Guillermo Garcia-Lopez Bio


  • Nickname is "Guille" or "Willy"
  • Began playing tennis at seven years old
  • Father, Juan Garcia Ballesteros, is a teacher
  • Mother, Paqui Lopez Cuesta, is a nurse
  • Has one younger brother, Juan
  • Enjoys playing football and skiing
  • Follows results and supports FC Barcelona
  • Practices often with fellow resident Juan Carlos Ferrero
  • Athletes who inspired him are Zinedine Zidane, Pete Sampras and Michael Jordan
  • Favourite movie is Gladiator and book is Da Vinci Code
  • His favourite surface is clay and best shot is backhand down the line
  • Says greatest match he ever seen was countryman Sergi Bruguera's five-set win over Jim Courier in 1993 Roland Garros final
  • Considers his biggest win over No. 5 Carlos Moya in first round of 2005 Australian Open, which allowed him to break Top 100 for first time
  • Considers one of his best wins was beating then World No. 1 Rafael Nadal at Bangkok in October 2010
  • Fitness trainer is Jose Maria Castillo.
Biographical information from ATP. Unless noted otherwise all data as of year-end 2013.


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