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Stefano Napolitano (Italian pronunciation: [ˈsteːfano napoliˈtaːno]; born 11 April 1995) is an Italian professional tennis player playing on the ATP Challenger Tour. On 12 June 2017, he reached his highest ATP singles ranking of 152 and his highest doubles ranking of 182 was achieved on 3 April 2017.

Stefano Napolitano
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Country (sports) Italy
ResidencePollone, Italy
Born (1995-04-11) 11 April 1995 (age 24)
Biella, Italy
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2012
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$420,434
Singles
Career record1-2
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 152 (12 June 2016)
Current rankingNo. 177 (1 July 2019)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2019)
French Open2R (2017)
WimbledonQ3 (2018)
US OpenQ2 (2019)
Doubles
Career record1–2
Career titles0
3 Challenger, 1 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 182 (3 April 2017)
Current rankingNo. 646 (1 July 2019)
Last updated on: 4 July 2019.

Napolitano defeated Augusto Virgili in the qualifying of 2015 Distal & ITR Group Tennis Cup 6–0, 6–3, winning the first set without dropping a single point, which is referred to as a golden set.[1][2]

Contents

Challenger and Futures finalsEdit

Singles: 13 (2–11)Edit

Legend (Singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (1–5)
ITF Futures Tour (1–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–6)
Clay (0–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2014 Italy F2, Rovereto Futures Carpet (i)   Luca Vanni 3–6, 3–6
Loss 0–2 May 2014 Israel F4, Ashkelon Futures Hard   Robin Kern 4–6, 1–6
Loss 0–3 May 2014 Tunisia F2, Sousse Futures Hard   David Pérez Sanz 7–6(7–2), 3–6, 4–6
Loss 0–4 Aug 2014 Romania F12, Mediaș Futures Clay   Filip Horanský 6–4, 6–7(4–7), 2–6
Win 1–4 Mar 2015 Israel F2, Herzlia Futures Hard   Michal Konečný 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Loss 1–5 Apr 2015 Italy F5, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Federico Gaio 2–6, 4–6
Loss 1–6 Sep 2015 Israel F12, Meitar Futures Hard   Michael Geerts 6–7(10–12), 2–6
Loss 1–7 Jul 2016 Todi, Italy Challenger Clay   Miljan Zekić 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–7 Nov 2016 Ortisei, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Alessandro Giannessi 6–4, 6–1
Loss 2–8 Feb 2018 Bergamo, Italy Challenger Hard (i)   Matteo Berrettini 2–6, 6–3, 2–6
Loss 2–9 Aug 2018 Lexington, USA Challenger Hard   Lloyd Harris 4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–10 Sep 2018 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay   Federico Delbonis 4–6, 3–6
Loss 2–11 Mar 2019 Shenzhen, China, P.R. Challenger Hard   Marcos Baghdatis 2–6, 6–3, 4–6

Doubles: 9 (4–5)Edit

Legend (Doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (3–2)
ITF Futures Tour (1–3)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (4–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 May 2012 Italy F9, Pozzuoli Futures Clay   Alessio di Mauro   Claudio Grassi
  Walter Trusendi
3–6, 2–6
Loss 0–2 Jul 2012 Italy F19, Fano Futures Clay   Marco Viola   Matteo Volante
  Miljan Zekić
3–6, 6–7(3–7)
Win 1–2 Apr 2014 Italy F10, Santa Margherita di Pula Futures Clay   Marco Bortolotti   Emanuele Molina
  Riccardo Sinicropi
6–4, 6–4
Win 2–2 Apr 2014 Vercelli, Italy Challenger Clay   Matteo Donati   Pierre-Hugues Herbert
  Albano Olivetti
7–6(7–2), 6–3
Loss 2–3 Sep 2015 Israel F12, Meitar Futures Hard   Michael Geerts   Jarryd Chaplin
  Ben McLachlan
6–7(5–7), 3–6
Loss 2–4 Apr 2016 Napoli, Italy Challenger Clay   Matteo Donati   Gero Kretschmer
  Alexander Satschko
1–6, 3–6
Win 3–4 Jul 2016 San Benedetto, Italy Challenger Clay   Federico Gaio   Facundo Argüello
  Sergio Galdós
6–3, 6–4
Win 4–4 Oct 2016 Rome, Italy Challenger Clay   Federico Gaio   Marin Draganja
  Tomislav Draganja
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–3]
Loss 4–5 Jan 2017 Nouméa, New Caledonia Challenger Hard   Adrián Menéndez Maceiras   Quentin Halys
  Tristan Lamasine
6–7(9–11), 1–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Il golden set di Stefano Napolitano" (in Italian). 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  2. ^ Josh Meiseles (2015-07-09). "Thirty-Three Points Won In A Row? It Happened". Retrieved 2015-07-10.

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