Player Profiles

(14) Nicolas Almagro

  • DOB: 21/08/1985
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Became Pro: 2003
  • Height: 1.83
Almagro - made quarter-finals last season.

Player Profile

To be frank, it will be a major surprise if Almagro is challenging at the business end of proceedings in Melbourne.

His best results have all come on slower clay - indeed all seven of his ATP career titles have all come on the surface.

Two of those came during a fine 2010 campaign, one which propelled him close to gaining a place in the world's top 10 for the first time.

That will now be the aim for the Spaniard, who last year made the fourth round here - the only time he has made the second week in six visits.

He'll do well to repeat that effort in 2011.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

Australian Open -R4R3R1R1R1R1---
French Open -QFR3QFR2R2R2R1--
Wimbledon -R1R3R2R1R1R1---
US Open -R3R3R3R3R1R2---

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Experts & Blogs

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