Franco Davín

Franco Davín
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1970-01-11) January 11, 1970
Pehuajó, Argentina
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro 1987
Retired 1997
Plays Left-handed (1-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,108,860
Career record 153-155 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 30 (October 8, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open QF (1991)
US Open 3R (1990)
Career record 11-28 (at ATP Tour-level, Grand Slam-level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 255 (September 9, 1991)

Franco Davín (born January 11, 1970) is a tennis coach and a former tennis player from Argentina.

Davín won his first ATP-tour match at 15 years, 1 month against Hans Gildemeister in Buenos Aires. He holds the Open Era record for being the youngest player to win a tour level main draw match.[1] Davín won three singles tournaments on the ATP Tour, and reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 30 in October 1990.[2]

He coached fellow countryman Juan Martín del Potro until July 2015,[3] and was the captain of the Argentine Davis Cup team.[4] Under Davín's tutelage, Del Potro won the 2009 US Open, defeating Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals and Roger Federer in the final en route to the championship.[3] Davín also coached Gastón Gaudio when he won the 2004 French Open and Grigor Dimitrov from 2015 to 2016.[5][6]

Tennis career


Davín had an excellent junior career, reaching the US Open Boys' Singles final and winning the French Open Boys' Doubles (both in 1986).

Junior Slam results:

Australian Open: -
French Open: SF (1987)
Wimbledon: 3R (1985)
US Open: F (1986)

Pro tour

Turning professional in 1987, Davín's best slam performance was reaching the quarter-finals of the 1991 French Open, where he defeated experienced clay-courter Martín Jaite as well as Christian Bergström, Marián Vajda and Arnaud Boetsch en route before losing to Michael Stich.


Davín's family includes Nacho Davín, his son, and Juana Davín, his daughter.


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Preceded by
Argentina Daniel Garcia
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker
Davis Cup Argentina captain
Succeeded by
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker
Argentina Alejandro Gattiker

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