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Martin Verkerk retires from men's tennis

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Dutchman Martin Verkerk, a surprise semifinalist at the 2003 French Open, announced his retirement from professional tennis on Wednesday.

Soderling beats Roddick at Lyon tennis

LYON, France, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- No. 7 seed Robin Soderling beat top-seeded Andy Roddick in straight sets during Friday quarterfinals at the Lyon Tennis Grand Prix in Lyon, France.

Roddick reaches quarterfinals in Lyon

LYON, France, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick reached the quarterfinals of the Lyon Grand Prix Thursday, surviving two tiebreaks with fellow-American Robby Ginepri.

Monfils advances to Vienna quarters

VIENNA, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- France's Gael Monfils, a semifinalist at the French Open this summer, was among Thursday's second-round winners at the Bank Austria Tennis Trophy in Vienna.
Ferrero advances on Vienna upset

Ferrero advances on Vienna upset

VIENNA, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Juan Carlos Ferrero upset fourth-seeded Ivo Karlovic in first-round action Monday at the $930,000 Bank Austria Tennis Trophy tournament in Vienna.
Roddick, upsets rule at China Open

Roddick, upsets rule at China Open

BEIJING, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Andy Roddick rallied for a three-set victory Friday but there were three upsets in quarterfinal action at the $524,000 China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
No. 1 seed Ferrer ousted at China Open

No. 1 seed Ferrer ousted at China Open

BEIJING, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Top-seeded David Ferrer was upset in straight sets Thursday in second-round play at the $524,000 China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.
Robredo opens his China Open play with win

Robredo opens his China Open play with win

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Sixth-seeded Tommy Robredo was a straight-set winner Tuesday in first-round play at the $524,000 China Open tennis tournament in Beijing.

Djokovic over Nadal, plays Murray in final

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Serb Novak Djokovic beat second-seeded Rafael Nadal in the semifinals at the $2.615 million Western & Southern Financial Group Masters.
Safin beats 3rd-seed Djokovic at Wimbledon

Safin beats 3rd-seed Djokovic at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 25 (UPI) -- Unseeded Marat Safin knocked off world No. 3 Novak Djokovic in straight sets Wednesday in second-round play at The Championships in Wimbledon.
Federer stretches grass record to 60

Federer stretches grass record to 60

WIMBLEDON, England, June 23 (UPI) -- Roger Federer was a straight-set winner Monday, opening his attempt at a sixth-consecutive Wimbledon title with his 60th consecutive grass-court match win.
Federer in tough draw at Wimbledon

Federer in tough draw at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England, June 20 (UPI) -- Roger Federer's path to a sixth consecutive Wimbledon championship includes a potential semifinal meeting with Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic.
Nadal still perfect at French Open

Nadal still perfect at French Open

PARIS, May 28 (UPI) -- Three-time defending champion Rafael Nadal remained perfect at the French Open, taking a straight-set win in first-round play Wednesday at the Grand Slam event.
Djokovic makes Italian Masters quarters

Djokovic makes Italian Masters quarters

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- Third-seeded Novak Djokovic needed a third set but still advanced Thursday to the quarterfinals of the $3.5 Italian Masters clay court tennis tournament.
Nadal drops match on clay

Nadal drops match on clay

ROME, May 7 (UPI) -- World No. 2 Rafael Nadal lost Wednesday for just the second time in 105 claycourt matches, falling in straight sets at the $3.5 million Italian Masters.
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NYP2003090602 - NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- .Juan Carlos Ferrero hits a forehand to Andre Agassi as Ferrero defeats Agassi in four sets to win the semifinal match at the 2003 US Open on Sept. 6, 2003. ja/John Angelillo UPI.
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Infobox last updated on: 13 April 2009.

Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat (born 12 February 1980) is a former world no. 1 tennis player from Spain. He captured the men's singles title at the 2003 French Open, and in September that year, he became the 21st player to hold the world no. 1 ranking. He was also the runner-up at the 2003 U.S. Open. His nickname is "Mosquito" due to his speed and wiry, strong physique. His ranking as of 13 April 2009 is World No. 75.

Born in Onteniente, Ferrero came to prominence in 1998 making final of the French Open juniors, losing to Fernando González finishing the year ranked the number 17 junior.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Juan Carlos Ferrero."
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