Marco Chiudinelli

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Marco Chiudinelli
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Country   Switzerland
Residence Füllinsdorf, Switzerland
Born (1981-09-10) 10 September 1981 (age 32)
Basel, Switzerland
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2000
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,509,553
Singles
Career record 46–82
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 52 (22 February 2010)
Current ranking No. 204 (28 April 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2010)
French Open 2R (2010)
Wimbledon 1R (2010)
US Open 3R (2006, 2009)
Doubles
Career record 22–40
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 118 (2 November 2009)
Current ranking No. 599 (28 April 2014)
Last updated on: 9 November 2011.

Marco Chiudinelli (born 10 September 1981 in Basel, Switzerland) is a tennis player from Switzerland.[1]

Biography[edit]

Marco is the only child of father Lorenzo Chiudinelli and mother Reni, (both information technology specialists). Marco grew up in Münchenstein in the district of Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. He attended schools in Münchenstein and Basel. Marco speaks German, (dialect Baseldytsch), English, and French. In his childhood, he met Roger Federer. The pair often played squash, table tennis, football, and tennis together. A region-wide top tennis group was formed when the pair was eight years old; despite playing for different clubs, they became members.[2]

Career[edit]

Marco Chiudinelli turned professional in 2000. He has competed for the Switzerland Davis Cup team from 2005–2007 and in 2009 and 2012, winning four matches and losing five. His best performances at a Grand Slam were at the 2006 US Open and the 2009 US Open, where he reached the third round as a qualifier both times.

At the 2006 US Open as a qualifier, he defeated Feliciano López, 3–6, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 in the second round. He then fell to 25th seed Richard Gasquet, 7–6, 6–3, 2–6, 7–6. At the 2009 US Open, he again reached the third round as a qualifier. He defeated Potito Starace, 7–6, 7–6, 6–0, and then defeated former top-10 player Mikhail Youzhny, 2–6, 7–6, 6–4, 6–3. He lost to eighth seed Nikolay Davydenko, 4–6, 5–7, 5–7.

Marco entered the 2009 PTT Thailand Open as a qualifier. He defeated German qualifier Florian Mayer in the first round, 6–3, 6–3, and followed that up with a second-round win over former world no. 1 Marat Safin, 6–3, 7–6. Chuidinelli lost a three-set match to top seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals.

Chiudinelli reached the semifinals in Basel, his hometown tournament. He defeated eighth seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, 7–6, 3–6, 7–5. He defeated his countryman, qualifier Michael Lammer. He defeated Richard Gasquet, 6–1, 6–3, to reach the semifinals, before losing to compatriot and world no. 1 Roger Federer, 6–7, 3–6.

Chiudinelli qualified for the main draw of the 2010 Australian Open and reached the second round, taking a set off world no. 3 Novak Djokovic in a 6–3, 1–6, 1–6, 3–6 defeat. Two weeks later as a result of his play in 2009, he was awarded the Comeback Player of the Year Award in the 2009 ATP World Tour Awards.[3]

At the 2010 French Open, Chiudinelli was accepted into the main draw by direct entry and beat Somdev Devvarman, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3 to advance to the second round for the first time. There he lost 7–6, 6–7, 6–7, 4–6, to American John Isner in a match that extended over two days because of rain.

He also played the longest ATP doubles match ever, with Stanislas Wawrinka was defeated by Lukáš Rosol and Tomáš Berdych of the Czech Republic in 1st round 2013 Davis Cup 4–6, 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 22–24. The match was played on 2 February 2013, lasting 7 hours, 2 minutes. It was the second longest ATP match ever (singles and doubles combined).

Chiudinelli represented Switzerland in the 2014 Davis Cup World Group 1R, partering with Michael Lammer to win 3-2 over Serbia.[4]

ATP career titles[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1 title, 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 (1–3)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–1)
Grass (0–2)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 17 July 2006 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer Czech Republic Jiří Novák
Romania Andrei Pavel
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 2. 13 July 2009 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass Germany Andreas Beck Germany Christopher Kas
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 2 August 2009 Allianz Suisse Open Gstaad, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Switzerland Michael Lammer Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Slovakia Filip Polášek
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 3. 15 June 2014 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass Switzerland Roger Federer Germany Andre Begemann
Austria Julian Knowle
6–1, 5–7, [10–12]

Performance timeline[edit]

Tournament Career 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Australian Open 0–0 A A A A 1R A Q3 2R Q1 A Q3 Q1
French Open 0–0 A A A A A A A 2R Q1 Q1 A
Wimbledon 0–0 A A A A A Q2 A 1R Q3 Q2 Q1
US Open 2–1 A A A 3R A A 3R 2R Q2 Q1 Q1
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 3–4 3-4 1-3 2-3 0-0
Overall Win–Loss 41–66 0–1 4–7 2–3 5–5 3–3 0–1 10–13 14–29 3–4 4-10 1-5 0-0

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