Fabrice Santoro

Fabrice Santoro, born in Tahiti on December 9, 1972, is a tennis coach and former French tennis player, present on the ATP Tour since 1989.

In the past he reached the seventeenth position in the world rankings. In his career he collected 6 singles titles. His best result in a Grand Slam tournament is given by the quarterfinals reached at the Australian Open in 2006.

Fabrice achieved his best results in pairs tournaments: he won 22 tournaments, including 2 Australian Opens (2003 and 2004, both paired with Michael Llodra). In 2005 he also won the tournaments in Rome and the Tennis Masters Cup (again with Michael Llodra).

At the beginning of 2009 he declared that this would be his last season as a professional. He played his last tournament at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris where he received a wild card but was eliminated in the first round by the American James Blake with the result of 6-4, 6-3.

At the beginning of 2010 he had second thoughts and took part in the Australian Open, where he was eliminated in the first round by the Croatian Marin Cilic with a score of 7-5 7-5 6-3. NB Despite the defeat, which in fact represents the last match of his career, participation in the tournament allows him to become the first player in tennis history to have participated in Grand Slam tournaments in four different decades.