Juan Carlos Ferrero is fondly known as the “Mosquito” in the world of Tennis. Like a mosquito, JC Ferrero is fast on-court and has a strong and wiry physique. This might not look like the build of a typical tennis player but it is this physique coupled with talent that skyrocketed JC Ferrero’s career, even reaching the number one spot in September 8, 2003.
JC Ferrero or JCF is also known as the 21st man that ever took the world number one in the history of tennis. He has been in the world of professional tennis since the year 1998 when he made his first debut. Since the year he started there was not one match that his fans could never forget. In fact, he was already making headlines in his first few years of professional tennis. He was able to reach the semi-finals of his first tour event, was able debut in the Grand Slam US Open and in his fifth match since his debut was able to win his first career title.
From then on, JCF continued making waves everywhere he went. In the year 2000, JCF was able to reach finals in several events including ones in Dubai, Barcelona, the Davis Cup held in Spain and in his first French Open. His best year was 2003 when he won his first Grand Slam title against Martin Verkerk. The succeeding year was harder for JCF because injuries were beginning to plague his career. He was able to make a fresh and healthy comeback in the year 2005, continuing to climb ATP rankings. Currently in the year 2008, though starting off quite strong, his performance was considered mediocre from his standards.
For those who know JCF well in the courts of tennis, they would say that JCF ruled the clay courts. This is true and is continually affirmed by JCF himself in every tennis match played on clay courts. It was on the clay surfaces of many countries that JCF was able to win a great number of career titles. However, JCF distinguished himself from all other clay-court players stating that his performance translates equally great on any other surface.
To date, he has 15 career singles titles and 1 Grand Slam title under his name.