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Carlos Costa (tennis) : biography

26 April 1968 -

---- 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

Singles

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

Career finals

Singles: 13 (6-7)

Wins (6)
Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–1)
ATP Championship Series (1–1)
ATP Tour (5–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (6–7)
Carpet (0–0)
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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