Mariano Zabaleta is a professional male tennis player from Argentina. He turned professional in 1996. He has an unusual but effective service motion and fighting spirit. His best shot is his forehand and his favourite surface is clay.
Zabaleta struggled inititally with the transition from juniors to seniors. In 1996 he won his first Challenger event in Birmingham, Alabama over Bill Behrens 64, 64 and his quarter final performance in Bournemouth was his best showing on the main tour.
In 1997, he made the final of the Guayaquil Challenger losing to Tomas Nydahl. In 1998 Zabaleta reached the third round of the French Open as a qualifier and defeated the number 2 player in the world and reigning Australian Open champion Petr Korda 60, 62, 36, 46, 63 before losing to Hicham Arazi. Later in the year Zabaleta made his first semifinal in Amsterdam losing to Magnus Norman and then in November he won his first ATP title as a senior at Bogota defeating Ramon Delgado 64, 64 in the final.
Zabaleta Recent Match Results
Zabaleta World Ranking History
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