Guillermo García-López

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Guillermo García-López
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the 2010 US Open 02.jpg
Country  Spain
Residence La Roda, Spain
Born (1983-06-04) 4 June 1983 (age 31)
La Roda, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $4,723,857
Singles
Career record 212–238
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 23 (21 February 2011)
Current ranking No. 32 (7 July 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2008, 2011)
French Open 4R (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 2R (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Doubles
Career record 60–107
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 86 (23 June 2014)
Current ranking No. 86 (23 June 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 2R (2007, 2009, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2009)
US Open 2R (2012)
Last updated on: 23 June 2014.
Guillermo García-López
Medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Men's Tennis
Mediterranean Games
Silver 2005 Almería Singles
Gold 2005 Almería Doubles
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is Lopez.

Guillermo García-López (born 4 June 1983 in La Roda, Castile-La Mancha) is a professional male tennis player from Spain. He has won three singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 23 in February 2011.

To date, he has collected nine wins over top-10 players, including World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2010, and World No. 3 Stanislas Wawrinka in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

He is good friends with fellow Spanish tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero, and both train at the JC Ferrero Equelite Tennis Academy in Villena, Spain.

Professional career[edit]

On 23 November 2009, García-López achieved his then career-high singles ranking of World No. 41 after winning his first round at Austrian Open. During the 2009 year, he beat 11th seed Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open, also beating Mikhail Youzhny in the second round. He fell to Julien Benneteau in the third round.

At the 2010 BNP Paribas Open, he upset World No. 9 Marin Čilić in the second round. García-López continued his good form into the next round by defeating 26th seed Thomaz Bellucci after losing the first set. However, he lost to Juan Mónaco in the fourth round.

At the 2010 Aegon International in Eastbourne, he made the final, but lost there to Michaël Llodra.

In the semifinals of the 2010 PTT Thailand Open, he recorded arguably the biggest win of his career, defeating World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, saving 24 of 26 break points, while converting his only opportunity to break Nadal.[1] He then went on to take his second title (his first on hard court) with a victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

He continued his form in the 2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. He stretched his winning streak to seven by beating Rajeev Ram and Feliciano López, before falling to Viktor Troicki in the quarterfinals. Going into the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000, he managed to battle fatigue with his newfound confidence, beating Eduardo Schwank, tenth seed Andy Roddick (who retired due to injury in the second set), and stunning seventh seed (and World No. 7) Tomáš Berdych to reach the quarterfinals. There, he went down against second seed and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic.

In 2012, he upset Andy Murray at Indian Wells in the second round. Garcia-Lopez also defeated fourth-seeded Pablo Andújar to enter the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup.[2]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (3 titles, 3 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 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–3)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (2–1)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 23 May 2009 Interwetten Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay France Julien Benneteau 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Runner-up 1. 19 June 2010 Aegon International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass France Michaël Llodra 5–7, 2–6
Winner 2. 3 October 2010 PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 28 April 2013 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 22 September 2013 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Latvia Ernests Gulbis 6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 13 April 2014 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Marcel Granollers 5–7, 6–4, 6–3

Doubles: 6 (2 titles, 4 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 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–4)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 July 2006 Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia Clay Spain Albert Portas Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Czech Republic David Škoch
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 16 July 2007 MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 4 October 2009 PTT Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Germany Mischa Zverev United States Eric Butorac
United States Rajeev Ram
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 1. 8 January 2010 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Spain Albert Montañés Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 28 July 2013 Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Pablo Andújar United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 2 March 2014 Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil Clay (i) Austria Philipp Oswald Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
5–7, 6–4, [15–13]

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 till 2014 French Open.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 9–10
French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 4R 9–11
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 7–10
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 5–9
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 2–4 2–4 6–4 3–4 2–4 6–4 2–4 0–4 4–3 30–40
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R 3R A A 8–6
Miami Masters A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R A 3R 5–7
Monte-Carlo Masters A 1R A 3R LQ A 1R 2R A A QF 5–4
Rome Masters A A A A A LQ 3R 1R 2R A A 3–3
Madrid Masters A A A LQ LQ 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 6–6
Canada Masters A A A A A 1R A A A A 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A A A LQ A 3R A 1R A A 2–2
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series 1R QF 2R Q2 A 4–3
Paris Masters A A A LQ LQ A A 2R 1R 1R 1–3
Hamburg Masters A A 2R 1R A Not Masters Series 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–4 1–2 2–6 11–6 5–8 5–5 0–2 29–35
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 2–5
Year End Ranking 129 91 68 90 62 41 33 39 76 62

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.

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australia Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 3–8
France French Open 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3–7
United Kingdom Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–6
United States US Open 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3–7
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 3–4 0–3 0–4 2–4 0–4 3–2 9–28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "García-López holds off perse Nadal, faces Nieminen for title". ATP World Tour. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Janko Tipsarevic storms into Mercedes Cup quarterfinals". The Times Of India. 12 July 2012. 

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