Ruben Ramirez-Hidalgo is an intruiging player. A complete nobody who near the age of 30 worked himself up to be a competitive claycourter (2006-2007), beating Ferrer at RG, leading Federer 5-1 in the final set in Masters Series tournament.
His playing style is also of interest, he is the most technically pure moonballer on the tour
miles ahead of Nadal in esthetic terms, complete with a never-failing trademark grunt. A legend.
TT Singles: 96 (Best: 80) 2011: Fürth CH W, Izmir CH W, Seoul CH W, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto CH W; 2012: Tiburon CH W; 2015: 's-Hertogenbosch W TT Doubles: 24 (Best: 22) 2011: Izmir CH W (w/ Mahqz); 2012: US Open SF, Tiburon CH W, Antalya Fut W (w/Mahqz); 2013: Winston Salem W, US Open SF (w/Mahqz); 2015: Sarasota CH W, Fergana CH W, Wimbledon W, Gstaad W, Moscow W (w/Mahqz)
"Is something unbelievable how he returns, no? His return probably is one of the best of the history. That's my opinion, no? I never played against a player who's able to return like this. Almost every time." - R. Nadal about N. Djokovic