Guillermo Canas Bio

  • Full name is Guillermo Ignacio Canas
  • Began playing tennis at age seven
  • Nicknamed “Willy” by his English-speaking peers
  • Enjoyed an outstanding junior career, reached QF at Wimbledon in 1995 and finished No. 18 in singles in final junior world rankings
  • Enjoys watching and playing soccer and considers Argentina’s 1986 World Cup title his most thrilling sports moment
  • Growing up admired countryman Guillermo Vilas and says “I would love to be as famous as Vilas is in our country.”
  • Likes watching cartoons on Cartoon Network and his favorite show is “The Simpsons”
  • Considers forehand as best shot
  • In July 2001, was one of nine guests to appear on an Argentine game show and won a car, which he gave to his mother
  • Has a 9-5 career Davis Cup record (5-2 in singles) in 11 ties since 1998
  • Named ATP Comeback Player of Year in 2001 after coming back from a wrist injury previous year (improved from 227 to No. 15)
  • Fitness trainer is Fernando Cao and coached by countryman and former ATP pro Gaston Etlis (since October 2006).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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