Nicolas Almagro
Nicolas Almagro
  • Personal
  • Career
    • Nickname is “Nico”.
    • Began playing tennis at age 8.
    • Parents, Nicolas and Mercedes; siblings are Juan and Balta.
    • Considers forehand his best shot.
    • If he hadn't played tennis, he would have loved to have been a football player.
    • Big fan of Real Murcia and Real Madrid.
    • Enjoys spending time with his family, Spanish music, computers and comedies.
    • Speaks Spanish, Italian and English.
    • Wife, Rafaela; son, Nico.
    • Played final match of career in hometown at 2019 Murcia, ESP Challenger (l. to Vilella Martinez in 1R).
    • Now serves as tennis academy director at La Manga Club in Murica, where he oversees 28 courts at resort's tennis center.

    ‚Äč(UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15, 2017)

    • Ranking: The Spaniard has finished 11 straight seasons in Top 100, including Top 35 each year from 2006 to 2013 and a year-end best No. 10 in 2011. Achieved career-high No. 9 on May 2, 2011 soon after reaching Barcelona SF (l. to Ferrer). Fell as low as No. 174 on Apr. 27, 2015 following 7-month absence due to left foot injury.
    • Milestones: Owns 13-10 record in ATP World Tour finals, all on clay. Ended 4-year drought with most recent title at 2016 Estoril (d. Carreno Busta). Won 1+ title each year from 2006 to 2012. Also winner of 5 ATP Challenger Tour titles, with 5th title at 2015 Genoa, ITA (d. Cecchinato) coming 11 years after 4th title at 2004 Kiev, UKR (d. Vanek). Earned 25+ wins in 8 straight seasons (2006-13) and 40+ in 4 straight (2010-13). Secured 300th win in 2013 Acapulco 1R (d. Ramirez). Owns 279-145record on clay, trailing only Nadal and Ferrer in clay-court wins among active players. Led ATP with 30 clay-court wins in 2008, 32 in 2011and 35 in 2012. Career-best win came in 2014 Barcelona QF over No. 1 Nadal – only victory in 16meetings (l. to Giraldo in SF). Beat Ferrer in 2016 Buenos Aires SF for 1st time in 16 meetings (l. to Thiem in final). Made winning ATP debut at 2003 Palermo as Q (d. Corretja).
    • Grand Slams: Reached 4 Grand Slam QFs, including 3 at Roland Garros (l. to Nadal in 2008, 2010 and 2012). Other Grand Slam QF came at 2013 Australian Open (d. Tipsarevic, l. to Ferrer). Missed 2014 Australian Open with shoulder injury. Underwent left foot surgery on June 30, 2014, missing Wimbledon and US Open. Tore meniscus in left knee during 2017 Roland Garros 2R vs del Potro and missed Wimbledon.
    • ATP Masters 1000: Advanced to 2010Madrid SF(d. Soderling in 2R, l. to Nadal). Reached 8 other ATP Masters 1000 QFs, most recently at 2013 Shanghai (d. Berdych, l. to del Potro). Underwent right hand tendon surgery on July 21, 2008, missing Toronto and Cincinnati.
    • Davis Cup: Helped Spain to Davis Cup final in 2012 with 5-0 combined record in 1R, QF and SF. In final, lost to Berdych in 5 sets and fell in decisive rubber to Stepanek (CZE d. ESP 3-2). Owns an 8-4 record overall.

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