Simone Bolelli

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 35)
Bologna, Italy
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro2003
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$5,292,621
Singles
Career record123–165
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 36 (23 February 2009)
Current rankingNo. 406 (13 January 2020)
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 record152–135
Career titles5
Highest rankingNo. 8 (17 August 2015)
Current rankingNo. 71 (16 March 2020)
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: 22 March 2020.

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: 13 (5 titles, 8 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 (3–4)
Finals by surface
Hard (2–5)
Clay (3–3)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by setting
Outdoor (5–5)
Indoor (0–3)
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 Hard (i)   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
Loss 5–7 Sep 2019 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i)   Matteo Berrettini   Divij Sharan
  Igor Zelenay
3–6, 6–3, [8–10]
Loss 5–8 Oct 2019 Kremlin Cup, Russia (2) 250 Series Hard (i)   Andrés Molteni   Marcelo Demoliner
  Matwé Middelkoop
1–6, 2–6

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 24 (14–10)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (12–9)
ITF Futures Tour (2–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (10–8)
Clay (4–1)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 May 2004 Italy F8, Verona Futures Clay   Alex Vittur 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2–0 Jul 2004 Italy F15, Bologna Futures Clay   Mattia Livraghi 6–2, 6–3
Loss 2–1 Sep 2004 Brașov, Romania Challenger Clay   Victor Ioniță 1–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 2–2 Oct 2004 Belgium F1, Waterloo Futures Carpet (i)   Dominique Coene 2–6, 3–6
Loss 2–3 Aug 2005 Trani, Italy Challenger Clay   Lukáš Dlouhý 4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–4 Feb 2006 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Alex Bogdanovic 1–6, 0–3 ret.
Win 3–4 Jul 2006 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay   Ivo Minář 7–5, 3–6, 7–6(7–0)
Loss 3–5 Jul 2006 Recanati, Italy Challenger Hard   Davide Sanguinetti 4–6, 0–3 ret.
Win 4–5 Sep 2006 Como, Italy Challenger Clay   Federico Luzzi 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 4–6 Feb 2007 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Fabrice Santoro 2–6, 1–6
Loss 4–7 Apr 2007 Casablanca, Morocco Challenger Clay   Marin Čilić 6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 5–7 May 2007 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay   Andrei Pavel 4–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Win 6–7 Nov 2007 Bratislava, Slovakia Challenger Hard (i)   Alejandro Falla 4–6, 7–6(9–7), 6–1
Loss 6–8 May 2010 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay   Björn Phau 4–6, 2–6
Win 7–8 Jul 2010 Turin, Italy Challenger Clay   Potito Starace 7–6(9–7), 6–2
Win 8–8 May 2011 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Eduardo Schwank 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Win 9–8 Mar 2012 Florianópolis, Brazil Challenger Clay   Blaž Kavčič 6–3, 6–4
Win 10–8 Jul 2012 Recanati, Italy Challenger Hard   Fabrice Martin 6–3, 6–2
Loss 10–9 Aug 2012 San Marino, San Marino Challenger Clay   Martin Kližan 3–6, 1–6
Win 11–9 Feb 2014 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Jan-Lennard Struff 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Win 12–9 Apr 2014 Vercelli, Italy Challenger Clay   Mate Delić 6–2, 6–2
Win 13–9 May 2014 Tunis, Tunisia Challenger Clay   Julian Reister 6–4, 6–2
Win 14–9 Jul 2014 Oberstaufen, Germany Challenger Clay   Michael Berrer 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Loss 14–10 Mar 2018 Punta del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Guido Andreozzi 6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Loss 14–11 Apr 2018 Barletta, Italy Challenger Clay   Marco Trungelliti 6–2, 6–7(4–7), 4–6

Doubles: 13 (7–6)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (4–6)
ITF Futures Tour (3–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (4–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Sep 2002 Italy F5, Selargius Futures Hard   Filippo Figliomeni   Florian Allgauer
  Stefano Mocci
w/o
Win 2–0 May 2004 Italy F8, Verona Futures Clay   Alberto Brizzi   Diego Álvarez
  Juan Felipe Yáñez
6–3, 6–2
Win 3–0 Jul 2004 Italy F15, Bologna Futures Clay   Alberto Brizzi   Ivan Dodig
  Michael Staniak
7–6(7–4), 6–0
Loss 3–1 Apr 2006 Napoli, Italy Challenger Clay   Fabio Fognini   Tomáš Cibulec
  Łukasz Kubot
5–7, 6–4, [7–10]
Win 4–1 Jul 2006 Recanati, Italy Challenger Hard   Davide Sanguinetti   Sebastian Rieschick
  Viktor Troicki
6–1, 3–6, [10–4]
Loss 4–2 Sep 2007 Genoa, Italy Challenger Clay   Flavio Cipolla   Daniele Giorgini
  Simone Vagnozzi
3–6, 1–6
Win 5–2 Feb 2008 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Andreas Seppi   James Cerretani
  Igor Zelenay
6–3, 6–0
Loss 5–3 Mar 2018 Punta del Este, Uruguay Challenger Clay   Alessandro Giannessi   Facundo Bagnis
  Ariel Behar
2–6, 6–7(7–9)
Loss 5–4 Aug 2018 Pullach, Germany Challenger Clay   Daniele Bracciali   Sander Gillé
  Joran Vliegen
2–6, 2–6
Loss 5–5 Jun 2019 Lyon, France Challenger Clay   Andrea Pellegrino   Philipp Oswald
  Filip Polášek
4–6, 6–7(2–7)
Win 6–5 Jul 2019 Braunschweig, Germany Challenger Clay   Guillermo Durán   Antonio Šančić
  Nathaniel Lammons
6–3, 6–2
Win 7–5 Oct 2019 Barcelona, Spain Challenger Clay   David Vega Hernández   Sergio Martos Gornés
  Ramkumar Ramanathan
6–4, 7–5
Loss 7-6 Mar 2020 Pau, France Challenger Hard (i)   Florin Mergea   Benjamin Bonzi
  Antoine Hoang
3-6, 2-6

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; (P) postponed; (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 Croatia Open Umag.

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 1R 0 / 13 9–13
Wimbledon A Q3 2R 3R 2R[a] A 3R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 2R 2R Q1 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 0–1 0 / 34 25–33
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 1–3 123–165
Year-end ranking 250 127 67 41 93 107 134 84 245 55 58 464 171 141 42.71%

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 A 0 / 8 6–8
Wimbledon A A 1R 1R 1R A A A A 2R 1R A 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 6–7 140–125
Year-end ranking 593 171 425 113 68 167 39 274 55 143 13 123 171 97 52.83%

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