Mariano Puerta

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Birthday
19, 1978
Birthplace
Argentina
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Argentina

About

Former left-hander known for his powerful groundstrokes with heavy topspin, he reached a career-high ranking of ninth in the world and won three singles titles; reached the final match of the 2005 French Open.

Before Fame

He turned pro as a relative unknown in 1996.

Trivia

He was the subject of controversy after testing positive for clenbuterol in 2003.

Family Life

He grew up in San Francisco, Cordoba, Argentina.

Associated With

He lost to Rafael Nadal in the finals of the 2005 French Open.