I was finding it harder and harder to leave home and to go out on to the courts to compete againAlbert Costa to retire from the ATP Apr 22, 2006
I don't know if I'm making history, but I promise that this (losing the first two sets) is not the strategyCosta advances to semis at Roland Garros Jun 04, 2003
I just haven't been able to readjust to playing on clayFerrero, Kuerten to meet in quarters Apr 24, 2003
I stopped playing completely for about 20 days, so my confidence was slightly lower than normal coming back last weekCosta survives first-round scare Jul 16, 2002
It is more difficult to speak than to play. I am delighted to have won this trophyCosta beats Ferrero to win French Open Jun 09, 2002
Albert Costa i Casals (born 25 June 1975, in Lleida) is a former professional tennis player from Spain. He is best remembered for winning the men's singles title at the French Open in 2002.
Costa began playing tennis at the age of five. He first came to the tennis world's attention as an outstanding junior player. In 1993, he reached the French Open junior final and won the Orange Bowl. He turned professional later that year and quickly established a reputation as a strong clay court player. In 1994, he won two challenger series events and was named the ATP's Newcomer of the Year.
Costa won his first top-level singles title in 1995 at Kitzbühel. He won three further titles in 1996. In 1997, he won another two singles titles and was part of the Spanish team that won the World Team Cup. He won another two singles titles in 1998, including the Tennis Masters Series event in Hamburg. Three further titles followed in 1999.