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- Age: 30 (02.04.1983)
- Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
- Residence: Vitacura, Chile
- Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
- Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2002
- Coach: Andres Schniter
As of 17.03.2014
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Paul Gerald Capdeville Castro...Began playing tennis at age nine at Club Santiago, the oldest and most famous club (founded in 1890) in Santiago...Father, Guillermo (plays at Club Santiago) and mother Emma, own a machine and auto parts factory in Santiago...Has one older brother, William, who worked with Paul while growing up and is now his manager...Enjoys playing soccer, fan of Universidad de Chile, second most popular team in Chile...Also plays the guitar...Has a 5-4 career Davis Cup record (5-3 in singles) in eight ties...Coached by Andres Schniter.
2002 – Reached QF at three Futures events...
2003 – Advanced to first final at Chile Futures #3 in Santiago (l. to Marrero) and runner-up at Mexico Futures #10 (l. to L. Engel)...Also SF at three other Futures events...
2004 – Qualified into first ATP tournament in Vina del Mar and lost to countryman A. Garcia in 1st RD...Best results were SF at three Chilean Futures events and at Bogota Challenger (l. to Puerta)...Also QF at Aschaffenburg and Quito Challengers...Made Davis Cup debut vs. Ecuador and won dead rubber in singles...
2005 – Finished in Top 150 for first time with success at Challenger level (27-19 record)...Won title at Bogota (d P. Gonzalez), reached final at Sassuolo (l. to Marach) and SF at Ljubljana (l. to Ramirez-Hidalgo) and Lussano (l. to Saretta)...Also QF at three South American Challengers...Qualified into his first Grand Slam tournament at US Open (d. Mathieu, l. to Verdasco)...
2006 – Compiled a 15-13 mark in Challengers and 9-11 in ATP level play to finish in Top 150 for second straight year...Reached finals at Santiago (l. to Pashanski) and Bronx (l. to Russell) Challengers...Advanced to his first career ATP QF in Memphis with three-set wins over No. 14 Robredo and Karlovic (l. to Vliegen)...Qualified for first ATP Masters Series tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, losing in 1st RD in both...In Davis Cup play, posted first Top 10 win over No. 8 Blake in dead rubber in QF tie...Qualified for first time at Roland Garros and defeated Rusedski in 1st RD (l. to No. 12 Ancic)...
2007 – The Chilean compiled his best ATP results with a 13-12 record and in Top 100 for first time...Advanced to his second ATP QF in Washington (l. to Karlovic) and also won a Challenger title during year...After a 4-4 start through March, won Florianopolis Challenger title (d. Guzman) in Gustavo Kuerten's hometown...Followed with SF at Naples Challenger (l. to Reynolds)...Did not win back-to-back matches again until August when he reached QF in Washington, defeating Bozoljac, Delic and T. Johansson before falling to ATP aces leader Karlovic in a third set tie-break...Reached 2nd RD at US Open (d. Schuettler in five sets, l. to Federer) and finished season with 2nd RD showings in Beijing (d. Udomchoke, l. to Gonzalez) and Tokyo (d. Gabashvili, l. to Tursunov)...Broke Top 100 for first time on Oct. 8...Compiled marks of 10-8 on hard and 2-3 on clay...In doubles, captured first ATP title in Vina del Mar (w/Hernandez) and reached final at Cordoba Challenger (w/L. Mayer).
2008The Chilean No. 3 (behind Gonzalez, Massu) posted solid Challenger results...His best ATP result was QF at Indianapolis in July, defeating Ginepri and Sirianni (l. to Tursunov)...In Challenger level play, compiled a 22-10 match record and won titles in Binghamton (d. R. Ram) in August and Aracaju (d. Alves) in September without dropping a set...Following month, reached final at Cali-2 (l. to Koellerer)...In Grand Slam play, won a round at Australian Open (d. Klein, l. to Mathieu) and qualified at Roland Garros (d. Zverev, l. to Soderling)...Also qualified at AMS Cincinnati (l. to Acasuso)...Earned a career-high $204,839.
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