Gaston Norberto Gaudio , nicknamed El Gato (The Cat in Spanish) and Mr Freeze (because of the expression Pecho frio), is a professional tennis player from Argentina. His career-high ATP Entry ranking was No. 5 in 2005. His most significant victory came in his 2004 French Open victory.
Gaudio is one of the most unpredictable players in the modern game, as he is capable of spectacular shotmaking especially with his outstanding single-handed backhand and clever dropshots. Within a short timeframe, however, he can self-destruct leaving himself and tennis fans in general frustrated with his inability to retain a consistent level of play. This is something that Gaudio himself acknowledges.
Gaudio started playing tennis at the age of 6 and was ranked one hundred forty-five in the Argentine juniors behind Mariano Zabaleta. He turned professional in 1996 and in 1998 he won two ATP Challenger event in Santa Cruz, Bolivia over Luis Adrian Morejon and finished year by winning in Santiago defeating Karim Alami.
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