Francisco Montana

Francisco Montana ( born November 5, 1969 in Miami, Florida ) is a former American professional tennis player.


Montana, whose father belonged to a tennis club in Miami began early on with the tennis. As a junior player, he won numerous national championships and reached the quarter- final of the Junior Wimbledon tournament in 1987. He studied at the University of Georgia and was appointed in 1989 in the Best All-American selection. The following year, he became a professional tennis player. In single him reach any major successes, his best results include the finals at the ATP Challenger tournament in Segovia in 1991 and San Luis Potosí in 1992.

Considerably more successful he was in the men's doubles. Here he scored eleven titles wins on the ATP Challenger Tour, eight wins on the ATP World Tour and two Masters titles. He was also in seven finals, including the 1997 ATP Championship Series tournament in Stuttgart. In 1997 and 1998 he qualified with his partner Donald Johnson for the ATP World Championship. Here they reached the semi-finals in 1998, where they lost Paul Haarhuis and Jacco Eltingh. Throughout his career, he was most common on the side of Donald Johnson, but played among others with David Wheaton, Jim Pugh and Marc -Kevin Goellner. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1992 with position 100 in single and in 1998 with position 13 in doubles.

Montana came in individual at all four Grand Slam tournaments, but could never reach the second round. In the doubles competition, he reached the quarterfinals of the French Open twice. Mixed In 1998 he stood next to Kristine Kunce in the semifinals of the French Open, but they lost Justin Gimelstob and Venus Williams.

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