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Tommy Robredo

Date of birth : 1982-05-01
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Hostalric, Spain
Nationality : Spanish
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-24

Tommy Robredo is a Spanish professional tennis player. On 8 May 2006, he broke into the world's top ten for the first time. His highest singles ranking to date is No. 5, which he first reached on 28 August 2006 soon after winning the Hamburg Masters.

He turned professional in 1998 and was coached by José Manuel "Pepo" Clavet and is now coached by Karim Perona. Robredo considers his forehand to be his best shot, and red clay is his favorite surface.

Singles Titles

2009: Buenos Aires, Costa Do Sauipe
2008: Bastad
2007: Metz, Sopot
2006: Bastad, Hamburg
2004: Barcelona
2001: Sopot

Doubles Titles

2009: Costa Do Sauipe
2008: Monte Carlo
2004: Chennai

2011:
Tommy started his 2011 season at the 2011 Heineken Open where he lost to Thomaz Bellucci 4-6, 6-3, 1-6 after defeating Michael Venus 6-7(6), 6-3, 6-0. At the 2011 Australian Open, he reached the fourth round with wins against Somdev Devvarman 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-4, 16th seed Mardy Fish 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 and Sergiy Stakhovsky 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 before losing to 2nd seed and defending champion Roger Federer in 4 sets 3-6, 6-3, 3-6, 2-6. He then played at the Latin-American Swing at the 2011 Movistar Open as the 6th seed he defeated Frederico Gil 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, Ricardo Mello 6-0, 7-6(7), Máximo González 6-3, 6-1 and Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. In his first final in almost two years where he rallied from 5-2 down in the third set to defeat Santiago Giraldo 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (5). He then played at the 2011 Brasil Open where he defeated Fabio Fognini 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3 but was upset by compatrior Pablo Andújar 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. He the reach the semifinals at the 2011 Copa Claro losing to eventual champion Nicolas Almagro 5-7, 1-6, he earned a win over world no. 20 David Nalbandian 6-4, 6-4. At the 2011 BNP Paribas Open, he was able to reach the quarterfinals but withdrew from the match due to a strained left abductor muscle, which caused him to miss the 2011 Sony Ericsson Open. At the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Robredo upset 6th seed Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3 and was on course to upset 11th seed Viktor Troicki leading 6-3, 1-2 on serve but was forced to retire due to a left leg injury.

PERSONAL:

Full name is Tommy Robredo Garces
Began playing tennis at age five and progressed through years to become No. 1 junior in Spain in 2000
Grew up playing on hard courts at Olot Swimming Club (100 miles north of Barcelona) and at age 14 first played on clay courts at Spanish Federation Tennis Center in Barcelona (C.A.R.)
Father, Angel, a tennis coach, was a big fan of the musical "The Who" and named his son after the group (Tommy bought the movie from "The Who" to find out more about it)
In June 2007, he and his father met the band at Wembley Arena in London
Mother, Dolores, was an assistant tennis coach and now a housewife
Supports FC Barcelona and favorite player is Puyol
In juniors, won Orange Bowl 16-under in 1998 and in 2000 reached final at Roland Garros (l. to Mathieu)
One year later, advanced to 4th RD in main draw, the most success the following year from junior to tour competition
Considers forehand his best shot and clay his favorite surface but knows it is absolutely necessary to play on all surfaces
Appeared in "People en Espanol" in September 2007 issue and "UK Cosmopolitan" magazine in July 2007
In October 2007, received Men's Health "Most Stylish Man" in Spain award
Has a 6-9 career Davis Cup record (5-6 in singles) in nine ties
Coached by countryman and former ATP pro Jose Clavet (since January 2007).


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