Diego Nargiso

Diego Nargiso ( born March 15, 1970 in Naples ) is an Italian former tennis player.


Nargiso moved at the age of 13 years with his parents to Monte Carlo, where he was a member of the Monte Carlo Country Club. There he trained, among others, with Björn Borg and Guillermo Vilas. In 1987, he won the junior tournament at Wimbledon against Jason Stoltenberg. He also reached the final in doubles competition. In the same year he became a professional tennis player.

He first played in Challenger tournaments in the same year and was able to reach the final of the Tournament of Munich. In 1988 he reached the semi-finals for the first time on the ATP World Tour, he also stood at three tournaments in doubles competition in the final. His first doubles title he won in 1990 on the side of Omar Camporese in Milan, in the year he won the Challengerturnier of Heilbronn against Markus Zoecke. In 1993, he was the only time in his career in a final of an ATP tournament, but lost in Bordeaux Sergi Bruguera against. In all, he won five double tournaments during his career. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1988 with position 67 in the single and in 1990 with position 25 in doubles. At Grand Slam tournaments he came in individual never beyond the third round. In doubles, he reached the quarter-finals in 1993 at the U.S. Open.

Nargiso played 1988-2000 seven singles and 25 doubles matches for the Italian Davis Cup team, his first game he played it at the age of 17 years. In the 4-1 final defeat by Sweden in 1998 he was defeated at the side of Davide Sanguinetti against Jonas Bjorkman and Nicklas Kulti. In the meaningless last single he won in straight sets against Magnus Norman. At the Olympic Summer Games in Seoul in 1988 he went to Italy and was eliminated in the second round against the eventual silver medalist Tim Mayotte made ​​.