Franco Squillari

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Franco Squillari
Franco Squillari RG 2005.jpg
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1975-08-22) 22 August 1975 (age 41)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro 1994
Retired 2005
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,504,591
Singles
Career record 155–165
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 11 (18 September 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2000)
French Open SF (2000)
Wimbledon 2R (1998)
US Open 2R (2000)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2000)
Doubles
Career record 2–4
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 387 23 (July 2001)

Franco Squillari (born on 22 August 1975) is a former professional male tennis player from Argentina. He won 3 singles titles, reached the semifinals of the 2000 French Open and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 11.

Career[edit]

Juniors[edit]

As a junior Squillari won the 1993 South American Closed Jnr. Championships in Paraguay.

Junior Grand Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: 3R (1993)
Wimbledon: 1R (1993)
US Open: -

Pro tour[edit]

Squillari won 3 ATP Tour singles titles (all in Germany) and got to the semifinal of the 2000 French Open where he defeated Alexander Popp, Jiří Vaněk, Karol Kučera, Younes El Aynaoui and future champion Albert Costa, before losing to Magnus Norman. He went on to reach the fourth round the following year as well. He reached three Masters quarterfinals: Rome in 1999, Cincinnati in 2000 and Hamburg in 2001.

He is one of the very few tennis players to have a perfect 100% record against Roger Federer, having beaten him in both times they played.

Squillari retired in 2005.

Career finals[edit]

Singles (3 titles)[edit]

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP International Series Gold (1)
ATP Tour (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1999 Munich, Germany Clay Romania Andrei Pavel 6–4, 6–3
2. 2000 Munich, Germany Clay Germany Tommy Haas 6–4, 6–4
3. 2000 Stuttgart, Germany Clay Argentina Gastón Gaudio 6–2, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2

Grand Slam Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R A A 0 / 6 5–6
French Open A A A A 2R 1R A 1R SF 4R 1R 2R A A 0 / 7 10–7
Wimbledon A A A A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 0 / 6 1–6
US Open A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R A A 1R A A 0 / 4 1–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–3 1–4 8–4 4–3 0–3 1–4 0–0 0–0 0 / 23 17–23
Year End Rankings 747 371 328 396 126 102 60 52 14 55 79 124 143 275

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