Albert Ramos Viñolas

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Albert Ramos Viñolas
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Country (sports)  Spain
Residence Mataró, Spain
Born (1988-01-17) 17 January 1988 (age 30)
Barcelona, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2004
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach José María Díaz
Noé Losmozos
Juan Ros
Prize money US$5,946,829
Singles
Career record 172–193
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 17 (8 May 2017)
Current ranking No. 39 (18 June 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2018)
French Open QF (2016)
Wimbledon 3R (2016, 2017)
US Open 2R (2012, 2016, 2017)
Doubles
Career record 22–101
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 117 (5 March 2018)
Current ranking No. 155 (2 June 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2018)
French Open 1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017)
Wimbledon 1R (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
US Open 2R (2013)
Last updated on: 2 June 2018.

Albert Ramos Viñolas (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈβert ˈramoz βiˈɲolas];[a][2] born 17 January 1988) is a Spanish professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 36 in men's singles by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).[3] He has a career-high ATP singles ranking of World No. 17, which he achieved after reaching the final of the 2017 Monte Carlo Masters, his best performance at a Masters 1000 event.

Playing style[edit]

Ramos-Viñolas has a baseline game, comparable to compatriot Rafael Nadal. He is a counterpuncher who uses a heavy topspin game to grind opponents down. He has a heavy topspin forehand, which is his strongest shot to move opponents around the court. He can also flatten out his forehand to produce clean winners. Both wings are capable of producing winners, but his flatter forehand can produce many unforced errors. He has an accurate first serve, which he uses to then set up his next shot. His first serve can break down when under pressure. He is a strong mover around the court, and he makes net approaches often. He also plays with a lot of variety, using slices and drop-shots to mix up his game. He has most success on clay, making the quarterfinals of 2016 French Open, winning his first ATP title, and reaching his first Masters 1000 final.

Tennis career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

Ramos Viñolas has participated in the finals of six Futures tournaments, four of which he won. He lost in the finals of two ATP Challenger Tour tournaments (in Seville against his compatriot Pere Riba and in Palermo against Romanian player Adrian Ungur). In 2010 he won his first Challenger final in San Sebastián, defeating Benoît Paire.

2010: First tournaments on the ATP World Tour[edit]

As World No. 167, Albert Ramos Viñolas began 2010 nearly 300 positions higher than the start of the previous season. He lost in the qualifying rounds of Doha, Sydney and the Australian Open before returning to Challenger tournaments for the next three months. After qualifying into the main draw of the Barcelona Open, and securing a straight sets victory in the first round, Ramos Viñolas defeated World No. 12 Fernando González in three close sets. Despite losing to Ernests Gulbis in the third round, his upset over Gonzalez increased his confidence going forward.

Successive losses in the qualifying rounds of the French Open, and Wimbledon led to a dip in his rankings, however success at the San Sebastian, Seville and various other Challenger tournaments, gave Ramos Viñolas a ranking of World No. 123 to finish off his season.

2011: Cracking the Top 100[edit]

Ramos Viñolas played a combination of ATP World Tour events, and Challenger tournaments over the course of 2011. Second round losses at the Chile and Argentina Open to Fabio Fognini, and Tommy Robredo respectively, gave Ramos Viñolas direct entrance into his first ATP tournaments. He tasted his first grand slam success at the French Open after a first round victory over Javier Marti. He lost to eventual quarterfinalist and World No. 5 Robin Söderling in the second round.

After victories in Milan and again at the San Sebastian Challenger, Ramos Viñolas made it to his first ATP Quarterfinal at the Romanian Open, losing to Florian Mayer in straight sets. His performance in Bucharest allowed Ramos Viñolas' ranking to peak below 100 at World No. 87. Following an impressive win over Marin Cilic in the first round of the Shanghai Masters, Ramos Viñolas finished his year at World No. 66.

2012: First ATP final and continued success[edit]

At the 2012 Indian Wells Masters, he won over Richard Gasquet to reach the third round, where he fell to Pablo Andújar. At the 2012 Miami Masters, he defeated world no. 15 player Feliciano López, then lost to Gasquet in the third round. His lone ATP final came in the 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, which he lost to reigning champion Andújar in an all-Spanish affair.[4]

2013: Mixed results and minor setbacks[edit]

At the 2013 Miami Masters, Ramos Viñolas beat world no. 14 Juan Mónaco and former world no. 4 James Blake to reach the fourth round, where he lost to Jürgen Melzer. At the 2013 Barcelona Open, he defeated Jerzy Janowicz and world no. 15 Kei Nishikori, after which Rafael Nadal defeated him in the quarterfinals.

2014: Struggles with form[edit]

2015: Resurgence to his previous best[edit]

At the 2015 Shanghai Rolex Masters, Ramos Viñolas defeated world No. 2 Roger Federer in three sets to reach the third round, where he fell to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.[5]

2016: First Grand Slam quarterfinal and first ATP title[edit]

At the 2016 French Open, Ramos Viñolas advanced to the quarterfinals by defeating eighth seed Milos Raonic in straight sets in the fourth round.[6] He then lost in straight sets to third seed Stan Wawrinka.[7] Later that year at Wimbledon, he defeated Vasek Pospisil in four sets, and then 25th seed Viktor Troicki, to reach the third round for the first time.

Ramos Viñolas next played at the Swedish Open as the third seed. He defeated Roberto Carballés Baena in straight sets, and then beat Andrea Arnaboldi in three sets. In the semifinals, he defeated top seed David Ferrer in straight sets. He won his first ATP title when he defeated fifth seed Fernando Verdasco in the final in straight sets.

He continued his good form for the year by reaching the final in Chengdu, where he lost to the young Russian Karen Khachanov in three sets.

2017: First Masters 1000 Final and cracking the top 20[edit]

2018[edit]

At the Australian Open 2018 he played in the third round against Novak Djokovic.

Significant finals[edit]

Masters 1000 finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 1–6, 3–6

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 6 (1 title, 5 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–4)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–1)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–5)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay Spain Pablo Andújar 1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 1–1 Jul 2016 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco 6–3, 6–4
Loss 1–2 Oct 2016 Chengdu Open, China 250 Series Hard Russia Karen Khachanov 7–6(7–4), 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Loss 1–3 Mar 2017 Brasil Open, Brazil 250 Series Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 4–6
Loss 1–4 Apr 2017 Monte-Carlo Masters, Monaco Masters 1000 Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 1–6, 3–6
Loss 1–4 Feb 2018 Ecuador Open, Ecuador 250 Series Clay Spain Roberto Carballés Baena 3–6, 6–4, 4–6

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)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–1)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Jul 2013 Swedish Open, Sweden 250 Series Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq United States Nicholas Monroe
Germany Simon Stadler
2–6, 6–3, [3–10]

Challenger finals[edit]

Singles: 13 (7–6)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (7–6)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 13 September 2009 Seville, Spain Clay Spain Pere Riba 6–7(2–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 27 September 2009 Palermo, Italy Clay Romania Adrian Ungur 4–6, 4–6
Winner 3. 22 August 2010 San Sebastián, Spain Clay France Benoît Paire 6–4, 6–2
Winner 4. 11 September 2010 Seville, Spain Clay Spain Pere Riba 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 5. 19 June 2011 Milan, Italy Clay Kazakhstan Evgeny Korolev 6–4, 3–0, retired
Runner-up 6. 27 June 2011 Turin, Italy Clay Argentina Carlos Berlocq 4–6, 3–6
Winner 7. 21 August 2011 San Sebastián, Spain Clay Spain Pere Riba 6–1, 6–2
Winner 8. 22 June 2014 Milan, Italy Clay Spain Pere Riba 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 9. 29 June 2014 Padova, Italy Clay Argentina Máximo González 3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. 7 September 2014 Genoa, Italy Clay Croatia Mate Delić 6–1, 7–5
Runner-up 11. 14 September 2014 Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina Clay Serbia Viktor Troicki 5–7, 6–4, 5–7
Runner-up 12. 28 September 2014 Kenitra, Morocco Clay Spain Daniel Gimeno-Traver 3–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 19 July 2015 San Benedetto, Italy Clay Italy Alessandro Giannessi 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 2 (0–2)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour (0–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 16 August 2009 Vigo, Spain Clay Spain Pedro Clar Netherlands Thiemo de Bakker
Netherlands Raemon Sluiter
6–7(5–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2. 23 August 2009 San Sebastián, Spain Clay Spain Pedro Clar France Jonathan Eysseric
France Romain Jouan
5–7, 3–6

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Round Score ARV Rank
2015
1. Switzerland Roger Federer 2 Shanghai, China Hard 2R 7–6(7–4), 2–6, 6–3 70
2016
2. Canada Milos Raonic 9 French Open, Paris, France Clay 4R 6–2, 6–4, 6–4 55
3. Austria Dominic Thiem 10 Chengdu, China Hard QF 6–1, 6–4 31
2017
4. United Kingdom Andy Murray 1 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 2–6, 6–2, 7–5 24
5. Croatia Marin Cilic 8 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay QF 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 6–2 24
2018
5. United States John Isner 9 Rome, Italy Clay 2R 6–7 (5–7) , 7–6 (7–2) , 7–6 (7–5) 41

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Current through the 2018 Monte-Carlo Masters.

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 3–7
French Open 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 4R 8–7
Wimbledon A 1R 1R A 2R 3R 3R 5–5
US Open 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3–7
Win–Loss 1–2 1–4 0–4 0–3 1–4 8–4 6–4 2–1 19–26
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A 3R 2R A 3R 3R 3R 2R 8–6
Miami Masters A 3R 4R A 2R 2R 2R A 7–5
Monte-Carlo Masters Q2 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R F 2R 9–7
Rome Masters Q2 1R 2R Q2 A 2R 1R 2–4
Madrid Masters Q1 1R A 2R 2R 2R 1R 3–5
Canada Masters A A Q1 A A A 1R 0–1
Cincinnati Masters A 1R Q1 A A 1R 3R 2–3
Shanghai Masters 2R 1R A A 3R 1R QF 6–5
Paris Masters Q1 2R Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 2R 2–3
Win–Loss 1–1 5–8 6–4 2–2 7–5 6–8 11–9 1–2 39–39
Career Statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 1–5
Year-end Ranking 66 50 83 63 54 27 23

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 3R 2–7
French Open A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 0–5
Wimbledon A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 0–5
US Open 1R 1R 2R A 1R 1R 1R 1–6
Win–Loss 0–1 0–4 1–4 0–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 2–1 3–23

Equipment and wear[edit]

He currently uses Babolat raquets and wears Joma clothes and footwear after ending his contract with Lacoste this year.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In isolation, Ramos and Viñolas are pronounced [ˈramos] and [biˈɲolas] respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "The pronunciation by Albert Ramos Viñolas himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rankings | Singles | ATP World Tour | Tennis". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2017-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Andújar vence a Ramos y refrenda el título de Casablanca" [Andújar defeats Ramos and retains the Casablanca title] (in Spanish). Terra. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Roger Federer defeated by Albert Ramos Viñolas in Shanghai Masters". The Guardian. Reuters. 13 October 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  6. ^ Newman, Paul (29 May 2016). "French Open: Milos Raonic emphatically defeated by Albert Ramos Vinolas". The Independent. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "French Open 2016: Stan Wawrinka too good for Albert Ramos Vinolas". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 

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