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12 April 1986|
|Height||Script error: No such module "convert".|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|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)|
|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)|
|Davis Cup||W (2008, 2011)|
|Last updated on: November 20, 2014.|
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. Granollers has won 4 singles titles and 9 doubles titles, including the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals.
- 1 Career
- 2 Playing style
- 3 Significant finals
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 Singles performance timeline
- 6 Doubles performance timeline
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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 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. 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. He had saved two match points in the semi-finals. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 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." 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. 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.
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. Granollers lost to Marin Čilić in the final match of Croatia Open on 15 July 2012. 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.
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.
Granollers made it to the second round of the French Open, where he was defeated by Roger Federer, the second seed.
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. 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.
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
|Runner-up||2014||US Open||Hard||23x15px Marc López||23x15px Bob Bryan
23x15px Mike Bryan
Year-End Championships finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|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)
|Runner-up||2009||Paris Masters||Hard (i)||23x15px Tommy Robredo||23x15px Daniel Nestor
23x15px Nenad Zimonjić
|Winner||2012||Italian Open||Clay||23x15px Marc López||23x15px Łukasz Kubot
23x15px Janko Tipsarević
|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
ATP career finals
Singles: 7 (4 titles, 3 runners-up)
|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)|
|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)
|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)|
Singles performance timeline
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.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||3R||1R||A||1R||1–5|
|German Open||A||A||1R||Not Masters Series||0–1|
|Year End Ranking||160||132||56||91||42||27||34||38||46|
Doubles performance timeline
Current through 2014 BNP Paribas Masters.
|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|
|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|
- "Marcel Granollers Player Profile". ATPWorldTour.com.
- Wimbledon bio
- ATP Vault
- "Granollers Defeats Blake To Win First ATP Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008.
- "First-Time Winner Spotlight Marcel Granollers". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008.
- "Playing Activity". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- "Granollers Wins All-Spanish Contest To Capture Second Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 31 July 2011.
- "Granollers Beats Verdasco To Win Swiss Open". 31 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- "Emirates ATP Rankings History". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
- "Granollers Outlasts Monaco For Valencia Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 6 November 2011.
- "Davis Cup 2011". Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- "Marcel Granollers". Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- "Marin Cilic beats Marcel Granollers to win Croatia Open". 16 July 2012.
- "Granollers/Lopez Win Biggest Title of Their Careers in London". ATPWorldTour.com. 12 November 2012.
- ATP: Q&A With Marcel Granollers, 12 March 2010.
- "Grunting plagues the men's game, too", Sports Illustrated.
- "With Granollers, the Volume Is Out of Control", Straight Sets: Tennis Blog of The New York Times, 4 June 2012.
- "David Ferrer dispatches groaning Granollers", stuff.co.nz, 5 June 2012.
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