Guido Pella (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡiðo ˈpela]; Italian: [ˈɡwiːdo ˈpɛlla]; born 17 May 1990) is an Argentine professional tennis player. In May 2019, Pella reached his career best world rank No. 21 in singles. In July 2019, he peaked at world rank No. 55 in doubles.
Pella at the 2016 US Open
|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Born||17 May 1990|
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||91–100 (47.6% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
|Highest ranking||No. 21 (13 May 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 24 (15 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2016)|
|French Open||2R (2013, 2016, 2018, 2019)|
|US Open||3R (2018)|
|Career record||27–44 (38.0% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)|
1 Challenger, 8 Futures
|Highest ranking||No. 55 (1 July 2019)|
|Current ranking||No. 55 (1 July 2019)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||1R (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)|
|French Open||SF (2019)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2016, 2019)|
|US Open||1R (2016, 2017, 2018)|
|Davis Cup||W (2016)|
|Last updated on: 8 July 2019.|
His father, Carlos, taught him the game at the age of five. His sister, Catalina, is also a tennis player who competes mainly in ITF tournaments. He is engaged to marry the model and entrepreneur Stephanie Demner.
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. 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).
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.
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. 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. 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. Pella finished the year ranked world no. 97 in singles and world no. 187 in doubles, a career high and a 249-spots improvement since the beginning of the season.
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, 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. 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. 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.
ATP career finalsEdit
Singles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit
|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
|Win||Nov 2016||Davis Cup, Zagreb, Croatia||Hard (i)|| Juan Martín del Potro
| Marin Čilić
Challenger career finalsEdit
Singles: 13 (13–2)Edit
|Runner-up||27 November 2011||Guayaquil, Ecuador||Clay||Matteo Viola||4–6, 1–6|
|Winner||3 March 2012||Salinas, Ecuador||Clay||Paolo Lorenzi||1–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||5 August 2012||Manta, Ecuador||Hard||Maximiliano Estévez||6–4, 7–5|
|Winner||23 September 2012||Campinas, Brazil||Clay||Leonardo Kirche||6–4, 6–0|
|Winner||1 December 2012||São Paulo, Brazil||Hard (i)||Adrian Ungur||6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4)|
|Winner||6 October 2013||São Paulo, Brazil||Clay||Facundo Argüello||6–1, 6–0|
|Winner||17 November 2014||Lima, Peru||Clay||Jason Kubler||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||31 March 2015||San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Clay||James McGee||6–3, 6–3|
|Winner||27 April 2015||São Paulo, Brazil||Clay||Christian Lindell||7–5, 7–6(7–1)|
|Runner-up||11 May 2015||Heilbronn, Germany||Clay (i)||Alexander Zverev||1–6, 6–7(7–9)|
|Winner||4 October 2015||Porto Alegre, Brazil||Clay||Diego Schwartzman||6–3, 7–6(7–5)|
|Winner||22 November 2015||Montevideo, Uruguay||Clay||Íñigo Cervantes||7–5, 2–6, 6–4|
|Winner||2 July 2017||Milan, Italia||Clay||Federico Delbonis||6–2, 2–1 Ret.|
|Winner||12 August 2017||Floridablanca, Colombia||Clay||Facundo Argüello||6–2, 6–4|
|Winner||11 November 2018||Uruguay Open, Uruguay||Clay||Carlos Berlocq||6–3, 3–6, 6–1|
Singles performance timelineEdit
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||1R||A||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||0 / 5||1–5||17%|
|French Open||A||Q1||2R||Q2||Q2||2R||1R||2R||2R||0 / 5||4–5||44%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||A||Q3||1R||A||3R||QF||0 / 4||6–4||60%|
|US Open||A||1R||1R||Q1||1R||2R||2R||3R||0 / 6||4–6||40%|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–1||1–4||0–0||0–1||3–4||1–3||5–4||5–3||0 / 20||15–20||43%|
Wins over top 10 playersEdit
- Pella has a 4–12 (25.0%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.
|1.||Janko Tipsarević||10||Düsseldorf, Germany||Clay||2R||7–6(7–1), 6–1||101|
|2.||Dominic Thiem||7||Chengdu, China||Hard||2R||7–6(8–6), 6–4||72|
|3.||Marin Čilić||5||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||2R||3–6, 1–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–5||82|
|4.||Kevin Anderson||8||Wimbledon, United Kingdom||Grass||3R||6–4, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)||26|
- ATP Rankings
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