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
Retired1997
PlaysLeft-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,108,860
Singles
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)
Doubles
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]

Juniors[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.

Family[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://tennisbios.com/view/tennis-atp-records
  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.
  5. ^ http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2015/09/dimitrov-hires-former-del-potro-coach-franco-davin/56426/#.VgVmRk1dFpg
  6. ^ http://sport360.com/article/tennis/wimbledon/184452/grigor-dimitrov-reveals-coaching-split-with-coach-franco-davin-before-wimbledon

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Argentina Daniel Garcia
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker
Davis Cup Argentina captain
1999
2000-2001
Succeeded by
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker