May 9, 1983 |
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Plays||Left-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 42 (3 October 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 83 (20 May 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (2009)|
|French Open||2R (2012)|
|Wimbledon||3R (2005, 2011)|
|US Open||QF (2008)|
|Olympic Games||2R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 147 (10 October 2005)|
|Last updated on: August 27, 2012.|
Gilles Müller (born May 9, 1983) is a Luxembourgish professional tennis player. He was a US Open quarterfinalist in 2008 and is the most successful male tennis player in the history of his country. He was born and raised in Schifflange and he resides in Leudelange. His career-high ATP singles ranking is World No. 42.
In 2001, the year Muller turned pro, he reached the final of the Boys' Singles at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, but was defeated by Swiss Roman Valent, 3–6, 7–5, 6–3. Later that year, Müller won the Boys' Singles final at the 2001 US Open by defeating Taiwanese Yeu-Tzuoo Wang, 7–6, 6–2. Müller finished the year 2001 as the World No. 1 junior, posting a singles record of 72–26 throughout his junior career.
|Junior Grand Slam Tournaments|
Remarkable results against top players were Müller's victories over Andre Agassi in the semifinals of the 2004 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., over Rafael Nadal in the second round of 2005 Wimbledon, and over Andy Roddick in the first round of the 2005 US Open.
At the 2008 US Open Gilles Müller, then ranked 130, had to go through the qualification tournament. He reached the main draw, where he consecutively beat Laurent Recouderc, former No. 2 Tommy Haas, Nicolás Almagro, and fifth-seeded Nikolay Davydenko, advancing to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in his career. He had not been sure that he would even qualify, and so he had not even booked a hotel room for the tournament. He then lost to defending champion and eventual winner Roger Federer, 6–7, 4–6, 6–7.
On January 19, 2009, Müller beat Spaniard Feliciano López, 6–3, 7–6, 4–6, 4–6, 16–14, in an epic four-hour, twenty-four minute match in the first round of the 2009 Australian Open. Müller beat local favorite Bernard Tomic, 3–6, 6–1, 6–4, 6–2 in the second round, eventually losing in the third to eighth seed Juan Martín del Potro.
In September 2011, he advanced to the fourth round of the US Open, beating Frenchman Édouard Roger-Vasselin, Latvian Ernests Gulbis, and Russian Igor Kunitsyn in the first three rounds. He then lost to Rafael Nadal, whom he had already faced and lost to in the third round of Wimbledon the same year.
Gilles Müller posted his 100th singles win by defeating Australian Marinko Matosevic (7–6 (7/5), 6–4) in Atlanta Open. He reached the finals of Atlanta open, losing to Andy Roddick, 6–1 6–7 2–6.
ATP career finals
Singles: 3 (0–3)
|Runner-up||1.||August 16, 2004||Legg Mason Tennis Classic, Washington, United States||Hard||Lleyton Hewitt||3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||2.||July 25, 2005||Countrywide Classic, Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Andre Agassi||4–6, 5–7|
|Runner-up||3.||July 22, 2012||BB&T Atlanta Open, Atlanta, United States||Hard||Andy Roddick||6–1, 6–7(2–7), 2–6|
Challengers and Futures (10)
|1.||April 9, 2001||Kuwait City, Kuwait||Hard||Hermes Gamonal||4–6, 7–6(7–3), 7–6(8–6)|
|2.||February 11, 2002||Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Maximilian Abel||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)|
|3.||April 22, 2002||Montego Bay, Jamaica||Hard||Julien Cassaigne||6–3, 7–6(7–4)|
|4.||August 26, 2002||Florianópolis, Brazil||Clay||Rodrigo Monte||3–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1|
|5.||July 21, 2003||Valladolid, Spain||Hard||Iván Navarro||6–4, 6–3|
|6.||April 19, 2004||Napoli, Italy||Clay||Arnaud Di Pasquale||7–6(9–7), 6–7(1–7), 6–1|
|7.||June 28, 2004||Córdoba, Spain||Hard||Nicolás Almagro||6–1, 6–2|
|8.||April 7, 2008||Humacao, Puerto Rico||Hard||Iván Miranda||7–5, 7–6(7–2)|
|9.||May 26, 2008||Izmir, Turkey||Hard||Kristian Pless||7–5, 6–3|
|10.||June 5, 2011||Nottingham, Great Britain||Grass||Matthias Bachinger||7–6(7–4), 6–2|
|Grand Slam (0)|
|Tennis Masters Cup (0)|
|ATP Masters Series (0)|
|ATP Tour (0)|
|1.||August 6, 2001||Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Clay||Mike Scheidweiler|| Steve Adamson
|2.||June 21, 2004||Andorra la Vella, Andorra||Hard||Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi|| Santiago González
|3.||September 12, 2010||Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France||Hard||Édouard Roger-Vasselin|| Andis Juška
|6–0, 2–6, [13–11]|
|4.||September 30, 2012||Orléans, France||Hard||Lukáš Dlouhý|| Xavier Malisse
|6–2, 6–7(5–7), [10–7]|
|1||February 11, 2002||Glasgow, United Kingdom||Hard||Mike Scheidweiler|| Yves Allegro
|2||January 24, 2005||Heilbronn, Germany||Carpet||Gilles Elseneer|| Sébastien de Chaunac
|6–2, 3–6, 6–3|
|3||June 27, 2005||Córdoba, Spain||Hard||Nicolas Mahut|| Sergiy Stakhovsky
|7–5, 5–7, 6–1|
|4||February 19, 2007||Besançon, France||Hard||Grégory Carraz|| Christopher Kas
|5||July 30, 2007||Segovia, Spain||Hard||Michel Kratochvil|| Rohan Bopanna
|6||April 28, 2008||Lanzarote, Spain||Hard||Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi|| Rik de Voest
Singles Performance Timeline
Current till 2013 French Open.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||3R||1R||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||3–4|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|Shanghai Masters||Not Masters Series||A||A||A||A||0–0|
|Hamburg Masters||A||A||A||A||A||Not Masters Series||0–0|
|Year End Ranking||69||76||105||117||95||248||134||54||67||$2,043,728|
Doubles Performance Timeline
Current as far as the 2012 US Open (tennis).
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- Gilles Müller at atpworldtour.com
- [`http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/Sock-slips-past-Bogomolov-at-Atlanta-Open/articleshow/15013866.cms "Sock slips past Bogomolov at Atlanta Open"]. 17 July 2012.
- "Roddick lifts Atlanta trophy". Retrieved 2012-07-23.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gilles Müller.|
- Gilles Müller at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Muller Recent Match Results
- Muller World Ranking History
- Luxembourg Men Recent Match Results