Juan Carlos Ferrero
Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat ( born February 12, 1980 in Ontinyent ) is a former Spanish tennis player. It was 2003, seven weeks the No. 1 world tennis rankings.
Ferrero was pro in 1998. In 1999 he won in Mallorca its first ATP tournament. In 2000, he reached the semifinals of the French Open, where he lost to the eventual winner Gustavo Kuerten in five sets for the first time. He pulled in two more finals, which he also lost.
2001 Ferrero won the Masters tournament in Rome. Then he came again before the semi-finals of the French Open, where he again defeated Kuerten, this time in three sets. He also won the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, the Estoril Open and the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships, reaching twice a finale, including at the German Open in Hamburg.
2002 Ferrero won the Monte Carlo Masters and the Salem Open in Hong Kong. He also for the first time reached the final of the French Open, but it lost to his compatriot Albert Costa. Ferrero stood at the end of the year in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in Shanghai, where he lost to the world number one Lleyton Hewitt in five sets.
2003 was the most successful year in Ferrero's career. He defended his title in Monte Carlo and then won the French Open for the first time. He also celebrated tournament victories at the Madrid Masters and the Open de Tenis Comunidad Valenciana and runners-up in Bangkok and Sydney. In September he also reached the final of the U.S. Open. Despite the clear defeat to Andy Roddick Ferrero, making it the number 1 in the world. He had to give up on Roddick before the end of the year but the peak position.
Five years were from greater success, apart from six finals, including at the Cincinnati Masters. It was only in April 2009 Ferrero was able to record a victory again at the tournament in Casablanca. He also reached the finals of Umag, which he, however, smooth with 3:6 and 0:6 lost to Nikolay Davydenko in July.
2010 Ferrero won in February, the two ATP tournaments in Brazil and Buenos Aires, its track number 13 and 14 on the ATP World Tour. During this second tournament in Acapulco, he reached the final, but was stopped there by his compatriot David Ferrer ( 3:6, 6:3 and 1:6 ).
In his - due to injury - only the third in the tournament in 2011, Ferrero won the title on July 17 at the Stuttgart Weißenhof. In his playoff victory ( 6-4, 6-0 ) he let compatriot Pablo Andujar little chance.
On 12 September 2012 Ferrero announced that he would resign after his home tournament in Valencia from professional tennis. On 23 October 2012, he retired in his opening match against fellow countryman Nicolás Almagro, boosting his career was over.
Ferrero's nickname " Mosquito " refers to its superior forehand with which he speedily " stings " and can dictate the game. Ferrero is an outspoken clay court specialist, but also on hard court strong as its final appearance at the U.S. Open in 2003 occupied.