In an interview to Marca, Nicolas Almagro recalled his three-set win over Rafael Nadal within the 2014 Barcelona Open quarter-finals. Almagro stated: "It was an essential win, greater than the opposite ones. However it was not a title as a result of I knew the next day I needed to play once more. A lot buzz raised round that match that I couldn’t deal with it."
Almagro additionally recalled his loss to Roger Federer in 2006 Rome Open: "It was a really robust match, and clearly this will train me many classes as a result of I knew I needed to take my possibilities and that's what I did. I wasn't capable of concretize all of them, however I feel I could be proud of what I've executed. I served very effectively, and my backhand labored very effectively as effectively. My forehand, little bit much less. I feel I realized rather a lot. I study to endure. I performed with the No. 1 participant on the earth."
Requested how he want to be remembered, Almagro replied: "Hopefully they bear in mind me as somebody who put his life and soul in a sport the place he gave all the pieces and that I’m eternally grateful to. My tennis is like", the 33-year-old Murcia native concluded.
Almagro achieved his finest outcomes at Grand Slams in 2013 Australian Open and 2008, 2010 and 2012 French Open. He by no means went past the third spherical at Wimbledon and fourth spherical within the US Open.