Player: Feliciano Lopez
Current Ranking: 19
Notable Conquest: John Isner (16th seed, USA)
Today's Result: loss to Rafael Nadal (2nd, Spain) in straight sets
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Lopez is 30?!! That doesn't seem possible. I suppose beauty makes everyone look younger. For once, Nadal was not the most handsome Spanish lefty on the court, but he continued his dominance over his countrymen nonetheless.
Lopez is aging well, currently enjoying the highest ranking of his career. Unusual for a Spaniard, he's at his best on a faster court. His only two ATP titles are on hard courts and his best Slam results are at Wimbledon, where he's reached the quarterfinals three times. He's reached at least the fourth round at all four Slams. Ultimately, his greatest legacy may be in doubles. He's reached the third round in doubles at all four Slams, plus quarterfinal runs at the Australian and US Opens. Most significantly, he has been absolutely vital to Spain's success in Davis Cup competition where he typically teams with fellow lefty Fernando Verdasco. They'll likely be a pair to watch at the Olympics.