Emiliano Massa

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Emiliano Massa
Full nameEmiliano Massa
Country (sports) Argentina
Born (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 29)
Formosa, Argentina
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$6,880
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 845 (3 October 2005)
Doubles
Career record0–1
Highest rankingNo. 763 (6 March 2006)

Emiliano Massa (born 5 December 1988) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina who won two junior grand slam boys' doubles titles at the French Open.

Biography[edit]

Massa, who comes from Formosa, is the younger brother of top 100 player Edgardo Massa.[1]

A right-handed player, Massa had a noted career on the ITF Junior Circuit. He won the Orange Bowl 16 and under singles title in 2004, which he followed up in 2005 with an 18 and under doubles title, partnering Leonardo Mayer.[2] Massa, who was an Argentine Junior Davis Cup representative, won two French Open doubles titles, with Mayer in 2005 and Kei Nishikori in 2006.[3]

He made his only appearance in the main draw of an ATP Tour tournament at the 2006 ATP Buenos Aires, where he and junior partner Mayer were a wildcard pairing in the doubles event. They were beaten in the first round by French players Olivier Patience and Florent Serra, in an encounter decided by a match tiebreak.[4]

His professional career was hampered by shoulder injuries and he left the circuit after 2006, before making a brief comeback in 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Codocea, Mauricio (18 February 2017). "Nishikori-Massa: el tenis los juntó de chiquitos y los volvió a reunir de grandes". Clarin (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Leonardo Mayer es campeón en dobles en el Orange Bowl". El Litoral (in Spanish). 11 December 2005. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Efemérides Deportivas". Diario Norte (in Spanish). 9 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Buenos Aires - 13 February - 19 February 2006". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 June 2018.

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