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Marco Chiudinelli (born 10 September 1981) is a retired tennis player from Switzerland.[1]

Marco Chiudinelli
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Country (sports)  Switzerland
ResidenceFüllinsdorf, Switzerland
Born (1981-09-10) 10 September 1981 (age 37)
Basel, Switzerland
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,023,620
Official websitemarcochiudinelli.com
Singles
Career record52–98
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 52 (22 February 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2010)
French Open2R (2010)
Wimbledon1R (2010)
US Open3R (2006, 2009)
Doubles
Career record27–55
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 118 (2 November 2009)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2010)
French Open1R (2009, 2010)
Wimbledon1R (2003, 2010)
US Open2R (2010)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2014)
Last updated on: 30 October 2017.

Contents

BiographyEdit

Marco is the only child of father Lorenzo Chiudinelli and mother Reni, (both information technology specialists). Marco grew up in Münchenstein in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. He attended schools in Münchenstein and Basel. Marco speaks German, (dialect Baseldytsch), English, and French. In his childhood, he met Roger Federer and Roger Brogle. The pair often played squash, table tennis, football, and tennis together. A region-wide top tennis group was formed when the pair was eight years old; despite playing for different clubs, they became members.[2]

CareerEdit

Marco Chiudinelli turned professional in 2000. He has competed for the Switzerland Davis Cup team from 2005–2007 and in 2009 and 2012, winning four matches and losing five. His best performances at a Grand Slam were at the 2006 US Open and the 2009 US Open, where he reached the third round as a qualifier both times.

At the 2006 US Open as a qualifier, he defeated Feliciano López in the second round. He then fell to 25th seed Richard Gasquet. At the 2009 US Open, he again reached the third round as a qualifier. He defeated Potito Starace, and then defeated former top-10 player Mikhail Youzhny. He lost to eighth seed Nikolay Davydenko.

Marco entered the 2009 PTT Thailand Open as a qualifier. He defeated German qualifier Florian Mayer in the first round and followed that up with a second-round win over former world no. 1 Marat Safin. Chuidinelli lost a three-set match to top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals.

Chiudinelli reached the semifinals in Basel, his hometown tournament. He defeated eighth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber. He defeated his countryman, qualifier Michael Lammer. He defeated Richard Gasquet to reach the semifinals, before losing to compatriot and world no. 1 Roger Federer.

Chiudinelli qualified for the main draw of the 2010 Australian Open and reached the second round, taking a set off world no. 3 Novak Djokovic. Two weeks later as a result of his play in 2009, he was awarded the Comeback Player of the Year Award in the 2009 ATP World Tour Awards.[3]

At the 2010 French Open, Chiudinelli was accepted into the main draw by direct entry and beat Somdev Devvarman to advance to the second round for the first time. There he lost to American John Isner in a match that extended over two days because of rain.

He also played the longest doubles match ever with Stanislas Wawrinka, being defeated by Lukáš Rosol and Tomáš Berdych of the Czech Republic in the first round of the 2013 Davis Cup. The match, played on 2 February 2013, lasted 7 hours, 2 minutes.

Chiudinelli represented Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup World Group first round, partnering with Michael Lammer to winover Serbia.[4] His doubles victory with Lammer clinched the first-round victory over Serbia, allowing Switzerland to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2004. Switzerland went on to win its first Davis Cup in history.

At the 2014 Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Chiudinelli played doubles with childhood friend and compatriot Roger Federer. They reached the final and held championship points, but lost a close tiebreaker.

In 2016, Chiudinelli qualified for the 2016 US Open and beat fellow qualifier Guilherme Clezar in the first round in four sets. This was Chiudinelli's first main-draw Grand Slam tournament victory since the 2010 US Open. In the second round, he faced Lucas Pouille. Chiudinelli was two sets and a break up in the third set and was serving for the match at 5-4, but was broken. He then lost the resulting tiebreaker and could not regain his form in the last two sets. Chiudinelli then received a wildcard into the 2016 Swiss Indoors tournament where he took on compatriot Stan Wawrinka in the first round and lost in three sets 7-6(7-1), 1-6, 4-6, despite leading the match against the newly crowned 2016 US Open champion.

In 2017, after an injury plagued-season, Chiudinelli announced on his official website that he would be retiring following the 2017 Swiss Indoors tournament where he enjoyed the greatest success of his career, reaching the semifinals in 2009.

ATP career titlesEdit

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 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 (1–3)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 July 2006 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Jean-Claude Scherrer   Jiří Novák
  Andrei Pavel
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 13 July 2009 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass   Andreas Beck   Christopher Kas
  Philipp Kohlschreiber
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 2 August 2009 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay   Michael Lammer   Jaroslav Levinský
  Filip Polášek
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 15 June 2014 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass   Roger Federer   Andre Begemann
  Julian Knowle
6–1, 5–7, [10–12]

ATP Challenger Tour & ITF FuturesEdit

Singles: 15 (10 titles, 5 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Challenger (3–4)
Futures (7–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–3)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (9–2)
Indoors (1–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 3 February 2002 Dubai, UAE Hard   Jimmy Wang 7–6(7–5), 6–2
Runner-up 1. 24 March 2002 Poitiers, France Carpet(i)   Gregory Carraz 6–7(8–10), 2–6
Winner 2. 14 April 2002 Syros, Greece Hard   Jeroen Masson 6–7(5–7), 6–2, 6–4
Winner 3. 28 April 2003 Namangan, Uzbekistan Hard   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 6–1, 7–6(7–1)
Winner 4. 25 January 2004 Doha, Qatar Hard   Uros Vico 6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 2 February 2004 Belgrade, Serbia Carpet(i)   Nenad Zimonjić 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 1. 6 September 2004 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard   Saša Tuksar 6–3, 6–2
Winner 5. 21 May 2006 Mishref, Kuwait Hard   Karim-Mohamed Maamoun 6–0, 6–2
Winner 6. 4 June 2006 Mishref, Kuwait Hard   Viktor Bruthans 6–1, 4–6, 6–0
Winner 7. 23 November 2008 Dubai, UAE Hard   Benjamin Balleret 6–1, 6–0
Winner 2. 27 April 2009 Tenerife, Spain Hard   Paolo Lorenzi 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 4 March 2013 Kyoto, Japan Carpet(i)   John Millman 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Runner-up 3. 9 August 2015 Segovia, Spain Hard   Evgeny Donskoy 6–7(2–7), 3–6
Runner-up 4. 24 January 2016 Manila, Philippines Hard   Mikhail Youzhny 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 21 February 2016 Wrocław, Poland Hard (i)   Jan Hernych 6–3, 7–6(11–9)

Doubles: 17 (6 titles, 11 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Challenger (6–11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (5–8)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (1–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (4–8)
Indoors (2–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 October 2001 Seoul, Korea Hard   Yves Allegro   František Čermák
  Jaroslav Levinský
7–5, 6–7(8–10), 3–6
Runner-up 2. 29 October 2001 Yokohama, Japan Carpet (i)   Sebastian Jäger   Takao Suzuki
  Mitsuru Takada
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 19 November 2001 Puebla, Mexico Hard   Tuomas Ketola   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6
Winner 1. 30 September 2002 Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard   Yves Allegro   Janko Tipsarević
  Jan Weinzierl
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 28 October 2002 Réunion, Réunion Island Hard   Jaroslav Levinský   Federico Browne
  Jonathan Erlich
1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 6 September 2004 Donetsk, Ukraine Hard   Lovro Zovko   Igor Kunitsyn
  Uros Vico
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. 25 April 2005 Tunis, Tunisia Clay   Jean-Claude Scherrer   Tomas Behrend
  Robert Lindstedt
6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. 13 November 2006 Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine Hard (i)   Lovro Zovko   Sergiy Stakhovsky
  Orest Tereshchuk
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 8. 3 November 2008 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   George Bastl   Mikhail Elgin
  Alexander Kudryavtsev
4–6, 7–6(10–8), [8–10]
Runner-up 9. 26 March 2013 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay   Peter Gojowczyk   Marin Draganja
  Adrián Menéndez Maceiras
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. 21 July 2014 Astana, Kazakhstan Hard   Sergey Bubka   Ti Chen
  Liang-Chi Huang
6–3, 6–4
Winner 3. 23 November 2015 Andria, Italy Hard (i)   Frank Moser   Dustin Brown
  Carsten Ball
7–6(7–5), 7–5
Runner-up 10. 18 September 2016 Istanbul, Turkey Hard   Marius Copil   Sadio Doumbia
  Calvin Hemery
4–6, 3–6
Winner 4. 25 September 2016 İzmir, Turkey Hard   Marius Copil   Sadio Doumbia
  Calvin Hemery
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 11. 23 October 2016 Brest, France Hard (i)   Luca Vanni   Sander Arends
  Mateusz Kowalczyk
7–6(7–2), 3–6, [5–10]
Winner 5. 23 April 2017 Taipei, Taiwan Carpet (i)   Franko Škugor   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 6. 7 May 2017 Gimcheon, South Korea Hard   Teymuraz Gabashvili   Ruan Roelofse
  Yi Chu-huan
6–1, 6–3

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 A Q1 A 1R A Q3 2R Q1 A Q3 Q1 A Q2 Q1 0 / 2 1–2
French Open A A Q1 A Q2 Q1 A A A A 2R Q1 Q1 A Q1 A Q1 Q1 0 / 1 1–1
Wimbledon A A Q1 Q1 Q2 Q2 A A A Q2 1R Q3 Q2 Q1 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q1 0 / 1 0–1
US Open A A Q2 A Q1 A 3R A A 3R 2R Q2 Q1 Q1 1R Q3 2R Q2 0 / 5 6–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0 / 9 8–9
National Representation
Davis Cup A A A A A 1R PO 1R A 1R 1R Z1 1R 1R W PO 1R 1R 1 / 9 8–13
Swiss Tournaments
Swiss Open Q3 A A A 1R A 2R A A 1R 2R A A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 8 2–8
Swiss Indoors A A Q1 Q3 2R A 1R 1R 1R SF 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 13 5–13
Career Statistics
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 4–7 2–3 5–5 3–3 0–1 10–13 14–29 3–4 4–10 1–5 0–4 1–3 3–5 2–5 52–98
Year-end ranking 381 365 256 289 142 287 155 487 605 56 117 177 146 173 211 282 120 418 35%

National participationEdit

Davis Cup (9 wins, 19 losses)Edit

Group membership
World Group (4–13)
WG Play-off (4–6)
Group I (1–0)
Group II (0–0)
Matches by surface
Hard (7–11)
Clay (0–7)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–1)
Matches by type
Singles (8–13)
Doubles (1–6)
Matches by setting
Indoors (9–17)
Outdoors (0–2)
Matches by venue
Switzerland (8–7)
Away (1–12)
Result No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
 2–3; 4–6 March 2005; Expo Centre, Fribourg, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 1 I Singles   Netherlands Sjeng Schalken 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 2–6
Victory 2 V Singles (dead rubber) Peter Wessels 4–6, retired
 4–1; 22–24 September 2006; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 3 V Singles (dead rubber)   Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarević 6–4, 6–1
 2–3; 9–11 February 2007; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Carpet(i) surface
Victory 4 I Singles   Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
Defeat 5 III Doubles (with Yves Allegro) Feliciano López / Fernando Verdasco 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2), 1–6, 10–12
Victory 6 V Singles (dead rubber) David Ferrer 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
 1–4; 6–8 March 2009; Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, United States; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 7 II Singles   United States Andy Roddick 1–6, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Defeat 8 V Singles (dead rubber) James Blake 4–6, 6–7(6–8)
 3–2; 18–20 September 2009; Centro Sportivo "Valletta Cambiaso", Genoa, Italy; World Group Play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 9 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka)   Italy Simone Bolelli / Potito Starace 2–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
 1–4; 5–7 March 2010; Plaza de Toros de La Ribera, Logroño, Spain; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 10 I Singles   Spain David Ferrer 2–6, 6–7(5–7), 1–6
Defeat 11 V Singles (dead rubber) Nicolás Almagro 1–6, 3–6
 0–5; 17–19 September 2010; National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 12 I Singles   Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Defeat 13 V Singles (dead rubber) Mikhail Kukushkin 2–6, 4–6
 5–0; 8–10 July 2011; PostFinance-Arena, Bern, Switzerland; Group I Europe/Africa Second Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 14 IV Singles (dead rubber)   Portugal João Sousa 6–3, 6–4
 0–5; 10–12 February 2012; Forum Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 15 V Singles (dead rubber)   United States John Isner 3–6, 4–6
 3–2; 14–16 September 2012; Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands; World Group Play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 16 V Singles (dead rubber)   Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
 2–3; 1–3 February 2013; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 17 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka)   Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych / Lukáš Rosol 4–6, 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 22–24
 4–1; 13–15 September 2013; Patinoire du Littoral, Neuchâtel, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 18 II Singles   Ecuador Julio César Campozano 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Defeat 19 V Singles (dead rubber) Gonzalo Escobar 0–6, 5–7
 3–2; 31 January – 2 February 2014; SPENS, Novi Sad, Serbia; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 20 III Doubles (with Michael Lammer)   Serbia Filip Krajinović / Nenad Zimonjić 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Defeat 21 V Singles (dead rubber) Filip Krajinović 4–6, 4–6
 3–2; 12–14 September 2014; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Semifinal; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 22 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka)   Italy Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini 5–7, 6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 2–6
 4–1; 18–20 September 2015; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 23 III Doubles (with Roger Federer)   Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker / Matwé Middelkoop 6–7(7–9), 6–4, 6–4, 4–6, 1–6
 0–5; 4–6 March 2016; Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, Italy; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 24 I Singles   Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–7(14–16), 3–6, 6–4, 7–5, 5–7
Defeat 25 III Doubles (with Henri Laaksonen) Simone Bolelli / Andreas Seppi 3–6, 1–6, 3–6
 0–5; 3–5 February 2017; Legacy Arena / BJCC, Birmingham, United States; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 26 I Singles   United States Jack Sock 4–6, 3–6, 1–6
 3–2; 15–17 September 2017; Swiss Tennis Arena, Biel, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 27 II Singles   Belarus Dzmitry Zhyrmont 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Victory 28 IV Singles Yaraslav Shyla 6–4, 6–3, 6–4

Wins: 1Edit

Edition   Swiss Team Rounds/Opponents
2014 Davis Cup Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
Michael Lammer
Marco Chiudinelli
1R: SUI 3–2 SRB
QF: SUI 3–2 KAZ
SF: SUI 3–2 ITA
F: SUI 3–1 FRA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marco Chiudinelli – Tennis – Yahoo! Sports". Yahoo! Sports. 2008. p. 1. Retrieved 13 March 2008. Switzerland
  2. ^ Stauffer (2007), p. 8.
  3. ^ "ATP Awards - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com.
  4. ^ "Marco Chiudinelli - Overview - ATP World Tour - Tennis". atpworldtour.com.

External linksEdit