Giorgio Galimberti

Giorgio Galimberti (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒɔrdʒo ɡalimˈbɛrti]; born 5 September 1976) is a former Italian professional tennis player.

Giorgio Galimberti
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Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceLissone, Italy
Born (1976-09-05) 5 September 1976 (age 43)
Milan, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired2007 (played part-time afterwards)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachMaurizio Riva
Prize money$619,170
Singles
Career record9–21
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 115 (5 May 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2006)
French Open2R (2003)
WimbledonQ2 (1997, 2000)
US Open2R (1998, 2005)
Doubles
Career record30–37
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 65 (6 June 2005)

Born in Milan, Galimberti turned professional in 1995. His career-high rankings were World No. 115 (May 2003) in singles and No. 65 (June 2005) in doubles.[1]

Tennis careerEdit

As a junior, Galimberti reached the final of the 1994 French Open, losing to Jacobo Díaz. En route, he defeated future top pros Stefan Koubek, Gustavo Kuerten, Mariano Zabaleta and Nicolas Lapentti. On the pro tour, Galimberti played singles mostly at Challenger level, while in doubles he won the 2005 ATP title in Milan, teaming with Daniele Bracciali, and reached two other ATP finals.

On February 18, 2008, Galimberti was suspended for 100 days and fined $35,000 (£17,808) after being found guilty of betting on tennis games between June 2003 to January 2006. It is not known whether Galimberti had bet on his own matches. Investigations into Galimberti's activities took place on August 2007, and were reviewed by an "independent anti-corruption hearing officer". Galimberti was the fourth Italian tennis player to be suspended after betting on other player's matches.[2][3]

Career finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (1 title, 2 runner-ups)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jun 1998 Bologna, Italy World Series Clay   Massimo Valeri   Brandon Coupe
  Paul Rosner
6–7, 3–6
Loss 0–2 Feb 2004 Milan Indoor, Italy International Carpet (i)   Daniele Bracciali   Jared Palmer
  Pavel Vízner
4–6, 4–6
Win 1–2 Feb 2005 Milan Indoor, Italy International Carpet (i)   Daniele Bracciali   Arnaud Clément
  Jean-François Bachelot
6–7(8–10), 7–6(8–6), 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Player profile – Giorgio Galimberti (ITA)". ATP Tennis.
  2. ^ Lehourites, Chris (February 18, 2008). "Galimberti found guilty of betting on tennis, suspended for 100 days". Yahoo Sports. Archived from the original on 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2008-02-21.
  3. ^ "Galimberti receives betting ban". BBC Sports. 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2008-02-21.

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