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- Age: 29 (24.02.1984)
- Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
- Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2001
As of 09.12.2013
*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age five with a personal coach in Buenos Aires...Parents, Jorge, and Nora...Has two younger brothers, Nicolas (21) and Kevin (17)...Enjoyed an outstanding junior career by winning titles in Italy, Belgium, Portugal and Mexico while reaching finals at Uruguay Bowl (l. to Bogdanovic), Banana Bowl (l. to Muller) in Brazil, Roland Garros (l. to Cuadrado) and Kentucky (l. to Ouahab) in 2001...Finished No. 3 in junior world rankings that year (behind Muller and Tipsarevic) and in '02 won back-to-back Italian titles in Santa Croce (d. Felder) and Bonfiglio (d. Ouahab)...Also SF at Roland Garros (l. to Gasquet)...Finished No. 5 in '02...Considers forehand his strength and clay courts as favorite surface..Good friends with Argentineans on tour...Enjoys listening to music and is passionate about Argentinean Rock and Roll and hip hop…
2002-- Reached final of Futures event in Bolivia and QF in two events...
2003-- Reached back-to- back finals at Futures stops in Morroco and later reached another final in Chile...Finally won in his fourth final in Argentina in October (d. M. Gonzalez)...
2004-- Began season in El Salvador with a Futures title and won again in Buenos Aires Futures stop in September...Finished year playing Challengers and compiled a 7-7 record with QF in Quito and Santiago...
2005-- Reached four Futures finals (2-2), with titles in Ecuador #3 and Colombia #5...
2006-- Jumped over 100 ranking positions from previous year to No. 258 by reaching seven Futures finals (3-4)...Won two titles in Ecuador and one in Uruguay…Also reached first Challenger final in Manta (l. to Alves) in August...
2007-- Captured back-to-back Brazilian Challenger titles in August in Belo Horizonte (d. Schwank) and Campos Do Jordao (d. Quintero)...Also reached SF at Manta and Medellin while advancing to QF in four other events...Improved over 100 ranking positions to No. 150.
2008 -- The Argentine compiled his best season, compiling a 41-21 match record in Challengers with two titles...Broke into Top 100 in July before finishing a year-end best No. 105...Also advanced to his first ATP QF...Put together an impressive five-tournament stretch (16-4 mark) from mid-March to May by winning title in San Luis Potosi (d. Puerta), reaching SF in Leon, Florianopolis and Ostrava, and QF in Prague...Made Grand Slam debut at Wimbledon and lost to Lopez in four sets in opening round...Won first ATP match in Stuttgart (d. Gremelmayr, l. to Hernych) and followed with QF in Kitzbuhel (d. Bohli, Minar, l. to Hanescu)...In August, won title at Campos Do Jordao Challenger (d. Van der Merwe)...Best results in last two months were SF at Asuncion and runner-up at Guayaquil (l. to Roitman) Challengers...In doubles, went 2-3 in Challenger finals...Earned a career-high $149,068.
2010 -- The Argentine finished in Top 100 for first time in his career, highlighted by his first ATP World Tour SF in Newport (l. O. Rochus)…Was first Argentine to reach SFs (or better) in Newport since Javier Frana advanced to final in ‘93…In Challenger play, compiled a 33-15 match record and won three titles at Salinas (d. Massu), Tallahassee (d. Ginepri) and Winnetka (d. Smyczek), while also finishing runner-up in Sarasota (l. to Nishikori)… Qualified for Indian Wells* and posted win over No. 21 Simon (l. to Ljubicic)…Earned a career-high $126,405.
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