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Franco Davín

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Franco Davín
File:Franco Davin.jpg
Country 23x15px Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1970-01-11) January 11, 1970 (age 46)
Pehuajó, Argentina
Height 5'8" (173 cm)
Turned pro 1987
Retired 1997
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,108,860
Singles
Career record 153-155 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)</td></tr>
Career titles 3</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 30 (October 8, 1990)</td></tr>
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1991)</td></tr>
US Open 3R (1990)</td></tr>
Doubles
Career record 11-28 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)</td></tr>
Career titles 0</td></tr>
Highest ranking No. 255 (September 9, 1991)</td></tr>

Last updated on: November 18, 2012.</td></tr></table>

Franco Davín (born January 11, 1970, in Pehuajó, Buenos Aires) 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 currently coaches fellow countryman Juan Martín del Potro,[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]

Tennis career

Juniors

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

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 en route.

References

  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. 
Preceded by
23x15px Daniel Garcia
23x15px Alejandro Gattiker
Davis Cup Argentina captain
1999
2000-2001
Succeeded by
23x15px Alejandro Gattiker
23x15px Alejandro Gattiker


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