Berlocq at the 2015 French Open
|Residence||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
February 3, 1983 |
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 37 (March 19, 2012)|
|Current ranking||No. 74 (25 July 2016)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2012, 2013)|
|French Open||2R (2007, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)|
|Wimbledon||1R (2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)|
|US Open||2R (2011, 2013)|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Highest ranking||No. 50 (June 6, 2011)|
|Current ranking||No. 111 (23 May 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2011, 2012)|
|French Open||3R (2007)|
|US Open||QF (2014)|
|Last updated on: 23 May 2016.|
Carlos Alberto Berlocq (born February 3, 1983) is an Argentine professional male tennis player nicknamed Charly, Panther and Warlocq. His favourite surface is clay and he is currently coached by Walter Grinovero. Berlocq's career-high singles ranking is World No. 37, achieved in March 2012.
Berlocq started playing tennis at the age of four and has had his success on the ATP Futures and Challenger circuits. In 2004 he made six consecutive finals in the Futures events, winning three of them, two finals each in Argentina, France and Slovenia. He also made his first Challenger final in Manta, Ecuador losing to Giovanni Lapentti and then won another Futures title in Argentina.
At the end of 2005 Berlocq finished inside the top 100 for the first time on the back of strong form on the Challenger circuit where he went 44–20 in singles and won two Challenger titles in Turin defeating Alessio di Mauro and in Cordenons defeating Jérôme Haehnel. Berlocq also qualified for his first ATP main event in Stuttgart losing to Răzvan Sabău and also played doubles in Bucharest with Mariano Puerta.
Berlocq struggled to adapt his level from the Futures and Challengers to the ATP main level events and has to date achieved only limited success on the ATP, however his first win was significant. In the ATP Masters Series event in Miami Berlocq defeated the much-hyped American junior and wildcard entrant Donald Young 6–0, 6–0. Both Berlocq and Young had never won a match on the ATP and this win was achieved on hardcourt which is not Berlocq's favoured surface. After defeating Young, Berlocq then played American James Blake and lost this match, 0–6, 0–6, therefore creating an unusual achievement of winning his first ATP-level match 6–0, 6–0 and then losing by the same scoreline in the next round.
On May 29, 2007, Berlocq upset the number thirty seed Julien Benneteau in four sets 6–7, 7–5, 6–2, 6–3 at the 2007 French Open. Berlocq won his first ever grasscourt match in Den Bosch against former World No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in three sets.
At the French Open he defeated Australian Bernard Tomic, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2 in the first round.
His best result of the year was in Viña del Mar, where he defeated World No. 25 Juan Ignacio Chela in the semifinals to set up a final appearance against Juan Mónaco, which he lost. He made the quarterfinals in São Paulo, Buenos Aires, and Acapulco, losing to World No. 11 Nicolás Almagro, David Nalbandian, and Santiago Giraldo, respectively. He also made the quarterfinals in Houston, exiting against World No. 15 Feliciano López. He did not have much success in the Masters 1000 events or Grand Slams, exiting in the first or second round of each. In Umag, he made the quarterfinals, losing to World No. 19 Alexandr Dolgopolov.
He beat Maxime Authom 1–6, 7–6(5), 7–6(4), 6–2 in the first round of the Australian Open before losing to Kei Nishikori 6–7(4), 4–6, 1–6. At the French Open he lost his first round to 19th seed John Isner in straight sets. Berlocq won his first career title at the Swedish Open, defeating Fernando Verdasco in the final. He lost in the second round of the US Open in straight sets to Roger Federer, after winning his first round match against Santiago Giraldo in five sets.
ATP career finals
Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)
|Runner-up||1.||5 February 2012||VTR Open, Viña del Mar, Chile||Clay||Juan Mónaco||3–6, 7–6(7–1), 1–6|
|Winner||1.||14 July 2013||Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Fernando Verdasco||7–5, 6–1|
|Winner||2.||4 May 2014||Portugal Open, Oeiras, Portugal||Clay||Tomáš Berdych||0–6, 7–5, 6–1|
Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runners-up)
|Runner-up||1.||14 July 2008||Croatia Open Umag, Umag, Croatia||Clay||Fabio Fognini|| Michal Mertiňák
|6–2, 3–6, [5–10]|
|Winner||1.||18 July 2010||MercedesCup, Stuttgart, Germany||Clay||Eduardo Schwank|| Christopher Kas
|Runner-up||2.||23 October 2011||Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia||Hard (i)||David Marrero|| František Čermák
|Runner-up||3.||5 February 2012||VTR Open, Viña del Mar, Chile||Clay||Pablo Andújar|| Frederico Gil
|6–1, 5–7, [10–12]|
|Runner-up||4.||7 October 2012||China Open, Beijing, China||Hard||Denis Istomin|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||5.||14 July 2013||Swedish Open, Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Albert Ramos|| Nicholas Monroe
|2–6, 6–3, [3–10]|
|Winner||2.||8 August 2015||Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria||Clay||Nicolás Almagro|| Robin Haase
|5–7, 6–3, [11–9]|
Singles: 24 (17–7)
|1.||2005||Turin||Clay||Alessio di Mauro||7–5, 6–1|
|2.||2005||Cordenons||Clay||Jérôme Haehnel||7–6, 6–4|
|3.||2005||Buenos Aires||Clay||Diego Hartfield||7–5, 3–6, 6–4|
|4.||2006||Naples||Clay||Pablo Cuevas||6–3, 7–5|
|5.||2007||Barletta||Clay||Werner Eschauer||3–6, 7–6, 2–0 ret.|
|6.||2007||Turin||Clay||Boris Pašanski||6–4, 6–2|
|7.||2010||Reggio Emilia||Clay||Pablo Andújar||6–0, 7–6(7–1)|
|8.||2010||San Benedetto||Clay||Daniel Gimeno-Traver||6–3, 4–6, 6–4|
|9.||2010||Todi||Clay||Marcel Granollers||6–4, 6–3|
|10.||2011||Turin||Clay||Albert Ramos||6–4, 6–3|
|11.||2011||Todi||Clay||Filippo Volandri||6–3, 6–1|
|12.||2011||Palermo||Clay||Adrian Ungur||6–1, 6–1|
|13.||2011||Buenos Aires||Clay||Gastão Elias||6–1, 7–6(7–3)|
|14.||2011||Montevideo||Clay||Máximo González||6–2, 7–5|
|15.||2014||Porto Alegre||Clay||Diego Schwartzman||6–4, 4-6, 6-0|
|16.||2015||São Paulo||Clay||Kimmer Coppejans||6-3, 6-1|
|17.||2016||Blois||Clay||Steve Darcis||6-2, 6-0|
Doubles: 13 (6–7)
|Runners-up||12.||11 September 2010||Rijeka, Croatia||Clay||Rubén Ramírez Hidalgo|| Adil Shamasdin
|6–1, 6–7(9–11), [5–10]|
|Winner||13.||13 November 2011||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Clay||Eduardo Schwank|| Marcel Felder
|6–7(1–7), 6–4, [10–7]|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Year End Ranking||132||85||157||255||66||60||66||41||72||111|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
- "Stellar Djokovic Dismantles Berlocq". TennisNow.com. September 1, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2010.
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