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Alejandro González (tennis)

Alejandro González (American Spanish: [aleˈxandɾo ɣonˈsales];[a] born 7 February 1989)[1] is a Colombian professional tennis player. He has a career-high singles ranking of World No. 70 achieved on the 9 June 2014.

Alejandro González
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Alejandro González at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships
Country (sports) Colombia
ResidenceMedellín, Colombia
Born (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 30)
Medellín, Colombia[1]
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,091,245
Singles
Career record17-40
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 70 (9 June 2014)
Current rankingNo. 331 (5 February 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2015)
French Open2R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2014)
US Open2R (2014)
Doubles
Career record5–14
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 177 (2 August 2010)
Current rankingNo. 451 (5 February 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014)
French Open1R (2014)
Wimbledon1R (2014)
Last updated on: 5 February 2018.

CareerEdit

Alejandro Gonzalez won his first singles title on the ATP Challenger Tour at the Ecuador tournament Challenger ATP de Salinas Diario Expreso in March 2013, defeating Argentine Renzo Olivo in three sets in the final. Previously, he had already won seven singles and six doubles tournaments on the circuit Future ITF and three doubles tournaments ATP Challenger Series. He followed this up with two more Challenger titles the same year, the Seguros Bolívar Open Medellín defeating Argentinian Guido Andreozzi in two sets, and the first edition of the São Paulo Challenger de Tênis, defeating another Argentinian Eduardo Schwank taking his tally to three Challenger wins in 2013.

ATP TourEdit

In July 2013 Gonzalez received direct entry to his first ATP World Tour event, the 2013 Claro Open Colombia, however he lost in the first round to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in three sets.

Gonzalez made his Grand Slam tournament debut at the beginning of 2014 at the Australian Open, receiving direct entry for the first time. He was drawn against third seed David Ferrer, however lost in straight sets to the Spaniard. He also entered the doubles draw, teaming up with Argentine Carlos Berlocq. The pair were drawn against local wildcard pairing of Benjamin Mitchell and Jordan Thompson, however lost in three sets despite taking the opening set. Gonzalez received direct entry to two consecutive ATP Tour events in South America, losing in the first round of the Royal Guard Open to Italian Paolo Lorenzi, followed by another opening round loss, at the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires, this time to Frenchman Jérémy Chardy. He followed this with an appearance at the inaugural rio Open in Brazil, losing once again in the first round to Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay. The following week, he made it four losses in a row, losing to Potito Starace of Italy at the Brasil Open.

At the 2014 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, Gonzalez received his first ever entry to a Masters 1000 tournament. Here he recorded the first ever Tour level wins of his career, defeating Adrian Mannarino in the first round, and backing that up with a win over 31st seed Ivan Dodig of Croatia. His third round opponent was world number 2 and eventual champion Novak Djokovic, in a significant step up from his previous opponents. He took a set off the former world number one before succumbing 1-6 6-3 1-6.

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 26 (11–15)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour Finals (0–1)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–5)
ITF Futures (7–9)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–4)
Clay (8–11)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2007 Brazil F15, Recife Futures Clay   Daniel Dutra da Silva 6–7(1–7), 5–7
Loss 0–2 Feb 2009 Colombia F1, Manizales Futures Clay   Guillermo Hormazábal 7–6(7–2), 1–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 May 2009 Venezuela F1, Maracay Futures Hard   Jhonnatan Medina-Alvarez 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–1
Win 2–2 May 2009 Venezuela F2, Mérida Futures Hard   Yohny Romero 6–2, 4–6, 6–1
Loss 2–3 May 2009 Venezuela F3, Maracaibo Futures Hard   José de Armas 5–7, 3–6
Win 3–3 Aug 2009 Colombia F3, Barranquilla Futures Clay   Juan Sebastián Cabal 6–2, 6–4
Loss 3–4 Aug 2009 Colombia F4, Bogotá Futures Clay   Marcel Felder 4–6, 6–4, 3–6
Win 4–4 Aug 2009 Colombia F5, Medellín Futures Clay   Juan Sebastián Cabal 6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Loss 4–5 Jun 2010 Italy F14, Aosta Futures Clay   Matteo Marrai 2–6, 3–6
Win 5–5 Oct 2010 Venezuela F5, Caracas Futures Hard   Greg Ouellette 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Loss 5–6 Mar 2011 Turkey F9, Antalya Futures Clay   Daniel Köllerer 1–6, 0–6
Loss 5–7 Mar 2011 Turkey F11, Antalya Futures Hard   Radu Albot 5–7, 3–6
Loss 5–8 Aug 2011 Colombia F4, Medellín Futures Clay   Eduardo Struvay 4–6, 2–6
Win 6–8 Aug 2011 Colombia F5, Bogotá Futures Clay   Carlos Salamanca 5–7, 6–4, 6–2
Win 7–8 Sep 2012 Colombia F3, Cúcuta Futures Clay   Michael Quintero 7–5, 6–2
Loss 7–9 Oct 2012 Colombia F4, Villavicencio Futures Clay   Patricio Heras 7–6(9–7), 6–4
Win 8–9 Feb 2013 Salinas, Ecuador Challenger Clay   Renzo Olivo 4–6, 6–3, 7–6 (9–7)
Loss 8–10 Apr 2013 Panama City, Panama Challenger Clay   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo 6–4, 5–7, 7–6 (7–4)
Win 9–10 Jul 2013 Medellín, Colombia Challenger Clay   Guido Andreozzi 6–4, 6–4
Win 10–10 Aug 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Challenger Clay   Eduardo Schwank 6–2, 6–3
Loss 10–11 Oct 2013 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil Challenger Clay   João Souza 7–6(7–0), 6–3
Loss 10–12 Nov 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Challenger Finals Clay   Filippo Volandri 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Loss 10–13 Jan 2014 São Paulo, Brazil Challenger Hard   João Souza 6–4, 6–4
Win 11–13 Oct 2014 Córdoba, Argentina Challenger Clay   Máximo González 7–5, 1–6, 6–3
Loss 11–14 Oct 2015 Pereira, Colombia Challenger Clay   Paolo Lorenzi 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Loss 11–15 Feb 2016 Morelos, Mexico Challenger Hard   Gerald Melzer 6–7(4–7), 3–6

Doubles: 26 (11–15)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (5–6)
ITF Futures (6–9)
Titles by Surface
Hard (6–5)
Clay (5–10)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner–up 1. 19 August 2007 F1 Futures Valencia, Venezuela Hard   Borja Malo-Casado   Daniel Garza
  Santiago González
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 2. 28 October 2007 F1 Futures Managua, Nicaragua Hard   Nicolás Todero   Víctor Estrella
  José-Roberto Velasco
7–5, 6–4
Runner–up 3. 11 May 2018 F4 Futures Barranquilla, Colombia Clay   Eduardo Struvay   Julio César Campozano
  Alejandro Kon
6–2, 6–7(1–7), [9–11]
Winner 1. 19 July 2008 Manta, Ecuador Hard   Eduardo Struvay   Víctor Estrella
  Alejandro Fabbri
7–5, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner–up 4. 27 July 2008 F4 Futures Maracaibo, Venezuela Hard   Eduardo Struvay   Piero Luisi
  Roberto Maytín
7–6(7–4), 6–7(5–7), [12–14]
Winner 5. 3 August 2008 F5 Futures Valencia, Venezuela Hard   Eduardo Struvay   Piero Luisi
  Roberto Maytín
w/o
Winner 6. 12 October 2008 F8 Futures Valencia, Venezuela Hard   Pablo González   Piero Luisi
  Roberto Maytín
6–3, 6–4
Winner 7. 8 February 2009 F1 Futures Manizales, Colombia Clay   Eduardo Struvay   Juan Pablo Amado
  Víctor Estrella
6–2, 6–7(6–8), [10–5]
Winner 8. 23 May 2009 F2 Futures Merida, Venezuela Hard   Eduardo Struvay   Mauricio Echazú
  Iván Endara
6–2, 7–5
Runner–up 9. 14 June 2009 F12 Futures Loomis, United States Hard   Eduardo Struvay   Austin Krajicek
  Conor Pollock
2–6, 6–7(1–7)
Runner–up 10. 22 August 2009 F4 Futures Bogota, Colombia Clay   Felipe Mantilla   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Julio César Campozano
2–6, 0–6
Winner 11. 30 August 2009 F5 Futures Medellin, Colombia Clay   Juan Sebastián Cabal   Daniel Garza
  Michael Quintero
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 27 September 2009 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Alejandro Falla   Diego Álvarez
  Sebastián Decoud
5–7, 6–4 (10–8)
Runner–up 3. 12 July 2010 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Víctor Estrella   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
7–6(7–6), 6–4
Runner–up 4. 4 October 2010 Quito, Ecuador Clay   Carlos Salamanca   Daniel Garza
  Eric Nunez
7–5, 6–4
Runner–up 12. 31 January 2011 F1 Futures Cúcuta, Colombia Clay   Eduardo Struvay   Martín Alund
  Diego Álvarez
6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 13. 9 May 2011 F9 Futures Pozzuoli, Italy Clay   Eduardo Struvay   Erik Crepaldi
  Claudio Grassi
6–7(12–14),6–1, [10–6]
Runner–up 14. 8 August 2011 F5 Futures Guayaquil, Ecuador Hard   Felipe Mantilla   Guido Andreozzi
  Ariel Behar
7–6(17–9),4–6, [10–8]
Winner 5. 8 July 2012 Panama City, Panama Clay   Júlio César Campozano   Daniel Kosakowski
  Peter Polansky
6–4, 7–5
Runner–up 15. 30 July 2012 F20 Futures La Spezia, Italy Clay   Pedro Sousa   Cristian Rodriguez
  Oscar Rodriguez-Sanchez
7–6(7–1),6–4
Runner–up 6. 15 April 2013 Panama City, Panama Clay   Júlio César Campozano   Jorge Aguilar
  Sergio Galdós
6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 7. 1 July 2013 Manta, Ecuador Clay   Carlos Salamanca   Marcelo Arévalo
  Sergio Galdós
6–3, 6–4
Winner 8. 10 November 2013 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Juan Sebastián Cabal   Nicolás Barrientos
  Eduardo Struvay
6–3, 6–2
Runner–up 9. 4 October 2014 Cali, Colombia Clay (Red)   César Ramírez   Guido Andreozzi
  Guillermo Durán
6–3, 6–4
Winner 10. 7 August 2016 Granby, Canada Hard   Guilherme Clezar   Saketh Myneni
  Sanam Singh
3–6, 6–1, [12–10]
Runner–up 11. 6 January 2018 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard   Jaume Munar   Hugo Nys
  Tim Pütz
2–6, 2–6

Singles performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Current till 2015 US Open.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W-L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A 1R 2R Q3 0 / 4 3–3
French Open A Q1 2R Q1 Q2 0 / 1 1–1
Wimbledon A Q1 1R Q1 A 0 / 1 0–1
US Open Q2 Q2 2R 1R Q3 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–4 1–2 0-0 0 / 6 3–6
Davis Cup Singles
Americas Zone Group I A A A 2R 0 / 0 2–0
World Group A A PO 0 / 1 1–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 2-0 0 / 1 3–1
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A 3R A 0 / 1 2–1
Miami A A 2R Q2 0 / 1 1–1
Madrid A Q1 Q2 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Rome A A 1R Q1 0 / 1 0–1
Canada A A A Q2 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati A A Q2 A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–3 0–1 0 / 4 3–4
Career statistics
Year End Ranking 243 91 92 141

Doubles performance timelineEdit

This table is current through the 2014 Australian Open.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR W-L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
French Open A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Wimbledon A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
US Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–3 0 / 3 0–3
ATP World Tour 250 series
Quito Not Held QF 0 / 1 1–1
Viña del Mar A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1
Buenos Aires A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
São Paulo A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1
Houston A A SF A 0 / 1 2–1
Oeiras A A 1R NH 0 / 1 0–1
Bogotá NH 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
Atlanta A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–7 1-2 0 / 10 3–10
Career statistics
Year End Ranking 379 204 414 N. 177

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, González is pronounced [ɡonˈsales].

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