|Fabrice Santoro was born 9th December 1972 in Tahiti.
Fabrice Santoro-Gap Rating 8/10
He is a French professional male tennis player.
He has been most successful in doubles; he has twice won the Australian Open (2003, 2004) doubles title partnering Michael Llodra and has been runner-up at the Australian Open (2002), at the French Open (2004) and at Wimbledon (2006). In 2005 he won the Roland Garros mixed doubles title with Daniela Hantuchova.
In addition to his doubles prowess, Fabrice is noted for his cheery attitude on court and his vast arsenal of trick shots, making Fabrice a crowd favorite at virtually every event he takes part in. His varied and innovative style of play has earned him the nickname The Magician.
Santoro plays with two-hands on forehand and backhand, and though he is right-handed, often slices his forehand with the left hand. He attributes this to his having used racquets of the same weight through out his career, which made it too heavy for a six year old starting off a career, to hold with one hand.Santoro has beaten many former world number one players including Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras, and is famous for his record against Marat Safin.