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Guillermo García López

Guillermo García López (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡiˈʎeɾmo ɣaɾˈθi.a ˈlopeθ],[a] born 4 June 1983) is a professional tennis player from Spain. He has won five singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 23 in February 2011.

Guillermo García López
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García López at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) Spain
ResidenceLa Roda, Spain
Born (1983-06-04) 4 June 1983 (age 36)
La Roda, Spain
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2002
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CoachJosé Luis Aparisi & Diego Dinomo
Prize money$8,003,533
Singles
Career record290–339 (46.1% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 23 (21 February 2011)
Current rankingNo. 162 (15 July 2019)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (2015)
French Open4R (2014)
Wimbledon3R (2008)
US Open3R (2015)
Doubles
Career record116–168
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 27 (15 May 2017)
Current rankingNo. 129 (30 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2017)
French Open2R (2007, 2009, 2014, 2018)
Wimbledon2R (2015)
US OpenF (2016)
Last updated on: 30 July 2018.

As of December 2018, he has collected thirteen wins over top-10 players, including world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2010, world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in 2014 and world No. 4 Andy Murray in 2012.

Personal lifeEdit

He is named after the famed tennis player Guillermo Vilas - who his father admired greatly for his clay court dominance. He is good friends with fellow Spanish tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero, and both train at the JC Ferrero Equelite Tennis Academy in Villena, Spain.

Professional careerEdit

On 23 November 2009, García López achieved his then career-high singles ranking of World No. 41 after winning his first round at Austrian Open. During the 2009 year, he beat 11th seed Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open, also beating Mikhail Youzhny in the second round. He fell to Julien Benneteau in the third round.

At the 2010 BNP Paribas Open, he upset World No. 9 Marin Čilić in the second round. García López continued his good form into the next round by defeating 26th seed Thomaz Bellucci after losing the first set. However, he lost to Juan Mónaco in the fourth round.

At the 2010 Aegon International in Eastbourne, he reached the final, but lost there to Michaël Llodra.

In the semifinals of the 2010 PTT Thailand Open, he recorded arguably the biggest win of his career, defeating World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, saving 24 of 26 break points, while converting his only opportunity to break Nadal.[2] He then went on to take his second title (his first on hard court) with a victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

He continued his form in the 2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. He stretched his winning streak to seven by beating Rajeev Ram and Feliciano López, before falling to Viktor Troicki in the quarterfinals. Going into the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000, he managed to battle fatigue with his newfound confidence, beating Eduardo Schwank, tenth seed Andy Roddick (who retired due to injury in the second set), and stunning seventh seed (and World No. 7) Tomáš Berdych to reach the quarterfinals. There, he went down against second seed and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic.

In 2012, he upset Andy Murray at Indian Wells in the second round. Garcia Lopez also defeated fourth-seeded Pablo Andújar to enter the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup.[3]

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2016 US Open Hard   Pablo Carreño Busta   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
2–6, 3–6

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runners-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 (5–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (3–1)
Grass (0–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3–3)
Indoor (2–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2009 Austrian Open, Austria 250 Series Clay   Julien Benneteau 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Loss 1–1 Jun 2010 Eastbourne International, United Kingdom 250 Series Grass   Michaël Llodra 5–7, 2–6
Win 2–1 Oct 2010 Thailand Open, Thailand 250 Series Hard (i)   Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Apr 2013 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay   Lukáš Rosol 3–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 Sep 2013 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   Ernests Gulbis 6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Win 3–3 Apr 2014 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay   Marcel Granollers 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Win 4–3 Feb 2015 Zagreb Indoors, Croatia 250 Series Hard (i)   Andreas Seppi 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Win 5–3 Apr 2015 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay   Jiří Veselý 7–6(7–5), 7–6(13–11)
Loss 5–4 Oct 2015 Shenzhen Open, China 250 Series Hard   Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 6–7(7–9)

Doubles: 9 (3 titles, 6 runners-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
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 (3–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (2–5)
Indoor (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2006 Croatia Open, Croatia International Clay   Albert Portas   Jaroslav Levinský
  David Škoch
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2007 Stuttgart Open, Germany Intl. Gold Clay   Fernando Verdasco   František Čermák
  Leoš Friedl
4–6, 4–6
Loss 0–3 Oct 2009 Thailand Open, Thailand 250 Series Hard (i)   Mischa Zverev   Eric Butorac
  Rajeev Ram
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Win 1–3 Jan 2010 Qatar Open, Qatar 250 Series Hard   Albert Montañés   František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 7–5
Loss 1–4 Jul 2013 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay   Pablo Andújar   Jamie Murray
  John Peers
3–6, 4–6
Win 2–4 Mar 2014 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay (i)   Philipp Oswald   Juan Sebastián Cabal
  Robert Farah
5–7, 6–4, [15–13]
Loss 2–5 Jul 2014 Stuttgart Open, Germany 250 Series Clay   Philipp Oswald   Mateusz Kowalczyk
  Artem Sitak
6–2, 1–6, [7–10]
Win 3–5 Aug 2016 Winston-Salem Open, United States 250 Series Hard   Henri Kontinen   Andre Begemann
  Leander Paes
4–6, 7–6(8–6), [10–8]
Loss 3–6 Sep 2016 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard   Pablo Carreño Busta   Jamie Murray
  Bruno Soares
2–6, 3–6

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 US Open.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 4R 3R 1R 2R 1R 15–15
French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 4R 1R 2R 3R 2R 1R 13–16
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R Q2 8–13
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R A A 1R 8–13
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 2–4 2–4 6–4 3–4 2–4 6–4 2–4 0–4 5–4 5–4 3–4 2–2 3–3 0–3 44–57
ATP Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R 3R A A 2R 2R 1R A A 9–9
Miami Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R A 3R 3R 2R A 2R A 7–10
Monte-Carlo Masters A 1R A 3R LQ A 1R 2R A A QF A 2R 1R 2R A 6–7
Madrid Open A A A LQ LQ 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A 6–10
Italian Open A A A A A LQ 3R 1R 2R A A 3R 2R A LQ A 6–5
Canadian Open A A A A A 1R A A A A 1R A A A A A 0–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A LQ A 3R A 1R A A 1R A A A 2R A 2–4
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series 1R QF 2R Q2 A 1R 1R 1R A A 4–6
Paris Masters A A A LQ LQ A A 2R 1R Q1 1R 1R A LQ A 1–5
German Open A A 2R 1R A Not Masters Series 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–4 1–2 2–6 11–6 5–8 5–5 0–1 6–7 3–6 3–5 0–3 1–4 0–0 42–59
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 5–9
Year End Ranking 129 91 68 90 62 41 33 39 76 62 36 27 70 70 105

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.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R SF 3R 3R 12–13
French Open A A A 2R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 2R A 6–10
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R A 1R A 1–9
US Open A A 1R A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R F A A 10–10
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 3–4 0–3 0–4 2–4 0–4 5–4 4–2 5–4 4-2 3-3 2-1 29-42

Wins over top 10 playersEdit

Season 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 13
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2005
1.   Carlos Moyá 5 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 1R 7–5, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2006
2.   Andre Agassi 9 Delray Beach, United States Hard QF 6–4, 6–2
2009
3.   Fernando Verdasco 10 Cincinnati, United States Hard 1R 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
2010
4.   Marin Čilić 9 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–1), 6–0
5.   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 10 Madrid, Spain Clay 2R 6–2, retired
6.   Rafael Nadal 1 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) SF 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
7.   Tomáš Berdych 7 Shanghai, China Hard 3R 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2012
8.   Andy Murray 4 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2013
9.   Janko Tipsarević 10 Bucharest, Romania Clay QF 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2014
10.   Tomáš Berdych 5 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
11.   Stan Wawrinka 3 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1R 6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
2015
12.   Marin Čilić 10 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 6–4, 6–3
2018
13.   Pablo Carreño Busta 10 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay 2R 7–6 (7–5) , 1–6, 7–6 (8–6)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In isolation, García is pronounced [ɡaɾˈθi.a].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "García López holds off perse Nadal, faces Nieminen for title". ATP World Tour. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Janko Tipsarevic storms into Mercedes Cup quarterfinals". The Times Of India. 12 July 2012.

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