Daniele Bracciali

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Daniele Bracciali
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Country  Italy
Residence Arezzo, Italy
Born (1978-01-10) 10 January 1978 (age 36)
Arezzo, Italy
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1995
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,742,942
Singles
Career record 35-55
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 49 (May 8, 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2006)
French Open 1R (2005, 2006, 2007)
Wimbledon 3R (1998, 2006)
US Open 1R (2005, 2006)
Doubles
Career record 144-145
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 21 (June 11, 2012)
Current ranking No. 59 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2013)
French Open SF (2012)
Wimbledon QF (2012)
US Open 3R (2011)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2012)
French Open SF (2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 2R (2012)
Last updated on: November 21, 2014.

Daniele Bracciali (Italian pronunciation: [daˈnjɛːle bratˈtʃaːli]; born January 10, 1978) is an Italian tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is World No. 49, achieved in May 2006.

Career[edit]

Bracciali won his only ATP singles title so far in April 2006, at Casablanca, on clay. In the final he beat Nicolás Massú 6–1, 6–4.

In his career, Bracciali has won a total of seven matches at Grand Slam tournaments - six at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open. In 1998 and 2006 he reached the third round of Wimbledon, his best Grand Slam results so far. In the first round of Wimbledon in 2005, he defeated Ivo Karlović in five sets after surviving 51 aces from the Croat. He then took Andy Roddick, the previous year's runner-up (and eventual runner-up that year as well), to five sets.

In the last years Daniele Bracciali plays double. He won 5 ATP-titles and is now (2011) the best Italian double player in the ATP-ranking. In 2012, he reached the third round of the 2012 Australian Open – Men's Doubles, partnering Potito Starace. They were beaten by Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. Later that year, in the French Open they reached the their first Semifinal. They were defeated again by the actual champions, Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. At Wimbledon Championships, Bracciali partnered the Austrian veteran Julian Knowle and met the pair Mirnyi and Nestor in the second. This was the first time that Bracciali won against them. They lost in the Quarterfinals to Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecău.

Bracciali also partnered Roberta Vinci at the 2012 Australian Open. Entering the draw as an alternate they managed to reach the Semifinals. They lost to the 5th seed Elena Vesnina and Leander Paes after they managed to take the first set. At the French Open, Bracciali partnered Galina Voskoboeva. They reached the Semifinal of the tournament. They lost to the actual winners, Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi. At Wimbledon Championships, Bracciali teamed up again with Vinci and they reached the third round. He played with Vinci at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and with Andreas Seppi in the men's doubles at the same event.[1]

Betting scandal[edit]

Following Alessio di Mauro's nine-month ban in November 2007, Bracciali and Potito Starace were each fined and given short suspensions from playing. Bracciali received a fine of £14,300 and a three-month ban from January 1, 2008.[2] All of the players were Italian. None of the bets pertained to matches they were involved in or had any stake in.

The Italian Tennis Federation criticized the ATP for singling out Italian players, and Bracciali chastised them for only concentrating on less well-known players, for what he considered nominal offenses. Bracciali said, "We were the sacrificial lambs. [...] But I cannot believe that we Italians were the only ones that placed the odd little bet", adding that he would not have bet in his own name if he wanted to be sly about his activities.[2]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
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 (1–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. April 24, 2006 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
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 (5–6)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. February 15, 2004 Milan Indoor, Milan, Italy Hard (i) Italy Giorgio Galimberti United States Jared Palmer
Czech Republic Pavel Vizner
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. February 31, 2005 Milan Indoor, Milan, Italy Hard (i) Italy Giorgio Galimberti France Jean-Francois Bachelot
France Arnaud Clément
6–7(10-12), 7–6(8-6), 6–4
Winner 2. October 31, 2010 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Italy Potito Starace India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(8-6), 7–6(7-5)
Runner-up 2. January 8, 2011 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar Carpet Italy Andreas Seppi Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Marc López
3–6, 6–7(4-7)
Winner 3. June 18, 2011 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic František Čermák Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Winner 4. August 6, 2011 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Mexico Santiago González Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Brazil André Sá
7–6(7-1), 4–6, [11–9]
Winner 5. September 24, 2011 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucarest, Romania Clay Italy Potito Starace Austria Julian Knowle
Spain David Marrero
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 3. April 14, 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Italy Fabio Fognini Germany Dustin Brown
Australia Paul Hanley
5-7, 3-6
Runner-up 4. October 20, 2012 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Italy Simone Bolelli Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
5-7, 3-6
Runner-up 5. June 16, 2013 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass Israel Jonathan Erlich Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
2-6, 6-7(3-7)
Runner-up 6. August 2, 2014 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev Finland Henri Kontinen
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
1-6, 4-6

Grand Slam Men's Singles Performance Timeline[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R A A A A A 0 / 3 1–3
French Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 3 0–3
Wimbledon 3R A A A A A 2R 2R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 4 6–4
U.S. Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 12 0 / 12
Grand Slam Win-Loss 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 3–4 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 7 / 12 7–12

Grand Slam Men's Doubles Performance Timeline[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A 1R 1R A 3R 3R QF 0 / 5 7–5
French Open A 1R 1R 1R 3R QF SF 1R 0 / 7 9–7
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R A 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 7 5–7
U.S. Open A 2R 2R A 2R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 6 6–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 25 NA
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–1 1–3 2–4 0–2 3–3 8–4 9–4 4–4 NA 27–25

Playing style[edit]

Bracciali is known for his powerful serve. His groundstrokes are also reliable, especially his forehand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniele Bracciali at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Italian duo hit with betting bans". BBC Sport. 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 

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