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Federico Delbonis[1] (Spanish pronunciation: [feðeˈɾiko ðelˈβonis];[3][a] born 5 October 1990) is an Argentine professional tennis player.

Federico Delbonis
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Delbonis at the 2015 French Open
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceAzul, Argentina
Born (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 28)
Azul, Argentina[1]
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,524,680
Singles
Career record113–128 (46.89%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 33 (9 May 2016)
Current rankingNo. 83 (18 March 2019)[2]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2016)
French Open2R (2013, 2018)
Wimbledon1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)
US Open2R (2014, 2016)
Doubles
Career record36–59 (37.89%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 130 (27 August 2018)
Current rankingNo. 136 (18 March 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2016, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2016, 2018)
US Open2R (2015)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2016)
Last updated on: 24 March 2019.

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Tennis careerEdit

Delbonis won five Challenger and Futures titles from the time he turned professional in 2009 until 2013.

2013 First ATP finalEdit

He qualified at the 2013 International German Open and beat Tommy Robredo, Dmitry Tursunov and Fernando Verdasco. He beat the Spaniard in a tight three-setter to set up a meeting in the semifinals with Roger Federer. Here, Delbonis scored by far the biggest win of his career, defeating Federer in two tiebreaks to book his place in his first ATP Tour final. He finished runner-up to Fabio Fognini, squandering a set and 4–1 lead and failing to convert three match points. This performance raised his ranking into the top 100 for the first time in his career.

2014 First ATP titleEdit

In 2014 he went on to win his first ATP title when he defeated Paolo Lorenzi, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, at the 2014 Brasil Open. It was their first tour level match against each other, however Lorenzi has won against Delbonis in past three Challenger events. The win enabled to reach a new men's singles high ranking of 44.

2016: Second career title best season and best rankingEdit

Delbonis started his season at the 2016 Apia International Sydney. He beat Sam Groth in the first round in straight sets. In his second round he played Teymuraz Gabashvili losing in straight sets 3–6 3–6. Delbonis then played at the first major of the year at the 2016 Australian Open. In the first round he upset 22nd seed Ivo Karlović after Karlović had to retire in the third set. Delbonis then reached the third round of a major for the first time in his career after beating Renzo Olivo in the second round in five sets. He then lost in straight sets to 14th seed Gilles Simon 3–6 2–6 1–6.

Delbonis next played at the 2016 Argentina Open. He beat 6th seed Fabio Fognini in the first round after being a set down. He lost his second round match to eventual finalist Nicolás Almagro 3–6 6–4 4–6. Delbonis played in another clay court tournament at the 2016 Rio Open. In his first round he beat 6th seed Jack Sock in straight sets. He followed this up with another win in straight sets in the second round beating Paolo Lorenzi. He then lost in the quarterfinals against eventual champion Pablo Cuevas 4–6 6–7(4–7). He then played in his third straight clay court tournament at the 2016 Brasil Open as the 4th seed. He got a bye pass in the first round. In the second round he beat Diego Schwartzman after being a set down. In the quarterfinals he lost to Íñigo Cervantes 6–7(6–8)6–2 4–6.

Delbonis next competed at the first Masters 1000 of the year at the 2016 Indian Wells Masters. In the first round he defeated Santiago Giraldo in straight sets. In the second round he defeated 32nd seed João Sousa also in straight sets. In the third round Delbonis earned his biggest win of his career defeating 2nd seed Andy Murray in three sets 6–4 4–6 7–6(7–3). This was Delbonis's third top 10 win. In the fourth round he lost to 13th seed Gaël Monfils in straight sets 3–6 4–6. Delbonis next competed at the 2016 Miami Open. In the first round he defeated wildcard Elias Ymer in three sets. In the second round he lost to 26th seed Grigor Dimitrov 6–7(8–10)6–4 4–6.

Delbonis next chose to compete at the 2016 Grand Prix Hassan II as the 4th seed. He received a bye pass for the first round. In the second round he defeated Thiemo de Bakker in straight sets. He then defeated 7th seed Pablo Carreño Busta in the quarterfinals also in straight sets. In the semifinals In the semifinals he defeated Albert Montañés once again in straight sets. He won his second career title without dropping a set the entire tournament by defeating 3rd seed Borna Ćorić in the final 6–2 6–4. He then competed at the 2016 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. He had a disappointing loss to wildcard Fernando Verdasco 0–6 3–6. Delbonis then played at the 2016 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy as the 3rd seed. He received a bye pass in the first round. In the second round he defeated Illya Marchenko in straight sets. In the quarterfinals he defeated Marco Cecchinato also in straight sets. In the semifinals he lost to Lucas Pouille 3–6 2–6.

Delbonis then competed at the 2016 Istanbul Open as the 4th seed. He received a bye pass for the first round. In the second round he defeated Dudi Sela in three sets. In the quarterfinal he defeated Albert Ramos-Viñolas in straight sets. In the semifinals he lost to eventual champion Diego Schwartzman despite winning the first set 7–6(7–5)3–6 2–6. Delbonis then competed at the 2016 Geneva Open as the 6th seed. In the first round he defeated wildcard Janko Tipsarević in straight sets. In the second round he defeated last years champion Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets. In the quarterfinals he lost to 3rd seed and eventual runner up Marin Čilić 4–6 3–6. Delbonis next competed at the second major of the year at the 2016 French Open as the 31st seed which marks the first time Delbonis has been seeded at a major. He was eliminated in the first round losing to Pablo Carreño Busta in four sets 6–7(3–7)7–6(7–4)4–6 4–6.

Delbonis next competed at the third major of the year, the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. In the first round, he faced Fabio Fognini and lost in an epic five setter 4–6 6–1 7–6(7–3) 2–6 3–6. Delbonis then played for Argentina in the Davis Cup quarterfinals against Italy. He beat Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini, both in four sets, to help clinch the tie 3–1. In the finals of Davis Cup, he lost against Marin Cilic in five sets but beat Ivo Karlovic in straight sets in the fifth and deciding rubber to give Argentina their first Davis Cup.[4]

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 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 (2–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–2)
Indoor (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2013 German Open, Germany 500 Series Clay   Fabio Fognini 6–4, 6–7(8–10), 2–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2014 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i)   Paolo Lorenzi 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–2 May 2014 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, France 250 Series Clay   Ernests Gulbis 1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 2–2 Apr 2016 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay   Borna Ćorić 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 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 (0–1)
Indoor (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Mar 2018 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i)   Máximo González   Wesley Koolhof
  Artem Sitak
6–4, 6–2
Loss 1–1 Aug 2018 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay   Daniele Bracciali   Roman Jebavý
  Andrés Molteni
2–6, 4–6
Win 2–1 Mar 2019 Brasil Open, Brazil (2) 250 Series Clay (i)   Máximo González   Luke Bambridge
  Jonny O'Mara
6–4, 6–3

Team competitions finalsEdit

Davis Cup: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Date Tournament Surface Partner(s) Opponents Score
Win Nov 2016 Davis Cup, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i)   Juan Martín del Potro
  Leonardo Mayer
  Guido Pella
  Marin Čilić
  Ivo Karlović
  Ivan Dodig
  Franko Škugor
3–2

ATP Challenger and ITF FuturesEdit

Singles titles (11)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Series (10)
ITF Futures Series (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1 January 2009   Guatemala F1 Hard   Nicolás Santos 6–3, 6–4
2. 24 August 2009   Manerbio, Italy Clay   Leonardo Tavares 6–1, 6–3
3. 25 April 2010   Rome, Italy Clay   Florian Mayer 6–3, 6–4
4. 27 January 2013   Bucaramanga, Colombia Clay   Wayne Odesnik 7–6(7–4), 6–3
5. 14 April 2013   Barranquilla, Colombia Clay   Facundo Bagnis 6–3, 6–2
6. 14 April 2015   Sarasota, United States Clay   Facundo Bagnis 6–4, 6–2
7. 28 June 2015   Milan, Italy Clay   Rogério Dutra Silva 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
8. 4 October 2015   Rome, Italy Clay   Filip Krajinović 1–6, 6–3, 6–4
9. 25 June 2017   Todi, Italy Clay   Marco Cecchinato 7–5, 6–1
10. 21 October 2017  Cali, Colombia Clay   Guillherme Clezar 7–6(12–10), 7–5
11. 23 September 2018   Thindown Challenger Biella Clay   Stefano Napolitano 6-4, 6-3

Singles runner-up (7)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Series (5)
ITF Futures Series (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 16 March 2009   Italy F3 Clay   Tim Goransson 4–6, 3–6
2. 23 October 2009   Argentina F7 Clay   Jorge Aguilar 3–6, 4–6
3. 4 April 2010   Napoli, Italy Clay   Rui Machado 4–6, 4–6
4. 12 July 2010   Rimini, Italy Clay   Paolo Lorenzi 2–6, 0–6
5. 26 September 2013   Liberec, Czech Republic Clay   Jiří Veselý 7–6(7–2) 6–7(9–11) 4–6
6. 11 June 2017   Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay   Jiří Veselý 7–5, 1–6, 5–7
7. 2 July 2017   Milan, Italy Clay   Guido Pella 2–6, 1–2 ret.

Wins over top 10 players per seasonEdit

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2013
1.   Roger Federer 5 German Open Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Clay SF 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–4)
2015
2.   Stan Wawrinka 9 Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland Clay QF 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
2016
3.   Andy Murray 2 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, California Hard 3R 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)

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 through the 2019 Miami Open.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win%
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 A A A 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 6 2–6 25%
French Open A Q1 Q2 Q2 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 0 / 6 2–6 25%
Wimbledon A A Q1 A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 4 0–4 0%
US Open A A Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 1R 2R A 1R 0 / 4 2–4 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 0–4 3–4 0–2 1–4 0–1 0 / 20 6–20 23%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A 1R 2R 4R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 6 6–6 50%
Miami A A A A A 1R 2R 2R 4R A 3R 0 / 5 7–5 58%
Monte Carlo A A Q1 1R A 1R A 1R A Q1 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Madrid A A Q2 2R A 1R Q2 A A 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Rome A A Q2 A A 1R Q2 A A 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Canada A A A A A 1R A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Cincinnati A A A A A 1R A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Shanghai A A A A Q2 Q1 A 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Paris A A A A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–7 2–2 4–6 4–2 2–3 2–2 0 / 24 15–24 38%
National Representation
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Davis Cup A A A A A PO SF W A A 1 / 2 5–3 63%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–2 3–2 0–0 0–0 1 / 3 5–4 56%
Career statistics
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 1 2 2 9 8 28 18 24 10 18 7 127
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 2 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 2 / 4
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–2 3–2 6–9 12–8 20–27 17–20 27–24 11–10 11–18 6–7 2 / 127 113–128 47%
Win % 0% 0% 60% 40% 60% 43% 46% 53% 52% 38% 46% 46.89%
Year-end Ranking 195 160 166 133 55 60 52 41 68 80

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Current till 2018 Australian Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
French Open A 1R 1R 2R A 1–3
Wimbledon A 1R A 2R A 1–2
US Open 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1–4
Win–Loss 0–1 0–4 1–3 2–4 0–1 0–1 3–14

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, Delbonis is pronounced [delˈβonis]; The pronunciation in the reference is [feðeˈɾiko | delˈβonis] with a pause before the surname.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ATPtennis.com – Players – Profiles – Profile
  2. ^ ATP Rankings
  3. ^ "The pronunciation by Federico Delbonis himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Federico Delbonis sweeps past Ivo Karlovic to give Argentina its first Davis Cup title". ABC News. 2016-11-28. Retrieved 2018-05-30.

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