Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo life and biography

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo picture, image, poster

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo biography

Date of birth : 1978-01-06
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Alicante, Spain
Nationality : Spanish
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-05-26
Credited as : Professional Tennis player, ATP tour, Australian Open

1 votes so far

Ruben Hidalgo is a professional male tennis player from Spain. His career-high ATP entry ranking is #50 (achieved on 2 October 2006), and his current ranking is #84 (as of November 1, 2010). He turned pro in 1998.

CAREER:

At the 2006 French Open, Ramirez Hidalgo reached the 4th round in a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career. Before the tournament, he lost four consecutive times in the first round of a Grand Slam. At the 2008 Monte Carlo Masters, he was close to defeating world No.1 Roger Federer. Hidalgo lost the first set 1-6, but he went on to win the second 6-3. At the start of the third set, he quickly broke Federer twice and went 4-0 up. At that point, when playing the second point of the fifth game, Hidalgo attempted to embarrass the world No.1 by hitting a straightforward "hot-dog" shot to pass Federer, even though the court was well open for him just to hit a normal "winner". But ironically, that was the shot that supposedly self-destructed Hidalgo, when an angry but determined Federer went on to win 5 games in a row from being 5-1 down, then eventually took the set to a tiebreak and won it by 7 points to 1. The final score 6–1, 3–6, 7–6(1).

PERSONAL:

Full name is Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Began playing tennis at age eight with his parents
Father, Jose Maria, owns a sports shop; mother, Jeanine, is a housewife
Has two older sisters, Rebeca and Raquel
Enjoys all sports and going out with his friends
Considers clay as favorite surface
Coached by Diego Dinomo.

Read more


 
Please read our privacy policy. Page generated in 0.095s