Nicknamed “The Magician” by Pete Sampras after losing in three sets in 3rd RD of Indian Wells in 2002, Santoro literally bamboozled his opponents with a 2-hander off both sides, slicing and dicing his way to the net with a deceptively powerful serve. Some players just couldn’t play him like Safin (2-9).
Reason to retire: Age
Career titles: 6
Career High Ranking: 17
Win/Loss Record: 470/444
Finest moment: Holding record of most Grand Slams played
Famous For: losing more singles matches (444) than any other professional player (active or not), but still holding a winning record.
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