Guido Pella

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Guido Pella
Guido Pella 7, 2015 Wimbledon Qualifying - Diliff.jpg
Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceBuenos Aires, Argentina
Born (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 28)
Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro2007
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$2,532,609
Official websiteguidopella.com
Singles
Career record64–80 (44.44% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Highest rankingNo. 39 (21 March 2016)
Current rankingNo. 62 (10 September 2018)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2016)
French Open2R (2013, 2016, 2018)
Wimbledon3R (2018)
US Open3R (2018)
Doubles
Career record12–28
Career titles0
1 Challenger, 8 Futures
Highest rankingNo. 119 (21 September 2015)
Current rankingNo. 159 (23 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018)
French Open2R (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2016)
US Open1R (2016, 2017, 2018)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2016)
Last updated on: 23 July 2018.

Guido Pella (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡiðo ˈpela];[2] Italian: [ˈɡwiːdo ˈpɛlla];[3][4] born 17 May 1990) is an Argentine professional tennis player. In March 2016, Pella reached his best singles rankings of world number 39. On 21 September 2015, he peaked at world number 119 in the doubles rankings.

Early life[edit]

His father, Carlos, first taught him the game at the age of five.[5] His sister, Catalina, is also a tennis player who competes mainly in ITF tournaments.[6]

Career[edit]

Junior career[edit]

As a junior Pella posted a 19–5 record in singles and reached as high as No. 42 in the combined world rankings in 2008.[7] Entering as a qualifier, he reached the semifinals of the French Open boys' singles in 2008, upsetting first-seeded Bernard Tomic in the quarterfinals (and losing to Jerzy Janowicz).

2006–2011[edit]

Pella started playing Futures tournaments in 2005, winning his first at Peru F3 in July 2008 without dropping a set. In the following years, he won six further Futures titles, all of them on clay. His first Challenger final came at Guayaquil, Ecuador in November 2011, losing the match to Matteo Viola in straight sets. He finished the 2011 season ranked world no. 350 in singles and no. 501 in doubles.

2012[edit]

Pella started his 2012 Challenger season in March, capturing his first title in that category at the Salinas Challenger in Ecuador, with a victory over Paolo Lorenzi in the final round. The following month, he won his first doubles Challenger title at the Pereira Challenger in Colombia, partnering Martín Alund.

In May, he entered the French Open qualifying draw, losing in the first round to former world no. 2 Tommy Haas.[8] In August, he won his first hard-court tournament at the Manta Challenger, beating Maximiliano Estévez in the final. In the US Open, he made it through the qualifying stage of the tournament, beating Lukáš Rosol to reach his first Grand Slam main-draw match, which he lost to Nikolay Davydenko in four sets.[9] In September, he defeated Alex Bogomolov, Jr. and Leonardo Kirche on his way to win the Campinas Challenger in Brazil.

He cracked the top 100 for the first time after winning the 2012 ATP Challenger Tour Finals, defeating Adrian Ungur in the final round.[10] Pella finished the year ranked world no. 97 in singles and world no. 187 in doubles,[11] a career high and a 249-spots improvement since the beginning of the season.

2013[edit]

Guido Pella entered the 2013 Australian Open main draw directly, but he lost in the first round to qualifier Amir Weintraub. He then competed in Viña del Mar, also losing in the first round, this time to countryman Federico Delbonis. The following week, he played at the Brasil Open, winning his first ATP World Tour-level match against sixth seed Fabio Fognini,[12] losing then in the second round to eventual finalist David Nalbandian. At 2013 Düsseldorf, he advanced to his first ATP SF starting as a qualifier, defeating No. 10 Janko Tipsarević along the way.

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 3 (3 runner-ups)[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 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Titles by setting
Outdoor (0–2)
Indoor (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Feb 2016 Rio Open, Brazil 500 Series Clay Uruguay Pablo Cuevas 4–6, 7–6(7–5), 4–6
Loss 0–2 May 2017 Bavarian Championships, Germany 250 Series Clay Germany Alexander Zverev 4–6, 3–6
Loss 0–3 Jul 2018 Croatia Open Umag, Croatia 250 Series Clay Italy Marco Cecchinato 2–6, 6–7(4–7)

Team competition finals: 1 (1 title)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partners Opponents Score
Winner 1. 25–27 November 2016 Davis Cup, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Argentina Juan Martín del Potro
Argentina Federico Delbonis
Argentina Leonardo Mayer
Croatia Marin Čilić
Croatia Ivo Karlović
Croatia Ivan Dodig
Croatia Franko Škugor
3–2

Challenger career finals[edit]

Singles: 12 (12–2)[edit]

Legend
ATP Challenger Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP Challengers (11–2)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–0)
Clay (10–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 27 November 2011 Guayaquil, Ecuador Clay Italy Matteo Viola 4–6, 1–6
Winner 3 March 2012 Salinas, Ecuador Clay Italy Paolo Lorenzi 1–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 5 August 2012 Manta, Ecuador Hard Argentina Maximiliano Estévez 6–4, 7–5
Winner 23 September 2012 Campinas, Brazil Clay Brazil Leonardo Kirche 6–4, 6–0
Winner 1 December 2012 São Paulo, Brazil Hard (i) Romania Adrian Ungur 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 6 October 2013 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Argentina Facundo Argüello 6–1, 6–0
Winner 17 November 2014 Lima, Peru Clay Australia Jason Kubler 6–2, 6–4
Winner 31 March 2015 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Republic of Ireland James McGee 6–3, 6–3
Winner 27 April 2015 São Paulo, Brazil Clay Sweden Christian Lindell 7–5, 7–6(7–1)
Runner-up 11 May 2015 Heilbronn, Germany Clay (i) Germany Alexander Zverev 1–6, 6–7(7–9)
Winner 4 October 2015 Porto Alegre, Brazil Clay Argentina Diego Schwartzman 6–3, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 22 November 2015 Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Spain Íñigo Cervantes 7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Winner 2 July 2017 Milan, Italia Clay Argentina Federico Delbonis 6–2, 2–1 Ret.
Winner 12 August 2017 Floridablanca, Colombia Clay Argentina Facundo Argüello 6–2, 6–4

Singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R A A 2R 1R 1R 0 / 4 1–4 20%
French Open A Q1 2R Q2 Q2 2R 1R 2R 0 / 4 3-4 43%
Wimbledon A A 1R A Q3 1R A 3R 0 / 3 2–3 40%
US Open A 1R 1R Q1 1R 2R 2R 0 / 5 2–5 29%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–4 0–0 0–1 3–4 1–3 3–3 0 / 16 8–16 33%

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Total
Wins 1 0 0 0 1 1 3
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score Pella Rank
2013
1. Serbia Janko Tipsarević 10 Düsseldorf, Germany Clay 2R 7–6(7–1), 6–1 101
2017
2. Austria Dominic Thiem 7 Chengdu, China Hard 2R 7–6(8–6), 6–4 72
2018
3. Croatia Marin Čilić 5 Wimbledon, United Kingdom Grass 2R 3–6, 1–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–3), 7–5 82

References[edit]

  1. ^ ATP Rankings
  2. ^ "The pronunciation by Guido Pella himself". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  3. ^ Luciano Canepari. "Guido". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  4. ^ Luciano Canepari. "pella". DiPI Online (in Italian). Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. ^ "ATP Profile". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Catalina Pella ITF Profile". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  7. ^ "ITF Junior Profile". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Tommy Haas vs. Guido Pella – French Open Qualifying R1". RolandGarros.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Nikolay Davydenko vs. Guido Pella – US Open R1". USOpen.org. Archived from the original on 28 October 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Pella wins ATP Challenger Tour Finals crown". ATPWorldTour.com. 1 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Guido Pella 2012 ATP Rankings history". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 20 December 2012.
  12. ^ "Tuvo su primera vez". Ole. Retrieved 12 February 2012.

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