Filippo Volandri

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Filippo Volandri
Filippo Volandri backhand.jpg
Country  Italy
Residence Livorno, Italy
Born (1981-09-05) 5 September 1981 (age 33)
Livorno, Italy
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1997
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,849,691
Official website filippovolandri.it
Singles
Career record 176–220
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 25 (23 July 2007)
Current ranking No. 119 (14 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2004)
French Open 4R (2007)
Wimbledon 2R (2004)
US Open 2R (2004)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2004)
Doubles
Career record 32–76
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 120 (14 May 2006)
Current ranking No. 283 (8 July 2013)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2005)
French Open 2R (2005, 2007, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2004, 2005)
US Open 2R (2003, 2005)

Filippo Volandri (born 5 September 1981 in Livorno, Italy; Italian pronunciation: [fiˈlippo voˈlandri]) is an Italian professional male tennis player. Volandri is a right-handed player who reached a career-high singles ranking of world no. 25 in July 2007. He turned pro in 1997 and has earned over $3,000,000 in prize money. Volandri won the second title of his career in September 2006, beating Nicolás Lapentti in the final of the Sicily International in Palermo.[1]

Rome Masters success[edit]

At the Rome Masters in 2007 Volandri, having entered as a wild card, recorded the biggest win of his career by dispatching world no. 1 Roger Federer in straight sets 6–2, 6–4.[2] Volandri celebrated by doing a lap of honour around centre court, high-fiving spectators in the front rows.[3]

Afterwards, Volandri hailed the victory as not only for himself, but for Italy, telling something of both the regard in which Federer, who holds the record for the longest spell as the world's top-ranked male player, is held and the relative under-achievement of Italy in men's tennis in recent times.[citation needed] For his part Federer offered few excuses for the out-of-character display.[2]

Hopes that this might be the start of Italy's re-emergence among the top nations of professional men's tennis were heightened when Volandri went on to beat highly tipped world no. 12 Tomáš Berdych in the quarterfinal.[citation needed] The win meant that Volandri would be the first Italian to contest the event's semifinals since 1978. His run stopped in the semifinals, however, as he lost to Fernando González.

Controversy[edit]

Volandri had earlier come under suspicion for betting and match fixing, and his name featured prominently in a list compiled by the ATP of matches under suspicion for corruption.[4]

In January 2009, Volandri received a three-month ban from the ATP for a doping offence after testing positive for salbutamol during the Indian Wells tournament.[5] Volandri had a medical exemption from the International Tennis Federation to use salbutamol, an asthma medication, but the ITF deemed that his use of the drug was beyond therapeutic needs. His suspension was to last through 14 April 2009 and required him to forfeit all prize money and ranking points earned from the date of the failed test until the beginning of his suspension.[6]

In March 2009, the Court of Arbitration for Sport overruled the ATP decision and ruled that Volandri should be reinstated and his forfeited ranking points and earnings returned to him. Volandri stated that he intended to sue the ATP over the incident.[7]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (2–7)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 21 July 2003 Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia Clay Spain Carlos Moyá 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 1. 17 May 2004 Hypo Group Tennis International, St. Poelten, Austria Clay Belgium Xavier Malisse 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 19 July 2004 Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia (2) Clay Argentina Guillermo Cañas 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 27 September 2004 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo, Italy Clay Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 26 September 2005 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo, Italy (2) Clay Russia Igor Andreev 6–0, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 5. 13 February 2006 ATP Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Carlos Moyá 6–7(6–8), 4–6
Runner-up 6. 11 September 2006 BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Austria Jürgen Melzer 1–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 25 September 2006 Campionati Internazionali di Sicilia, Palermo, Italy Clay Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 5–7, 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 7. 19 February 2012 Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil Clay Spain Nicolás Almagro 3–6, 6–4, 4–6

Challengers[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (9–10)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 7 August 2000 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Spain Albert Montañés 1–6, 1–6
Winner 1. 18 September 2000 Biella, Italy Clay Argentina Hernán Gumy 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2. 29 April 2002 Rome, Italy Clay Argentina Martín Vassallo Argüello 4–6, 0–6
Runner-up 3. 12 August 2002 Graz, Austria Hard France Olivier Mutis 3–6, 2–6
Winner 2. 17 March 2003 Cagliari, Italy Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Winner 3. 9 June 2003 Biella, Italy Clay Argentina José Acasuso 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 4. 2 August 2004 Trani, Italy Clay Italy Francesco Aldi 6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 21 July 2008 San Marino Clay Italy Potito Starace 5–7, 6–4, 6–1
Winner 6. 28 July 2008 Cordenons, Italy Clay Spain Óscar Hernández 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 17 August 2009 Trani, Italy Clay Austria Daniel Köllerer 3–6, 5–7
Winner 7. 12 April 2010 Rome, Italy Clay Algeria Lamine Ouahab 6–4, 7–5
Winner 8. 31 May 2010 Rome, Italy Clay Morocco Reda El Amrani 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 2 August 2010 San Marino Clay Netherlands Robin Haase 2–6, 6–7(8–10)
Runner-up 6. 9 August 2010 Trani, Italy Clay Netherlands Jesse Huta Galung 6–7(3–7), 4–6
Runner-up 7. 28 March 2011 Barletta, Italy Clay Slovenia Aljaž Bedene 5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 8. 18 April 2011 Napoli, Italy Clay Netherlands Thomas Schoorel 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 9. 18 July 2011 Orbetello, Italy Clay Italy Matteo Viola 4–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 9. 18 September 2011 Todi, Italy Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq 3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 10. 17 March 2012 Rabat, Morocco Clay Slovakia Martin Kližan 2–6, 3–6

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current as far as the 2014 Australian Open.

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 10 1–10 09.09
French Open A A 1R 1R 3R 2R 4R 1R Q2 Q1 1R 1R Q2 1R 0 / 9 6–9 40.00
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R A A 1R 1R A 1R 0 / 9 1–9 10.00
US Open A A 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R A A A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 1–7 12.50
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–4 2–4 2–4 1–4 3–4 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–4 0–4 0–1 0–3 0 / 35 9–35 20.45
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R 1R 2R 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 5 0–5 00.00
Miami Masters A A A A 1R 3R 2R 1R A A A A A 1R 0 / 4 2–5 28.57
Monte Carlo Masters A A QF 1R QF 1R 1R 2R A A 1R 2R Q2 Q2 0 / 8 8–8 50.00
Madrid Masters1 A A A A 1R A 1R A A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 00.00
Rome Masters 1R 1R QF 3R 2R 2R SF 1R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 14 14–14 50.00
Canada Masters A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Cincinnati Masters A A A A 1R A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2 00.00
Shanghai Masters2 A A 1R 1R QF 2R 2R 1R A A A A A 0 / 5 4–5 44.44
Paris Masters A A A 1R A A 2R A A A A A A 0 / 2 1–2 33.33
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 6–3 2–5 7–7 3–5 7–8 1–5 0–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 0 / 44 30–44 40.54
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2 / 9 2–7 22.22
Year End Ranking 213 153 47 43 38 38 40 102 215 91 69 88 71 £2,212,923.82

1 Was played on hardcourt from 2002–2008.
2 Held as Hamburg Masters until 2008 and Shanghai Masters from 2009.

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR LQ (Q#) A P Z# PO SF-B F-S G NMS NH

Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Current as far as the 2012 US Open (tennis).

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 1–4
French Open 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 4–7
Wimbledon 1R 1R 0–2
US Open 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 2–5
Win–Loss 1–1 0–4 3–4 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 7–18

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