1975 – Born on the 25th of June in Lleida.
1993 – He reached the French Open junior final and won the Orange Bowl.
1994 – He won two challenger series events and was named the ATP’s Newcomer of the Year.
1995 – Costa won his first top-level singles title at Kitzbühel.
1996 – He won three further titles.
1997 – He won another two singles titles and was part of the Spanish team that won the World Team Cup.
1998 – He won another two singles titles, including the Tennis Masters Series event in Hamburg. Three further titles followed in 1999.
2000 – Costa helped Spain win its first Davis Cup.
– He also captured a bronze medal in the men’s doubles at the Olympic Games in Sydney, partnering Álex Corretja.
2005 – He captured his first tour doubles title.
2006 – His retirement from competitive professional tennis on the 21st of April, at the completion of the Open Seat in his hometown in Barcelona.