Mosquito, World No 1, Alcaraz: Everything you always wanted to know about Juan Carlos Ferrero (but never had time to find out)

A former world No 1 and French Open champion, Juan Carlos Ferrero is now coaching younger compatriot Carlos Alcaraz, who is considered to be the one of the dominating players in the men’s game for years to come

Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Alcaraz at the 2022 Roland-Garros Championships Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Alcaraz at the 2022 Roland-Garros Championships

Who is Juan Carlos Ferrero?

Juan Carlos Ferrero, nicknamed as ‘Mosquito’ for his speed and slender physical build, is a former professional tennis player from Spain who competed on the pro circuit from 1998 to 2012. He is also the current coach of 2022 US Open champion Carlos Alcaraz.

Was he a good junior?

Ferrero peaked at No 17 in the ITF junior world rankings in December 1998. He reached the final of the French Open juniors event in 1998, going down to Chile’s Fernando Gonzalez.

How many Grand Slam titles did Ferrero win?

The Spaniard won one Grand Slam singles title during his career. He won Roland-Garros in 2003, defeating surprise finalist Martin Verkerk, 6–1, 6–3, 6–2, in the final.

He was also the runner-up at the 2002 French Open (lost to Albert Costa) and 2003 US Open (lost to Andy Roddick)

How many ATP titles did the Spaniard win?

Ferrero won 16 ATP titles, including the 2003 French Open and four Masters 1000 titles (Rome in 2001, Monte-Carlo in 2002 and 2003, and Madrid in 2003), in his career.

Ferrero – Verkerk, 2003 Roland-Garros final

What was Ferrero’s highest ranking?

The Spaniard reached the world No 1 position in September 2003 and became the 21st player to hold the top spot. He was the world’s top-ranked player for a total of eight weeks.

How much prize money did he win in his career?

As per the ATP Tour website, ‘Mosquito’ earned almost $14 million ($13,998,165 to be precise) in his career).

Which players has he coached?

The Spaniard worked with then world No 11 Alexander Zverev in July 2017. The pair went their separate ways in February 2018 due to different work styles.

In 2019, Ferrero started working with 15-year-old Carlos Alcaraz and has been working with him since then. He runs his own tennis academy near Alicante.

Since when did Ferrero start working with Carlos Alcaraz?

The Spaniard has been working with countryman Carlos Alcaraz since 2019 when the youngster was just 16 years old.

As of September 2022, their partnership has resulted in six titles together – including the US Open, Miami Masters and Madrid Masters in 2022.

Where is Ferrero academy?

‘Mosquito’ runs his own tennis academy, the Juan Carlos Ferrero Tennis Academy, in Alicante, southern Spain. It was founded in 1990 by Antonio Martínez Cascales, who coached Ferrero from 10-year age.

Who is Jean Carlos Ferrero’s wife?

Ferrero and his wife, Eva Alonso, got married in 2015 after being in a long-term relationship. The couple have three children together.

Is Jaun Carlos Ferrero on social media?

The Spaniard is active on Instagram where he has more than 121,000 followers. Although he does have a Twitter account, where he is followed by more than 35,400 people, Ferrero has not tweeted since July 2019.

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