Fabrice Santoro
Tennis player
Fabrice Santoro
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.
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Top seeds progress, Djokovic denies match-fixing report
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By Nick Mulvenney MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic swept regally into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday before being forced to deny any involvement in the tennis match-fixing scandal that has dogged the first three days of the grand slam. The Serbian defending champion granted Quentin Halys a 100-minute audience on Rod Laver Arena before despatching the French teenager 6-1 6-2 7-6(3) but he enjoyed a less comfortable ride in the post-match media conference. Alerted to a story in an Italian newspaper suggesting his loss to now-retired French player Fabrice Santoro in Paris in 2007 was fixed, the 28-year-old denied it point blank.
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Novak Djokovic blasts ‘absurd’ claims he deliberately lost match in 2007
Guardian (UK) - about 1 year
• Italian newspaper publishes allegations about Paris loss to Fabrice Santoro • ‘It’s not true. It’s not supported by any proof, evidence, facts,’ says world No1 Novak Djokovic has vehemently denied allegations in an Italian newspaper that he had deliberately lost a match against the French player Fabrice Santoro at the Paris Masters in 2007. The world No1 was speaking after easing into the third round of the Australian Open for the 10th year in a row with only minor inconvenience in three sets, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3), against the teenaged French qualifier Quentin Halys, and seemed surprised by a barrage of questions about a match that took place nine years ago. Continue reading...
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Wawrinka inspires Singapore to IPTL final victory
Yahoo News - about 1 year
By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka showed his class in both singles and doubles to lead the Singapore Slammers to victory in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) final in front of a delighted home crowd at the Indoor Stadium on Sunday. Matches in the Asia-based mixed team tennis league are decided by games won in five one-set shootouts over various formats and Switzerland's Wawrinka played brilliantly to ensure the Slammers overcame the Indian Aces 26-21 in a gripping finale. Carlos Moya got the home side off to a perfect start with a 6-4 victory over French shot-maker Fabrice Santoro in the 'Legends Singles', the Spanish veteran coming out on top of five straight breaks of serve after he had opened a 3-2 lead.
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Retirement Tips From Tennis Pros
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
Retired tennis players Fabrice Santoro, Mats Wilander and Pat Cash offer advice to today's retirees and veteran tennis stars.
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Trolling for W's - Tennis Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
In 2009, the 26-year-old native of Niagara Falls, Ontario, was playing some of the best tennis of his life—he made the final of Eastbourne, beating Igor Andreev and and Fabrice Santoro, among others—and had cracked the ATP Top 100 (his career-high
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Doubles player Michael Llodra is a character… - Cincinnati.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
He won his first Grand Slam event, with partner Fabrice Santoro, in 2003 at the Australian Open. Llodra is known for his winning celebration following his second consecutive men's doubles title at the 2004 Australian Open. Llodra and partner Santoro
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Andy Murray out-hypnotises Simon in Cincy - MurraysWorld.com
Google News - over 5 years
Somewhere up in the stands, Miloslav Mecir and Fabrice Santoro were probably salivating into their popcorn. As Murray and the Frenchman attempted to impart eight different types of spin to the ball at once, it seemed that whenever either player put
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French stars continue to disappoint - ESPN (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... and his descendants Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils, to the sweeping one-handed backhands of Amelie Mauresmo and Richard Gasquet, to the magic tricks of Fabrice Santoro, French players seem to have only one thing in common -- they're unique
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EA annonce Grand Chelem Tennis 2 - GamAlive.com
Google News - over 5 years
... licences officielles (dont celle de Wimbledon qui lui est exclusive) et 20 joueurs et joueuses parmi lesquels Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, les soeurs Williams, et des légendes comme Björn Borg ou Fabrice Santoro
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Štěpánek po triumfu: Byl jsem jak hladový vlk - Deniksport.cz
Google News - over 5 years
Na okruhu ATP triumfoval starší hráč naposledy před třemi lety (Fabrice Santoro v Newportu 2008). S Monfilsem jste si ve finále Washingtonu poradil suverénně. Čím jste zničil běhavého Francouze? „Předvedl jsem výborný tenis, s věkem zraju jako víno
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Štepanek zmagovalec turnirja ATP v Washingtonu - STA
Google News - over 5 years
Je tudi najstarejši zmagovalec turnirjev ATP v zadnjih treh letih; leta 2008 je tedaj petintridesetletni Francoz Fabrice Santoro zmagal v Newportu. Čeh je tudi najstarejši član prve trideseterice svetovne lestvice ATP, saj je napredoval na 27. mesto,
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Avancronică turneului de tenis Rogerscup 2011. Un deceniu de la victoria lui ... - ASport.ro
Google News - over 5 years
Acesta trecuse în tururile precedente de Todd Martin, Marcus Norman , Juan Carlos Ferrero şi Fabrice Santoro. După un meci plin de dramatism, Andrei a reuşit să se impună 76(3) 26 63 în faţa australianului, reuşind astfel cel mai mare rezultat din
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Tennis Stats of the Day - July 10, 2011 - PennLive.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
NEWPORT FINAL: Olivier Rochus is first player since Fabrice Santoro ('07/'08) to reach Newport finals in back-to-back years. Nobody has ever lost back to back finals. NEWPORT FINAL: John Isner tries to clinch USA the title for third consecutive year in
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Hall of Fame Championships Journal: Rochus beats Mahut to the punch - Providence Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Mahut reached the championship match in 2007 and fell to fellow Frenchman Fabrice Santoro in straight sets. Rochus, 30, comes from an accomplished family. His father Jean-Paul is a doctor, his mother Anne a dentist. His older brother Christophe, 32,
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Fabrice Santoro sur RTL : "Djokovic a beaucoup progressé" - RTL.fr
Google News - over 5 years
Fabrice Santoro, consultant tennis sur RTL, revient sur le formidable début de saison du nouveau patron du tennis mondial. Écoutez son analyse. Novak Djokovic, tout récent vainqueur du tournoi anglais de Wimbledon et désormais N.1 mondial de tennis,
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Roger Federer still pleasing on the eye - The National
Google News - over 5 years
The French veteran, Fabrice Santoro, gazed back through his career at Roland Garros in 2009 and said, "I remember a few matches I played against him and I was looking at him while I was playing, saying, 'Wow, how is it possible to play so well?
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Wimbledon 2011: Bryan brothers take hard route towards second title - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
That came in 2006 when they beat Zimonjic and Fabrice Santoro of France, a win that completed a career haul of all four grand slam events. Their styles appear perfectly suited to grass but three times they have been on the losing side in finals,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Fabrice Santoro
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 37
    According to ATPworldtour.com after the 2010 Australian Open, Santoro has lost more singles matches (444) than any other professional player (active or not).
    More Details Hide Details Overall, however, Santoro has won more than half of his matches, with a career record of 470–444. Santoro is a big fan of the late French comedian Michel Colucci, better known as Coluche. Santoro has a daughter named Djenae. Since 2012, Santoro has featured as part of the television commentary and analysis team for British television channel ITV, at the French Open.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At 37, he was the oldest player in the ATP Top 100, being ranked 68 when he entered this last tournament. He lost in the first round of the tournament – to Marin Čilić – ending his professional tennis career. He 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 (2000).
  • 2009
    Age 36
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In addition, Santoro won what was, at the time, the longest singles match in the open era: at the 2004 French Open, he beat fellow Frenchman Arnaud Clément in a 6-hour 33 minute first-round match (6–4, 6–3, 6–7(5), 3–6, 16–14). The record stood until John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010, but still remains the French Open record. As a singles tennis player, the 2006 Australian Open was Santoro's only Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance. In singles play, Santoro defeated 18 players who were ranked world no. 1 at some time during their careers: Novak Djokovic, Jimmy Connors, Mats Wilander, Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Thomas Muster, Marcelo Ríos, Gustavo Kuerten, Carlos Moyá, Pat Rafter, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Marat Safin, Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, and Roger Federer (against whom he has a 2–9 record). Against other former world no. 1 players, Santoro is 0–6 against Yevgeny Kafelnikov, 0–1 against Ivan Lendl and 0–1 against Rafael Nadal. Santoro is famous for his winning record against Marat Safin (7–2); Safin himself has said, "Being told I would play Santoro was being told I was to die."
  • 2005
    Age 32
    Santoro teamed with Michaël Llodra again to win the 2005 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, a competition that included the top eight doubles teams in the world.
    More Details Hide Details In addition to his doubles prowess, Fabrice is noted for his cheery attitude on court and his vast arsenal of trick shots, making him a crowd favorite and gaining him the admiration of his peers. In recognition of Santoro's varied and innovative style of play, Pete Sampras has nicknamed him The Magician. Santoro plays with two hands on forehand and backhand, and though he is right-handed, often slices his forehand with his left hand. He attributes this to having used racquets of the same weight throughout his career, which were too heavy for a six-year-old starting off a career to hold with one hand.
    He also won the 2005 French Open mixed doubles title with Daniela Hantuchová.
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  • 2003
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1989
    Age 16
    He also had a semifinal appearance in the 1989 Jr US Open.
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  • 1988
    Age 15
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on December 9, 1972.
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