Franco Davín

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Franco Davín
Franco Davin.jpg
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1970-01-11) January 11, 1970 (age 49)
Pehuajó, Argentina
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro1987
PlaysLeft-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,108,860
Career record153-155 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 30 (October 8, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
French OpenQF (1991)
US Open3R (1990)
Career record11-28 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 255 (September 9, 1991)

Franco Davín (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈfɾaŋko ðaˈβin];[a] born January 11, 1970) is a tennis coach and a former tennis player from Argentina.

Davín won his first ATP-tour match at 15 years, 1 month against Hans Gildemeister in Buenos Aires. He holds the Open Era record for being the youngest player to win a tour level main draw match.[1] Davín won three singles tournaments on the ATP Tour, and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 30 in October 1990.[2]

He coached fellow countryman Juan Martín del Potro until July 2015,[3] and was the captain of the Argentine Davis Cup team.[4] Under Davín's tutelage, Del Potro won the 2009 US Open, defeating Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals and Roger Federer in the final en route to the championship.[3] Davín also coached Gastón Gaudio when he won the 2004 French Open and Grigor Dimitrov from 2015 to 2016.[5][6]

Tennis career[edit]


Davín had an excellent junior career, reaching the US Open Boys' Singles final and winning the French Open Boys' Doubles (both in 1986).

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: SF (1987)
Wimbledon: 3R (1985)
US Open: F (1986)

Pro tour[edit]

Turning professional in 1987, Davín's best slam performance was reaching the quarter-finals of the 1991 French Open, where he defeated experienced clay-courter Martín Jaite as well as Christian Bergström, Marián Vajda and Arnaud Boetsch en route before losing to Michael Stich.


Davín's family includes Nacho Davín, his son, and Juana Davín, his daughter.


  1. ^ In isolation, Davín is pronounced [daˈβin].


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  2. ^ "Franco Davín". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  3. ^ a b Goitia, Gustavo (2009-09-15). "Delpo's ad: Landing a blow for Argentina". ESPN. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
  4. ^ "American Group I 1st Round Play-Offs". Davis Cup. Retrieved 2010-06-28.
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Preceded by
Argentina Daniel Garcia
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker
Davis Cup Argentina captain
Succeeded by
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker