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Flavio Cipolla (born 20 October 1983) is a professional tennis player on the ATP Tour from Italy. He reached the second round at the French Open of 2007, where he lost to Rafael Nadal.[1] He reached the 3rd round of the 2008 US Open. His career high rank is No. 70, achieved on 23 April 2012.

Flavio Cipolla
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Flavio Cipolla in 2014
Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceRome, Italy
Born (1983-10-20) 20 October 1983 (age 36)
Rome, Italy
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$1,624,250
Singles
Career record36-66
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 70 (23 April 2012)
Current rankingNo. 649 (16 April 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2009, 2012)
French Open2R (2007)
Wimbledon1R (2011, 2012)
US Open3R (2008)
Doubles
Career record17-36
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 75 (14 July 2008)
Current rankingNo. 300 (24 July 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2012, 2013)
French Open1R (2012)
Wimbledon2R (2008, 2017)
US Open1R (2012)
Last updated on: 24 July 2017.

CareerEdit

2008Edit

Cipolla began 2008 with a bang the first week in January, winning the singles and doubles titles of the Challenger in New Caledonia, to get his singles ranking to a career high of #116. He won 2 more Challenger doubles titles in February in Belgrade and in March in Italy to establish himself as a top-100 doubles player.

Cipolla got a chance to compete in a grand-slam tournament at the 2008 U.S. Open in the men's singles competition at Flushing Meadows. Despite losing in qualifying he, along with Rui Machado, were reinstated following the withdrawals of Mikhail Youzhny. Cipolla made the most of his opportunity and reached the third round. In the first round he beat Jan Hernych before defeating Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in the second round. In the third round he came up against world number 10 and tenth seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland. Cipolla took the match to 5 sets by taking a shock two set lead, however his Swiss opponent still had enough to come from behind and take the match, emerging victorious 5–7, 6–7, 6–4, 6–0, 6–4.

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)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 (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2016 Istanbul Open, Turkey 250 Series Clay   Dudi Sela   Andrés Molteni
  Diego Schwartzman
6–3, 5–7, [10–7]

Challenger career finalsEdit

Singles (5)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2)
Grass (0)
Clay (3)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 30 May 2006 Turin, Italy Clay   Marcel Granollers 6–3, 6–3
2. 31 July 2007 Trani, Italy Clay   Pablo Andújar 4–6, 6–2, 6–4
3. 4 September 2007 Genoa, Italy Clay   Gianluca Naso 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 7–5
4. 1 January 2008 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard   Stéphane Bohli 6–4, 7–5
5. 6 February 2011 Burnie, Australia Hard   Chris Guccione W/O

Doubles (17)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (17)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3)
Grass (0)
Clay (13)
Carpet (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. 4 July 2005 Mantua, Italy Clay   Alessandro Motti   Salvador Navarro
  Óscar Serrano
5–7, 6–3, 6–3
2. 2 August 2005 Saransk, Russia Clay   Simon Stadler   Konstantin Kravchuk
  Alexander Kudryavtsev
7–6(7–2), 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
3. 19 September 2005 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay   Rainer Eitzinger   Jeroen Masson
  Stefan Wauters
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
4. 25 September 2006 Bratislava, Slovak Republic Clay   Marcel Granollers   David Marrero
  Pablo Santos
7–6(7–2), 6–4
5. 9 October 2006 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Tomas Behrend   Pablo Andújar
  Marcel Granollers
6–3, 6–2
6. 26 March 2007 Naples, Italy Clay   Marcel Granollers   Marco Crugnola
  Alessio di Mauro
6–4, 6–2
7. 30 April 2007 Rome, Italy Clay   Marcel Granollers   Stefano Galvani
  Manuel Jorquera
3–6, 6–1, [11–9]
8. 1 January 2008 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard   Simone Vagnozzi   Jan Mertl
  Martin Slanar
6–4, 6–4
9. 11 February 2008 Belgrade, Serbia Carpet   Konstantinos Economidis   Alessandro Motti
  Filip Polášek
4–6, 6–2, [10–8]
10. 24 March 2008 Barletta, Italy Clay   Marcel Granollers   Oliver Marach
  Michal Mertiňák
6–3, 2–6, [11–9]
11. 28 April 2008 Rome, Italy Clay   Simone Vagnozzi   Paolo Lorenzi
  Giancarlo Petrazzuolo
6–3, 6–3
12. 27 May 2008 Alessandria, Italy Clay   Simone Vagnozzi   Matwé Middelkoop
  Melle Van Gemerden
3–6, 6–1, [10–4]
13. 13 October 2008 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Hard   Pavel Šnobel   Michail Elgin
  Alexandre Kudryavtsev
6–3, 6–4
14. 28 February 2010 Meknes, Morocco Clay   Pablo Andújar   Alexandr Dolgopolov
  Artem Smirnov
6–2, 6–2
15. 12 September 2010 Braşov, Romania Clay   Daniele Giorgini   Radu Albot
  Andrej Ciumac
6–3, 6–4
16. 19 September 2010 Todi, Italy Clay   Alessio di Mauro   Marcel Granollers
  Gerard Granollers-Pujol
6–1, 6–4
17. 3 April 2011 Barranquilla, Colombia Hard   Paolo Lorenzi   Alejandro Falla
  Eduardo Struvay
6–3, 6–4

Runners-up (22)Edit

Singles (8)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (8)
Finals by Surface
Hard (3)
Grass (0)
Clay (5)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 29 August 2005 Freudenstadt, Germany Clay   Sergio Roitman 7–5, 6–4
2. 6 September 2005 Genoa, Italy Clay   Potito Starace 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
3. 3 April 2006 Monza, Italy Clay   Nicolas Devilder 6–2, 7–5
4. 28 July 2008 Tampere, Finland Clay   Mathieu Montcourt 6–2, 6–2
5. 9 January 2010 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard   Florian Mayer 6–3, 6–0
6. 4 Juny 2011 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay   Yuri Schukin 6–4, 4–6, 6–0
7. 13 November 2011 Loughborough, UK Hard   Tobias Kamke 2–6, 5–7
8. 9 September 2012 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France Hard   Josselin Ouanna 4–6, 5–7

Doubles (15)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (15)
Finals by Surface
Hard (3)
Grass (0)
Clay (12)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. 29 June 2004 Mantua, Italy Clay   Alessandro Motti   Daniele Bracciali
  Giorgio Galimberti
6–0, 6–4
2. 25 July 2005 Togliatti, Russia Hard   Massimo Ocera   Scott Lipsky
  Mark Nielsen
6–2, 6–3
3. 12 September 2005 Seville, Spain Clay   Alessandro Motti   Marcos Daniel
  Fernando Vicente
6–2, 6–7(1–7), 7–5
4. 3 October 2005 Rome, Italy Clay   Alessandro Motti   Konstantinos Economidis
  Vasilis Mazarakis
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
5. 20 March 2006 Barletta, Italy Clay   Alessandro Motti   Santiago Ventura
  Fernando Vicente
7–6(7–2), 4–6, [10–8]
6. 15 May 2006 San Remo, Italy Clay   Francesco Piccari   Julien Benneteau
  Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
7. 30 May 2006 Turin, Italy Clay   Leonardo Azzaro   Marcel Granollers
  Marc López
6–4, 6–3
8. 11 June 2007 Košice, Slovak Republic Clay   Leonardo Azzaro   Filip Polášek
  Lukáš Rosol
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
9. 23 July 2007 Poznań, Poland Clay   Ivo Klec   Marc López
  Santiago Ventura
6–2, 5–7, [10–3]
10. 27 August 2007 Como, Italy Clay   Maro Pedrini   Máximo González
  Simone Vagnozzi
7–6(7–5), 6–4
11. 4 September 2007 Genoa, Italy Clay   Simone Bolelli   Daniele Giorgini
  Simone Vagnozzi
6–3, 6–1
12. 11 October 2009 Tarragona, Spain Clay   Alessandro Motti   Tomasz Bednarek
  Mateusz Kowalczyk
6–1, 6–1
13. 10 January 2010 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard   Simone Vagnozzi   Nicolas Devilder
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
5–7, 6–2, [10–8]
14. 9 January 2011 Nouméa, New Caledonia Hard   Simone Vagnozzi   Dominik Meffert
  Frederik Nielsen
7–6(7–4), 5–7, [10–5]
15. 24 September 2011 İzmir, Turkey Hard   Thomas Fabbiano   Travis Rettenmaier
  Simon Stadler
6–0, 6–2

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 2R 1R 2R 1R 2–4
French Open 2R 1R 1–2
Wimbledon 1R 1R 0–2
US Open 3R 1R 2R 2R 4–4
Win–Loss 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–0 1–3 2–4 0–1 7–12

Doubles 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 2013 Australian Open.

Tournament 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 2R 2R 2–2
French Open 1R 0–1
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 1–3
US Open 1R 0–1
Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 0–1 1–4 1–1 3–7

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit