1998 IN REVIEW
Compiled his best season on ATP Tour by winning four titles in five finals with partner Donald Johnson...Duo qualified for The Phoenix/ATP Tour World Doubles Championship for second straight year and advanced to SF...In February, captured first career indoor title in Marseille (five of previous six titles had come on clay)...Johnson was hindered by a wrist injury in March, but when they returned to clay in April, won titles in Estoril and Mercedes Super 9 in Hamburg...At World Doubles Championship, won both round robin matches in third set tie-breakers before losing in SF to Eltingh-Haarhuis...Finished No. 8 in Team Rankings and No. 24 individually and compiled 34-21 record (w/Johnson)...Earned a career-high $276,699...Underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery to repair torn meniscus on Nov. 23, two days after losing in year-end SF.
1990-In singles, qualified for first Tour event in Long Island...1991-In doubles, won Challenger titles in Salou (w/M. Jensen) and Sao Paulo-5 (w/Van Emburgh)...1992-Won first ATP Tour doubles title in Long Island (w/Van Emburgh)...1993-Reached first Tour singles SF in Mexico City, where he also reached doubles final (w/Shelton)...1994-In doubles, won Mexico City (w/Shelton) for second career Tour title, beating Jensens in final...1995-Captured third Tour title in Kitzbnhel (w/Van Emburgh) and final in Santiago (w/Cannon)...1996-Won ATP Tour doubles titles in Mexico City in March and Amsterdam in July (both w/Johnson)...Also won Challenger titles in Prague, Eisenach and Tampere (all w/Johnson) and Puerto Vallarta (w/Waite)...Finished No. 17 in Team Rankings...In singles, qualified five times, including French Open and Coral Springs...1997-Won title in Monte Carlo and reached two other finals (w/Johnson) as duo qualified for The Phoenix/ATP Tour World Doubles Championship (went 0-3)...Finished No. 11 in Team Rankings and No. 27 individually.
CAREER DOUBLES TITLES (10). FINALIST (6).
GRAND SLAM RECORD
AUS. OPEN 0-1 - 1ST- -
FRENCH OPEN 0-1 1ST- - -
WIMBLEDON 0-1 - - 1ST-
US OPEN 0-2 - - 1ST1ST
Winner of 10 US national championships as a junior...Advanced to QF at Wimbledon Juniors and won Orange Bowl 16s doubles in 1987...Reached SF of NCAA tournament in May 1989 while at the University of Georgia...Played two years at Georgia, earning All-America honors in 1989...Third in a line of Franciscos (father and grandfather)...His father, Francisco Sr., owns Montana Tennis Club in Miami...Mother, Rosario, works there as well...Both parents born in Colombia but met in Miami when their families moved there...Wife, Isabel (married Nov. 29, 1997) earned her Masters degree in economics from Catholic University of Guayaquil...Joined the USTA Player Development staff as a National Coach in 2003.