12 April 1986 |
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 19 (23 July 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 51 (09 October 2013)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2009, 2010, 2012)|
|French Open||4R (2012)|
|Wimbledon||2R (2009, 2010)|
|US Open||4R (2013)|
|Highest ranking||No. 4 (25 February 2013)|
|Current ranking||No. 5 (22 July 2013)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2013)|
|French Open||QF (2013)|
|Wimbledon||QF (2008, 2010)|
|US Open||SF (2010, 2012)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||W (2012)|
|Davis Cup||W (2008, 2011)|
|Last updated on: December 16, 2013.|
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. Granollers has won 4 singles titles and 9 doubles titles, including the 2012 ATP World Tour Finals.
- 1 Career
- 2 Playing style
- 3 Significant finals
- 4 ATP career finals
- 5 Singles Performance Timeline
- 6 Doubles Performance Timeline
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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 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. 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. He had saved two match points in the semi-finals. 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.
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.
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. 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. 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. 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." 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. 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.
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. Granollers lost to Marin Čilić in the final match of Croatia Open on 15 July 2012. 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.
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. 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.
Year-End Championships finals
Doubles: 1 (1 title)
|Winner||2012||London||Hard (i)||Marc López|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|7–5, 3–6, [10–3]|
Masters 1000 finals
Doubles: 4 (1 title, 3 runners-up)
|Runner-up||2009||Paris||Hard (i)||Tommy Robredo|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||2012||Rome||Clay||Marc López|| Łukasz Kubot
|Runner-up||2012||Toronto||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|1–6, 6–4, [10–12]|
|Runner-up||2013||Cincinnati||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|4-6, 6-4, [4-10]|
ATP career finals
Singles: 6 (4 titles, 2 runners-up)
|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 (3–1)|
|Winner||1.||14 April 2008||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States||Clay||James Blake||6–4, 1–6, 7–5|
|Runner-up||1.||7 November 2010||Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||David Ferrer||5–7, 3–6|
|Winner||2.||31 July 2011||Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Fernando Verdasco||6–4, 3–6, 6–3|
|Winner||3.||5 November 2011||Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||Juan Mónaco||6–2, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)|
|Runner-up||2.||15 July 2012||ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia||Clay||Marin Čilić||4–6, 2–6|
|Winner||4.||3 August 2013||Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Juan Mónaco||0–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4|
Doubles: 21 (9 titles, 11 runners-up)
|Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)|
|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 (7–6)|
|Runner-up||1.||14 April 2008||U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships, Houston, United States||Clay||Pablo Cuevas|| Ernests Gulbis
|Winner||1.||14 February 2009||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauipe, Brazil||Clay||Tommy Robredo|| Lucas Arnold Ker
|Winner||2.||22 February 2009||Copa Telmex, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Alberto Martín|| Nicolás Almagro
|6–3, 5–7, [10–8]|
|Winner||3.||22 October 2009||Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||Pablo Cuevas|| František Čermák
|4–6, 7–5, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||2.||8 November 2009||Valencia Open 500, Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||Tommy Robredo|| František Čermák
|Runner-up||3.||15 November 2009||Paris Masters, Paris, France||Hard (i)||Tommy Robredo|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||4.||10 January 2010||Chennai Open, Chennai, India||Hard||Santiago Ventura|| Lu Yen-Hsun
|Winner||5.||14 February 2010||Brasil Open, Costa do Sauipe, Brazil (2)||Clay||Pablo Cuevas|| Łukasz Kubot
|Runner-up||4.||9 May 2010||Estoril Open, Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Pablo Cuevas|| Marc López
|7–6(7–1), 4–6, [4–10]|
|Runner-up||5.||26 September 2010||BRD Năstase Ţiriac Trophy, Bucharest, Romania||Clay||Santiago Ventura|| Juan Ignacio Chela
|2–6, 7–5, [11–13]|
|Winner||6.||15 January 2011||Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Tommy Robredo|| Johan Brunström
|Runner-up||6.||6 February 2011||PBZ Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia||Hard (i)||Marc López|| Dick Norman
|Runner-up||7.||16 July 2011||MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Marc López|| Jürgen Melzer
|Runner-up||8.||4 March 2012||Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, Acapulco, Mexico||Clay||Marc López|| David Marrero
|Runner-up||9.||29 April 2012||Barcelona Open, Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Marc López|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|6–2, 6–7(7–9), [8–10]|
|Winner||7.||20 May 2012||Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy||Clay||Marc López|| Łukasz Kubot
|Runner-up||10.||14 July 2012||ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia||Clay||Marc López|| David Marrero
|Winner||8.||22 July 2012||Crédit Agricole Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland||Clay||Marc López|| Robert Farah
|Runner-up||11.||12 August 2012||Rogers Cup, Toronto, Canada||Clay||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|1–6, 6–4, [10–12]|
|Winner||9.||12 November 2012||ATP World Tour Finals, London, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Marc López|| Mahesh Bhupathi
|7–5, 3–6, [10–3]|
|Runner-up||12.||18 August 2013||Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Marc López|| Bob Bryan
|4-6, 6-4, [4-10]|
Singles Performance Timeline
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 US Open 2013.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Indian Wells Masters||A||A||A||1R||A||1R||3R||1R||1–4|
|Monte Carlo Masters||A||A||A||2R||1R||1R||1R||2R||2–5|
|Year End Ranking||160||132||56||91||42||27||34||38|
Doubles Performance Timeline
Current through US Open 2013.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||2R||1R||2R||3R||1R||SF||0 / 6||8–6|
|French Open||2R||2R||2R||1R||2R||1R||QF||0 / 7||7–7|
|Wimbledon||1R||QF||1R||QF||3R||1R||1R||0 / 7||8–7|
|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||0 / 27||37–25|
|ATP World Tour Finals||A||A||A||A||A||W||1 / 1||4–1|
|ATP Masters Series 1000|
|Indian Wells||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||2R||0 / 3||2–3|
|Miami||A||A||A||A||1R||2R||SF||0 / 3||4–3|
|Monte Carlo||A||A||A||1R||QF||SF||2R||0 / 4||5–3|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||QF||W||SF||1 / 3||8–2|
|Madrid (Clay)||As Hamburg||QF||SF||2R||QF||2R||0 / 5||8–5|
|Canada||A||A||A||A||A||F||QF||0 / 2||4–2|
|Cincinnati||A||A||A||A||A||QF||F||0 / 2||4–2|
|Madrid (Hard)||A||QF||Held as Shanghai||0 / 1||2–1|
|Shanghai||Not Held||A||A||A||2R||QF||0 / 2||2–2|
|Paris||A||A||F||1R||A||A||0 / 2||4–2|
|Win–Loss||0–0||2–1||6–2||5–4||4–4||16–6||10–8||1 / 27||43–25|
- "Marcel Granollers Player Profile". ATPWorldTour.com.
- Wimbledon bio
- ATP Vault
- "Granollers Defeats Blake To Win First ATP Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008.
- "First-Time Winner Spotlight Marcel Granollers". ATPWorldTour.com. 21 April 2008.
- "Playing Activity". Association of Tennis Professionals. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- "Granollers Wins All-Spanish Contest To Capture Second Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 31 July 2011.
- "Granollers Beats Verdasco To Win Swiss Open". 31 July 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
- "Emirates ATP Rankings History". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
- "Granollers Outlasts Monaco For Valencia Title". ATPWorldTour.com. 6 November 2011.
- "Davis Cup 2011". Retrieved 16 December 2013.
- "Marcel Granollers". Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- "Marin Cilic beats Marcel Granollers to win Croatia Open". 16July 2012.
- "Granollers/Lopez Win Biggest Title of Their Careers in London". ATPWorldTour.com. 12 November 2012.
- ATP: Q&A With Marcel Granollers, 12th March 2010.
- "Grunting plagues the men's game, too", Sports Illustrated.
- "With Granollers, the Volume Is Out of Control", Straight Sets: Tennis Blog of The New York Times, 4th June 2012.
- "David Ferrer dispatches groaning Granollers", stuff.co.nz, 5th June 2012.
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