 6–3, 6–4||60|
|34.||Juan Carlos Ferrero||7||Toronto, Canada||Hard||1R||3–2, retired||58|
|35.||Lleyton Hewitt||10||Toronto, Canada||Hard||3R||2–6, 6–3, 6–4||58|
|36.||David Nalbandian||10||Rome, Italy||Clay||1R||6–4, 1–6, 6–4||54|
|37.||Gastón Gaudio||10||Australian Open, Melbourne||Hard||3R||6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 1–6, 6–4||65|
|38.||Tommy Robredo||7||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||1R||7–6(8–6), 6–4||63|
|39.||Andy Roddick||5||Lyon, France||Carpet (i)||1R||7–6(7–5), 2–6, 6–4||46|
|40.||Novak Djokovic||3||Paris, France||Hard (i)||2R||6–3, 6–2||39|
David Pablo Nalbandian is an Argentine retired professional tennis player who played on the ATP Tour from 2000 until his retirement in 2013. He reached the highest ranking in singles of world No. 3 in March 2006. Nalbandian was runner-up in the singles event at the 2002 Wimbledon Championships. During his career, he won 11 singles titles, including the Tennis Masters Cup in 2005 and two Masters 1000 tournaments. Nalbandian is the only Argentine player in history who ever reached the semifinals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments and reached the men's singles final at Wimbledon.
Lee Hyung-taik is a former professional tennis player from South Korea. He won one singles title and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 36, in August 2007.
This is a list of the tournaments played in the 2005 season of Men's tennis, including ATP events and ITF events.
Arnaud Clément is a retired tennis player and former captain of the France Davis Cup team. He reached the final of the 2001 Australian Open and achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 10 in April the same year. Partnering with Michael Llodra, he won Wimbledon in 2007 and two Masters 1000.
Richard Gabriel Cyr Gasquet is a French professional tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is world No. 7, attained on 9 July 2007. He has won a total of 15 singles titles on the ATP Tour. His best performance in Grand Slam singles tournaments was reaching the semifinals of the 2007 and 2015 Wimbledon Championships and the semifinals of the 2013 US Open. His best performance in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 singles tournaments was being the runner-up in Hamburg in 2005 and Toronto in 2006 and 2012. He won the mixed doubles Grand Slam title at the 2004 French Open, partnering Tatiana Golovin. He won the men's doubles Olympic bronze medal in 2012 with his doubles partner Julien Benneteau. Gasquet is best known for his elegant groundstrokes and his one-handed backhand.
The 2004 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 19 January to 1 February 2004.
Feliciano López Díaz-Guerra is a Spanish professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He was born in Toledo and now lives in the Spanish capital, Madrid. López achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 12 in March 2015.
Michaël Llodra is a French former professional tennis player. He was a successful doubles player with three Grand Slam championships and an Olympic silver medal, and has also had success in singles, winning five career titles and gaining victories over Novak Djokovic, Juan Martín del Potro, Tomáš Berdych, Robin Söderling, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Nikolay Davydenko, Janko Tipsarević and John Isner. Llodra has been called "the best volleyer on tour".
Florian Mayer is a German retired professional tennis player.
Gastón Etlis is a former tennis player from Argentina.
Albert Costa won in his maiden Grand Slam final 6–1, 6–0, 4–6, 6–3, against compatriot Juan Carlos Ferrero to win the Men's Singles tennis title at the 2002 French Open. Gustavo Kuerten was the two-time defending champion, but lost in the fourth round to Costa.
Nicolas Pierre Armand Mahut is a French professional tennis player. In singles, he reached a career-high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking of world No. 37 on 5 May 2014. In doubles, he reached a career-high ATP ranking of world No. 1 on 6 June 2016. Mahut is well known for being skilled on grass, on which he has won the fourth-most titles amongst active players in singles behind Roger Federer (19), Andy Murray (8) and Novak Djokovic (5) and tying with Rafael Nadal (4); he also has the second-most singles titles on grass won over the age of 30 amongst active players, behind Federer (5). He is a distinguished doubles player, having completed the Career Grand Slam at the 2019 Australian Open, following victories at the 2015 US Open, 2016 Wimbledon Championships and 2018 French Open partnering Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Mahut was a part of the longest match in professional tennis history against John Isner in the first round of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships.
Ernests Gulbis is a Latvian professional tennis player. In 2008, Gulbis won his first ATP Tour doubles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, teaming with Rainer Schüttler, and in 2010 won his first ATP Tour singles title in the Delray Beach, defeating Ivo Karlović in the final. In total, Gulbis has six ATP titles to his name. His best performance at a Grand Slam is reaching the semifinals of the 2014 French Open. He had previously reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 French Open. Gulbis' career-high singles ranking is world No. 10, making him the only Latvian tennis player ever to be ranked inside the top 10 in ATP Singles Ranking. He achieved this in June 2014.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga is a French professional tennis player. A member of the Tennis Club de Paris (TCP), Tsonga's career-high ATP singles ranking is world No. 5, which he achieved in February 2012.
Marcel Granollers Pujol is a tennis player from Spain who turned professional in 2003. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19 in July 2012, and his highest doubles ranking of World No. 4 in February 2013. Granollers has won four ATP singles titles and 22 doubles titles, including the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals. His brother Gerard is also a tennis player, and they have won five Challenger doubles titles together.
The 2004 ATP Tour was the global elite men's professional tennis circuit organised by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) for the 2004 tennis season. The ATP Tour is the elite tour for professional tennis organised by the ATP. The ATP Tour includes the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Tennis Masters Cup, the ATP Masters Series, the International Series Gold and the International Series tournaments.
Pablo Gabriel Cuevas Urroz is an Uruguayan professional tennis player. Cuevas won the 2008 French Open men's doubles title with Luis Horna.
Sergiy Eduardovych Stakhovsky is a Ukrainian professional tennis player. Stakhovsky turned professional in 2003 and had been playing mostly at the Challenger level from 2005–2008. His career-high singles ranking is World No. 31 and he has reached as high as No. 33 in doubles.
The 2009 Open 13 was a men's tennis tournament played on indoor hard courts. It was the 17th edition of the Open 13, and was part of the World Tour 250 tier of the 2009 ATP World Tour. It took place at the Palais des Sports in Marseille, France, from 16 February through 22 February 2009.
Jan-Lennard Struff is a German professional tennis player. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 29 in August 2020. In doubles, he achieved a career-high ranking of world No. 21 in October 2018. He has reached one ATP singles final and won 3 ATP doubles titles.
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