Santiago Giraldo

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Santiago Giraldo
Santiago Giraldo.jpg
Country  Colombia
Residence Bogotá, Colombia
Born (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 26)
Pereira, Colombia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $2,135,222
Singles
Career record 121–135 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 30 (4 August 2014)
Current ranking No. 31 (18 August 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2010, 2011, 2012)
French Open 3R (2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2014)
US Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Doubles
Career record 11–44 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam level, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 147 (20 July 2009)
Current ranking No. 363 (10 February 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
French Open 1R (2010, 2011, 2012)
Wimbledon 1R (2010, 2011, 2013)
US Open 2R (2014)
Last updated on: 10 February 2014.

Santiago Giraldo Salazar (born 27 November 1987) is a Colombian male tennis player from Pereira in Colombia. He plays on the ATP tour and represents Colombia in the Davis Cup competition. His best tournament result is reaching the final in the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. Giraldo's career-high singles ranking is World No. 30.

ATP Tour[edit]

Since turning professional in 2006, Santiago Giraldo has competed in lower events at Buenos Aires, Bogotá and Asunción. He reached the final at Bogotá in October 2007 but he lost out in straight sets. Giraldo reached his first Grand Slam main draw at the 2007 French Open, where he lost to Novak Djoković.

Santiago played in his first major non-Grand Slam singles tournament on 12–15 March 2008, the Masters Series Pacific Life Open, where he lost to then World No. 2 and defending champion Rafael Nadal 6–3, 6–3, in the second round.[1] He had beaten Werner Eschauer in the first round after coming through two rounds of qualifying. Giraldo then qualified for the 2008 Sony Ericsson Open, where he has lost in round 1. He played in the 2008 French Open after the withdrawal of home-favourite Richard Gasquet through injury, but he had lost in the first round against Florent Serra of France.

He qualified for the 2009 French Open, but lost to Denis Istomin in the first round.

At the 2010 Australian Open, he saw off Seed No. 16 Tommy Robredo 6–4, 6–2, 6–2 in the first round. However, he lost in the second round to Łukasz Kubot 4–6, 6–3, 3–6, 1–6.

At the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome, a Masters 1000 event, he produced a heavy ground game to crush down 12th seed Juan Carlos Ferrero 6–0, 6–3 in the first round, followed by a 6–3, 6–2 win over Michaël Llodra in the second round. However his run was ended at the hands of World No. 10 and 7th seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 3–6, 4–6 in the third round.

At the 2011 Heineken Open in Auckland, New Zealand, Giraldo made it to the semi-finals, where he lost to David Ferrer 3–6, 5–7. At the 2011 Australian Open, he reached second round where he lost to Marin Čilić 3–6, 6–7, 1–6. He also reached the final of the 2011 Movistar Open where he lost to Tommy Robredo 2–6, 6–2, 6–7 despite serving for the championship at 5–3.

At the 2011 US Open, Giraldo was drawn against World No. 3 Roger Federer in the first round to whom he lost in straight sets, 4–6, 3–6, 2–6.

At the French Open he lost first round to Grega Zemlja 4–6, 1–6, 4–6.

In the first round of 2014 Heineken Open, Giraldo beat Spaniard Albert Montañés in straight sets 6-1, 7-6. His Tournament ended in the second round, losing in a thrilling 3-setter against Guillermo García-López losing 7-6(7), 2-6, 3-6.

At the 2014 Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, he reached his second ATP WORLD TOUR final, and the first one of an ATP World Tour 500 series. On the way, he defeated 3rd seeded Fabio Fognini, 10th seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber and 6th seeded Nicolas Almagro. He lost the tournament against Kei Nishikori in straight sets 2-6, 2-6.

In May 2014, Giraldo surprised Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the second round of the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open beating the 11th seeded Frenchman in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. Then he achieved his first win against a top 10, after defeating the World No. 8 and two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. He advanced to the quarterfinals but lost to Roberto Bautista-Agut.

Playing style[edit]

Giraldo is known for consistently taking huge cuts at the ball, flattening out every forehand and backhand possible when he is able to get a firm grip on the ball. However, such a style of play evidently generates a higher chance of unforced errors. Giraldo is good at returning serves.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 2 (2 runner-ups)[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 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (0–1)
Titles by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 6 February 2011 Movistar Open, Santiago, Chile Clay Spain Tommy Robredo 2–6, 6–2, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 2. 27 April 2014 Barcelona Open, Barcelona, Spain Clay Japan Kei Nishikori 2–6, 2–6

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-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 (0–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 22 July 2012 Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Colombia Robert Farah Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
4–6, 6–7(9–11)

Challenger and Futures finals[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (8)
ITF Futures (3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 9 October 2005 Colombia Medellín, Colombia Clay Argentina Luciano Vitullo 2–6, 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2. 7 May 2006 Colombia Cali, Colombia Clay Colombia Carlos Salamanca 6–4, 6–2
Winner 3. 25 June 2006 Brazil Sorocaba, Brazil Clay Brazil Eduardo Portal 7–6(8–6), 6–2
Winner 4. 23 July 2006 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Clay Mexico Bruno Echagaray 6–3, 1–6, 6–2
Winner 5. 18 March 2007 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Clay Brazil Flávio Saretta 7–6(7–4), 6–2
Winner 6. 14 October 2007 Ecuador Quito, Ecuador Clay Ecuador Giovanni Lapentti 7–6(7–4), 6–4
Runner–up 7. 2 June 2008 Germany Fürth, Germany Clay Austria Daniel Köllerer 6–1, 6–3
Winner 8. 17 January 2009 Ecuador Salinas, Ecuador Hard United States Michael Russell 6–3, 6–2
Winner 9. 17 April 2009 Mexico San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–2, 6–7(3–7), 6–2
Winner 10. 11 October 2009 United States Sacramento, California, USA Hard United States Jesse Levine 7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner–up 11. 9 November 2009 Ecuador Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 6–2, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 12. 18 April 2010 ColombiaPereira, Colombia Clay (Red) Italy Paolo Lorenzi 6–3, 6–3
Runner–up 13. 9 July 2012 Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Clay Colombia Alejandro Falla 7–5, 6–3
Winner 14. 25 March 2013 Colombia Pereira, Colombia Clay (Red) Chile Paul Capdeville 6–2, 6–4
Runner–up 15. 1 July 2013 Italy Todi, Italy Clay Spain Pere Riba 7–6 (7–5), 2–6, 7–6 (8–6)

Singles 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.

Current till 2014 Wimbledon Championships.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open LQ A A 2R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3–5
France French Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2–8
United Kingdom Wimbledon LQ A Q1 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 3–5
United States US Open Q1 LQ Q2 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–4 1–4 3–4 1–4 2–4 8–23
Olympic Games
Olympic rings with white rims.svg Summer Olympics NH A Not Held 2R NH 1–1
Davis Cup Singles
Americas Zone Group I A A 2R 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 10–3
World Group A A A PO A A PO 3–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 3–1 3–1 1–0 13–5
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
United States Indian Wells Masters A 2R 1R A 2R 3R 1R 2R 5–6
United States Miami Masters A 1R LQ 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 3–6
Monaco Monte Carlo Masters A A A A 1R A A A 0–1
Spain Madrid Masters A A A 2R 2R 1R 2R QF 6–5
Italy Rome Masters A A A 3R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2–5
Canada Canada Masters LQ A LQ 1R A A A 1R 0–2
United States Cincinnati Masters A A LQ 1R A 1R A 1R 0–3
China Shanghai Masters NMS A LQ 3R A 1R 2–2
France Paris Masters A A A 2R 1R A 2R 2–3
Win–Loss 0–0 1–2 0–1 5–6 4–7 3–5 3–6 4–6 20–33
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1
Year End Ranking 538 163 107 64 55 57 69

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

This table is current through US Open 2013.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australia Australian Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 0–5
France French Open 1R 1R 1R A 1R 0–4
United Kingdom Wimbledon 1R 1R A 1R 1R 0–4
United States US Open 1R 1R A A 2R 1–3
Win–Loss 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1-3 1–15
Olympic Games
Olympic rings with white rims.svg Summer Olympics Not Held 1R Not Held 0–1

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pacificlifeopen.com/1/news/newsarticle_722.asp Nadal beats Giraldo at Indian Wells

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