Alejandro Falla life and biography

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Alejandro Falla biography

Date of birth : 1983-11-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Cali, Colombia
Nationality : Colombian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-04-18
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, Grand Prix, Wimbledon tournament

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Alejandro Falla Ramirez is a professional male tennis player from Colombia. He turned pro in 2000, plays left-handed, weighs 169 lb (76 kg) and measures 6'1" (185 cm). At the 2006 Wimbledon tournament, Falla upset 9th seed Nikolay Davydenko and at the 2007 Sony Ericsson Open he beat 9th seed Tommy Haas in straight sets. He reached the semifinals of the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon in 2007, beating players such as the 5th seed Ivan Ljubičić. On April 19, 2010, Falla achieved his career high of #58.

Timeline:
Began playing tennis at age six with father Jorge, a tennis coach who now lives in Naples, Florida
Mother, Elsa, is a housewife
Has a younger sister, Kelly (17), and a younger brother, Sebastian (13)
Likes soccer and supports the Atletico Nacional team in Colombia
Favourite music is hip-hop and rock (especially U2)
Dream in tennis is to reach the Top 10
Finished high school in Cali in 2001 (Los Angeles de San Fernando)
Tennis idols were Boris Becker and Pete Sampras
Prefers to play on hard courts and best shot is the backhand
Most memorable experience was playing Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon in 2004
Has a 25-5 career Davis Cup record (17-1 in singles) in 15 ties
Coached by Ricardo Sanchez.




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