Carlos Costa (tennis)

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Carlos Costa
Full name Carles Costa Masferrer
Country Spain
Residence  Andorra
Born (1968-04-26) 26 April 1968 (age 45)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1988
Retired 1999
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,134,189
Singles
Career record 248–208
Career titles 6
Highest ranking No. 10 (18 May 1992)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1993)
French Open 4R (1992, 1993)
Wimbledon 2R (1992, 1993, 1994)
US Open 4R (1992)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 78–79
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 40 (18 September 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1993)
French Open QF (1989)

Carles ("Carlos") Costa Masferrer (born 22 April 1968, in Barcelona, Spain) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He was among the game's leading clay court players in the early 1990s.

Costa turned professional in 1988. Costa was runner-up at the 1992 Italian Open, and reached the fourth round at that year's French Open and US Open. In May 1992, he reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 10.

Currently Costa works for IMG and is the agent for Rafael Nadal and David Nalbandian. In April 2006 he played in the 2006 Seniors Torneo Godó event in Barcelona in which he lost to Sergi Bruguera in the final.

He is not related to his compatriot Albert Costa.

Career finals

Singles: 13 (6–7)

Wins (6)
Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–1)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP Tour (5–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (6–7)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Championship Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 30 March 1992 Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 4–6, 6–2, 6–2
Winner 2. 6 April 1992 Barcelona, Spain Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Runner-up 1. 27 April 1992 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain Sergi Bruguera 6–7(6–8), 2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 2. 11 May 1992 Rome, Italy Clay United States Jim Courier 6–7(3–7), 0–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 22 February 1993 Mexico City, Mexico Clay Austria Thomas Muster 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 26 July 1993 Hilversum, Netherlands Clay Sweden Magnus Gustafsson 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 8 November 1993 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 6–4, 6–4
Winner 5. 28 March 1994 Estoril, Portugal Clay Ukraine Andrei Medvedev 4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 4 April 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay Netherlands Richard Krajicek 4–6, 6–7(6–8), 2–6
Winner 6. 8 August 1994 San Marino, San Marino Clay Germany Oliver Gross 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 5. 12 June 1995 Oporto, Portugal Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 21 August 1995 Umag, Croatia Clay Austria Thomas Muster 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner-up 7. 17 June 1996 Bologna, Italy Clay Spain Alberto Berasategui 3–6, 4–6

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open NH A A A A A A 3R A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 5 3–5
French Open A A A A A 3R 4R 4R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 0 / 9 12–9
Wimbledon A A A A 1R A 2R 2R 2R A 1R A A A 0 / 5 3–5
US Open A A A A A A 4R 3R 3R A 1R 1R 1R A 0 / 6 7–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 25 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–1 7–3 8–4 4–3 2–1 1–4 1–3 0–3 0–2 N/A 25–25
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Not MS1

Before 1990
A A 2R 1R QF 3R QF LQ LQ A 0 / 5 9–5
Key Biscayne A A 1R A 2R 3R A 1R 2R A 0 / 5 2–5
Monte Carlo A A 2R QF 2R 2R QF QF 1R A 0 / 7 12–7
Rome A 1R F 2R A 1R 2R LQ 1R A 0 / 6 7–6
Hamburg A A SF 1R QF 2R 1R 2R 1R A 0 / 7 9–7
Canada A A A A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Stuttgart (Stockholm) A A 2R 3R 1R A A A A A 0 / 3 2–3
Paris A A 2R 1R 1R A A A 1R A 0 / 4 0–4
Masters Series SR N/A 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 7 0 / 6 0 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 5 0 / 3 0 / 5 0 / 0 0 / 38 N/A
Annual Win-Loss N/A 0–0 0–1 11–7 6–6 7–6 5–5 7–5 4–3 1–5 0–0 N/A 41–38
Year End Ranking 870 638 243 201 151 55 14 26 27 31 61 56 67 470 N/A

Career ITF finals

Singles

Wins (7)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
1. 2 April 1990 Zaragoza, Spain Clay Italy Francesco Cancelotti 6–3, 6–4
2. 2 September 1991 Venice, Italy Clay Argentina Alberto Mancini 6–3, 7–5
3. 30 September 1991 Siracusa, Italy Clay Italy Stefano Pescosolido 6–3, 7–6
4. 14 August 1995 Graz, Austria Clay Czech Republic Jiří Novák 6–4, 6–3
5. 31 March 1997 Barletta, Italy Clay Italy Davide Sanguinetti 6–3, 6–2
6. 7 October 1997 Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Juan Antonio Marín 6–1, 6–4
7. 17 August 1998 Graz, Austria Clay Spain Albert Portas 7–5, 7–6

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