Daniele Bracciali (Italian pronunciation: [daˈnjɛːle bratˈtʃaːli]; born 10 January 1978) is an Italian former tennis player, best ranked world no. 21 in doubles. His career-high ATP singles ranking is world no. 49, achieved in May 2006. In doubles, he reached the semifinals of the 2012 French Open and the quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open. In mixed doubles, he reached the semifinals of the 2012 Australian and French Opens.
|Born||10 January 1978|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Retired||2015–2017 (banned) |
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 49 (8 May 2006)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2006)|
|French Open||1R (2005, 2006, 2007)|
|Wimbledon||3R (1998, 2006)|
|US Open||1R (2005, 2006)|
|Highest ranking||No. 21 (11 June 2012)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||QF (2013)|
|French Open||SF (2012)|
|US Open||3R (2011)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2012)|
|French Open||SF (2012)|
|US Open||2R (2012)|
|Last updated on: 22 February 2020.|
He was banned by the Italian Tennis Federation in 2015 for betting and did not play for several years, but returned in 2017. In November 2018, Bracciali was once again given a life ban having been found guilty by the Tennis Integrity Unit.
In his career, Bracciali has won a total of seven matches at Grand Slam tournaments, six at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open. In 1998 and 2006, he reached the third round of Wimbledon, his best Grand Slam results. In the first round of Wimbledon in 2005, he defeated Ivo Karlović in five sets after surviving 51 aces from the Croat. He then took Andy Roddick, the previous year's runner-up (and eventual runner-up that year as well), to five sets.
Recently, Bracciali has played primarily doubles. He has won five ATP titles. In 2012, he reached the third round of the 2012 Australian Open partnering Potito Starace. They were beaten by Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. Later that year at the French Open, they reached their first semifinal. They were defeated again by the eventual champions, Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. At Wimbledon, Bracciali partnered the Austrian veteran Julian Knowle and met Mirnyi and Nestor again in the second round. This was the first time that Bracciali won against them. Bracciali and Knowle lost in the quarterfinals to Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecău.
Bracciali also partnered Roberta Vinci in mixed doubles at the 2012 Australian Open. Entering the draw as an alternate, they reached the semifinals. They lost to the fifth seeds Elena Vesnina and Leander Paes after they took the first set. At the French Open, Bracciali partnered Galina Voskoboeva. They reached the semifinals of the tournament, but lost to the eventual champions Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi. At Wimbledon, Bracciali teamed up again with Vinci and reached the third round. He played with Vinci at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and with Andreas Seppi in men's doubles at the same event.
Following Alessio di Mauro's nine-month ban for betting on matches in November 2007, Bracciali and Potito Starace were each fined and given short suspensions from playing. Bracciali received a fine of £14,300 and a three-month ban from January 1, 2008.
July and November 2007 interceptions between a businessman, Manlio Bruni, and Bracciali were found and they were extensively talking about gaining 50,000 euros each for a set won or lost depending on the match Bracciali was playing. The interceptions were published by several Italian tennis magazines.
In 2015, the Italian Tennis Federation banned Bracciali and Starace lifelong. After a long process, in autumn 2016 ATP confirmed the 2 years suspension, allows the players to play national events. In January 2018, the lifelong suspension was cancelled after absolution of both players. Bracciali came back on court in June 2018, but was once more banned, this time for life, in November of that year and was also fined $250,000.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit
|Win||1–0||Apr 2006||Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco||International||Clay||Nicolás Massú||6–1, 6–4|
Doubles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runner-ups)Edit
|Loss||0–1||Feb 2004||Milan Indoor, Italy||International||Carpet (i)||Giorgio Galimberti|| Jared Palmer
|Win||1–1||Feb 2005||Milan Indoor, Italy||International||Carpet (i)||Giorgio Galimberti|| Arnaud Clément
|6–7(8–10), 7–6(8–6), 6–4|
|Win||2–1||Oct 2010||St. Petersburg Open, Russia||250 Series||Hard (i)||Potito Starace|| Rohan Bopanna
|Loss||2–2||Jan 2011||Qatar Open, Qatar||250 Series||Hard||Andreas Seppi|| Marc López
|Win||3–2||Jun 2011||Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands||250 Series||Grass||František Čermák|| Robert Lindstedt
|6–3, 2–6, [10–8]|
|Win||4–2||Aug 2011||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria||250 Series||Clay||Santiago González|| Franco Ferreiro
|7–6(7–1), 4–6, [11–9]|
|Win||5–2||Sep 2011||Romanian Open, Romania||250 Series||Clay||Potito Starace|| Julian Knowle
|3–6, 6–4, [10–8]|
|Loss||5–3||Apr 2012||Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco||250 Series||Clay||Fabio Fognini|| Dustin Brown
|Loss||5–4||Oct 2012||Kremlin Cup, Russia||250 Series||Clay||Simone Bolelli|| František Čermák
|Loss||5–5||Jun 2013||Halle Open, Germany||250 Series||Grass||Jonathan Erlich|| Santiago González
|Loss||5–6||Aug 2014||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria||250 Series||Clay||Andrey Golubev|| Henri Kontinen
|Win||6–6||Jul 2018||Swiss Open, Switzerland||250 Series||Clay||Matteo Berrettini|| Denys Molchanov
|Loss||5–7||Aug 2018||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria||250 Series||Clay||Federico Delbonis|| Roman Jebavý
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||1R||0 / 3||1–3|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||0 / 3||0–3|
|Wimbledon||3R||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||3R||Q3||0 / 4||6–4|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||0 / 2||0–2|
|Win–Loss||2–1||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||1–1||1–4||3–4||0–2||0 / 12||7–12|
Current through the 2018 Kremlin Cup.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||A||A||3R||3R||QF||2R||1R||A||A||A||0 / 7||8–7|
|French Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||1R||A||A||3R||QF||SF||1R||1R||A||A||A||3R||0 / 9||11–9|
|Wimbledon||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||2R||A||A||A||1R||2R||QF||1R||1R||A||A||A||1R||0 / 9||5–9|
|US Open||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||2R||A||A||A||2R||3R||1R||2R||2R||A||A||A||1R||0 / 8||7–8|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–0||0–1||1–3||2–4||0–2||0–0||0–0||3–3||8–4||9–4||4–4||2–4||0–1||0–0||0–0||2–3||0 / 33||31–33|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 1||1 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 1||3 / 4||0 / 2||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||1 / 2||6 / 13|
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Bracciali is known for his powerful serve. His groundstrokes are also reliable, especially his forehand.
- "Daniele Bracciali: Italian player gets life ban for tennis match-fixing". BBC Sport. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
- "Daniele Bracciali at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
- "Italian duo hit with betting bans". BBC Sport. 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
- Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali, Potito Starace banned for fixing