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- Age: 30 (20.07.1983)
- Birthplace: Tandil, Argentina
- Residence: Tandil, Argentina
- Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
- Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2002
- Coach: Leonardo Olguin
As of 02.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing at age four...Nicknamed "Machi"...Comes from same hometown as Juan Martin del Potro, Diego Junquiera, Juan Monaco and Mariano Zabaleta...Father, Juan Carlos, has his own company; mother, Olga, is a housewife...Older brother, Gustavo, is a doctor and older sister, Gabriela, is a kindergarten teacher...Hobbies include playing football, poker and golf…Favourite football team is River Plate...Idol growing up is Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona and Pete Sampras...Went to San Jose College in his hometown of Tandil before turning pro...Considers clay as best surface and forehand as strength...Favourite tournament is Roland Garros…Best memory is playing Roger Federer at 2008 US Open on Arthur Ashe stadium…Physio is Jose Barros.
2001 -- Advanced to first SF at Argentina Futures #11 and QF at Argentina Futures #10...
2002 -- Reached 2nd RD at Germany Futures #8...
2003 -- Broke through to reach first final at Argentina Futures #4...Also SF at Uruguay Futures #2 and QF at Uruguay Futures #1...
2004 -- Captured first title at Italy Futures #17 in July without dropping a set and added crown at Argentina Futures #7...
2005 -- Captured titles at Argentina Futures #6, Argentina #8, Argentina #11 and Chile #4 stops...Also runner-up at Argentina #10 and SF in six other Futures events...In limited Challenger play, advanced to back-to-back SF at Santiago and Montevideo...
2006 -- Compiled 19-15 record in Challenger play, reaching SF at Turin and QF in six other tournaments...In doubles, won five Challenger titles in six finals (all w/Roitman)...Reached a career-high No. 93 in doubles on Nov. 13.
2007 -- The Argentine finished in Top 150 for first time in his career highlighted by four Challenger titles in five weeks..Started at Vigo (d. M. Lopez), then Cordenons (d. Puerta), Como (d. C. Rochus) and Brasov (d. Patience) between August and September.... Also made four QF appearances....In doubles, won Como title (w/Vagnozzi) and was a finalist at Florianopolis and Buenos Aires (w/Dabul)....Went 0-2 in ATP singles play, with appearances at Umag and Sopot....Also 1-5 in doubles action.... Reached a career-high No. 120 in November after starting season at No. 256.
2008 -- Finished at No. 125 highlighted by a 24-18 match record in Challenger play…In July, captured title at San Benedetto Challenger in Italy (d. Junqueira) and followed with first career ATP World Tour SF in Umag (d. No. 20 Karlovic, l. to Andreev)…Continued success in Italy by advancing to final at San Remo (l. to Junqueira) and SF at Turin…Closed season with SF at Cali and QF at Guayaquil Challengers…Won his first Grand Slam match at Roland Garros, defeating Karanusic (l. to Youzhny)…In doubles, won first ATP World Tour title in Valencia and reached final in Viña del Mar (both w/Monaco)…
2009 -- The Argentine finished in Top 100 for first time with a successful combination of ATP World Tour (13-13) and Challenger (21-7) results…In first three months, won titles at Iquique (d. Hormazabal)and Santiago (d. Zabaleta) Challengers in while reaching QF as a qualifier in ATP tournament in Buenos Aires (d. Moya, Dabul, l. to Monaco)…In second Roland Garros appearance, advanced to Grand Slam-best 3rd RD with wins over No. 24 Fish and top seed Seppi before losing to No. 17 Robredo in four sets…In July, was runner-up at Turin Challenger (l. to Starace)…Later in season turned in QF effort in Umag (l. to Ferrero) and Bucharest (l. to Greul)…Compiled marks of 12-10 on clay and 1-2 on hard…Earned a career-high $268,662...Underwent knee surgery on 28 November 2009; had been dealing with the hip injury even before the knee surgery...
2011 - Reached only ATP World Tour QF in Santiago (l. to Robredo) and won Challenger titles in Santiago (d. Prodon) and Campinas (d. Zampieri). Also runner-up in Montevideo (l. Berlocq). Injured his calf in December...
2012 - Advanced to SF at Monza Challenger and QF in six Challengers on clay. Injured his right shoulder in Jully and missed one month before returning...
First tournament in February, after right knee injury sidelined him for early part of this year...The Argentine qualified into his first tour level tournament at US Open and posted biggest win of his career over No. 14 Jerzy Janowicz in 1R...It was also his first tour level win since April 2011 in Monte-Carlo...
Prior to US Open, his best results of season were three SF in Challengers -- Sao Paulo-2 , Marburg and Braunschweig...
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