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Marcel Granollers

Marcel Granollers
File:Marcel Granollers 2013 València - 1.jpeg
Country 23x15px Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 29)
Barcelona, Spain
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Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Fernando Vicente
Prize money $6,561,662
Singles
Career record 150–171
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 19 (23 July 2012)
Current ranking No. 56 (24 May 2015)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015)
French Open 4R (2012, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2009, 2010, 2014)
US Open 4R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 239–156
Career titles 10
Highest ranking No. 4 (25 February 2013)
Current ranking No. 8 (17 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2013)
French Open F (2014)
Wimbledon QF (2008, 2010)
US Open F (2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2008, 2011)
Last updated on: November 20, 2014.
This is a Catalan name. The first family name is Granollers and the second is Pujol.

Marcel Granollers Pujol (Catalan: [mərˈsɛɫ ɣɾənuˈʎes puˈʒɔɫ], Spanish: [marˈθel ɣɾanoˈʎers puˈʝol]; born 12 April 1986) is a tennis player from Spain who turned professional in 2003. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19 in July 2012, and his highest doubles ranking of World No. 4 in February 2013.[1] Granollers has won 4 singles titles and 9 doubles titles, including the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals.

Career

2006

Granollers made the first round of the Wimbledon tournament in 2006, but lost to Andrei Pavel. In the qualifying rounds, he beat Stéphane Robert, Konstantinos Economidis and Marco Chiudinelli.[2]

2007

In 2007, Granollers won the Naples and Rome Challengers for doubles with Flavio Cipolla, and the Maspalomas Challenger for doubles with Marc López. At the 2007 French Open, he made the second round of the men's doubles tournament with Feliciano López before they lost in three close sets to the number 4 seeds Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjić, who won 7–5, 1–6, 6–4. He lost at the French and Wimbledon Championships both times in the second round of qualifying for the main draws.

2008

2008 saw Granollers qualify for the 2008 Australian Open Singles Draw, but lost to Evgeny Korolev 7–5, 6–2, 6–0 in the first round.[3] He reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico, an International Series Gold tournament, before losing to José Acasuso 7–6, 6–3. On 20 April, he won his first ATP singles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, defeating World No. 8 James Blake in the final.[4] He had saved two match points in the semi-finals.[5] The previous day, he and Pablo Cuevas lost in the doubles final. Following Rafael Nadal's announcement that he would not play the Davis Cup Final at Argentina on 21–23 November, Spain's Captain Emilio Sánchez announced that Marcel Granollers would replace Nadal. This was Granollers' first Davis Cup appearance, although he did not play any matches.

2009

In 2009, Granollers won three ATP doubles titles at the 2009 Brasil Open, the 2009 Copa Telmex, and the 2009 Kremlin Cup, teaming up with Tommy Robredo, Alberto Martín, and Pablo Cuevas respectively.

2010

In the 1st round of the 2010 Australian Open, Granollers pulled off a remarkable comeback when he recovered from 2 sets down against world no.8 and French Open finalist, Robin Söderling. He then lost to Alejandro Falla in the 2nd round.

2011

Granollers lost in the first round of the Australian Open to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, and he didn't win consecutive matches until the 2011 Miami Masters, where he got to the fourth round.[6] In July, he beat Stanislas Wawrinka, Mikhail Youzhny, and Fernando Verdasco to win his first title of the year and his second career title at the 20.11 billionédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad.[7][8] In the US Open, he reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, to break into the Top 30.[9] In November, Granollers claimed the title at the Valencia Open 500 by defeating Juan Mónaco 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(3) and said, "Winning here has been the biggest achievement in my whole career."[10] He beat four Top 20 players: Alexandr Dolgopolov, Marin Čilić, Gaël Monfils and Juan Martín del Potro en route to the final at the ATP World Tour 500 tournament.[10] Granollers played for the victorious Spain Davis Cup team in 2011, losing the doubles rubber (with Fernando Verdasco) in the quarter final against United States.[11]

2012

Marcel Granollers reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time at French Open 2012, losing to David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–0.[12] Granollers lost to Marin Čilić in the final match of Croatia Open on 15 July 2012.[13] Playing doubles alongside countryman Marc López, he went 3–4 in finals, winning titles at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad and Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Granollers and Lopez were the first Spanish pair to play at the season-ending championships since Sergio Casal and Emilio Sánchez in 1994.[14]

2013

Granollers made it to the fourth round of the US Open for the first time, and he lost to top-seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

2015

Granollers made it to the second round of the French Open, where he was defeated by Roger Federer, the second seed.

Playing style

Granollers' good serve and net skills account for his excellent doubles record. His comparatively technically weak groundstrokes are underpowered with low takebacks on both wings but they provide a decent defensive framework.[15] He is also known for his heavy grunting, so much as to result in ridicule and accusations of gamesmanship due to its loud volume and questionable timing during matches.[16][17][18]

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (2 runner-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2014 French Open Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Julien Benneteau
23x15px Édouard Roger-Vasselin
3–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner-up 2014 US Open Hard 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
3-6, 4-6

Year-End Championships finals

Doubles: 1 (1 title)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) 23x15px Marc López Template:Country data IND Mahesh Bhupathi
Template:Country data IND Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]

Masters 1000 finals

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2009 Paris Masters Hard (i) 23x15px Tommy Robredo 23x15px Daniel Nestor
23x15px Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 Italian Open Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Łukasz Kubot
23x15px Janko Tipsarević
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2012 Canadian Open Hard 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
1–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Runner-up 2013 Cincinnati Masters Hard 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
4–6, 6–4, [4–10]
Runner-up 2015 Rome Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Pablo Cuevas
23x15px David Marrero
4–6, 5–7

ATP career finals

Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 April 2008 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, USA Clay 23x15px James Blake 6–4, 1–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 7 November 2010 Valencia Open, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) 23x15px David Ferrer 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 31 July 2011 Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay 23x15px Fernando Verdasco 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 5 November 2011 Valencia Open, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) 23x15px Juan Mónaco 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 2. 15 July 2012 Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay 23x15px Marin Čilić 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 3 August 2013 Austrian Open, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay 23x15px Juan Mónaco 0–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Runner-up 3. 13 April 2014 Casablanca Open, Casablanca, Morocco Clay 23x15px Guillermo García-López 7–5, 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 25 (10 titles, 15 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–2)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–4)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–3)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (8–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 April 2008 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States Clay 23x15px Pablo Cuevas 23x15px Ernests Gulbis
23x15px Rainer Schüttler
5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 1. 14 February 2009 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauipe, Brazil Clay 23x15px Tommy Robredo 23x15px Lucas Arnold Ker
23x15px Juan Mónaco
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 22 February 2009 Buenos Aires Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay 23x15px Alberto Martín 23x15px Nicolás Almagro
23x15px Santiago Ventura
6–3, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 3. 22 October 2009 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) 23x15px Pablo Cuevas 23x15px František Čermák
23x15px Michal Mertiňák
4–6, 7–5, [10–8]
Runner-up 2. 8 November 2009 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) 23x15px Tommy Robredo 23x15px František Čermák
23x15px Michal Mertiňák
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 15 November 2009 Paris Masters, Paris, France Hard (i) 23x15px Tommy Robredo 23x15px Daniel Nestor
23x15px Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 10 January 2010 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard 23x15px Santiago Ventura 23x15px Lu Yen-Hsun
23x15px Janko Tipsarević
7–5, 6–2
Winner 5. 14 February 2010 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauipe, Brazil (2) Clay 23x15px Pablo Cuevas 23x15px Łukasz Kubot
23x15px Oliver Marach
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 9 May 2010 Portugal Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay 23x15px Pablo Cuevas 23x15px Marc López
23x15px David Marrero
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 5. 26 September 2010 Romanian Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay 23x15px Santiago Ventura 23x15px Juan Ignacio Chela
23x15px Łukasz Kubot
2–6, 7–5, [11–13]
Winner 6. 15 January 2011 Auckland Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard 23x15px Tommy Robredo 23x15px Johan Brunström
23x15px Stephen Huss
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 6. 6 February 2011 Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Dick Norman
23x15px Horia Tecău
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 16 July 2011 Stuttgart Open, Stuttgart, Germany Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Jürgen Melzer
23x15px Philipp Petzschner
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 4 March 2012 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px David Marrero
23x15px Fernando Verdasco
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 29 April 2012 Barcelona Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Mariusz Fyrstenberg
23x15px Marcin Matkowski
6–2, 6–7(7–9), [8–10]
Winner 7. 20 May 2012 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Łukasz Kubot
23x15px Janko Tipsarević
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 14 July 2012 Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px David Marrero
23x15px Fernando Verdasco
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 8. 22 July 2012 Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Robert Farah
23x15px Santiago Giraldo
6–4, 7–6(11–9)
Runner-up 11. 12 August 2012 Canadian Open, Toronto, Canada Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
1–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Winner 9. 12 November 2012 ATP World Tour Finals, London, United Kingdom Hard (i) 23x15px Marc López Template:Country data IND Mahesh Bhupathi
Template:Country data IND Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 12. 18 August 2013 Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati, United States Hard 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
4-6, 6-4, [4-10]
Winner 10. 16 February 2014 Buenos Aires Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Pablo Cuevas
23x15px Horacio Zeballos
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 13. 7 June 2014 French Open, Paris, France Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Julien Benneteau
23x15px Édouard Roger-Vasselin
3-6, 6-7(1-7)
Runner-up 14. 7 September 2014 US Open, New York, United States Hard 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
3-6, 4-6
Runner-up 15. 17 May 2015 Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy Clay 23x15px Marc López 23x15px Pablo Cuevas
23x15px David Marrero
4–6, 5–7

Singles performance timeline

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended. Current till 2015 Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 5–8
French Open A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 4R 1R 4R 2R 10–8
Wimbledon 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3–8
US Open A A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 4R 3R 10–7
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 1–4 3–4 4–4 3–4 5–4 4–4 6–4 2–2 28–31
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R A 1R 3R 1R A 1R 1–5
Miami Masters A A A A A 4R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3–5
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 3–7
Italian Open A A A 1R 1R Q1 3R QF 2R 1R 6–6
Madrid Open A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 5–8
Canadian Open A A A A A A QF 2R 1R 5–3
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1–3
Shanghai Masters NMS A A 1R A 2R 1R 1–3
Paris Masters A A 2R A 1R 1R 2R 2R A 2–5
German Open A A 1R Not Masters Series 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 0–4 4–6 8–8 8–9 1–7 3–5 26–46
Career statistics
Titles–Runners-up 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–3
Year End Ranking 160 132 56 91 42 27 34 38 46

Doubles performance timeline

Current through 2014 BNP Paribas Masters.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R SF 2R 1R 0 / 7 8–7
French Open 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R QF F 0 / 8 12–8
Wimbledon 1R QF 1R QF 3R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 8 10–8
US Open 2R 1R 2R SF 3R SF 3R F 0 / 7 14–5
Win–Loss 2–3 5–4 2–3 8–4 7–2 4–4 9–4 13–4 0 / 31 50–28
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A W RR RR 1 / 3 6–5
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 3 2–3
Miami Masters A A A A 1R 2R SF 1R 0 / 4 4–4
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 1R QF SF 2R 1R 0 / 5 5–4
Italian Open A A A A QF W SF 2R 1 / 4 9–3
Madrid Open (clay) As Hamburg QF SF 2R QF 2R 2R 0 / 6 9–6
Canadian Open A A A A A F QF QF 0 / 3 4–3
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A QF F 2R 0 / 3 4–3
Madrid Open (hard) A QF Held as Shanghai 0 / 1 2–1
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A 2R QF SF 0 / 3 4–3
Paris Masters A A F 1R A A QF SF 0 / 4 7-4
Win–Loss 0–0 2–1 6–2 5–4 4–4 16–6 11–9 7–8 1 / 36 51–34
Year–End Ranking 59 60 25 22 32 10 12 8

References

  1. ^ "Marcel Granollers Player Profile". ATPWorldTour.com. 
  2. ^ Wimbledon bio
  3. ^ ATP Vault
  4. ^ "Granollers Defeats Blake To Win First ATP Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "First-Time Winner Spotlight Marcel Granollers". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Playing Activity". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Granollers Wins All-Spanish Contest To Capture Second Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 31 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Granollers Beats Verdasco To Win Swiss Open". 31 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Emirates ATP Rankings History". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Granollers Outlasts Monaco For Valencia Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 6 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Davis Cup 2011". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Marcel Granollers". Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Marin Cilic beats Marcel Granollers to win Croatia Open". 16 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Granollers/Lopez Win Biggest Title of Their Careers in London". ATPWorldTour.com. 12 November 2012. 
  15. ^ ATP: Q&A With Marcel Granollers, 12 March 2010.
  16. ^ "Grunting plagues the men's game, too", Sports Illustrated.
  17. ^ "With Granollers, the Volume Is Out of Control", Straight Sets: Tennis Blog of The New York Times, 4 June 2012.
  18. ^ "David Ferrer dispatches groaning Granollers", stuff.co.nz, 5 June 2012.

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