55 Facts About Juan Carlos Ferrero

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Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat is a Spanish former world No 1 tennis player.

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Juan Carlos Ferrero won the men's singles title at the 2003 French Open, and in September of that year became the 21st player to hold the top ranking, which he held for eight weeks.

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Juan Carlos Ferrero was runner-up at the 2002 French Open and 2003 US Open and won 16 ATP titles, including 4 Masters 1000 events.

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4.

Juan Carlos Ferrero was nicknamed "Mosquito" for his speed and slender physical build.

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5.

Juan Carlos Ferrero has two sisters, Ana and Laura and admires the play of former No 1 Jim Courier.

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6.

Juan Carlos Ferrero's inspiration has been his mother, Rosario, who died of cancer in 1996, when he was 16.

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7.

Juan Carlos Ferrero used to be a joint owner of the Valencia Open tournament together with fellow tennis player David Ferrer.

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8.

Juan Carlos Ferrero said during an interview that he preferred playing on hard courts.

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9.

Juan Carlos Ferrero had one of the greatest forehands in the game and immense speed on the court.

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10.

Juan Carlos Ferrero was sponsored by Nike, Sergio Tacchini, and Lotto Sport Italia for his apparel on court.

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11.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then made his professional debut in 1998 by reaching the finals of his first Futures tournament in Italy.

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12.

Juan Carlos Ferrero won two Futures events in Spain, and ended the year ranked No 345.

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13.

Juan Carlos Ferrero made his first ATP main draw debut at the Grand Prix Hassan II as a qualifier, where he reached the semi-finals.

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Juan Carlos Ferrero followed it up by winning a Challenger events in Naples.

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15.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then received a wildcard at the Open Seat Godo and reached the third round losing to Carlos Moya.

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16.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then reached his fourth challenger final of the year at Graz losing Tomas Zib.

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17.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then played at the Generali Open, where he earned his first top 20 win in the second round against No 15 Tommy Haas, before losing in the quarterfinals.

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18.

Juan Carlos Ferrero ended the year at No 43 and won the ATP Newcomer of the Year award.

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19.

Juan Carlos Ferrero began the year at the Heineken Open and made the quarterfinals.

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20.

Juan Carlos Ferrero backed it up with a semifinal showing at the Franklin Templeton Tennis Classic, falling to Australian Lleyton Hewitt.

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21.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then represented Davis Cup for the first time, winning both his matches.

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22.

At the European clay season, Juan Carlos Ferrero made it to back–to–back quarterfinals at the Estoril Open and his first masters quarterfinals at the Monte Carlo Open, losing to Nicolas Lapentti and Gaston Gaudio respectively.

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23.

Juan Carlos Ferrero made it to his second final of the year at the Torneo Godo losing to Marat Safin.

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24.

Juan Carlos Ferrero made the third round of the Italian Open losing to Mariano Puerta and second round of the German Open losing to Andrei Pavel.

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25.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then represented Spain at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, he reached the quarterfinals losing to France's Arnaud di Pasquale.

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26.

In 2002, Juan Carlos Ferrero missed the Australian Open due to bursitis in his right knee.

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27.

Juan Carlos Ferrero's foot was injured during the tournament, and he played through, taking some cortisone shots.

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28.

Juan Carlos Ferrero was presented with the Spanish "National Sportsman of the Year" award from King Juan Carlos.

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29.

Juan Carlos Ferrero ended the year ranked No 3, behind Andy Roddick and Roger Federer.

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30.

Juan Carlos Ferrero ended the year at 31, finishing outside the world's top 30 for the first time in five years.

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31.

Juan Carlos Ferrero ended the year ranked No 55, his lowest year–end ranking since 1998.

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32.

Juan Carlos Ferrero climbed impressively into the top 20, having been ranked No 115 just 5 months before.

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33.

Juan Carlos Ferrero competed in the Shanghai Masters, where he missed being seeded by one ranking position.

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34.

Juan Carlos Ferrero ended the year at No 23, which was 32 spots higher than the previous year and won his first title in 6 years.

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35.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then faced Juan Monaco in the third round, their third meeting in a row, with Ferrero prevailing in the other two.

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36.

Juan Carlos Ferrero went into the French Open seeded 16th and tipped by some to make a good run in the tournament.

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37.

Juan Carlos Ferrero was now 9 wins–8 losses since his good run at the South American clay season.

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38.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then missed the Rogers Cup and Cincinnati Masters due to a knee injury.

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39.

In 2011, Juan Carlos Ferrero withdrew from the Heineken Open and Australian Open.

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40.

Juan Carlos Ferrero withdrew from the Abierto Mexicano, Indian Wells, Miami Masters, and Monte Carlo Masters as the recovery from his wrist and knee surgery took longer than expected.

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41.

Juan Carlos Ferrero missed the Rome Masters, French Open, and Wimbledon due to same injury.

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42.

Juan Carlos Ferrero returned to competition at the MercedesCup in Stuttgart.

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43.

Juan Carlos Ferrero represented Spain in the Davis Cup vs Kazakhstan defeating Mikhail Kukushkin in five sets in the first tie.

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44.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then played a disappointing Golden Swing in Latin America losing three times in his opening matches.

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45.

Juan Carlos Ferrero then lost in the first round of the ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag.

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46.

Juan Carlos 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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47.

In 2017 it was announced that Juan Carlos Ferrero would make a return to the ATP World Tour, playing in the Barcelona doubles draw alongside Pablo Carreno Busta.

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Juan Carlos Ferrero made his Davis Cup debut for Spain in the quarterfinals match-up against Russia in 2000 and won both his matches against Yevgeny Kafelnikov and Marat Safin in straight sets.

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49.

In 2001, Spain fell to the Netherlands, and Juan Carlos Ferrero lost his first match against Raemon Sluiter, losing two tie-breakers and winning one.

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50.

Juan Carlos Ferrero made up for this loss when Spain competed in the qualifying rounds for the Davis Cup World Group, by defeating Oleg Ogorodov of Uzbekistan in straight sets.

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51.

Juan Carlos Ferrero continued to be a key Davis Cup player in subsequent years.

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52.

In both 2003 and 2004, Juan Carlos Ferrero contributed to Spain's successive progress to the Davis Cup final.

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53.

Juan Carlos Ferrero attended all the live rubbers to support his teammates during the first two days of the Davis Cup final as a reserve player.

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54.

Juan Carlos Ferrero was not included in the 2009 Davis Cup presentation ceremony and celebrations on the final day.

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55.

In July 2017, Juan Carlos Ferrero started working as a tennis coach of then-world No 11 Alexander Zverev.

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