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Birthdate: December 9th, 1978
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residence: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height: 5'9'' (175 cm)
Weight: 155 lbs (70 kg)
Plays: Right-handed
Turned Pro: 1996
Coach: Franco Davin
Shoes: Diadora Passione
Racquet: Wilson Hyper ProStaff 6.1
Clothing: Diadora
Best shot: backhand
Singles Titles: 3
Titles: Barcelona and Mallorca 2002. Roland Garros 2004
Double Titles: 2 (Viña del Mar & Estoril Open 2004 in partnership with Juan Ignacio Chela)
Final Champions Race 2002 Position: 21
Final Champions Race 2003 Position: 33
Current Champions Race Position: 07
Highest Entry System Position: 8 (September 13 2004)
Final Entry System 2003 Position: 34
Current Entry System Position: 8 (October 4 2004)
Current Doubles Entry System Position: 81 (October 4 2004)
Up-To-Date Finals Record: 3-7
YTD won/lost: 34/16
YTD Doubles Record: 11/8 Career won/lost: 179/123
Tournaments played in 2003: 23
SINGLES CAREER TITLES (2): 2004--Roland Garros; 2002--Barcelona, Mallorca. FINALIST (3): 2000--Stuttgart Outdoor; 2001--Vina del Mar; 2002--Gstaad; 2004--Barcelona, Bästad, Stuttgart, Kitzbuhel

2003 HIGHLIGHTS
Singles Semifinalist: Vina del Mar, Buenos Aires, Hamburg TMS, Gstaad
Quarterfinalist: Barcelona, Valencia, Kitzbuhel

2004 HIGHLIGHTS
Singles Winner: Roland Garros
Finalist: Barcelona, Bästad, Stuttgart, Kitzbuhel
Doubles Winner: Estoril, Vina del Mar(w/Chela) *All data was taken from www.atptennis.com*

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Biography


Gaston grew up in Temperley, a neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. He began playing tennis at the age of six with his family. He is very attached to his parents, Norberto and Marisa and is the youngest of three children. His father overcame a life-threatening illness, becoming Gaston's greatest inspiration. His siblings, Diego and Julieta travel with him a lot during the tour to support and comfort him since he spends so much time away from home.

As a teenager, Gaston began with the right foot in tennis, showing his talent from the very begining. He finished as the No. 2 junior in Argentina in 1996 (Mariano Puerta finished no.1).

While growing up, he enjoyed playing football (soccer) and rugby in addition to tennis. He states as his favorite sports memory Argentina's 1986 World Cup win over England and Diego Maradona as the best player of all times. He's also a bigtime fan of Independiente, a local football team of Argentina.

He holds an impressive 13-3 career Davis Cup singles record in seven ties which turned him into one of the most respected players during the DC ties among his peers.

He considers clay being his favorite surface and would like to make history winning Roland Garros in the near future.

Currently, he lives in Buenos Aires and is coached by Franco Davin (former DC captain). His fitness trainer is Fernando Aguirre.



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