FELICIANO LOPEZ

2013 AEGON International, Feliciano LOPEZ
Lopez, Feliciano Lopez, Feliciano 
Birthplace:
Toledo, España
Residence
Madrid, España
Height
6’2″ (188 cm)
Weight
187 lbs (85 kg)
Plays
Left-handed
Turned Pro
1997

Feliciano López was born in Toledo, Spain, on the 20th of September, 1981 and has been a professional since 1997.

He started playing tennis aged five and following thanks an exceptional junior career he joined the ATP circuit in 2000, although it wasn’t until 2004 that he got to his first singles final – in Dubai.

He also contributed to Spanish victory in the 2004 Davis Cup, playing in the first round of a tournament he had competed in a season before in the doubles category alongside Alex Corretja, losing in the final against Australia.

In 2005 he became the first Spaniard to reach the Wimbledon quarter finals since Manuel Orantes reached the semis back in 1992, but he was knocked out by Lleyton Hewitt.

In 2006 he reached the final of Gstaad and in 2007 he achieved his best result in the US Open, reaching the fourth round.

But it was in 2008 when his career took a real leap forward. He lifted the Davis Cup with Spain, defeating Argentina 3-1 and winning two points for his country; one in the singles competition against Juan Martín del Potro and another alongside Verdasco in the doubles.

That year he also reached the final in Dubai and the quarter finals at Wimbledon. In 2009 he added a second Davis Cup to his collection, contributing a point won in the doubles alongside Fernando Verdasco against the Czech Republic in the final.

In 2010 he bagged his second ATP title in Johannesburg.

In 2011 he contributed to another Spanish victory in the Davis Cup, again playing doubles against Argentina, but losing this time. He also reached the final in Belgrade, where he fell to world No.1 Novak Djokovic. He began 2012 at no19 in the ATP rankings.

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