Carlos Berlocq

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Carlos Berlocq
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Country  Argentina
Residence Buenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1983-02-03) February 3, 1983 (age 31)
Chascomus, Argentina
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,818,745
Singles
Career record 102-142 (41.80%)
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 37 (March 19, 2012)
Current ranking No. 56 (July 14, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2012, 2013)
French Open 2R (2007, 2011, 2014)
Wimbledon 1R (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
US Open 2R (2011, 2013)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 59–91
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 50 (June 6, 2011)
Current ranking No. 191 (May 26, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2011, 2012)
French Open 3R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2008)
US Open QF (2014)
Last updated on: September 1st, 2014.

Carlos Alberto Berlocq (born February 3, 1983 in Chascomus) is an Argentine professional male tennis player nicknamed Charly, Panther and Warlocq. His favourite surface is clay and he is currently coached by Walter Grinovero. Berlocq's career-high singles ranking is World No. 37, achieved in March 2012.

Career[edit]

Berlocq started playing tennis at the age of four and has had his success on the ATP Futures and Challenger circuits. In 2004 he made six consecutive finals in the Futures events, winning three of them, two finals each in Argentina, France and Slovenia. He also made his first Challenger final in Manta, Ecuador losing to Giovanni Lapentti and then won another Futures title in Argentina.

At the end of 2005 Berlocq finished inside the top 100 for the first time on the back of strong form on the Challenger circuit where he went 44–20 in singles and won two Challenger titles in Turin defeating Alessio di Mauro and in Cordenons defeating Jérôme Haehnel. Berlocq also qualified for his first ATP main event in Stuttgart losing to Răzvan Sabău and also played doubles in Bucharest with Mariano Puerta.

Berlocq struggled to adapt his level from the Futures and Challengers to the ATP main level events and has to date achieved only limited success on the ATP, however his first win was significant. In the ATP Masters Series event in Miami Berlocq defeated the much-hyped American junior and wildcard entrant Donald Young 6–0, 6–0. Both Berlocq and Young had never won a match on the ATP and this win was achieved on hardcourt which is not Berlocq's favoured surface. After defeating Young, Berlocq then played American James Blake and lost this match, 0–6, 0–6, therefore creating an unusual achievement of winning his first ATP-level match 6–0, 6–0 and then losing by the same scoreline in the next round.

Berlocq won two consecutive matches for the first time on the ATP to make the quarterfinals in Sopot after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber and Lukáš Dlouhý.

On May 29, 2007, Berlocq upset the number thirty seed Julien Benneteau in four sets 6–7, 7–5, 6–2, 6–3 at the 2007 French Open. Berlocq won his first ever grasscourt match in Den Bosch against former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in three sets.

2011[edit]

At the French Open he defeated Australian Bernard Tomic, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2 in the first round.

Berlocq was taken out by World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in three sets 6–0, 6–0, 6–2 in the second round of the 2011 US Open.[1]

2012[edit]

Berlocq started the year in Auckland, losing in the second round to Fernando Verdasco. At the 2012 Australian Open, he made it to the second round, where he was defeated by Ivo Karlović.

His best result of the year was in Viña del Mar, where he defeated World No. 25 Juan Ignacio Chela in the semifinals to set up a final appearance against Juan Mónaco, which he lost. He made the quarterfinals in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Acapulco, losing to World No. 11 Nicolás Almagro, David Nalbandian, and Santiago Giraldo, respectively. He also made the quarterfinals in Houston, exiting against World No. 15 Feliciano López. He did not have much success in the Masters 1000 events or Grand Slams, exiting in the first or second round of each. In Umag, he made the quarterfinals, losing to World No. 19 Alexandr Dolgopolov.

He represented Argentina at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but lost in the first round to Alex Bogomolov of Russia.

At the US Open, he was defeated in the first round by Bernard Tomic in four sets.

2013[edit]

He beat Maxime Authom 1–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4), 6–2 in the first round of the Australian Open before losing to Kei Nishikori 6–7(4), 4–6, 1–6. At the French Open he lost his first round to 19th seed John Isner in straight sets. Berlocq won his first career title at the Swedish Open, defeating Fernando Verdasco in the final. He lost in the second round of the US Open in straight sets to Roger Federer, after winning his first round match against Santiago Giraldo in five sets.

2014[edit]

In April, Berlocq won the Portugal Open after defeating Tomáš Berdych in the final.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 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 (2–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 5 February 2012 VTR Open, Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Argentina Juan Mónaco 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 1–6
Winner 1. 14 July 2013 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco 7–5, 6–1
Winner 2. 4 May 2014 Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal Clay Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 0–6, 7–5, 6–1

Doubles: 6 (1 title, 5 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 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–4)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 July 2008 Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia Clay Italy Fabio Fognini Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
Czech Republic Petr Pála
6–2, 3–6, [5–10]
Winner 1. 18 July 2010 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Argentina Eduardo Schwank Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Petzschner
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 2. 23 October 2011 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Spain David Marrero Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Filip Polášek
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 5 February 2012 VTR Open, Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Spain Pablo Andújar Portugal Frederico Gil
Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver
6–1, 5–7, [10–12]
Runner-up 4. 7 October 2012 China Open, Beijing, China Hard Uzbekistan Denis Istomin United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 5. 14 July 2013 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Spain Albert Ramos United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
2–6, 6–3, [3–10]

Challenger finals[edit]

Singles: 21 (14–7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 2005 Turin Clay Italy Alessio di Mauro 7–5, 6–1
2. 2005 Cordenons Clay France Jérôme Haehnel 7–6, 6–4
3. 2005 Buenos Aires Clay Argentina Diego Hartfield 7–5, 3–6, 6–4
4. 2006 Naples Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas 6–3, 7–5
5. 2007 Barletta Clay Austria Werner Eschauer 3–6, 7–6, 2–0 ret.
6. 2007 Turin Clay Serbia Boris Pašanski 6–4, 6–2
7. 2010 Reggio Emilia Clay Spain Pablo Andújar 6–0, 7–6(7–1)
8. 2010 San Benedetto Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
9. 2010 Todi Clay Spain Marcel Granollers 6–4, 6–3
10. 2011 Turin Clay Spain Albert Ramos 6–4, 6–3
11. 2011 Todi Clay Italy Filippo Volandri 6–3, 6–1
12. 2011 Palermo Clay Romania Adrian Ungur 6–1, 6–1
13. 2011 Buenos Aires Clay Portugal Gastão Elias 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
14. 2011 Montevideo Clay Argentina Máximo González 6–2, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (6–7)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-ups 12. 11 September 2010 Rijeka, Croatia Clay Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo Canada Adil Shamasdin
Croatia Lovro Zovko
6–1, 6–7(9–11), [5–10]
Winner 13. 13 November 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Eduardo Schwank Uruguay Marcel Felder
Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospíšil
6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–7]

Singles Performance Timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R A 1R A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2–6
French Open 1R 2R 1R A Q3 2R 1R 1R 2R 3–7
Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–7
US Open A 1R A A 1R 2R 1R 2R 2–5
Win–Loss 0–3 1–3 0–3 0–0 0–1 2–4 1–4 2–4 1–3 7–25
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–3
Year End Ranking 132 85 157 255 66 60 66 41

Doubles Performance Timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 2–6
French Open 3R 1R 2R 2R 1R 4–5
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 1–3
US Open 1R 2R 1R 1–3
Win–Loss 0–1 2–1 1–3 2–4 3–4 0–3 0–1 8–17

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "Stellar Djokovic Dismantles Berlocq". TennisNow.com. September 1, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 

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