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July 14, 1981 |
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||84 kg (190 lb; 13.2 st)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 27 (October 15, 2007)|
|Current ranking||No. 293 (May 13, 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)|
|French Open||3R (2004, 2007)|
|US Open||2R (2004, 2011)|
|Highest ranking||No. 40 (June 18, 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 84 (February 4, 2013)|
Last updated on: 4 February 2013.
Potito Starace (born July 14, 1981 in Cervinara) is an Italian professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world no. 27 on October 15, 2007 and prefers to play on red clay. Umberto Rianna is his coach.
One of the most memorable moments of Starace's career was when he made the men's doubles semifinals of the 2012 French Open with Daniele Bracciali. They lost over to first seeds Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi.
He played four ATP finals and lost all. In the Challenger Tour he won the San Marino CEPU Open three times, a record for that tournament. In doubles he won five ATP titles.
Betting scandal 
Following Alessio di Mauro's 9 month ban in November 2007, Starace and Daniele Bracciali were each fined and given short suspensions from playing. Starace received a fine of £21,400 and a 6 weeks ban from January 1, 2008. All of the players were Italian. None of the bets pertained to matches they were involved in or had any stake in.
ATP career finals 
Singles: 4 (0–4) 
|Runner-up||1.||April 15, 2007||Valencia, Spain||Clay||Nicolás Almagro||6–4, 2–6, 1–6|
|Runner-up||2.||July 29, 2007||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Juan Mónaco||7–5, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||August 1, 2010||Umag, Croatia||Clay||Juan Carlos Ferrero||4–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||4.||April 10, 2011||Casablanca, Morocco||Clay||Pablo Andújar||1–6, 2–6|
Doubles: 9 (6–3) 
|Runner-up||1.||March 15, 2006||Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Filippo Volandri|| František Čermák
|Winner||1.||March 4, 2007||Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Martín Vassallo Argüello|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|Winner||2.||July 29, 2007||Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Luis Horna|| Tomas Behrend
|Winner||3.||October 6, 2008||Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||Sergiy Stakhovsky|| Stephen Huss
|7–6(7–4), 2–6, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||2.||February 7, 2010||Santiago, Chile||Clay||Horacio Zeballos|| Łukasz Kubot
|Runner-up||3.||February 27, 2010||Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Fabio Fognini|| Łukasz Kubot
|Winner||4.||October 31, 2010||St. Petersburg, Russia||Hard (i)||Daniele Bracciali|| Rohan Bopanna
|Winner||5.||September 24, 2011||Bucarest, Romania||Clay||Daniele Bracciali|| Julian Knowle
|3–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
|Winner||6.||February 10, 2013||Viña del Mar, Chile||Clay||Paolo Lorenzi|| Juan Mónaco
Singles performance timeline 
Current through 2013 Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||1R||Not Held||NH||0–1|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||1R||Q1||1R||2R||1R||1R||1R||1–6|
|Monte Carlo Masters||1R||2R||1R||Q1||1R||2R||2–5|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Masters Series||0–0|
|Hamburg Masters||2R||Not Masters Series||1–1|
|Year End Ranking||76||105||83||31||72||62||47||58||164|
Doubles performance timeline 
Current through 2013 Australian Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|