Gorka Fraile

Gorka Fraile (born 7 April 1978) is a former professional tennis player from Spain.

Gorka Fraile
Full nameGorka Fraile
Country (sports) Spain
Born (1978-04-07) 7 April 1978 (age 42)
Irun, Spain
Prize money$243,795
Singles
Career record1–8
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 126 (23 October 2006)
Doubles
Career record2–3
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 233 (9 May 2005)

BiographyEdit

Fraile comes from Irun, in the Basque region of Spain. He was six when he started playing tennis and until the age of 14 trained at the Club de Tenis Txingudy. After a year in Madrid, he moved to Barcelona where he has lived since.[1]

A regular competitor on the Challenger Tour, Fraile won a total of two singles titles. The first came at Freudenstadt in 2003 when he defeated Alexander Waske in the final and the second at Genoa in 2006, with a win over Potito Starace.[2][3] He also had notable wins during his run to the final of the Kiev Challenger in 2002, defeating Nikolay Davydenko in the quarter-finals, then Fernando Verdasco in the semi-finals.[4] In 2007 he beat former world number one Gustavo Kuerten at a Challenger in the Brazilian's home city Florianópolis.[5]

He made occasional main draw appearances at ATP Tour level tournaments, the first at the 2002 Swedish Open, where he upset defending champion Andrea Gaudenzi in the first round.[6] After featuring at the Swedish Open again in 2005, Fraile played in the main draw of three tournaments in 2006, Buenos Aires, Valencia and the Madrid Masters. He played at Vina del Mar in 2007 and retired soon after, but made a brief comeback to the ATP Tour when he managed to qualify for the 2012 Croatia Open Umag.[7][8]

Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: (2)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 2003 Freudenstadt, Germany Clay   Alexander Waske 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
2. 2006 Genoa, Italy Clay   Potito Starace 6–4, 3–6, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morondo, Miren (3 January 2007). "Gorka Fraile Tenista Irundarra" (in Spanish). diariovasco.com. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  2. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Freudenstadt Challenger - 25 August - 31 August 2003". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Genoa Challenger - 04 September - 10 September 2006". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  4. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Kiev Challenger - 03 September - 08 September 2002". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Guga volta a jogar um torneio oficial em casa depois de 10 anos". Paraná-Online (in Portuguese). 5 February 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Canas eases past Vinciguerra". BBC Sport. 9 July 2002. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Gonzalez wins on return to Chile". BBC Sport. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Ferrero cae ante Pavic en Umag". Marca (in Spanish). 10 July 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2016.

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