Clay court specialist Nicolas Almagro advanced to his first Grand Slam quarterfinal at the French Open in 2008, a season in which the Spaniard also won two clay-court titles to finish the year ranked No. 18. All 12 of Almagro's tournament titles have come on his beloved clay; he has claimed at least one title for seven straight seasons. The Spanish right hander was a Roland Garros quarterfinalist again in 2010 and 2012. In 2011, Almagro won 13 of his first 14 clay-court matches, collected three titles in a single season for the first time and finished the season as a year-end Top 10 player for the first time. He was also a finalist in Acapulco and Hamburg. He won his third Brazil Open title in February, 2012. Almagro reached his first Australian Open quarterfinal in January, 2013, building a two-set lead before losing to David Ferrer in five sets, dropping to 0-13 lifetime vs. Ferrer. In April, 2014, Almagro reached the Houston final for the second straight year, losing to Fernando Verdasco, 6-3, 7-6 (4). It was Almagro's fourth straight final loss as he fell to 12-9 in ATP finals.
Nicolas Almagro Tournament History
2012: Sao Paulo, Nice
2011: Nice, Buenos Aires, Costa Do Sauipe
2010: Gstaad, Båstad
2008: Acapulco, Costa Do Sauipe
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