Juan Carlos Ferrero Bio
- Began playing tennis at age seven with his father, Eduardo, who regularly travels with his son…Has two sisters, Ana and Laura…As a youngster, admired play of former World No. 1 and two-time Roland Garros champion Jim Courier…Reached Roland Garros junior final in 1998 (l. to Gonzalez)
- Likes to collect motor bikes and cars (his favourite is a Renault Spider and Nissan GTR)…Fan of Real Madrid football team…Draws his tennis inspiration from his mother, Rosario, who passed away when he was 16…Is owner of an Academy, the Juan Carlos Ferrero - Equelite in Villena, which was inaugurated in 1995 by Antonio Martínez Cascales, to promote future tennis talents between ages 14 and 21…Bought an old cottage and refurbished into "Hotel Ferrero" in July 2007 in Bocairente, 50 minutes south from Valencia (features 12 luxury suites)…In November 2010, received its first Michelin Star in 2011 Spain & Portugal Michelin Guide…The product selection and the creativity shown in restaurant menu contributed to hotel restaurant's first recognition…Friend of countryman and pro golfer Sergio Garcia and motorcyclist Sete Gibernau…Received Spain's 2003 "National Sportsman of the Year" award on September 30, 2004 from King Juan Carlos in Madrid…It is highest sporting accolade by Spanish government…Fitness trainer is Eduardo Cervelló and coached by Antonio Martinez and Samuel Lopez (since 1989).
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