Federico Browne

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Federico Browne
Country (sports)  Argentina
Born (1976-04-07) 7 April 1976 (age 40)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 180 m (590 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro 1994
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $370,589
Career record 11–20
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 106 (25 August 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 2R (2000, 2003)
Career record 8–15
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 77 (14 June 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (2004)
Wimbledon 1R (2004)
US Open 1R (2004)

Federico Browne (born 7 April 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.[1]


Browne was the number one ranked junior in the world in 1994, winning numerous titles that year, including the Banana Bowl. He was also the 1994 Banana Bowl doubles runner-up, with Carlos Jose Tori. In the 1994 US Open he reached the semi-finals, where he was beaten by Sjeng Schalken and he was a semi-finalist in the Orange Bowl as well, for the second successive year.[2]

In 1995, Browne appeared in a Davis Cup tie for Argentina. He played the second singles rubber, against Venezuelan Nicolás Pereira, who beat him in straight sets.[3]

His best performance on the ATP Tour came at Buenos Aires in 2004, when he and Diego Veronelli were runners-up in the men's doubles.[4] He also made doubles semi-finals in Sopot partnering Enzo Artoni and the Shanghai Open with Ivo Karlović, both in 2003.[4] On the singles circuit he reached two quarter-finals, at the 2000 BMW Open as a lucky loser and at Casablanca in 2003.[4]

On each of the two occasions he competed in the main singles draw of the French Open, Browne made the second round.[4] In 2000 he defeated Juan Antonio Marín in the opening round, before losing in his next match by Sébastien Grosjean, in a five setter.[4] Three years later he came from two sets down to defeat world number 59 Olivier Rochus in the first round.[4] He was beaten in the second round by Félix Mantilla.[4] His best doubles showing at Grand Slam level was a second round appearance in the 2004 French Open, which he and partner Karlovic earned after defeating Tomáš Berdych and Dominik Hrbatý.[4]

He is now a tennis coach.

ATP Career Finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Diego Veronelli Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 4–6

Challenger Titles[edit]

Singles: (3)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1999 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Argentina Gastón Etlis 4–6, 7–6(4), 6–4
2. 2002 Donetsk, Ukraine Clay Germany Simon Greul 6–2, 6–1
3. 2002 Reunion Island Hard Romania Răzvan Sabău 6–0, 4–6, 7–5

Doubles: (10)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1998 Santiago, Chile Clay Italy Enzo Artoni Chile Hermes Gamonal
Brazil Ricardo Schlachter
6–2, 6–4
2. 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Ignacio Hirigoyen Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martin Rodríguez
6–4, 7–6(6)
3. 2002 Kiev, Ukraine Clay Netherlands Fred Hemmes, Jr. Georgia (country) Irakli Labadze
Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin
6–4, 6–3
4. 2002 Donetsk, Ukraine Clay Italy Leonardo Azzaro Russia Mikhail Elgin
Russia Dmitry Vlasov
6–7(3), 7–6(4), 7–5
5. 2002 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Clay Netherlands Rogier Wassen Russia Vadim Kutsenko
Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
3–6, 7–6(3), 7–6(3)
6. 2002 Reunion Island Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich Switzerland Marco Chiudinelli
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
7. 2002 São Paulo, Brazil Hard Netherlands Rogier Wassen Argentina Ignacio Hirigoyen
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(0), 7–6(3)
8. 2003 Burnie, Australia Hard Netherlands Rogier Wassen Australia Raphael Durek
Australia Alun Jones
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
9. 2003 Reunion Island Hard Netherlands Rogier Wassen Netherlands Fred Hemmes, Jr.
Netherlands Peter Wessels
6–1, 6–7(4), 6–3
10. 2004 Salinas, Ecuador Hard Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Venezuela José de Armas
United States Eric Nunez
6–3, 6–3