Feliciano López Díaz – Guerra born 20 September 1981 is a Spanish professional tennis player. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 12 in March 2015 and doubles ranking of world No. 9 in November 2016. The 39-year-old Spaniard is currently the second oldest player in the world’s top 200 after Roger Federer, who is a year older than him.
López is left-handed and uses a single-handed backhand and is known for his strong serve.
In 2019 was one of his most memorable moments on tour. This victory was very special because he had dropped out of the Top 100 for the first time in 17 years. He was 37 years old and thought about saying goodbye to the tour. Then he won a tournament in London and returned to number 53. He also won the doubles with Andy Murray.
He is the current tournament director of the Madrid Open and is able to both be playing on the Tour and managing a tournament at the same time.
Fundación Emilio Sánchez Vicario, an organization that Lopez works closely with to enhance the personal development and social skills of individuals through sports and education and also supports a special cause in honor of Casper Fernandez, a mutual friend and student at Academia Sánchez-Casal in Florida, who died of bone cancer.
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Personal Information and Relationships
Feliciano’s father is Feliciano López a tennis instructor and his mother is Belen Diaz-Guerra, a nurse. His brother Victor also played professional tennis.
He was married to model Alba Carrillo from July 2015 and separated in June 2016.
He married model Sandra Gago in September 2019, and their first child was born in 2021.
He won his first Grand Slam title at the 2016 French Open.
In 2017 at the age of 35 López won the Aegon Championship, He won his ATP titles on all surfaces, hard, grass and clay.
In the 2021 Hamburg European Open, he became the fifth player in the world to reach 10,000 aces on the most aces in career list.
In the 2010 SA Tennis Open he won his second ATP-level title.
López made the fourth round of the 2015 Australian Open and entered the new ATP 250 event.
Prize Money Earnings
- Lopes has earned prize money amounting to US$18,405,753 and is the 30th all time leader in earnings.
- His net worth is estimated to be USD$16million.
Endorsements and Sponsors
- López has appeared as a model for the Hugo Boss and Elle and endorses Braun shavers and L’Oréal products.
- He has been endorsed by Ellesse tennis clothing since 2016; before that, Nike sponsored his shoes.
- Sports brand Joma sponsors Lopez from the beginning of the 2022 season. Feliciano has maintained the relationship for years between 2008 and 2011. He will wear Joma’s technical apparel and footwear on the court and in training, as well as for more casual street-wear lines.
- In 2005, López was the first male Spanish tennis player to reach the quarterfinals of Wimbledon since 1972.
- During the 2018 Wimbledon Championships, López made his 66th consecutive Grand Slam main draw appearance, surpassing the previous record of 65 held by Roger Federer.
- In 2021, he achieved 500 match wins at the 2021 Mallorca Championships, putting him No. 10 on the list of active players with over 500 match wins.
- He led the Spanish Tennis Federation from age 15 until 19 and expenses were covered by the federation.
- At 19, when playing a challenger he fell and broke his wrist. He spent three months in a cast. Then he left the federation and hired a private coach. This was the only time that he was unsure about becoming a professional tennis player.
- In 2019, there were allegations of match fixing uncovered by Spanish police during their investigation of two former pro Spanish soccer players, Raul Bravo, who played for Real Madrid and Carlos Aranda, who played for Villarreal.
- Galo Blanco was the former coach of Lopez from 2006 to 2009.