Daniele Bracciali

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Daniele Bracciali
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Country (sports) Italy
ResidenceArezzo, Italy
Born (1978-01-10) 10 January 1978 (age 40)
Arezzo, Italy
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired2015–2017 (banned)
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$1,831,148
Singles
Career record35–55
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 49 (May 8, 2006)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2006)
French Open1R (2005, 2006, 2007)
Wimbledon3R (1998, 2006)
US Open1R (2005, 2006)
Doubles
Career record153–153
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 21 (11 June 2012)
Current rankingNo. 95 (19 November 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2013)
French OpenSF (2012)
WimbledonQF (2012)
US Open3R (2011)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (2012)
French OpenSF (2012)
Wimbledon3R (2012)
US Open2R (2012)
Last updated on: 22 November 2018.

Daniele Bracciali (Italian pronunciation: [daˈnjɛːle bratˈtʃaːli]; born 10 January 1978) is an Italian former tennis player, best ranked world no. 100 in doubles. 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 and did not play for several years, but returned in 2017. In November 2018, Bracciali was once again given a life ban having been found guilty by the Tennis Integrity Unit.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

In 2015, the Italian Tennis Federation banned Bracciali and Starace lifelong.[5] After a long process, in autumn 2016 ATP confirmed the 2 years suspension, allows the players to play national events. In January 2018, the lifelong suspension was cancelled after absolution of both players. Bracciali came back on court in June 2018, but was once more banned, this time for life, in November of that year and was also fined $250,000.[1]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (1–0)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Apr 2006 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco International Clay Chile Nicolás Massú 6–1, 6–4

Doubles: 13 (6 titles, 7 runner-ups)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–0)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–0)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (6–7)
Titles by surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (3–4)
Grass (1–1)
Carpet (1–1)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (4–6)
Indoor (2–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2004 Milan Indoor, Italy International Carpet (i) Italy Giorgio Galimberti United States Jared Palmer
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
4–6, 4–6
Win 1–1 Feb 2005 Milan Indoor, Italy International Carpet (i) Italy Giorgio Galimberti France Arnaud Clément
France Jean-François Bachelot
6–7(8–10), 7–6(8–6), 6–4
Win 2–1 Oct 2010 St. Petersburg Open, Russia 250 Series Hard (i) Italy Potito Starace India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(8–6), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 2–2 Jan 2011 Qatar Open, Qatar 250 Series Hard Italy Andreas Seppi Spain Marc López
Spain Rafael Nadal
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 3–2 Jun 2011 Rosmalen Championships, Netherlands 250 Series Grass Czech Republic František Čermák Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 4–2 Aug 2011 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay Mexico Santiago González Brazil Franco Ferreiro
Brazil André Sá
7–6(7–1), 4–6, [11–9]
Win 5–2 Sep 2011 Romanian Open, Romania 250 Series Clay Italy Potito Starace Austria Julian Knowle
Spain David Marrero
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Loss 5–3 Apr 2012 Grand Prix Hassan II, Morocco 250 Series Clay Italy Fabio Fognini Germany Dustin Brown
Australia Paul Hanley
5–7, 3–6
Loss 5–4 Oct 2012 Kremlin Cup, Russia 250 Series Clay Italy Simone Bolelli Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
5–7, 3–6
Loss 5–5 Jun 2013 Halle Open, Germany 250 Series Grass Israel Jonathan Erlich Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
2–6, 6–7(3–7)
Loss 5–6 Aug 2014 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay Kazakhstan Andrey Golubev Finland Henri Kontinen
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
1–6, 4–6
Win 6–6 Jul 2018 Swiss Open, Switzerland 250 Series Clay Italy Matteo Berrettini Ukraine Denys Molchanov
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–5)
Loss 5–7 Aug 2018 Austrian Open Kitzbühel, Austria 250 Series Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis Czech Republic Roman Jebavý
Argentina Andrés Molteni
2–6, 4–6

Performance timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 0 / 3 1–3
French Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R 0 / 3 0–3
Wimbledon 3R A A A A A 2R 2R 3R Q3 0 / 4 6–4
US Open A A A A A A A 1R 1R A 0 / 2 0–2
Win–Loss 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 3–4 0–2 0 / 12 7–12

Doubles[edit]

Current through the 2018 Kremlin Cup.

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R A A A 3R 3R QF 2R 1R A A A 0 / 7 8–7
French Open A A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R A A 3R QF SF 1R 1R A A A 3R 0 / 9 11–9
Wimbledon A A A A A A A A 1R 1R 2R A A A 1R 2R QF 1R 1R A A A 1R 0 / 9 5–9
US Open A A A A A A A A A 2R 2R A A A 2R 3R 1R 2R 2R A A A 1R 0 / 8 7–8
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 2–4 0–2 0–0 0–0 3–3 8–4 9–4 4–4 2–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–3 0 / 33 31–33
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 3 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 2 6 / 13
Overall Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–0 4–4 16–9 6–17 4–6 0–0 1–1 10–5 31–21 36–28 18–30 17–22 0–1 0–0 0–0 9–7 153–153
Year-end ranking 1044 1091 614 370 326 277 158 173 91 73 147 323 837 99 58 30 24 57 59 N/A N/A N/A 50%

Playing style[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Daniele Bracciali: Italian player gets life ban for tennis match-fixing". BBC Sport. 21 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Daniele Bracciali at sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 October 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Italian duo hit with betting bans". BBC Sport. 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
  4. ^ http://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2014/10/15/scommesse-dopo-il-calcio-tocca-al-tennis-ombre-su-bracciali-e-starace/1155949/
  5. ^ Italian tennis players Daniele Bracciali, Potito Starace banned for fixing

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