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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 55)
Rafaela, Argentina
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Turned pro1986
Retired1997
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,691,848
Singles
Career record163-158 (50.8%)
Career titles3
1 Challenger, 0 Futures
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 record186-161 (53.6%)
Career titles7
9 Challenger, 0 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 14 (25 May 1992)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian Open2R (1991, 1996)
French OpenSF (1991)
WimbledonF (1991)
US Open3R (1991)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open1R (1991, 1992, 1996)
French OpenW (1996)
Wimbledon3R (1992, 1994)
Medal record
Last updated on: 13 February 2022.

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.

Personal life

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

ATP career finals

Singles: 9 (3 titles, 6 runner-ups)

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

Doubles: 16 (7 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Legend
Grand Slam Tournaments (0-1)
ATP World Tour Finals (0-0)
ATP Masters Series (0-0)
ATP Championship Series (0-0)
ATP World Series (7-8)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-3)
Clay (3-4)
Grass (1-2)
Carpet (1-0)
Finals by setting
Outdoors (6-9)
Indoors (1-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Sep 1987 Barcelona, Spain Grand Prix Clay Argentina Christian Miniussi Czech Republic Miloslav Me?í?
Czech Republic Tomá? ?míd
1-6, 2-6
Loss 0-2 Feb 1988 Guarujá, Brazil Grand Prix Hard Uruguay Diego Pérez Chile Ricardo Acuña
United States Luke Jensen
1-6, 4-6
Win 1-2 May 1988 Florence, Italy Grand Prix Clay Argentina Christian Miniussi Italy Claudio Pistolesi
Austria Horst Skoff
7-6, 6-4
Win 2-2 Feb 1990 Guarujá, Brazil World Series Clay Argentina Gustavo Luza Brazil Luiz Mattar
Brazil Cássio Motta
7-6, 7-6
Loss 2-3 Jul 1991 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grand Slam Grass Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Australia John Fitzgerald
Sweden Anders Järryd
3-6, 4-6, 7-6(9-7), 1-6
Loss 2-4 Jul 1991 Newport, United States World Series Grass United States Bruce Steel Italy Gianluca Pozzi
Australia Brett Steven
4-6, 4-6
Win 3-4 Aug 1991 Los Angeles, United States World Series 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 World Series Hard Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Czech Republic David Rikl
Netherlands Michiel Schapers
2-6, 7-6, 3-6
Loss 3-6 Nov 1991 Búzios, Brazil World Series Hard Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-4, 3-6, 4-6
Loss 3-7 May 1992 Bologna, Italy World Series Clay Spain Javier Sánchez United States Luke Jensen
Australia Laurie Warder
2-6, 3-6
Loss 3-8 Apr 1993 Charlotte, United States World Series Clay Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Sweden Rikard Bergh
United States Trevor Kronemann
1-6, 2-6
Win 4-8 Jul 1993 Newport, United States World Series 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 World Series 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 World Series Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
6-4, 6-7, 4-6
Win 6-9 Feb 1995 Acapulco, Mexico World Series Clay Mexico Leonardo Lavalle Germany Marc-Kevin Goellner
Italy Diego Nargiso
7-5, 6-3
Win 7-9 Oct 1995 Ostrava, Czech Republic World Series Carpet 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

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 4 (1-3)

Legend
ATP Challenger (1-3)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (0-1)
Clay (1-1)
Grass (0-1)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Oct 1990 Curitiba, Brazil Challenger Hard Chile Pedro Rebolledo 1-6, 5-7
Loss 0-2 Jul 1992 Newcastle, United Kingdom Challenger Grass Canada Greg Rusedski 3-6, 6-7
Win 1-2 Feb 1993 Punta del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay Argentina Gabriel Markus 4-6, 6-2, 7-6
Loss 1-3 Apr 1993 Acapulco, Mexico Challenger Clay Austria Horst Skoff 3-6, 6-7

Doubles: 13 (9-4)

Legend
ATP Challenger (9-4)
ITF Futures (0-0)
Finals by surface
Hard (2-1)
Clay (6-3)
Grass (1-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1-0 Nov 1989 Ilheus, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Cassio Motta Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Javier Sánchez
6-4, 6-2
Loss 1-1 Dec 1989 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Hard Argentina Gustavo Luza United States Charles Beckman
France Jean-Philippe Fleurian
6-4, 3-6, 0-6
Win 2-1 Feb 1990 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard Argentina Gustavo Luza Brazil Ricardo Camargo
Brazil Ivan Kley
6-3, 7-6
Loss 2-2 Aug 1990 Lins, Brazil Challenger Clay Mexico Agustin Moreno Spain Charles Beckman
Spain José Clavet
6-7, 3-6
Win 3-2 Aug 1990 Sao Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay Brazil Cassio Motta Brazil Joao Zwetsch
Argentina Gabriel Markus
6-3, 3-6, 6-1
Win 4-2 Jul 1992 Newcastle, United Kingdom Challenger Grass South Africa Christo Van Rensburg United States Kent Kinnear
Sweden Peter Nyborg
7-6, 7-6
Win 5-2 Oct 1992 Buenos Aires, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Pablo Albano Argentina Horacio De La Pena
Argentina Gabriel Markus
2-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 5-3 Apr 1993 Acapulco, Mexico Challenger Clay Argentina Juan-Ignacio Garat South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Richard Schmidt
6-7, 4-6
Win 6-3 Apr 1993 San Luis Potosi, Mexico Challenger Clay Mexico Leonardo Lavalle United States Francisco Montana
United States Bryan Shelton
6-3, 4-6, 6-4
Loss 6-4 Apr 1993 Birmingham, United States Challenger Clay Argentina Pablo Albano United States Todd Witsken
United States Bryan Shelton
6-7, 3-6
Win 7-4 Feb 1995 Mar del Plata, Argentina Challenger Clay Argentina Luis Lobo Spain Jordi Burillo
Argentina Hernan Gumy
7-6, 6-0
Win 8-4 Apr 1996 Birmingham, United States Challenger Clay Czech Republic Karel Nová?ek United States Matt Lucena
United States Dave Randall
6-3, 6-1
Win 9-4 Apr 1997 Paget, Bermuda Challenger Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Daniel Orsanic
6-3, 6-7, 6-3

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# DNQ A NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W-L) win-loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 3R A A A 1R 1R A A A 2R 2R 0 / 5 4-5 44%
French Open A A A A A 1R 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 6 3-6 33%
Wimbledon Q2 2R 2R Q2 3R 1R 3R 3R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 9 11-9 55%
US Open A 1R 1R A 2R 1R A 4R 1R 1R A 0 / 7 4-7 36%
Win-loss 2-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 3-3 0-4 2-2 8-3 2-3 1-4 2-3 0 / 27 22-27 45%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH 2R Not Held 2R Not Held 1R NH 0 / 3 2-3 40%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A 1R A A A 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Miami A 1R 1R A A 2R 3R A A 2R 1R 0 / 6 3-6 33%
Monte Carlo A A A A A 1R A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Rome A A 1R A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0-1 0%
Cincinnati A 1R 2R A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Win-loss 0-0 0-3 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-3 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 0 / 13 4-13 24%

Doubles

Tournament 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R A A A 2R 1R A A A 2R 1R 0 / 5 2-5 29%
French Open A 2R A 2R SF 3R 3R 1R 1R QF 1R 0 / 9 13-9 59%
Wimbledon 1R 1R SF SF F 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 0 / 10 17-10 63%
US Open A A 2R 2R 3R 2R A A A A A 0 / 4 5-4 56%
Win-loss 0-2 1-2 5-2 6-3 12-4 5-4 3-2 1-2 0-2 4-3 0-2 0 / 28 37-28 57%
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH 1R Not Held SF Not Held 1R NH 0 / 3 4-3 57%
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A 1R A A A 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
Miami A 1R 1R A 2R 3R 1R A A 2R 2R 0 / 7 4-7 36%
Monte Carlo A A A A A QF A A A A A 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Hamburg A A A 2R A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1-1 50%
Rome 1R A QF QF A A A A A A A 0 / 3 4-3 57%
Cincinnati A 2R SF A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 3 5-3 63%
Win-loss 0-1 1-3 5-3 3-2 2-2 2-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-1 0 / 18 15-18 45%

Mixed doubles

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 SR W-L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 3 0-3 0%
French Open 3R 1R 2R A A A W 3R 1 / 5 11-4 73%
Wimbledon A A 3R 1R 3R 2R A A 0 / 4 5-4 56%
US Open A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0-0  - 
Win-loss 2-1 0-2 3-3 0-1 2-1 1-1 6-1 2-1 1 / 12 16-11 59%

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