Fabrice Santoro

Tennis Player
Born Dec 9, 1972

Fabrice Vetea Santoro is a retired French professional male tennis player from Tahiti. Though not counted among the top-ranked players, he had an unusually long professional career – with many of his accomplishments coming toward the end of his career – and he is popular among spectators and other players alike for his winning demeanor and shot-making abilities.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Fabrice Santoro.


1972 Birth Born on December 9, 1972.


1988 15 Years Old After having lost in the early rounds of the 1988 Jr French Open and 1988 Jr US Open, Santoro won the 1989 Jr French Open.
1989 16 Years Old He also had a semifinal appearance in the 1989 Jr US Open.


2003 30 Years Old Santoro won the 2003 and 2004 Australian Opens doubles titles, partnering Michaël Llodra, a French compatriot, and was runner-up at the 2002 Australian Open, 2004 French Open and 2006 Wimbledon Championships.
2005 32 Years Old 1 More Event
He also won the 2005 French Open mixed doubles title with Daniela Hantuchová.
2007 34 Years Old When 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. … Read More
2008 35 Years Old With his participation in the 2008 Australian Open, he broke Andre Agassi's record in Grand Slam appearances over his career with a total of 62.
2009 36 Years Old Santoro retired at the end of the 2009 season at his hometown tournament at the 2009 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris (Bercy), losing his final singles match against James Blake and final doubles match against Johan Brunström and Jean-Julien Rojer while partnering compatriot Sébastien Grosjean.
2010 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Santoro came out of retirement for one tournament at the 2010 Australian Open in order to obtain the record for having played in Grand Slams in four different decades, logging a total of 70 appearances in Grand Slam tournaments. … Read More
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