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Albert Costa

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Albert Costa
  • Pronounced: KOH-sta
  • Age: 39 (25.06.1975)
  • Birthplace: Lerida, Spain
  • Residence: Barcelona, Spain
  • Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
  • Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Turned Pro: 1993
Inactive
Spain

Spain

As of 29.09.2014
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Ranking W-L Titles Prize Money
Career

High

6

22.07.2002

385-273 12 $7,685,228

Singles & Doubles combined

Career

High

102

12.01.2004

30-57 1 $7,685,228

Singles & Doubles combined

Full name is Albert Costa Casals... No relation to retired ATP pro Carlos Costa... Reached 1993 Roland Garros Junior final... Won 1993 Rolex Orange Bowl... Grew up looking up to idol John McEnroe... Comes from Catalan origin and beat Portas in first all-Catalan final in Barcelona in 1997... Enjoys playing cards, table tennis, golf, and soccer (supports hometown Lerida FC) and Barcelona... Favorite movie of all time is Ben-Hur... Admires Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Brazilian soccer star Ronaldo... Named ATP Newcomer of the Year in 1994... Played in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and 2000 Sydney Olympic Games... Has an 11-7 career Davis Cup record (9-5 in singles) in 12 ties since 1996... Wife, Cristina Ventura (married June 14, 2002) and best man was Alex Corretja, the man he had defeated in SF at Roland Garros one week earlier... Twin daughters Claudia and Alma (born nine minutes apart on Apr. 21, 2001).

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