Romanian professional who achieved a singles ranking of World No. 26 in 2009.
He used to be a member of a basketball club, joining when he was only seven.
He competed at the 2010 Wimbledon Championships, where the crowd booed and insulted him; he responded by spitting at them and was later fined $15,000.
His parents, Constantin and Cristina Hanescu, made their living as engineers.
He played against Andy Roddick in 2009 during the ATP quarterfinals in Doha.