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Fernando Verdasco Carmona

Born: November 15, 1983 in Madrid Height: 1.88 m Plays: Left-handed (two-handed backhand) “It’s the most exciting victory of my life. Playing for my country, against the best players, it’s a dream,” said Verdasco, one of the most hardworking and … Continue reading

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Nicolas Kiefer

Born: July 5, 1977 in Holzminden (NiederSachsen) Height: 1.82 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) When he appeared on the big scene in the late ’90s along with Tommy Haas as potential successors of Boris Becker and Michael Stich, I knew … Continue reading

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Brad Gilbert

Born: August 9, 1961 in Oakland (California) Height: 1.85 m Plays: Right-handed He will be remembered as an excellent coach who considerably helped many great players, especially three who share the same name “Andrew”: Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and Andy … Continue reading

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Ivan Ljubičić

Born: March 19, 1979 in Banja Luka (Bosna i Hercegovina in Yugoslavia)Height: 1.93 mPlays: Right-handed Due to the Yugoslav Wars in the early 90s, he emigrated with his parents to Italy, where he began his serious tennis voyage. Perhaps the … Continue reading

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Dominik Hrbatý

Born: January 4, 1978 in Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj in Czechoslovakia) Height: 1.82 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) The youngest Top 100 player of 1996 as the “King of Challengers”. The 18-year-old Slovak began that year ranked No. 315 participating in … Continue reading

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Magnus Gustafsson

Born: January 3, 1967 in Lund (Skåne) Height: 1.86 m Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand) He came into the world in a city by the Baltic Sea where was also born the most famous Swedish actor (Max von Sydow), and began … Continue reading

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Gustavo Kuerten

Born: September 10, 1976 in Florianópolis (Santa Catarina) Height: 1.91 m Plays: Right-handed Gustavo “Guga” Kuerten, of German descent, had a paternal great-grandfather named “Kürten” and a maternal great-grandfather named “Thümmel“. In 1995, Kuerten made his first trip to Germany … Continue reading

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Fernando González Ciuffardi 

Born: July 29, 1980 in Santiago (Región Metropolitana) Height: 1.83 m Plays: Right-handed One of the most captivating players to watch in the 2000s, he claimed the French Open junior championship in 1998 by defeating Juan Carlos Ferrero in the … Continue reading

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Yannick Noah

Born: May 18, 1960 in Sedan (Grand Est) Height: 1.93 m Plays: Right-handed Noah, the sole French champion in the Open Era, stands out as one of the premier players of the 80s, with a game style that was uniquely … Continue reading

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Greg Rusedski

Born: September 6, 1973 in Montreal (Quebec) Height: 1.93 m Plays: Left-handed July 1992, I first encountered this surname with typical Polish suffix “-ski”. At 19 years old, Rusedski shared a position of the most gifted Canadian in decades with … Continue reading

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