Guillermo García-López

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Guillermo García-López
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the 2010 US Open 02.jpg
Country (sports)  Spain
Residence La Roda, Spain
Born (1983-06-04) 4 June 1983 (age 33)
La Roda, Spain
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Coach(es) Jose Luis Aparisi & Diego Dinomo
Prize money $6,372,343
Singles
Career record 260–287 (47.53% in Grand Slam and ATP World Tour main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 5
Highest ranking No. 23 (21 February 2011)
Current ranking No. 56 (11 July 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 4R (2015)
French Open 4R (2014)
Wimbledon 3R (2008)
US Open 3R (2015)
Doubles
Career record 86–142
Career titles 2
Highest ranking No. 47 (22 June 2015)
Current ranking No. 147 (2 may 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 3R (2014)
French Open 2R (2007, 2009, 2014)
Wimbledon 2R (2015)
US Open 3R (2009, 2014)
Last updated on: 1 February 2016.
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is García and the second or maternal family name is López.

Guillermo García-López (born 4 June 1983) is a professional male tennis player from Spain. He has won five singles titles and achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 23 in February 2011.

To date, he has collected twelve wins over top-10 players, including world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in 2010, and world No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in 2014.

Personal life[edit]

He is good friends with fellow Spanish tennis player Juan Carlos Ferrero, and both train at the JC Ferrero Equelite Tennis Academy in Villena, Spain.

Professional career[edit]

On 23 November 2009, García-López achieved his then career-high singles ranking of World No. 41 after winning his first round at Austrian Open. During the 2009 year, he beat 11th seed Fernando Verdasco in the first round of the 2009 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters and Women's Open, also beating Mikhail Youzhny in the second round. He fell to Julien Benneteau in the third round.

At the 2010 BNP Paribas Open, he upset World No. 9 Marin Čilić in the second round. García-López continued his good form into the next round by defeating 26th seed Thomaz Bellucci after losing the first set. However, he lost to Juan Mónaco in the fourth round.

At the 2010 Aegon International in Eastbourne, he made the final, but lost there to Michaël Llodra.

In the semifinals of the 2010 PTT Thailand Open, he recorded arguably the biggest win of his career, defeating World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, saving 24 of 26 break points, while converting his only opportunity to break Nadal.[1] He then went on to take his second title (his first on hard court) with a victory over Jarkko Nieminen.

He continued his form in the 2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo. He stretched his winning streak to seven by beating Rajeev Ram and Feliciano López, before falling to Viktor Troicki in the quarterfinals. Going into the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters 1000, he managed to battle fatigue with his newfound confidence, beating Eduardo Schwank, tenth seed Andy Roddick (who retired due to injury in the second set), and stunning seventh seed (and World No. 7) Tomáš Berdych to reach the quarterfinals. There, he went down against second seed and World No. 2 Novak Djokovic.

In 2012, he upset Andy Murray at Indian Wells in the second round. Garcia-Lopez also defeated fourth-seeded Pablo Andújar to enter the quarterfinals of the Mercedes Cup.[2]

ATP career finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runners-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 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (5–4)
Finals by Surface
Hard (2–1)
Clay (3–1)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 23 May 2009 Austrian Open, Kitzbühel, Austria Clay France Julien Benneteau 3–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Runner-up 1. 19 June 2010 Eastbourne International, Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass France Michaël Llodra 5–7, 2–6
Winner 2. 3 October 2010 Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Finland Jarkko Nieminen 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 28 April 2013 Romanian Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Rosol 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. 22 September 2013 St. Petersburg Open, St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Latvia Ernests Gulbis 6–3, 4–6, 0–6
Winner 3. 13 April 2014 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay Spain Marcel Granollers 5–7, 6–4, 6–3
Winner 4. 8 February 2015 Zagreb Indoors, Zagreb, Croatia Hard (i) Italy Andreas Seppi 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 5. 26 April 2015 Romanian Open, Bucharest, Romania Clay Czech Republic Jiří Veselý 7–6(7–5), 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up 4. 5 October 2015 Shenzhen Open, Shenzhen, China Hard Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 3–6, 6–7(7–9)

Doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runners-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 (0–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (2–5)
Finals by Surface
Hard (1–1)
Clay (1–4)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 24 July 2006 Croatia Open, Umag, Croatia Clay Spain Albert Portas Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Czech Republic David Škoch
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 16 July 2007 Stuttgart Open, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Spain Fernando Verdasco Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 4 October 2009 Thailand Open, Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Germany Mischa Zverev United States Eric Butorac
United States Rajeev Ram
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Winner 1. 8 January 2010 Qatar Open, Doha, Qatar Hard Spain Albert Montañés Czech Republic František Čermák
Slovakia Michal Mertiňák
6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 4. 28 July 2013 Swiss Open, Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Spain Pablo Andújar United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2. 2 March 2014 Brasil Open, São Paulo, Brazil Clay (i) Austria Philipp Oswald Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
5–7, 6–4, [15–13]
Runner-up 5. 13 July 2014 Stuttgart Open, Stuttgart, Germany Clay Austria Philipp Oswald Poland Mateusz Kowalczyk
Australia Artem Sitak
6-2, 1-6, [7-10]

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.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 4R 3R 14–12
French Open 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 1R 1R 4R 1R 2R 10–13
Wimbledon A 2R 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 7–12
US Open A 1R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 3R 8–11
Win–Loss 1–1 2–4 2–4 2–4 6–4 3–4 2–4 6–4 2–4 0–4 5–4 5–4 3–3 36–47
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells Masters A A A 3R 2R 1R 4R 2R 3R A A 2R 2R 9–8
Miami Open A A A 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R A 3R 3R 2R 6–9
Monte-Carlo Masters A 1R A 3R LQ A 1R 2R A A QF A 2R 6–5
Italian Open A A A A A LQ 3R 1R 2R A A 3R 2R 6–5
Madrid Open A A A LQ LQ 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R 6–8
Canadian Open A A A A A 1R A A A A 1R A 0–2
Cincinnati Masters A A A LQ A 3R A 1R A A 1R A 2–3
Shanghai Masters Not Masters Series 1R QF 2R Q2 A 1R 1R 4–5
Paris Masters A A A LQ LQ A A 2R 1R Q1 1R 1R 1–5
German Open A A 2R 1R A Not Masters Series 1–2
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 1–1 4–4 1–2 2–6 11–6 5–8 5–5 0–1 6–7 3–6 3–5 41–52
Career statistics
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–2 1–1 2–3 5–9
Year End Ranking 129 91 68 90 62 41 33 39 76 62 36 27

Doubles 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.
Tournament 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R A A 1R 1R 1R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R 4–9
French Open A A A 2R A 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 3R 5–8
Wimbledon A A A 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1–7
US Open A A 1R A 1R 3R 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 5–8
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–2 3–4 0–3 0–4 2–4 0–4 5–4 4–2 15–32

Wins over top 10 players[edit]

Season 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total
Wins 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 1 2 1 12
# Player Rank Event Surface Rd Score
2005
1. Spain Carlos Moyá 5 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard 1R 7–5, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3
2006
2. United States Andre Agassi 9 Delray Beach, United States Hard QF 6–4, 6–2
2009
3. Spain Fernando Verdasco 10 Cincinnati, United States Hard 1R 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
2010
4. Croatia Marin Čilić 9 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–1), 6–0
5. France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 10 Madrid, Spain Clay 2R 6–2, retired
6. Spain Rafael Nadal 1 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) SF 2–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–3
7. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 7 Shanghai, China Hard 3R 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2012
8. United Kingdom Andy Murray 4 Indian Wells, United States Hard 2R 7–6(7–4), 6–3
2013
9. Serbia Janko Tipsarević 10 Bucharest, Romania Clay QF 6–3, 3–6, 6–4
2014
10. Czech Republic Tomáš Berdych 5 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay 3R 4–6, 6–3, 6–1
11. Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 3 French Open, Paris, France Clay 1R 6–4, 5–7, 6–2, 6–0
2015
12. Croatia Marin Čilić 10 Rome, Italy Clay 1R 6–4, 6–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "García-López holds off perse Nadal, faces Nieminen for title". ATP World Tour. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Janko Tipsarevic storms into Mercedes Cup quarterfinals". The Times Of India. 12 July 2012. 

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