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- Age: 30 (14.11.1983)
- Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
- Residence: Bogota, Colombia
- Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
- Weight: 169 lbs (77 kg)
- Plays: Left-handed
- Turned Pro: 2000
- Coach: Ramon Delgado
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing tennis at age six with father Jorge, a tennis coach…Mother, Elsa, is a housewife…Sister, Kelly played at Florida Gulf Coast under a tennis scholarship and is now a graduated in accounting. She lives and works in Barcelona…Brother Sebastian trains at Sanchez-Casal Academy and plays junior events in Florida…Likes soccer and supports the Atletico Nacional team in Colombia…His favourite hobby is golf…Favourite music is salsa, rock (especially U2) and lounge…Goal in tennis is to reach the Top 10…Finished high school in Cali in 2001 (Los Angeles de San Fernando)…Tennis idols were Boris Becker and Pete Sampras…Prefers to play on hard courts and best shot is the backhand.
2012 -- The No. 1 Colombian finished a year-end best No. 54, his 2nd consecutive Top 75 season...Best ATP World Tour results 2 QF, in Auckland (l. to No. 5 Ferrer) and Kuala Lumpur (l. to Benneteau). In Grand Slam play, reached 3R at Australian Open (d. No. 8 Fish, l. to Kohlschreiber) and Wimbledon (d. No. 10 Isner and Mahut in 5 sets, l. to Istomin)...In limited Challengers, won titles on home soil in Barranquilla (d. Zeballos) in April and Bogota (d. Giraldo) in July. Overall compiled a 11-2 match record...Compiled records of 10-16 on hard, 3-3 on grass and 1-6 on clay and went 2-6 vs. Top 10 opponents...Earned a career-high $427,051...
2011 -- The No. 2 Colombian (behind No. 55 Giraldo) finished a year-end best No. 74, highlighted by ATP World Tour QF in Delray Beach (l. to Fish) and Grand Slam-best 4R at Roland Garros (l. to Chela in 5 sets), both as qualifiers…After Paris, jumped from 120 to 82…Overall, qualified 5 times during season...In Challenger play, compiled a 16-10 record with title in Cali (d. Schwank) in September and runner-up in Medellin (l. to Estrella) in November, both on home soil...Compiled marks of 5-9 on hard, 4-5 on clay and 0-2 on grass...
2010 -- The No. 2 Colombian (behind No. 64 Giraldo) finished just outside Top 100 after reaching a career-high No. 58 during year on April 19…Tied a personal-high with 14 match wins (also in '07) and his best ATP World Tour result was QFs in 's-Hertogenbosch (d. Ljubicic, l. to Malisse) in June and in Los Angeles (d. Gulbis, l. to Murray) in July…His best Grand Slam showing was a career-best 3rd RD at Australian Open (l. to Almagro)…In limited Challenger play, reached final in his hometown of Bogota (l. to Souza) in April…In August, reached 3rd RD in Washington (l. to Tipsarevic) and qualified in Cincinnati* (d. No. 18 Monfils, l. to Kohlschreiber)…Did not win another match rest of season, losing six in a row…Lost to Fish in five sets in Davis Cup World Group playoff tie in September...Compiled marks of 9-12 on hard, 3-4 on grass and 2-4 on clay…Earned a career-high $315,041.
2009 -- The top Colombian finished in Top 100 for second time in three years, highlighted by a 25-11 record in Challengers with three titles…Qualified into main draw an ATP World Tour-high eight times during season…In April, captured title at Pereira Challenger in Colombia (d. Zeballos)...Qualified into his first tour level tournament at Wimbledon (l. to Stepanek) and followed in Newport…Qualified in three straight events — Washington (l. to Gonzalez), Montreal* (l. to Simon) and US Open (l. to Haas)…In September, captured Challenger title in Cali on home soil (d. Zeballos)…One month later, won another title in Rennes (d. Ascione)…Qualified in final three ATP events — Vienna, Valencia and Paris*, falling in first round each time...
2008 -- The Colombian compiled an 8-11 record in ATP World Tour level play, highlighted by QF in Washington (d. Fish, Serra, l. to Haas)…Won five-set first round matches at Australian Open (d. Anderson) and Roland Garros (d. Karlovic) before losing in second round…In Challenger action, reached SF in Bogota in September and QF in same city in July…
2007 -- The top Colombian became first player from his country to finish in Top 100 since Jairo Velasco (No. 47) in 1982...Won a personal-best 14 ATP level matches and led ATP circuit (along w/Gabashvili) by qualifying into main draw eight times, highlighted by first career ATP SF...In March, reached 2nd RD at AMS Indian Wells (l. to No. 8 Ljubicic) and 3rd RD at AMS Miami (d. No. 9 Haas, l. to Stepanek)...In limited Challenger action, reached QF at Surbiton (l. to Tsonga) and SF at Mons (l. to Gulbis)...Closed season by reaching SF in Lyon with wins over Andreev, Marach and No. 14 Ljubicic before losing to Gicquel in third set tie-break...Earned a career-high $216,115.
2006 -- The No. 1 Colombian became first player from his country to break Top 100 of ATP Rankings since Mauricio Hadad in July 1996...Qualified a career-high six times into main draw of ATP level tournaments, compiling an 8-8 record...Also went 12-7 in Challenger level play with one title...In second tournament of the season, reached final at Mexico City Challenger (l. to R. Delgado)...Earned three points for his country in April Davis Cup zonal tie against Paraguay...Later that month, claimed title at Bogota Challenger (d. Sa)...Reached 2nd RD at Roland Garros (d. Gimelstob, l. to Federer) and Wimbledon (d. Davydenko, l. to Kohlschreiber)...The victory over No. 6 Davydenko was his first career win over a Top 10 player and first ever by a Colombian man...Made ATP Masters Series debut as a qualifier in Toronto (l. to Lee)...Reached 2nd RD at US Open in his debut (d. del Potro, l. to Tursunov)...Earned win in singles and doubles in Davis Cup tie against Dominican Republic...
2005 -- Reached Challenger finals in Cordoba (l. to Baghdatis) and Binghampton (l. to Murray...Earned pair of Davis Cup singles wins in tie against Bahamas while also earning doubles point (w/ Salamanca)...
2004 -- Reached three Challenger finals early in the year, claiming titles in Bogota (d. A. Garcia) and Salinas (d. Muller)...Made Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros and reached 2nd RD (d. Pless, l. to Nalbandian)...Also reached 2nd RD at Wimbledon (d. Knowle, l. to Federer)...Played three consecutive ATP summer events, and reached 2nd RD at all of them...Closed year with 5-7 ATP mark...Also had a 19-7 Challenger record...On grass, reached doubles final at Surbiton Challenger (w/Weiner)...
2003 -- Claimed three Challenger titles during year...Posted a record of 28-9 in Futures and 5-8 in Challengers...In doubles, reached four Futures finals, winning two titles...
2002 -- Reached consecutive Colombian Futures finals in June, losing to P. Gonzalez and Bohrer...Picked up Davis Cup win against Uruguay (d. Bianchi)...Reached three Futures finals in doubles, claiming one title (w/Salamanca)...
2001 -- Made Davis Cup debut, winning dead rubber against Costa Rica (d. Camacho)...Also played doubles rubber against Uruguay (w/Quintero)...Claimed a Spanish Futures doubles title w/P. Gonzalez)...
2000 -- Played a pair of Colombian Futures events, reaching doubles final at one (w/ P. Gonzalez)...
On 25 March, failed to convert two match points against Berdych in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 3R…
On 19 May, retired with left calf injury at end of first set versus Roger-Vasselin in Nice 1R…
On 28 May, retired due to digestive problems at 46 01 versus Dimitrov in Roland Garros 1R…
On 21 July, reached first ATP World Tour final on home soil in Bogota, losing to Karlovic in two sets…Was looking to become the first Colombian titlist since Mauricio Hadad at Bermuda in April 1995…
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