Santiago Rodriguez Taverna
Santiago Rodriguez Taverna
Santiago Rodriguez Taverna
Santiago Rodriguez Taverna
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  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is Duke.
    • Mother, Jessica; father, Fabian; sister, Dulce.
    • Started playing tennis at age 10 at the Sheraton Hotel in Buenos Aires, hitting alone against a wall. His father saw him playing and entered him into a local tournament, where he won three matches and started taking lessons soon after.
    • Tennis idol is Juan Martin del Potro.
    • Biggest influence and hero is his father, who has guided him since he started playing tennis.
    • Favourite surface is hard, shot is forehand and tournament is Roland Garros.
    • Enjoys watching and playing football. Racing Club (in Argentina) is his favourite team and Diego Maradona is his favourite athlete.
    • Favourite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
    • Favourite movie is Rocky IV, actor is Al Pacino and TV show isThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
    • Enjoys listening to Los Piojos, an Argentine rock band.
    • Favourite food is Argentine asado and says that his secret talent is being a great cook.
    • If he was not playing tennis, would be a football player.
    • Says that his best quality is honesty and worst quality is being stubborn.

    (UPDATED 9 JUNE 2022)

    • Earned 1st ranking point at age 15 in December 2014, but was unranked as recently as August 2019 before achieving career-high No. 194 in June 2022.
    • Qualified at 2022 Roland Garros and lost 5-setter to Fritz in tour-level main draw debut.
    • Only other ATP Tour or Grand Slam qualifying appearance came at 2022 Santiago (l. to Milojevic in Q1).
    • Began 2022 season with 9 straight Challenger wins, capturing Tigre-1 title and reaching Concepcion final.
    • Started playing tennis as a 10-year-old, hitting alone against a wall at Sheraton Hotel in Buenos Aires when his father saw him and entered him into a local tournament.


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