Guido Pella

Guido Pella (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡiðo ˈpela];[2] born 17 May 1990) is an Argentine professional tennis player. In August 2019, Pella reached his career best world rank No. 20 in singles.[3] In July 2019, he peaked at world rank No. 55 in doubles.[4]

Guido Pella
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Pella at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 30)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$4,825,998
Official websiteguidopella.com
Singles
Career record109–116 (48.4% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 20 (14 October 2019)
Current rankingNo. 43 (16 November 2020)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2020)
French Open2R (2013, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020)
WimbledonQF (2019)
US Open3R (2018)
Doubles
Career record31–53 (36.9% in ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 8 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 55 (1 July 2019)
Current rankingNo. 63 (16 March 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2020)
French OpenSF (2019)
Wimbledon1R (2016, 2019)
US Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2016)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.

Personal lifeEdit

His father, Carlos, taught him the game at the age of five.[5] His sister, Catalina, is also a tennis player who competes mainly in ITF tournaments.[6] He is engaged to marry the model and entrepreneur Stephanie Demner.[7]

CareerEdit

Junior careerEdit

As a junior Pella posted a 19–5 record in singles and reached as high as No. 42 in the combined world rankings in 2008.[8] Entering as a qualifier, he reached the semifinals of the French Open boys' singles in 2008, upsetting first-seeded Bernard Tomic in the quarterfinals (and losing to Jerzy Janowicz).

2006–2011Edit

Pella started playing Futures tournaments in 2005, winning his first at Peru F3 in July 2008 without dropping a set. In the following years, he won six further Futures titles, all of them on clay. His first Challenger final came at Guayaquil, Ecuador in November 2011, losing the match to Matteo Viola in straight sets. He finished the 2011 season ranked world no. 350 in singles and no. 501 in doubles.

2012Edit

Pella started his 2012 Challenger season in March, capturing his first title in that category at the Salinas Challenger in Ecuador, with a victory over Paolo Lorenzi in the final round. The following month, he won his first doubles Challenger title at the Pereira Challenger in Colombia, partnering Martín Alund.

In May, he entered the French Open qualifying draw, losing in the first round to former world no. 2 Tommy Haas.[9] In August, he won his first hard-court tournament at the Manta Challenger, beating Maximiliano Estévez in the final. In the US Open, he made it through the qualifying stage of the tournament, beating Lukáš Rosol to reach his first Grand Slam main-draw match, which he lost to Nikolay Davydenko in four sets.[10] In September, he defeated Alex Bogomolov, Jr. and Leonardo Kirche on his way to win the Campinas Challenger in Brazil.

He cracked the top 100 for the first time after winning the 2012 ATP Challenger Tour Finals, defeating Adrian Ungur in the final round.[11] Pella finished the year ranked world no. 97 in singles and world no. 187 in doubles,[12] a career high and a 249-spots improvement since the beginning of the season.

2013Edit

Guido Pella entered the 2013 Australian Open main draw directly, but he lost in the first round to qualifier Amir Weintraub. He then competed in Viña del Mar, also losing in the first round, this time to countryman Federico Delbonis. The following week, he played at the Brasil Open, winning his first ATP World Tour-level match against sixth seed Fabio Fognini,[13] losing then in the second round to eventual finalist David Nalbandian. At 2013 Düsseldorf, he advanced to his first ATP SF starting as a qualifier, defeating No. 10 Janko Tipsarević along the way.

2019: First ATP title and first major quarterfinalEdit

Pella reached his fourth ATP Tour final in Córdoba Open in February, but lost to compatriot Juan Ignacio Londero in three sets. Having lost each of his previous four finals, in March 2019, he won his first ATP title in 2019 Brasil Open. He defeated Christian Garin in straight sets.[14] At Wimbledon in July, he reached his first-ever Grand Slam singles quarterfinal by defeating former World Number 3 and 2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic in five sets from two sets down.[15] The victory marked his third against the most-recent runners-up of Wimbledon: He had previously defeated 2017 Wimbledon finalist Marin Čilić in the second round of 2018 Wimbledon, also from two sets down, and 2018 Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson in the third round of the 2019 championships.

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; (P) postponed; (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.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 6 3–6 33%
French Open Q1 2R Q2 Q2 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Wimbledon A 1R A Q3 1R A 3R QF NH 0 / 4 6–4 60%
US Open 1R 1R Q1 1R 2R 2R 3R 1R 1R 0 / 7 4–7 40%
Win–Loss 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 3–4 1–3 5–4 5–4 2–1 0 / 22 17–22 44%
ATP Masters 1000 tournaments
Indian Wells Masters A 1R Q2 A 3R 2R 1R 3R NH 0 / 5 4–5 44%
Miami Open A 2R 1R A 1R 3R 1R 2R NH 0 / 6 3–6 33%
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A A 1R A 1R QF NH 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Madrid Open A A A A 1R A A 2R NH 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Italian Open A A A A 1R A A 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Canadian Open A A A A A A A 3R NH 0 / 1 2–1 67%
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A A 2R A 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Shanghai Masters A A A A 1R A A 1R NH 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Paris Masters A A A A 1R Q1 Q1 A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–0 2–7 3–2 0–3 8–8 0–0 0 / 23 14–23 38%
Career statistics
Tournaments 1 13 4 4 22 15 22 26 8 Career total: 115
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Career total: 1
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 Career total: 5
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 7–13 3–4 1–4 16–23 16–18 25–22 36–25 7–10 1 / 115 111–120 50%

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 5 (1 title, 4 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 (1–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–4)
Indoor (1–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2016 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay   Pablo Cuevas 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6
Loss 0–2 May 2017 Bavarian Championships, Germany 250 Series Clay   Alexander Zverev 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Jul 2018 Croatia Open Umag, Croatia 250 Series Clay   Marco Cecchinato 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 0–4 Feb 2019 Córdoba Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay   Juan Ignacio Londero 6–3, 5–7, 1–6
Win 1–4 Mar 2019 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i)   Christian Garín 7–5, 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
  Federico Delbonis
  Leonardo Mayer
  Marin Čilić
  Ivo Karlović
  Ivan Dodig
  Franko Škugor
3–2

Challenger career finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (13 titles, 2 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP Challengers (12–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (11–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Loss Nov 2011 Guayaquil Challenger, Ecuador Clay   Matteo Viola 4–6, 1–6
Win Mar 2012 Salinas Challenger, Ecuador Clay   Paolo Lorenzi 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win Aug 2012 Manta Open, Ecuador Hard   Maximiliano Estévez 6–4, 7–5
Win Sep 2012 Campinas Cup, Brazil Clay   Leonardo Kirche 6–4, 6–0
Win Dec 2012 ATP Challenger Tour Finals São Paulo , Brazil Hard (i)   Adrian Ungur 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4)
Win Oct 2013 IS Open São Paulo, Brazil Clay   Facundo Argüello 6–1, 6–0
Win Nov 2014 Lima Challenger, Peru Clay   Jason Kubler 6–2, 6–4
Win Mar 2015 San Luis Potosí Challenger, Mexico Clay   James McGee 6–3, 6–3
Win Apr 2015 São Paulo Challenger, Brazil Clay   Christian Lindell 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Loss May 2015 Heilbronn Neckarcup, Germany Clay (i)   Alexander Zverev 1–6, 6–7(7–9)
Win Oct 2015 Porto Alegre Challenger, Brazil Clay   Diego Schwartzman 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win Nov 2015 Uruguay Open Montevideo, Uruguay Clay   Íñigo Cervantes 7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Win Jul 2017 Aspria Cup Milan, Italia Clay   Federico Delbonis 6–2, 2–1 Ret.
Win Aug 2017 Floridablanca Open, Colombia Clay   Facundo Argüello 6–2, 6–4
Win Nov 2018 Uruguay Open, Uruguay Clay   Carlos Berlocq 6–3, 3–6, 6–1

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

  • Pella has a 4–13 (23.5%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.[16]
Season 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Total
Wins 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 4
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Pella Rank
2013
1.   Janko Tipsarević 10 Horse Cup Düsseldorf, Germany Clay 2R 7–6(7–1), 6–1 101
2017
2.   Dominic Thiem 7 Chengdu Open, China Hard 2R 7–6(8–6), 6–4 72
2018
3.   Marin Čilić 5 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 2R 3–6, 1–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–5 82
2019
4.   Kevin Anderson 8 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 3R 6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–4) 26

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "The pronunciation by Guido Pella himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Davis Cup - Players". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Olympedia – Guido Pella". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  5. ^ "ATP Profile". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Catalina Pella ITF Profile". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Engagement". tennisworldusa.org. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  8. ^ "ITF Junior Profile". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Tommy Haas vs. Guido Pella – French Open Qualifying R1". RolandGarros.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Nikolay Davydenko vs. Guido Pella – US Open R1". USOpen.org. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Pella wins ATP Challenger Tour Finals crown". ATPWorldTour.com. 1 December 2012.
  12. ^ "Guido Pella 2012 ATP Rankings history". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  13. ^ "Tuvo su primera vez". Ole. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  14. ^ "First-Time Winner Spotlight: Guido Pella". ATP. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Wimbledon Quarterfinal". essentiallysports.com. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Guido Pella - Win/Loss". atptour.com. Retrieved 5 July 2019.

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