Javier Frana

Alberto Javier Frana Maggi ( born December 25, 1966 in Rafaela ) is a former Argentine tennis player.


Frana was a professional tennis player in 1986 and was the following year in Barcelona together with Christian Miniussi first time in the final of an ATP tournament. In 1988 he was again at the side of Miniussi, for the first time to win a doubles tournament on the ATP World Tour. Overall, he was able to win seven doubles titles during his career, nine more times he stood in a double finals. In 1991 he won in Guaruja his first of three singles titles on the ATP World Tour. Its highest listing in the tennis world ranking he reached in 1995 with position 30 in the singles and 1992 with position 14 in doubles.

His best individual results in Grand Slam tournaments were the first knockout round appearances at the French Open and the U.S. Open 1994. 1991 he reached the U.S. Open the next round, at the French Open semi-final and in Wimbledon finals of the doubles competition, where he participated in the page of Leonardo Lavalle against John Fitzgerald and Anders Järryd subject. In 1996 he won along with Patricia Tarabini the Mixed title of the French Open.

Frana played 1986-1997 17 single and 20 double appearances for the Argentina Davis Cup team. In the quarter-final match against Germany in 1990, he won at the side of Gustavo Luza the double against Eric Jelen and Michael Stich, and thus contributed to the 3-2 victory of Argentina. The next time quarter-final meeting of the two countries in the following year he lost to Boris Becker and stitch both single and on the side of Christian Miniussi the double encounter, while Germany achieved a 5-0 revenge.

Frana occurred three times in at Summer Olympics for Argentina. In the Summer Olympics 1988 he lost in the second round of his compatriot Martin Jaite, 1992, he was defeated Fabrice Santoro. During his last shows, at the Summer Olympic Games in 1996, he retired in the first round against Greg Rusedski. In 1992 he won at the side of Christian Miniussi the bronze medal in men's doubles. At the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata in 1995 he won the gold medal at the side of Luis Lobo.

Tournament Win

Single ( 3)

Double ( 7)