Tomas Robredo Garces, known as Tommy Robredo, is a Spanish former professional tennis player.
114 Facts About Tommy Robredo
Tommy Robredo was a three-time semifinalist at the US Open men's doubles tournament, and a semifinalist at the Australian Open in mixed doubles.
Tommy Robredo considered his forehand to be his best shot, and red clay his favorite surface.
Tommy Robredo remains the only player in Open Era history to mount three consecutive comebacks from two sets down, a feat achieved en route to the quarterfinals of the 2013 French Open.
Tommy Robredo has one of the highest percentages of five-set matches won with 77.3 per cent.
Tommy Robredo began playing tennis regularly when he was five and his family moved to Olot, where his father Angel became the director of the local tennis club, Club Natacio Olot.
In 2000 Tommy Robredo reached the singles and doubles finals of the boys' event at Roland Garros, losing to Paul-Henri Mathieu in singles but winning the doubles with Lopez.
Tommy Robredo won the boys' doubles title at the Australian Open.
Tommy Robredo began the year with a final at a Challenger event in Bartella, Italy losing to German Puentes.
Tommy Robredo played two ATP events main draw in the year, losing in the first round of both at the Torneo Godo and Davidoff Swiss Indoors.
Tommy Robredo made his slam debut at the Australian Open but lost to eventual runner-up and 18th ranked Arnaud Clement in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo played in Spain again at the Majorca Open reaching the second round.
Tommy Robredo then backed it up with a semifinal showing at the Heineken Trophy losing to Guillermo Canas.
Tommy Robredo then went back to clay, reaching the quarterfinals of the Telenordia Swedish Open and third round of the Mercedes Cup.
Tommy Robredo then fell early at the RCA Championships and Legg Mason Tennis Classic.
Tommy Robredo followed it up with a semifinal at the Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia.
Tommy Robredo ended the year with a four match losing streak, in the second round of the CA-TennisTrophy, and the first rounds of Stuttgart Masters, Davidoff Swiss Indoors, and Paris Masters.
Tommy Robredo was the second youngest player to end the season inside the world's top thirty, behind Roddick.
Tommy Robredo began 2002 by partnering with Arantxa Sanchez Vicario to win the Hopman Cup for Spain.
Tommy Robredo reached the second rounds of Australian Open, Open 13, ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament, and NASDAQ-100 Open.
Tommy Robredo claimed his first back-to-back win at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, where he reached the quarterfinals losing to Andy Roddick in two tight sets, this was his first Masters quarterfinals.
Tommy Robredo then reached the semifinals of Swedish Open and the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup.
Tommy Robredo suffered first round loses at the Brasil Open and Kremlin Cup, and second round loses at CA-TennisTrophy and Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid.
Tommy Robredo reached his fourth semifinal of the If Stockholm Open losing to Paradorn Srichaphan.
Tommy Robredo ended the year with a second round loss at the BNP Paribas Masters losing to Thomas Johansson in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo ended the year at number 30 for the second year in a row and broke pass the million-dollar mark in career earnings.
In 2003, Tommy Robredo began with four first round loses, including in the Australian Open.
Tommy Robredo then lost in the third round of the Pacific Life Open and first match at the NASDAQ-100 Open.
Tommy Robredo reached another semifinal at the Estoril Open losing to Agustin Calleri in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo lost to Agustin Calleri at the quarterfinals of the Open Seat Godo.
Tommy Robredo was upset by Mariano Zabaleta in the second round of the Hamburg Masters.
Tommy Robredo remarked before his match against Costa: "I've beaten the ace, I've beaten the king", in reference to his wins over Hewitt and Kuerten.
Tommy Robredo was able to reach the quarterfinals of the Open de Moselle, but fell in his first matches at the CA-TennisTrophy and Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid.
Tommy Robredo then lost in the round of 16 in his final two events at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors and BNP Paribas Masters.
Tommy Robredo ended the year just outside the top 20 at 21.
Tommy Robredo claimed his first doubles title at the Chennai Open with Rafael Nadal defeating Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram in the final.
Tommy Robredo then fell in the second round of his next three events, Swedish Open, Mercedes Cup, and Canada Masters.
Tommy Robredo then competed for Spain against France in the semifinal of Davis Cup and defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu in a dead rubber.
Tommy Robredo followed it up with a quarterfinal showing at the Madrid Masters losing to Andre Agassi.
Tommy Robredo then withdrew prior to his second round match against eventual champion Jiri Novak at the Davidoff Swiss Indoors.
Tommy Robredo then was upset by Jurgen Melzer in his first match at the Paris Masters.
Tommy Robredo ended the year with a loss at the Davis Cup final, however the loss didn't affect the result as Spain already won the tie and his match was a dead rubber.
Tommy Robredo ended the year inside the top 20 for the first time at 13.
Tommy Robredo began the year with a first round loss at the Heineken Open.
Tommy Robredo reached his first semifinal at the Dubai Tennis Championships losing to Croatian Ivan Ljubicic in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo began his European clay season at the Torneo Godo losing to Alberto Martin in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo made his final French Open preparation at the World Team Cup, defeating Vincent Spadea and Tommy Haas, but lost to Thomas Johansson.
Tommy Robredo was then upset by Italians Andreas Seppi and Filippo Volandri at the third round of the Mercedes Cup and the quarterfinals of the Croatia Open Umag, respectively, both loses in three sets.
Tommy Robredo reached the third round of the Rogers Cup losing to Gaston Gaudio.
Tommy Robredo played on the clay courts of Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, but lost to Filippo Volandri in the quarterfinals.
Tommy Robredo began the indoor season at the semifinal of the BA-CA-TennisTrophy, losing to Ivan Ljubicic.
Tommy Robredo then followed it up with a final 16 showing at the Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid and at the Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, which pushed him out of the top 20.
Tommy Robredo ended the year with a quarterfinal at the BNP Paribas Masters, losing to Ivan Ljubicic.
Tommy Robredo then followed it up with four consecutive loses, both his matches at the Davis Cup, the SAP Open, and Regions Morgan Keegan Championships.
Tommy Robredo went back into the top ten at number 7 with his first Masters title.
Tommy Robredo ended the year inside the top 10 for the first time at number 7.
Tommy Robredo then suffered 3 back-to-back loses starting with the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament to Novak Djokovic in three sets, it is then followed by loses at the Dubai Tennis Championships and Pacific Life Open.
Tommy Robredo reached his second semifinals at the Estoril Open losing to Novak Djokovic.
Tommy Robredo then fell in the first rounds of the Swedish Open and Mercedes Cup.
Tommy Robredo then fell in the back-to-back third rounds at the Pilot Pen Tennis and US Open.
Tommy Robredo then lost in his first matches at the Mutua Madrilena Masters Madrid and Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon.
Tommy Robredo then served as an alternate at the Tennis Masters Cup.
Tommy Robredo started the season with back-to-back loses at the first rounds of the Qatar Open losing to Agustin Calleri and the Medibank International losing to Radek Stepanek.
Tommy Robredo then represented Spain in the Davis Cup against Peru and won both his matches.
Tommy Robredo then won only one other match in hardcourts, losing in the first matches at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament and Sony Ericsson Open, and the third round of the Pacific Life Open.
Tommy Robredo played doubles with compatriot Rafael Nadal to win his first doubles titles in four years by beating Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles.
Tommy Robredo ended the year with second round loses at the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, and BNP Paribas Masters.
Tommy Robredo then fell to compatriot David Ferrer in the quarterfinals of the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell.
Tommy Robredo reached the third round of Wimbledon, at which he was seeded 15th, by coming back from two sets down to beat Austrian Stefan Koubek.
Tommy Robredo reached the semifinals, having lost only nine games.
Tommy Robredo then lost in the second round of the International German Open and Legg Mason Tennis Classic after receiving a bye, he lost to Ivan Navarro and Juan Carlos Ferrero, respectively.
Tommy Robredo then lost to Jose Acasuso in the Pilot Pen Tennis, after receiving a bye into the second round.
Tommy Robredo then competed in the Shanghai ATP Masters 1000, where he reached the third round before losing to Rafael Nadal.
Tommy Robredo then played at the 2009 Valencia Open 500, losing to Fernando Verdasco in the quarterfinals.
Tommy Robredo began the year by winning the Hopman Cup for Spain with partner Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.
Tommy Robredo suffered early exits in the second rounds of Open 13 and Dubai Tennis Championships, which cause him to slip out of the top 20.
Tommy Robredo then had a resurgence at the BNP Paribas Open.
Tommy Robredo then lost his next two matches at the International German Open and Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad to lower-ranked players.
Tommy Robredo then reached the quarterfinals of the Open de Moselle, losing to Richard Gasquet in two tie-break sets.
Tommy Robredo then lost in the first rounds of the China Open and If Stockholm Open, and the second round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Tommy Robredo lost in the first rounds of Wimbledon, Swedish Open, BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy, China Open, If Stockholm Open, and Erste Bank Open.
In 2012, Tommy Robredo did not play for the first five months due to a knee injury.
Tommy Robredo came back at the ATP Challenger Tour and won two title in Italy at the Citta di Caltanissetta defeating Gastao Elias and Aspria Tennis Cup Trofeo City Life defeating Martin Alund, both in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo came back in the Main Tour at Swedish Open and reached the quarterfinals, losing to David Ferrer in three sets.
Tommy Robredo then played at the International German Open but lost to Federico Delbonis in the first round.
Tommy Robredo then lost back-to-back finals in the Challenger circuit, at the AON Open Challenger losing to Albert Montanes and at the Copa Sevilla losing to Daniel Gimeno-Traver, both in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo then reached the second rounds of the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships and Shanghai Rolex Masters, losing to Kei Nishikori and Tommy Haas respectively.
Tommy Robredo played his final event at the Valencia Open 500, losing in the first round to Fernando Verdasco.
Tommy Robredo's start of the 2013 season was not promising; he only won two matches in his first five events.
Tommy Robredo then reached his first semifinal in two years at the Copa Claro, losing to eventual champion David Ferrer.
Tommy Robredo bounced back by winning his first title in two years in Casablanca, beating Kevin Anderson in the final.
Tommy Robredo followed it up with another quarterfinal at the Portugal Open, losing to Andreas Seppi.
Tommy Robredo then reached his fifth French Open quarterfinal and in doing so made history by becoming the first man since Henri Cochet in 1927 to win three consecutive Grand Slam matches from two sets to love down.
Tommy Robredo then beat Nicolas Almagro, again in five sets, having trailed by a break of serve in each of the last three sets.
Tommy Robredo lost to David Ferrer in straight sets in the quarterfinals.
Tommy Robredo bounced back again at the ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, winning his second title of the year over Fabio Fognini in the final.
Tommy Robredo lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Rafael Nadal in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo began the Asian swing by losing in the first round of the China Open to Fabio Fognini.
Tommy Robredo then retired in the second round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters against Fognini due to a wrist injury; the injury ended his season.
Tommy Robredo was named the Spanish Tennis Writers Association player of the year.
Tommy Robredo reached the fourth rounds at the 2014 Wimbledon seeded 23rd, where he lost to Roger Federer and at the 2014 US Open seeded 16th, where he lost to Wawrinka again.
Tommy Robredo announced his plans to retire after his final tournament at the 2022 Barcelona Open.
Tommy Robredo played his final career match against countryman Bernabe Zapata Miralles, losing in the first round in straight sets.
Tommy Robredo is a baseline player, who can play both offensively and defensively.
Tommy Robredo is known for his versatility and solid groundstrokes on both wings.
Tommy Robredo's backhand is considered one of the best single-handed backhands on the tour, being very powerful and clutch during important points.
Mainly playing from the baseline, Tommy Robredo uses his solid groundstrokes to dictate points by moving opponents around and forcing weak replies.
Tommy Robredo's first serve is not considered his weapon due to its lack of any significant pace, but it is not weak to the point that opponents can capitalise on it.
Tommy Robredo employs a high amount of top-spin for his second serve, making it slow but pushing his opponents further back, preventing his opponents from hitting return aces.
Robredo is named after the rock opera Tommy by The Who, of which his father is a big fan.
Tommy Robredo is currently sponsored by Sergio Tacchini for his sportswear, Asics for his shoes, Wilson for his tennis racquets, TW Steel watches, Smeg, and the Ukrainian Food Company.
Tommy Robredo cites Arantxa Sanchez as his favorite female player among retired players; among recently active players his favorite male and female players are Roger Federer and Justine Henin.
Tommy Robredo was recognized by the Spanish editions of Men's Health and Marie Claire, as well as People en Espanol.
On 16 November 2019, Tommy Robredo married his long-time girlfriend, Patricia Berga Alzamora.