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 33)
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. 167 (18 August 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)
Team competitions
Davis Cup W (2014)
Last updated on: 26 August 2014.

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 and Roger Brogle. 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, partnering with Michael Lammer to win 3-2 over Serbia.[4] His doubles victory with Lammer clinched the first round victory over Serbia, allowing Switzerland to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2004. Switzerland went on to win its first Davis Cup in history.

At the 2014 Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Chiudinelli played doubles with childhood friend and compatriot Roger Federer. They reached the final and held championship points but lost a close tiebreaker.

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]

ATP Challenger Tour[edit]

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Challenger (2–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–2)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (2–0)
Indoors (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. February 2, 2004 Serbia Belgrade, Serbia Carpet (i) Serbia Nenad Zimonjic 6–2, 6–7(2–7), 4–6
Winner 1. September 6, 2004 Ukraine Donetsk, Ukraine Hard Croatia Sasa Tuksar 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2. April 27, 2009 Spain Tenerife, Spain Hard Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. March 4, 2013 Japan Kyoto, Japan Carpet (i) Australia John Millman 6–4, 4–6, 6–7(2–7)

Doubles: 11 (2 titles, 9 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
Challenger (2–9)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–6)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoors (2–7)
Indoors (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. October 22, 2001 South Korea Seoul, Korea Hard Switzerland Yves Allegro Czech Republic Frantisek Cermak
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinsky
7–5, 6–7(8–10), 3–6
Runner-up 2. October 29, 2001 Japan Yokohama, Japan Carpet (i) Germany Sebastian Jaeger Japan Takao Suzuki
Japan Mitsuru Takada
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. November 19, 2001 Mexico Puebla, Mexico Hard Finland Tuomas Ketola Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 7–6(7–5), 1–6
Winner 1. September 30, 2002 Uzbekistan Bukhara, Uzbekistan Hard Switzerland Yves Allegro Serbia Janko Tipsarevic
Germany Jan Weinzierl
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 4. October 28, 2002 France Réunion, Réunion Island Hard Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinsky Argentina Federico Browne
Israel Jonathan Erlich
1–6, 6–4, 3–6
Runner-up 5. September 6, 2004 Ukraine Donetsk, Ukraine Hard Croatia Lovro Zovko Russia Igor Kunitsyn
Italy Uros Vico
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 6. April 25, 2005 Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia Clay Switzerland Jean-Claude Scherrer Germany Tomas Behrend
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
6–3, 1–6, 3–6
Runner-up 7. November 13, 2006 Ukraine Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine Hard (i) Croatia Lovro Zovko Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
Ukraine Orest Tereshchuk
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 8. November 3, 2008 Kazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan Hard Switzerland George Bastl Russia Mikhail Elgin
Russia Alexander Kudryavtsev
4–6, 7–6(10–8), [8–10]
Runner-up 9. March 26, 2013 Mexico San Luis Potosi, Mexico Clay Germany Peter Gojowczyk Croatia Marin Draganja
Spain Adrian Menendez-Maceiras
4–6, 3–6
Winner 2. July 21, 2014 Kazakhstan Astana II, Kazakhstan Hard Ukraine Sergei Bubka Chinese Taipei Ti Chen
Chinese Taipei Liang-Chi Huang
6–3, 6–4

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Australian Open A 1R A Q3 2R Q1 A Q3 Q1 1–2
French Open A A A A 2R Q1 Q1 A Q1 1–1
Wimbledon A A A Q2 1R Q3 Q2 Q1 Q3 0–1
US Open 3R A A 3R 2R Q2 Q1 Q1 1R 5–4
Win–Loss 2–1 0–1 0–0 2–1 3–4 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 7–8

National Participation[edit]

Davis Cup (7 wins, 15 losses)[edit]

Group membership
World Group (4–10)
WG Play-off (2–5)
Group I (1–0)
Group II (0–0)
Group III (0)
Group IV (0)
Matches by Surface
Hard (5–9)
Clay (0–5)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (2–1)
Matches by Type
Singles (6–11)
Doubles (1–4)
Matches by Setting
Indoors (7–13)
Outdoors (0–2)
Matches by Venue
Switzerland (6–6)
Away (1–9)
Rubber result No. Rubber Match type (partner if any) Opponent nation Opponent player(s) Score
Decrease2–3; 4–6 March 2005; Expo Centre, Fribourg, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 1 I Singles Netherlands Netherlands Sjeng Schalken 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 2–6
Victory 2 V Singles (dead rubber) Peter Wessels 4–6, retired
Increase4–1; 22–24 September 2006; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 3 V Singles (dead rubber) Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro Janko Tipsarevic 6–4, 6–1
Decrease2–3; 9–11 February 2007; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Carpet(i) surface
Victory 4 I Singles Spain Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–2)
Defeat 5 III Doubles (with Yves Allegro) Feliciano Lopez / Fernando Verdasco 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 7–6(7–2), 1–6, 10–12
Victory 6 V Singles (dead rubber) David Ferrer 3–6, 6–3, 6–3
Decrease1–4; 6–8 March 2009; Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Arena, Birmingham, United States; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 7 II Singles United States United States Andy Roddick 1–6, 3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Defeat 8 V Singles (dead rubber) James Blake 4–6, 6–7(6–8)
Increase3–2; 18–20 September 2009; Centro Sportivo "Valletta Cambiaso", Genoa, Italy; World Group Play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 9 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) Italy Italy Simone Bolelli / Potito Starace 2–6, 4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Decrease1–4; 5–7 March 2010; Plaza de Toros de La Ribera, Logroño, Spain; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 10 I Singles Spain Spain David Ferrer 2–6, 6–7(5–7), 1–6
Defeat 11 V Singles (dead rubber) Nicolas Almagro 1–6, 3–6
Decrease0–5; 17–19 September 2010; National Tennis Centre, Astana, Kazakhstan; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 12 I Singles Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev 4–6, 4–6, 4–6
Defeat 13 V Singles (dead rubber) Mikhail Kukushkin 2–6, 4–6
Increase5–0; 8–10 July 2011; PostFinance-Arena, Bern, Switzerland; Group I Europe/Africa Second Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 14 IV Singles (dead rubber) Portugal Portugal Joao Sousa 6–3, 6–4
Decrease0–5; 10–12 February 2012; Forum Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Clay(i) surface
Defeat 15 V Singles (dead rubber) United States United States John Isner 3–6, 4–6
Increase3–2; 14–16 September 2012; Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, Netherlands; World Group Play-offs; Clay surface
Defeat 16 V Singles (dead rubber) Netherlands Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker 2–6, 6–7(4–7)
Decrease2–3; 1–3 February 2013; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 17 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) Czech Republic Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych / Lukáš Rosol 4–6, 7–5, 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 22–24
Increase4–1; 13–15 September 2013; Patinoire du Littoral, Neuchatel, Switzerland; World Group Play-offs; Hard(i) surface
Victory 18 II Singles Ecuador Ecuador Julio-Cesar Campozano 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 7–6(9–7)
Defeat 19 V Singles (dead rubber) Gonzalo Escobar 0–6, 5–7
Increase3–2; 31 January – 2 February 2014; SPENS, Novi Sad, Serbia; World Group First Round; Hard(i) surface
Victory 20 III Doubles (with Michael Lammer) Serbia Serbia Filip Krajinovic / Nenad Zimonjic 7–6(9–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 6–2
Defeat 21 V Singles (dead rubber) Filip Krajinovic 4–6, 4–6
Increase3–2; 12–14 September 2014; Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland; World Group Semifinal; Hard(i) surface
Defeat 48 III Doubles (with Stan Wawrinka) Italy Italy Simone Bolelli / Fabio Fognini 5–7, 6–3, 7–5, 3–6, 2–6

Wins: 1[edit]

Edition Switzerland Swiss Team Rounds/Opponents
2014 Davis Cup Roger Federer
Stanislas Wawrinka
Michael Lammer
Marco Chiudinelli
1R: SUI 3–2 SRB
QF: SUI 3–2 KAZ
SF: SUI 3–2 ITA
F: SUI 3–1 FRA

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