Carlos Alcaraz recently clinched the Madrid Open in front of his home crowd, but here’s all you need to know about his coach Juan Carlos Ferrero.
After beating the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev in a space of three days in a bid to lift the Madrid Open title, Carlos Alcaraz is grabbing headlines like never before. The 19-year-old is now tipped as one of the favourites to dominate at the Italian Open as well.
However, several fans are keen to know more about the man guiding Alcaraz to success, Juan Carlos Ferrero.
Juan Carlos Ferrero Facts
|Full name||Juan Carlos Ferrero Donat|
|Popular name||Juanki/ El Mosquito|
|Birth Place||Ontinyent, Spain|
|Father’s name||Eduardo Ferrero|
|Mother’s name||Rosario Ferrero|
|Date of Birth||February 12, 1980|
|Net Worth (2023)||$215 million|
|Height||6 foot (1.83 m)|
|Weight||73 kgs (160.9 lbs)|
|Profession||Tennis coach/ Ex-Tennis Player|
Who is Juan Carlos Ferrero? Carlos Alcaraz’s coach
Juan Carlos Ferrero is a former tennis player and current tennis coach. The Spaniard was ranked as World No.1 in the Men’s Singles during his peak days and currently trains young starlet Carlos Alcaraz. In 2017, Ferrero started working as a coach for German youngster Alexander Zverev. However, the two chose to go their separate ways in 2018 due to several differences between them. In 2019, he started to coach Alcaraz, who was only 16 at the time.
Juan Carlos Ferrero Tennis career stats, Grand Slam win and more
Juan Carlos Ferrero was widely regarded as one of the best clay-court players in the world during his heyday. Ferrero made his professional tennis debut in 1998 and had plenty of success during the course of his career until retiring in 2012. In total, he finished with 16 career titles including one Grand Slam and boasted a 479–262 (64.6% win) professional tennis record.
Of all Ferrero’s wins, the most prominent one came at the French Open in 2003 when he won the Roland Garros by beating Martin Verkerk 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in the final. After winning the French Open, he was subsequently ranked as the World No.1 in Men’s Singles.
In September 2012, Ferrero announced that he would officially retire from professional tennis after the Valencia Open 500 in October. He cited injuries as the main reason for drawing curtains on his career. Ferrero was only 32 at the time he decided to retire initially but he returned to the circuit for a brief while in 2017. Ferrero announced that he would be playing in the Barcelona doubles draw alongside Pablo Carreno Busta but the duo suffered defeat in the first round and Ferrero announced his retirement from the sport once again.
Juan Carlos Ferrero net worth and career earnings
According to reports from Mediamass, Juan Carlos Ferrero is worth a staggering $215 million. The former World No.1 had made several investments throughout his playing career and also signed a number of endorsement deals as well. Ferrero earned a whopping $13,992,895 in prize money during the course of his tennis career. He is working as a coach for Carlos Alcaraz.
Ferrero owns several restaurants (called the “Fat Ferrero Burger” chain) in Madrid and a Football Team (the “Ontinyent Angels”) as well. He has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderferrero – Spain), and is currently tackling the market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Juan Carlos) and a fashion line called “Juan Carlos Ferrero Seduction”. It’s fair to say that Ferrero knows where to invest his money and how to manage his businesses as well.
Juan Carlos Ferrero wife and family
Juan Carlos Ferrero married Eva Alonso in 2015. However, the couple had a daughter, Vega Ferrero, born in September 2014. Alonso and Ferrero don’t usually upload pictures of themselves on social media and are rarely spotted in public as well. However, reports claim that the two are very much in love and inseparable.
FAQs about Juan Carlos Ferrero
|Who does Juan Carlos Ferrero train?|
|Former World No.1 Juan Carlos Ferrero currently trains Spanish wunderkind, Carlos Alcaraz.|
|Did Juan Carlos Ferrero win a Grand Slam?|
|Juan Carlos Ferrero won 1 Grand Slam during his playing career, at the French Open in 2003.|
|How old is Juan Carlos Ferrero?|
|Juan Carlos Ferrero was born on February 12, 1980, and is currently 40 years old.|
|Does Juan Carlos Ferrero have any children?|
|Yes. Juan Carlos Ferrero has a daughter named Vega Ferrero, who was born in September 2014.|
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