Nicolás Lapentti has been one of the best Latin American players in history. He won 5 ATP titles and he reached 7 finals. In 2002 he was classified for the quarterfinals of Roland Garros and in 1999 for the semi-finals at the Australia open. That year he became “Master” to qualify for the Masters, which was played that year in Hanover. Representing Ecuador, he knew how to take the baton of Andrés Gómez, his great idol, to bring it back to the world group of Davis Cup. Precisely in this competition, he forged large battles, settled many of them with victories, to the point that he holds the record of most matches won in this competition to the limit of 5 sets, with 13 victories.