Potito Starace

Potito Starace (born 14 July 1981 in Benevento ) is an Italian tennis player. In his career he won the ATP World Tour so far six tournaments in the doubles competition. He lives in the community Cervinara.

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  • 2.2.1 Siege ATP World Tour
  • ATP Challenger Tour
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2001 Starace was professional. In 2004, he reached a qualifier with wins over Dmitry Tursunov and Sebastien Grosjean the third round of the French Open. There he defeated the former number one, Marat Safin, awarded after two match points in five sets with just 7:64, 4:6, 6:3, 5:7 and 5:7. In the same year Starace reached the second round of the U.S. Open and made ​​his debut in the Davis Cup.

In 2007 he moved into the final of the ATP tournament in Valencia, where he lost to Nicolás Almagro in three sets. At the French Open he reached again the third round in which he lost the world number one Roger Federer.

The end of July he reached the final of the tournament in Kitzbühel, which he lost to Juan Mónaco. On 15 October 2007 Starace was number 27 in the world, his highest ever placing.

On 22 December 2007, announced that Starace has been banned for illegal sports betting from 1 January 2008 for six weeks.

In 2010 he reached the final of the ATP tournament in Umag, where he lost to Juan Carlos Ferrero in straight sets. In 2011 he reached the final of Casablanca, which he lost in straight sets against Pablo Andújar. He is still waiting for his first ATP singles title.

In 2012, he reached with his doubles partner Bracciali the semifinals of the French Open and defeated the number one set of Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 3:6 and 4:6.



Tournament Win

ATP Challenger Tour


ATP World Tour



ATP World Tour
ATP Challenger Tour


ATP World Tour

External links and sources

  • ATP profile of Potito Starace (English)
  • ITF Potito Starace profile (English)
  • Davis Cup Stats Potito Starace (English)