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Carlos Alberto Berlocq (Spanish pronunciation: [kaɾlos alˈβeɾto βeɾˈlok];[a][2] born February 3, 1983) is an Argentine professional male tennis player nicknamed Charly, Panther and Warlocq. His favourite surface is clay and he is currently coached by Walter Grinovero. Berlocq's career-high singles ranking is world No. 37, achieved in March 2012.

Carlos Berlocq
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Berlocq at the 2015 French Open
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1983-02-03) February 3, 1983 (age 36)
Chascomús, Argentina
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2001
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$4,150,075
Singles
Career record134-190
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 37 (March 19, 2012)
Current rankingNo. 177 (8 April 2019)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2012, 2013, 2017)
French Open2R (2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Wimbledon1R (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
US Open2R (2011, 2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record83-120
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 50 (June 6, 2011)
Current rankingNo. 398 (9 September 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2011, 2012)
French Open3R (2007)
Wimbledon2R (2008)
US OpenQF (2014)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2016)
Last updated on: 16 April 2018.

Contents

CareerEdit

Berlocq started playing tennis at the age of four and has had his success on the ATP Futures and Challenger circuits. In 2004 he made six consecutive finals in the Futures events, winning three of them, two finals each in Argentina, France and Slovenia. He also made his first Challenger final in Manta, Ecuador losing to Giovanni Lapentti and then won 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 circuit where he went 44–20 in singles and won two Challenger 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 and 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 has to date achieved only limited success on the ATP, however his first win was significant. In the ATP Masters Series event in Miami Berlocq defeated the much-hyped American junior and wildcard entrant Donald Young 6–0, 6–0. Both Berlocq and Young had never won a match on the ATP and this win was achieved on hardcourt which is not Berlocq's favoured surface. After defeating Young, Berlocq then played American James Blake and lost this match, 0–6, 0–6, 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.

Berlocq won two consecutive matches for the first time on the ATP to make the quarterfinals in Sopot after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber and Lukáš Dlouhý.

On May 29, 2007, Berlocq upset the number thirty seed Julien Benneteau in four sets 6–7, 7–5, 6–2, 6–3 at the 2007 French Open. Berlocq won his first ever grasscourt match in Den Bosch against former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in three sets.

2011Edit

At the French Open he defeated Australian Bernard Tomic, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2 in the first round.

Berlocq was taken out by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in three sets 6–0, 6–0, 6–2 in the second round of the 2011 US Open.[3]

2012Edit

Berlocq started the year in Auckland, losing in the second round to Fernando Verdasco. At the 2012 Australian Open, he made it to the second round, where he was defeated by Ivo Karlović.

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 in the Masters 1000 events or Grand Slams, exiting in the first or second round of each. In Umag, he made the quarterfinals, losing to World No. 19 Alexandr Dolgopolov.

He represented Argentina at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but lost in the first round to Alex Bogomolov of Russia.

At the US Open, he was defeated in the first round by Bernard Tomic in four sets.

2013Edit

He beat Maxime Authom 1–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4), 6–2 in the first round of the Australian Open before losing to Kei Nishikori 6–7(4), 4–6, 1–6. At the French Open he lost his first round to 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.

2014Edit

In April, Berlocq won the Portugal Open after defeating Tomáš Berdych in the final.

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
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

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (2–3)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–4)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2008 Croatia Open, Croatia International Clay   Fabio Fognini   Michal Mertiňák
  Petr Pála
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Win 1–1 Jul 2010 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Clay   Eduardo Schwank   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Loss 1–2 Oct 2011 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   David Marrero   František Čermák
  Filip Polášek
3–6, 1–6
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
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 2–6
Loss 1–5 Jul 2013 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay   Albert Ramos Viñolas   Nicholas Monroe
  Simon Stadler
2–6, 6–3, [3–10]
Win 2–5 Aug 2015 Austrian Open, Austria 250 Series Clay   Nicolás Almagro   Robin Haase
  Henri Kontinen
5–7, 6–3, [11–9]

Challenger finalsEdit

Singles: 31 (19–12)Edit

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
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

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runners-up 12. 11 September 2010 Rijeka, Croatia Clay   Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo   Adil Shamasdin
  Lovro Zovko
6–1, 6–7(9–11), [5–10]
Winner 13. 13 November 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay   Eduardo Schwank   Marcel Felder
  Jaroslav Pospíšil
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–7]

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R A 1R A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 2R A 3–8
French Open 1R 2R 1R A Q3 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R Q2 5–10
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R A 0–8
US Open A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 2–9
Win–Loss 0–3 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–1 2–4 1–4 2–4 1–4 1–2 1–2 1–4 0–1 10–35
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–3
Year End Ranking 132 85 157 255 66 60 66 41 72 111 95 112

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R A A A 3–7
French Open A 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R A 1R A 6–8
Wimbledon A A 2R 1R 1R A 1R A A 1R A 1–5
US Open A A A 1R 2R 1R QF A 1R 1R A 4–6
Win–Loss 0–1 2–1 1–3 2–4 3–4 0–3 3–4 3–2 0–1 0–3 0–0 14–25

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Seasons 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
Wins 3 0 0 0 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score
2014
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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Berlocq is pronounced [beɾˈlok].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/players/carlos-berlocq/b884/overview
  2. ^ "The pronunciation by Carlos Berlocq himself". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Stellar Djokovic Dismantles Berlocq". TennisNow.com. September 1, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2010.[permanent dead link]

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