Feliciano López

Feliciano López
Feliciano López 1, Aegon Championships, London, UK - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceMadrid, Spain
Born (1981-09-20) 20 September 1981 (age 37)
Toledo, Spain
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro1997
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachJosé Clavet
Prize moneyUS$ 15,787,000
Career record473–430 (52.38%)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 12 (2 March 2015)
Current rankingNo. 63 (5 November 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2012, 2015)
French Open4R (2004)
WimbledonQF (2005, 2008, 2011)
US OpenQF (2015)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsAlt (2014)
Olympic Games3R (2004, 2012)
Career record225–270 (45.45%)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 9 (7 November 2016)
Current rankingNo. 29 (29 October 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2009, 2015)
French OpenW (2016)
Wimbledon3R (2008)
US OpenF (2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2016)
Olympic GamesSF – 4th (2012)
Mixed doubles
Career record5–3 (62.5%)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open2R (2004)
Wimbledon3R (2011)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2004, 2008, 2009, 2011)
Hopman CupRR (2017)
Last updated on: 31 October 2018.

Feliciano López Díaz-Guerra (Spanish pronunciation: [feliˈθjano ˈlopeθ ˈði.aθ ˈɣera];[2][a] born 20 September 1981) is a Spanish professional tennis player on the ATP Tour. He was born in Toledo and now lives in the Spanish capital, Madrid. López achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 12 in March 2015.[3]

In 2005, he was the first male Spanish tennis player to reach the quarter-finals of Wimbledon since 1972, when Manuel Orantes reached the semi-finals. He repeated the feat in 2008 and 2011. López defeated Tim Henman at the 2007 Wimbledon second round in what would be Henman's last Wimbledon match. Throughout his career, he has played in the most five-set matches that have gone beyond 6–6 in the post-tiebreak era, his longest fifth set being 16–14 at the 2009 Australian Open against Gilles Müller. He reached the quarter-finals of the US Open in 2015,[4] and won his first Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open when he won the men's doubles title with Marc López. In 2017 at the age of 35 López won the Aegon Championship at The Queen's Club, London, beating Marin Čilić in a third set tiebreak. As of the 2018 US Open, López has made 67 consecutive Grand Slam main draw appearances, surpassing the previous record of 65 consecutive appearances held by Roger Federer.

Playing style

López is left-handed and uses a single-handed backhand. He is known for his strong serve and ability to play balls repeatedly on the baseline, and is also a confident net player and has been known to serve and volley. Unlike most Spanish players, who almost always prefer clay courts due to the popularity of that surface in their country, López is an exceptionally strong grass-court player, with three quarter-final runs at Wimbledon (his strongest Grand Slam showing), as well as a titles on grass at the Aegon International in 2013, 2014 and 2017. This is due in part to his more traditional playing style, which is more like grass-court legends Pete Sampras and Roger Federer than fellow Spaniard Rafael Nadal. This traditional arsenal includes a big serve and a willingness to come into the net.

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српски / srpski: Фелисијано Лопез
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