(16) Juan Carlos Ferrero
- DOB: 12/02/1980
- Nationality: ESP
- Became Pro: 1998
- Height: 1.83
It's now seven years since Juan Carlos was the king of clay.
Having finished runner-up to Albert Costa in 2002, Ferrero went one better 12 months later with a crushing victory over Martin Verkerk.
The Spaniard was clearly the best player on the red stuff at the time and later that year became world number one, but illness and injuries soon took their toll and he was soon usurped by the likes of Rafael Nadal.
However, he is enjoying something of an Indian summer to his career.
Before last year's French Open, Ferrero was ranked outside the world's top 100 but after a fine run over the past 12 months he's back in the top 20.
He won in both Costa do Sauipe and Buenos Aires during the South American claycourt swing this season, but results have not been as good in Europe.
It's asking a lot for Ferrero to go all the way again at Roland Garros but he remains a player the title favourites won't want in their section of the draw.
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