Marcelo Filippini

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Marcelo Filippini
Country  Uruguay
Residence Montevideo, Uruguay
Born (1967-08-04) 4 August 1967 (age 47)
Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1987
Retired 2000
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,034,890
Singles
Career record 244–250
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 30 (6 August 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1993)
French Open QF (1999)
Wimbledon 1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
US Open 2R (1997, 1998)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 2R (1996)
Doubles
Career record 67–75
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 34 (31 July 1989)
Last updated on: 21 May 2013.

Marcelo Filippini (born 4 August 1967, in Montevideo) is a former professional tennis player from Uruguay.

In 1996, Filippini played what was longest known game in ATP Tour history at Casablanca, going to deuce 20 times with Alberto Berasategui in one game of a 6–2, 6–3 first round loss. The game lasted 28 minutes.

Filippini's best performance at a Grand Slam event came at the French Open in 1999, where he reached (as a qualifier without dropping a set) the quarterfinals before being knocked-out by eventual champion Andre Agassi. He also reached the quarterfinals of the 1993 Rome Masters.

Singles finals[edit]

Singles: 10 (5 titles – 5 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (5–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Draw Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 17 July 1988 Båstad, Sweden 48 Clay Italy Francesco Cancellotti 2–6, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1. 25 September 1988 Bari, Italy 32 Clay Austria Thomas Muster 6–2, 1–6, 5–7
Winner 2. 13 August 1989 Prague, Czechoslovakia 32 Clay Austria Horst Skoff 7–5, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 2. 11 November 1990 Itaparica, Brazil 32 Hard Sweden Mats Wilander 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 5 May 1991 Madrid, Spain 32 Clay Spain Jordi Arrese 2–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 12 June 1994 Florence, Italy 32 Clay Australia Richard Fromberg 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 4. 28 May 1995 Bologna, Italy 32 Clay Chile Marcelo Rios 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 5. 21 April 1996 Bermuda, Bermuda 32 Clay United States MaliVai Washington 7–6(8–6), 4–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 4 May 1997 Atlanta, USA 32 Clay Australia Jason Stoltenberg 7–6(7–2), 6–4
Winner 5. 25 May 1997 St. Pölten, Austria 32 Clay Australia Patrick Rafter 7–6(7–2), 6–2

Doubles finals[edit]

Doubles: 5 (3 titles – 2 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Draw Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 2 October 1988 Palermo, Italy 32 Clay Peru Carlos di Laura Argentina Alberto Mancini
Argentina Christian Miniussi
6–2, 6–0
Runner-up 1. 22 April 1990 Nice, France 16 Clay Austria Horst Skoff Argentina Alberto Mancini
France Yannick Noah
4–6, 6–7
Winner 2. 14 June 1992 Florence, Italy 32 Clay Brazil Luiz Mattar South Africa Royce Deppe
South Africa Brent Haygarth
6–4, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 11 November 1992 Athens, Greece 16 Clay Netherlands Mark Koevermans Spain Tomas Carbonell
Spain Francisco Roig
3–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 6 November 1994 Montevideo, Uruguay 16 Clay Brazil Luiz Mattar Spain Sergio Casal
Spain Emilio Sánchez
7–6, 6–4

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Ricardo Fabini
Flagbearer for  Uruguay
Atlanta 1996
Succeeded by
Mónica Falcioni