Francis Alcantara

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Francis Alcantara
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Alcantara playing in the second round of boys singles at Wimbledon on 29 June 2010
Full name Francis Casey Alcantara
Country (sports)  Philippines
Residence Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Born (1992-02-04) 4 February 1992 (age 26)
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2009
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Singles
Career record 5–3
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Junior 1R (2009, 2010)
French Open Junior 1R (2009)
Wimbledon Junior 2R (2010)
US Open Junior 1R (2009)
Doubles
Career record 3–0
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open Junior W (2009)
French Open Junior 2R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon Junior 2R (2010)
US Open Junior 1R (2009)
Last updated on: 17 May 2010.

Francis Casey "Niño"[1] Alcantara (born February 4, 1992) is a top-level tennis player from the Philippines.

Career[edit]

Alcantara first took up the sport of tennis when he was 6 years old and was influence by his father who played the sport as well. In front of their residence in Cagayan de Oro was a tennis court.[1]

When Alcantara was 11 years old he was scouted by Romeo Chan as a tennis player. Chan who went to Cagayan de Oro invited Alcantara to reside and train with him in Manila. Alcantara accepted the offer and started playing in junior grand slams in various parts of the world.[1]

He won the 2009 Australian Open Boys' Doubles event with Hsieh Cheng-peng, beating Mikhail Biryukov and Yasutaka Uchiyama, 6–4, 6–2 in the final.[citation needed]

On January 1, 2009, Alcantara reached his highest junior ranking of world number 14. In winning the 2009 Australian Open Boys' Doubles title, Alcantara and Cheng-peng did not lose a set during the entire tournament.[citation needed]

Alcantara recently completed his secondary education at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan High School.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Suntay, Anthony (July 2017). "Nino Alcantara: The next big thing in Philippine Tennis". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 18 July 2017. 

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