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- Age: 34 (14.09.1980)
- Birthplace: Lima, Peru
- Residence: Lima, Peru
- Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
- Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1998
- Coach: Francisco Mastelli
As of 23.02.2015
Singles & Doubles combined
Singles & Doubles combined
Full name is Luis Horna Biscari...Nicknamed 'Lucho'...Father, Eliseo, is a mine engineer; mother, Carmen Viscari, is an administrator...Grew up admiring former No. 1 and Roland Garros champion Thomas Muster...Enjoyed an outstanding junior career, reaching final at Roland Garros in 1997 and winning doubles titles at Roland Garros (de Armas) and Wimbledon (w/Massu) that year...Finished as No. 3 doubles player and No. 4 in singles in '97 and ranked No. 1 during '98...Hobbies include watching his favorite soccer team (Alianza de Lima), playing golf, spending time with his family and listening to rock music...Considers clay his favorite surface and strength of game his forehand...A member of Peru's Davis Cup team since 1995 with a 36-16 record (26-6 in singles) in 24 ties...Wife, Ericka (married Nov. 22, 2003); daughter, Luna (born Apr. 25, 2003) and son, Emilio (born Oct. 30, 2005)...Elected co-Vice President (w/Knowles) to ATP Player Council for 2004-05 term...Coached by Francisco Mastelli (since February 2004).
1998 -- Jumped 1,000 ranking spots by winning four Futures titles...
1999 -- Reached final at Aschaffenburg Challenger...
2000 -- Finished as runner-up in two Challenger events and won doubles at Monchengladbach Challenger (w/Benfele-Alvarez)...
2001 -- Won first ATP match in Umag (d. Damm)... Finalist at Curibita Challenger...
2002 -- Became first player from Peru to finish in Top 100 since Jaime Yzaga was No. 31 in 1994...Reached first ATP QF in Palermo and won three Challenger titles...
2003 -- Won first Grand Slam match at Roland Garros (d. Federer)....Also reached three ATP SF...Won Seville Challenger...
2004 -- Finished in Top 50 for the first time at No. 38, winning a career-high 31 matches and reaching first ATP final in Long Island (l. to Hewitt)...Reached three SF and QF at AMS Madrid (d. defending champ Ferrero in 2nd RD, l. to Safin)...Won title at Bermuda Challenger...
2005 -- After 0-6 start, reached QF in Houston (l. to Roddick) and 3rd RD at AMS Rome...Reached career-best 3rd RD at Roland Garros and advanced to QF in Gstaad and Washington...In doubles, won first ATP title in Amersfoort and reached two finals (all w/M. Garcia)...
2006 -- Claimed first ATP title in his 92nd career tournament in Acapulco (d. No. 8 Gaudio in SF, Chela in F)...Reached SF in P÷rtschach but withdrew due to a back injury and retired with same injury in 1st RD at Roland Garros...Advanced to QF in Casablanca and Stuttgart...At US Open, won his first match in five attempts over Garcia-Lopez before losing in next round to No. 2 Nadal...
2007 -- Finished in Top 100 for a sixth consecutive season highlighted by his second ATP title in Vina del Mar (d. Massu) without dropping a set...Followed with QF in Buenos Aires (d. Nalbandian, Canas, l. to Monaco)...In May, advanced to SF in Poertschach (d. No. 7 Ljubicic, l. to Monaco)...In July, reached QF in Bastad (d. No. 8 Robredo, l. to Almagro)...Lifted his country into '08 Davis Cup World Group by winning both of his singles matches vs. Belarus...Went 4-0 in singles in Cup play...In doubles, captured title in Kitzbuhel (w/Starace).
2008The Peruvian No. 1 finished outside Top 100 in singles for first time since 2001 but compiled his best results in doubles with a personal-high three titles, including his first Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros (w/Cuevas)...His best ATP singles showing was SF in Acapulco in February (l. to Nalbandian)...In May, qualified in three straight tournaments û AMS Rome (d. No. 9 Gasquet, Acasuso, l. to Stepanek), AMS Hamburg (ret. vs. Starace) and Roland Garros (d. Jenkins, l. to Monfils)...In July, won title at Lugano Challenger as a qualifier without dropping a set...In doubles, also won in Auckland (w/Monaco) and Buenos Aires (w/Calleri) and runner-up in Acapulco (w/Calleri)...Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup (w/Cuevas) and went 2-1 in round robin play to reach SF...Finished No. 13 in ATP Race and No. 17 individually...Earned a career-high $614,890.
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