Carlos Alberto Berlocq (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾlos alˈβeɾto βeɾˈlok];[a] born February 3, 1983) is an Argentine retired professional tennis player nicknamed Charly, Panther and Warlocq. His favourite surface was clay and he was last coached by Walter Grinovero. Berlocq's career-high singles ranking was World No. 37, achieved in March 2012.
|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Born||February 3, 1983|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 37 (March 19, 2012)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012, 2013, 2017)|
|French Open||2R (2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)|
|US Open||2R (2011, 2013)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 50 (June 6, 2011)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2011, 2012)|
|French Open||3R (2007)|
|US Open||QF (2014)|
|Davis Cup||W (2016)|
Berlocq started playing tennis at the age of four and had success on the ATP Futures and Challenger circuits. In 2004, he made six consecutive finals on the Futures circuit and won half of them, two each in Argentina, France and Slovenia. He also made his first Challenger final in Manta, Ecuador, losing to Giovanni Lapentti before winning another Futures title in Argentina.
At the end of 2005, Berlocq finished inside the top 100 for the first time on the back of strong form on the Challenger Tour, where he went 44–20 in singles and won two titles in Turin (defeating Alessio di Mauro) and in Cordenons (defeating Jérôme Haehnel). Berlocq also qualified for his first ATP main event in Stuttgart, losing to Răzvan Sabău. He also played doubles in Bucharest with Mariano Puerta.
Berlocq struggled to adapt his level from the Futures and Challengers to the ATP main level events and achieved only limited success on the ATP Tour. However, his first win was significant. At the ATP Masters Series event in Miami, Berlocq defeated the much-hyped American junior and wildcard entrant Donald Young 6–0, 6–0. Neither player had won a match on the ATP Tour and this win was achieved on a hardcourt, not Berlocq's favoured surface. After defeating Young, Berlocq played another American, James Blake, losing this match 0–6, 0–6 and therefore creating an unusual achievement of winning his first ATP-level match 6–0, 6–0 and then losing by the same scoreline in the next round.
On May 29, 2007, Berlocq upset the No. 30 seed Julien Benneteau in four sets 6–7(5–7), 7–5, 6–2, 6–3 at the 2007 French Open. Berlocq won his first ever grass court match in 's-Hertogenbosch against former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in three sets.
His best result of the year was in Viña del Mar, where he defeated World No. 25 Juan Ignacio Chela in the semifinals to set up a final appearance against Juan Mónaco, which he lost. He made the quarterfinals in São Paulo, Buenos Aires and Acapulco, losing to World No. 11 Nicolás Almagro, David Nalbandian and Santiago Giraldo respectively. He also made the quarterfinals in Houston, exiting against World No. 15 Feliciano López. He did not have much success at the Masters 1000 events or Grand Slams, exiting in the first or second round of each. In Umag, he fell to World No. 19 Alexandr Dolgopolov in the quarterfinals.
At the US Open, he was defeated in the first round by Bernard Tomic in four sets.
He beat Maxime Authom 1–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4), 6–2 in the first round of the Australian Open before losing to Kei Nishikori 6–7(4–7), 4–6, 1–6. He lost his first round match at the French Open against 19th seed John Isner in straight sets. Berlocq won his first career title at the Swedish Open, defeating Fernando Verdasco in the final. He lost in the second round of the US Open in straight sets to Roger Federer after winning his first round match against Santiago Giraldo in five sets.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2012||Chile Open, Chile||250 Series||Clay||Juan Mónaco||3–6, 7–6(7–1), 1–6|
|Win||1–1||Jul 2013||Swedish Open, Sweden||250 Series||Clay||Fernando Verdasco||7–5, 6–1|
|Win||2–1||May 2014||Portugal Open, Portugal||250 Series||Clay||Tomáš Berdych||0–6, 7–5, 6–1|
Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Jul 2008||Croatia Open, Croatia||International||Clay||Fabio Fognini|| Michal Mertiňák
|6–2, 3–6, [5–10]|
|Win||1–1||Jul 2010||Stuttgart Open, Germany||250 Series||Clay||Eduardo Schwank|| Christopher Kas
|Loss||1–2||Oct 2011||Kremlin Cup, Russia||250 Series||Hard (i)||David Marrero|| František Čermák
|Loss||1–3||Feb 2012||Chile Open, Chile||250 Series||Clay||Pablo Andújar|| Fred Gil
Daniel Gimeno Traver
|6–1, 5–7, [10–12]|
|Loss||1–4||Oct 2012||China Open, China||500 Series||Hard||Denis Istomin|| Bob Bryan
|Loss||1–5||Jul 2013||Swedish Open, Sweden||250 Series||Clay||Albert Ramos Viñolas|| Nicholas Monroe
|2–6, 6–3, [3–10]|
|Win||2–5||Aug 2015||Austrian Open, Austria||250 Series||Clay||Nicolás Almagro|| Robin Haase
|5–7, 6–3, [11–9]|
Singles: 31 (19–12)Edit
|1.||2005||Turin||Clay||Alessio di Mauro||7–5, 6–1|
|2.||2005||Cordenons||Clay||Jérôme Haehnel||7–6, 6–4|
|3.||2005||Buenos Aires||Clay||Diego Hartfield||7–5, 3–6, 6–4|
|4.||2006||Naples||Clay||Pablo Cuevas||6–3, 7–5|
|5.||2007||Barletta||Clay||Werner Eschauer||3–6, 7–6, 2–0 ret.|
|6.||2007||Turin||Clay||Boris Pašanski||6–4, 6–2|
|7.||2010||Reggio Emilia||Clay||Pablo Andújar||6–0, 7–6(7–1)|
|8.||2010||San Benedetto||Clay||Daniel Gimeno-Traver||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
|9.||2010||Todi||Clay||Marcel Granollers||6–4, 6–3|
|10.||2011||Turin||Clay||Albert Ramos||6–4, 6–3|
|11.||2011||Todi||Clay||Filippo Volandri||6–3, 6–1|
|12.||2011||Palermo||Clay||Adrian Ungur||6–1, 6–1|
|13.||2011||Buenos Aires||Clay||Gastão Elias||6–1, 7–6(7–3)|
|14.||2011||Montevideo||Clay||Máximo González||6–2, 7–5|
|15.||2014||Porto Alegre||Clay||Diego Schwartzman||6–4, 4–6, 6–0|
|16.||2015||São Paulo||Clay||Kimmer Coppejans||6–3, 6–1|
|17.||2016||Blois||Clay||Steve Darcis||6–2, 6–0|
|18.||2017||Rio de Janeiro||Clay||Jaume Munar||6–4, 2–6, 3–0 ret.|
|19.||2018||Panamá||Clay||Blaž Rola||6–2, 6–0|
Doubles: 13 (6–7)Edit
|Runners-up||12.||11 September 2010||Rijeka, Croatia||Clay||Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo|| Adil Shamasdin
|6–1, 6–7(9–11), [5–10]|
|Winner||13.||13 November 2011||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Eduardo Schwank|| Marcel Felder
|6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–7]|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||132||85||157||255||66||60||66||41||72||111||95||112|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
Wins over top 10 playersEdit
|1.||Milos Raonic||No. 9||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Quarterfinals||7–5, 6–4|
|2.||Tomas Berdych||No. 6||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Final||0–6, 7–5, 6–1|
|3.||David Ferrer||No. 7||Swedish Open, Bastad, Sweden||Clay||Quarterfinals||6–3, 6–3|
- In isolation, Berlocq is pronounced [beɾˈlok].
- "The pronunciation by Carlos Berlocq himself". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
- "Stellar Djokovic Dismantles Berlocq". TennisNow.com. September 1, 2011. Archived from the original on September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 2, 2010.
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