Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo

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Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo
Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo at the 2010 US Open 02.jpg
Country  Spain
Residence Alicante, Spain
Born (1978-01-06) 6 January 1978 (age 36)
Alicante, Spain
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$1,553,041
Singles
Career record 62–109
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 50 (2 October 2006)
Current ranking No. 98 (29 April 2013)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1R (2004, 2007, 2011, 2013)
French Open 4R (2006)
Wimbledon 1R (2004, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012)
US Open 2R (2012)
Doubles
Career record 28–65
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 70 (19 November 2007)
Current ranking No. 118 (17 January 2011)
Grand Slam Doubles results
US Open 1R (2012)
Last updated on: 18 January 2010.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Ramírez and the second or maternal family name is Hidalgo.

Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo (born 6 January 1978 in Alicante, Spain) is a professional male tennis player from Spain. His career-high ATP singles ranking is World No. 50, achieved on 2 October 2006. His favourite surface is clay, where he has won numerous ATP Challenger Tour events.

Career[edit]

Ramirez-Hidalgo turned pro in 1998.

At the 2006 French Open, Ramirez Hidalgo reached the 4th round in a Grand Slam event for the first time in his career. Before the tournament, he had lost four consecutive times in the first round of a Grand Slam, a pattern he proceeded to return to for a further 9 appearances.

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 3 (0–3)[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 (0–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 29 January 2007 Viña del Mar, Chile Clay Spain Albert Montañés Chile Paul Capdeville
Spain Óscar Hernández
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Runner-up 2. 12 February 2007 Costa do Sauípe, Brazil Clay Spain Albert Montañés Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 3. 18 February 2007 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Albert Montañés Argentina Sebastián Prieto
Argentina Martín García
6–4, 6–2

Challenger Career Finals[edit]

Singles (11)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (11)
Titles by Surface
Hard (1)
Grass (0)
Clay (10)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 3 September 2002 Romania Brașov Clay Croatia Lovro Zovko 2–6, 6–1, 7–5
2. 7 October 2002 Spain Barcelona Clay Spain Albert Portas 4–6, 6–4, 6–1
3. 1 July 2003 Slovakia Košice Clay Czech Republic Tomáš Zíb 6–3, 4–6, 6–4
4. 24 May 2005 Slovenia Ljubljana Clay Italy Massimo Dell'Acqua 6–7(2–7), 5–2 ret.
5. 14 January 2008 Chile La Serena Clay Spain David Marrero 6–3, 6–1
6. 14 March 2010 Morocco Rabat Clay Spain Marcel Granollers 6–4, 6–4
7. 12 June 2010 Slovakia Košice Clay Serbia Filip Krajinović 6–3, 6–2
8. 5 July 2010 Spain Pozoblanco Hard Spain Roberto Bautista-Agut 7–6, 6–4
9. 7 April 2012 Mexico San Luis Potosí Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 3–6, 6–3, 6–4
10. 6 May 2012 Tunisia Tunis Clay France Jérémy Chardy 6–1, 6–4
11. 15 April 2013 Panama Panama City Clay Colombia Alejandro González 6–4, 5–7, 7–6(4)

Doubles (12)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0)
Grass (0)
Clay (9)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. 7 September 2004 Brașov, Romania Clay Spain Salvador Navarro Argentina Juan Pablo Brzezicki
Argentina Juan Pablo Guzmán
6–3, 6–2
2. 4 July 2005 Geneva, Switzerland Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Switzerland Stéphane Bohli
Switzerland Roman Valent
6–3, 7–5
3. 3 April 2006 Monza, Italy Clay Italy Tomas Tenconi Italy Leonardo Azzaro
Germany Christopher Kas
4–6, 6–4, [13–11]
4. 28 July 2008 Timişoara, Romania Clay Spain Daniel Munoz-de la Nava Romania Adrian Cruciat
Romania Florin Mergea
3–6, 6–4, [11–9]
5. 22 September 2008 Bucharest, Romania Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Italy Andrea Arnaboldi
Argentina Máximo González
6–3, 5–7, [10–6]
6. 14 March 2009 Rabat, Morocco Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Germany Michael Kohlmann
Germany Philipp Marx
6–4, 7–6
7. 21 March 2009 Marrakech, Morocco Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Spain Alberto Martín
Spain Daniel Munoz-de la Nava
6–3, 7–6
8. 29 March 2009 Barletta, Italy Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Uruguay Pablo Cuevas
Peru Luis Horna
7–6, 6–2
9. 11 September 2011 Sevilla, Spain Clay Spain Daniel Muñoz-de la Nava Spain Gerard Granollers
Spain Adrián Menéndez
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [13–11]
10. 17 September 2011 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Italy Marco Crugnola Czech Republic Jan Mertl
Netherlands Matwé Middelkoop
7–6(7–3), 3–6, [10–8]
11. 1 October 2011 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain David Marrero Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver
United Kingdom Morgan Phillips
6–4, 6–7(8–10), [11–9]
12. 5 November 2011 São Leopoldo, Brazil Clay Brazil Franco Ferreiro Portugal Gastão Elias
Portugal Frederico Gil
6–7(4–7), 6–3, [11–9]

Runners-up (23)[edit]

Singles (9)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (0)
Challengers (9)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0)
Grass (0)
Clay (9)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 12 May 2003 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Belgium Kristof Vliegen 6–1, 4–6, 6–0
2. 10 May 2004 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Chile Adrián García 6–3, 7–5
3. 24 October 2005 Santiago, Chile Clay Brazil Júlio Silva 6–2, 6–3
4. 18 August 2008 San Sebastián, Spain Clay Spain Pablo Andújar 6–4, 6–1
5. 15 September 2008 Todi, Italy Clay Italy Tomas Tenconi 4–6, 6–3, 6–0
6. 20 October 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Argentina Martín Vassallo Argüello 6–3, 4–6, 7–5
7. 12 September 2010 Rijeka, Croatia Clay Slovenia Blaž Kavčič 6–4, 3–6, 7–6
8. 11 September 2011 Sevilla, Spain Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver 6–3, 6–3
9. 15 April 2012 Pereira, Colombia Clay Colombia Carlos Salamanca 7–5, 2–6, 1–6

Doubles (14)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0)
ATP Masters Series (0)
ATP Tour (3)
Challengers (14)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0)
Grass (0)
Clay (15)
Carpet (0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponents Score
1. 3 September 2002 Brașov, Romania Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Germany Christopher Kas
Austria Herbert Wiltschnig
5–7, 6–4, 7–5
2. 3 June 2003 Prostějov, Czech Republic Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Czech Republic David Škoch
6–2, 6–2
3. 1 July 2003 Košice, Slovakia Clay Spain Salvador Navarro Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
2–1 ret.
4. 6 December 2004 Guadalajara, Mexico Clay Argentina Sergio Roitman Mexico Santiago González
Mexico Alejandro Hernández
7–6(7–5), 1–6, 6–3
5. 21 November 2005 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
6–0, 6–4
6. 24 September 2007 Trnava, Slovak Republic Clay Argentina Diego Junqueira Slovakia Filip Polášek
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–1, 6–4
7. 3 June 2008 Sassuolo, Italy Clay Spain Jose Antonio Sanchez de Luna Argentina Juan Martín Aranguren
Italy Stefano Galvani
5–7, 6–2, [10–8]
8. 18 August 2008 San Sebastián, Spain Clay Spain Jose Antonio Sanchez de Luna Spain Marc López
Spain Gabriel Trujillo-Soler
6–7(3–7), 6–3, [10–6]
9. 13 October 2008 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Brazil Flávio Saretta
6–3, 6–2
10. 20 October 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina Clay Brazil Thomaz Bellucci Argentina Máximo González
Argentina Sebastián Prieto
7–5, 6–3
11. 15 May 2010 Zagreb, Croatia Clay Spain Santiago Ventura Germany Andre Begemann
Australia Matthew Ebden
7–6(7–5), 5–7, [10–3]
12. 30 October 2011 São José do Rio Preto, Brazil Clay Brazil Franco Ferreiro Portugal Frederico Gil
Czech Republic Jaroslav Pospíšil
6–4, 6–4
13. 15 April 2012 Pereira, Colombia Clay Argentina Sebastián Decoud Argentina Martín Alund
Argentina Guido Pella
6–6, 6–2, [5–10]
14. 7 September 2014 Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands Clay Italy Matteo Viola Netherlands Antal van der Duim
Netherlands Boy Westerhof
1–6, 3–6

Singles Performance Timeline[edit]

Current till 2013 Australian Open.

Tournament 2003 2004 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–4
France French Open 1R 4R 1R 2R 1R 4–5
United Kingdom Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
United States US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1–6
Win–Loss 0–1 0–3 3–3 0–4 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–3 0–1 5–20

Doubles Performance Timeline[edit]

Current till 2012 US Open (tennis).

Tournament 2004 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open 1R 2R 3R 3–3
France French Open 1R 1R 2R 1R 1–4
United Kingdom Wimbledon 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
United States US Open 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2–5
Win–Loss 0–3 0–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 3–3 0–3 6–17

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