Stefano Galvani Bio


  • 2006 IN REVIEW This Italian posted solid Challenger results to attain a new career high ranking
  • The veteran Italian posted solid Challenger results (24-15 record) to finish with a career-best year-end ATP Ranking
  • Qualified four times into main draw of ATP level tournaments
  • Opened season with QF at New Caledonia Challenger (l. to Simon)
  • In March, reached final at Barletta Challenger (l. to Hajek)
  • In May, advanced to QF at Rome Challenger (l. to Guccione) and one week later, qualified before reaching 2nd RD at ATP Masters Series Rome (d. Novak, l. to Rusedski)
  • The following week, reached final at San Remo Challenger (l. to Patience)
  • Reached 2nd RD at Roland Garros (d. Mayer, l. to Montanes) and Wimbledon (d. Waske, l. to Bracciali)
  • Advanced to QF at next two Challengers played, and then SF at Trani (l. to Vinciguerra)
  • Reached 2nd RD at Beijing and Mumbai, losing to Ancic both times
  • Reached doubles SF at Challengers in Rome and San Remo
  • Earned a career-high $133,665. CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 1998 – Emerged on Futures circuit and won a title in Egypt…1999 – Made SF appearance at at an Italian Futures…Finalist at a Futures event in Uzbekistan…2000 – Reached challenger SF at Fergana (l. to Voltchkov)…Played in first Challenger final in Sofia (l. to Tarallo)…2001 – Made Grand Slam debut at Roland Garros (l. to Federer)…Won Brasov (d. Navarro Pastor) and Seville (d. Larkham) Challengers and reached final at Sofia (l. to Mazarakis)…Won Algerian Futures title…2002 – Won first career ATP match by defeating Luzzi in 1st RD at Chennai, but lost to Pavel in 2nd RD…Reached first ATP QF in Sopot after scoring victories against O. Rochus and Rosset…Lost to Moya in next match in three sets…Won Challenger crown in Cairo (d. Portas)…2003 – Reached 2nd RD at Wimbledon (d. Boutter, l. to Nieminen)…Finalist at Mantova Challenger (l. to Santopadre)…Reached SF at two other Challengers…2004 – Played just one event due to an eye injury (which required surgery) suffered in an auto accident in September 2003…2005 – Claimed four Futures titles and reached fifth final while posting a 23-8 record…Was 13-21 in Challenger events…Won a pair of Futures doubles titles
  • 2006-- Posted solid Challenger results to attain a new career high ranking
  • The veteran Italian posted solid Challenger results (24-15 record) to finish with a career-best year-end ATP Ranking
  • Qualified four times into main draw of ATP level tournaments
  • Opened season with QF at New Caledonia Challenger (l. to Simon)
  • In March, reached final at Barletta Challenger (l. to Hajek)
  • In May, advanced to QF at Rome Challenger (l. to Guccione) and one week later, qualified before reaching 2nd RD at ATP Masters Series Rome (d. Novak, l. to Rusedski)
  • The following week, reached final at San Remo Challenger (l. to Patience)
  • Reached 2nd RD at Roland Garros (d. Mayer, l. to Montanes) and Wimbledon (d. Waske, l. to Bracciali)
  • Advanced to QF at next two Challengers played, and then SF at Trani (l. to Vinciguerra)
  • Reached 2nd RD at Beijing and Mumbai, losing to Ancic both times
  • Reached doubles SF at Challengers in Rome and San Remo
  • Earned a career-high $133,665. PERSONAL Full name is Stefano Galvani
  • Began playing tennis at age three with his father, Attilio, who is retired
  • Mother, Daniela, is an office clerk
  • Has one younger sister, Martina
  • Hobbies are music, television and internet
  • Won Italian National championship in singles in 2000
  • Considers clay as favoirte surface and best shot is his backhand
  • Has an 1-2 Davis Cup singles record in two ties
  • Coached by countryman Patricio Remondegui.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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