Robby Ginepri

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Robby Ginepri
Robby Ginepri at the 2010 US Open 04.jpg
Country  United States
Residence Acworth, Georgia
Born (1982-10-07) October 7, 1982 (age 32)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height 6 ft 0in (182 cm)
Turned pro 2001
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,777,769
Singles
Career record 186–201
Career titles 3
Highest ranking No. 15 (December 26, 2005)
Current ranking No. 204 (August 18, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2004)
French Open 4R (2008, 2010)
Wimbledon 4R (2004)
US Open SF (2005)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2008)
Doubles
Career record 20–73
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 134 (January 12, 2004)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2005, 2006, 2009)
French Open 1R (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009)
Wimbledon 2R (2007)
US Open 2R (2001, 2003)
Last updated on: October 7, 2013.

Robert Louis ("Robby") Ginepri (born October 7, 1982) is an American professional tennis player. He has earned three ATP titles in his career and achieved a career-high ranking of world no. 15 in singles. His best Grand Slam result was the semifinals of the 2005 US Open, where he lost to Andre Agassi.

Early life[edit]

Robby Ginepri is of Luxembourgish ancestry. He attended Joseph Wheeler High School, located in Marietta, Georgia. He graduated as a member of the class of 2001.

Career[edit]

2005[edit]

Ginepri had a breakout year in 2005. In August, he reached the semifinals of an ATP Masters Series tournament for the first time in his career, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He beat 2005 French Open runner-up Mariano Puerta in the first round, David Ferrer in the second round, 1998 French Open champion Carlos Moyá in the third round, and two-time Grand Slam singles titlist Marat Safin in the quarterfinals. He then lost to world no. 1 Roger Federer in the semifinals.

His summer hardcourt record was 14–3 when he arrived two weeks later at the US Open as an unseeded player. After defeating Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the first round, and Andy Roddick's conqueror, Gilles Müller, in the second round, both in straight sets, Ginepri then put together three consecutive five-set wins, defeating Tommy Haas in the third round, Richard Gasquet in the fourth round, and Guillermo Coria in the quarterfinals. He then lost to Andre Agassi in the semifinals in five sets. Ginepri thus became the first player in the open era to play four consecutive five-set matches at the US Open.[1]

In November at the Madrid Masters, Ginepri made it to another ATP Masters Series semifinal, before losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal. He also won the inaugural Superset Tennis tournament, a groundbreaking one-set, one-day tournament, earning him prize money of $250,000.

He finished 2005 at world no. 15 in the ATP Rankings, the highest ranking of his career.

2006[edit]

Ginepri's results in 2006 did not match his successes in 2005. He lost in the second round of the Australian Open and the first round of both the French Open and Wimbledon. At the US Open, he lost in the third round to German Tommy Haas in a fifth set tiebreaker. He finished the year ranked world no. 51 with a 24–26 record.

2007[edit]

Ginepri lost in the third round of both the Australian Open and the US Open and the first round of both the French Open and Wimbledon. He finished the year ranked world no. 134.

2008[edit]

At the tournament in Delray Beach, Florida, Ginepri lost in the semifinals to James Blake. In his next tournament, the SAP Open in San Jose, California, Ginepri was able to defeat Blake in the quarterfinals, but lost in the semifinals to Radek Štěpánek.

At the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ginepri reached the semifinals for his third consecutive tournament. Ginepri defeated Xavier Malisse in the first round, world no. 17 Marcos Baghdatis in the second round, and Ernests Gulbis in the quarterfinals, before falling to Kevin Anderson. Ginepri then played the Tennis Masters Series Pacific Life Open in Indian Wells, California, losing in the second round to Carlos Moyá.

At the Hypo Group Tennis International in Pörtschach, Austria, Ginepri lost in the quarterfinals to Juan Mónaco. He then made it to the fourth round of the French Open, before losing to 24th-seeded Fernando González.

On grass, Ginepri lost in the second round of The Artois Championships in London to Andy Roddick and the first round of Wimbledon to Gonzalez.[2]

On June 23, 2008, Ginepri's ranking was world no. 59, a rise of 112 places since January 28, 2008.

Ginepri then made his Olympic debut tennis at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, losing in the first round.

In July, Ginepri made his debut in the World Team Tennis league, playing for the new Washington Kastles team.

2009[edit]

At the US Open, Ginepri advanced to the second round, before losing to Nicolás Almagro in five sets.

2010[edit]

Ginepri lost in the first round of the Australian Open. He beat Sam Querrey in four sets in the first round of the French Open and Potito Starace in the second round. He beat no. 16 Juan Carlos Ferrero in five sets, advancing to play in the fourth round, where he lost against Novak Djokovic in four sets. He was the only unseeded player left in the competition, along with qualifier Gabashvili, and the last American in the men's field.

He lost to Robin Söderling in straight sets in the first round of Wimbledon.[3]

In October, Ginepri was involved in a biking accident causing him to have surgery on his arm. He didn't return to the pro tour until July 2011.

2011[edit]

Ginepri participated in the Atlanta Tennis Championships as a wildcard. His first match was against fellow wildcard Tommy Haas.

He received a wildcard to the US Open, where he defeated Brazilian João Souza in the first round in a four-set match. He then lost to John Isner in the second round.

2013[edit]

In the early part of the year, Ginepri won a Futures event and made the final of a Challenger tournament.

Ginepri made it to the quarterfinals of the US Clay Court Championship in Houston before losing to Juan Mónaco.

He failed to qualify for the French Open and did not participate in Wimbledon.

2014[edit]

Having competed in futures tournaments through ought the start of the season, Ginepri participated in his first Challenger at the 2014 Sarasota Open, retiring after one match in the first round of qualifying.[4]

After winning the USTA wildcard position for the 2014 French Open, he lost to Rafael Nadal in the first round, 6-0, 6-3, 6-0.

Personal[edit]

Ginepri was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and graduated from Joseph Wheeler High School in Marietta, Georgia. Ginepri currently lives in Acworth, Georgia. He owns the Olde Town Athletic Club in Marietta. His father, Rene, who is originally from Luxembourg, is a systems analyst and his mother, Nancy, is a second grade teacher.

He was briefly linked with actress Minnie Driver. Married Josephine Stafford on September 29, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.

On February 22, 2007, Ginepri participated on Spike TV's Pros vs. Joes with Rik Smits, Rob Dibble, and Andre Rison.

Career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (3–0)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (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 (3–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. July 13, 2003 Newport, US Grass Austria Jürgen Melzer 6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–1
Winner 2. July 24, 2005 Indianapolis, US Hard United States Taylor Dent 4–6, 6–0, 3–0 ret.
Winner 3. July 26, 2009 Indianapolis, US (2) Hard United States Sam Querrey 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (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 (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. July 27, 2003 Indianapolis, US Hard United States Diego Ayala Croatia Mario Ančić
Israel Andy Ram
6–2, 6–7(3–7), 5–7

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A A 2R 4R 1R 2R 3R LQ 1R 1R A LQ A A 7–7
French Open A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 4R 1R 4R A LQ LQ 1R 6–9
Wimbledon A A 1R 4R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R A LQ A A 3–8
US Open 2R 1R 3R 1R SF 3R 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R LQ 15–12
Win–Loss 1–1 0–2 3–3 6–4 5–4 3–4 4–4 4–3 1–4 3–4 1–1 0–1 0–0 0–1 31–36
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A QF 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R A 1R A 2R A 1R 7–9
Miami 1R 1R QF 3R 2R 3R 1R A A 1R A A 1R A 8–9
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0–0
Rome A A A 1R A 2R 1R A A A A A A A 1–3
Madrid A A 3R 2R SF QF 2R 3R A A A A A A 12–6
Hamburg A A A 1R A 1R 1R A NMS 0–3
Canada A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 2R A A A A A A 1–5
Cincinnati A 1R QF 1R SF 3R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R LQ LQ 2R 13–11
Shanghai NMS LQ A A A A 0–0
Paris A A 1R A 3R 3R A 1R A A A A A 3–4
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 3–3
Year End Ranking 175 100 32 63 15 51 134 51 100 144 311 287 214

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 !2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L SR
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 0–3 0 / 3
French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–4 0 / 4
Wimbledon 1R 2R 1–2 0 / 2
US Open 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2–13 0 / 13
Win–Loss 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–3 0–3 0–2 1–3 0–1 0–3 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–0 3–22 0 / 22

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