Santiago Giraldo Bio


  • Began playing tennis at age two
  • Nicknamed "Santi"
  • Most inspirational people in his life are his family
  • His parents are Elsa and Eduardo, who is a private constructor
  • Has one older sister Carmina, nicknamed "Car", who used to play Fed Cup for Colombia and now works as a marketing CEO at Ripley in Colombia
  • Also has one older brother, Daniel, nicknamed "Dani", who works as a General CEO of Zona Franca Internacional de Pereira
  • Likes to watch movies, (drama and comedy), read (novels) and listen to music (reggaeton and electronic music)
  • His hobbies, besides reading and watching movies, are swimming and horse riding in the mountains in his beloved Pereira.  Adapts well on all courts surfaces
  • He is a member of the Colombian Davis Cup team
  • Would like to be a politician
  • At the end of July 2013, he moved to Bradenton to work with his new coach and current Davis Cup Captain, the Colombian Mauricio Hadad. His team is complemented by the physical trainer and physiotherapist, the dutch Niels Renzenbrik, by the American nutritionist Andrew Terman and also the support of his mental performance optimizer, the Spanish Adolfo Gómez, and his manager Carmiña Giraldo.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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