Javier Frana
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Javier Frana
Javier Frana
Javier Frana en 2017.jpg
Javier Frana in 2017
Country (sports) Argentina
Born (1966-12-25) 25 December 1966 (age 54)
Rafaela, Argentina
Turned pro1986
Retired1997
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,691,848
Singles
Career record163-158 (50.8%)
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 30 (24 July 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1987)
French Open4R (1994)
Wimbledon3R (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995)
US Open4R (1994)
Doubles
Career record189-161 (54.0%)
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 14 (25 May 1992)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1991, 1996)
French OpenSF (1991)
WimbledonF (1991)
US Open3R (1991)

Javier Alberto Frana (born 25 December 1966) is a former tennis player from Argentina and former tennis commentator for ESPN Latin America. He won 1996 French Open Mixed Doubles title with compatriot Patricia Tarabini.

Tennis career

Frana turned professional in 1986. He reached his career-high ATP singles ranking on July 24, 1995, when he became world No. 30. His highest doubles ranking was world No. 14, achieved on May 25, 1992.

Olympics

Frana debuted at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, where he was defeated in the second round by fellow countryman Martín Jaite, 2-6, 4-6 and 2-6. At the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, he reached the second round again, this time falling to France's Fabrice Santoro, 6-4, 2-6, 1-6, and 1-6. He represented his native country for the last time in Olympic competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States, where he was defeated in the first round by Great Britain's Greg Rusedski.

ATP Tour finals

Singles (3 wins, 6 losses)

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Championship Series (0)
ATP Tour (3-6)
Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Nov 1988 Itaparica, Brazil Hard Peru Jaime Yzaga 6-7, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Jul 1991 Newport, USA Grass United States Bryan Shelton 6-3, 4-6, 4-6
Win 1-2 Oct 1991 Guarujá, Brazil Clay Germany Markus Zoecke 2-6, 7-6(7-1), 6-3
Loss 1-3 Jul 1993 Newport, USA Grass United Kingdom Greg Rusedski 5-7, 7-6(9-7), 6-7(5-7)
Win 2-3 Oct 1993 Santiago, Chile Clay Spain Emilio Sánchez 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
Loss 2-4 Nov 1994 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Àlex Corretja 3-6, 7-5, 6-7(5-7)
Loss 2-5 Apr 1995 Bermuda, Bahamas Clay Colombia Mauricio Hadad 6-7(7-5), 6-3, 4-6
Loss 2-6 May 1995 Pinehurst, USA Clay Sweden Thomas Enqvist 3-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 3-6 Jun 1995 Nottingham, England Grass Australia Todd Woodbridge 7-6(7-4), 6-3

Doubles (7 wins, 9 losses)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 1987 Barcelona, Spain Clay Argentina Christian Miniussi Czechoslovakia Miloslav Me?í?
Czech Republic Tomá? ?míd
1-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Feb 1988 Guarujá, Brazil Hard Uruguay Diego Pérez Chile Ricardo Acuña
United States Luke Jensen
1-6, 4-6
Win 1-2 May 1988 Florence, Italy Clay Argentina Christian Miniussi Italy Claudio Pistolesi
Austria Horst Skoff
7-6, 6-4
Win 2-2 Feb 1990 Guarujá, Brazil Clay Argentina Gustavo Luza Brazil Luiz Mattar
Brazil Cássio Motta
7-6, 7-6
Loss 2-3 Jul 1991 Wimbledon, UK Grass Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 1-6
Loss 2-4 Jul 1991 Newport, US Grass United States Bruce Steel Italy Gianluca Pozzi
Australia Brett Steven
4-6, 4-6
Win 3-4 Aug 1991 Los Angeles Hard United States Jim Pugh Canada Glenn Michibata
United States Brad Pearce
7-5, 2-6, 6-4
Loss 3-5 Oct 1991 Tel Aviv, Israel Hard Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Czechoslovakia David Rikl
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
2-6, 7-6, 3-6
Loss 3-6 Nov 1991 Búzios, Brazil Hard Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-4, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 3-7 May 1992 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Javier Sánchez United States Luke Jensen
Australia Laurie Warder
2-6, 3-6
Loss 3-8 Apr 1993 Charlotte, U.S. Clay Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Sweden Rikard Bergh
United States Trevor Kronemann
1-6, 2-6
Win 4-8 Jul 1993 Newport, United States Grass South Africa Christo van Rensburg Zimbabwe Byron Black
United States Jim Pugh
4-6, 6-1, 7-6
Win 5-8 Sep 1993 Bordeaux, France Hard Argentina Pablo Albano South Africa David Adams
Russia Andrei Olhovskiy
7-6, 4-6, 6-3
Loss 5-9 Nov 1993 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-4, 6-7, 4-6
Win 6-9 Feb 1995 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Italy Diego Nargiso
7-5, 6-3
Win 7-9 Oct 1995 Ostrava, Czech Republic Carpet (i) Sweden Jonas Björkman France Guy Forget
Australia Patrick Rafter
6-7, 6-4, 7-6

Mixed doubles (1 win)

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Jun 1996 French Open, Paris, France Clay Argentina Patricia Tarabini United States Luke Jensen
United States Nicole Arendt
6-2, 6-2

Personal life

Frana was born in Rafaela, Argentina. He is of Croat origin, his family is from the Trogir area.

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