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Simone Bolelli (Italian pronunciation: [siˈmoːne boˈlɛlli]; born 8 October 1985) is an Italian professional tennis player. Bolelli is a Grand Slam champion since he won the 2015 Australian Open doubles event with Fabio Fognini, becoming the first all Italian men's pair to win a Grand Slam title in the Open Era.

Simone Bolelli
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Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceMonte Carlo, Monaco
Born (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 33)
Bologna, Italy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$5,050,165
Singles
Career record122–162
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 36 (23 February 2009)
Current rankingNo. 159 (21 April 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2008, 2009, 2015, 2016)
French Open3R (2008, 2015)
Wimbledon3R (2008, 2011, 2014)
US Open2R (2007, 2014)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record131–116
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 8 (17 August 2015)
Current rankingNo. 68 (21 April 2019)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2015)
French OpenSF (2015)
Wimbledon2R (2014)
US OpenSF (2011)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2008)
Team competitions
Davis CupSF (2014)
Last updated on: 23 July 2018.

Contents

CareerEdit

2003Edit

In 2003, Bolelli reached his first ITF Futures tournament semifinal at Egypt F1, losing to 485th-ranked Jaroslav Pospíšil. He played entirely Futures events except for one Challenger tournament in Brindisi.

2004-2005Edit

2004 saw Simone reached his second Futures final, losing to Dominique Coene. He made another final and won two Futures titles, making two wins out of three finals for Futures finals in the 2004 season. He won the Italy F15 and F8 titles, and lost in the final of a Challenger event in Braşov. In 2005, Bolelli reached the final of a Challenger in Trani.

2006Edit

Simone Bolelli played in a few tournaments higher than a Challenger, receiving a wildcard into the Rome Masters. He also won the Como Futures tournament and made the final of Recanati, before losing to Davide Sanguinetti. He won his first Challenger singles title over Ivo Minář, and then made the final of a Challenger in Bergamo where he lost to Alex Bogdanović.

2007Edit

Bolelli beat former world no. 1 Marat Safin in Barcelona and competed in the Miami, Rome and Hamburg Masters. He made his Grand Slam debut at the 2007 French Open.

2008Edit

Bolelli was banned by The Italian Tennis Federation from national team events for skipping the Davis Cup tie with Latvia in Europe-Africa zone relegation playoff. The ban prevented Bolelli from playing in Davis Cup competition and the Olympics. It also prevented him from getting wild cards. Bolelli said that he had told Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti well in advance of the tie that he preferred to work on his fast-court game in Asia.

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2015 Australian Open Hard   Fabio Fognini   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 6–4

Masters 1000 finalsEdit

Doubles: 3 (3 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2015 Indian Wells Masters Hard   Fabio Fognini   Jack Sock
  Vasek Pospisil
6–4, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Loss 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay   Fabio Fognini   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Loss 2015 Shanghai Masters Hard   Fabio Fognini   Raven Klaasen
  Marcelo Melo
3–6, 3–6

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 runner-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 (0–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 May 2008 Bavarian Championships, Germany International Clay   Fernando González 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 3–6

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–1)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–3)
Clay (3–2)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (4–4)
Indoor (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 May 2011 Bavarian Championships, Germany 250 Series Clay   Horacio Zeballos   Andreas Beck
  Christopher Kas
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Win 2–0 Jul 2011 Croatia Open, Croatia 250 Series Clay   Fabio Fognini   Marin Čilić
  Lovro Zovko
6–3, 5–7, [10–7]
Loss 2–1 Oct 2012 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Clay   Daniele Bracciali   František Čermák
  Michal Mertiňák
5–7, 3–6
Win 3–1 Feb 2013 Argentina Open, Argentina 250 Series Clay   Fabio Fognini   Nicholas Monroe
  Simon Stadler
6–3, 6–2
Loss 3–2 Feb 2013 Mexican Open, Mexico 500 Series Clay   Fabio Fognini   Łukasz Kubot
  David Marrero
5–7, 2–6
Win 4–2 Jan 2015 Australian Open, Australia Grand Slam Hard   Fabio Fognini   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 6–4
Loss 4–3 Mar 2015 Indian Wells Masters, US Masters 1000 Hard   Fabio Fognini   Vasek Pospisil
  Jack Sock
4–6, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Loss 4–4 Apr 2015 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters 1000 Clay   Fabio Fognini   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(3–7), 1–6
Loss 4–5 Oct 2015 Shanghai Masters, China Masters 1000 Hard   Fabio Fognini   Raven Klaasen
  Marcelo Melo
3–6, 3–6
Win 5–5 Feb 2016 Dubai Tennis Championships, UAE 500 Series Hard   Andreas Seppi   Feliciano López
  Marc López
6–2, 3–6, [14–12]
Loss 5–6 Jul 2018 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay   Fabio Fognini   Julio Peralta
  Horacio Zeballos
3–6, 4–6

Futures and Challengers singles titlesEdit

Legend
Challengers (12)
Futures (2)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 17 May 2004 Verona Clay   Alex Vittur 6–1, 7–6
2. 5 July 2004 Bologna Clay   Mattia Livraghi 6–2, 6–3
3. 3 July 2006 Biella Clay   Ivo Minář 7–5, 3–6, 7–6
4. 28 August 2006 Como Clay   Federico Luzzi 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
5. 30 April 2007 Tunis Clay   Andrei Pavel 4–6, 7–6, 6–2
6. 5 November 2007 Bratislava Hard (i)   Alejandro Falla 4–6, 7–6, 6–1
7. 28 June 2010 Turin Clay   Potito Starace 7–6, 6–2
8. 2 May 2011 Rome Clay   Eduardo Schwank 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
9. 3 March 2012 Florianópolis Clay   Blaž Kavčič 6–4, 6–3
10. 22 July 2012 Recanati Hard   Fabrice Martin 6–3, 6–2
11. 16 February 2014 Bergamo Hard (i)   Jan-Lennard Struff 7–6(8–6), 6–4
12. 27 April 2014 Vercelli Clay   Mate Delić 6–2, 6–2
13. 4 May 2014 Tunis Clay   Julian Reister 6–4, 6–2
14. 27 July 2014 Oberstaufen Clay   Michael Berrer 7–5, 1–6, 6–3

Performance timelinesEdit

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 Italian Open.

SinglesEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 Q2 2R 2R 1R Q2 Q3 1R A 2R 2R A A Q1 0 / 6 4–6
French Open A Q2 2R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2R 3R 1R 2R 1R 0 / 12 9–12
Wimbledon A Q3 2R 3R 2R[a] A 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 2R 2R 0 / 10 10–9
US Open Q2 Q1 2R 1R 1R Q1 A A A 2R 1R A Q3 Q2 0 / 5 2–5
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 3–3 5–4 3–3 0–2 3–2 0–2 0–3 4–3 3–4 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–0 0 / 33 25–32
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1
Davis Cup A A Z1 Z1 PO PO PO PO QF SF 1R QF QF QF QR 0 / 6 7–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 7 7–10
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A Q2 Q1 1R 1R A A A A A 2R A A A A 0 / 3 1–3
Miami Open A A 3R 3R 1R A Q2 1R 2R A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 7 6–7
Monte-Carlo Masters A Q2 A 2R 3R 1R Q2 1R A 1R 1R A Q2 A A 0 / 6 3–6
Madrid Open A A Q2 2R 2R A A A A A 3R A A A A 0 / 3 4–3
Italian Open A 1R 1R 3R 1R 2R 1R Q1 A 2R 1R A A A A 0 / 8 4–8
Canadian Open A A A 1R A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A 2R 1R A A A A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Shanghai Masters NMS A A Q2 A A A 1R A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris Masters A A Q1 2R Q1 A A A A A A A A A 0 / 1 1–1
German Open A A 1R 2R Not Masters Series 0 / 2 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 2–3 9–9 3–6 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–2 4–6 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 34 21–34
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1
Overall Win–Loss 0–0 0–4 9–15 29–30 15–23 7–12 5–9 8–11 6–8 6–9 28–26 2–7 2–4 5–4 1–2 123–164
Year-end ranking 250 127 67 41 93 107 134 84 245 55 58 464 171 141 43%

Notes
a 2009 Wimbledon Championships counts as 1 win, 0 losses. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga received a walkover in the second round, after Bolelli withdrew.

DoublesEdit

Tournament 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 1R QF 3R A 2R SF 2R W 2R A A 1R 1 / 9 18–8
French Open A A 1R 1R 2R A A 1R A 2R SF A 1R 1R 0 / 8 6–8
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 1R A A A A 2R 1R A A A 0 / 5 1–5
US Open A A 1R 1R 3R A SF A A 1R 1R A 3R 2R 0 / 8 9–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–4 6–4 2–1 4–1 1–2 4–1 3–4 10–3 1–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 1 / 30 34–28
Year-end championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify RR DNQ 0 / 1 1–2
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 1 0–1
Davis Cup A A Z1 Z1 PO PO PO PO QF SF 1R QF QF QF QR 0 / 6 12–6
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–0 2–1 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 0 / 7 12–7
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A A A A A A A F A A A A 0 / 1 4–1
Miami Open A A A A 1R A A A A 1R 2R 1R A A A 0 / 4 1–4
Monte-Carlo Masters A QF A A A A A 1R A 2R F A A SF A 0 / 5 9–5
Madrid Open A A A 1R 1R A A A A A 1R A A A A 0 / 3 0–3
Italian Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R QF SF 1R A 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 12 5–12
Canadian Open A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A 1R A A A A A A 2R A A A 0 / 2 1–2
Shanghai Masters NMS A A 2R A A A F A A A 0 / 2 3–2
Paris Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 2–2 0–1 1–3 0–3 2–1 4–2 0–2 0–0 1–3 11–7 0–1 0–1 2–2 0–1 0 / 29 23–29
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 4 1 0 1 0 11
Overall Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 1–8 11–18 13–15 7–7 22–6 4–11 14–2 6–8 29–19 7–4 8–8 9–7 5–7 139–125
Year-end ranking 593 171 425 113 68 167 39 274 55 143 13 123 171 97 53%

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