Almagro had been a highly rated junior for many years, and finally realised his potential in 2005. He played in the main draw of 3 out of 4 slams, and recorded his first victory over a top 10 player when he defeated Marat Safin 6–4 6–3 in Rome. Since then he has cemented his position within the top 50, but his results have remained somewhat inconsistent.
Almagro's playing style fits that of an offensive baseliner. Aided by his stocky frame, an uncommon trait on the ATP Tour, Almagro's groundstrokes, particularly on his favored backhand side, are very powerful.
Almagro uses a very quick and compact service motion which helps his first serve often exceed speeds of 210 km/h. In addition to his powerful game, Almagro is also known for playing on the edge of his emotions, often losing his temper on-court.
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