Javier Frana

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Javier Frana
Javier Frana en 2017.jpg
Javier Frana in 2017
Country (sports) Argentina
Born (1966-12-25) 25 December 1966 (age 52)
Rafaela, Argentina
Turned pro1986
Retired1997
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,691,848
Singles
Career record163–158 (50.8%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 30 (24 July 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1987)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon3R (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995)
US Open4R (1994)
Doubles
Career record189–161 (54.0%)
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 14 (25 May 1992)

Javier Alberto Frana (born 25 December 1966) is a former tennis player from Argentina and current tennis commentator for ESPN Latin America. He won 1996 French Open Mixed Doubles title with compatriot Patricia Tarabini.

Tennis career[edit]

Frana turned professional in 1986. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking on July 24, 1995, when he became World No. 30. His highest doubles ranking was World No. 14, achieved on May 25, 1992.

Olympics[edit]

Frana debuted at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, where he was defeated in the second round by fellow countryman Martín Jaite, 2–6, 4–6 and 2–6. At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, he reached the second round again, this time falling to France's Fabrice Santoro, 6–4, 2–6, 1–6, and 1–6. He represented his native country for the last time in Olympic competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, where he was defeated in the first round by Great Britain's Greg Rusedski.

ATP Tour finals[edit]

Singles (3 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (3–6)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Nov 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Peru Jaime Yzaga 6–7, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 1991 Newport, USA Grass United States Bryan Shelton 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Oct 1991 Guarujá, Brazil Clay Germany Markus Zoecke 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Loss 1–3 Jul 1993 Newport, USA Grass United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 5–7, 7–6(9–7), 6–7(5–7)
Win 2–3 Oct 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 2–4 Nov 1994 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Àlex Corretja 3–6, 7–5, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 2–5 Apr 1995 Bermuda, Bahamas Clay Colombia Mauricio Hadad 6–7(7–5), 6–3, 4–6
Loss 2–6 May 1995 Pinehurst, USA Clay Sweden Thomas Enqvist 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 3–6 Jun 1995 Nottingham, England Grass Australia Todd Woodbridge 7–6(7–4), 6–3

Doubles (3 titles)[edit]

Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Feb 1990 Guarujá, Brazil Clay Argentina Gustavo Luza Brazil Luiz Mattar
Brazil Cássio Motta
7–6, 7–6
Win 2–0 Aug 1991 Los Angeles Hard United States Jim Pugh Canada Glenn Michibata
United States Brad Pearce
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Win 3–0 Jul 1993 Newport, United States Grass South Africa Christo van Rensburg Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jim Pugh
4–6, 6–1, 7–6
Win 4–0 Oct 1995 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Sweden Jonas Bjorkman France Guy Forget
Australia Patrick Rafter
6–7, 6–4, 7–6

Mixed doubles 1 (1–0)[edit]

Outcome W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jun 1996 French Open, Paris, France Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini United States Luke Jensen
United States Nicole Arendt
6–2, 6–2

Personal life[edit]

Frana was born in Rafaela, Argentina. He is of Croat origin, his family is from the Trogir area.

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