21 Facts About Fabrice Santoro


Fabrice Vetea Santoro was born on 9 December 1972 and is a French retired tennis player.


Fabrice Santoro has the second-most losses in singles play behind Lopez.


In singles, Fabrice Santoro won six titles, but reached the quarterfinals at a Grand Slam only once.


Fabrice Santoro's career-high ranking of world No 17 belied his impressive record against top ten opposition.


Fabrice Santoro had greater success in doubles competition, with two Grand Slam doubles titles, one mixed doubles title, and 25 doubles championships overall to his name.


Since March 2019, Fabrice Santoro has been the coach of Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic.


Fabrice Santoro had a semifinal appearance in the 1989 Jr US Open.

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Fabrice Santoro reached a career-high junior ranking of No 3.


When Fabrice Santoro successfully defended his 2007 title by winning the 2008 Newport tournament at the age of 35, he became the oldest tennis player to win back-to-back championships at an ATP singles event.


Fabrice Santoro won the 2003 and 2004 Australian Opens doubles titles, partnering Michael Llodra, a French compatriot, and was runner-up at the 2002 Australian Open, 2004 French Open and 2006 Wimbledon Championships.


Fabrice Santoro won the 2005 French Open mixed doubles title with Daniela Hantuchova.


Fabrice Santoro teamed with Michael Llodra again to win the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, a competition that included the top eight doubles teams in the world.


Fabrice Santoro plays with two hands on forehand and backhand, and though he is right-handed, often slices his forehand with his left hand.


Fabrice Santoro was fast around the court and was a skilled defensive player.


Fabrice Santoro retired at the end of the 2009 season at his hometown tournament at the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, losing his final singles match against James Blake and final doubles match against Johan Brunstrom and Jean-Julien Rojer while partnering with compatriot Sebastien Grosjean.


Fabrice Santoro came out of retirement for one tournament at the 2010 Australian Open in order to obtain the record for having played in Grand Slam tournaments in four different decades, logging a total of 70 appearances in Grand Slam tournaments.


Fabrice Santoro was the first leader of the ATP Champions Race, winning the first tournament of the year in Doha in the year the race was introduced.


Fabrice Santoro was born in Tahiti and grew up in La Seyne-sur-Mer, in Southern France.


Fabrice Santoro's father worked at Toulon's military port, and is a former footballer who later became a tennis teacher.


Fabrice Santoro began playing tennis as a child at the club where his father taught.


Fabrice Santoro is a big fan of the late French comedian Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche.