Search for images or browse the galleries Losing in the first rounds of Apia International Sydney, Australian Open, and Brasil Open and the second rounds of the Brisbane International and the VTR Open. Editorial Content may not be modified or otherwise altered from its original state, with the exception of cropping the Editorial Content in such a way that it does not materially change the original state. Karim Perona. To purchase an image you do not need to register The injury made him miss the European season, including the French Open, which ends his streak of 41 straight slams played. At the Master events of Pacific Life Open and NASDAQ-100 Open, he reached the fourth round losing to Tim Henman and withdrew with a neck injury in the third round, respectively. Click here for a full player profile. He then played at the Brasil Open, where was upset by compatriot Pablo Andújar 4–6, 7–5, 2–6 in the second round. 2 Andy Roddick in straight sets. He came back at the ATP Challenger Tour and won two title in Italy at the Città di Caltanissetta defeating Gastão Elias and Aspria Tennis Cup Trofeo City Life defeating Martín Alund, both in straight sets. He cites Arantxa Sánchez (with whom he won the 2002 Hopman Cup for Spain) as his favorite female player among retired players; among recently active players his favorite male and female players are Roger Federer and Justine Henin. Robredo's first serve is not considered his weapon due to its lack of any significant pace, but it is not weak to the point that opponents can capitalise on it. 6 Tomáš Berdych in the third round, his first win over a top-10 player in three years. Robredo suffered first round loses at the Brasil Open and Kremlin Cup, and second round loses at CA-TennisTrophy and Mutua Madrileña Masters Madrid. Robredo ended the year as the world no. Tommy Robredo Garcés (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtomi roˈβɾeðo ɣaɾˈθes],[a][4] Catalan: [ɡəɾˈses]; born 1 May 1982) is a Spanish professional tennis player. In 2012, Robredo did not play for the first five months due to a knee injury. 1 Lleyton Hewitt in five sets 4–6, 1–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 in the third round and three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten in the fourth round, before eventually falling in a second five-set match to defending champion Albert Costa 6–2, 6–3, 4–6, 5–7, 2–6. He then went back to clay, reaching the quarterfinals of the Telenordia Swedish Open and third round of the Mercedes Cup. In the rest of the European clay season, he reached the third rounds of Monte Carlo Masters and Telecom Italia Masters. At the Masters Internazionali BNL d'Italia and Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, he fell in the third round to Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, respectively. This makes him especially vulnerable against clutch players who can make use of their opponents' speed or direction to turn the point around, such as Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. He ended the year inside the top 10 for the first time at number 7. 7 Juan Carlos Ferrero 7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–4 in the second round, before losing to Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets. Profile | Ranking | Results | Statistics. [20] Robredo lost to David Ferrer in straight sets in the quarterfinals. He then upset second seed Fernando Verdasco, 6–4, 6–3, in the quarterfinals. He played in Spain again at the Majorca Open reaching the second round. He defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber, before losing in straight sets to Juan Martín del Potro in the quarterfinals 3–6, 4–6, 2–6. (Robredo's mother Dolores is herself a former assistant coach.) Ferrero Challenger Open 2019. At the Miami Masters, he was able to reach the fourth round, once again losing to Carlos Moyà. He is known for his versatility and solid groundstrokes on both wings. He then eventually won two Challenger events in Espinho, Portugal defeating Jimy Szymanski and in Seville, Spain defeating Óscar Serrano. Robredo was named the Spanish Tennis Writers Association player of the year.[21]. Villena, Spain. He then followed it up with his first final of the year at the Torneo Godó facing compatriot Rafael Nadal but lost in straight sets 4–6, 4–6, 0–6. Despite his mixed results, he was able to reach the fourth round of the French Open after defeating world no. He then lost in the second round of the International German Open and Legg Mason Tennis Classic after receiving a bye, he lost to Iván Navarro and Juan Carlos Ferrero, respectively. Robredo began the year by winning the Hopman Cup for Spain with partner María José Martínez Sánchez. He then fell in the first rounds of the Swedish Open and Mercedes Cup. Robredo had a great start to his 2004 season with a semifinal at the Chennai Open losing to Paradorn Srichaphan 6–1, 6–7(10–12), 5–7 and a quarterfinal at the Adidas International losing to Carlos Moyà 1–6, 2–6. He reached his fourth semifinal of the If Stockholm Open losing to Paradorn Srichaphan. He followed it up with another quarterfinal at the Portugal Open, losing to Andreas Seppi. He made his final French Open preparation at the World Team Cup, defeating Vincent Spadea and Tommy Haas, but lost to Thomas Johansson. 1 Roger Federer in straight sets. He then lost in the third round of the Pacific Life Open and first match at the NASDAQ-100 Open. Robredo began playing tennis regularly when he was five and his family moved to Olot, where his father Ángel became the director of the local tennis club, Club Natació Olot. [19] This was the second time he has been part of a winning Hopman Cup team. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. However, at the US Open, he was able to get past the first round of a Grand Slam for the first time in the year by reaching the fourth round with wins over Lukáš Rosol, 6–4, 6–3, 6–1, Julien Benneteau, 6–4, 6–6 RET, Michaël Llodra, 3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–4, 2–1 RET, but fell to 12th seed Mikhail Youzhny 5–7, 2–6, 6–4, 4–6. He then suffered 3 back-to-back loses starting with the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament to Novak Djokovic in three sets, it is then followed by loses at the Dubai Tennis Championships and Pacific Life Open. He began the Asian swing by losing in the first round of the China Open to Fabio Fognini. However, he entered the top 100 once again due to not having to defend any points. In 1999, he made the semifinals of the boys' event at the French Open[8] and won a Futures tournament in singles as well as another in doubles. At the US Open Series, he reached the third round of the Western & Southern Open, losing to Tomáš Berdych in straight sets, after earning his second top-10 win of the season over Stanislas Wawrinka in the second round, and the third round of the Winston-Salem Open losing to Gaël Monfils. He once again lost to Agustín Calleri at the quarterfinals of the Open Seat Godo. He bounced back again at the ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, winning his second title of the year over Fabio Fognini in the final. He reached his lone final of the year at the Mercedes Cup but lost to Guillermo Coria in straight sets 6–2, 6–2, 6–1. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. In the Final against the United States, Sánchez Vicario lost 1–6, 6–7 to Monica Seles before Robredo levelled the tie with a 6–3, 2–6, 7–6 victory over Jan-Michael Gambill. Robredo ended the year as the world no. At times, even though he has gained a significant advantage through his groundstrokes, Robredo does not make an effort to end off the point cleanly by hitting a clean winner or by coming up to the net to volley. He backed it up with a third round appearance at the Open SEAT Godó after defeating his first top 20 player in then world no. He fell to Carlos Moyà in straight sets. He began the indoor season at the semifinal of the BA-CA-TennisTrophy, losing to Ivan Ljubičić. [18] At the Swedish Open, he was the defending champion and the top seed. Villena, Spain. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Robredo started the year at the Medibank International Sydney, where he lost to Mario Ančić, 6–2, 6–1 in the second round. At the grass courts, as the top seed he was upset by qualifier Peter Wessels at the quarterfinals of the Ordina Open. 1. ATP Ranking. Your IP: At the slam of Wimbledon, he reached the second round but lost to Sargis Sargsian. He then reached the semifinals of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters after upsetting then world no. He then reached his first semifinal in two years at the Copa Claro, losing to eventual champion David Ferrer. At the Sony Ericsson Open, he was able to reach the quarterfinals losing to eventual runner-up Guillermo Cañas 6–7(5–7), 1–6. He was recognized by the Spanish editions of Men's Health and Marie Claire, as well as People en Español. He then represented Spain in the Davis Cup against Peru and won both his matches. Robredo reached the third round of Wimbledon, at which he was seeded 15th, by coming back from two sets down to beat Austrian Stefan Koubek. On European clay, first in the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, he was defeated by his Buenos Aires finals opponent Juan Mónaco, 2–6, 4–6, in the second round. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 *** Good Luck in your next tournaments sweeties! Here, he won all of his singles matches defeating John Isner, 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 7–6(7–4), Victor Hănescu, 6–3 ret, and over Lleyton Hewitt, 6–2, 6–4. He followed this up by defeating Gaël Monfils in five tightly-contested sets, saving four match points in the fourth set at 3–5 and 4–5 down. At the Barcelona Open BancSabadell, he defeated world no. At Wimbledon, he lost to Tommy Haas 4–6, 4–6, 3–6 in the second round. Current through the 2020 French Open Qualifying. Robredo then beat Nicolas Almagro, again in five sets, having trailed by a break of serve in each of the last three sets. Place of birth. He played on the clay courts of Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, but once again lost to Filippo Volandri in the quarterfinals. There, he overcame a 0–10 head-to-head against Federer to win in three sets and reach his first US Open quarterfinal. The injury made him miss some events. There he reached the final, his first final of a Masters event after defeating Mario Ančić 7–5, 6–4 in the semifinal, he was able to capture the title defeating Radek Štěpánek 6–1, 6–3, 6–3 in the final. However, he fell early at the Austrian Open Kitzbühel and Orange Warsaw Open losing in the second round. • Despite bad showings at the tournaments leading up the US Open, Robredo managed to find some form and was rewarded with yet another fourth-round appearance of the US Open after wins over Donald Young, Guillermo García-López, and James Blake. However, he can also counter-punch, the height of his balls giving him enough time to recover and preventing opponents from capitalising on weak returns. However, he lost to Juan Mónaco 0–6, 2–6. 27 Andreas Seppi in the first round, before losing to Leonardo Mayer in four sets. Holder Date Gained Date Forfeited Novak Djokovic (SRB) Year-End 2012: 6 October 2013 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 7 October 2013 Year-End 2013: Doubles. At his US Open preparation, he was upset in the second round Rogers Cup by José Acasuso. Download images you like using Paypal or credit card, 1. He then reached his first slam final at the Grand Prix Hassan II losing to Guillermo Cañas 5–7, 2–6 in the final, the result pushed him inside the top 100 for the first time.

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