Daniele Bracciali

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Daniele Bracciali
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Country (sports)  Italy
Residence Arezzo, Italy
Born (1978-01-10) 10 January 1978 (age 38)
Arezzo, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired 2015 (banned)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,742,942
Singles
Career record 35–55
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 49 (May 8, 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (2006)
French Open 1R (2005, 2006, 2007)
Wimbledon 3R (1998, 2006)
US Open 1R (2005, 2006)
Doubles
Career record 144–145
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 21 (11 June 2012)
Current ranking No. 59 (17 November 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2013)
French Open SF (2012)
Wimbledon QF (2012)
US Open 3R (2011)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (2012)
French Open SF (2012)
Wimbledon 3R (2012)
US Open 2R (2012)

Daniele Bracciali (Italian pronunciation: [daˈnjɛːle bratˈtʃaːli]; born 10 January 1978) is a retired Italian tennis player. His career-high ATP singles ranking is world no. 49, achieved in May 2006. In doubles, he reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 Australian Open and the semifinals of the 2012 French Open. In mixed doubles, he reached the semifinals of the 2012 Australian and French Opens.

He was banned by the Italian Tennis Federation in 2015 for betting.

Career[edit]

Bracciali won his only ATP singles title in April 2006, at Casablanca, on clay. In the final he beat Nicolás Massú.

In his career, Bracciali has won a total of seven matches at Grand Slam tournaments, six at Wimbledon and one at the Australian Open. In 1998 and 2006, he reached the third round of Wimbledon, his best Grand Slam results. In the first round of Wimbledon in 2005, he defeated Ivo Karlović in five sets after surviving 51 aces from the Croat. He then took Andy Roddick, the previous year's runner-up (and eventual runner-up that year as well), to five sets.

2012[edit]

Recently, Bracciali has played primarily doubles. He has won five ATP titles. In 2012, he reached the third round of the 2012 Australian Open partnering Potito Starace. They were beaten by Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. Later that year at the French Open, they reached their first semifinal. They were defeated again by the eventual champions, Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor. At Wimbledon, Bracciali partnered the Austrian veteran Julian Knowle and met Mirnyi and Nestor again in the second round. This was the first time that Bracciali won against them. Bracciali and Knowle lost in the quarterfinals to Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecău.

Bracciali also partnered Roberta Vinci in mixed doubles at the 2012 Australian Open. Entering the draw as an alternate, they reached the semifinals. They lost to the fifth seeds Elena Vesnina and Leander Paes after they took the first set. At the French Open, Bracciali partnered Galina Voskoboeva. They reached the semifinals of the tournament, but lost to the eventual champions Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi. At Wimbledon, Bracciali teamed up again with Vinci and reached the third round. He played with Vinci at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and with Andreas Seppi in men's doubles at the same event.[1]

2013[edit]

In 2013, he reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in men's doubles partnering Lukáš Dlouhý. They lost to the Bryan brothers in straight sets.

Betting scandal[edit]

Following Alessio di Mauro's nine-month ban for betting on matches in November 2007, Bracciali and Potito Starace were each fined and given short suspensions from playing. Bracciali received a fine of £14,300 and a three-month ban from January 1, 2008.[2]

July and November 2007 interceptions between a businessman, Manlio Bruni, and Bracciali were found and they were extensively talking about gaining 50,000 euros each for a set won or lost depending on the match Bracciali was playing. The interceptions were published by several Italian tennis magazines.[3]

In 2015, the Italian Tennis Federation banned Bracciali and Starace lifelong.[4]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
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 (1–0)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. April 24, 2006 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: 11 (5 titles, 6 runners-up)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
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 (5–6)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–2)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (0–1)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. February 15, 2004 Milan Indoor, Milan, Italy Hard (i) Italy Giorgio Galimberti United States Jared Palmer
Czech Republic Pavel Vizner
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. February 31, 2005 Milan Indoor, Milan, Italy Hard (i) Italy Giorgio Galimberti France Jean-Francois Bachelot
France Arnaud Clément
6–7(10-12), 7–6(8-6), 6–4
Winner 2. October 31, 2010 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Italy Potito Starace India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(8-6), 7–6(7-5)
Runner-up 2. January 8, 2011 Qatar ExxonMobil Open, Doha, Qatar Carpet Italy Andreas Seppi Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Marc López
3–6, 6–7(4-7)
Winner 3. June 18, 2011 UNICEF Open, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic František Čermák Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Winner 4. August 6, 2011 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Mexico Santiago González Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Brazil André Sá
7–6(7-1), 4–6, [11–9]
Winner 5. September 24, 2011 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy, Bucarest, Romania Clay Italy Potito Starace Austria Julian Knowle
Spain David Marrero
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 3. April 14, 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Italy Fabio Fognini Germany Dustin Brown
Australia Paul Hanley
5-7, 3-6
Runner-up 4. October 20, 2012 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Hard (i) Italy Simone Bolelli Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
5-7, 3-6
Runner-up 5. June 16, 2013 Gerry Weber Open, Halle, Germany Grass Israel Jonathan Erlich Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
2-6, 6-7(3-7)
Runner-up 6. August 2, 2014 Bet-at-home Cup Kitzbühel, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev Finland Henri Kontinen
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
1-6, 4-6

Grand Slam performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R A A A A A 0 / 3 1–3
French Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A A A A 0 / 3 0–3
Wimbledon 3R A A A A A 2R 2R 3R A A A A A A 0 / 4 6–4
U.S. Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A A A A 0 / 2 0–2
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 12 0 / 12
Grand Slam Win-Loss 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 3–4 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 7 / 12 7–12

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 2011 2012 2013 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Australian Open A A 1R 1R A 3R 3R QF 0 / 5 7–5
French Open A 1R 1R 1R 3R QF SF 1R 0 / 7 9–7
Wimbledon 1R 1R 2R A 1R 2R QF 1R 0 / 7 5–7
U.S. Open A 2R 2R A 2R 3R 1R 2R 0 / 6 6–6
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 25 NA
Grand Slam Win-Loss 0–1 1–3 2–4 0–2 3–3 8–4 9–4 4–4 NA 27–25

Playing style[edit]

Bracciali is known for his powerful serve. His groundstrokes are also reliable, especially his forehand.

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