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Marc Gicquel (born 30 March 1977) is a former professional male tennis player from France.

Marc Gicquel
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Country (sports) France
ResidenceBoulogne-Billancourt, France
Born (1977-03-30) 30 March 1977 (age 42)
Tunis, Tunisia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Turned pro1999
Retired2014
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,513,519
Singles
Career record92–112 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 37 (8 September 2008)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2008)
French Open3R (2009)
Wimbledon3R (2008)
US Open4R (2006)
Doubles
Career record49–55 (at ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 38 (12 January 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2008)
French Open2R (2005)
Wimbledon2R (2007)
US Open3R (2008)

Tennis careerEdit

Gicquel turned pro in 1999.

On November 6, 2006, he broke into the top 50 after reaching his first ATP Tour final in Lyon, where he was defeated by Richard Gasquet. On April 30, 2007, Gicquel broke into the top 40 after reaching the semifinals of Casablanca. He achieved his career-high singles ranking of world No. 37 in September 2008.

He defeated second seed Tommy Robredo at the 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon in the first round, and beat Alejandro Falla in the semifinals to reach the Lyon final for the second year running. Gicquel's run, however, was halted by another Frenchman, Sébastien Grosjean.

One of Gicquel's most famous matches was against Nicolas Kiefer at the French Open in 2006. Kiefer won the first two sets 6–0, 6–1, but Gicquel won the next two 7–5, 6–3. Kiefer eventually won the fifth set 11–9 after Gicquel had already saved multiple match points.

ATP Tour career finalsEdit

Singles: 3 (3 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 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–2)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2006 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i)   Richard Gasquet 3–6, 1–6
Loss 0–2 Oct 2007 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, France International Carpet (i)   Sébastien Grosjean 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Loss 0–3 Jun 2008 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands International Grass   David Ferrer 4–6, 2–6

Doubles: 7 (4 titles, 3 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 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (4–3)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (3–2)
Indoor (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2007 Swiss Open, Switzerland International Clay   Florent Serra   František Čermák
  Pavel Vízner
5–7, 7–5, [7–10]
Loss 0–2 Jan 2008 Chennai Open, India International Hard   Marcos Baghdatis   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 5–7
Win 1–2 Aug 2008 Washington Open, US International Hard   Robert Lindstedt   Bruno Soares
  Kevin Ullyett
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Win 2–2 Jan 2009 Brisbane International, Australia 250 Series Hard   Jo-Wilfried Tsonga   Fernando Verdasco
  Mischa Zverev
6–4, 6–3
Win 3–2 Jan 2010 Brisbane International, Australia (2) 250 Series Hard   Jérémy Chardy   Lukáš Dlouhý
  Leander Paes
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Win 4–2 Feb 2013 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Michaël Llodra   Johan Brunström
  Raven Klaasen
6–3, 3–6, [11–9]
Loss 4–3 Feb 2014 Open Sud de France, France 250 Series Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Nikolay Davydenko
  Denis Istomin
4–6, 6–1, [7–10]

ATP Challenger Tour/ITF Men's Circuits finalsEdit

Singles: 24 (15–9)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (8–2)
ITF Men's Circuits (7–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 21 May 2001 Rabat, Morocco Clay   Mehdi Tahiri 3–6, 6–3, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 2. 10 September 2001 Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France Hard   Nicolas Mahut 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 21 January 2002 Feucherolles, France Clay (i)   Oscar Hernández 4–6, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 1. 1 April 2002 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay   Olivier Patience 6–4, 7–65(7–5)
Winner 2. 21 October 2002 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut 6–4, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 3. 27 January 2003 Feucherolles, France Hard (i)   Zhu Benqiang 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 13 October 2003 Saint-Dizier, France Hard (i)   Thomas Dupré 7–5, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Runner-up 5. 19 January 2004 Deauville, France Clay (i)   Jean-Christophe Faurel 5–7, 6–2, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 4. 26 January 2004 Feucherolles, France Hard (i)   Julien Jeanpierre 3–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 5. 2 February 2004 Bressuire, France Hard (i)   Jérôme Haehnel 3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 5 April 2004 Angers, France Clay (i)   Nicolas Devilder 6–2, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 12 April 2004 Grasse, France Clay   Gilles Simon 4–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 21 August 2004 Timişoara, Romania Clay   Oliver Marach 6–3, 6–1
Winner 6. 11 July 2005 Saint-Gervais, France Clay   Xavier Audouy 6–3, 6–1
Winner 2. 26 September 2005 Grenoble, France Hard   Thomas Enqvist 6–0, 6–2
Winner 3. 27 March 2006 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay   Peter Wessels 6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 4 July 2006 Montauban, France Clay   Lamine Ouahab 5–7, 6–3, 6–7(2–7)
Winner 4. 18 February 2008 Besançon, France Hard (i)   Alexander Peya 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 5. 11 May 2009 Bordeaux, France Clay   Mathieu Montcourt 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 6. 17 October 2010 Rennes, France Hard   Stéphane Bohli 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 6–1
Winner 7. 13 March 2011 Lille, France Hard   Jonathan Eysseric 6–3, 6–2
Winner 7. 15 May 2011 Bordeaux, France Clay   Horacio Zeballos 6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. 4 November 2012 Geneva, Switzerland Clay   Matthias Bachinger 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 17 February 2013 Quimper, France Hard   Marius Copil 6–7(9–11), 4–6

Doubles: 10 (5–5)Edit

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (2–2)
ITF Men's Circuits (3–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 2 April 2001 Saint-Brieuc, France Clay   Régis Lavergne   Cristian Kordasz
  Rogier Wassen
4–6, 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up 2. 18 June 2001 Noisy-le-Grand, France Clay   Anthony Maublanc   Xavier Pujo
  Mehdi Tahiri
4–6, 3–6
Winner 1. 27 January 2003 Feucherolles, France Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Matthieu Amgwerd
  Josh Goffi
7–5, 6–4
Winner 2. 20 October 2003 La Roche-sur-Yon, France Hard (i)   Jean-Baptiste Perlant   Laurent Recouderc
  Édouard Roger-Vasselin
6–2, 6–0
Winner 3. 19 January 2004 Deauville, France Clay (i)   Jean-Baptiste Perlant   Elefterios Alexiou
  Alexandros Jakupovic
6–1, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 8 March 2004 Lille, France Hard (i)   Édouard Roger-Vasselin   Jean-François Bachelot
  Jean-Michel Pequery
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 1. 18 July 2005 Tampere, Finland Clay   Édouard Roger-Vasselin   Adam Chadaj
  Filip Urban
6–4, 4–6, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 4 July 2006 Montauban, France Clay   Édouard Roger-Vasselin   Pablo Cuevas
  Adrián García
3–6, 6–4, [8–10]
Runner-up 2. 10 July 2006 Scheveningen, Netherlands Clay   Édouard Roger-Vasselin   Guillermo García-López
  Salvador Navarro-Gutiérrez
4–6, 6–0, [9–11]
Winner 2. 6 February 2011 Courmayeur, Italy Hard (i)   Nicolas Mahut   Olivier Charroin
  Alexandre Renard
6–3, 6–4

TriviaEdit

In a match during the 2007 Halle, Germany tournament, Gicquel was struck directly in the crotch by a 129 mph Benjamin Becker serve. He went on to beat Becker, but spent most of the night vomiting and in pain due to swelling and was forced to retire in his next match versus Jarkko Nieminen.[1]

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A 2R 3R 1R 2R Q1 A Q2 Q1 0 / 4 4–4
French Open 1R A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R Q3 1R Q2 0 / 8 4–8
Wimbledon A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R Q3 1R Q3 0 / 6 3–6
US Open A A 4R 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R Q2 Q2 Q1 0 / 6 4–6

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