Carlos Costa (tennis) : biography
---- Carles ("Carlos") Costa Masferrer (born 22 April 1968, in Barcelona, Spain) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He was among the game's leading clay court players in the early 1990s.
Costa turned professional in 1988. Costa was runner-up at the 1992 Italian Open, and reached the fourth round at that year's French Open and US Open. In May 1992, he reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 10.
Currently Costa works for IMG and is the agent for Rafael Nadal and David Nalbandian. In April 2006 he played in the 2006 Seniors Torneo Godó event in Barcelona in which he lost to Sergi Bruguera in the final.
He is not related to his compatriot Albert Costa.
Career ITF finals
- Wins (7)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||2 April 1990||Zaragoza, Spain||Clay||ITA}} Francesco Cancelotti||6–3, 6–4|
|2.||2 September 1991||Venice, Italy||Clay||ARG}} Alberto Mancini||6–3, 7–5|
|3.||30 September 1991||Siracusa, Italy||Clay||ITA}} Stefano Pescosolido||6–3, 7–6|
|4.||14 August 1995||Graz, Austria||Clay||CZE}} Jiří Novák||6–4, 6–3|
|5.||31 March 1997||Barletta, Italy||Clay||ITA}} Davide Sanguinetti||6–3, 6–2|
|6.||7 October 1997||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||ESP}} Juan Antonio Marín||6–1, 6–4|
|7.||17 August 1998||Graz, Austria||Clay||ESP}} Albert Portas||7–5, 7–6|
Singles: 13 (6-7)
- Wins (6)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Championship||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|Winner||1.||30 March 1992||Estoril, Portugal||Clay||ESP}} Sergi Bruguera||4–6, 6–2, 6–2|
|Winner||2.||6 April 1992||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||SWE}} Magnus Gustafsson||6–4, 7–6(7–3), 6–4|
|Runner-up||1.||27 April 1992||Madrid, Spain||Clay||ESP}} Sergi Bruguera||6–7(6–8), 2–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||2.||11 May 1992||Rome, Italy||Clay||USA}} Jim Courier||6–7(3–7), 0–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||3.||22 February 1993||Mexico City, Mexico||Clay||AUT}} Thomas Muster||2–6, 4–6|
|Winner||3.||26 July 1993||Hilversum, Netherlands||Clay||SWE}} Magnus Gustafsson||6–1, 6–2, 6–3|
|Winner||4.||8 November 1993||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||ESP}} Alberto Berasategui||6–4, 6–4|
|Winner||5.||28 March 1994||Estoril, Portugal||Clay||UKR}} Andrei Medvedev||4–6, 7–5, 6–4|
|Runner-up||4.||4 April 1994||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||NED}} Richard Krajicek||4–6, 6–7(6–8), 2–6|
|Winner||6.||8 August 1994||San Marino, San Marino||Clay||GER}} Oliver Gross||6–1, 6–3|
|Runner-up||5.||12 June 1995||Oporto, Portugal||Clay||ESP}} Alberto Berasategui||6–3, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||6.||21 August 1995||Umag, Croatia||Clay||AUT}} Thomas Muster||6–3, 6–7(5–7), 4–6|
|Runner-up||7.||17 June 1996||Bologna, Italy||Clay||ESP}} Alberto Berasategui||3–6, 4–6|
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