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Fabrice Vetea Santoro (born 9 December 1972) is a retired French professional male tennis player from Tahiti. Though not counted among the top-ranked players, he had an unusually long professional career, with many of his accomplishments coming toward the end of his career, and he is popular among spectators and other players alike for his winning demeanor and shot-making abilities.

Fabrice Santoro
Santoro Roland Garros 2009 1.jpg
Country (sports)  France
Residence Geneva, Switzerland
Born (1972-12-09) 9 December 1972 (age 45)
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Turned pro 1989 (amateur tour from 1988)
Retired 2010
Plays Right-handed (two-handed both sides)
Prize money US$ 10,021,132
Singles
Career record 470–444 (51.42%)
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 17 (6 August 2001)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (2006)
French Open 4R (1991, 2001)
Wimbledon 3R (2001)
US Open 3R (1990, 1998, 1999, 2004)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games QF (1992)
Doubles
Career record 377–257
Career titles 24
Highest ranking No. 6 (5 July 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2003, 2004)
French Open F (2004)
Wimbledon F (2006)
US Open SF (2003)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2005)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (2005)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (1991, 2001)

Owing to his longevity on the tour and consistent ranking, Santoro holds several ATP records: the most career wins over top ten opponents for a player who never reached the top ten (40), and the most losses in singles play (444, though he won even more matches). He also has the second-most appearances in singles competition at Grand Slam events behind Roger Federer (70).

In singles play, Santoro earned six titles, but reached the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam only once. His career-high ranking of world no. 17 belied his impressive record against top ten opposition.

He had arguably even greater success in doubles competition, with two Grand Slam doubles titles, one Grand Slam mixed doubles title, and 25 doubles championships overall to his name.

Since late 2014, Santoro is a coach of Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky.

Contents

Career overviewEdit

JuniorsEdit

After having lost in the early rounds of the 1988 Jr French Open and 1988 Jr US Open, Santoro won the 1989 Jr French Open. He also had a semifinal appearance in the 1989 Jr US Open.

Pro tourEdit

 
Fabrice Santoro Volleys at US Open

When Santoro successfully defended his 2007 title by winning the 2008 Newport tournament at the age of 35, he became the oldest tennis player to win back-to-back championships at an ATP singles event.

In addition, Santoro won what was, at the time, the longest singles match in the open era: at the 2004 French Open, he beat fellow Frenchman Arnaud Clément in a 6-hour 33 minute first-round match (6–4, 6–3, 6–7(5), 3–6, 16–14). The record stood until John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010, but still remains the French Open record.

As a singles tennis player, the 2006 Australian Open was Santoro's only Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance.

In singles play, Santoro defeated 18 players who were ranked world no. 1 at some time during their careers: Novak Djokovic, Jimmy Connors, Mats Wilander, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Thomas Muster, Marcelo Ríos, Gustavo Kuerten, Carlos Moyá, Pat Rafter, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, and Roger Federer (against whom he has a 2–9 record). Against other former world no. 1 players, Santoro is 0–6 against Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 0–1 against Ivan Lendl, 0–1 against Rafael Nadal, and 0-2 against Andy Murray. Santoro is famous for his winning record against Marat Safin (7–2); Safin himself has said, "Being told I would play Santoro was being told I was to die."

Santoro won the 2003 and 2004 Australian Opens doubles titles, partnering Michaël Llodra, a French compatriot, and was runner-up at the 2002 Australian Open, 2004 French Open and 2006 Wimbledon Championships. He also won the 2005 French Open mixed doubles title with Daniela Hantuchová. Santoro teamed with Michaël Llodra again to win the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, a competition that included the top eight doubles teams in the world.

In addition to his doubles prowess, Fabrice is noted for his cheery attitude on court and his vast arsenal of trick shots, making him a crowd favorite and gaining him the admiration of his peers. In recognition of Santoro's varied and innovative style of play, Pete Sampras has nicknamed him The Magician.

Santoro plays with two hands on forehand and backhand, and though he is right-handed, often slices his forehand with his left hand. He attributes this to having used racquets of the same weight throughout his career, which were too heavy for a six-year-old starting off a career to hold with one hand. Santoro was fast around the court and was a skilled defensive player.

With his participation in the 2008 Australian Open, he broke Andre Agassi's record in Grand Slam appearances over his career with a total of 62. Santoro retired at the end of the 2009 season at his hometown tournament at the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris (Bercy), losing his final singles match against James Blake and final doubles match against Johan Brunström and Jean-Julien Rojer while partnering compatriot Sébastien Grosjean.

Santoro came out of retirement for one tournament at the 2010 Australian Open in order to obtain the record for having played in Grand Slams in four different decades, logging a total of 70 appearances in Grand Slam tournaments. At 37, he was the oldest player in the ATP Top 100, being ranked 68 when he entered this last tournament.[1] He lost in the first round of the tournament – to Marin Čilić – ending his professional tennis career.

He was the first leader of the ATP Champions Race, winning the first tournament of the year in Doha in the year the race was introduced (2000).

According to ATPworldtour.com after the 2010 Australian Open, Santoro has lost more singles matches (444) than any other professional player (active or not). Overall, however, Santoro has won more than half of his matches, with a career record of 470–444.

Personal lifeEdit

Santoro is a big fan of the late French comedian Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche.[2]

Santoro has a daughter named Djenae.

Since 2012, Santoro has featured as part of the television commentary and analysis team for British television channel ITV, at the French Open.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Men's doubles: 5 (2 titles, 3 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2002 Australian Open Hard   Michaël Llodra   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 2003 Australian Open (1) Hard   Michaël Llodra   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 2004 Australian Open (2) Hard   Michaël Llodra   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Runner-up 2004 French Open Clay   Michaël Llodra   Xavier Malisse
  Olivier Rochus
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2006 Wimbledon Grass   Nenad Zimonjić   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles: 1 titleEdit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2005 French Open Clay   Daniela Hantuchová   Martina Navratilova
  Leander Paes
3–6, 6–3, 6–2

Career finalsEdit

Singles (6 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

Legend (Singles)
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in final Score in final
Runner-up 1. 8 October 1990 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Jonas Svensson 6–7(5–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 8 February 1993 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Karel Nováček 4–6, 5–7
Runner-up 3. 7 August 1994 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay   Goran Ivanišević 2–6, 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 13 October 1997 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Tommy Haas 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 5. 12 January 1998 Doha, Qatar Hard   Petr Korda 0–6, 3–6
Winner 6. 1 February 1999 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Arnaud Clément 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 7 March 1999 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i)   Magnus Gustafsson 4–6, 1–6
Winner 8. 3 January 2000 Doha, Qatar Hard   Rainer Schüttler 3–6, 7–5, 3–0, retired
Runner-up 9. 17 June 2001 Halle, Germany Grass   Thomas Johansson 3–6, 7–6(7–5), 2–6
Winner 10. 25 February 2002 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard   Younes El Aynaoui 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 11. 9 July 2007 Newport, United States Grass   Nicolas Mahut 6–4, 6–4
Winner 12. 13 July 2008 Newport, United States Grass   Prakash Amritraj 6–3, 7–5

Doubles titlesEdit

Wins (24)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
Grand Slam (2)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (1)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (3)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (3)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (15)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. 25 September 1995 Palermo, Italy Clay   Álex Corretja   Hendrik Jan Davids
  Piet Norval
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
2. 20 July 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Clay   Olivier Delaître   Joshua Eagle
  Jim Grabb
6–1, 3–6, 6–3
3. 28 September 1998 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Olivier Delaître   Paul Haarhuis
  Jan Siemerink
6–2, 6–4
4. 5 October 1998 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i)   Olivier Delaître   Piet Norval
  Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–6
5. 19 October 1998 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Olivier Delaître   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
6–2, 6–2
6. 23 August 1999 Long Island, United States Hard   Olivier Delaître   Jan-Michael Gambill
  Scott Humphries
7–5, 6–4
7. 16 October 2000 Toulouse, France Hard (i)   Julien Boutter   Donald Johnson
  Piet Norval
7–6(10–8), 4–6, 7–6(7–5)
8. 12 February 2001 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Julien Boutter   Michael Hill
  Jeff Tarango
7–6(9–7), 7–5
9. 28 October 2002 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Nicolas Escudé   Gustavo Kuerten
  Cédric Pioline
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
10. 13 January 2003 Melbourne, Australia Hard   Michaël Llodra   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
11. 10 February 2003 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Sébastien Grosjean   Tomáš Cibulec
  Pavel Vízner
6–1, 6–4
12. 12 January 2004 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Jiří Novák
  Radek Štěpánek
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
13. 19 January 2004 Melbourne, Australia Hard   Michaël Llodra   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3
14. 1 March 2004 Dubai, UAE Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Jonas Björkman
  Leander Paes
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
15. 2 May 2005 Rome, Italy Clay   Michaël Llodra   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–2
16. 3 October 2005 Metz, France Hard (i)   Michaël Llodra   José Acasuso
  Sebastián Prieto
5–2, 3–5, 5–4
17. 24 October 2005 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Michaël Llodra   Jeff Coetzee
  Rogier Wassen
6–3, 6–1
18. 7 November 2005 Shanghai, China Carpet (i)   Michaël Llodra   Leander Paes
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
19. 9 January 2006 Sydney, Australia Hard   Nenad Zimonjić   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
6–1, 6–4
20. 12 June 2006 Halle, Germany Grass   Nenad Zimonjić   Michael Kohlmann
  Rainer Schüttler
6–0, 6–4
21. 2 October 2006 Metz, France Hard (i)   Richard Gasquet   Julian Knowle
  Jürgen Melzer
3–6, 6–1, [11–9]
22. 9 October 2006 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Nenad Zimonjić   František Čermák
  Jaroslav Levinský
6–1, 7–5
23. 26 February 2007 Dubai, UAE Hard   Nenad Zimonjić   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Radek Štěpánek
7–5, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
24. 7 May 2007 Rome, Italy Clay   Nenad Zimonjić   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [10–7]

Runners-up (18)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
1. 10 February 1997 Marseille, France Hard (i)   Olivier Delaître   Thomas Enqvist
  Magnus Larsson
3–6, 4–6
2. 13 October 1997 Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Olivier Delaître   Ellis Ferreira
  Patrick Galbraith
6–3, 2–6, 4–6
3. 3 November 1997 Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   David Adams   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
4–6, 3–6
4. 5 January 1998 Doha, Qatar Hard   Olivier Delaître   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 4–6
5. 10 August 1998 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Olivier Delaître   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
1–6, 1–2 retired
6. 14 January 2002 Melbourne, Australia Hard   Michaël Llodra   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–7(4–7), 3–6
7. 14 April 2003 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Michaël Llodra   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
4–6, 6–3, 6–7(6–8)
8. 5 May 2003 Rome, Italy Clay   Michaël Llodra   Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley
1–6, 3–6
9. 29 September 2003 Metz, France Hard (i)   Michaël Llodra   Julien Benneteau
  Nicolas Mahut
6–7(2–7), 3–6
10. 27 October 2003 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Michaël Llodra   Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley
3–6, 6–1, 3–6
11. 8 November 2003 Houston, United States Hard   Michaël Llodra   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7), 4–6
12. 24 May 2004 French Open, France Clay   Michaël Llodra   Xavier Malisse
  Olivier Rochus
5–7, 5–7
13. 21 February 2005 Dubai, UAE Hard   Jonas Björkman   Martin Damm
  Radek Štěpánek
2–6, 4–6
14. 9 May 2005 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Michaël Llodra   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–7(2–7), 6–7(3–7)
15. 17 April 2006 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Nenad Zimonjić   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
16. 26 June 2006 Wimbledon, UK Grass   Nenad Zimonjić   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 2–6
17. 30 October 2006 Paris, France Carpet (i)   Nenad Zimonjić   Arnaud Clément
  Michaël Llodra
6–7(4–7), 2–6
18. 11 June 2007 Halle, Germany Grass   Nenad Zimonjić   Simon Aspelin
  Julian Knowle
4–6, 6–7(5–7)

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Name 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career
SR
Career
Win-Loss
Grand Slam events
Australian Open A A 1R A 2R 3R 2R 1R A 3R 4R 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R QF 3R 2R 3R 1R 0 / 18 22–18
French Open 1R 2R 4R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 1R 3R 1R 2R 4R 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 20 17–20
Wimbledon A 1R A A A A 1R A 1R A 2R 2R 3R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R A 0 / 14 11–14
US Open A 3R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 18 13–18
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 70 N/A
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–1 3–3 3–3 1–2 1–3 4–2 1–4 0–1 0–3 6–3 6–4 2–4 7–4 2–4 5–4 6–4 2–4 5–4 4–4 2–4 3–4 0–1 N/A 63–70
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A 3R 1R QF 3R 2R A A 1R A 3R 2R 3R 1R 1R 4R 1R A A A A 0 / 13 16–13
Miami NME 2R 2R 1R 3R A A A A 4R 3R 2R 4R 2R A 1R A 2R 3R 3R 2R A 0 / 14 15–14
Monte Carlo NME 1R 2R 2R 1R A 3R 3R SF QF A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R A 1R A A 0 / 16 17–16
Rome NME A QF 3R 3R A 3R A 2R 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 1R A 2R 3R A 1R A A 0 / 14 18–14
Hamburg NME 2R A A A A 1R A A QF 2R 1R QF 1R 1R A 1R 1R A A NME NME 0 / 10 8–10
Canada NME A A A A A A A QF 2R QF 1R SF QF 1R QF 1R 1R A A A A 0 / 10 17–10
Cincinnati NME A A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R QF 2R 1R 2R QF 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 10 11–10
Stuttgart/Madrid NME A A A A A A A 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R SF A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 7 8–7
Paris NME 1R 1R 1R A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF 2R 1R 2R A 2R 1R 3R A 1R A 0 / 14 10–14
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 4 0 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 6 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 9 0 / 7 0 / 5 0 / 7 0 / 8 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 108 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 2–4 7–5 3–5 6–4 2–1 5–4 2–1 12–6 10–9 10–7 12–9 13–9 9–9 2–7 8–5 7–7 3–8 4–3 2–3 1–2 0–0 N/A 120–108
Year End Ranking 235 62 43 43 55 46 102 118 29 41 34 31 22 35 62 52 58 52 37 52 68 N/A

DoublesEdit

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slam events
Australian Open A A A A A A A A 2R A 3R 3R 1R 1R F W W QF 3R QF QF 1R 2 / 13 33–11
French Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R A 3R A 2R 3R 2R 2R 3R F 2R 1R SF 1R 1R 0 / 18 21–17
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A A 2R A SF 3R 2R 1R 3R A A F SF 1R 1R 0 / 10 19–10
US Open A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R SF 2R 1R QF 1R A 2R 0 / 12 12–11
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 2 / 53 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–3 2–2 8–3 5–4 2–3 7–4 14–3 12–2 4–3 10–4 11–4 3–3 1–4 N/A 85–49
Masters Series
Indian Wells NME A A A A A A A A 2R A 1R A 2R 2R 1R 2R QF A A A 0 / 7 5–7
Miami NME A A A A A A A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 3R A QF A 2R SF 2R A 0 / 9 9–9
Monte Carlo NME A A A A A A A 2R 2R A 1R 1R 2R F 2R SF F 2R 1R A 0 / 11 12–11
Rome NME A A A A A 1R A 2R A SF 1R 1R 2R F QF W QF W SF A 2 / 12 21–10
Hamburg NME A A A A A 2R A A 2R SF 1R 2R 1R A A F SF A A NME 0 / 8 10–8
Canada NME A A A A A A A 2R 2R QF A 2R 1R QF SF A QF A A A 0 / 8 8–7
Cincinnati NME A A A A A A A SF F 2R 1R A 1R QF QF SF QF A A A 0 / 9 11–9
Stuttgart/Madrid NME A A A A A A A A SF 2R A A QF A A SF QF 1R A A 0 / 6 7–5
Paris NME A A A A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R W F A 1R F 2R A 1R 1 / 12 13–10
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 5 0 / 8 0 / 7 0 / 7 0 / 6 1 / 9 0 / 6 0 / 6 1 / 7 0 / 9 1 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 1 3 / 82 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 6–5 12–8 6–7 1–6 2–5 11–7 11–6 6–6 13–6 15–9 7–4 4–3 0–1 N/A 96–76
Year End Ranking 997 773 195 363 1009 1118 184 125 147 35 18 34 60 91 18 9 11 10 10 20 75 165 N/A

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Rank
1990
1.   Andrés Gómez 5 Toulouse, France Hard (i) 1R 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 85
1991
2.   Goran Ivanišević 7 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 6–0, 6–2 56
3.   Pete Sampras 6 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6–2, 4–6, 7–5 73
4.   Andre Agassi 6 Indianapolis, United States Hard 3R 2–6, 7–5, 6–2 40
1992
5.   Michael Stich 5 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 5–7, 2–1, retired 48
6.   Petr Korda 5 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay 2R 1–6, 7–5, 6–2 54
7.   Boris Becker 5 Olympics, Barcelona, Spain Clay 3R 6–1, 3–6, 6–1, 6–3 37
8.   Petr Korda 8 New Haven, United States Hard QF 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–3 44
1993
9.   Michael Stich 10 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 3–6, 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–5) 27
1995
10.   Pete Sampras 2 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 6–4, 6–3 39
1997
11.   Thomas Muster 2 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 2R 6–2, 7–6(7–3) 90
12.   Marcelo Ríos 8 Prague, Czech Republic Clay QF 4–6, 6–3, 6–0 69
13.   Thomas Muster 5 Montreal, Canada Hard 3R 6–2, 2–6, 6–4 50
14.   Sergi Bruguera 8 Stuttgart, Germany Carpet (i) 2R 7–5, 7–6(11–9) 33
1998
15.   Greg Rusedski 6 Doha, Qatar Hard QF 6–2, 3–6, 6–3 29
16.   Pete Sampras 2 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 6–1, 6–1 25
2000
17.   Nicolas Kiefer 6 Doha, Qatar Hard SF 7–5, 6–4 34
18.   Nicolas Kiefer 4 Indian Wells, United States Hard 1R 6–1, 6–4 33
19.   Tim Henman 10 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–4 28
20.   Lleyton Hewitt 9 Cincinnati, United States Hard 1R 4–6, 6–4, 6–4 37
21.   Marat Safin 6 Cincinnati, United States Hard 3R 6–1, 7–6(7–3) 37
22.   Marat Safin 2 Olympics, Sydney, Australia Hard 1R 1–6, 6–1, 6–4 35
23.   Magnus Norman 4 Paris, France Hard (i) 2R 6–2, 6–4 37
2001
24.   Tim Henman 9 Miami, United States Hard 2R 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–3 52
25.   Andre Agassi 3 Hamburg, Germany Clay 2R 6–3, 5–7, 6–4 52
26.   Marat Safin 2 Roland Garros, Paris, France Clay 3R 6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 0–6, 6–1 43
27.   Sébastien Grosjean 8 Halle, Germany Grass 2R 7–5, 7–5 33
28.   Patrick Rafter 10 Halle, Germany Grass SF 7–5, 6–4 33
2002
29.   Sébastien Grosjean 9 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 2R 6–2, 7–5 26
30.   Sébastien Grosjean 7 Indian Wells, United States Hard 1R 6–3, 4–6, 7–5 20
31.   Tommy Haas 3 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) 2R 7–6(9–7), 4–1, retired 50
32.   Roger Federer 7 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) QF 7–5, 6–3 50
2003
33.   Carlos Moyá 7 Cincinnati, United States Hard 1R 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 60
2004
34.   Juan Carlos Ferrero 7 Toronto, Canada Hard 1R 3–2, retired 58
35.   Lleyton Hewitt 10 Toronto, Canada Hard 3R 2–6, 6–3, 6–4 58
2005
36.   David Nalbandian 10 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 6–4, 1–6, 6–4 54
37.   Gastón Gaudio 10 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 3R 6–3, 6–2, 5–7, 1–6, 6–4 65
2007
38.   Tommy Robredo 7 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard 1R 7–6(8–6), 6–4 63
39.   Andy Roddick 5 Lyon, France Carpet (i) 1R 7–6(7–5), 2–6, 6–4 46
40.   Novak Djokovic 3 Paris, France Hard (i) 2R 6–3, 6–2 39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tennis-Santoro to make record-breaking appearance in Melbourne". Reuters. 7 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Santoro, Fabrice. "'The Magician' Answers Your Emails". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 2006-08-30. 

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