- Age: 33 (08.04.1980)
- Birthplace: Las Palmas, Spain
- Residence: Las Palmas, Spain
- Height: 6' (183 cm)
- Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 2001
- Coach: Dominic Conde
As of 09.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Began playing aged five when his father, Carmelo, would give him a beach racquet and made him play against the wall to counteract his hyper-activity…Nicknamed "Marri"…Mother, Maria Guadalupe, and sister Julia Ester…Speaks Spanish and Italian…Enjoys going fishing, body board and playing soccer…Idol growing up was Andre Agassi…Supports Real Madrid football club… Considers forehand his best shot, clay his best surface and favourite tournament is US Open… Future goals are to win a Grand Slam title and reach Top 10…Favourite tennis memory is his victory over Llodra and Zimonjic, that took him and Seppi to the US Open 2011 doubles quarter-finals…If he wasn't a tennis player he would be a football player…Trains at Club Tenis La Parrilla in Telde, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
2011 -- Runner-up in three ATP World Tour doubles finals at Estoril with M. Lopez, losing to Butorac-Rojer 63 64 on 1 May...With S. Gonzalez at Nice on 21 May, losing to Butorac-Rojer 63 64 and on 24 September at Bucharest with Knowle, losing to Bracciali-Starace 36 64 10-8...Rose to a career-high No. 33 in doubles on 21 March...2010 -- At Estoril in May, partnered Marc Lopez to first ATP World Tour team title (d. Cuevas-Granollers)…"I'm very happy for my first ATP World Tour title. It's a dream come true for me. I would like to thank Mark for playing with for me this week and I hope we can play together in future"...Pair picked up second team title at Hamburg in July (d. Chardy-Mathieu)…"I’m so happy. We didn’t start to play that good, but every day we felt more comfortable."
On 2 March, as a first-time pairing with Kubot, the duo won the Acapulco title (d. Bolelli-Fognini)…
With Verdasco, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo doubles SFs (l. to Benneteau-Zimonjic)…Partnered Verdasco to Barcelona SFs (l. to Lindstedt-Nestor)...
Partnered Melo to Oeiras SFs (l. to S. Gonzalez-Lipsky)…
With Verdasco, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid SFs (l. to Peya-Soares)…With Verdasco, reached Roland Garros QFs (l. to Bryans)…On 19 July, retired with right calf injury ahead of Hamburg doubles QF (w/Verdasco) against Peya-Soares…
On 27 July, won first team title at Umag (w/Klizan) in 14th ATP World Tour doubles final (8-6 overall)…Retained Umag trophy won with Verdasco in 2012…
On 22 September, won fifth ATP World Tour team title (5-1 overall) with Verdasco at St. Petersburg (d. Inglot-Istomin); improved to 9-6 in finals…
Finished runner-up with Verdasco at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai, losing to Dodig-Melo 10-2 in Match TB; also beat J. Murray-Peers in two TBs in SFs…With Verdasco, fell in Valencia QFs (l. to Haas-Sa)…
With Verdasco, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris 3R (l. to Mirnyi-Tecau 10-8 in Match TB)…On 11 November, won biggest title of his career (w/Verdasco) at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London with 10-7 Match TB win over Bryans in final; it was their sixth team title…Finished with a 49-21 match record…