Federico Delbonis

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Federico Delbonis
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Delbonis at the 2015 French Open
Country (sports)  Argentina
Residence Azul, Argentina
Born (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 25)
Azul, Argentina[1]
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Turned pro 2007
Plays Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $1,795,608
Singles
Career record 77–79
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 33 (9 May 2016)
Current ranking No. 40 (11 July 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2016)
French Open 2R (2013)
Wimbledon 1R (2014, 2015, 2016)
US Open 2R (2014)
Doubles
Career record 19–37
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 150 (March 3, 2014)
Current ranking No. 181 (2 May 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 1R (2014, 2015, 2016)
French Open 2R (2016)
Wimbledon 2R (2016)
US Open 2R (2015)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (2015)
Last updated on: 2 May 2016.

Federico Delbonis[1] (born 5 October 1990) is an Argentine professional tennis player.

Tennis career[edit]

Delbonis earned five Challenger and Futures titles from the time he turned professional in 2009 until 2013.

2013 First ATP Final[edit]

He qualified at the 2013 International German Open and beat Tommy Robredo, Dmitry Tursunov and Fernando Verdasco. He beat the Spaniard in a tight three-setter to set up a meeting in the semifinals with Roger Federer. Here, Delbonis scored by far the biggest win of his career, defeating Federer in two tiebreaks to book his place in his first ATP Tour final. He finished runner-up to Fabio Fognini, squandering a set and 4–1 lead and failing to convert three match points. This performance raised his ranking into the top 100 for the first time in his career.

2014 First ATP Title[edit]

In 2014 he went on to win his first ATP title when he defeated Paolo Lorenzi, 4–6, 6–3, 6–4, at the 2014 Brasil Open. It was their first tour level match against each other, however Lorenzi has won against Delbonis in past three Challenger events. The win enabled to reach a new men's singles high ranking of 44.

2016: Second career title best season and best ranking[edit]

Delbonis started his season at the 2016 Apia International Sydney. He beat Sam Groth in the first round in straight sets. In his second round he played Teymuraz Gabashvili losing in straight sets 3-6 3-6. Delbonis then played at the first major of the year at the 2016 Australian Open. In the first round he upset 22nd seed Ivo Karlović after Karlović had to retire in the third set. Delbonis then reached the third round of a major for the first time in his career after beating Renzo Olivo in the second round in five sets. He then lost in straight sets to 14th seed Gilles Simon 3-6 2-6 1-6.

Delbonis next played at the 2016 Argentina Open. He beat 6th seed Fabio Fognini in the first round after being a set down. He lost his second round match to eventual finalist Nicolás Almagro 3-6 6-4 4-6. Delbonis played in another clay court tournament at the 2016 Rio Open. In his first round he beat 6th seed Jack Sock in straight sets. He followed this up with another win in straight sets in the second round beating Paolo Lorenzi. He then lost in the quarterfinals against eventual champion Pablo Cuevas 4-6 6-7(4-7). He then played in his third straight clay court tournament at the 2016 Brasil Open as the 4th seed. He got a bye pass in the first round. In the second round he beat Diego Schwartzman after being a set down. In the quarterfinals he lost to Íñigo Cervantes 6-7(6-8)6-2 4-6.

Delbonis next competed at the first Masters 1000 of the year at the 2016 Indian Wells Masters. In the first round he defeated Santiago Giraldo in straight sets. In the second round he defeated 32nd seed João Sousa also in straight sets. In the third round Delbonis earned his biggest win of his career defeating 2nd seed Andy Murray in three sets 6-4 4-6 7-6(7-3). This was Delbonis's third top 10 win. In the fourth round he lost to 13th seed Gaël Monfils in straight sets 3-6 4-6. Delbonis next competed at the 2016 Miami Open. In the first round he defeated wildcard Elias Ymer in three sets. In the second round he lost to 26th seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-7(8-10)6-4 4-6.

Delbonis next chose to compete at the 2016 Grand Prix Hassan II as the 4th seed. He received a bye pass for the first round. In the second round he defeated Thiemo de Bakker in straight sets. He then defeated 7th seed Pablo Carreño Busta in the quarterfinals also in straight sets. In the semifinals In the semifinals he defeated Albert Montañés once again in straight sets. He won his second career title without dropping a set the entire tournament by defeating 3rd seed Borna Ćorić in the final 6-2 6-4. He then competed at the 2016 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters. He had a disappointing loss to wildcard Fernando Verdasco 0-6 3-6. Delbonis then played at the 2016 BRD Năstase Țiriac Trophy as the 3rd seed. He received a bye pass in the first round. In the second round he defeated Illya Marchenko in straight sets. In the quarterfinals he defeated Marco Cecchinato also in straight sets. In the semifinals he lost to Lucas Pouille 3-6 2-6.

Delbonis then competed at the 2016 Istanbul Open as the 4th seed. He received a bye pass for the first round. In the second round he defeated Dudi Sela in three sets. In the quarterfinal he defeated Albert Ramos-Viñolas in straight sets. In the semifinals he lost to eventual champion Diego Schwartzman despite winning the first set 7-6(7-5)3-6 2-6. Delbonis then competed at the 2016 Geneva Open as the 6th seed. In the first round he defeated wildcard Janko Tipsarević in straight sets. In the second round he defeated last years champion Thomaz Bellucci in straight sets. In the quarterfinals he lost to 3rd seed and eventual runner up Marin Čilić 4-6 3-6. Delbonis next competed at the second major of the year at the 2016 French Open as the 31st seed which marks the first time Delbonis has been seeded at a major. He was eliminated in the first round losing to Pablo Carreño Busta in four sets 6-7(3-7)7-6(7-4)4-6 4-6.

Delbonis next competed at the 3rd major of the year at the 2016 Wimbledon Championships. In the first round faced Fabio Fognini losing in an epic five setter 4-6 6-1 7-6(7-3)2-6 3-6 Delbonis then played for Argentina at Davis Cup. He beat Andreas Seppi and Fabio Fognini both in four sets to help them clinch the tie 3-1.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (2 titles, 2 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 (0–1)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–1)
Finals by Surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (0–0)
Finals by Setting
Outdoor (1–2)
Indoor (1–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. July 21, 2013 German Open, Hamburg, Germany Clay Italy Fabio Fognini 6–4, 6–7(8–10), 2–6
Winner 1. March 2, 2014 Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brasil Clay (i) Italy Paolo Lorenzi 4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2. May 24, 2014 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur, Nice, France Clay Latvia Ernests Gulbis 1–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 2. April 10, 2016 Grand Prix Hassan II, Marrakesh, Morocco Clay Croatia Borna Ćorić 6–2, 6–4

ATP Challenger & ITF Futures[edit]

Singles titles (7)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Series (6)
ITF Futures Series (1)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1 January 2009 Guatemala Guatemala F1 Hard Brazil Nicolás Santos 6–3, 6–4
2. 24 August 2009 Italy Manerbio, Italy Clay Portugal Leonardo Tavares 6–1, 6–3
3. 25 April 2010 Italy Rome, Italy Clay Germany Florian Mayer 6–3, 6–4
4. 27 January 2013 Colombia Bucaramanga, Colombia Clay United States Wayne Odesnik 7–6(7–4), 6–3
5. 14 April 2013 Colombia Barranquilla, Colombia Clay Argentina Facundo Bagnis 6–3, 6–2
6. 14 April 2015 United States Sarasota, USA Clay Argentina Facundo Bagnis 6–4, 6–2
7. 28 June 2015 Italy Milan, Italy Clay Brazil Rogério Dutra Silva 6–1, 7–6(8–6)

Singles runner-up (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 16 March 2009 Italy Italy F3 Clay Sweden Tim Goransson 4–6, 3–6
2. 23 October 2009 Argentina Argentina F7 Clay Chile Jorge Aguilar 3–6, 4–6
3. 4 April 2010 Italy Napoli, Italy Clay Portugal Rui Machado 4–6, 4–6
4. 12 July 2010 Italy Rimini, Italy Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 2–6, 0–6
5. 26 September 2013 Czech Republic Liberec, Czech Republic Clay Czech Republic Jiří Veselý 7–6(7–2) 6–7(9–11) 4–6

Wins over top 10 players per season[edit]

# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2013
1. Switzerland Roger Federer 5 German Open Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany Clay SF 7–6(9–7), 7–6(7–4)
2015
2. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 9 Geneva Open, Geneva, Switzerland Clay QF 6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–4
2016
3. United Kingdom Andy Murray 2 BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, California Hard 3R 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–3)

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF R# RR Q# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (R#) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent from tournament; played in a (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; won a (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; or (NH) tournament not held.
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 through the 2016 French Open.

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 A A A 1R 1R 3R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
French Open Q1 Q2 Q2 2R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
Wimbledon A Q1 A A 1R 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
US Open A Q1 Q1 Q1 2R 1R 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–4 0–4 2–2 0 / 11 4–11 27%
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A 1R 2R 4R 0 / 3 4–3 57%
Miami A A A A 1R 2R 2R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
Monte Carlo A Q1 1R A 1R A 1R 0 / 3 0–3 0%
Madrid A Q2 2R A 1R Q2 A 0 / 2 1–2 33%
Rome A Q2 A A 1R Q2 A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Canada A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Cincinnati A A A A 1R A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Shanghai NH A A Q2 Q1 A 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Paris A A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 0–7 2–2 4–3 0 / 14 7–14 33%
National Representation
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics Not Held A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0  – 
Davis Cup Singles
World Group A A A A PO SF 0 / 1 1-0 100%
Win–Loss 0-0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–0 0 / 1 1–0 94%
Career statistics
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 2 2 9 8 28 11 60
Titles 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Finals Reached 0 0 0 1 2 0 2
Overall Win–Loss 0–2 3–2 6–9 12–8 20–27 11–11 1 / 60 52–60 46%
Win % 0% 60% 40% 60% 43% 50% 46%
Year End Ranking 160 166 133 55 60 52 $1,493,572

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Current till 2016 Australian Open.

Tournament 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 1R 1R 1R 0–3
French Open A 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Wimbledon A 1R A 0–1
US Open 1R 1R 2R 1–3
Win–Loss 0–1 0–4 1–3 1–2 2–10

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