Nicolas Almagro, born August 21, 1985 in Murcia, Spain is the second-youngest Spanish player in the ATP top 100, after Rafael Nadal.

Almagro is a right-handed player with a single-handed backhand. He turned pro in 2003 and won his first victory against top 10 player Marat Safin in Rome in 2005. He has then continued to remain inside the top 50, but his performance can be best described as inconsistent, although not lacking in flair and style.

Born 21 Aug 1985
Nationality Spain Spain

He won his first ATP tournament in Valencia, Spain, in the Open de Tenis Comunidad Valencia on April of 2006. Here he came out the winner against former number 1’s Juan Carlos Ferrero and Marat Safin.

He reached the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open before being beaten by Rafael Nadal, but made up for that by making it to the quarter finals in Rome. He was defeated by Roger Federer in the third set.

He again lost to James Blake at Rolland Garros in 2006 in the second round and the remainder of the year saw him in uninspiring matches, most of which were not held on clay, his favored surface. However, he made it to the quarter final indoors in Lyon and won several matches at the Masters both in Cincinnati and Paris.

Almagro bagged his second title on April 15, 2007 after a match against Potito Starace. In the same year he reached the semifinals in Buenos Aires, the finals at Bastad and reached the 3rd round of the US Open.

He won his third ATP title in Costa Do Sauipe beating Carlos Moya after 3 sets. On a winning streak, he followed this victory with another one against David Nalbandian in the Acapulco finals. He won his 4th career title which placed him in the 21st spot in the world.

Almagro currently holds 4 career titles. He placed 1st in the Australian Open, 1st in Wimbledon, 2nd in the French Open and 3rd in the US Open. Highest ranking in the doubles is at 78 and currently holds a career best ranking of 17 in the world after the Masters Series in Rome. Almagro currently lives in Murcia, Spain.

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