Juan Carlos Ferrero


BornFebruary 12, 1980


Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat is a Spanish professional tennis player, and a former World No. 1 player. He is nicknamed the "Mosquito" due to his speed and his slight physical build. Though primarily revered as one of the best clay-court players, he has diversified and refined himself as an all-court and all-round player through his solid performance on hard- and grass-court tournaments. He also has one of the greatest forehands in the game coupled with immense speed on the court. Ferrero made his professional debut in 1998 by reaching the finals of his first Futures tournament in Italy. He also won two Futures events in Spain later that year. 1999 was the year that he made his first ATP main draw debut. Though he did not win that tournament he went on to win two Challenger events in Naples and Maia, as well as making another final in Naples. ThE same year, He made his Grand Slam debut at the 1999 US Open in August. He ended the year with the ATP Newcomer of the year award. In 2001, Ferrero won four titles including his first Masters title at the 2001 Rome Masters, in a span of three months. He captured the men's singles title at the 2003 French Open. He was also the runner-up at the 2002 French Open and the 2003 US Open. In 2011, he competed in the MercedesCup to capture the Stuttgart title. Ferrero announced on 12 September 2012, that he would officially retire from professional tenniS after the Valencia Open 500 in October
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