Frederico Gil

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Frederico Gil
Frederico Gil at Apia International, Sydney 2012.jpg
Country  Portugal
Residence Sintra, Portugal
Born (1985-03-24) 24 March 1985 (age 29)
Lisbon, Portugal
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,394,028
Singles
Career record 67–76 (46.85% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)[1]
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 62 (25 April 2011)
Current ranking No. 644 (20 October 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2012)
French Open 1R (2008, 2009, 2011)
Wimbledon 1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
US Open 1R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Doubles
Career record 23–34 (40.35%)[2]
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 105 (20 September 2010)
Current ranking No. 605 (20 October 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2010, 2012)
French Open 1R (2011)
Wimbledon 2R (2008)
US Open 3R (2010)
Last updated on: 20 October 2014.

Frederico Gil (born 24 March 1985) is a Portuguese professional tennis player who competes on the ATP Tour. In April 2011, he achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 62, the highest ranking a Portuguese player had ever held until September when Rui Machado placed No. 61 in the rankings. He was the first Portuguese to reach an ATP Tour final at the 2010 Estoril Open, and the first to achieve a career prize money over one million dollars. As a qualifier, Gil reached the quarterfinals of the 2011 Monte-Carlo Masters. His former coaches were Juan Manuel Esparcia and Bernardo Mota, whilst he is currently coached by former player João Cunha e Silva.

Family and early life[edit]

Frederico Gil was born in Lisbon, Portugal to Rui and Carlota Gil. He has a younger sister named Ana. Gil began to play tennis at the age of five and considers clay his favorite surface. During his junior career he won three titles (in Bolivia in 2002 and Argentina and Portugal in 2003) and reached three other finals (twice in Portugal in 2002 and once in Brazil in 2003). In his last junior tournament he reached the quarterfinals at the Orange Bowl, which led him to finish at no. 10 in the world junior rankings in 2003.[3]

Career[edit]

2003–2007[edit]

Gil turned professional in 2003 and spent several years on the Futures and Challenger circuits. Until his ATP debut in May 2006, at the Estoril Open, he had won five singles and two doubles Futures titles. He entered Estoril as a wildcard and reached the quarterfinals, surprisingly defeating fifth seed and no. 33 Dmitry Tursunov 4–6, 6–4, 6–1 along the way, before losing to eventual champion and first seed and no. 4 David Nalbandian 6–1, 6–2. He then captured his first Challenger title in June, at Sassuolo.

The year 2007 proved to be equally successful, as Gil qualified for the Casablanca Open in April. However, he lost to no. 39 Julien Benneteau 7–6(2), 2–6, 7–6(5) in the first round. He later reached the second round at Estoril the following week, losing to no. 15 Richard Gasquet 6–1, 6–2, but finally won the Seville Challenger in September.

2008[edit]

In April, Gil added more success to his career by again reaching the quarterfinals at Estoril, before losing to world no. 1 and eventual champion Roger Federer 6–4, 6–1. After winning his first Challenger doubles title, in May at Marrakech, he qualified for the first time to a Grand Slam tournament, the French Open, but lost in the first round against no. 145 Jérémy Chardy 6–3, 6–2, 7–6(1). After taking the Sassuolo Challenger title for a second time, he qualified for the Wimbledon Championships. In the singles, he lost once again to Chardy 7–5, 6–7(1), 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 in the first round, and in the doubles he reached the second round partnering with Dick Norman. Adding the Turin Challenger doubles title and the Istanbul Challenger singles title that summer to his curriculum, he entered the top-100 ranking for the first time, becoming only the second Portuguese player to do so, after the 86th place of Nuno Marques in 1995. Gil was then able to enter automatically at the US Open, however he would play and lose a third time with Chardy 3–6, 6–3, 6–2, 6–3 in the first round.

2009[edit]

Skipping the first Grand Slam of the year, Gil made his season's debut in February, at the inaugural Johannesburg tournament. He reached the semifinals at the hard-court event, before losing to eventual champion and first seed and no. 14 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–4. In doing this, Gil was the second Portuguese player to reach the semifinals of an ATP tournament, after his coach João Cunha Silva (in 1992 at Tel Aviv). The following week, in a different continent and in a different surface (clay), he repeated the feat. At the Brasil Open, in Costa do Sauípe, he upset the defending champion and top seed and no. 18 Nicolás Almagro in two tiebreak sets, 7–6(5), 7–6(4), but ended up losing in the semifinals to home player no. 84 Thomaz Bellucci in two tiebreak sets, 6–7(3), 6–7(4). After this, he broke the previous Portuguese singles ranking record by reaching the 83rd position at the ATP rankings table.

In March, as world no. 74, Gil surpassed the qualifying round in Miami, his first ATP Masters 1000 event. He defeated no. 77 Mischa Zverev 7–6(7), 6–2, and no. 27 Ivo Karlović 6–4, 6–4, in the first two rounds, respectively. The draw placed Gil in the path of the first seed and world number one Rafael Nadal. After closing a hard-fought first set in his favor, Nadal replied to a 2–0 game advantage for Gil with a sequence of service breaks and ended up winning the match by 7–5, 6–3. On 6 April, he rose to the 70th place of the revised ATP Tour ranking.

In April, competing in Casablanca, Gil reached the quarterfinals of an ATP 250 Series event for the third time this year, where he was defeated 7–6(5), 6–4 by Albert Montañés, ranked 35th. He then qualified to the Barcelona Open and after getting past no. 63 Yen-hsun Lu 6–2, 6–1 in the first round, he again faced and lost to no. 1 Rafael Nadal 6–2, 6–2.

In May, in Estoril, as the first Portuguese player to enter directly the main round via ranking, he lost in the first round to fourth seed and eventual finalist and no. 16 James Blake by 5–7, 6–4, 6–2. He then played second seed and no. 26 Jürgen Melzer in the first round of the Kitzbühel Open, losing 6–3, 6–0. At the French Open, he lost in the first round to no. 14 David Ferrer 6–2, 6–4, 6–4. After an early exit from the Czech Open at the hands of no. 113 Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6–3, 6–3, Gil defeated the Spanish player in the first round of the Queen's Club 6–1, 6–3; in the second round, former world no. 1 and four-time Queen's Club champion and no. 49 Lleyton Hewitt recovered from a first-set loss to defeat Gil by 3–6, 6–2, 6–2.

At Wimbledon, he faced no. 38 Paul-Henri Mathieu in the first round and lost 6–1, 2–6, 6–4, 6–2. In July, Gil played the Båstad and Umag tournaments losing in the first and second rounds respectively. In August, during the US hardcourt season, Gil reached the first round in Washington and the third round in New Haven before losing in the first round at the US Open against qualifier no. 162 Somdev Devvarman 6–3, 6–4, 6–3. Gil then lost in the first round in Bucharest. In late September, Gil participated in the Tennislife Cup Challenger event, in Napoli, as the world's number 100. He reached the singles final, where he defeated home player Potito Starace (86th) by 2–6, 6–1, 6–4, to win his first tournament of 2009—more than a year after his last in the 2008 Istambul Challenger and his fifth career ATP Challenger Tour title. Hours later, he would also win the doubles title, partnering with Ivan Dodig. On 5 October, Gil climbed back to the 83rd rank. Gil closed the year as the world no. 69th with a second round effort in Vienna and qualifying losses in Basel and Paris.

2010[edit]

Gil began the year with a 6–2, 6–0 first round loss to Starace in Doha. The following week, after qualifying for the main draw in Sydney, Gil again faced no. 62 Potito Starace in the first round, losing 6–1, 6–4. At the Australian Open, he retired in the first round after trailing 6–0, 6–0, 2–0 to no. 18 David Ferrer. His poor run of form continued throughout the first part of the season with successive early round exits at Costa do Sauípe, Buenos Aires, Acapulco and Indian Wells. By the end of March, Gil had fallen off the top-100 and began playing in the tour's qualifying draws, most notably in Casablanca, where he lost 6–2, 7–6(1) to no. 212 Martin Kližan in the third qualifying round, an event where he had reached the quarterfinals in the previous year. Not getting past the qualifying rounds of both Miami and Monte-Carlo's Masters, Gil finally reached a good result at the Tunis Challenger, where he lost only in the semifinal to 89th-ranked Daniel Brands by 6–7(6), 1–6.

Gil was initially entering the Estoril Open as a wildcard, in virtue of his low ranking, but he eventually qualified directly, for the second time, because of pre-tournament drop-outs by seeded players such as Nikolay Davydenko and Ivan Ljubičić. Gil achieved his career's best result by becoming the first Portuguese player to reach an ATP World Tour final. He paved his way to the last match by defeating better ranked players: Florian Mayer (49th; 6–2, 6–7(5), 6–3), Santiago Giraldo (61st; 6–4, 6–4), Rui Machado (114th; 4–6, 7–6(1), 6–3), and Guillermo García-López (40th; 6–2, 5–7, 6–3). In the final, Gil met defending champion and fourth-seed and no. 34 Albert Montañés who had eliminated first-seed and world no. 1 Roger Federer in two sets. The Spanish won the first set, 6–2, and had two match points in the second, but Gil recovered and closed the set in his favour on tie-break, 7–6(4). Gil had a 3–0 advantage in the final set and when it looked like he would grab his first ATP World Tour title, Montañés came from behind and ended the Portuguese's hopes with a 7–5 finish, revalidating his title. With this successful campaign, on 10 May, Gil climbed 31 places in the world rankings to become no. 102.

After that, Gil went back to the Challenger tour capturing the Milan tournament in June. The rest of the year was played between the Challenger and World tours, with the only significant victory coming in July against no. 38 Tommy Robredo in the first round in Gstaad where he beat the fifth seed 4–6, 7–5, 6–1. He lost in the second round against no. 147 Yuri Schukin 6–3, 6–3. He also reached the semi-finals in the Istanbul and Tarragona Challengers. In Grand Slams is losing streak continued losing in the Wimbledon and US Open first rounds and the qualifying tournament in Roland Garros. In October, at Montpellier in the Open Sud de France he beat no. 128 Édouard Roger-Vasselin by 6–4, 2–6, 7–5. He lost in the second round against no. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6–3, 6–4. He finished the year placed in the 103rd position in the world and losing his Portuguese no. 1 status to his friend Rui Machado.

2011[edit]

Gil began the season losing in the Aircel Chennai Open in the first round to Tomáš Berdych (6th) by 6–0, 6–1. A week later, at Medibank International Sydney, he defeated world number 39 Jarkko Nieminen by 6–2 ret, reaching the second round where he lost to no. 41 Gilles Simon by 6–1, 6–3. At the Australian Open, he wins for the first time in the first round of a Grand Slam by 6–4, 6–7(7), 4–6, 6–3, 9–7 to Pablo Cuevas (63rd) in a four-hours-and-23-minutes five-setter thrilling match. He lost in the second round to world number 12 Gaël Monfils by 4–6, 3–6, 6–1, 2–6.

In February, at the Movistar Open, he lost in First round to no. 52 Tommy Robredo by 2–6, 6–3, 6–4. Later, he lost in the first round of Copa Claro to no. 55 Fabio Fognini by 1–6, 6–2, 6–2. A week later, at Abierto Mexicano Telcel he suffer his third consecutive lost in a first round of a tournament to no. 86 Filippo Volandri by 6–1, 3–6, 6–4.

In March, at the Miami Open Gil defeated no. 146 Paul Capdeville 6–1, 3–6, 7–6(6) in the first round. He then lost to no. 12 Nicolás Almagro by 6–4, 3–6, 6–2.

In April, competing in Casablanca, Gil reached the Second round where he was defeated 6–3, 6–4 by Gilles Simon, ranked 27th. At the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, he defeated world number 10 and 8th seed Gaël Monfils, reaching the quarterfinals of an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event for the first time. Despite the 6–2, 6–1 loss to world number 4 Andy Murray, Gil collected 205 points which allowed him to reach a career-high world ranking number 64. A week later, after achieving the quarter-finals in a challenger in Naples, defeated by Ivo Minář (122nd), by 6–7(5), 6–3, 3–6, where he reached a new career-high world ranking number 62, a week before is favorite tournament in Estoril, Portugal where he has many points to defend after losing in the final in the previous year. Gil was initially invited for the Estoril Open as a wildcard, in virtue of his low ranking, but he eventually qualified directly, because of pre-tournament drop-outs. He defeated in the first round world no. 159 Flavio Cipolla by 6–3, 6–2, but lost in the second round to the second-seed and world no. 15 Fernando Verdasco by 6–1, 7–6(5).

In May, he failed to pass the qualifying rounds of Internazionali BNL d'Italia, losing to no. 143 Łukasz Kubot by 6–3, 7–6(2). At the 2011 French Open he was eliminated in first round, losing to no. 29 Marcos Baghdatis by 7–6(4), 6–2, 6–2.

In June, he lost in Eastbourne in the first round to no. 106 Illya Marchenko by 6–1, 6–3. At Wimbledon, he faced no. 84 Dudi Sela in the first round and lost 6–4, 6–1, 6–4.

In July, in the first round in Gstaad he beat the qualifier João Souza world no. 112 by 4–6, 6–3, 6–4. He lost in the second round to the world no. 20 Fernando Verdasco by 6–3, 6–2.

In August, in the first round in Winston-Salem Open he lost to the world no. 102 Steve Darcis by 3–6, 6–3, 6–4. A week later, at the US Open, he lost in First round to world no. 23 Alexandr Dolgopolov by 6–4, 6–2, 7–5 in 1h58m.

In September, he reached the semi-final in the Genova Challenger. In the first round in Bucharest he beat world no. 106 Jérémy Chardy by 2–6, 6–4, 6–3 in 2h14m. He lost in the second round to the world no. 183 Alessandro Giannessi by 7–6(2), 0–6, 6–3 in 2h25m.

In October, he reached the quarter-finals in the Palermo Challenger.

In November, he reached the quarter-finals in the Buenos Aires Challenger in his last tournament of the season losing to his friend Gastão Elias by 1–6, 7–5, 7–5 in 2h57m after his opponent saved 2 match points when Gil was leading by 6–1, 5–4. Gil finished the year placed in the 102nd position in the world once again behind Rui Machado.

2012[edit]

Gil began the season losing in the Aircel Chennai Open in the first round to Go Soeda (120th) by 6–2, 6–7(4), 7–5 in 2h38m. A week later, at Apia International Sydney, he won the first round in the qualifying where he defeated world number 1099 Sadik Kadir by 6–4, 6–4 in 1h15m, in the second round he lost to no. 105 Stéphane Robert by 6–4, 6–1 in 1h5m, losing the 16 points he had achieved last year by reaching the second round. At the Australian Open, he won for the second time in the first round of a Grand Slam by defeating Ivan Dodig (36th) 2–6, 6–1, 6–1, 4–1, ret in 2h1m. Gil then made history by becoming the first Portuguese tennis player to reach the 3rd round of a Grand Slam tournament after downing Spain's Marcel Granollers (28th) in 4 sets by 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, in 2h48m. In the third round, Gil lost to the world no. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga by 6–2, 6–2, 6–2 in 1h31m. Tsonga saved all six break points faced on serve and capitalised on six of his seven opportunities. After the Open, Gil reentered in top-100.

He then won the first round of VTR Open in Viña del Mar against world no. 106 Paolo Lorenzi. After splitting sets, Gil took command of the match in the third set, breaking the Italian four times to win the hard-fought encounter 6–3, 5–7, 6–1 in two hours and 26 minutes. Gil finished the match eight for 22 on his break point opportunities. In the second round, Gil ousted fourth seed and world no. 44 Pablo Andújar by 6–2, 6–1. Gil dominated with his return game, breaking the Spaniard six times, winning 66 per cent of his return points to clinch the upset in 57 minutes. In the quarter-finals, Gil lost to world no. 82 Jérémy Chardy by 6–2, 7–6(5) in 1h36m. At the Brasil Open, in São Paulo, he lost to the Spanish wild card and world no. 184 Javier Marti, who is the youngest player in the main draw and converted four of 11 break point opportunities, by 6–2, 6–4 in 1h26m. A week later, he lost in the first round of Copa Claro to no. 150 Federico Delbonis by 6–2, 6–2 in only 53m.

In March, at Indian Wells, Gil he won the first round in the qualifying where he defeated world number 193 Alex Kuznetsov by 6–1, 6–1 in only 56m, in the second round he lost to no. 165 Ruben Bemelmans by 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 in 2h5m, but he entered in the main draw as a lucky looser. He then defeated no. 427 Rhyne Williams by 6–3, 6–7(6), 6–4 in the first round in 2h26m. In the second round, he lost to world no. 11 John Isner by 7–5, 6–3 in 1h18m. At the Miami Open Gil defeated no. 45 Thomaz Bellucci 6–3, 6–4 in the first round in 1h32m. In the second round, he lost to world no. 35 and 32nd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber who won 78 per cent of his service points by 6–2, 7–5 in 1h12m.

In April, at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Gil won the first round in the qualifying where he defeated world number 167 Arnau Brugues-Davi by 1–6, 7–6(5), 7–5 in 2h16m, in the second round he won no. 67 Steve Darcis by 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(5) in 2h6m. He then defeated no. 35 Mikhail Youzhny by 6–1, 6–3 in the first round in 1h4m. In the second round, he lost to world no. 15 Gilles Simon by 6–3, 6–0 in 1h3m. A week later, at Barcelona Open Gil knocked out in the first round local resident and 12th seed and world no. 26 Marcel Granollers by 6–2, 6–2 in 1h13m. In the second round, he won over countryman world no. 140 João Sousa by 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 in 2h12m. In the third round, Gil lost to world no. 8 and 5th seed Janko Tipsarević by 6–2, 6–2 in only 1h9m.

In May, at the Estoril Open Gil lost in the first round to the German no. 87 Björn Phau, the oldest player in the draw at 32, by 6–4, 6–2 in 1h21m on Central Court. Phau converted five of seven break point opportunities in the pair's first tour-level meeting. A week later in the Madrid Open, Gil won the first round in the qualifying where he defeated world number 72 Matthew Ebden by 6–2 7–6(3) in 1h25m, in the second round he lost to no. 107 Daniel Gimeno Traver by 7–5, 6–4 in 1h33m. At the 2012 French Open he couldn't past the first round of the qualifying, he lost to no. 151 Jerzy Janowicz by 7–5 4–6 6–2.

In June, at the Queen's Club Gil lost in the first round to the 11th-seeded Cypriot no. 42 Marcos Baghdatis, by 7–6(2), 4–6, 6–2, in 2h30m on Central Court. A week later, at Wimbledon, he lost in First round of the qualifying to world no. 156 Jonathan Dasnieres de Veigy by 7–5, 4–6, 6–3.

In July, Gil played in Båstad and he won in the first round to world no. 163 Marsel Ilhan by 6–4, 1–6, 6–3 in 1h48m. In the second round, he lost to world no. 69 Grigor Dimitrov by 6–3, 6–4, in 1h21m. A week later, at Hamburg, he lost in First round of the qualifying to world no. 163 Marsel Ilhan by 6–3, 6–2 in 1h15m.

In August, at the US Open, he lost in first round of the qualifying to world no. 251 Pierre-Hugues Herbert by 7–5, 6–4 in 1h22m.

2013[edit]

Gil began the season in Viña del Mar, where he failed to qualify, losing in the third round to no. 200 Gianluca Naso. A week later, at the Brazil Open, in São Paulo, he lost in the first round of qualifying to Javier Marti. A week later, at Copa Claro, he lost in the first round of qualifying.

In April, in Davis Cup competition, Gil won his rubber against Kasparas Zemaitelis from Lithania, 6-1, 6-3. In his return to the circuit, he failed to qualify for Bucharest, losing in the second round to world no. 132 Flavio Cipolla. A week later, he lost in the second round of qualifying for his favorite tournament, the Estoril Open.

In May, he won in doubles a future in Coimbra with Gonçalo Falcao, in what turned out to be his last match before a temporarily retirement from professional tennis.

Career finals[edit]

ATP World Tour[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Year-End Championships (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (0–1)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 9 May 2010 Estoril, Portugal Clay Spain Albert Montañés 2–6, 7–6(7–4), 5–7

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Year-End Championships (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (1–0)
Indoors (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 5 February 2012 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver Spain Pablo Andújar
Argentina Carlos Berlocq
1–6, 7–5, [12–10]

ATP Challenger Tour[edit]

Singles: 7 (6–1)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (5–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 5 June 2006 Sassuolo, Italy Clay Spain Gorka Fraile 6–3, 7–5
Winner 2. 10 September 2007 Seville, Spain Clay Spain Pablo Andújar 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 2 June 2008 Sassuolo, Italy (2) Clay Spain Santiago Ventura 6–2, 6–3
Winner 4. 11 August 2008 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Germany Benedikt Dorsch 6–4, 1–6, 6–3
Runner-up 1. 3 May 2009 Tunis, Tunisia Clay Argentina Gastón Gaudio 6–2, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 5. 4 October 2009 Napoli, Italy Clay Italy Potito Starace 2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 6. 20 June 2010 Milan, Italy Clay Argentina Máximo González 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 16 (7–9)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (6–9)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 October 2005 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Brazil Marcelo Melo Brazil Marcos Daniel
Mexico Santiago González
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2. 19 June 2006 Milan, Italy Clay Spain Joan Albert Viloca Italy Giorgio Galimberti
Israel Harel Levy
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 12 March 2007 Bogotá, Colombia Clay Belgium Dick Norman Argentina Martín García
Argentina Diego Hartfield
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 4. 28 May 2007 Karlsruhe, Germany Clay Germany Michael Berrer United States Alex Kuznetsov
Germany Mischa Zverev
6–4, 6–7(6–7), [10–4]
Runner-up 5. 4 June 2007 Fürth, Germany Clay Italy Fabio Fognini Mexico Bruno Echagaray
Brazil André Ghem
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [13–11]
Runner-up 6. 20 August 2007 Manerbio, Italy Clay Spain Alberto Martín Netherlands Antal Van Der Duim
Netherlands Boy Westerhof
7–6(7–4), 3–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 7. 31 March 2008 Napoli, Italy Clay Peru Luis Horna Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6–1, 6–3
Winner 1. 12 May 2008 Marrakech, Morocco Clay Romania Florin Mergea United Kingdom James Auckland
Croatia Franko Škugor
6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. 6 July 2008 Turin, Italy Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
6–4, 6–3
Winner 3. 15 August 2009 Istanbul, Turkey Hard Sweden Filip Prpic Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov
Turkey Marsel İlhan
3–6, 6–2, [10–6]
Winner 4. 4 October 2009 Napoli, Italy Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig Brazil Thiago Alves
Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol
6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. 12 June 2010 Lugano, Switzerland Clay Belgium Christophe Rochus Mexico Santiago González
United States Travis Rettenmaier
7–5, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 6. 4 July 2010 Turin, Italy (2) Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq Italy Potito Starace
Italy Daniele Bracciali
6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 7. 30 October 2011 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil Clay Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospíšil Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 5 November 2011 São Leopoldo, Brazil Clay Portugal Gastão Elias Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Spain Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
6–7(7–4), 6–3, [11–9]
Runner-up 9. 20 October 2012 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Clay Portugal Pedro Sousa Brazil Marcelo Demoliner
Brazil João Souza
6–2, 6–4

ITF Men's Circuit[edit]

Singles: 7 (6–1)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard (5–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 7 March 2005 Portugal F1, Faro, Portugal Hard Spain Marcel Granollers 6–2, 6–7(3–7), 6–3
Winner 2. 21 March 2005 Portugal F3, Lagos, Portugal Hard Spain Marcel Granollers 6–1, 6–3
Winner 3. 17 October 2005 Venezuela F5, Caracas, Venezuela Hard Venezuela Piero Luisi 7–5, 6–2
Winner 4. 6 March 2006 Nigeria F1, Benin City, Nigeria Hard Ivory Coast Valentin Sanon 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)
Winner 5. 10 April 2006 Portugal F3, Faro, Portugal Hard Portugal Rui Machado 7–6(7–4), 1–6, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 1 May 2006 Morocco F5, Rabat, Morocco Clay Algeria Lamine Ouahab 6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 11 October 2014 Portugal F9, Porto, Portugal Clay Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–0

Doubles: 14 (7–7)[edit]

Titles by Surface
Hard (6–4)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 March 2004 Portugal F2, Albufeira, Portugal Hard Portugal Leonardo Tavares Chile Juan Ignacio Cerda
Netherlands Jasper Smit
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1. 5 April 2004 Portugal F3, Lagos, Portugal Hard Portugal Bernardo Mota Chile Juan Ignacio Cerda
Netherlands Jasper Smit
7–6(7–1), 6–1
Runner-up 2. 5 July 2004 Romania F8, Galați, Romania Clay Brazil Felipe Lemos Romania Cătălin Gârd
Romania Andrei Mlendea
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 3. 21 March 2005 Portugal F3, Lagos, Portugal Hard Portugal Leonardo Tavares Sweden Richard Holstrom
Sweden Christian Johansson
Walkover
Runner-up 4. 6 March 2006 Nigeria F1, Benin City, Nigeria Hard United States Nicholas Monroe Nigeria Abdul-Mumin Babalola
Nigeria Jonathan Igbinovia
6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–3
Runner-up 5. 3 April 2006 France F4, Lille, France Hard (i) Poland Filip Urban Switzerland Stéphane Bohli
Russia Artem Sitak
6–1, 6–2
Winner 2. 10 April 2006 Portugal F3, Faro, Portugal Hard Portugal Gonçalo Nicau Germany Sebastian Fitz
Netherlands Jasper Smit
6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. 6 May 2006 Morocco F5, Rabat, Morocco Clay Tunisia Walid Jallali Italy Enrico Burzi
Czech Republic Dušan Karol
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 3. 24 May 2013 Portugal F7, Coimbra, Portugal Hard Portugal Gonçalo Falcão Spain Carlos Boluda-Purkiss
Spain Roberto Ortega-Olmedo
7–6(7–4), 7–6(9–7)
Winner 4. 23 February 2014 Portugal F3, Faro, Portugal Hard Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva Spain Juan-Samuel Arauzo-Martinez
Spain Jaime Pulgar-Garcia
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 7. 23 August 2014 Italy F28, Este, Italy Clay Italy Lorenzo Giustino Italy Francesco Picco
Italy Walter Trusendi
4–6, 6–7(8-10)
Winner 5. 5 October 2014 Portugal F8, Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal Hard Portugal Leonardo Tavares Portugal Romain Barbosa
Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva
6–1, 3–6, [10–4]
Winner 6. 11 October 2014 Portugal F9, Porto, Portugal Clay Portugal Leonardo Tavares Portugal Romain Barbosa
Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva
2–6, 6–3, [10–6]
Winner 7. 19 October 2014 Portugal F10, Ponta Delgada, Portugal Hard Portugal Gonçalo Falcão Portugal Romain Barbosa
Portugal Frederico Ferreira Silva
6–4, 6–2

Exhibition[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 18 June 2011 United Kingdom Liverpool, United Kingdom Grass Chile Fernando González 6–1, 7–6(7–6)

Performance timelines[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 through 2013 Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II Quarterfinal.

Singles[edit]

Tournament/Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A 1R 2R 3R A A 0 / 3 3–3 50%
French Open A A A Q3 1R 1R Q2 1R Q1 A A 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Wimbledon A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 4 0–4 0%
US Open A A A A 1R 1R 1R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 4 0–4 0%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 0–3 0–3 1–4 2–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 14 3–14 18%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A A 1R A 2R A A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Miami A A A A A 3R Q1 2R 2R A A 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Monte Carlo A A A A A A Q1 QF 2R A A 0 / 2 4–2 67%
Rome A A A A A A A Q1 A A A 0 / 0 0–0 N/A
Madrid1 A A A A A A A A Q2 A A 0 / 0 0–0 N/A
Paris A A A A A Q2 A A A A 0 / 0 0–0 N/A
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 4–2 3–3 0–0 0–0 0 / 7 9–7 56%
National Representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0 N/A
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z1 Z1 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z1 Z1 Z2 A 0 / 10 18–10 64%
Career statistics
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 0 0 1 2 4 17 13 17 12 0 0 66
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Hard Win–Loss 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 9–7 1–7 3–7 5–5 0–0 0–0 0 / 24 19–30 39%
Clay Win–Loss 0–2 2–1 4–1 1–2 5–2 8–9 11–5 8–9 6–7 1–0 0–0 0 / 35 46–38 55%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 7 1–7 13%
Carpet Win–Loss 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 Discontinued 0 / 0 1–1 50%
Outdoor Win–Loss 1–2 2–1 4–1 1–2 5–4 17–17 10–12 11–17 11–12 1–0 0–0 0 / 63 63–68 48%
Indoor Win–Loss 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 3 4–8 33%
Overall Win–Loss 1–2 3–1 4–2 1–5 5–4 18–18 12–13 11–18 11–13 1–0 0–0 0 / 66 67–76 47%
Win (%) 33% 75% 67% 17% 56% 50% 48% 38% 46% 100% N/A 46.85%
Year-End Ranking 623 279 154 144 110 69 101 102 134 828 $ 1,394,028

1Held as Hamburg Masters (outdoor clay) until 2008, Madrid Masters (outdoor clay) 2009–present.

Doubles[edit]

Tournament/Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
French Open 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wimbledon 2R 1R 1R 0 / 3 1–3 25%
US Open 3R 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 7 2–7 22%
National Representation
Summer Olympics A Not Held A Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0 N/A
Davis Cup Z2 Z2 Z1 Z1 Z2 Z2 Z2 Z1 Z1 Z2 A 0 / 10 10–7 59%
Career statistics
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 1 1 1 0 2 6 7 4 5 1 0 28
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Finals Reached 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Hard Win–Loss 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–2 1–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 5 2–9 18%
Clay Win–Loss 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–4 5–4 1–4 4–3 1–1 0–0 0 / 20 19–21 48%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 3 1–3 25%
Carpet Win–Loss 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 Discontinued 0 / 0 1–1 50%
Outdoor Win–Loss 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–2 3–7 5–7 1–5 4–3 1–1 0–0 0 / 27 21–29 42%
Indoor Win–Loss 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 2–5 29%
Overall Win–Loss 2–2 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 3–7 6–7 1–6 4–4 1–1 0–0 0 / 28 23–34 40%
Win (%) 50% 75% 33% 0% 50% 30% 46% 14% 50% 50% N/A 40.35%
Year-End Ranking 390 371 262 168 116 227 135 245 161 616 $158,340

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
Singles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Doubles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Singles[edit]

Gil has a career 1–8 against ATP ranked top-10 players.

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Gil
Rank
2011
1. France Gaël Monfils 10 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 7–6(8–6), 6–2 82

Head-to-head vs. Top 20 Players[edit]

Gil's win-loss record against players who have been ranked world no. 20 or better is as follows:

Players who have been ranked world no. 1 are in boldface.

* Statistics correct as of September 28, 2014.

ATP Tour career earnings[edit]

Year Majors ATP wins Total wins Earnings Money list rank
2004 0 0 0 $ 6,218 676
2005 0 0 0 $ 12,566 486
2006 0 0 0 $ 57,468 250
2007 0 0 0 $ 74,860 234
2008 0 0 0 $ 170,227 153
2009 0 0 0 $ 284,235 106
2010 0 0 0 $ 255,690 111
2011 0 0 0 $ 296,190 103
2012 0 0 0 $ 221,022 132
2013 0 0 0 $ 7,025
2014 0 0 0 * $ 6,834 759
Career * 0 0 0 $ 1,394,028 413[4]
* As of 20 October 2014

National participation[edit]

Davis Cup (28–17)[edit]

Gil debuted for the Portugal Davis Cup team in 2004 and has played 45 matches in 20 ties. His singles record is 18–10 and his doubles record is 10–7 (28–17 overall).

Group membership
World Group (0–0)
WG Play-off (0–0)
Group I (5–11)
Group II (23–6)
Group III (0–0)
Group IV (0–0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (4–10)
Clay (22–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–2)
Matches by Type
Singles (18–10)
Doubles (10–7)
Matches by Setting
Indoors (4–9)
Outdoors (24–8)
Matches by Venue
Portugal (17–5)
Away (11–12)
Rubber result No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Increase3–2; 9–11 April 2004; Centre National de Tennis, Tunis, Tunisia; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Hard surface
Victory 1 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Tunisia Tunisia Haythem Abid / Malek Jaziri 7–5, 6–3, 6–2
Victory 2 IV Singles Haythem Abid 6–4, 6–3, 7–5
Decrease0–5; 16–18 July 2004; Complexo Municipal de Tenis da Maia, Maia, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa Quarterfinal; Clay surface
Defeat 3 II Singles Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarević 2–6, 4–6, 1–6
Defeat 4 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Nikola Ćirić / Dušan Vemić 6–1, 7–6(7–5), 3–6, 1–6, 4–6
Defeat 5 V Singles (dead rubber) Boris Pašanski 7–6(7–3), 2–6, 0–6
Increase4–1; 4–6 March 2005; Kadrioru Tennis Center, Tallinn, Estonia; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Carpet(i) surface
Victory 6 I Singles Estonia Estonia Mait Künnap 7–6(9–7), 6–4, 6–2
Victory 7 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Mait Künnap / Alti Vahkal 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Increase3–2; 15–17 July 2005; Estádio Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa Quarterfinal; Clay surface
Defeat 8 II Singles Algeria Algeria Lamine Ouahab 6–7(2–7), 4–6, 3–6
Victory 9 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Abdel-Hak Hameurlaine / Slimane Saoudi 6–7(3–7), 6–3, 6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Victory 10 V Singles Slimane Saoudi 4–6, 6–7(5–7), 6–0, 6–2, 6–2
Increase4–1; 23–25 September 2005; Clube de Tenis do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa Semifinal; Clay surface
Victory 11 I Singles Slovenia Slovenia Bostjan Osabnik 7–6(7–3), 6–1, 6–1
Victory 12 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Rok Jarc / Grega Žemlja 6–4, 6–2, 6–4
Decrease1–4; 10–12 February 2006; National Tennis Centre, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg; Group I Europe/Africa First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 13 II Singles Luxembourg Luxembourg Gilles Müller 2–6, 1–6 4–6
Defeat 14 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Gilles Müller / Mike Scheidweiler 6–4, 3–6, 5–7, 1–6
Increase3–2; 22–24 September 2006; Royale Tennis Club de Marrakesh, Marrakesh, Morocco; Group I Europe/Africa Relegation Play-off; Clay surface
Victory 15 II Singles Morocco Morocco Mehdi Tahiri 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
Victory 16 III Doubles (with Gonçalo Nicau) Mounir El Aarej / Mehdi Ziadi 6–1, 6–3, 6–1
Victory 17 IV Singles Rabie Chaki 1–6, 7–5, 6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Decrease2–3; 9–11 February 2007; Tbilisi Sport Palace, Tbilisi, Georgia; Group I Europe/Africa First Round; Carpet(i) surface
Defeat 18 II Singles Georgia (country) Georgia Lado Chikhladze 3–6, 6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–3), 4–6
Defeat 19 III Doubles (with Gastão Elias) Lado Chikhladze / Irakli Labadze 6–7(6–7), 7–6(9–7), 6–7(4–7), 7–5, 3–6
Decrease0–5; 21–23 September 2007; Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Group I Europe/Africa Relegation Play-off; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 20 I Singles Netherlands Netherlands Raemon Sluiter 2–6, 1–6, 3–6
Defeat 21 III Doubles (with Gastão Elias) Jesse Huta Galung / Peter Wessels 2–6, 7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Defeat 22 IV Singles (dead rubber) Robin Haase 3–6, 4–6
Increase4–1; 11–13 April 2008; Clube de Tenis do Estoril, Estoril, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Clay surface
Victory 23 II Singles Tunisia Tunisia Malek Jaziri 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
Increase5–0; 18–20 July 2008; Lawn Tennis Club da Foz, Porto, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa Quarterfinal; Clay surface
Victory 24 I Singles Cyprus Cyprus George Kallis 6–1, 6–1, 6–0
Victory 25 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Photos Kallias / Demetrios Leontis 6–2, 6–1, 5–7, 6–3
Victory 26 IV Singles (dead rubber) Photos Kallias 6–3, 6–2
Decrease2–3; 6–8 March 2009; National Tennis Centre, Nicosia, Cyprus; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Hard surface
Victory 27 I Singles Cyprus Cyprus Photos Kallias 6–0, 6–2, 6–1
Defeat 28 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Marcos Baghdatis / Photos Kallias 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 1–6
Defeat 29 IV Singles Marcos Baghdatis 2–6, 5–7, 2–6
Increase5–0; 10–12 July 2009; Office des parc Omnisport Wilaya d'Oran, Oran, Algeria; Group II Europe/Africa Relegation Play-off; Clay surface
Victory 30 II Singles Algeria Algeria Abdel-Hak Hameurlaine 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Victory 31 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Abdel-Hak Hameurlaine / Valentin Rahmine 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
Increase4–1; 5–7 March 2010; Complexo de Tenis da Maia, Maia, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa First Round; Clay(i) surface
Victory 32 II Singles Denmark Denmark Martin Pedersen 6–2, 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 6–3
Victory 33 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Frederik Nielsen / Martin Pedersen 6–4, 6–3, 6–1
Increase5–0; 9–11 July 2010; Centro de Tenis do Jamor, Cruz Quebrada, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa Quarterfinal; Clay surface
Victory 34 II Singles Cyprus Cyprus Philippos Tsangaridis 6–0, 6–1, ret
Victory 35 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Eleftherios Christou / Rareș Cuzdriorean 6–2, 6–1, 6–3
Increase3–2; 17–19 September 2010; Centro de Tenis do Jamor, Cruz Quebrada, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa Semifinal; Clay surface
Victory 36 I Singles Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Amer Delić 4–6, 3–6, 6–1, 1–6
Victory 37 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Amer Delić / Aldin Šetkić 6–1, 6–4, 4–6, 6–4
Victory 38 IV Singles Aldin Šetkić 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
Increase4–1; 4–6 March 2011; Centro Desportivo Nacional do Jamor, Cruz Quebrada, Portugal; Group I Europe/Africa First Round; Clay surface
Victory 39 I Singles Slovakia Slovakia Lukáš Lacko 6–2, 6–2, 6–1
Defeat 40 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Michal Mertiňák / Filip Polášek 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 6–0
Decrease0–5; 8–10 July 2011; PostFinance-Arena, Bern, Switzerland; Group I Europe/Africa Quarterfinal; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 41 I Singles Switzerland Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 5–7, 3–6, 4–6
Defeat 42 III Doubles (with Leonardo Tavares) Roger Federer / Stan Wawrinka 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Decrease2–3; 6–8 April 2012; Canada Stadium, Ramat HaSharon, Israel; Group I Europe/Africa Quarterfinal; Hard surface
Defeat 43 I Singles Israel Israel Dudi Sela 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Victory 44 V Singles (dead rubber) Amir Weintraub 3–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Increase5–0; 5–7 April 2013; Club Internacional de Football, Lisbon, Portugal; Group II Europe/Africa Quarterfinal; Clay surface
Victory 45 IV Singles (dead rubber) Lithuania Lithuania Kasparas Zemaitelis 6–1, 6–3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official ATP records are incomplete as they do not count two Davis Cup wins against Cyprus in 2008, and two losses against Serbia and Montenegro in 2004.
  2. ^ The official ATP records are incomplete as they do not count one Davis Cup win against Cyprus in 2008, and one loss against Serbia and Montenegro in 2004.
  3. ^ "Frederico Gil – ATP World Tour". ATPWorldtour.com. Retrieved 17 June 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.atpworldtour.com/Press/Rankings-and-Stats.aspx

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