When it comes to being gossiping about the most interesting sports of all time i.e. Tennis, how can we not recall the name of the one and only former champion and former tennis player from Argentina, Javier Frana? His full name is Javier Alberto Frana. He was born on 25 December in 1966 in the town Rafaela, Argentina. Being a former tennis player in his home country, now he serves as one of the tennis commentators for ESPN Latin America.


Talking about his career, Javier Frana was into tennis from the beginning but turned pro starting from the year 1986. What would amaze us is the fact that this tennis hunk is a left-handed plus a one-handed backhand. He is one of the few players to have set an astonishing record of 163-158. His marvelous playing got him his highest ATP singles ranking of No. 30 on 24 July 1995. Whereas, his highest doubles were the world no. 14 that he got on 25 May in 1992. Therefore, Frana was never backing down since the beginning of his career. His hard and continuous efforts gave him great heights and success.

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A great tennis player by profession, Frana was also seen debuting at the Seoul Olympics in 1988. Though to have faced a lesson learning defeat from the opponent player Martin Jaite by the result, 2-6, 4-6 and 2-6, Frana held himself standing still and optimistic towards his gaming voyage. Followed by his defeat in the Seoul Olympics, he played in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, where he fought the second round with Fabrice Santoro giving him a good match but facing a fall again for the second time. After representing his country two consecutive Olympic games, it was at the 1993 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, United States in which he represented Argentina for the last time, where again he faced a defeat in the first round. The defeat is not what judged him as a player but it was his passion, love and the grace with which he presented himself in the field.

In his singles, he has won 3 titles and become runner-up for six times. Frana defeated the great Markus Zoecke in his singles in Guaruja, Brazil, on 29 October 1991. He also defeated Emilio Sanchez in Santiago, Chile on October 25, 1993. Following was his third victory over Todd Woodbridge in the Nottingham singles on 25 June 1995. Be it hard, grassed or Clay surfaces Frana would impress the spectators with his powerful delivery of love and passion towards the game.

With such a big fame and popularity among a huge mass, he still cannot be called for a media person. He has remained silent about his personal life and no multiple rumors can be found about his love life. Currently, Frana served as a Spanish tennis analyst for the ESPN Deporters. After joining the popular ESPN, he has commented on all the major games like the Australian Open, French Open and the Masters Series to name a few.