Potito Starace

Country Italy
Residence Cervinara, Italy
Date of birth July 14, 1981 (1981-07-14) (age 29)
Place of birth Benevento, Italy
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 1⁄2 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $1,939,547
Singles
Career record 94–110
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 27 (October 15, 2007)
Current ranking No. 51 (August 2, 2010)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open 1st (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)
French Open 3rd (2004, 2007)
Wimbledon 2nd (2009)
US Open 2nd (2004)
Doubles
Career record 45–56
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 68 (April 2, 2007)

 

Nick Name

Potito Starace nicknamed by fans as Poto is a talented Italian proficient tennis performer who won many awards.

AWARDS

One of Starace's most outstanding event of his tennis career was when he defeated the men's doubles quarterfinals with Alberto Martin of the 2006 French Open.

PERSONAL DETAILS

In 2002 his coach was ex Davis cup winner Zugarelli and recently since 2005 he is guided by coach is Umberto Riannaa along with the trainer Stefano Baraldo from 2006.

Singles titles >> Singles: 3 (0–3)

 

Winner – Legend (pre/post 2009) Titles by Surface
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0) Hard (0/0)
Tennis Masters Cup / ATP World Tour Finals (0/0) Clay (0/3)
ATP Masters Series / ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0/0) Grass (0/0)
ATP International Series Gold / ATP World Tour 500 Series (0/1) Carpet (0/0)
ATP International Series / ATP World Tour 250 Series (0/2)  

 

 

 

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. April 15, 2007 Valencia, Spain Clay Nicolás Almagro 6–4, 2–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. July 29, 2007 Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Juan Mónaco 7–5, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. August 1, 2010 Umag, Croatia Clay Juan Carlos Ferrero 4–6, 4–6

 

Doubles >> Doubles wins (3)

 

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. March 4, 2007 Acapulco Clay Martín Vassallo Argüello Lukáš Dlouhý
Pavel Vízner
6–0, 6–2
2. July 29, 2007 Kitzbühel Clay Luis Horna Tomas Behrend
Christopher Kas
7–6(4), 7–6(5)
3. October 6, 2008 Moscow Carpet (i) Sergiy Stakhovsky Stephen Huss
Ross Hutchins
7–6(4), 2–6, [10–6]

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