Javier Frana

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Javier Frana
Country (sports)  Argentina
Born (1966-12-25) 25 December 1966 (age 50)
Rafaela, Argentina
Turned pro 1986
Retired 1997
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,691,848
Singles
Career record 163–158 (50.8%)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 30 (24 July 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1987)
French Open 4R (1994)
Wimbledon 3R (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995)
US Open 4R (1994)
Doubles
Career record 189–161 (54.0%)
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 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.

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)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 21 November 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Peru Jaime Yzaga 6–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 8 July 1991 Newport, USA Grass United States Bryan Shelton 6–3, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 29 October 1991 Guarujá, Brazil Clay Germany Markus Zoecke 2–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Runner-up 4. 5 July 1993 Newport, USA Grass United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 5–7, 7–6(9–7), 6–7(5–7)
Winner 5. 25 October 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 6. 7 November 1994 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Àlex Corretja 3–6, 7–5, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 7. 17 April 1995 Bermuda, Bahamas Clay Colombia Mauricio Hadad 6–7(7–5), 6–3, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 8 May 1995 Pinehurst, USA Clay Sweden Thomas Enqvist 3–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 9. 25 June 1995 Nottingham, England Grass Australia Todd Woodbridge 7–6(7–4), 6–3

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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