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The tennis star Nicolas Almagro Murcia great chupinazo with which officially kick off the festivities of Santa Eulalia (03/12/2009)

After the event is distributed over 2,000 cakes pepper, prepared by the Bakers Association of Totana (ASTOP)

The tennis player Nicolas Almagro Murcia will be the guest of honor at the festivities in honor of Santa Eulalia, which will be inaugurated for the first time by the city with a big loud bang and the distribution of more than 2,000 cakes pepper, prepared by the Association Bakers Totana (ASTOP), plus beer, in a ceremony to be held tomorrow at nine o'clock Friday night in the city of Totana.


Nicolas Almagro, one of the best players in the world, was born in Murcia on August 21, 1985, and began playing tennis at eight years Algezares Tennis Club, with the help of his two older brothers, who will bought his first bike, and with only nine he entered the Escuela de Tenis de Murcia.

At 11 years old, went to his first Championship of Spain in the children's category, winning the victory.

Only two years later revalidated victory in the cadet category and managed to win the Youth Olympic Games which were held in Murcia.

In 2003 he began his career as a professional, stands out as an emerging talent of the national quarry and one of the greatest promises on clay.

That makes his debut in an ATP tournament in Palermo and won his first Challenger in Olbia (Italy).

But undoubtedly his most important action was signed by the Conde de Godo tournament, where it caused great excitement in the first round by beating Alex Corretja.

In 2004 the Hamburg Open dispute with top names in international tennis.

His amazing performances against Coria, Roland Garros finalist, and Kuerten, who got into serious trouble, they returned to confirm their qualities.

That same year, participated in Roland Garros, her first Grand Slam, won three Challenger (Barletta, Manerbio and Kiev) and entered the Top 100 of the ATP.

In 2005 he debuted at Wimbledon and in 2006 stood with his first ATP title after winning the final of the Fourth Valencia Open Frenchman Gilles Simon, and thus became the youngest player in history to win the tournament.

Nico closed the year as Champion of Spain all and number 32 world ranking.

In 2007 won for the second consecutive year of the Valencia Open, his first ATP title of the year and second in his career.

In the same year reached the third round at the U.S. Open, successfully defended his title as champion of Spain and climbing positions in the world ranking to be among the top twenty.

Nicolas Almagro finally exploded in 2008.

His tennis matured considerably to become one of the most respected players on clay, which boasts of its main weapons: the serve and right.

That year he made his debut in Davis Cup play against Peru, where his victory in both matches.

In February chained seven consecutive victories, winning in Costa do Sauipe (Brazil) and Acapulco (Mexico), confirmed as the big winner at the Latin American Tour.

But undoubtedly the greatest joys sporting Nicolas Almagro in 2008 was its participation in the Beijing Olympics and the excellent performance that sealed at Roland Garros, where he managed to reach the quarter-finals after beating Serbian Pashanski (6-4 , 7-5, 6-1), French Decoud (7-6, 6-2, 6-1), the Scot Murray (6-3, 6-7, 6-3, 7-5) and French Chardy (7-6, 7-6, 7-5) before falling to world No. 1 Rafael Nadal on clay.

On July 7, got his, so far, best place in the ATP rankings, climbing to the eleventh position, becoming one of the best players on clay.

Last November, the Murcia Nicolas Almagro was again out of the Spanish Davis Cup team, losing to Rafael Nadal, world number two, who won in an agonizing game to Murcia Nicolas Almagro in the 1000 Masters at Bercy, where he eventually winning 3-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5, after three hours of play.

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Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana. Foto: archivo

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