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 Tytuł: Nicolas Almagro
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Państwo: Hiszpania
Miejsce zamieszkania: Murcja Hiszpania
Data i miejsce urodzenia: 21 sierpnia 1985, Murcja Hiszpania
Wzrost: 183 cm
Masa ciała: 81 kg
Gra praworęczna, jednoręczny backhand
Status profesjonalny: 2003


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Nicolas Almagro - osiągnięcia

Tytuły w singlu (12)

2012 (2) Nicea, Sao Paulo
2011 (3) Nicea, Buenos Aires, Costa Do Sauipe
2010 (2) Gstaad, Båstad
2009 (1) Acapulco
2008 (2) Acapulco, Costa Do Sauipe
2007 (1) Valencia
2006 (1) Valencia

Finały w singlu (7)

2013 (1) Houston
2012 (2) Bastad, Buenos Aires
2011 (2) Acapulco, Hamburg
2008 (1) Valencia
2007 (1) Bastad

Finały w deblu (1)

2009 (1) Buenos Aires (z Venturą)


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#1) Walencja 2006
R32 Juan Carlos Ferrero (ESP) 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-4
R16 Bjorn Phau (GER 6-2, 6-1
Q Filippo Volandri (ITA) 6-4, 6-1
S Marat Safin (RUS) 6-2, 2-6, 6-4
W Gilles Simon (FRA) 6-2, 6-3

#2) Walencja 2007
R32 Jan Hajek (CZE) 6-2, 6-1
R16 Alessio Di Mauro (ITA) 7-5, 6-2
Q Filippo Volandri (ITA) 6-3, 1-0 ret.
S Santiago Ventura (ESP) 6-7(6), 6-4, 6-4
W Potito Starace (ITA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

#3) Costa do Sauipe 2008
R32 Nicolas Massu (CHI) 6-3, 6-2
R16 Boris Pashanski (SRB) 6-2, 6-3
Q Filippo Volandri (ITA) 7-5, 2-6, 6-1
S Fabio Fognini (ITA) 6-1, 6-1
W Carlos Moya (ESP) 7-6(4), 3-6, 7-5

#4) Acapulco 2008
R32 Jiri Vanek (CZE) 6-1, 6-2
R16 Filippo Volandri (ITA) 6-3, 6-3
Q Nicolas Massu (CHI 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
S Jose Acasuso (ARG) 6-4, 3-6, 7-5
W David Nalbandian (ARG) 6-1, 7-6(1)

#5) Acapulco 2009
R32 Santiago Gonzalez (MEX) 6-4, 6-2
R16 Potito Starace (ITA) 7-6(1), 6-7(5), 6-3
Q Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP) 6-2, 7-6(2)
S Martin Vassallo Arguello (ARG) 6-4, 6-4
W Gael Monfils (FRA) 6-4, 6-4

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MTT - tytuły (17)
2017 (1) Cincinnati M1000
2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
2013 (3) Montreal M1000, Rzym M1000, Dubaj
2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


MTT - finały (20)
2018 (2) Stuttgart, Marsylia
2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
2008 (1) WTF


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#6) Bastad 2010
R32 BYE
R16 Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-4
Q Franco Skugor 4-6 6-4 6-0
S Tommy Robredo 6-1 6-3
W Robin Soderling 7-5 3-6 6-2

#7) Gstaad 2010
R32 Marcel Granollers 7-6 3-6 6-3
R16 JMichael Lammer 3-6 6-3 6-2
Q Jeremy Chardy 6-2 7-6
S Daniel Gimeno-Traver 7-6 3-6 6-3
W Richard Gasquet 7-5 6-1

#8 ) Costa Do Sauipe 2011
R32 BYE
R16 Joao Souza 6-2 6-2
Q Rui Machado 6-2 6-4
S Juan Ignacio Chela 1-6 6-2 6-4
W Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3 7-6(3)

#9) Buenos Aires 2011
R32 - Pablo Galdon (ARG) 6-1 6-2
R16 - Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-7(3) 6-1 6-3
Q - Jose Acasuso (ARG) 7-5 6-3
S - Tommy Robredo (ESP) 7-5 6-1
W - Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 6-3 3-6 6-4

#10) Nicea 2011
R32 BYE
R16 Carlos Berlocq (ARG) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3
1/4 Pablo Andujar (ESP) 6-1 6-4
1/2 [2] Tomas Berdych (CZE) 6-4 6-4
F Victor Hanescu (ROU) 6-7(5) 6-4 6-3

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MTT - tytuły (17)
2017 (1) Cincinnati M1000
2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
2013 (3) Montreal M1000, Rzym M1000, Dubaj
2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


MTT - finały (20)
2018 (2) Stuttgart, Marsylia
2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
2008 (1) WTF


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If Nicolas Almagro were the Davis Cup…

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Who says history never repeats? As in 2008, world No.19 Nicolas Almagro is up against Rafael Nadal in the French Open quarter-finals. Beforehand, the Spaniard sharpens his wits with our “if you were” questionnaire.

If you were a country?
Spain .

If you were a city?
Murcia .

If you were a dish?
Fried eggs.

If you were a film?
Gladiator.

If you were a song?
"Besos" by the group El Canto del Loco.

If you were a moment in time?
Every day is a moment in time.

If you were a car?
A BMW X5.

If you were a restaurant?
Hortamira – a restaurant that belongs to some friends of mine.

If you were a drink?
Diet Coca-Cola.

If you were an historic event?
The Davis Cup.

If you were a tournament?
The Davis Cup.

If you had special powers?
To have even more power!

If you were a footballer?
Cristiano Ronaldo.

If you were a sport other than tennis?
Football.

If you were an airport?
Alicante.

If you were a time of day?
Night-time.

If you were a website?
This one! www.rolandgarros.com.

If you were a French word?
"Beaucoup" [meaning a lot].

If you were a romantic location?
Paris.

If you were a book?
Anything by Paolo Coelho.

If you were a concert?
El Canto del Loco, some friends of mine.

If you were a piece of jewellery?
A watch.

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The Last Word: ATP No. 15, Nicolas Almagro

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Almagro may hit his one-handed backhand
harder than any player in the game.


Best of 2010
He completed the Confusion Double, winning at Gstaad and Bastad (his only two titles of the year). We’ll go with the latter, where he beat Robin Soderling on his home turf for the title.

Worst of 2010
Then ranked No. 18, Almagro had a first-round bye in Hamburg but failed in his next match—on the surface he likes best, clay—against No. 59 Dennis Istomin.

Year in Review
Almagro started the season auspiciously, reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open for the first time in his career. He lost a heartbreaker at that stage to former Oz finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. As expected, he found his groove during the European clay-court swing, and it took Rafael Nadal, the eventual champ, to stop his run at Roland Garros (in the quarterfinals). Almagro didn’t do much on grass, but soon after won Bastad and Gstaad, then declared his goal in blunt terms—get into the Top 10 and stay there (he got a sniff of the position in 2008, when he hit his career-high ranking of no. 11). He was solid on hard courts but couldn’t build on his momentum, spending much of the second half of the season protecting his ranking.

See for Yourself
You can see Almagro’s big, roundhouse swings that are so effective on clay—and such a liability on faster surfaces—here:



The Last Word
Almagro is a blooded, cradle-to-grave clay-courter. It’s been said that if he were two inches taller and a few steps quicker, he’d be another Nadal. While that may be stretching it, there’s no doubt that the Spaniard could be a suitable role model for aspiring dirtballers. Those big cuts he takes will always hurt him on faster surfaces, so reaching his goal of being a consistent Top 10 player demands that he maximize his opportunities on clay. But with so many fine slow-court players around today, he has his work cut out.

—Peter Bodo

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2010 w liczbach

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Ranking: 15
Turnieje: 2 (Bastad, Gstaad)
Finały: 0
Mecze: 44-26
Zarobki: $1,205,538


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Almagro Earns 200th Win, Second Successive Title

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Nicolas Almagro wins his fifth
title on the "Golden Swing".


World No. 13 Nicolas Almagro earned his 200th tour-level match win as he captured his second ATP World Tour title in as many weeks with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Juan Ignacio Chela in the Copa Claro final on Sunday in Buenos Aires.

“It’s a very good feeling, I’m very happy after winning here and I hope it won’t just be nine titles in my career but a lot more,” said Almagro. He added about his milestone win, “It's a very high number and I hope I can keep getting to higher numbers in my career.”

The Spaniard was coming off his eighth career ATP World Tour title in Costa do Sauipe (d. Dolgopolov) last week and is on a nine-match winning streak. It is the first time in his career that he has won ATP World Tour titles in back-to-back weeks.

As winner of the ATP World Tour 250 clay-court tennis tournament, Almagro received 250 South African Airways 2011 ATP Ranking points and $82,800 in prize money.

All nine of Almagro’s ATP World Tour titles have come on clay courts, with five of those trophies coming during the Latin American “Golden Swing”, which incorporates four tournaments in South America during the month of February. As well as his successes this year, he also won back-to-back trophies in Acapulco in 2008-2009 and triumphed in Costa do Sauipe in 2008.

“It’s great to play the Latin American swing every year,” he said. “I’ve always had great results. When I was younger I made some semi-finals and lately I’ve won a lot of titles. I hope I can keep getting more here.”

The top seed Almagro squandered an early break advantage in the first set, but from 3-3 broke serve twice more to clinch the opener. Home favourite Chela was quick to respond, though, taking an early 2-1 break lead in the second set before breaking serve again in the ninth game to level the match. Breaks were exchanged early in the deciding set before Almagro broke decisively in the seventh game to wrap up victory in just over two hours.

“I knew it would be tough, but I was in good shape,” said Almagro. “It wasn’t easy because of the wind and we both had trouble with it. In the first set I was really aggressive, but in the second I made a few unforced errors that cost me the set. In the third I had to repeat what I did in the first set and happily I could do it to win.”

Chela said: “The key game was at 3-3 of the third set because I broke him the game before with great tennis but I couldn’t keep it up. I had to be more aggressive with my serve during the match because his is very good.”

Both Almagro and Chela had pulled double duty on Saturday, winning both their quarter-final and semi-final matches after rain had washed out the majority of play on Friday. In completing his quarter-final win over fourth seed Albert Montanes, the 31-year-old Chela earned his 300th tour-level match win.

The No. 35-ranked Chela was bidding to win his seventh ATP World Tour title and dropped to a 6-6 record in finals. He won two ATP World Tour clay-court titles last year in Houston (d. Querrey) and Bucharest (d. Andujar).

“It was a great week, I had a great level,” said Chela. “Of course I’m sad because I lost but I’m happy with the tennis I played.”

http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis ... Title.aspx

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2011 (1): US Open
2010 (2): Houston, Metz
2009 (3): Belgrad, Madryt, Stuttgart
2008 (3): Hamburg, Bangkok, Tokio
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ALMAGRO BREAKS TOP 10 WITH DAVYDENKO WIN

Spain’s Nicolas Almagro broke new ground in his career on Thursday when he defeated Russian Nikolay Davydenko 7-6(2), 6-3 in the third round of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. In reaching the quarter-finals of the ATP World Tour 500 clay-court tennis tournament, the 25-year-old Almagro will crack the Top 10 of the South African Airways 2011 ATP Rankings on Monday.

Murcia native Almagro will be the 17th different Spaniard to reach the Top 10 in the history of the South African Airways ATP Rankings (since August 23, 1973). He will join No. 1 Rafael Nadal and No. 6 David Ferrer as the third Spaniard amongst the game’s current crop of elite players.

"I knew that today's match could have a special reward," said Almagro. "It was the third time I had a chance to get to the Top 10, after Acapulco and Monte-Carlo first. It's an incredible feeling. There’s no better place to achieve it than in my home club in front of my own people and my family and all the home support. It’s a great reward for myself and the work of my whole team.”

Almagro can attribute much of his success in 2011 to his achievements on clay. The right-hander dominated the Latin American “Golden Swing” in February, winning back-to-back titles in Costa do Sauipe (d. Dolgopolov) and Buenos Aires (d. Chela) before finishing runner-up in Acapulco (l. to Ferrer).

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THE TEMPERAMENTAL TALENT
DEUCE

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Spain’s Nicolas Almagro finally broke into the Top 10
of the South African Airways ATP Rankings this past April.


Jose Perlas likens his protégé Nicolas Almagro to nuclear energy. If used for war, it’s bad. If used for power production, it’s good. The trick, he says, is to channel the volatile Almagro towards peaceful purposes to achieve maximum potential.

Watching Nicolas Almagro play tennis is like watching a tempest in a teacup. When he hits the ball one is never really sure if he is grunting, groaning or just simply shouting curses. Like a hammer pounding an anvil, Almagro prefers to bash the ball into a million little pieces. For the most part it is not pretty tennis, but whoever said that the Spanish prized beauty over brute force? No, they prefer to leave the aesthetics of the game to their French neighbours while they are content to march off with the gold.

In 1985, the year that Almagro was born, Spain had zero players in the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings and only four players in the Top 100. Today, Spain boasts three in the Top 10 – including Almagro – and 22 in the Top 100. In the years between then and now, the Spanish perfected a system of defensive minded tennis built around kick serves and footwork that ran from east to west in order to hit heavy topspin forehands. Yards behind the baseline they camped, rallying back and forth till either darkness halted play or the umpire died of old age.

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“He was not known so much as a fighter as much as a terminator”

Maybe Nicolas Almagro did not get the message. He might have confused “keep the ball in play” with “smack the damn ball away”? Or more likely he was going to hit the ball however and wherever the hell he wanted. You can only imagine the headache his junior tennis coaches must have had trying to get little ‘Nico’ to simply rally with the other kids. Proud or insolent, confident or cocky, whatever names Nicolas Almagro was called back then nobody dared to say that he did not have loads of talent.

Antonio Martinez, long time coach of Juan Carlos Ferrero, remembers Nicolas Almagro as a junior.

“I saw him play when he was young,” recalls Martinez. “He was not known so much as a fighter as much as a terminator. He wanted to win the point very quickly. I remember once in an ITF Junior event he won the final 6-1, 6-0. Impressionate, hombre. Very impressive.”

“He always had a lot of talent,” claims Toni Nadal. “And he hit the ball very hard as a little boy.”

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The youngest of three sons, Nicolas Almagro grew up playing tennis with his two older brothers in their hometown of Murcia. Murcia is the end of the line of the Iberian Peninsula, a region of hard rock scrub pines and vast plateaus better known for breeding bulls than producing tennis players. Nicolas Almagro showed promise early. By the age of 14 he bagged his first ATP point, and three years later he won six ITF Futures in seven finals and even won an ATP Challenger. But by then the Spanish had become spoiled. Winning Futures was mere child’s play for a nation dominating the tennis tour and often labelled the ‘Spanish Armada’ by the press.

To say that Almagro has a flair for dramatics would be putting it lightly. One only has to look at his technique. A service motion that looks like a Greco-Roman archer shooting an arrow high into the sky and a backhand that resembles more a matador performing with the cape than a tennis stroke. Just how Almagro manages to create so many acute angles off the backhand that result in clean winners defies logic. He takes the racquet back high up over his shoulder with a windmill windup that could power half of Spain. When and where he actually decides to hit the backhand is anyone’s guess, but it seems that he makes up his mind somewhere between falling off his back foot and the point of contact. His target is now easy enough to see, the spot on the court farthest from his opponent.

“He has one of the best backhands in the world,” claims Toni Nadal.

Cytuj:
“Almagro was the hot-headed, hard-hitting bad boy, and Nadal was the hard-headed, hot-hitting little gentleman”

“Many people think he can be in the Top 5,” says Antonio Martinez, “because he has two big weapons with his ground strokes and his serve – especially the second serve, which is great. But that backhand, that is special.”

For all the praise of Almagro’s power, it is his character that draws the most attention. Often times over the years, it seemed as if he was Don Quixote waging wars against windmills.

“He is aggressive, and he can get mad quickly,” states Albert Costa. “He moved to Barcelona to be with Jose Perlas and they are improving. He is trying to calm Almagro’s temperamental character and it appears to be working.”

”In the beginning of his tennis, his character was a bit complicated,” comments Martinez. “Inside the court he can be difficult, but outside he is great. Now that he has been with Perlas, he has improved his character muchísimo.”

Not everyone saw Almagro’s temper as a negative.

“What I feel about Nicolas Almagro is that he has a touch of Latino in him, much more than your normal Spanish player,” says Nicolas Pereira, current ESPN commentator and former ATP player. “I love his game.”

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So that was the situation when famed Spanish coach, Jose Perlas, took over.

“I knew him a little before we started, and I had heard about his personality and temperament,” says Jose Perlas. “He has a very strong character, the youngest of the family and he is used to getting his way. He had many years of behaving one way, and it is not easy to change quickly. He has made a big improvement, but the biggest change was from the inside and not from me. He made an agreement with himself to improve. That was the first step. Secondly, his fundamentals are very good. Antonio Gonzales Palencia was the one that has created all his tennis. I don’t know about his past, but since he has been in Barcelona, he has done all that we asked and even more. I am very pleased with Nico’s effort. He is a lovely person, and a great person to travel with.”

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“Almagro slapped his ground strokes around the court like he was smacking a bull on the butt”

“Pepe (Perlas) was an important change in my life,” admits Almagro. “He has given me all that was inside of him so I can get better. He brought a new working philosophy and since then everything is going well.”

“The only thing that I want is to be at peace with my tennis,” continues Almagro. “If people talk about me or not, I don’t know, the only thing I want is to keep on working. Working like I am doing. And for sure the results are going to keep on coming.”

If you are apt to believe that all roads lead to Rome, then figuratively speaking the same could be said that any major clay-court conquests must run through Rafa. Back in the juniors, Almagro was the hot-headed, hard-hitting bad boy. And Nadal was the hard-headed, hot-hitting little gentleman. That they would clash and clash hard was inevitable.

“It was always difficult when they played,” recalls Toni Nadal.

Obrazek

The years passed and they grew from boys to men and so it came on a warm sunny spring day back in May of 2010 that the man from Mallorca met the man from Murcia in the middle of Spain. Call it high noon in Madrid. Nicolas Almagro entered the stadium court with his high forehead tilted back like royalty, prominent Roman nose up in the air and hard-set jaw jutting out in defiance. Rafael Nadal marched in like, well, like he always does: A gladiator about to kill or be killed.

From ball one Rafa began whacking one brutal forehand after another, sending Almagro scrambling side to side with clouds of clay whirling up around his shoes. Almagro slapped his ground strokes around the court like he was smacking a bull on the butt. As the battle heated up you could almost hear the crowd singing ‘ole’ with every ground stroke. At one point early in the third set it got so intense that the Policia Nacional was put on alert.

As he usually does on clay, Rafael Nadal won the match, but not before Nicolas Almagro served notice that he was finally fit; physically and, most importantly, emotionally.

Cytuj:
“My intensity and emotions can be a strength and a weakness at times”

“My intensity and emotions can be a strength and a weakness at times,” admits Almagro. ”I have noticed since working with Pepe (Perlas), I am much more serene and relaxed on the court. And that allows me to play my best tennis.”

“Sometimes he gets too violent,” claims Perlas. “But this is not all bad. It is like atomic energy. If we use it for war, then it is bad. But if we use it to make electricity then it is good.”

Almagro was finally getting the message. And when the ATP World Tour swung through Latin America, he was firing on all cylinders. Almagro is no stranger to success in Latin America, having won there before, but this time was different.

“The biggest difference between the past and now,” admits Almagro, “is that I believe much more in my game and in me as a player.”

Obrazek

Nicolas Almagro would go on to win 13 straight matches and two titles, Costa do Sauipe and Buenos Aires. And now, Almagro found himself in a third consecutive final in Acapulco versus David Ferrer. But there was much more on the line than just a trophy.

“We knew that if he beat Ferrer in the final of Acapulco he would be Top 10,” says Perlas. “Of course that is one of the goals of any tennis player, but we did not talk about it. If we think only of getting into the Top 10 it can destroy all of our work. Yes, we are conscious of the points and rankings, but what is on our minds and in our mouths is the here and now. And our main objective is for Nico to continue improving as a player. The ranking will be a result of his evolution as a professional athlete.”

A surefire way to see what a man has under the hood is to check his record in the final set. Whether it be the third or the fifth makes no difference. Winning the final set is as good a gut check as it gets in tennis. And so far this year, Almagro has shown the grit and grind that Spanish players are known for. Almagro has won the decisive third set seven out of 11 matches. And he won the only fifth set he has played so far, a thriller against Igor Andreev, in Melbourne.

“The biggest difference this year is that he has matured,” claims Perlas. “And he did a great physical training in the pre-season that allowed him to maintain a high level during all those tough matches in three weeks in Latin America.”

Nicolas Almagro finally entered the Top 10 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings in Barcelona this year. It has been a long journey for Almagro and to make that final step at the club where he began training with Perlas made it all the more special.

“He has made big improvements the past year,” says Costa. “Perlas knows what to do and how to do it. Credit to Nicolas for doing the work.”

Power can be a two-edged sword. The challenge, as Nicolas Almagro has learned, is how to wield it. By controlling his temper and building his body, Almagro has risen to meet the expectations that for so long seemed just out of his reach.

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Roland Garros: Rywal Kubota jak Terminator i energia nuklearna

"Oglądać go w akcji to jak oglądać burzę w szklance. To nie jest ładny tenis, ale Hiszpanie zostawili piękno w grze swoim francuskim sąsiadom, sami zadowolając się marszem po złoto" - pisze o Nicolásie Almagro magazyn "Deuce".
We wtorek Almagro szczególnie zainteresuje polskich fanów tenisa, gdy po południu na korcie nr 6 stadionu Roland Garros w Paryżu zmierzy się z Łukaszem Kubotem w I rundzie międzynarodowych mistrzostw Francji.

Almagro w oczach znających go trenerów jawi się jako tenisista niezwykle charakterny.

- Ma jeden z najlepszych bekhendów na świecie - zapewnia Toni Nadal, stryj i trener Rafy. - Zawsze miał mnóstwo talentu. A już jako mały chłopiec uderzał piłkę bardzo mocno.

José Perlas, trener Almagro: - Jest jak energia nuklearna. Ta użyta do wojny jest złem. Użyta to produkcji elektryczności jest dobrem. Sztuka polega na tym, by przekierować zmiennego Nicolása tak, by jak bardziej wykorzystać jego potencjał. Ma bardzo silny charakter, był najmłodszy w rodzinie i przyzwyczaił się do walki o swoje. Ale także dzięki mnie wyraził zgodę na poprawę.

O wpływie trenera Perlasa mówił także sam Almagro: - Pepe przyniósł nową filozofię pracy - mówi zawodnik pochodzący z Murcii, leżącej po zachodniej stronie Półwyspu Iberyjskiego.

Antonio Martínez, wieloletni trener Juana Carlos Ferrero, o Almagro w czasach juniorskich: - Był znany nie tyle jako wojownik, co Terminator. Chciał wygrać szybko każdy punkt. Dziś wielu myśli, że może być w Top 5, ponieważ ma dwie wielkie bronie: mocne przyłożenie i serwis, szczególnie drugi. Ale czymś szczególnym jest jego bekhend.

O temperamencie Almagro mówi w końcu Albert Costa, kapitan Hiszpanii w Pucharze Davisa: - Jest agresywny, bardzo szybko wpada we wściekłość. Przeniósł się do Barcelony, by być z Perlasem i trzeba przyznać, że robią postęp.

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Nico Almagro: Nie wiem, co się stało...

Po porażce w I rundzie Roland Garros Nicolás Almagro kategorycznie zaprzeczył, jakoby był zmęczony po ubiegłotygodniowym turnieju w Nicei. Hiszpan wskazał na coraz lepszą w trakcie meczu grę Łukasza Kubota.

- Nie wiem, co się stało - tłumaczył po porażce w pięciu setach z lubinianinem. - On zaczął grać coraz lepiej, lepiej ode mnie w końcówce trzeciego seta. Nie pokazałem najlepszego tenisa i poległem. To był bardzo trudny mecz - dodał. Jeszcze na temat Kubota: - Jest bardzo agresywnym zawodnikiem. Dziś naprawdę dobrze uderzał piłkę.

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Almagro znowu 2...

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Najpierw Acapulco, teraz Hamburg - Nicolas Almagro wciąż bez tytułu ATP-500 w tym roku. Na osłodę pozostają Nico 3 wygrane turnieje troszkę niższej rangi - 250, tj. Costa do Sauipe, Buenos Aires i Nicea. Wczorajsza porażka z Gillesem Simonem była 4 finałową porażką w karierze 26-letniego Hiszpana.

Nicolas Almagro - przegrane finały (4)
2011 (2) Acapulco, Hamburg
2008 (1) Valencia
2007 (1) Bastad

Pomimo porażki w finale, Nicolas powrócił w dzisiejszym notowaniu do Top-10 rankingu Entry.

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2017 (1) Cincinnati M1000
2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
2013 (3) Montreal M1000, Rzym M1000, Dubaj
2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


MTT - finały (20)
2018 (2) Stuttgart, Marsylia
2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
2008 (1) WTF


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Nicolas Almagro led all players on grass this season by winning 84 percent of his first serve points.


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2016 (1) Sankt Petersburg
2015 (1) Rotterdam
2013 (3) Montreal M1000, Rzym M1000, Dubaj
2012 (1) Toronto M1000
2011 (4) Waszyngton, Belgrad, Miami M1000, San Jose
2010 (2) Wiedeń, Rotterdam
2009 (2) Szanghaj M1000, Eastbourne
2008 (2) US Open, Estoril


MTT - finały (20)
2018 (2) Stuttgart, Marsylia
2017 (2) Sztokholm, Indian Wells M1000
2016 (2) Newport, Rotterdam
2015 (1) Halle
2014 (1) Tokio
2013 (2) Basel, Kuala Lumpur
2011 (3) WTF, Cincinnati M1000, Rzym M1000
2010 (2) Basel, Marsylia
2009 (4) WTF, Stuttgart, Wimbledon, Madryt M1000
2008 (1) WTF


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HEINEKEN OPEN 2012

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Auckland looks set for a Spanish invasion with a second top 10 player – world No. 10 Nicolas Almagro – confirmed to play at next year’s Heineken Open.

The 26 year old joins fellow Spaniards, current world No. 5 and defending champion David Ferrer and former world No. 7 Fernando Verdasco, as three of the top ranking players for the 2012 Heineken Open.

Almagro will make his sixth appearance in Auckland when he takes to the courts in the Panasonic Singles from 9-14 January 2012.

This year the hard-hitting Spaniard made a superb start to the season with back-to-back ATP World Tour titles in Costa do Sauipe and Buenos Aires. He reached his third successive final a week later in Acapulco, where his 13-match winning streak came to an end with a loss to countryman Ferrer.

Almagro collected his third title of the year in Nice before reaching his fifth final of 2011 in Hamburg.

Heineken Open Tournament Director Richard Palmer says Almagro hinted at a stronger showing for the 2011 season with his semi-final effort in Auckland.

“Nicolas has unlimited potential but I’m not sure we’ve always seen the best of him here in Auckland. After the outstanding year he’s had he’ll certainly be keeping the other Spaniards honest in next year’s Heineken Open.”

Almagro has 10 singles titles to his name – all on his favoured clay surface. His best showings at Grand Slams are two quarter-finals at the French Open in 2008 and last year. He has nearly $US5.6 million in career earnings.


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2018: Doha
2017: Szanghaj, Bazylea
2016: Queen's Club, Atlanta
2014: Pekin
2013: Montpellier, Atlanta
2012: Kuala Lumpur, Szanghaj, Bazylea

Finały (17):
2018: Dubaj, Umag
2017: Sofia, Barcelona, s-Hertogenbosch', Wimbledon
2016: Genewa, s-Hertogenbosch
2013: Barcelona, Madryt, Paryż - Bercy
2012: Dubaj, Estoril, Madryt, Rzym, Nicea
2011: Los Angeles

Gra podwójna:

Tytuły (4): Wimbledon’13, Australian Open’15, Roland Garros’15, Us Open'17
Finały (2): Us Open’15, Wimbledon’16


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2011 w liczbach

Ranking: 10
Tytuł: 3 (Costa do Sauipe, Buenos Aires, Nicea)
Finały: 2 (Acapulco, Hamburg)
Bilans gier: 47-23
Zarobki: $1,571,007

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2018: Brisbane, Quito, Indian Wells, Monte Carlo, Monachium, Roland Garros
2017: Auckland, Waszyngton, Shenzen
2015: Doha, Sydney, Houston, Roland Garros
2013: US Open
2012: Nicea
2011: Los Angeles, WTF Londyn
Wcześniej: Za słaba era, żeby coś wpisywać.

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2018: Halle
2017: Stuttgart
2016: Tokio, Shanghai, Bazylea
2015: Wiedeń, WTF Londyn
2014: Doha
2013: Cincinnati
2012: Monte Carlo, Roland Garros, Sztokholm
2011: Marsylia, Monte Carlo, Wimbledon, US Open
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The Last Word: ATP No. 10, Nicolas Almagro

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Though he had some disappointing individual results,
Almagro put forth the most consistent year of his career.



Best of 2011

Almagro set himself up to crack the Top 10 with a torrid early-season stretch and ended up winning three of five finals on the year. He won back-to-back titles at Costa Do Sauipe and Buenos Aires (defeating Alexandr Dolgopolov and Juan Ignacio Chela for the titles, respectively) and reached the final at his next event, Acapulco (losing to Ferrer).

Worst of 2011

Immediately after winning his third title of the year in Nice, Almagro lost a heartbreaker to Lukasz Kubot in the first round of Roland Garros, 6-4 in the fifth.

Year in Review

Almagro lost to Novak Djokovic in the round-of-16 at the Australian Open; it was his earliest loss of the year until he stumbled in the round-of-32 at Indian Wells. Almagro didn’t do as well as he hoped in the clay-court Masters events, and he struggled at two of the majors (French Open and the U.S. Open, where he lost in the first round to No. 81 Julien Benneteau). He tailed off toward the end of the year, losing first-round matches at three of his last four tournaments, two of them Masters-level.

The Last Word
Almagro needs to pull off a few more upsets; the guys he beat for his three titles were all ranked well below him, but he lost his other two finals to superior-ranked opponents: David Ferrer (No. 6) in Acapulco, and Gilles Simon (No. 18) in Hamburg.

—Peter Bodo

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Looking forward to Indian experience: Almagro

Spain's Nicolas Almagro, who will debut in the Aircel Chennai Open this coming January, says he's looking forward to the Indian experience. With three titles and two finals in 2011, the 26-year-old is set, for the first time in his career, to end a year in the top 10. The baseline slugger, seeded second for the season-opening tournament, dwells on the past year and looks ahead at 2012 in a freewheeling interview.

Q: Your goals for the 2012 season?

I'll try to play my best tennis, and if possible remain in the top 10, but I need to work very hard to do that.


Q: Specific areas you think need improvement?

I need to improve my volley and try to be consistent all through the season.


Q: High and low points in 2011?

The high point was winning three titles and reaching two finals. The low has to be the defeat at Roland Garros (Almagro lost in the first round to Pole Lukasz Kubot after being two sets up).


Q: Reason for choosing Chennai as 2012 season opener?

I was told that the tournament is really good and it would be a great experience. Should be a great week for everyone involved. We need all the supporters to enjoy an amazing atmosphere.


Q: On Indian players on the Tour.

I've played against some of them, and I think Indian tennis is growing.


Q: Rafael Nadal's influence on Spanish tennis.

A lot. For all Spanish players Rafa is a hero and everybody wants to be like him.


Q: If you could choose a model or actress to take out to dinner, who would you choose and why?

For me my girlfriend is the most beautiful girl in the world.


Q: Have you tried any Indian cuisine or listened to any Indian music?

No, but I'll do all that in Chennai.
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