Player Profiles

(11) Nicolas Almagro

  • DOB: 21/08/1985
  • Nationality: ESP
  • Became Pro: 2003
  • Height: 1.83
Nicolas Almagro - outside chance at Roland Garros.

Player Profile

Among Spain's armada of title hopefuls is the man known simply as: "Nico".

Athletic right-hander Almagro boasts a fizzing forehand and heads to Roland Garros having already reached one clay-court final - in Acapulco - this season.

All seven of his ATP career titles have all come on the red stuff, a surface on which the 25-year-old is most at home.

He is a two-time quarter-finalist at the French Open and fell both times to a rampant Rafeal Nadal in straight sets.

Almagro certainly has the game to go deep at Roland Garros, however you feel he will need some assistance from the draw.

A player the top five will be wary of, if nothing else.

Ten-year Grand Slam History

Australian Open -QFR4R4R4R3R1R1R1R1
French Open -R4-R1QFR3QFR2R2R2
Wimbledon -R3R3R3R1R3R2R1R1R1
US Open -R1R4R1R3R3R3R3R1R2

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