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Tommy Robredo Garces began playing tennis at age five and progressed through the years to become No. 1 junior in Spain in 2000. He grew up playing on hard courts at Olot Swimming Club (100 miles north of Barcelona) and at age 14 first played on clay courts at the Spanish Federation Tennis Centre in Barcelona (C.A.R.).
His father, Angel, a tennis coach, was a big fan of the rock group The Who and named his son after the groups hit song. In his junior career, Tommy won the Orange Bowl under 16`s in 1998 and in 2000 reached final at Roland Garros but unfortunately lost to Mathieu. One year later Tommy advanced to 4th round in the main draw, the most success the following year from junior to tour competition.
Tommy considers his forehand his best shot and clay his favourite surface but knows it is absolutely necessary to play on all surfaces.
9 ATP Tour titles
1 ATP Masters Series title
1 ATP Tour Doubles title
1 ATP Master Series Double title
6 ATP Tour
3 ATP Doubles
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