Marcel Granollers

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Marcel Granollers
Marcel Granollers 2013 València - 1.jpeg
Country  Spain
Residence Barcelona, Spain
Born (1986-04-12) 12 April 1986 (age 28)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2003
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $4,770,194
Singles
Career record 144-161 (47.21%)
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 19 (23 July 2012)
Current ranking No. 42 (18 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2009, 2010, 2012)
French Open 4R (2012, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2009, 2010, 2014)
US Open 4R (2013)
Doubles
Career record 190–121
Career titles 10
Highest ranking No. 4 (25 February 2013)
Current ranking No. 23 (07 April 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2013)
French Open F (2014)
Wimbledon QF (2008, 2010)
US Open SF (2010, 2012)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2008, 2011)
Last updated on: April 13, 2014.
This is a Catalan name. The first family name is Granollers and the second is Pujol.

Marcel Granollers Pujol (Catalan: [mərˈsɛɫ ɣɾənuˈʎes puˈʒɔɫ], Spanish: [marˈθel ɣɾanoˈʎers puˈʝol]; born 12 April 1986) is a tennis player from Spain who turned professional in 2003. He reached his career-high singles ranking of World No. 19 in July 2012, and his highest doubles ranking of World No. 4 in February 2013.[1] Granollers has won 4 singles titles and 9 doubles titles, including the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals.

Career[edit]

2006[edit]

Granollers made the first round of the Wimbledon tournament in 2006, but lost to Andrei Pavel. In the qualifying rounds, he beat Stéphane Robert, Konstantinos Economidis and Marco Chiudinelli.[2]

2007[edit]

In 2007, Granollers won the Naples and Rome Challengers for doubles with Flavio Cipolla, and the Maspalomas Challenger for doubles with Marc López. At the 2007 French Open, he made the second round of the men's doubles tournament with Feliciano López before they lost in three close sets to the number 4 seeds Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjić, who won 7–5, 1–6, 6–4. He lost at the French and Wimbledon Championships both times in the second round of qualifying for the main draws.

2008[edit]

2008 saw Granollers qualify for the 2008 Australian Open Singles Draw, but lost to Evgeny Korolev 7–5, 6–2, 6–0 in the first round.[3] He reached the quarterfinals of the 2008 Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco, Mexico, an International Series Gold tournament, before losing to José Acasuso 7–6, 6–3. On 20 April, he won his first ATP singles title at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, defeating World No. 8 James Blake in the final.[4] He had saved two match points in the semi-finals.[5] The previous day, he and Pablo Cuevas lost in the doubles final. Following Rafael Nadal's announcement that he would not play the Davis Cup Final at Argentina on 21–23 November, Spain's Captain Emilio Sánchez announced that Marcel Granollers would replace Nadal. This was Granollers' first Davis Cup appearance, although he did not play any matches.

2009[edit]

In 2009, Granollers won three ATP doubles titles at the 2009 Brasil Open, the 2009 Copa Telmex, and the 2009 Kremlin Cup, teaming up with Tommy Robredo, Alberto Martín, and Pablo Cuevas respectively.

2010[edit]

In the 1st round of the 2010 Australian Open, Granollers pulled off a remarkable comeback when he recovered from 2 sets down against world no.8 and French Open finalist, Robin Söderling. He then lost to Alejandro Falla in the 2nd round.

2011[edit]

Granollers lost in the first round of the Australian Open to eventual champion Novak Djokovic, and he didn't win consecutive matches until the 2011 Miami Masters, where he got to the fourth round.[6] In July, he beat Stanislas Wawrinka, Mikhail Youzhny, and Fernando Verdasco to win his first title of the year and his second career title at the 20.11 billionédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad.[7][8] In the US Open, he reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, to break into the Top 30.[9] In November, Granollers claimed the title at the Valencia Open 500 by defeating Juan Mónaco 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(3) and said, "Winning here has been the biggest achievement in my whole career."[10] He beat four Top 20 players: Alexandr Dolgopolov, Marin Čilić, Gaël Monfils and Juan Martín del Potro en route to the final at the ATP World Tour 500 tournament.[10] Granollers played for the victorious Spain Davis Cup team in 2011, losing the doubles rubber (with Fernando Verdasco) in the quarter final against United States.[11]

2012[edit]

Marcel Granollers reached the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time at French Open 2012, losing to David Ferrer 6–3, 6–2, 6–0.[12] Granollers lost to Marin Čilić in the final match of Croatia Open on 15 July 2012.[13] Playing doubles alongside countryman Marc López, he went 3–4 in finals, winning titles at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad and Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Granollers and Lopez were the first Spanish pair to play at the season-ending championships since Sergio Casal and Emilio Sánchez in 1994.[14]

2013[edit]

Granollers was defeated by Wimbledon champion Andy Murray in the second round of the Rogers Cup.

Playing style[edit]

Granollers' good serve and net skills account for his excellent doubles record, while his comparatively technically weak groundstrokes are underpowered, with low takebacks on both wings, but provide a decent defensive framework.[15] He is also known for his heavy grunting, so much as to result in ridicule and accusations of gamesmanship due to its loud volume and questionable timing during matches.[16][17][18]

Significant finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2014 French Open Clay Spain Marc López France Julien Benneteau
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
3–6, 6–7(1–7)

Year-End Championships finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2012 ATP World Tour Finals Hard (i) Spain Marc López India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2009 Paris Masters Hard (i) Spain Tommy Robredo Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 Italian Open Clay Spain Marc López Poland Łukasz Kubot
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2012 Canadian Open Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
1–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Runner-up 2013 Cincinnati Masters Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4–6, 6–4, [4–10]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 7 (4 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 (1–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 14 April 2008 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States Clay United States James Blake 6–4, 1–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1. 7 November 2010 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Spain David Ferrer 5–7, 3–6
Winner 2. 31 July 2011 Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 3. 5 November 2011 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Argentina Juan Mónaco 6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 2. 15 July 2012 Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay Croatia Marin Čilić 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. 3 August 2013 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Argentina Juan Mónaco 0–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Runner-up 3. 13 April 2014 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Guillermo García-López 7–5, 4–6, 3–6

Doubles: 23 (10 titles, 13 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–1)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–3)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (8–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 14 April 2008 U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Latvia Ernests Gulbis
Germany Rainer Schüttler
5–7, 6–7(3–7)
Winner 1. 14 February 2009 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauipe, Brazil Clay Spain Tommy Robredo Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Juan Mónaco
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 22 February 2009 Buenos Aires Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Alberto Martín Spain Nicolás Almagro
Spain Santiago Ventura
6–3, 5–7, [10–8]
Winner 3. 22 October 2009 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
4–6, 7–5, [10–8]
Runner-up 2. 8 November 2009 Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Spain Tommy Robredo Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 3. 15 November 2009 Paris Masters, Paris, France Hard (i) Spain Tommy Robredo Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 4–6
Winner 4. 10 January 2010 Chennai Open, Chennai, India Hard Spain Santiago Ventura Taiwan Lu Yen-Hsun
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
7–5, 6–2
Winner 5. 14 February 2010 Brasil Open, Costa do Sauipe, Brazil (2) Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Poland Łukasz Kubot
Austria Oliver Marach
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 9 May 2010 Portugal Open, Estoril, Portugal Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas Spain Marc López
Spain David Marrero
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [4–10]
Runner-up 5. 26 September 2010 Romanian Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Poland Łukasz Kubot
2–6, 7–5, [11–13]
Winner 6. 15 January 2011 Auckland Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Spain Tommy Robredo Sweden Johan Brunström
Australia Stephen Huss
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 6. 6 February 2011 Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Spain Marc López Belgium Dick Norman
Romania Horia Tecău
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 16 July 2011 Stuttgart Open, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Spain Marc López Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Philipp Petzschner
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. 4 March 2012 Mexican Open, Acapulco, Mexico Clay Spain Marc López Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 9. 29 April 2012 Barcelona Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay Spain Marc López Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–2, 6–7(7–9), [8–10]
Winner 7. 20 May 2012 Italian Open, Rome, Italy Clay Spain Marc López Poland Łukasz Kubot
Serbia Janko Tipsarević
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 14 July 2012 Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay Spain Marc López Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Winner 8. 22 July 2012 Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Marc López Colombia Robert Farah
Colombia Santiago Giraldo
6–4, 7–6(11–9)
Runner-up 11. 12 August 2012 Canadian Open, Toronto, Canada Clay Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
1–6, 6–4, [10–12]
Winner 9. 12 November 2012 ATP World Tour Finals, London, United Kingdom Hard (i) Spain Marc López India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
7–5, 3–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 12. 18 August 2013 Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati, United States Hard Spain Marc López United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
4-6, 6-4, [4-10]
Winner 10. 16 February 2014 Buenos Aires Open, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Marc López Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Argentina Horacio Zeballos
7-5, 6-4
Runner-up 13. 7 June 2014 French Open, Paris, France Clay Spain Marc López France Julien Benneteau
France Édouard Roger-Vasselin
3-6, 6-7(1-7)

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 Western & Southern Open.

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 4–7
French Open A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 4R 1R 4R 9–7
Wimbledon 1R A 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3–8
US Open A A 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R 4R 8–6
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 1–4 3–4 4–4 3–4 5–4 4–4 4–3 24–28
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 1R A 1R 3R 1R A 1–4
Miami Masters A A A A A 4R 2R 2R 1R 3–4
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2–6
Italian Open A A A 1R 1R Q1 3R QF 2R 7–5
Madrid Open A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3–7
Canadian Open A A A A A A QF 2R 1R 5–3
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1–3
Shanghai Masters NMS A A 1R A 2R 1–2
Paris Masters A A 2R A 1R 1R 2R 2R 2–5
German Open A A 1R NMS 0–1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–4 0–4 4–6 8–8 8–9 1–6 24–40
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 4–3
Year End Ranking 160 132 56 91 42 27 34 38

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Current through US Open 2013.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R SF 2R 0 / 6 8–6
French Open 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R QF F 0 / 8 12–8
Wimbledon 1R QF 1R QF 3R 1R 1R 3R 0 / 8 10–8
US Open 2R 1R 2R SF 3R SF 3R 0 / 7 14–5
Win–Loss 2–3 5–4 2–3 8–4 7–2 4–4 9–4 10–3 0 / 29 47–28
Year-End Championship
ATP World Tour Finals A A A A A W RR 1 / 2 5–3
ATP Masters Series 1000
Indian Wells Masters A A A A 1R 2R 2R A 0 / 3 2–3
Miami Masters A A A A 1R 2R SF 1R 0 / 4 4–4
Monte-Carlo Masters A A A 1R QF SF 2R 1R 0 / 5 5–4
Italian Open A A A A QF W SF 2R 1 / 4 9–3
Madrid Open (clay) As Hamburg QF SF 2R QF 2R 2R 0 / 6 9–6
Canadian Open A A A A A F QF 0 / 2 4–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A A A QF F 0 / 2 4–2
Madrid Open (hard) A QF Held as Shanghai 0 / 1 2–1
Shanghai Masters Not Held A A A 2R QF 0 / 2 2–2
Paris Masters A A F 1R A A QF 0 / 3 5-3
Win–Loss 0–0 2–1 6–2 5–4 4–4 16–6 10-8 2–4 1 / 32 45–31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marcel Granollers Player Profile". ATPWorldTour.com. 
  2. ^ Wimbledon bio
  3. ^ ATP Vault
  4. ^ "Granollers Defeats Blake To Win First ATP Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "First-Time Winner Spotlight Marcel Granollers". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Playing Activity". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Granollers Wins All-Spanish Contest To Capture Second Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 31 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Granollers Beats Verdasco To Win Swiss Open". 31 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Emirates ATP Rankings History". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Granollers Outlasts Monaco For Valencia Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 6 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Davis Cup 2011". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Marcel Granollers". Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  13. ^ "Marin Cilic beats Marcel Granollers to win Croatia Open". 16 July 2012. 
  14. ^ "Granollers/Lopez Win Biggest Title of Their Careers in London". ATPWorldTour.com. 12 November 2012. 
  15. ^ ATP: Q&A With Marcel Granollers, 12th March 2010.
  16. ^ "Grunting plagues the men's game, too", Sports Illustrated.
  17. ^ "With Granollers, the Volume Is Out of Control", Straight Sets: Tennis Blog of The New York Times, 4th June 2012.
  18. ^ "David Ferrer dispatches groaning Granollers", stuff.co.nz, 5th June 2012.

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