Nicolas Almagro goes into this week's, ATP 500 tournament in Mexico aimning to win the title for the 3rd year running.
Almagro burst on the scene back in 2004 when he pushed Guillermo Coria who was back then dubbed the "king of clay" to three sets in the ATP Masters 1000 event in Monte Carlo.
Almagro has also pushed RogerFederer to 3 sets in an ATP Masters 1000 event a couple of times and he will be looking to carry that form into this week's tournament.
Almagro's best result in a Grand Slam was when he beat Andy Murray in 4 sets in the 3rd round of the French Open in 2008.
At the Australian Open this year Almagro managed to reach the 4th round before losing to the talented Frenchman Jo Wilfred Tsonga in an epic 5 set battle.
Juan Carlos Ferrero is likely to prove a strong title contender this week, Ferrero has won his last 2 events, in Brazil and Argentina.