Santiago Giraldo Salazar is a Colombian male tennis player from Pereira in Colombia. Since his professional debut in 2006, Santiago Giraldo has competed in lower events at Buenos Aires, Bogotá and Asunción. Giraldo reached his first Grand Slam main draw at the 2007 French Open, where he lost to Novak Djoković. Santiago played in his first major non-Grand Slam singles tournament in 2008, the Masters Series Pacific Life Open, where he lost to then World No. 2 Rafael Nadal. At the 2011 Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand, Giraldo made it to the semi-finals, where he lost to David Ferrer. At the 2011 Australian Open, he reached second round where he lost to Marin Čilić. He was successful enough to reach the finals of the 2011 Movistar Open bute lost to Tommy Robredo.