|File:Muller RG13 (2) (9374409009).jpg|
May 9, 1983|
|Height||Script error: No such module "convert".|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||133–138 (49.1%)|
|Highest ranking||No. 34 (16 February 2015)|
|Current ranking||No. 55 (25 May 2015)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||4R (2015)|
|French Open||2R (2012, 2015)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2005, 2011)|
|US Open||QF (2008)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 147 (10 October 2005)|
|Current ranking||No. 200 (25 May 2015)|
|Last updated on: 25 May 2015.|
Gilles Müller (born May 9, 1983) is a Luxembourgish professional tennis player. He was a US Open quarterfinalist in 2008 and is the most successful male tennis player in the history of his country. He was born and raised in Schifflange and he resides in Leudelange. His career-high ATP singles ranking is World No. 34.
- 1 Career
- 2 ATP career finals
- 3 Challengers and Futures
- 4 Singles performance timeline
- 5 Doubles performance timeline
- 6 Wins over top 10 players
- 7 References
- 8 External links
In 2001, the year Muller turned pro, he reached the final of the Boys' Singles at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, but was defeated by Swiss Roman Valent, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3. Later that year, Müller won the Boys' Singles final at the 2001 US Open by defeating Taiwanese Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, 7–6, 6–2. Müller finished the year 2001 as the World No. 1 junior, posting a singles record of 72–26 throughout his junior career.
|Junior Grand Slam Tournaments|
Remarkable results against top players were Müller's victories over Andre Agassi in the semifinals of the 2004 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., over Rafael Nadal in the second round of 2005 Wimbledon, and over Andy Roddick in the first round of the 2005 US Open.
2008: First Grand Slam quarterfinal
At the 2008 US Open Gilles Müller, then ranked 130, had to go through the qualification tournament. He reached the main draw, where he consecutively beat Laurent Recouderc, former No. 2 Tommy Haas, Nicolás Almagro, and fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, advancing to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. He had not been sure that he would even qualify, and so he had not even booked a hotel room for the tournament. He then lost to defending champion and eventual winner Roger Federer, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7.
On January 19, 2009, Müller beat Spaniard Feliciano López, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 4–6, 16–14, in an epic four-hour, twenty-four minute match in the first round of the 2009 Australian Open. Müller beat local favorite Bernard Tomic, 3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–2 in the second round, eventually losing in the third to eighth seed Juan Martín del Potro.
In September 2011, he advanced to the fourth round of the US Open, beating Frenchman Édouard Roger-Vasselin, Latvian Ernests Gulbis, and Russian Igor Kunitsyn in the first three rounds. He then lost to Rafael Nadal, whom he had already faced and lost to in the third round of Wimbledon the same year.
2012: Third ATP final
Gilles Müller posted his 100th singles win by defeating Australian Marinko Matosevic (7–6 (7/5), 6–4) in Atlanta Open. He reached the finals of Atlanta open, losing to Andy Roddick, 6–1 6–7 2–6, which was notable for being Roddick's last professional final before his retirement later that year.
In January, Müller was ranked No.366. He returned to play and competed mostly on the challenger circuit, winning 5 titles. In June, he qualified for 2014 Wimbledon Championships where he lost to Roger Federer in round 2. He lost in round 1 at the US Open to Paul-Henri Mathieu 7-6, 5-7, 6-7, 7-6, 1-6. In September, Müller returned to the ATP World Tour and lost at the 2014 Moselle Open in round 2 to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, in round 2 to Richard Gasquet at the 2014 ATP Shenzhen Open, and at the Japan Open to Gilles Simon. He lost to Roger Federer in round 1 of the 2014 Swiss Indoors before falling in the qualifying rounds of the Paris Masters. He finished 2014 with a ranking of No. 47.
2015: Career high ranking
Müller commenced 2015 at the Aircel Chennai Open, where he made the quarter finals, losing to eventual champion Stan Wawrinka. He then competed in the Sydney International losing in the semi finals to Viktor Troicki, also the eventual champion. He played his best Australian Open ever in singles, beating Roberto Bautista Agut and John Isner en route to the fourth round, were he lost to world number 1 Novak Djokovic in three competitive sets (4-6 5-7 5-7) in the pair's first encounter. His performance during the entire month saw him break the top 40 for the first time in his career on February 2nd. After losing to Ričardas Berankis in his first match in Zagreb, he had another strong showing in Rotterdam, defeating David Goffin and Grigor Dimitrov, before losing to Wawrinka in the quarter finals again.
Müller has competed in 30 ties since his first nomination in 2000. He has won 54 matches and has lost 17 making him the most successful Luxembourgish Davis Cup player.
ATP career finals
Singles: 3 (0–3)
|Runner-up||1.||August 16, 2004||Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, United States||Hard||23x15px Lleyton Hewitt||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||July 25, 2005||Countrywide Classic, Los Angeles, United States||Hard||23x15px Andre Agassi||4–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||3.||July 22, 2012||BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, United States||Hard||23x15px Andy Roddick||6–1, 6–7(2–7), 2–6|
Challengers and Futures
|1.||April 9, 2001||Kuwait City, Kuwait||Hard||23x15px Hermes Gamonal||4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)|
|2.||February 11, 2002||Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||23x15px Maximilian Abel||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)|
|3.||April 22, 2002||Montego Bay, Jamaica||Hard||23x15px Julien Cassaigne||6–3, 7–6(7–4)|
|4.||August 26, 2002||Florianópolis, Brazil||Clay||23x15px Rodrigo Monte||3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1|
|5.||July 21, 2003||Valladolid, Spain||Hard||23x15px Iván Navarro||6–4, 6–3|
|6.||April 19, 2004||Napoli, Italy||Clay||23x15px Arnaud Di Pasquale||7–6(9–7), 6–7(1–7), 6–1|
|7.||June 28, 2004||Córdoba, Spain||Hard||23x15px Nicolás Almagro||6–1, 6–2|
|8.||April 7, 2008||Humacao, Puerto Rico||Hard||23x15px Iván Miranda||7–5, 7–6(7–2)|
|9.||May 26, 2008||Izmir, Turkey||Hard||23x15px Kristian Pless||7–5, 6–3|
|10.||June 5, 2011||Nottingham, Great Britain||Grass||23x15px Matthias Bachinger||7–6(7–4), 6–2|
|11.||April 2, 2014||Guadalajara, Mexico||Hard||23x15px Denis Kudla||6-2, 6–2|
|12.||April 27, 2014||Shenzen, China||Hard||23x15px Lukas Lacko||7–6(7–4), 6–3|
|13.||May 4, 2014||Taipei, Taiwan||Carpet||23x15px John-Patrick Smith||6–3, 6–3|
|14.||May 11, 2014||Gimcheon, South Korea||Hard||Template:Country data JPN Tatsuma Ito||7–6(7–5), 5-7, 6-4|
|15.||July 20, 2014||Recanati, Italy||Hard||23x15px Ilija Bozoljac||6–1, 6-2|
|1.||August 6, 2001||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Clay||23x15px Mike Scheidweiler||23x15px Steve Adamson
23x15px Raoul Snijders
|2.||June 21, 2004||Andorra la Vella, Andorra||Hard||23x15px Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi||23x15px Santiago González
23x15px Alejandro Hernández
|3.||September 12, 2010||Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France||Hard||23x15px Édouard Roger-Vasselin||23x15px Andis Juška
23x15px Deniss Pavlovs
|6–0, 2–6, [13–11]|
|4.||September 30, 2012||Orléans, France||Hard||23x15px Lukáš Dlouhý||23x15px Xavier Malisse
23x15px Ken Skupski
|6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]|
Singles performance timeline
Current till 2015 French Open
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||3R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||A||2R||3–5|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Masters Series||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|Hamburg Masters||A||A||A||A||A||Not Masters Series||0–0|
|Year End Ranking||69||76||105||117||95||248||134||54||67||368||47||$2,769,264|
Doubles performance timeline
Current as far as the 2012 US Open (tennis).
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
Wins over top 10 players
Top 10 wins per season
|1.||23x15px Andre Agassi||6||Washington, United States||Hard||SF||6-4, 7–5|
|2.||23x15px David Nalbandian||10||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||3R||7-6(7–4), 3-6, 6-4|
|3.||23x15px Rafael Nadal||3||Wimbledon, London, England||Grass||2R||6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|4.||23x15px Andy Roddick||3||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||1R||7–6(7–4), 7–6(10–8), 7-6(7–1)|
|5.||23x15px Nikolay Davydenko||5||US Open, New York, United States||Hard||4R||6–4, 4–6, 6–3, 7–6(12–10)|
|6.||23x15px Richard Gasquet||10||Marseille, France||Hard||1R||2-6, 6-4, 7-6(7–5)|
- Gilles Müller at atpworldtour.com
- [`http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Sock-slips-past-Bogomolov-at-Atlanta-Open/articleshow/15013866.cms "Sock slips past Bogomolov at Atlanta Open"]. 17 July 2012.
- "Roddick lifts Atlanta trophy". Retrieved 2012-07-23.
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