Federico Browne

Federico Browne (born 7 April 1976) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.[1]

Federico Browne
Country (sports) Argentina
Born (1976-04-07) 7 April 1976 (age 44)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height180 m (590 ft 6 12 in)
Turned pro1994
PlaysRight-handed
Prize money$370,589
Singles
Career record11–20
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 106 (25 August 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open2R (2000, 2003)
Doubles
Career record8–15
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 77 (14 June 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open2R (2004)
Wimbledon1R (2004)
US Open1R (2004)

CareerEdit

Browne was the number one ranked junior in the world in 1994, winning numerous titles that year, including the Banana Bowl. He was also the 1994 Banana Bowl doubles runner-up, with Carlos Jose Tori. In the 1994 US Open he reached the semi-finals, where he was beaten by Sjeng Schalken and he was a semi-finalist in the Orange Bowl as well, for the second successive year.[2]

In 1995, Browne appeared in a Davis Cup tie for Argentina. He played the second singles rubber, against Venezuelan Nicolás Pereira, who beat him in straight sets.[3]

His best performance on the ATP Tour came at Buenos Aires in 2004, when he and Diego Veronelli were runners-up in the men's doubles.[4] He also made doubles semi-finals in Sopot partnering Enzo Artoni and the Shanghai Open with Ivo Karlović, both in 2003.[4] On the singles circuit he reached two quarter-finals, at the 2000 BMW Open as a lucky loser and at Casablanca in 2003.[4]

On each of the two occasions he competed in the main singles draw of the French Open, Browne made the second round.[4] In 2000 he defeated Juan Antonio Marín in the opening round, before losing in his next match by Sébastien Grosjean, in a five setter.[4] Three years later he came from two sets down to defeat world number 59 Olivier Rochus in the first round.[4] He was beaten in the second round by Félix Mantilla.[4] His best doubles showing at Grand Slam level was a second round appearance in the 2004 French Open, which he and partner Karlovic earned after defeating Tomáš Berdych and Dominik Hrbatý.[4]

He is now a tennis coach.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2004 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Diego Veronelli   Lucas Arnold Ker
  Mariano Hood
5–7, 7–6(7–2), 4–6

Challenger TitlesEdit

Singles: (3)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 1999 Mexico City, Mexico Clay   Gastón Etlis 4–6, 7–6(4), 6–4
2. 2002 Donetsk, Ukraine Clay   Simon Greul 6–2, 6–1
3. 2002 Reunion Island Hard   Răzvan Sabău 6–0, 4–6, 7–5

Doubles: (10)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1998 Santiago, Chile Clay   Enzo Artoni   Hermes Gamonal
  Ricardo Schlachter
6–2, 6–4
2. 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Ignacio Hirigoyen   Gastón Etlis
  Martin Rodríguez
6–4, 7–6(6)
3. 2002 Kiev, Ukraine Clay   Fred Hemmes, Jr.   Irakli Labadze
  Yuri Schukin
6–4, 6–3
4. 2002 Donetsk, Ukraine Clay   Leonardo Azzaro   Mikhail Elgin
  Dmitry Vlasov
6–7(3), 7–6(4), 7–5
5. 2002 Samarkand, Uzbekistan Clay   Rogier Wassen   Vadim Kutsenko
  Oleg Ogorodov
3–6, 7–6(3), 7–6(3)
6. 2002 Reunion Island Hard   Jonathan Erlich   Marco Chiudinelli
  Jaroslav Levinský
6–1, 4–6, 6–3
7. 2002 São Paulo, Brazil Hard   Rogier Wassen   Ignacio Hirigoyen
  Andy Ram
7–6(0), 7–6(3)
8. 2003 Burnie, Australia Hard   Rogier Wassen   Raphael Durek
  Alun Jones
1–6, 6–3, 6–2
9. 2003 Reunion Island Hard   Rogier Wassen   Fred Hemmes, Jr.
  Peter Wessels
6–1, 6–7(4), 6–3
10. 2004 Salinas, Ecuador Hard   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi   José de Armas
  Eric Nunez
6–3, 6–3

ReferencesEdit