Nicholas Monroe

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Nicholas Monroe
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Nicholas Monroe at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships
Country  United States
Residence Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Born (1982-04-12) April 12, 1982 (age 32)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $426,433
Singles
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 253 (September 19, 2011)
Current ranking No. 1,168 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2007)
Wimbledon Q1 (2008)
US Open Q1 (2008)
Doubles
Career record 30–42
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 51 (August 12, 2013)
Current ranking No. 66 (November 17, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2013, 2014)
French Open 2R (2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2013)
US Open 2R (2012)
Last updated on: November 22, 2014.
Nicholas Monroe
Medal record
Tennis
Competitor for  United States
Pan American Games
Bronze 2011 Guadalajara Doubles

Benjamin Nicholas "Nick" Monroe (born April 12, 1982, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American professional tennis player. He has won three ATP Challenger titles in his career.[1]

College career[edit]

Monroe had a highly successful college career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2000 to 2004. His achievements include:

The University of North Carolina's Senior Male Student-Athlete of the Year (2003–2004) • All-American Status (2003–2004) • All-ACC Status (2002–2004) • 2nd in All-time Singles Wins (100) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill • Recipient of the Arthur Ashe Regional Sportsmanship Award (2003–2004) • National and Regional NCAA/ITF John Van Nostrand Sportsmanship Awards (2003–2004).

Professional career[edit]

2001[edit]

Nicholas competed in doubles in his first main-draw Futures match.[citation needed] He and partner (compatriot) Tripp Phillips lost in the first round of USA F21. This was the only tour event he competed in 2001.[citation needed]

2002[edit]

Monroe reached the quarterfinals of his first Futures tournament in singles play, USA F11, played in Peoria, Illinois in July.

2003[edit]

Nicholas won his first Futures doubles match, partnering Yannis Vlachos to the semifinals of Slovenia F1.[citation needed]

2004[edit]

After playing only four Futures events in 2003, Monroe played, from June, a full schedule in 2004. In his first doubles tournament of the year, he reached his first final, partnering Jonathan Igbinovia. In August he reached his first singles semifinal, at Indonesia F2 in Makassar. In October, Monroe captured his first doubles Futures title, in doubles, partnering Márcio Torres, at Venezuela F3. He won a second two weeks later, Mexico F17, playing alongside Jeremy Wurtzman. Later in November, Monroe played in his first Challenger tournament, the Puebla Challenger in Puebla, Mexico, losing in the first round to Santiago González. In doubles, he and Wurtzman reached the semifinals. Three weeks later in Guadalajara, however, he won two Challenger matches to reach the quarterfinalss.

2005[edit]

His first full year as a professional, Nicholas played ITF Circuit and USTA Pro Circuit events. He reached his first final and won his first singles title at the ITF Circuit event in South Africa, when he defeated Stephen Mitchell. Highly successful in doubles, Nick won four titles in 2005: with Jeremy Wurtzman at the USTA Pro Circuit event in Orange Park, Florida; with Izak van der Merwe at ITF Circuit events in Botswana and Zimbabwe; and with Sam Warburg at the ITF Circuit event in Israel.[citation needed]

Monroe competed in 29 events in 2005, all but one of which were Futures.[citation needed] He lost in the first round of his only main draw Challenger event singles match, to Zack Fleishman at the Cuenca Challenger. Monroe won his first singles title, South Africa F1 in late October, defeating Stephen Mitchell in the final.

2006[edit]

Nicholas started the year by winning the ITF Circuit title in Costa Rica. A month later, he won another ITF title, this time in Nigeria. He reached the semifinals of a USTA Pro Circuit event in Little Rock, before reaching back-to-back finals in India. He lost to Karan Rastogi in Delhi and defeated Sunil Kumar Sipaeya in Dehradun. He reached another ITF Circuit final in the fall in Japan, where he lost to Satoshi Iwabuchi. At the beginning of the year, Nick won consecutive doubles titles on the ITF Circuit with partner Sam Warburg in Mexico and Costa Rica.[citation needed]

2007[edit]

Nicholas began the year by attempting to qualify for the Australian Open. He defeated Jeremy Chardy in his 1st rd singles qualifying match. He reached consecutive ITF Futures events in Japan, where he lost to Gouichi Motomura both times. He won two titles at ITF Futures events in Mexico and won a USTA Pro Circuit event in Rochester, New York, where he defeated Robert Yim in the final. The fall of 2007 saw Nick reach the semifinals of USTAPro Circuit events in Manchester, Texas, where he lost to eventual champion Michael McClune, and Waikoloa, Hawaii where he lost to Lester Cook. He partnered with Izak van der Merwe to win the USTA Pro Circuit doubles title in Brownsville, Texas.[citation needed]

2012[edit]

Nicholas won the Challenger in Medellin-Colombia (doubles). His partner was the German Studle.

2013[edit]

Nicholas had his best year as a professional, finishing the year with a Doubles Ranking of 51. He won the 250 level Bastad Skistar Swedish Open Doubles Champioship with Stadler. Monroe and partner Raven Klaasen made it to the semifinals of the 2013 Aircel Chennai Open in January, falling to Benoît Paire and Stanislas Wawrinka, after a surprise quarterfinal win over the #1 Seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Daniel Nestor. He then teamed with German Simon Stadler to play the Copa Claro in Buenos Aires. They made it to the final, falling to the Italian pair of Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1–2)[edit]

Winner – 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 (1–2)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. February 24, 2013 Copa Claro, Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Germany Simon Stadler Italy Simone Bolelli
Italy Fabio Fognini
3-6, 2-6
Winner 1. July 14, 2013 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Germany Simon Stadler Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Spain Albert Ramos
6–2, 3–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 2. July 27, 2013 ATP Vegeta Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia Clay Germany Simon Stadler Slovakia Martin Kližan
Spain David Marrero
1-6, 7-5, [7-10]
Pending July 7, 2014 Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden Clay Sweden Johan Brunström France Jérémy Chardy
Austria Oliver Marach
4-6,7-6(6), (10-7)

Doubles 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. This table is current through the 2014 US Open.

Tournament 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 0–2
French Open A A 2R 1-1
Wimbledon A 2R 1R 1–2
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1–3
Win-Loss 1–1 1–3 1-4 3–8

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