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Francisco Clavet

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Francisco Clavet
  • Pronounced: klah-VET
  • Age: 46 (24.10.1968)
  • Birthplace: Aranjuez, Spain
  • Residence: Madrid, Spain
  • Height: 6' (183 cm)
  • Weight: 156 lbs (71 kg)
  • Plays: Left-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1988


As of 25.05.2015
Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money




388-340 8 $4,279,181

Singles & Doubles combined





53-84 0 $4,279,181

Singles & Doubles combined


The 33-year-old Spaniard finished in Top 100 for 12th consecutive year and captured his eighth career ATP title…He began year by reaching final in Auckland where he recorded victories over Gambill in QF and Rusedski in SF before losing to Hrbaty…Advanced to QF in Vina del Mar in his first clay court tournament of year (l. to Guadio)…In March, won title in Scottsdale, defeating Agassi in 1st RD, Hewitt in SF, and Norman in final…He lost in 2nd RD at TMS Indian Wells (l. to Kafelnikov) and 3rd RD in Miami (d. A. Martin, l. to Rafter)…After 14-8 record in first three months, went 4-18 in next six months to September, including 1st RD defeat at 12th consecutive Roland Garros (first loss in opening RD since 1992)…Had a good string of results during Asian swing reaching SF in Shanghai (l. to Schuettler) and QF in Tokyo (d. Massu, l. to Hewitt)…Was 0-3 in his last three tournaments…Compiled 18-13 record on hard courts and 5-12 record on clay.


1989-Teamed with brother Jose to win doubles at Verona Challenger...1990-Qualified eight times and won in Hilversum as a lucky loser (first to do so since 1978)...Also a doubles finalist in Kitzbnhel (w/Skoff)...1991-Moved into the Top 30, reaching five SF...In doubles, reached final in Hilversum (w/Gustafsson)...1992-Reached Tour singles finals in Gstaad and San Marino...1993-SF in Genova and QF in Hilversum, Bucharest and Sao Paulo (all on clay)...Surpassed $1 million in career earnings...1994-Reached finals in Santiago and Montevideo...Won the Scheveningen Challenger (d. Kucera) and Graz Challenger (d. Schaller)...In doubles, reached final at the Barcelona Challenger (w/Corretja)...1995-Won his second career ATP Tour title in Palermo...Reached SF in Mexico City, losing to defending champion Muster...Reached SF in Umag, losing to Muster 7-6 in third set...1996-Won third career ATP Tour title (d. El Aynaoui) in Amsterdam...Also reached SF in Mexico City and Bologna...1997-Compiled a 19-4 record after US Open, winning consecutive clay court titles in Mexico City (d. Viloca) and Bogota (d. Lapentti)...Compiled a 28-12 mark on clay...1998-Won titles in Bucharest (d. Di Pasquale) and Santiago (d. El Aynaoui)...Beat No. 2 Rios in 1st RD at Wimbledon for biggest victory...1999-Had his four-year title streak come to an end with his best results SF at Miami (d. Kiefer, l. to Grosjean) and in Barcelona (d. Henman, l. to Mantilla)...Made his Davis Cup debut in World Group playoff tie in New Zealand and won both matches...Finished with 19-12 record on clay and 10-13 on hard...2000-Put together his seventh straight Top 50 season…Reached final in Estoril (l. to Moya) and SF in Kitzbnhel (d. Kafelnikov, Costa, l. to Alvarez)…Defeated Agassi and Meligeni in Scottsdale before losing to Ferrero in QF.


Full name is Francisco Javier Clavet...One of four children in a tennis-playing family...Basketball fan who supports Real Madrid team...Also enjoys soccer and cheering for Atletico Madrid...Likes science fiction and action movies...Admires achievements of Michael Jordan and cyclist Miguel Indurain...Draws inspiration from deeds of Mother Teresa of Calcutta...Won 1999 Spanish National Championships in his fifth final...Has a 3-0 career Davis Cup record in two ties...Coached by Enrique Perez (since December 1999).

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