Marcelo Filippini

Marcelo Filippini (born 4 August 1967) is a former professional tennis player from Uruguay.

Marcelo Filippini
Country (sports) Uruguay
ResidenceMontevideo, Uruguay
Born (1967-08-04) 4 August 1967 (age 53)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1987
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$2,034,890
Singles
Career record244–250
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 30 (6 August 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1993)
French OpenQF (1999)
Wimbledon1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
US Open2R (1997, 1998)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record67–75
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 34 (31 July 1989)

In 1996, Filippini played what was longest known game in ATP Tour history at Casablanca, going to deuce 20 times with Alberto Berasategui in one game of a 6–2, 6–3 first round loss. The game lasted 28 minutes.

Filippini's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at the French Open in 1999, where he reached (as a qualifier without dropping a set) the quarterfinals, defeating Laurence Tieleman, Martin Damm, Vince Spadea and Greg Rusedski before being knocked-out by eventual champion Andre Agassi. He also reached the quarterfinals of the 1993 Rome Masters.

Career finalsEdit

Singles: 10 (5 wins – 5 losses)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (5–5)
Result W/L Date Tournament Draw Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1988 Båstad, Sweden 48 Clay   Francesco Cancellotti 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–1 Sep 1988 Bari, Italy 32 Clay   Thomas Muster 6–2, 1–6, 5–7
Win 2–1 Aug 1989 Prague, Czechoslovakia 32 Clay   Horst Skoff 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 2–2. Nov 1990 Itaparica, Brazil 32 Hard   Mats Wilander 1–6, 2–6
Loss 2–3 May 1991 Madrid, Spain 32 Clay   Jordi Arrese 2–6, 4–6
Win 3–3 Jun 1994 Florence, Italy 32 Clay   Richard Fromberg 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Loss 3–4 May 1995 Bologna, Italy 32 Clay   Marcelo Ríos 2–6, 4–6
Loss 3–5 Apr 1996 Bermuda, Bermuda 32 Clay   MaliVai Washington 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 5–7
Win 4–5 May 1997 Atlanta, USA 32 Clay   Jason Stoltenberg 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Win 5–5 May 1997 St. Pölten, Austria 32 Clay   Patrick Rafter 7–6(7–2), 6–2

Doubles: 5 (3 wins – 2 losses)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (3–2)
Result W/L Date Tournament Draw Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Oct 1988 Palermo, Italy 32 Clay   Carlos di Laura   Alberto Mancini
  Christian Miniussi
6–2, 6–0
Loss 1–1 Apr 1990 Nice, France 16 Clay   Horst Skoff   Alberto Mancini
  Yannick Noah
4–6, 6–7
Win 2–1 Jun 1992 Florence, Italy 32 Clay   Luiz Mattar   Royce Deppe
  Brent Haygarth
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Nov 1992 Athens, Greece 16 Clay   Mark Koevermans   Tomás Carbonell
  Francisco Roig
3–6, 4–6
Win 3–2 Nov 1994 Montevideo, Uruguay 16 Clay   Luiz Mattar   Sergio Casal
  Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 6–4

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ricardo Fabini
Flagbearer for   Uruguay
1996 Atlanta
Succeeded by
Mónica Falcioni