Simon Greul

Simon Greul (German pronunciation: [ziːmɔn ˈɡʁɔʏ̯l]; born 13 April 1981) is a retired German male tennis player. His career high rank was No. 55, achieved on 22 March 2010.

Simon Greul
Greul 2009 US Open 01.jpg
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceStuttgart, Germany
Born (1981-04-13) 13 April 1981 (age 39)
Stuttgart, Germany
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,213,267
Career record44–72
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 55 (22 March 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (2007, 2010, 2011)
French Open1R (2008, 2009, 2010)
Wimbledon2R (2009)
US Open2R (2009)
Career record9–23
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 121 (12 April 2010)
Last updated on: 28 November 2011.


His major breakthrough was at the 2006 Nasdaq-100 Open, where after beating Adrián García and Ricardo Mello in the qualifying rounds, he reached the round of 16 at the main draw, defeating Paradorn Srichaphan, Dominik Hrbatý, and Tim Henman before succumbing to fourth seed Andy Roddick 6–3, 3–6, 6–2.

In 2009 he reached the quarterfinal at the German Open in Hamburg. He lost to Spaniard David Ferrer. At the 2009 US Open he defeated Giovanni Lapentti in the first round but lost to eventual finalist Roger Federer in the second round. In his next tournament, the BCR Romania Open in Bucharest he reached the semifinal where he lost to Juan Mónaco. Greul finished the season ranked No.59. The year was highlighted by a win at an ATP Challenger Tour Event in Todi, a semifinal appearance in Trani and Genoa. It was the best season in his career earning $305,269 and a match record of 15–15 in ATP World Tour level.

In March 2010 Greul was nominated for the Davis Cup first round match against France. Greul defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a dead rubber. That was Germany's only win in this tie. Greul reached his career high ranking of #55 after advancing to the third round of the 2010 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after beating Richard Gasquet and Gaël Monfils. This was followed by a first round exit at the 2010 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. At the 2010 BMW Open in Munich he was defeated by Marin Čilić in the second round after leading 4:1 in the deciding set. He reached the quarterfinal at the 2010 Ordina Open in s´Hertogenbosch and at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart. He could not defend the quarterfinal points in Hamburg of the season before which meant a drop in the ranking. At the BCR Romania Open he was knocked out in the second round by Juan Ignacio Chela.

Singles titlesEdit

Grand Slam
ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour 500 Series
ATP World Tour 250 Series
ATP Challenger Tour (13)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 3 September 2001 Aschaffenburg, Germany Clay   Martin Verkerk 7–6, 6–2
2. 27 January 2003 Dallas, United States Hard (i)   Justin Gimelstob 6–3, 7–6
3. 4 July 2005 Oberstaufen, Germany Clay   Albert Portas 7–5, 6–2
4. 8 May 2006 Dresden, Germany Clay   Janko Tipsarević 7–6, 6–2
5. 29 May 2006 Ettlingen, Germany Clay   Michael Berrer 6–4, 6–3
6. 3 July 2006 Córdoba, Spain Hard   Kevin Kim 6–7, 6–1, 7–6
7. 18 June 2007 Almaty, Kazakhstan Clay   Daniel Brands 6–4, 6–2
8. 25 June 2007 Almaty, Kazakhstan Clay   Woong-Sun Jun 6–3, 6–2
9. 31 August 2008 Freudenstadt, Germany Clay   Matthias Bachinger 6–3, 6–4
10. 7 September 2008 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay   Iván Navarro 6–4, 6–3
11. 20 September 2009 Todi, Italy Clay   Adrian Ungur 2–6, 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
12. 11 June 2011 Košice, Slovakia Clay   Victor Crivoi 6–2, 6–1
13. 28 October 2012 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay   Gastão Elias 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 7–5

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