Francis Alcantara

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Francis Alcantara
F. Alcantara 2018 Davis Cup Asia-Oceanian Group 2 semifinal (cropped).jpg
Alcantara in 2018
Full nameFrancis Casey Alcantara
Country (sports) Philippines
ResidenceCagayan de Oro, Philippines
Born (1992-02-04) February 4, 1992 (age 28)
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro2009
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$29,992
Singles
Career record6–4
Highest rankingNo. 758 (6 November 2017)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Junior1R (2009, 2010)
French Open Junior1R (2009)
Wimbledon Junior2R (2010)
US Open Junior1R (2009)
Doubles
Career record6–2
Highest rankingNo. 257 (3 December 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open JuniorW (2009)
French Open Junior2R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon Junior2R (2010)
US Open Junior1R (2009)
Last updated on: 17 June 2019.

Francis Casey "Niño"[1] Alcantara (born February 4, 1992) is a professional tennis player from the Philippines.

Career[edit]

Alcantara first took up the sport of tennis when he was 6 years old and was influence by his father who played the sport as well. In front of their residence in Cagayan de Oro was a tennis court.[1]

When Alcantara was 11 years old he was scouted by Romeo Chan as a tennis player. Chan who went to Cagayan de Oro invited Alcantara to reside and train with him in Manila. Alcantara accepted the offer and started playing in junior grand slams in various parts of the world.[1]

He won the 2009 Australian Open Boys' Doubles event with Hsieh Cheng-peng, beating Mikhail Biryukov and Yasutaka Uchiyama, 6–4, 6–2 in the final.[citation needed]

On January 1, 2009, Alcantara reached his highest junior ranking of world number 14. In winning the 2009 Australian Open Boys' Doubles title, Alcantara and Cheng-peng did not lose a set during the entire tournament.[citation needed]

Alcantara recently completed his secondary education at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan High School.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Suntay, Anthony (July 2017). "Nino Alcantara: The next big thing in Philippine Tennis". The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 18, 2017.

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