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Carlos Costa (tennis)

Carles ("Carlos") Costa Masferrer (born 22 April 1968) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He was among the game's leading clay court players in the early 1990s.

Carlos Costa
Full nameCarles Costa Masferrer
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceAndorra
Born (1968-04-22) 22 April 1968 (age 51)
Barcelona, Spain
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro1988
Retired1999
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,134,189
Singles
Career record248–208
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 10 (18 May 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1993)
French Open4R (1992, 1993)
Wimbledon2R (1992, 1993, 1994)
US Open4R (1992)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (1996)
Doubles
Career record78–79
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 40 (18 September 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (1993)
French OpenQF (1989)

Costa turned professional in 1988. Costa was runner-up at the 1992 Italian Open, and reached the fourth round at that year's French Open and US Open. In May 1992, he reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 10.

Currently Costa works for IMG and is the agent for Rafael Nadal and David Nalbandian. In April 2006 he played in the 2006 Seniors Torneo Godó event in Barcelona in which he lost to Sergi Bruguera in the final.

He is not related to his compatriot Albert Costa.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (6 wins – 7 losses)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–1)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP Tour (5–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (6–7)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 March 1992 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Sergi Bruguera 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Win 2–0 Apr 1992 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Magnus Gustafsson 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Loss 2–1 Apr 1992 Madrid, Spain Clay   Sergi Bruguera 6–7(6–8), 2–6, 2–6
Loss 2–2 May 1992 Rome, Italy Clay   Jim Courier 6–7(3–7), 0–6, 4–6
Loss 2–3 Feb 1993 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Thomas Muster 2–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Jul 1993 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay   Magnus Gustafsson 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
Win 4–3 Nov 1993 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Alberto Berasategui 6–4, 6–4
Win 5–3 Mar 1994 Estoril, Portugal Clay   Andrei Medvedev 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Loss 5–4 Apr 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Richard Krajicek 4–6, 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Win 6–4 Aug 1994 San Marino, San Marino Clay   Oliver Gross 6–1, 6–3
Loss 6–5 Jun 1995 Oporto, Portugal Clay   Alberto Berasategui 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 6–6 Aug 1995 Umag, Croatia Clay   Thomas Muster 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Loss 6–7 Jun 1996 Bologna, Italy Clay   Alberto Berasategui 3–6, 4–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open NH A A A A A A 3R A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
French Open A A A A A 3R 4R 4R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 9 12–9
Wimbledon A A A A 1R A 2R 2R 2R A 1R A A A 0 / 5 3–5
US Open A A A A A A 4R 3R 3R A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 7–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 25 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 7–3 8–4 4–3 2–1 1–4 1–3 0–3 0–2 N/A 25–25
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Not MS1

Before 1990
A A 2R 1R QF 3R QF LQ LQ A 0 / 5 9–5
Key Biscayne A A 1R A 2R 3R A 1R 2R A 0 / 5 2–5
Monte Carlo A A 2R QF 2R 2R QF QF 1R A 0 / 7 12–7
Rome A 1R F 2R A 1R 2R LQ 1R A 0 / 6 7–6
Hamburg A A SF 1R QF 2R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 7 9–7
Canada A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Stuttgart (Stockholm) A A 2R 3R 1R A A A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Paris A A 2R 1R 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 4 0–4
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 5 0 / 0 0 / 38 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–1 11–7 6–6 7–6 5–5 7–5 4–3 1–5 0–0 N/A 41–38
Year End Ranking 870 638 243 201 151 55 14 26 27 31 61 56 67 470 N/A

Career ITF finalsEdit

SinglesEdit

Wins (7)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 2 April 1990 Zaragoza, Spain Clay   Francesco Cancellotti 6–3, 6–4
2. 2 September 1991 Venice, Italy Clay   Alberto Mancini 6–3, 7–5
3. 30 September 1991 Siracusa, Italy Clay   Stefano Pescosolido 6–3, 7–6
4. 14 August 1995 Graz, Austria Clay   Jiří Novák 6–4, 6–3
5. 31 March 1997 Barletta, Italy Clay   Davide Sanguinetti 6–3, 6–2
6. 7 October 1997 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Juan Antonio Marín 6–1, 6–4
7. 17 August 1998 Graz, Austria Clay   Albert Portas 7–5, 7–6

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