Known for winning the 2002 French Open, he helped Spain win it's first ever Davis Cup in 2000 and won Olympic bronze in 2000 as well.
He started to play tennis when he was only 5 years old.
He retired from professional tennis in 2006.
He married long-time girlfriend Cristina Ventura in 2002. They had twin daughters the year before.
He defeated Juan Carlos Ferrero to win the 2002 French Open.