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Javier Frana

Javier Frana
Country 23x15px Argentina
Born (1966-12-25) 25 December 1966 (age 49)
Rafaela, Argentina
Turned pro 1986
Retired 1997
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,691,848
Career record 163–158 (50.8%)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 30 (July 24, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1987)
French Open 4R (1994)
Wimbledon 3R (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995)
US Open 4R (1994)
Career record 189–161 (54.0%)
Career titles 7
Highest ranking No. 14 (May 25, 1992)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 20px Bronze Medal (1992)
Olympic medal record
Competitor for 23x15px Argentina
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Doubles
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Doubles
Silver medal – second place 1995 Mar del Plata Singles

Javier Alberto Frana (born December 25, 1966 in Rafaela) is a former tennis player from Argentina and current tennis commentator for ESPN Latin America.

Tennis career

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.


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.

Personal life

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

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