google newsGoogle News  

Francisco Roig

Francisco Roig is a Spanish tennis coach and former tennis player, currently second coach of Rafael Nadal.

He achieved his best ranking in singles on October 5, 1992 with the 60th position while in doubles it became on July 31, 1995, the 23rd in the ATP rankings.

In singles, during his career he manages to win only eight tournaments of the Challenger tournament and has, as his best result in the grand slam tournaments, the third round in the 1989 French Open; on that occasion he was surpassed by the American Michael Chang in three sets.

The best results of his career were achieved in doubles. In fact, in this specialty he has won nine tournaments on the ATP circuit, including the Mercedes Cup with his compatriot Tomás Carbonell. He also manages to reach the final on twelve other occasions, however, he comes out defeated.

He was only part of Spain's Davis Cup squad in 1997 in a World Group quarter-final match against Italy. Paired with Javier Sánchez he was defeated by Omar Camporese and Diego Nargiso with a score of 7-5, 6-7, 2-6, 6-7.

Related articles