Popular Tennis Player Albert Costa

Albert Costa

Albert Costa emerged in the limelight as a tennis player in 1993 by playing in the French Open junior final and winning the Orange Bowl. The following year he won two challenger events and was given the title of ATP Newcomer of the Year. Since then he has won 12 Career Titles for singles and 1 for doubles. He won his first singles title in 1996 at Kitzbuhel and then three more the same year. He played at the Atlanta Olympic Games. In the subsequent years, he won more singles titles. A victory at the World Team Cup (2000) was followed by him winning the Davis Cup for Spain. Also in the same year he bagged a bronze medal in doubles at the Olympic Games held in Sydney. Costa won a Grand Slam title, beating Juan Carlos Ferrero and jumping in ranks to a career high World No.6. However, Ferrero won the title in 2003 by winning against Costa, who was defending his title, at the French Open. In five years, Costa reached Top 25 for the seventh time in 2003. Shortly after winning his first doubles title in 2005 at Doha, in the year 2006 Costa officially retired from professional tennis after playing his last tournament at the Open Seat 2006. This was due to injuries as well as him losing interest in being a professional tennis player. He was made the Davis Cup captain in 2008. During his tennis career he established him as a strong clay player.

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