Nicolas Lapentti Bio

  • Full name is Nicolas Alexander Lapentti
  • Nicknamed “Nico”
  • Began playing tennis on the beach at age six with his father, Nicolas, who is a politician and played basketball at St. Thomas College in Minnesota and for Ecuadorian national team; mother, Maria-Cecilia, is a housewife and former Miss Ecaudor in 1971
  • First cousin of 1990 Roland Garros winner Andres Gomez
  • Younger brother, Giovanni (born Jan. 25, 1983) plays on ATP circuit
  • Member of Ecuador Davis Cup team since 1992 and is 54-31 (36-15 in singles) in 34 ties
  • The Lapentti Foundation supports cancer patients as well as helps fund and develop tennis at a grass roots level for kids under 13 who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford traveling abroad and competing
  • Coached by Enrique ‘Bebe’ Perez (since July 2006) and fitness trainer is Mariano Gaute (since December 2004).
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.

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