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Diego del Rio
Country Argentina Argentina
Born 4 September 1972 (1972-09-04) (age 49)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Height 5 ft 9 in
Turned pro 1990
Plays Right-handed
Prize money $181,755
Singles
Career record 0–1
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 274 (12 September 1994)
Doubles
Career record 19–34
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 66 (9 November 1998)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (1999, 2000)
French Open 3R (1999)
Wimbledon 1R (1999)
US Open 1R (1998, 1999)

Diego del Río (born 4 September 1972) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.

Career

del Rio was a doubles specialist and appeared in the main draw of seven Grand Slam tournaments. He only once progressed past the first round, which was in the 1999 French Open with Martín Rodríguez, where they made the round of 16. The Argentine also competed in the mixed doubles in that event (partnering Laura Montalvo), as well as at that year's Wimbledon (with María Fernanda Landa), but fell at the first round in each. He was involved in a long deciding set in the 1999 Australian Open, which he and partner Mariano Puerta lost 13–15, to Brent Haygarth and T.J. Middleton.

In 1998 he and Puerta won the Colombia Open. It would be the only final that del Rio reached during his career on the ATP Tour. He had also been a semi-finalist in Colombia two years earlier and made the semi-finals at the 1999 Merano Open.

ATP career finals

Doubles: 1 (1–0)

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 1998 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Argentina Mariano Puerta Hungary Gábor Köves
Philippines Eric Taino
6–7, 6–3, 6–2

Challenger titles

Doubles: (12)

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1997 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Argentina Mariano Puerta France Guillaume Marx
France Olivier Morel
6–3, 6–4
2. 1997 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Daniel Orsanic Argentina Pablo Albano
Argentina Luis Lobo
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
3. 1998 Biella, Italy Clay Philippines Eric Taino Portugal Emanuel Couto
Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva
7–6, 5–7, 6–2
4. 1998 Contrexéville, France Clay Argentina Martín Rodríguez Spain Álex López Morón
Spain Jairo Velasco, Jr.
7–6, 4–6, 6–4
5. 1998 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Argentina Martín Rodríguez Netherlands Edwin Kempes
Netherlands Peter Wessels
7–6, 6–3
6. 1998 Lima, Peru Clay Argentina Martín Rodríguez Argentina Federico Browne
Argentina Eduardo Medica
6–4, 7–6
7. 2000 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Argentina Edgardo Massa Switzerland Yves Allegro
France Julien Cuaz
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
8. 2001 Montauban, France Clay Russia Vadim Kutsenko Finland Tuomas Ketola
Bulgaria Orlin Stanoytchev
6–4, 6–2
9. 2001 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Bulgaria Orlin Stanoytchev Spain Feliciano López
Spain Francisco Roig
2–6, 7–6(7–0), 7–6(7–3)
10. 2001 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Argentina Martín Vassallo Argüello Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Mariano Hood
W/O
11. 2002 Freudenstadt, Germany Clay Argentina Leonardo Olguín Spain Juan Balcells
Kazakhstan Yuri Schukin
7–6(7–2), 6–4
12. 2002 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay Argentina Andrés Schneiter Hungary Kornél Bardóczky
Hungary Zoltán Nagy
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
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